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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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100.5 The River’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Check out the 40 songs in The River‘s rotation for the month of November.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Get On Up’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ [Video]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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John Rodriguez, ThinkStock
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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images
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Detroit Tiger Andy Dirks in West Michigan This Weekend for Injury Rehab Assignment

Former West Michigan Whitecap and current Detroit Tiger Andy Dirks will continue his injury rehabilitation assignment by joining the West Michigan Whitecaps for 6 games.

Dirks will be with the Whitecaps for their weekend series at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
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The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs Appointed to New Detroit Bridge Authority

West Michigan will have a strong voice in the design, construction and financing of the new international Crossing between Michigan and Canada. The Right Place, Inc., CEO Birgit Klohs has been appointed to serve on a new six-person Crossing Authority.

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Bonnie the Chicken
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Kent County Youth Fair Open Monday in Lowell [Audio]

The Kent County Youth Fair will be going Hog Wild this year when it opens next week in Lowell, and Bonnie the chicken came in to tell me all about it.

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Muskegon Police Department
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Police Searching For Missing Muskegon Man

Muskegon Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen around 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver later Saturday afternoon.

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Share Your Grand Rapids Christmas Memories at Special Event [Video]

Yes, it's Christmas in July as Fubble Entertainment wants you to share your memories of Christmas in downtown Grand Rapids in the 1960s.

It's all part of a fundraising plan to raise the money necessary to produce a movie called "The Santa Hat" about Christmas in Grand Rapids.

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DNR Planning a Prescribed Burn on the Grand River in Ottawa County

The Department of Natural Resources is planning a prescribed burn on the Grand River in Spring Lake Township sometime this summer or early fall.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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