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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Michigan Works! Holds Event to Help Laid-Off Lamar Construction Workers

Last week, Lamar Construction shut down its construction and structural steel divisions and filed for bankruptcy, leaving almost 180 West Michigan residents unemployed. The Ottawa County Michigan Works! office plans to hold an event next week to offer some help for those who lost their jobs. 

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Vote for New Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor

What does winter taste like in West Michigan?

I know, it's only July, we shouldn't even be thinking about winter yet! But what if it involves ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan have teamed up to find a new flavor for the winter season. Cast your vote for what you think should be the next Hudsonville ice cream!

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Derek Jeter Tribute Shows Respect from Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jay Z, Others [Video]

New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter has had a charmed baseball career, we all know that. He gets the ultimate thank you in this moving commercial thanking him.

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Kentwood Tornado Assistance Meeting Tonight

Kentwood residents affected by  the tornado that struck the area Sunday, July 6 are invited to a community resource meeting. It's 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, located at 610 52nd St SE (map). 

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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected in Lake Michigan [Video]

Heads up if you're heading to the Michigan lakeshore later today and Tuesday!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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The B.O.B. Reopens Following Liquor License Suspension

The B.O.B. is back in business, starting today.

The restaurant and entertainment complex has been closed since July 3 because of a suspension of their state liquor license.

The downtown Grand Rapids establishment's license was suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission after the death of a patron who fell down a back stairway while intoxicated. The state argued that servers at The B.O.B. had over-served Kevin O'Brien in 2013, when he fell to his death.

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Dozens Sent to Hospital After Chlorine Release at Michigan’s Adventure

Fire trucks, ambulances and police rushed to Michigan's Adventure near Muskegon about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after a chlorine release at the park's Lazy River and Wave Pool.

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Fourth Annual Summer Craft Beer Festival: July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids

The Summer Craft Beer Festival is returning.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival is 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, and is co-sponsored by 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 98.7 WFGR, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

At Summer Craft Beer Festival, enjoy samples of more than 100 beers, ciders and mead from some of the country’s best craft breweries -- currently at about four dozen confirmed and still counting!

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Schuler Books Parodies Lorde’s ‘Royals’ With Their Own Version ‘Indies’ [Video]

Brick and mortar bookstores are becoming harder and harder to come by. With the invention of ereaders, many have taken all of their reading digital to conserve time, money and space. But, if you're like me, you still like the feeling of having the physical book in your hand, still love browsing through the rows and rows of books at bookstores, and have a deep love for "new book smell."

Schuler Books in Grand Rapids had to close the doors of two of their three stores in Grand Rapids the past couple years, but their store at 2660 28th Street SE remains. They decided to parody Lorde's "Royals" with their own version "Indies" to discuss the advantages of going to a bookstore as opposed to just downloading books.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘Road to Paloma,’ ‘Land Ho!’ and ‘Boyhood’ [Video]

Hold onto your butts this weekend at the movies!

With summer in full swing, the five -- that's right, five -- new releases are packed with action, terror and plenty of big laughs (and a little heart, too, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Of course, looming over the quintet is a sequel prequel in the third series of "Planet of the Apes" movies.

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