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5 Things to be Sure to Bring to the Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks are this Saturday, July 4 at Ah Nab Awen Park!

In preparation for this fun, family event, we've compiled a list of the five essential things that you should bring with you to make sure you fully enjoy the festivities!

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Karl Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Karl came calling today.

Karl visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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100.5 The River’s July 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Edwin McCain's I'll Be

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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Another Michigan Earthquake? 3.3 Magnitude Quake Confirmed Near Battle Creek

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded roughly 8 miles north of Union City, near Battle Creek, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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2015 Michigan Governor’s Service Award Winners Include West Michigan People and Businesses

Governor Rick Snyder presented the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards to ten extraordinary volunteers and organizations at Monday night’s annual Governor's Service Awards at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.

Winners were selected from 40 finalists and included West Michigan-area people and businesses.

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Byron Center Survey Focuses on Racial Equity and Neighborhood Change

VoiceGR is an annual survey conducted by researchers at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

Johnson Center at GVSU has announced that the VoiceGR survey is expanding to include surveys for Byron Center and Muskegon this year with an emphasis on questions focusing on racial equity and neighborhood change.

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Michigan Named the Best State in the U.S. by Website

A website has confirmed something we Michiganders have known for years: we live in the best state in America!

Thrillist ranked all 50 states in their list of "The Definitive and Final Ranking of all 50 States."

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Grand Rapids’ LGBTQA Community Celebrates SCOTUS’ Decision [Photos]

Following the United States' Supreme Court's ruling early Friday that bans on same-sex marriage in states like Michigan are unConstitutional, therefore making same-sex marriage legal across the country, folks in West Michigan celebrated!

They celebrated by going to their local court houses to get married, and by gathering at some of their local watering holes to hug, eat pizza and cake, and celebrate together. That is definitely what I discovered when I wandered down to The Apartment Lounge, anyway.

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New Movies Include ‘Ted 2,’ ‘Max’ and ‘Big Game’ [Video]

This week's new releases will attempt to give Inside Out and Jurassic World some competition.

View all of this week's new movies with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Adopt Miss Katy From Crash’s Landing

As we prepare to celebrate our country's independence, why not show your patriotism by giving back and adopting a cat who needs a home?

Meet Miss Katy from Crash's Landing!

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Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
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Local Triathlon Athletes Competing in Sweden for Team USA

Big congratulations to local Triathlon athletes who qualified for Team USA and are competing in Sweden!

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