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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and even at the beach, here's a tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘Think Like a Man Too’ [Video]

This weekend, we get two new movies that aren't your traditional summer fare—the first an adaptation of a beloved musical, the other a sequel to a somewhat surprising hit from not long ago.

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RECALL – Velveeta Cheese Sold At WalMart Stores In Michigan

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in at least 12 states (including Michigan) because the cheese in question contains "insufficient levels of sorbic acid".

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Channel 95-7 Listeners Get Photos Taken With ‘Bruno Mars’ [PHOTOS]

Bruno Mars entertained thousands Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena. Before the show, we decided to help our listeners get a photo with Bruno! (Okay, it was a cardboard cut out of Bruno that I made in my office on Tuesday morning, but it's kinda the same?) Thanks to our street teamer Michael Corn for taking these awesome shots!

Check out the photos of what turned out to be an AMAZING night!

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101 Year Old West Michigan Woman Catches Cash Thief

A 101 year old woman living in a retirement community set a trap to catch a cash thief working in the community and it worked!

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Talks Budget Cuts [Video]

Facing a $13.5 million deficit due to a projected enrollment decline of 400 students, Grand Rapids Public Schools may have to make some tough decisions.

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Wendy Keeps Scaring Herself With A Bruno Mars Cardboard Cut Out [Video]

In preparation for tonight's Bruno Mars concert at Van Andel Arena, I decided to make a cardboard cut out of the man of the evening so that you all can "have your picture taken with Bruno Mars" as you're walking into the arena tonight!

It was a good idea (we did the same thing with Adam Levine when Maroon 5 was here), but I brought it into the studio with me, and now every time I walk in, it scares the crap out of me.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Schools ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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Beer is Here! 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference is in Beer City USA

The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

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Eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) on Beaver Island in Michigan. (Getty Images/ Photo Researchers)
Eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) on Beaver Island in Michigan. (Getty Images/ Photo Researchers)
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DNR Offers Tips For People Who Encounter Snakes

If you're like me, when you encounter a snake you quickly scream and run away. Don't judge. Our friends at the DNR put together a cheat sheet on what to do if you come across our slithery little friends.

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