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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Channel 95.7′s World’s Largest Dog Wash Goes to the Dogs for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids [Photos]

Woof. woof. Wash. wash. Wag. wag.

It was a sunny Sunday for Channel 95.7’s 12th annual World’s Largest Dog Wash to benefit Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids, brought to you by Bissell.

The fun-filled, family-friendly, Fido-focused, four-hour festival at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park barked up with hundreds of participants -- both two- and four-legged varieties -- as part of the West Michigan Whitecaps' Dog Days Game.

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And The Grandwich Winner IS…

A LOT of people showed up to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, Aug. 1, to sample the Top 10 finalists in this year's Grandwich competition.

Everyone who made a $5 donation to Kids Food Basket could sample the sandwiches and vote for thePeople's Choice winner.

So... who won?

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Ionia County Sheriff’s Department Warns Of Scam

Deputies are warning the community of a phone scam where people are being asked to send money to avoid being arrested.

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Take New Survey to Help Influence Future Events in Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. are asking residents to take a survey to help shape future events in Grand Rapids.

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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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Channel 95.7 Playlist — August 2014 Top Songs

Check out the 40 songs in Channel 957‘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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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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Wendy Tries Out Alaskan Brewing Company [Photos]

The Summer Craft Beer Festival may be over, but Grand Rapids is beer city USA, so there's always something beer-related happening.

This morning, the folks from Alaskan Brewing Company came by to visit, tell us about their beers, and let us try some out. 

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Meet Lily – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Trudy from the Humane Society stopped by with Lily.

Lily is a one-year-old Guinea Pig who would make a wonderful pet for your family. Guinea Pigs love to be held and cuddled.  

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Big sister cries over her little brother

I am sure every sister feels this way when there brother is still a baby and that is the case here with Sadie and not wanting her baby brother to grow up.

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