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Daredevil Circus Company Performs at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

A homegrown Grand Rapids circus troupe is performing Saturday in a return show for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Daredevil Circus Company brings its Cirque du Soleil-style show to the Amway Family Fireworks at 8 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Philadelphia Phillies Play-By-Play Guy Catches Home Run Ball [Video]

It's always fun to see a great catch by a fan when a foul ball or home run ball lands in the stands at a baseball game.

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the awesome video of a dad who snagged a ball while carrying his kid up the tunnel from the concourse.

This time around, it was a play-by-play guy, not a fan, who made the catch.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: CNBC Host Outs Apple CEO Tim Cook [Video]

New York Times columnist James Stewart was a guest on CNBC the other day, talking about former BP executive John Browne's book, "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good for Business." The book focuses on gay executives, including CEOs of big companies.

During the segment, Stewart commented on how he called many companies for comment, but no one was willing to go on the record about the topic. CNBC "Squawk on the Street" co-host Simon Hobbs then spoke up, saying that he was fairly confident that Apple CEO Tim Cook was out of the closet. Everyone just kind of froze, and things sure got awkward.

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Fireworks Season Means Enjoying Community Displays, Celebrating Safely [Video/Infographic]

It's the season for fireworks, which are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.

July 4 marks the 238th anniversary this year of the United States' independence from England through the Declaration of Independence. It means celebrating our nation's founding through community events, with professionally-done aerial fireworks displays such as the Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

If consumer fireworks are used at home or elsewhere, enjoy them safely to protect lives and property while embracing Independence Day.

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Re/Max of Grand Rapids’ Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon at Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

But before that colorful display next Saturday, Re/Max of Grand Rapids' Family Fun Zone from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST at Ah-Nab-Awen park.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Can’t be a Real Sex Toy, Right? [Video]

Just when you think you've seen it all, here comes another video of a product that proves you wrong.

Earlier this week, we shared video of a machine to help you donate sperm.

We are still not sure if that was real, and we're also unsure if this new product is real or not.

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Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]

Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season 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.

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

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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