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Doting Grandson Shaves Off Beard for Grandmother’s 100th Birthday [Video]

When it comes to birthday presents, you could say this guy shaved the best for last.

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Meet Fastest Pancake Flipper in the World [Video]

Making pancakes can be a fun treat, but it may not be nearly as fun as watching this guy whip up a batch.

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Jackie’s First Time At The Batting Cages

I've always been intrigued by batting cages but never actually went. I decided why not give it a whirl! I went out the other day and picked the "slow" setting (duh).

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Jackie’s Shoot With Jason Hite Continued

Here are just a couple more photos Jason sent me from our shoot this past week! We had some fun in downtown Grand Rapids off the Kent Trails.

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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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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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Woman Fights Off Mugger, Gives Him Back His Shoes [Video]

When confronted by a mugger, it's tough to maintain your composure, let alone adhere to social decorum, but somehow this woman does it in spades.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]

While the long Independence Day weekend may be over, there's still plenty of summer left and boating to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to keep yourself, those around you and others as safe as possible when boating.

One main tip: Keep your boat afloat; don't sink out there. And if you do or must, there are steps to take when that happens to protect and preserve your safety.

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Funeral Service Planned For Grand Rapids Businessman Peter Wege

Family and friends, along with the community of Grand Rapids, will remember the life of businessman and philanthropist Peter Wege on Friday morning.

Wege died on Monday at the age of 94.

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Awesome Amy Visits GRD

You may remember a while back that I used to receive phone calls from "awesome Amy". The phone calls have kind of stopped and we haven't heard much from Amy in a very long time.

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Jackie’s Throwback Thursday

My throwback photo this week takes us back to last November to my Bachelorette party! I had the most amazing time downtown Grand Rapids! I just love this city!

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