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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Supreme

You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Featured in 1997 Newspaper Article

Over the weekend, Free Beer was at his parent's house and came across a box of old stuff from the early days of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

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Bike Run for Wes Leonard Heart Team to Benefit Kids

Tomorrow, in Ada, at 6308 East Fulton Street, get on your motorcycle and ride to raise money and awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in kids.

100% of the profit will go to benefit the Wes Leonard Heart Team, to allow the donation of more AED defibrillators to Michigan schools, and help certify more people in CPR and AED use.

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RECALL: Chicken Caesar Salad Kits

You may want to check the fridge or cupboards if you have any "salad kits" at home.

APPA Fine Foods and Sam's Club are recalling their "Chicken Caesar Salad Kits" sold because of concerns about possible Listeria contamination

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Go Polish This Weekend in Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle

This weekend is the Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival, at Rosa Parks Circle here in downtown Grand Rapids.

If you haven't eaten some good Polish food, you should come down and try it!  A few of us made the insanely long trek across our massive parking lot, across the street, and into Rosa Parks Circle to feast on some great Polish food for lunch!

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New Movies This Week: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ [Video]

Three new movies hit theaters this coming weekend—a comic book sequel (yes, another one), a teen tearjerker and an inspiring high-school football tale.

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Father and Son to Run Across U.S. 50 Miles Per Day for 70 Days [Video]

Shaun Evans and his 8-year-old son, Shamus, are doing something that will make you look like you're the laziest person in the world. And it's all for a great cause. Oh, and it's a great, heartwarming story as well.

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of 2012's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America.

Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the Connecticut massacre, and her son was uninjured in the attack.

Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, gut-wrenching and encouraging all at once. Read it after the jump.

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Surprise! Grand Rapids’ Teazers Bar & Grill Closes

In a sort of surprise move, the North Monroe neighborhood bar Teazers Bar & Grill closed Thursday night.

The bar has been purchased and a new eating-and-drinking establishment is going to take its place.

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Can You Guess the Celebrity Cleavage?

Today's mystery woman is a 38-year-old actress who was born in Madrid, Spain.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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