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Courtesy of Upstage Crew Blues Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Upstage Crew Blues Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Upstage Crew Blues Band!

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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Tyler Howe Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Tyler Howe!

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JaySi/ ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids Pools Open on Fourth of July Thanks to Donation

This Saturday, July 4th, all three Grand Rapids' pools will be open!

Normally, the pools are closed on the holiday, but this year, thanks to a generous donation, GR pools are open for Fourth of July swimming! 

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Lake Michigan Sunset, Grand Haven (Townsquare Media)
Lake Michigan Sunset, Grand Haven (Townsquare Media)
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Michigan Ranked No. 6 Best State to Make a Living by Finance Website

Michigan has really been cleaning up on the "best" lists!

Recently named The Best State in the U.S. by Thrillist, Michigan is also getting props as one of the top states to make a living by finance website MoneyRates!

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Big Lake Brewing’s Overtime IPA

Big Lake Brewing
Address: 977 Butternut Avenue, Suite #4, Holland, Michigan 49424
Website: http://biglakebrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 796-8888
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m - 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.

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EB Coffee & Pub
EB Coffee & Pub
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EB Coffeee & Pub’s Brazil Sweet Bourbon Blonde

EB Coffee & Pub
Address: 8980 North Rogers Court, Suite D, Caledonia, MI 49316
Website: http://ebcoffeepub.com/
Telephone: (616) 891-7700
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 7

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Cranker's Ambrosia Honey Kolsch
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Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery’s Ambrosia Honey Kolsch

Cranker's Restaurant & Brewery
Address: 454 68th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Website: http://www.crankersbrewery.com/
Telephone: (616) 827-1919
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday,

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Courtesy of Elk Brewing
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Elk Brewing’s English IPA

Elk Brewing
Address: 700 Wealthy St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: http://elkbrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 238-5227
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m - 12 a.m.; Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 a.m; Sunday, noon - 11 p.m.

English IPA

 

Elk Brewing's Beer of

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Johnnie Walker/Townsquare Media
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5 Things to be Sure to Bring to the Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks are this Saturday, July 4 at Ah Nab Awen Park!

In preparation for this fun, family event, we've compiled a list of the five essential things that you should bring with you to make sure you fully enjoy the festivities!

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Fracking Did Not Cause Michigan Earthquake, WMU Scientist Says

The second earthquake in almost two months happened in Michigan on Tuesday.

The 3.3 magnitude quake occurred around 11:42a.m., in rural Calhoun County, near Tekonsha, about 20 miles from the epicenter of the May earthquake in Kalamazoo County.

Scientists from Western Michigan University and the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake is not related to fracking, MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports. 

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Courtesy Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Elsa/Getty Images
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Lady Godiva’s Showgirls Sold, Will be Turned Into Apartments

A very highly sought after piece of real estate in downtown Grand Rapids has been sold, and developers plan to put in apartments and condos where a strip club once stood.

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