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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaked Out By Wasp During Weather Report [Video]

Meteorologists are a rare breed.

They have no problem standing outside in a crazy storm to report the weather. Why they can't just set up a camera outside and do the report from the safety and convenience of a studio, we are still not sure. But whatever.

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Returns to Hometown of Greenville Through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer [Photos]

Deann Oliver greeted an unexpected soldier Saturday.

In helping welcome home returning U.S. military personnel at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, she was doing a supportive shift with fellow Blue Star Mothers of America members and Patriot Guard Riders. A handful of families had already been reunited with loved ones when her eyes fell on someone she wasn’t expecting to see until at least next week: U.S. Army Spec. Mitch Oliver. It was her son.

Deann shrieked with delight, clutching into her knees just beyond Gate B as others in two greeting lines, many holding and waving American flags, clapped, smiled and cried tears of joy. Also beaming was Mitch, who had a bouquet of red roses for his mother snuck to him by his father, Gary Oliver.

He was flown in through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer, a contest sponsored by Ed Koehn Automotive Group in conjunction with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and affiliated stations 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7 (WLHT), 100.5 The River (WTRV) and 1410 AM The Touch (WNWZ).

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble Postponed to Aug. 1

Because of inclement weather and water flooding portions of the North Kent Golf Course near Rockford, the Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble originally scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed.

The new date: Aug. 1.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year 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.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing 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.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: German Shepherd Puppy Drives Car Into Pond [Video]

Oh, puppies. What's not to love? They're adorable and cute and cuddly and adorable.

Sure, every now and then they'll chew up a pair of your shoes or poop on your pillow, but one look at those adorable puppy eyes and all is well.

But what if your puppy inadvertently drives your car into a pond? Do you still forgive him?

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Metalhead Ned Ran a 5k and Finished

If you saw my previous post about me running a 5k, you will know that I am no runner. However, I decided to give it a shot. It seems like everyone is doing runs these days and there is a 5k for everything. My wife's workplace at KDL had a fun-run this past weekend, and for some crazy reason, I decided to join her on the run.

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