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Janna Hoke

Janna

I grew up in South Haven, Michigan. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore. I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College, fell in love with GR and have been here ever since! (Go Beer City, USA!)

I’m a big fan of crime TV, the ’90s (scrunchies! “Saved By the Bell!”), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.

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M-Sa 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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110-Year-Old Man Says Secret to Long Life is Drinking Beer Every Day

 

More and more people are surpassing the 100 years old these days and it's got a lot of us wondering: "What's the secret?"

Whether it's consuming raw eggs and staying single or downing three Dr. Peppers a day, each of these impressive old folk has their own method to prolong their lives.

I think I like this 110-year-old Nebraska man's the best: He owes his long long life to drinking beer.

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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Naked Dude Clears Mosh Pit at Metal Show [Video]

I saw a lot of crazy costumes, crowd surfing and people generally having a good time in the pit at the Slipknot show at Van Andel Arena Saturday.

But I sure didn't see anything like this. It's certainly one way to clear a mosh pit...

This video shows a naked guy going wild in a mosh pit at a metal show in Willow Grove, Penn., last weekend.

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Grand Rapids Makes ‘Most Underrated Cities in U.S.’ List

Grand Rapids has been making lots of lists! We're the reigning Beer City USA, USA Today crowned GR “America’s Best Beer Town” in 2014, and in 2015 Groupon named GR the Best City to Visit in the U.S.

But maybe Grand Rapids still isn't getting as much recognition as some bigger cities.

Buzzfeed put it out there that it seems like the same places--New York, L.A., San Francisco--  steal the spotlight all the time. So they asked people what other cities are totally awesome and deserve to be hyped too? Grand Rapids made the list!

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Slipknot Rocked ‘The Devil in I’ at Van Andel in Grand Rapids Saturday Night [Video]

 

Slipknot showed lots of love to Grand Rapids Saturday night at Van Andel Arena! It was the band's final stop on their Prepare for Hell Tour with Hatebreed.

Corey Taylor told the thousands of fans packing the arena how much the band appreciates them and feels like they're family. He even reminisced about playing at the Orbit Room here in GR back in the day!

And the Slipknot family showed that love right back, especially when the band struck the opening cords of "The Devil in I"!

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Ex-Three Day’s Grace Frontman’s New ‘Supergroup’ Saint Asonia Performs Live for First Time at Rock on the Range [Video]

Former Three Day's Grace singer, Adam Gontier is fronting a new band, Saint Asonia.

Also in the group are Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, Stereomud and Dark New Day bassist Corey Lowery and Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe.
 
Last week they released their first single "Better Place" and over the weekend Saint Asonia played live for the first time at Rock on the Range.

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Starbucks Manager Completely Loses it on Customer Over a Cookie Straw [Video]

A video showing a Starbucks manager going completely at several customers over seemingly nothing was posted on Facebook a couple of days ago. I came across it today and just knew I needed to share it.

This lady is out of her mind.

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Authorities in Michigan Looking for Answers After Bald Eagle is Fatally Shot

WZZM-13  is reporting that authorities are asking residents for information after a bald eagle was found fatally shot in Washtenaw County.

The bird was found dead April 3 in a rural area northeast of Ann Arbor.

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GRD Listeners Win Floor Tickets at Slipknot Preparty at H.O.M.E. Inside the B.O.B. [Photos]

WGRD had an awesome time getting pumped for the Slipknot show at Van Andel Arena Saturday night at the official Slipknot preparty!

We had some drinks with our friends at H.O.M.E. inside the B.O.B. and gave away floor tickets to the show!

Check out photos here!

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Fairuza Balk was crazy Nancy! (Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images)
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’90s Horror Movie ‘The Craft’ is Getting a Remake [Video]

The Craft was the movie for sleepovers when I was a kid. It had angsty teens, witchcraft, Skeet Ulrich (Hello!) and it even had that  "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" game where you try to "levitate" someone.

I still get freaked out thinking about that crazy witch Nancy's pointy-toed boots just draaaaaaging across the floor. Creepy as heck.

Although, considering I was 12 when the cult film came out, maybe now I wouldn't be as creeped out... Well, we'll just have to see, because The Craft is getting a remake!

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Foo Fighters Perform Secret Show at Tiny County Fair [Video]

Just imagine: You've seen the 4H prize hogs, you won a giant stuffed animal at the ring toss, you're chomping on an elephant ear and you decide to stop by the entertainment tent to see what the county fair has going on tonight...

And out come the Foo Fighters?!

This totally happened at a small county fair in California called the Conejo Valley Days carnival May 9!

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