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Volkslaufe 10k/20k/5k Races July 4th in Frankenmuth

The Volkslaufe, a.k.a. "The People's Race" will take place on the 4th of July in Frankenmuth. There are three different race distances, 10k, 20k and 5k plus a children's run. All races start and finish in Heritage Park. The 10k starts first at 8 am, followed by the 20k at 8:10 then the 5k at 10. The kids run starts at 11.

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Run Hadley 5k on 4th of July

Some people head to the big city on the 4th of July. Others run in the opposite direction. If that is you, head for the quiet country hamlet of Hadley for the "Not your ordinary Run-of-the-Mill race." The race starts and finishes at the Hadley Mill in Hartwig Community Park.

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Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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July 4th Fireworks Displays Around Genesee, Lapeer + More

Many area cities are planning fireworks celebrations this year. Some are kicking off the festivities about two weeks before the actual July 4th holiday, while Bay City's three-day celebration starts on July 5th.

Here's a complete listing of communities that plan fireworks displays this year. All shows begin around dusk.

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Tips To Help Fireworks Pictures

If you are planning on taking any pictures of the fireworks this 4th of July weekend, here are some hints to help make your pictures the best they can be. Be sure to use a tripod, this will help keep the camera still so you don't get a blur. You should also be using a slow shutter speed, probably a four second exposure to get the complete effect.

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The Biggest Fireworks Displays Across the Country

Forget about the dawn's early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.

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Flint Fireworks Show Reaches New Heights

The fireworks will fly higher and longer than ever before at Monday's 10pm show in downtown Flint. The Flint Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring the downtown show this year and has added "high-burst' fireworks that can be seen from an even greater distance. Monday's fireworks are one of two scheduled this weekend in Flint.

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Volkslaufe Road Races July 4th In Frankenmuth

It's been a 4th of July tradition for more than 3 decades.  The Volkslaufe (People's race) 5k, 10k and 20k footrace in Frankenmuth.  The races always attract a large and very competitive field of runners and walkers.  The people who live along the race route are nice and always come out to cheer you on! 

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Michigan Beach Water Quality Now Available Online

The 4th of July holiday is coming and maybe you have plans to head to the beach with the kids. If you want to know about the quality of water that you will be swimming in, there is a new way to check before you head to the beach. A new online database from the State Department of Environmental Quality covers 1,210 beaches in the state.

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Fourth of July Celebration At Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

With so many events going on this weekend for the Fourth of July, have you figured out what you're going to do yet? If you haven't had a chance to visit Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad this summer, you can head over there for their Independence Day celebration.

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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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