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Consumer Energy Donating Free Light Bulbs to People in Need

 

Consumers Energy is helping families across Michigan to save energy and money this year by donating 85,000 energy-efficient light bulbs through food banks.

This month, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is giving out about 40,000 Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) through its network of food pantries. Families receive a package of two CFLs, along with information on the bulbs' benefits and other energy-saving tips.

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Interview for the World’s Toughest Job Will Stun You

Some jobs are more demanding than others. And there's one job even more demanding than all of those combined.

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Rafal Olkis, ThinkStock
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West Michigan Students Ride Bicycles for Bike to School Day

Thousands of students across Michigan, from over 150 schools, participated in the third annual Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7.

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(Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
(Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Smoothies Naturally: Blackberry Banana Chia Smoothie

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I cannot get enough of fresh berries in the warmer months.

Cherries.

Strawberries.

Raspberries.

Blueberries.

Blackberries.

Oh, and smoothies. I can’t get enough of those either!

They are breakfast made easy. Or have one as a mid-day snack. Or enjoy one as a post-workout replenisher. Or try one as a dessert!

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Photo: Wendy Galer/100.5 The River
Photo: Wendy Galer/100.5 The River
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Lola Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Lola is a stray Terrier and American Staffordshire mix dog that stopped in for a visit in the 100.5 The River's studios for Wet Nose Wednesday on "Andy Rent in the Morning" with guest host Tim Harris.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Museums Free 4 All in Grand Rapids on Sunday

Enjoy free and educational fun in Grand Rapids on Sunday, May 4 at Museums Free 4 All.

Anyone may receive free admission at four museums in downtown Grand Rapids from Noon - 5:00pm on May 4.

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The Magic Word To Get Your Kids To Do Chores

Good news, parents! Scientists have figured out the magic word for you to use if you want to get your kids to do chores!

Surprisingly, it isn't "please" or "NOW!", it's much simpler. 

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Wendy Galer/100.5 The River
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Salvador Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Salvador is a stray medium-haired cat that stopped in for a visit in the 100.5 The River's studios for Wet Nose Wednesday on "Andy Rent in the Morning" with guest host Tim Harris.

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Toddler Knows Numbers of All Detroit Red Wings Players [Video]

Well, this is adorable. And this kid is obviously some sort of savant, because I couldn't name the jersey number of a single Detroit Red Wings player.

This little boy's name is David, and he's just over 2 years old. Watch as he correctly identifies the jersey numbers of some of his favorite Red Wings players.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Grand Rapids Public Museum Holding LEGO-Building Contest

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is currently hosting a LEGO exhibit.

The exhibit has inspired many young builders to make creations of their own.

Now, all will have a chance to show off their LEGO-building expertise in a new contest. 

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Apple cheddar salad with honey mustard vinaigrette makes for a great spring salad. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
Apple cheddar salad with honey mustard vinaigrette makes for a great spring salad. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Salad Time: Apple, White Cheddar and Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Spring has finally sprung!

While everyone is spring cleaning and de-cluttering their homes, I think it’s just as important to cleanse our bodies.

They sure deserve it, don’t they? Especially after such a long winter of hibernation and comfort foods. Fresh salads, like this Apple, White Cheddar & Chicken Salad with homemade Honey Mustard Dressing, are the perfect way to lighten up a meal without compromising flavor.

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"Marvin"
"Marvin"
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Marvin Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Marvin, the 5-month old Staffordshire Terrier mix visited the studios for Wet Nose Wednesday.  Marvin is one great dog.

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