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Restaurant Discount for Well Behaved Kids

It costs a lot of money to raise a child, but every once in a blue moon a little one may actually save you some cash.

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Win Breakfast For Your Office From Dunkin’ Donuts & 100.5 The River!

100.5 The River has teamed up with Dunkin' Donuts to provide lunch for your entire office!

Every Wednesday, someone from The River -- Andy Rent, Matt Milhouse or Tom Cook -- will deliver breakfast to you and your co-workers courtesy of our friends at Dunkin' Donuts!

Sound good? Fill out the form below to nominate your office!

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Salvation Army Looking for Nominations for Doing Most Good

National Doughnut Day is coming up soon, Friday, June 6, and The Salvation Army is celebrating the 77th annual National Doughnut Day by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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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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Rosemary Buffoni, ThinkStock
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Top Places for Mother’s Day Brunch in Grand Rapids – 2014

Sunday is Mother's Day and brunch is a great way to celebrate Mom's special day.

Check out our list of Mother's Day brunches in Grand Rapids to find the perfect location for your family.

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5 Fun and Easy Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo party, but you still need a bit of inspiration? Here are five tips for the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:

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Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
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Mackinac Island Opening for Historic Season Including War of 1812 Battle Bicentennial [Video]

While the Great Lakes still have some ice on them, Mackinac Island is about ready to come alive.

It has been a long winter, with ferry service to Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan just getting back into operation. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry said it plans to start passenger service Tuesday.

Bob Benser, Jr.'s family owns two hotels, a bed-and-breakfast and Murdick's Original Fudge on Mackinac Island. The bed-and-breakfast is open year-round, but the hotels -- The Chippewa Hotel and The Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa -- are opening May 9, just in time for Mother's Day, he told "Andy Rent Show" guest host Tim Harris this morning on 100.5 The River.

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You’ve Been Peeling A Banana All Wrong [Video]

Think about how many years of your life you've been eating a banana... It's been a while, right? In all of your years you've probably eaten thousands, if not hundreds of bananas. Do you open them using the stem? If so, you've been doing it wrong this entire time. Check out this video that explains how you're SUPPOSED to do it.

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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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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware: Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Sweet Treat: Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Avocado

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado.

Yes, you read that correctly: avocado! The avocado replaces butter in the recipe.

I hope you haven't left yet. These are also refined sugar and flour free.

Are you still here? ;)

I adapted this recipe from a fellow blogger. And let me tell you, these cookies do not disappoint.

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Brann’s Restaurants Support The Boys & Girls Club

Burgers are the All-American food.  Yum!  Can't beat a good old hamburger, and, it's hard to beat one from Brann's.

How long has it been, a zillion years that Brann's has been a part of the Grand Rapids community?  Okay, not that long, but we're all proud that Brann's is Grand Rapids own.

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