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July Celebrates Grilling, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Naturally

A number of special observances are held in July — three of them just naturally go together.

It's not only National Grilling Month, but it's also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

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Play ‘New’ Atari Games at Denny’s! [Video]

The folks at Denny's are jumping on the retro bandwagon!

Just like your favorite radio station 98.7 WFGR is a haven for all things retro (especially on Fridays and Saturdays when we are all '80s -- Friday and Saturday night '80s!), Denny's is now giving you three classic Atari games to download on your smart phone or tablet to play while waiting for your food! Choice!

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Mead in Michigan [Video]

Have you ever tried mead?

Thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man, mead is made by fermenting honey with water, spices, grains or hops, and sometimes fruits.

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Cool Treats For A Hot Summer!

Well, so it hasn't been THAT hot this summer. It's almost the middle of summer and we have barely cracked 90 degrees. Maybe once the whole summer. It doesn't matter, cool summer treats can be enjoyed no matter what the temperature!

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7/11 Is Your Fast-Food Bonanza Day!

7/11 is Friday.

And, simply put, it's one of the best free and/or reduced food days. Not many days give you two food retailers offering their wares at such low to no price: Krispy Kreme and 7-Eleven.

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Summer Craft Beer Festival Preview: Sietsema’s Hard Cider [Video]

I’m counting down the days until our Summer Craft Beer Festival July 19 at John Ball Park!

I recently made a trip over to Sietsema’s Orchard, who are bringing their cider to the festival (yes, craft beer includes cider, too!)

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Did You Miss The Fireworks Last Night?

So maybe you were working last night. Or maybe there was a family situation. Your daughter was at her boyfriends house and needed a ride home. Or maybe the dog was sick all over the house. No matter why you missed fireworks for the 4th of July last night, you are in luck!

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This Is How You Make a Delicious Ribeye Steak [Video]

With the Independence Day weekend right around the bend, it's time to show off your grilling skills. Let us help you.

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4th Of July Hot Dog Taste Test!

We, as Americans, eat more hot dogs on the 4th of July than any other days. Over 323 billion in 24 hours. And that's not including the dogs they eat at the Hot Dog eating contest on Coney Island!

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Coca-Cola Creates New Uses for Empty Coke Bottles [Video]

If you’re from Michigan and see an empty Coke bottle, you see 10 cents.

Others however, may just see a piece of trash.

Now Coca-Cola is trying to eliminate the amount of Coke bottles that go to waste.

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Beer City USA Trying To Craft Soda, Too

Yes we are Beer City USA. Much like Battle Creek was back in the early 1900's, with 400 cereal companies all trying to cash in on the town's fame, Grand Rapids has a new microbrewpub opening on every corner. The kids down the street from me have opned a new beer hall in their garage.

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Lauren’s Beer Blog Episode 1: Bell’s Oberon in a Can [Video]

I LOVE living in Beer City, USA!

There are so many great breweries in the Grand Rapids area (eight within the city limits alone) and so many great beers to chose from.

I'm on a mission to try them all!

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