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Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.

Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.

If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.

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My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125


Feb. 23, 2015-- The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today it has recently awarded 28 volunteer grants worth $14,125 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County and the surrounding area to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees. 

The foundation awards Volunteer Investment Program grants to encourage and reward volunteerism by those who work or have worked for Consumers Energy.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community, civic and cultural development, social services, the environment, and emerging issues.

Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $10 million in contributions in 2014 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its foundation and parent company CMS Energy.

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or super powers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

10th annual Winter Beer Festival underway this weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- This weekend is the tenth annual winter beer fest at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Thousands of people are braving the cold weather to enjoy a Michigan craft brew.

See more in the video above.

Friday night events wrapped up at 7 p.m., and tickets for Saturday's events (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) are sold out.

Rapid Engineering 9th Annual Cook Off

Rapid Engineering 9th Annual Cook Off

It’s my pleasure to write about a company that has been in business more than 50 years and prides itself on using products within the USA.

And, a good time was had by all!

This is definitely the description of the time we had at the Hungry Heifer Chili Cook Off at Rapid Engineering of Comstock Park, MI on Thursday, February 26th. Mike Johnson arranged with Catherine Behrendt to get some judges, so Jennifer Pascua, Nick Lafave and I were honored to be asked as judges for this 9th Annual Event.

WZZM 13 personalities judge business's chili cookoff

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- A cold, February day with some hot chili. It's a combination one local business has fun with every year.

Rapid Engineering in Comstock Park lets its employees compete in the Hungry Heifer Chili Cook-Off. This year, 23 chilis were entered. That's a record.

The judges were WZZM 13's Jennifer Pascua, Nick LaFave, and Kal Kamyszkek - whom you may remember from Cooking with Kal.

It was a great time -- we're more than full.

Congrats to the winner, Roger Paxson!

Whitecaps fan food voting is underway

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - Get your stomach and fingers ready - it is time to vote for the fan food menu item for the 2015 baseball season at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced the top 10 suggestions from the public. Now, you can vote for your favorite item to be on the menu this summer at the ballpark. You can vote at www.whitecapsbaseball.com . Previous winners include the Baco, the Declaration of Indigestion, and Chicks with Sticks. Voting runs until March 6 at Midnight.

Here are this year's choices:

Cheesy Does It - Instead of a bun, cheese is the delivery device for this burger, which includes more than 1,000 calories.

Weenie Panini - Imagine your favorite panini...with a hot dog in it!