Daniele from St. Joe Today joins Zack to preview great events and deals you can grab this month around the area! Check them out anytime at stjoetoday.com!... [Read Full Story]
NATIONAL BALLPOINT PEN DAY — You can’t text with it, but the ballpoint pen revolutionized hand-written communications. It was patented 78 years ago, on June 10th, 1943. The pen replaced the use of feather-based writing with ink.
NATIONAL HERBS AND SPICES DAY — Cumin is the world’s most popular spice and cilantro (or coriander) is the most-used herb.
NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY — Iced tea dates back to the 1870s, long before people had icemakers.
BCF is a place where resources meet needs. Scholarships are a great example of those resources. Most scholarships are for college. The Willging-Reed Scholarship is a special scholarship for orchestra students from St. Joe High School who are going to a summer music camp. Get more details at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]
Dan & Macy from Honor Credit Union join Zack to talk about Joining The Fam! Honor has some AMAZING discounts and promotions to help you transition financial institutions easily! Get details at honorcu.com!
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Rosé Wine Day
Charlotte and Josh from United Way of Southwest Michigan join Zack to talk about the Summer Stock-Up program, a new statewide initiative sponsored by Kellogg’s that needs your help! Get details at uwsm.org... [Read Full Story]
WORLD PET MEMORIAL DAY – It’s a holiday created by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a day to memorialize pets that have gone on to cross the rainbow bridge
NATIONAL JELLY-FILLED DONUT DAY – As of last count, Americans eat about 10 billion donuts annually. Jelly-filled donuts aren’t really ‘donuts’ since they don’t have a hole in the middle. They predate the invention of the donut by a few hundred years. The first known recipe was published in a German cookbook in 1532. Back then, sugar was expensive, so they stuffed them with meat or mushrooms instead (not great with coffee).
NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY – So call up your best friends and hang out!
WORLD OCEAN DAY – Just another reminder of how much junk we put into our oceans and the negative impact humans have on marine life. The United Nations started World Ocean Day in 1992 to raise global awareness of all the ways humans benefit from the oceans and how important it is to use them sustainably.... [Read Full Story]After returning from their honeymoon, Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez enjoyed a group dinner the Hotel Bel-Air.They ate at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant. He shared a photo taken as he shared a window booth with Ari’s six guests.An insider told E! News (quote) “They were with friends and had a long dinner. They spent the entire evening at the hotel. Ari and Dalton definitely looked to be in the honeymoon phase — very giddy throughout the dinner.”This was their very first time out in public since exchanging vows last month in a private ceremony. Among her special dinner guests was former Nickelodeon star Zach Sang. (E! News)
Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Brandi Carlile and Friends star Courteney Cox teamed up to do a jokey cover of one of Sir Elton’s big hits.In the clip posted on Cox’s Instagram, they dedicated the performance of “Tiny Dancer” to her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow. But they changed the chorus to “hold me closer Tony Danza.” And for some reason, Cox plays piano instead of Elton. Watch it on Instagram.Sheeran had Cox play piano on a video he posted last week that teased the date June 25th.Back in 1942, Grace Lee McClure Smith dropped out of high school at the age of 16, as her husband went off to fight in World War II.Since then, Grace never forgot her time in school. She worked as a bus driver for the Madison County School Systems in Alabama — and encouraged her family to continue on with their studies.At age 94, Grace finally was able to celebrate her high school graduation, thanks to her granddaughter Erin Wilson, who helped arrange the ceremony.Erin explained that her grandmother Grace didn’t regret dropping out of school, but also recognized that graduation “was very important to her.”So, Erin put the party together to make sure Grace was honored for her hard work and years of service.Grace said she was grateful to finally graduate — 79 years after leaving school to support her husband, and went further to suggest, “It’s better late than never, isn’t it?” (WTVD-TV)Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby girl on Friday.“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” a statement from the couple says.The statement adds, “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”Meghan and Harry also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.The couple also posted a personal message on their Archewell website, writing, “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”The Royal Family, which they stepped away from last year, were all delighted by the news.Prince William and Kate Middleton said, “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.”And according to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has been charged with child endangerment in Ohio.The actor and musician, best known for starring in Drake & Josh, has pleaded not guilty.According to BuzzFeed News, “The charges stem from a December 2017 interaction between Bell and a 15-year-old child at a Cleveland nightclub.”Tyler Sinclair, a spokesperson for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, says, “While there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim. The investigation also revealed that months leading up to the concert, Bell sent the victim inappropriate social media messages.”Prosecutors said the child filed her case in 2018, and that the investigation found the alleged victim had established a relationship with Bell “several years prior” and had attended a concert of his in December 2017.Bell, who posted a $2,500 bond Thursday, was ordered to provide a DNA specimen.
Jessica from Cornerstone Alliance tells us about the Microloan program available through the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, which helped Driftwood Summer Shop with an expansion, including the addition of Forté Coffee! If your business needs assistance, head to cornerstonewbc.com for details.... [Read Full Story]TODAY IS:
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
National VCR Day
Thank God It’s Monday Day: Time to turn things around and celebrate Mondays instead of dreading them
Well, this will get you running to a mirror. A new study claims that people with large eye pupils are more intelligent than those with small pupils. Pupil size was monitored by an eye-tracking device while participants ran through different tests and activities. The people with larger pupils performed better in attention, memory, and reasoning tests, which the researchers think comes from better regulation of brain activity linked to intelligence and memory.
A new survey found that 69% of respondents said they can’t sleep if they know there’s a bug in their home, and 60% have even gone so far as to say that they want to burn their home down if they came across a bug. And which bugs, in particular, do people hate? 39% said they can’t stand cockroaches, followed by spiders (37%), ants (29%), mosquitos (28%), termites (28%) and ticks (25%).
Next time you’re planning on a few summer cocktails, you may want to add some asparagus to your pre-drink routine. According to new research, asparagus may prevent hangovers and even protect your liver. Your pee may smell like asparagus all night – but it seems like a small price to pay for no hangover. (Well and Good)
There’s new hope for the overweight. On Friday the FDA approved a diabetes drug as a treatment for obesity. It’s called Wegovy and it contains a synthetic gut hormone that curbs appetite. Study participants using it lost 15-percent of their body weight when combined with diet and exercise. No word yet on the cost. More than one in three Americans are considered obese.Madonna is still a daddy’s girl at heart — as she proved in a new video of her and her family celebrating his 90th birthday.Madge and the kids flew to Michigan to mark Silvio Ciccone‘s big day at the winery he runs on the shores of Lake Michigan. She captured some moments from the trip on a video, which she captioned, “He taught me the importance of hard work and earning one’s way in life. Again I thank you.”
Sure, millions of fans love Katy Perry, but she says that love is nothing compared to what she shares with daughter Daisy.The new mom talked motherhood with France’s L’Officiel magazine, saying that the feeling is nothing like anything she’d experienced before. Katy says “I’d heard about unconditional love, but now I’m really experiencing it. There’s a wholeness that has happened.”She contrasted that feeling with what she gets in the spotlight, saying “As a performer, I’ve always relied on the love and acceptance and validation of the outside world and that ultimately can waver at times, When you have a child, you have someone who looks at you and doesn’t know anything on your resume, doesn’t know anything about your bank account, doesn’t know anything, doesn’t care and just loves you.”
If you thought that having a new Debbie Gibson album was something that could happen only in your dreams, think again.The singer and actress will release The Body Remembers, her first album in 20 years, on August 20. It features 15 new songs, plus the long-awaited studio recording of the duet version of her hit “Lost in Your Eyes,” which she sings with Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block.The two former teen idols will do a mini-residency at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian Las Vegas in August and September. The newly announced September dates — September 16-19 — go on sale June 9.Debbie also pops up in the new season of Lucifer, which is streaming on Netflix now. She’s in the musical episode, “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” playing the overbearing mother of a high school athlete who sings “Every Breath You Take” with star Tom Ellis.According to Billboard, Debbie’s also finishing a Christmas album and will appear in a new movie titled Class, alongside Anthony Michael Hall.
The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff returns for 2021 thanks to 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services! Tamara Paulun tells us why 1st Source got involved in this year’s Art Fair, and how you can get tickets and details at krasl.org.... [Read Full Story]In Wasilla, Alaska, a postal worker saved the day by paying for extra postage to make sure a couple’s wedding invitations were sent out on time.The bride-to-be, Crystle Lewis, thought she had put enough postage on the 50 invitations that were being sent out. But because of the fancy wax seal on the envelopes, more postage was needed.The post office informed Crystle and her fiancé that the envelopes couldn’t go out — and those envelopes remained in Crystle’s post office box.Postal worker Edward Mayton noticed, day after day, that the invitations weren’t being delivered and figured that somehow, some way, the couple didn’t get the message.So, in order to avoid a disaster and save the couple’s big day, Edward purchased extra postage out of his own pocket and got things rolling again.Crystle and her fiancé learned about Edward’s kindness later on and were thrilled that Edward helped them out. They found Edward and tried to pay him back for the additional postage, but he refused to accept any money, explaining that it’s important to simply take care of each other. (Fox News)The bartender who accused Cuba Gooding Junior of groping her has won a default judgment against the actor after he failed to respond to her lawsuit for over a year, according to Page Six.Natasha Ashworth sued Gooding in October 2019, claiming that he pinched her butt while she was serving him at a nightclub the year before.Gooding allegedly ignored her legal complaint for more than a year, so she asked for a default judgment against Gooding on the claims of assault and battery — and on Wednesday the judge granted it.A trial to determine the damages she should be awarded will be set at a later date.In recent months, at least 30 women have accused the Oscar-winner of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations.
Sophie Turner seems to have come out of the closet.The Game of Thrones star hinted at her sexual orientation in a social media post celebrating Pride Month. She said, “Time isn’t straight and neither am I.”Fans believe this means she’s bi-sexual, since she’s married to Jonas Brothers member Joe Jonas.The new mom also included a bunch of other stickers on her Instagram Story with text saying, “BI PRIDE,” “GAY PRIDE” and “MOVE, I’M GAY.”
Production on Mission: Impossible 7 has been halted until June 14th after a positive coronavirus test on set, Variety reports. Tom Cruise can’t be happy. He made headlines in December when audio was leaked of the star freaking out after seeing two crew members standing too close to each another.
Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey, who defended O.J. Simpson and Patricia Hearst, has died. He was 87. (USA Today)
Kim Kardashian reveals she’ll play a poodle in the Paw Patrol movie. Kim tweeted Thursday that her character is named Delores and she urged her fans to watch the just-released trailer. The movie hits theaters August 20th.
Katrina is a 5 year old girl who is very sweet, intelligent, and fun-loving! Katrina is very kind to any human she meets, however, Katrina does not get along with other dogs. She would prefer to be the only furry friend in her new home! She’s great with children and absolutely loves to play fetch! Katrina likes to go for car rides, walks, and again, play more fetch! Katrina knows sit, shake, and is working on more commands – she is very smart and eager to learn! She would make a wonderful companion and is bound to put a smile on your face and provide lots of love! If you’re interested in meeting Katrina, start by submitting an adoption application at www.al-van.org. or call Al-Van Humane Society at 269-637-5062 to learn more about her. Katrina can’t wait to meet you!... [Read Full Story]TODAY IS:
Hug Your Cat Day
Fish and Chips Day
Stubble is sexy … as long as it’s the right kind of stubble. A study from New Zealand wanted to know what facial hair on men women found most attractive. The answer: Women found men with heavy stubble on their faces the most attractive. But not all stubble is equal – the women in the study found men with light stubble to be the least attractive. Men who were clean shaven and had full beards were found to be the second most attractive, according to the study. And this is interesting … men with beards were perceived to be better parents. (Best Life)
We’ve talked about “revenge bedtime procrastination” before … but as a refresher, it’s the phenomenon of staying up late looking at TikTok videos, scrolling through Twitter, playing Words With Friends, etc. – even though you’re tired – because you want to recapture some “me time” after a long day. Well, it seems the problem is getting worse – especially as many people working from home have been working more (and longer) hours. It seems the phenomenon has become so prevalent, experts have actually identified three components that must be present to qualify your behavior as “revenge bedtime procrastination”: 1) Staying up late has to reduce your total sleep time; 2) You can’t be up late for an external reason (like taking care of a baby or because you’re not feeling well); and 3) You have to understand that staying up late will lead to negative consequences. (Self)
They’re loving. They’re adorable. And it turns out that puppies can understand you from a very young age. A new study says that by eight weeks old, they’re willing and able to lock eyes with people they don’t know and take visual cues, like if you point to their food bowl. And they can do it without any training — which suggests that they are born with innate social skills. Maybe this explains why they’re just so stinkin’ irresistible … even when they pee on the rug. (NBC News)Ed Sheeran knows you gotta have Friends — which explains why he brought in Courteney Cox to help him tease new music.Ed, who’s been hinting about a return for the past couple of months, posted a short Instagram video captioned “25th June” and showing him playing guitar with Cox on piano. The combo isn’t a total shock, since Ed has written songs with her fiance, Snow Patrol‘s Johnny McDaid.Sheeran revealed he will perform at the soccer championship tournament — Euro 2020. Match play begins in one week. He appears in concert on June 25th, which is the night before the elimination rounds. In solidarity with Pride Month, Ed wore a rainbow sweater for the announcement. He will debut new music.
Lady Gaga wants to help Little Monsters kick off Pride Month in style — with a new charity merchandise collection created with designer Donatella Versace.The Mother Monster teased the line on Instagram with a video captioned, “We were all more different, and different is beautiful. Thank you Donatella for supporting LGBTQ+ mental health and the Born This Way tenth anniversary.”If you’re hoping to pick up something from the line, get ready to dig deep into pockets: Unisex shirts go for $250, while a sassy beret costs $350 — with some proceeds from all items going to the Born This Way Foundation.
Pink wants tennis superstar Naomi Osaka to know that she’s got her back.The outspoken singer took to Twitter on Thursday to praise Osaka for walking away from the French Open rather than hold press events that could damage her mental health. Pink wrote, “For whatever it’s worth – I’m proud of Naomi Osaka for putting her mental health, her well being above everything…listen babies, you can work hard to master your craft, but you do it on your own terms, and screw anyone if they don’t get it.”Pink gets candid about her own mental health in the documentary All I Know So Far, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.