Susan Matheny from Berrien Community Foundation and Kortney Moore from Calling All Colors join Zack on the Coast Social Network this morning to talk about BCF’s “For Good” Grants, and how Calling All Colors used their grant to continue connecting St. Joseph and Benton Harbor students together. Find more details on grants at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]
Zack is joined by Audrie and Macy from Honor Credit Union to hear Audrie’s story about her son’s Youth Checking account. It’s a great service that helps prepare your teenage kids for “adulting” and boosts their financial literacy! Get details at honorcu.com.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Day: A good day for some cheesecake.
DRACULA DAY – Even if it’s hot outside, maybe consider wearing a turtleneck today.
SALLY RIDE DAY – Honoring the first American woman in space. Sally Ride was part of the Space Shuttle Challenger mission in 1983. She was also the youngest astronaut – going to space when she was 32. She died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. By the way…the Wilson Pickett song ‘Mustang Sally’ was written decades before she blasted off for space; the line ‘ride, Sally, ride’ just happens to be a nice coincidence.
NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY – The first paper airplanes are believed to have originated in China about 2,000 years ago. The largest paper airplane was made in Germany in 2013 and had a wingspan of nearly 60 feet.
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]
NATIONAL GEEK PRIDE DAY – Geek-out on everything nerdy: the Marvel Comics universe, 80s video game trivia, math… whatever! Celebrate dorks, geeks and nerds for their amazing focus and fascination.
NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY – Tap dance was born in the US more than 200 years ago and is a combination of Irish and West African dance forms. DID YOU KNOW: They don’t always admit it, but a lot of major athletes have taken tap to help ‘up’ their game. Kobe Bryant took lessons for years. So did boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson.
NATIONAL WINE DAY – Americans drink more than 960 million gallons of wine per year… that’s about 3 gallons for every one of us over 21.
BROWN-BAG-IT DAY – Pack your own lunch, save a few bucks and eat something healthier than you’d get from the vending machine at work.
Jessica from Cornerstone Alliance joins Zack to profile the exciting expansion of local concrete supplier Bos Concrete, LLC as they continue building their new plant in Sodus. Apply for open positions at bosconcrete.com, and get more information on how Cornerstone can help your business grow at gomichigan.com!
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BROTHER’S DAY – Your brother may have tormented you as a child and, on at least one occasion, locked you in a room filled with snakes or farts, but today we celebrate him anyway. DID YOU KNOW?… 80 percent of Americans have at least one brother or sister.
SCAVENGER HUNT DAY – Invented in the 1930s by a New York socialite named Elsa Maxwell; she created them as a party gag for the rich and famous. ‘Hunters’ would go out in search of crazy and sometimes illegal experiences like ‘punching a cop in the face’ or ‘terrorizing goats’ at a petting zoo. These days, people search for random stuff like acorns, feathers and other boring crap in the backyard.
NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY – ‘Escargot’ (ESS-car-go) is the French word for “snail.” It’s also what they call it when you cook shelled snails with garlic, butter and wine. They’re a great source of protein, iron and magnesium – but first, you gotta get over the fact you’re eating snails.
Kitty Purry, named after the celebrity for her unique and gorgeous looks, is searching for her new paw-some home! Kitty Purry has the cutest meow and purr, plus she’s very laid back and full of cuddles. She would do best as the only pet in her new home. If you’re interested in adopting Kitty Purry, please fill out an application at www.al-van.org/adopt and stop by the Al-Van Humane Society Adoption Center (07591 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, MI 49090, Phone 269-637-5062) to meet her!... [Read Full Story]
National Waitstaff Day: A good day to tip your server.
World Meditation Day: A good day to take a deep breath and clear your mind.
National Endangered Species Day: A day to bring awareness to animals that are nearing extinction.
National Pizza Party Day: A good day to order pizza.
National Bike to Work Day: A good day to re-think your commute.
I Need a Patch for That Day: A day to celebrate quick fixes.
Daniele from St. Joe Today joins Zack to check out some of the great deals and events from around the area. You can always check out more at stjoetoday.com!... [Read Full Story]
National Rescue Dog Day: Now that more of us are going back to the office, animal shelters say a lot of people are returning their “pandemic pets,” so if you’re looking for a furry friend, maybe consider stopping by a shelter. You can also just volunteer or donate.
National Be A Millionaire Day: Do one thing that makes you feel like a million bucks. Buy something extravagant, make a donation, or pay off some bills. Heck, maybe even wear a top hat!
World Bee Day: Raising awareness about the importance of bees. They don’t just make honey, you know. Bees help pollinate about 75% of the world’s crops and almost 90% of the planet’s wild plants and flowers. Bees have been around for more than 30-million years but lately, populations have been dropping at a scary pace, and scientists still can’t figure out exactly why.