Michigan YMCA Receives $40,000 Grant

A Michigan YMCA in Greater Grand Rapids Receives $40,000 Grant The six-week Cooking Matters program provides culinary and nutrition professionals who teach about meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and hands-on nutrition education. Every week, the class uses everyday foods to create healthy, affordable, and delicious meals. After the class is over, participants are supplied with a bag of groceries, which allows them the opportunity to make the meals that they learned with … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should stores be open on Thanksgiving?

Dear Crabby, I am all for a good deal or a door-buster sale, but why are these "big box" stores staying open on Thanksgiving? Don't those employees want to be with their families, and shouldn't the shoppers be with their families too? Sincerely, A. Simpleton Dear A. Simpleton, Ah yes, Thanksgiving Day in the USA. What was at one time a day set aside to appreciate our country, to give thanks for our roots, and to spend relaxing with family has indeed become a commodity to date. Years … [Read more...]