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Gas drops below $3.00 a gallon

Gas drops below $3.00 a gallon

It’s something we haven’t seen for a long time.  Gasoline has finally dropped below $3.00 per gallon in West Michigan.  WZZM 13 spotted the first pump on Sunday at Costco on 28th Street SE in Cascade where unleaded gas was selling for $2.99.  Today, unleaded gas was selling for $2.98 a gallon at the Speedway station on Alpine Avenue South and 3 Mile Road NW in Walker.  GasBuddy.com shows gas prices as low as $2.83 at two Admiral stations in Lowell.

Gasoline prices have been dropping because U.S. oil and natural gas production are at a 28-year high due in part to the nation’s boom in shale oil.  Industry observers also attribute the decline to Americans burning less gas because of more fuel efficient vehicles and younger people are driving less.

For more local gas prices:    http://www.wzzm13.com/traffic/gas-prices

In the Kitchen with Kal: Easy bake chicken and veggies

In the Kitchen with Kal: Easy bake chicken and veggies

I was on vacation in Maryland recently abd had the pleasure of having my daughter-in-law's sister, Terri, make this dinner for us. It was all part of my son Mark's recovery from hip surgery. (You know that theory- send over a dish when someone is sick.)

Anyway, the dish arrived in time for dinner as a surprise, but Donna, my daughter-in-law, had already prepared a pork dinner for the family, so she just let this cool on the counter and put it away in the fridge overnight and we had it for dinner the following evening.  It turned out to be a very versatile dish.

Recipe:

In a 9" x 13"  pan, cut three boneless chicken breast in three pieces, add two cans of green beans on one side, and cut up red potatoes on the other side.  Drizzle one stick of melted butter all over it. Sprinkle an envelope of zesty Italian dressing mix over everything. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. 

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.
 

 

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

I am not a person for letting just anyone into my home but after talking to one of my neighbors, I think I would take DTE Energy up on this deal.

My neighbor told me her daughter had the Energy Checkup from DTE at no charge to her and was very pleased. What a great way to get ready for the cold winter months & save on air in the summer.

DTE will arrange for one of their employees to come to your home but before coming, they will contact you to let you know and the person will show up with proper ID. Once there, they will go through your home and point out things that may need to be addressed and help save you money. They will also put faucet aerators on both your kitchen & bathroom faucets, wrap your water pipes and replace your shower heads with water saving devices.

All of the above is done for you at no cost and well worth the visit according to my neighbor. The visit takes approximately one-half hour.

Community Wide Garage Sale Friday & Saturday at Royal Vista

Community Wide Garage Sale Friday & Saturday at Royal Vista

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- If you enjoy a good garage sale you'll appreciate the community wide sale this Friday and Saturday at Royal Vista Apartments and Townhomes. Residents throughout the neighborhood will offer you the chance to purchase some of their treasures at rock bottom garage sale prices.

The sale begins Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m. It continues Saturday, June 23rd at 9 a.m.

Royal Vista is located off of 3 Mile Rd. between Walker and Fruit Ridge. Please call the rental office for more information.

Click here to visit the community's website.

 

Kent District Library offering a deal on Overdue Books

Kent District Library offering a deal on Overdue Books

The Kent District Library is offering a deal to people who are hoarding overdue books at home, in fear of having to pay that dreaded fee upon return.

For the week of May 7-13, the library is offering KDL cardholders the opportunity to return overdue books at no charge, but there are stipulations.

Cardholders of the KDL may visit any library branch, check in, and for every 10 minutes you spend in the library either listening or reading, you will be credited $1.00 toward your fine with a max of $10.00.

Check out those drawers, shelves and closets for books you may have overlooked and get them back to the library.