Lakeshore News, News Around the World

National Coffee Day Deals Today

Today (September 29th, 2017) is National Coffee Day and national chains & restaurants are celebrating by giving you deals.  Here are a few of them to check out:

Baskin Robbins

Small Cappuccino Blast blended coffee for $2.99 through the month of October.




Free 12-oz coffee all day on Friday.




Dunkin Donuts

Buy one medium, large or extra large hot coffee, get a second medium hot coffee free. Try fall themed flavors like Maple Pecan and Pumpkin.




Free McCafe Latte or Frappe when you download the My McCafe App.

Any small McCafe $2 otherwise.


Tim Hortons

Free original blend, dark roast, decaf or iced coffees of any size, redeemable after downloading their app. Sept. 29 to Oct. 8.



Free coffee for all 7Rewards members Friday through Monday.


Cumberland Farms

Text “freecoffee” to 6482 to get a mobile coupon for a free coffee.



Pilot Flying J

Get a free cup of coffee with this coupon on Friday.


Every Friday from Sept. 29-Nov. 3, visit any QuickChek to buy one coffee and get a second one free.


Stewart’s Shops

From 12 p.m. to close, all hot and ice coffees are FREE!



20 percent off all online K-Cup orders from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.


Peet’s Coffee

25 percent off all regular bean purchases on their website with the code COFFEEDAY17.

Country News, News Around the World

LadyAid to the Rescue

Lady Antebellum’s video “Heart Break” was recently filmed in Puerto Rico – BEFORE the hurricanes arrived.  Now the band wants to give back.

That’s where LadyAID comes in. It’s Lady Antebellum’s way of supporting the victims of Hurricane Maria. They are donating $200,000 of LadyAID relief efforts via MusiCares and United for Puerto Rico.

Heart Break (Official Video) by Lady Antebellum on VEVO.

The band said that after spending time in Puerto Rico, they all fell in love and now feel personally connected to helping support everyone there who was affected.

This isn’t the only time that LadyAID has helped. Since 2012, the band’s philanthropic efforts have helped people in need on local, national and international levels. And it’s funded by donations and by tickets sales. So anytime you go see Lady Antebellum in concert, you’re helping the cause.

News Around the World

Squirrel Runs 45 Yards to Score Touchdown

Social media went nuts Saturday for one touchdown during the first half of the game between the Louisville Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes.

Fox Sports South turned the broadcast over to squirrel coverage as the critter ran onto the field, and the announcers called the play as he proceeded to run from midfield into the end zone for a 45-yard  “touchdown.” Though the furry creature’s touchdown did not count for either team, the crowd cheered wildly when the squirrel finally reached the Louisville end zone.

After he made his wild run, he celebrated by flattening himself on the turf, clearly out of breath.

The Cardinals were up 21-0 against the Golden Flashes at the time of the squirrel touchdown, and ended up winning 42-3.

Nevertheless, the squirrel was the highlight of the game.

News Around the World

Woman Drives Drunk to Police Station

Don’t drink and drive. Especially if you’re going to pick up your boyfriend at the police station after he got a DUI.

WEWS in Cleveland reports that Kristopher Fox, 23, was stopped for speeding in Plain Township. The arresting officer said the driver wreaked of booze and after submitting to a field sobriety test, was brought to jail.

After he was charged, he was released and called his girlfriend to pick him up.

29-year-old Brandi Rae Coen sounded intoxicated when she spoke with the arresting officer over the phone, who cautioned her not to come in if she had been drinking.

She denied it, but when she showed, the sergeant said she smelled like alcohol. He also said she had glassy eyes and seemed to have trouble walking.

So Coen was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was arrested and placed in jail.

Later, police found her two children in her car. She faces charges of child endangerment as well as DUI.


News Around the World

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel discussed the President’s active weekend spent tweeting.

“Donald Trump this weekend got in a Twitter feud with NFL, North Korea, and Steph Curry. Not a single word about the 3.5 million citizens in Puerto Rico who are currently without power right now. Although in fairness to him, he probably doesn’t know Puerto Rico’s part of the United States. He is tweeting — it’s unbelievable. When it comes to mean tweets, no one touches our President, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those to try. From time to time, we like to shine the light on the trolls asking the celebrities to read the tweets. Here it is, a brand-new edition of ‘Mean tweets.’”

After the introduction, actors from film and television read upsetting and offensive tweets about themselves. Stars including Gal Godot, Emma Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss, John Lithgow, Dave Chappell, Jeffrey Tambor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Bell, Nicolai Coster-Waldau, Kristin Bell, Jennifer Lawrence, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Keaton and Alec Baldwin.

Among the highlights, Alec Baldwin read one of Donald Trump’s tweets about him, Jim Parsons read that he looks like a ventriloquist’s dummy and Elisabeth Moss read a tweet that started out as a compliment but ended up insulting her.

Michael Keaton was amused by a man who said he was told his smile was like the actor’s.

“Someone just told me I smiled like Michael Keaton and I don’t know if I should take one million selfies or put a gun in my mouth,” Keaton read, laughing. He then responded, “I’d put a gun in your mouth.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC.

Community Events, Lakeshore News

Free Flu Clinic in Manitowoc

The Manitowoc County Health Department will again host a free walk-in Flu Clinic for children 6 months through 18 years of age. On October 16, from 3:00 until 5:30pm children will be able to receive a free flu vaccine, regardless of insurance coverage. The CDC allows health departments to use flu vaccine for mass clinics regardless of insurance coverage in order for the health department to be prepared for an emergency. No appointment is necessary for the flu clinic.

Proven safe and effective, the flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccination.

“Getting a flu shot for your child every year is important because it not only protects them from flu, but it also helps protect others,” says Mary Halada, public health nurse manager at the Health Department. ”The best way to protect against flu is to get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available. Flu can be very serious, especially for children. We’re glad we are able to offer this clinic to our community.”

To receive a vaccine, children must be between the ages of 6 months and 18 years. Children not yet 19 will also be able to receive a vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany all children to the clinic in order to receive the flu shot.

“The whole process is really very easy and it saves parents a good amount of time and money,” says Halada. “I encourage the community to come take advantage of the free Flu Clinic.”

For more information about flu or the free Flu Clinic, call the Manitowoc County Health Department at 920-683-4155.

Lakeshore News, News Around the World

AAA: 28% of Americans Taking an Autumn Vacation

Summer’s over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one in four Americans (28 percent) expects to take a vacation this year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

“Traveling during the fall season has its advantages,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fewer crowds and mild weather, allows travelers to immerse themselves in a destination’s local culture and catch a good deal in the process.”

In fact, Americans say the top benefits of taking a fall trip include:

  • Fewer crowds and children (68 percent)
  • More favorable weather (63 percent)
  • The opportunity to find better value for the cost of their trip (55 percent)

“Savvy travelers can often find lower prices on everything from airfare and hotels to cruises and vacation packages, as travel companies offer incentives to fill their vacancies during the fall,” continued Evans.

Road trips are the preferred activity for fall travelers. Sixty-two percent of those planning a vacation intend to pack up their cars and hit the road. Thanks to milder weather, outdoor events such as fall festivals and visits to national and state parks are particularly popular with travelers this time of year. Twenty-six percent of those who are planning a fall vacation will take a trip to view fall foliage, a favorite pastime from the northeast and New England, to the beautiful Midwest scenes in northern Michigan and Wisconsin.

The majority of fall travelers will stay within the United States, with Orlando, southern California, Hawaii and New York the most popular domestic travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings. Approximately one-third of fall travelers are planning an international vacation, with European destinations including Rome and London especially popular this time of year.

This year’s top fall destinations based on AAA Travel bookings include:

  1. Orlando, Florida
    2.     Rome, Italy
    3.     Anaheim, California
    4.     Honolulu, Hawaii
    5.     New York City
    6.     Las Vegas, Nevada
    7.     London, England
    8.     Dublin, Ireland
    9.     Boston, Massachusetts
    10.  Cancun, Mexico

    Before setting out on a fall getaway, travelers can contact their local AAA office for the expert advice of a trusted travel advisor who can provide personalized service and in-depth destination knowledge to create a memorable vacation experience. For more information about fall travel or to begin planning a trip, visit

    AAA’s report presents the findings of a telephone survey (landline and cell phone) consisting of 1,011 adults living in the continental United States. Interviewing for this survey was conducted August 3-6, 2017. This study has an average statistical error of ±3.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level for all U.S. adults.

News Around the World

Maryland Student Finds Loophole to Pass Exam

When a Maryland community college student saw on his syllabus that he could bring a “3×5 card” to an exam, he saw a key loophole and took advantage of the opportunity.

Elijah Bowen’s professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Reb Beatty, told students that they could bring a “3×5 card” to aid them during the upcoming exam — but he meant inches.

Bowen noticed that his professor didn’t specify metrics and instead brought in a 3×5-foot card, which helped him successfully pass his first exam of the semester on Tuesday in his Financial Accounting class.

And even though he spotted the loophole, the Friendship, Maryland student was unsure if his poster board would actually be allowed into the exam. Still, the night before the big test, he spent more than an hour creating his “card.”

Professor Beatty told ABC News he walked in 10 minutes before the exam was slated to begin. He figured Bowen’s poster board “was one of his study mechanisms, and he was using it for the last few minutes to cram,” Beatty said.

But when he realized that Bowen intended to use it during the exam, he initially cried foul. Bowen then explained that he never specified “inches” on his syllabus, in class or in the reminder emails.

After Beatty confirmed his student was correct, he allowed him to use the card — but only in the back of the classroom, where other students couldn’t peek over.


News Around the World

Canadian Chicken Addicted to Donuts?


Why did the chicken cross the road? Could it be that he’s addicted to donuts?

A chicken in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada, loves Tim Hortons.

The CBC reports that a chicken that belongs to a family living across the road from the beloved donut shop, visits every day around 1 o’clock.

Cars stop to let it cross, and locals sometimes escort it back across the street.

Donald Bourgoin, a regular customer, said, “He just crosses the road, and picks at the grass, and comes around the Tim’s and picks a few little things up, tries to find something to eat.”

Marcelle Leger, who works at the donut shop, said, “He keeps crossing the road to have a coffee at Tim Hortons I guess … or maybe he likes their muffins!”

He added, “I think he’s got a Tim Horton’s addiction.”

Lakeshore News

Latest CNA Graduates

grads.JPGFelician Village held a graduation ceremony Thursday, September 21, to celebrate the completion of the onsite CNA class for five students. The event included a special blessing for the graduates, words of congratulations from Felician Village representatives, the presentation of the CNA certificates, and cake to celebrate the event. The students were encouraged to invite family and friends to share in the celebration. Completion of the class makes graduates eligible to take the CNA state exam.
Photo above:  Front row (left to right): Kristina Lettenberger, Samantha Kochorosky, and Amber Preston. Back row (left to right): Instructor Joan Smaglik, RN; Arlanda Ross, Massendra Musial, McKenzie Grapentine and Alexie Kobel.