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February 7, 2023

Mt. Pleasant’s Jim Holton honored by restaurant association

This past weekend, Jim Holton was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association. The award is given to individuals who have provided exceptional and continuing leadership, vision and commitment to the Michigan hospitality industry. Holton owns Mountain Town Station, Camille’s on The River, and Green Spot Pub among others. There’s more on this story at


SOTU Address Is Tonight

President Biden is set to give his State of the Union Address tonight. Topics we’ll hear about include the debt ceiling, unemployment, his Build Back Better plan, and a special surtax on billionaires. Officials also say tonight’s speech could impact the future of the next election as it’s being seen by the Whit House as part of the reelect effort. 


“Time Traveler” Claims Area 51 Will Create A Centaur This Year

Well, his buddy got a few predictions wrong so now a different “time traveler” has made a post on TikTok about a few things he says we’ll see this year. He said scientists will make a half-human half-horse centaur at Area 51 this year, a passenger plane with go through a wormhole on March 30th, a meteor shower will bring alien life to earth on April 23rd, and the moon will turn pink on May 13th.


The Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts & What To Give Instead

We’re doing what we can to help you out, the CFX Morning Research Team has put together a list of gifts to avoid and what to get instead for this Valentine’s Day.

  • Heart-shaped jewelry - Jewelry store commercials would have you believe this is on every woman’s wish list, but how many people do you actually see wearing heart-shaped earrings and necklaces? Not many. That’s why you’re better off sticking to simple pieces that will always be in style, like gold or silver hoop earrings.
  • Generic flowers - Flowers can be fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts, as long as they’re not the plastic-looking red roses that wilt in two days. Skip the grocery store and head to your local florist to create a personalized bouquet, or go with an orchid that comes in a pot and can last for years.
  • Drugstore chocolates - Sure, the heart-shaped box is fun, but this is a generic gift and even worse? The chocolate often tastes like soap. Instead, hit up a chocolate shop or bakery for delicious treats, or treat your Valentine to a cooking class, where the two of you can get creative in the kitchen together.
  • Perfume - With so many scents on the market, it’s hard to choose one someone else will like. It’s much safer to buy a perfume they specifically ask for, but if you’re not sure, go with something that makes their home smell good, like a reed diffuser. They’re aesthetically pleasing and the scents can be changed, making them better than candles.
  • A spa-day gift basket - Pre-packaged baskets full of sheet masks and bubble baths are one of the most generic gifts around. So leave that on the shelf and give a gift card to a day at the spa for a real treat. Everyone could use some pampering, like a massage or a facial, so getting that for Valentine’s Day is bound to bring a smile, instead of a look of disappointment.


Things Women Wish Were Made With Them In Mind

Women are speaking out and here are a few things they say need to be improved or upgraded with women in mind.

  • "Crash test dummies with women's body types (including ones representing pregnancies) used for automotive testing, please!"
  • "I hate name tag stickers. There’s no great option for where to put them on outfits, plus they never stick well, so I feel like I’m just constantly pressing my hand to my breast to fix them."
  • "Safety equipment is so rough. We couldn't find a full-face respirator that fit half our team at work because they're small women. Would also love curvy work pants and some nitrile gloves made for short, fat fingers, please."
  • "This is far less serious, but the angle of the headrest in my car makes it impossible for me to wear a ponytail."
  • "My seatbelt constantly slides up due to my breasts. I often worry about getting decapitated by my seatbelt because I have boobs."
  • “I’d love to copy Japan and have women-only train cars!”
  • "You should not be able to look up through any floor or staircase and be able to see up anyone's dress or skirt. Any design that's a built-in creep magnet annoys me greatly."
  • "Tools and implements. I'd like pruning shears, chef's cleavers, drills, and even phones designed for my small hands — and not just simply colored pink. There are definite safety benefits derived from being able to properly grip and handle a tool, too."
  • "Spaces for comfortable, hygienic breastfeeding that are not bathrooms."

Experts Weigh In On How Many Times You Can Wear Clothes Without Washing

There’s a debate going on on TikTok about how many times is it appropriate to wear clothing without washing and now Doctors have chimed in saying there are no hard and fast rules about how much you can wear something before it’s so “dirty” it needs to be washed, there are some guidelines to help you know when it’s time to toss it in the hamper:

  • Some items should be washed after every use, including underwear, socks, tights, leggings and activewear.
  • Anything with stains, sweat, odor or visible dirt needs to be washed before wearing it again.
  • If you shower before bed, wear undies, and don’t sweat much in your PJs, experts say you can wear them for a week without washing. But if you don’t do these things, wash them after every time you wear them.
  • Coats and jackets probably don’t need to be washed more than once a month since they don’t touch your skin.
  • As for jeans, how often to wash them is debatable. If they don’t smell bad or have stains, a monthly wash may be enough.”

February 6, 2023

Island Park Ice Rink now open

If you didn’t see the post last week, the Island Park Ice Rink is open now, daily from 8am to 9pm weather permitting. If you want more info about the rink you can click the city of Mt. Pleasant’s website..there’s a link on our trends page at


Wendy's Is Now The Most Expensive Fast Food Chain In The U.S

Gas and eggs aren’t the only think killing our bank accounts, the CFX Morning Research Team found that the price of driving-thru went up 13% last year, and Wendy’s is now officially the most expensive fast-food chain. While McDonalds has decreased prices by 5% and the Whopper is cheaper than last yearl, a Big Bacon Classic Combo at Wendy’s  will set you back $11.11.


Police Department Warns Of “Addictive” Girl Scout Cookies

Police in Oneida, New York had some fun last week. They went on social media and issued a warning about highly addictive substances being circulated in the area by strong, smart, fearless young women. The street names of these addictive items include “Thin Mints,” “Samoas,” and “Tag A Longs.” They finished their post saying that they’ve set up a drop off location at the police department so that officers can dispose of them safely. The post went viral as people thought it was a funny way to raise awareness of girl scout cookie season.


Study: The Best Way To Cancel Plans With Friends

We’ve all had to cancel plans with friends before, but what’s the best way to do it? New research says honesty is the best policy. The study found that most people don’t mind if you neede to cancel. The one thing that would upset them…being lied to. Canceling on short notice came in a close 2nd.


Proposing At Cracker Barrel Could Win Couples Free Food For A Year

Want free Cracker Barrel for a year? All you have to do is shoot a video of you proposing at a Cracker Barrel, and post it to Instagram between February 10th and 16th. Make sure you use the hashtag #ISaidYesAtCrackerBarrel and #Contest, as well as tag their official Instagram account, @crackerbarrel. Five couples will win free food for a year.


Weird Food Combos People Prefer To Eat In Private

Some foods make great combos..think grilled cheese and tomato soup. But there’s a new thread going around with some new food combos. Have you tried any of these?

  • “Warm milk with pepper and cinnamon.
  • “Fries dipped in mashed potatoes and gravy.
  • “Peanut butter, dill pickles, and Mayo on toast
  • “Bagels with cream cheese, bacon, and nacho cheese doritos.”
  • “Salt on watermelon”
  • “Mayonnaise on pizza”
  • “Milk and spicy ramen”
  • “Ketchup and Brownies”
  • “Potato chips and spaghettios.”
  • “Fried eggs with strawberry jam”
  • “Chili with a cinnamon roll.”
  • “Sauerkraut with egg nog”
  • “Drained tuna fish with Mac n cheese mixed together“
  • “Peanut butter on tomato slices.”


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