Thursday, February 23, 2017

Join Us for a March Madness Basketball Shoot-Out and Grand Prize Giveaway!

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––We're back again for another addition of Driving for Change in and around the Grand Rapids area! Now through March 18th, we'll be raising money for our friends at the Grand Rapids Dream Center for their Adopt-A-Block Program. This program helps neighbors get together once a week during the spring and summer seasons to have a meal together, get to know each other, enjoy ministering services, and play a little basketball. In honor of their love for the game, we'll be hosting the wrap-up even on March 18th where you can join us for a March Madness basketball shoot-out and Grand Prize Giveaway!

Join Us for a March Madness Basketball Shoot-Out and Grand Prize Giveaway


At the event happening Saturday, March 18th, from 11:00am-2:00pm, you'll get chances to score big. you can purchase 3 tries for $1 or 6 tries for $2. For each shot you make, you'll be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. If you make all your shots, you'll win a complimentary oil change good at our Express Service Lane.

If you're no good at basketball, no worries! You can spread a little luck simply by purchasing a $1 lucky clover to hangup on our dealership windows and wall now through March 18th. We'll also have JQ99.3 out for a live radio remote to draw more donations in for the GRDC, and yummy pizza, pop, and cookies. All proceeds from this event will go to the Grand Rapids Dream Center for their Adopt-A-Block program.

We're so thankful for our partners, JQ99.3 and the Grand Rapids Dream Center who work so hard to bring our community together. We hope you'll join us for the March Madness Basketball Shoot-Out and Grand Prize Giveaway to support our neighbors. Let us know you'll be coming by RSVP'ing on our Facebook event page!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

10 Crockpot Soups to Make This Winter

GRANDVILLE, Mich., –– It hasn't been feeling like winter outside this season, but it still feels like it on the inside. The flu has been taking an unfortunately big toll on families and individuals across West Michigan this season. When you start to feel down, be sure to rest up, get more sleep, drink more water, and feed your soul with some comforting food to make you feel better. We've come up with a list of 10 crockpot soups to make this winter, that'll have you getting off your comfy couch for a second helping, even when you're feeling as sick as a dog! Even better, these recipes are done by crockpot, meaning they're perfect for when you're coming home from a busy day at work or school.

Lovely Little Kitchen whipped this one up and thankfully blogged her recipe for us. This recipe involves cooking the chicken in the Crockpot, then preparing the sauce or base separately so it's super fresh when it's ready to serve. 


2. Tomato Basil and Parmesan Soup 

This one only takes 6.5 hours and is complete with mozzarella stuffed crescent rolls to dip with, all thanks to the Chunky Chef. This does require a blend or food processor for that smooth tomato soup consistency you know and love. 

3. Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Thanks to Cooking Classy, this broccoli soup hits that classic comfort note. This is a true "cozy blanket and comfy couch" type soup after a long day. Not to mention this one is easy and cheesy!

4. Slow Cooker Skinny Loaded Potato Soup

The Cookie Rookie brings us this ultimate comfort soup. Everything you love in a loaded baked potato in a easy to make crockpot recipe with a little "bad" taken out. Even though it's labeled as skinny, no flavor is compromised here. 

5. Crockpot Beef Stew

Alright, so this one is more a stew than a soup, but it'll warm you to your core. Thick, hearty, beefy and filled with yummy veggies make this an awesome recipe for winter thanks to Iowa Girl Eats. 

6. Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This back-to-basics, rustic, cozy soup is all thanks to Pinch of Yum. Featuring spinach, bacon, chicken, and gnocchi this soup will feel like anything but basic. It requires 4-5 hours in the crockpot and a slight amount of prep before serving. 


7. Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup Slow Cooker


Little Spice Jar brings us this wonderful and creamy chicken and wild rice soup recipe. You might already have these ingredients on hand at home. This one features wild rice, carrots, celery, onions, and chicken. Yum! 

8. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

If any dish says down-home comfort, it's a chicken pot pie. This soup takes that dish and turns it into a soup, sure to cure any winter blues. Thanks to the Gunny Sack, this recipe is really easy and done completely in your slow cooker. 

9. Crockpot French Onion Soup

Cheesy, steamy, and oniony this one is a winner. The Dashing Dish brings us this crockpot version of the famous soup in a wonderful and easy way. Caramelizing the onions before putting everything into the crockpot is what really makes the flavor standout.


10. Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup


Of course we wouldn't finish this list without including the all-time favorite, classic chicken noodle by Pip and Debby. This one takes 7-8 hours on slow or 3-4 on high and covers all the bases of comfort. 


Hopefully this list of 10 Crockpot soups to make this winter has you feeling warm and fuzzy already. If you or your family members are sick with the flu, we hope you take time to rest and give your body the TLC it needs! While our bodies are the most important thing, we can't forget about our vehicles that help get us where we need to go everyday, like to your doctors appointments. Check out our routine maintenance pages for tips on how to care for your vehicle, and read through our seasonal maintenance pages. We also offer car cleaning and detailing services to help your car stay protected and looking great on the road. You can view our full vehicle detailing menu online. Let us know how we can help!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

One Republic Will Headline the 2017 Honda Civic Tour

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––The 16th Annual 2017 Honda Civic Tour will take place this year with the Grammy-nominated headlining band OneRepublic! Honda just announced they will be driving the tour to 36 stops in the United States and Canada with support from artists Fitz and the Tantrums & James Arthur. AT&T and LiveNation will also be a large part in making the 2017 Honda Civic Tour a success!

One Republic Will Headline the 2017 Honda Civic Tour



This year the 2017 Honda Civic tour will begin with ticket pre-sales on Monday, February 20th. AT&T is offering priority pre-sale ticket offers through the AT&T THANKS program beginning Monday at 10am. Citi card members can take advantage of special pre-sale offers on February 22nd beginning at 10am. The tour will officially kick off at the very first stop in Kansas City on July 7th. OneRepublic and Honda will be in town on July 19th at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI.

In promotion of the 2017 Honda Civic Tour, OneRepublic has released a remix of their latest track, "Let's Hurt Tonight", on the tour website: HondaCivicTour.com. To add to the excitement, concert attendees will again have the chance to win a custom Honda vehicle. OneRepublic will be designing a special-edition Honda Civic Type R. Additionally, they will offer exclusive experiences to be announced April 5th.

If you're planning on seeing OneRepublic headlining the 2017 Honda Civic Tour, make sure to take advantage of pre-sale offers from AT&T and Citi! Stay tuned to our blog for more news regarding the 2017 Honda Civic Tour and custom Honda Civic Type R OneRepublic will be designing. If you're interested in checking out a Honda Civic for yourself (or any other Honda vehicle like the 2017 CR-V or 2017 Ridgeline), don't hesitate to stop by our dealership in Grandville for a tour and test drive. We're only 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids off of I-196. Let us provide you the best dealership experience of your life!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Awards 2017 Honda CR-V Best Car for the Money

GRANDVILLE, Mich––Since the arrival of the completely redesigned, turbocharged 2017 Honda CR-V, Honda has seen quite a jump in sales. Year over year, Honda CR-V sales jumped 52%! In the simplest of terms, the Honda CR-V is killing it. To continue the streak to become America's best-selling SUV again, Honda has added another award to its shelf. U.S. News & World Report has just awarded the 2017 Honda CR-V a "Best Car for the Money". Not only that, but the 2017 Honda CR-V also topped the charts in the Compact SUVs category.

U.S. News & World Report Awards 2017 Honda CR-V Best Car for the Money


The CR-V was joined by the HR-V and Fit in winning a U.S. News & World Report Best Car for the Money award. The HR-V won the Subcompact SUV for the second year in a row, while the fit won the Subcompact Car for the third year in a row. These awards are given out based on safety, reliability, performance, long-term value, quality, industry expert opinions, average price paid, and five year total cost of ownership.

With the 2017 Honda CR-V, it seems like a slightly above average priced crossover that looks good and will last a long time because its a Honda; but, there's so many more reasons this is the #1 vehicle in the Compact Crossover segment. It's completely redesigned with a more athletic stance and sporty attitude. The engine has been completely transformed into a turbocharged and efficient machine. Lastly, the cargo space is a big advantage others just can't compete with. Don't worry, we didn't forget about Honda's amazing infotainment options and technology throughout the car.

Although the 2017 Honda CR-V might be slightly over average in pricing, you get the best comfort, interior space, and top notch safety in the compact SUV class entirely. With the 2017 Honda CR-V, you get it all. If you're interested in checking out the 2017 Honda CR-V, awarded Best Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, shop our inventory online and schedule a test drive. We'd love to show you around the most interesting compact SUV or crossover on the market! Even if you're looking for something smaller, like the 2017 Honda HR-V or the 2017 Honda Fit, we'd be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs and budget.

Remember, you're not far from the best dealership experience of your life! We're located on Kenowa Dr. in Grandville, just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids off I-196. Our lot is brightly lit and our showroom is exciting to walk through, but the best part is our team of caring Honda experts that will provide service you wouldn't know could exist in a dealership setting!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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6 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

GRANDVILLE, Mich. ––Valentine's day is about showing your loved ones that you care, but it's more importantly about spending quality time together. It's not just a holiday for couples, but for families alike. As families, we spend lots of time together even though a lot of it isn't quality time. You can use Valentine's Day as the perfect opportunity to do something fun and carefree together. It could be a nice dinner out, an outing downtown, or even some fun activities inside, especially since this Valentine's Day will be bitter cold. We've come up with 6 fun Valentine's Day crafts to do with the family that can be done inside and that will make this holiday a memorable one, together!

1. Heart Shaped Animal Valentines 

These cuties are all made with paper cut in heart shapes! All you need is construction paper in various colors, safe scissors, glue, and some googley eyes if you choose. 
5 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

2. String Heart Yarn Cards

Remember string art? It has made a comeback, and is the perfect craft for children! These require some thick card stock paper, colorful yarn, and a large threading needle. 
5 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

3. Finger Painted Love Sign

For variation, you could even use an XO or a heart shape for similar relief effect. This project requires cardboard, tape, paint, and a canvas or paper. 
5 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

4. Rainbow Heart Suncatchers

These jewel like sun catchers are both fun to make, and lovely to keep on your windows especially during the grey winter months. For this craft you'll need plastic sheet protectors, scissors, tissue paper, paint brushes, and mod podge. 
5 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

5. Popsicle Stick Picture Frames

This is a craft that can be customized to any holiday or occasion! They require popsicle sticks, paint, glue, and any other decorations you might want like puzzle pieces, jewels, etc. Then fill with a photo or hand drawn message.
5 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family

6. Tic Tac Toe Snack Craft

This one if both a craft AND a snack, and we think that's the best sort of combination. Not to mention you get a fun game out of it, too. Good luck not eating these cute boards before playing!
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6 Fun Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With Family


Note that these crafts can get messy, so make sure to set-up for an easy cleanup; similar to doing regular maintenance on your vehicle to extend its life. If your car is reaching the end of its life and is becoming unreliable, it may be time to breakup and move on to a shiny new valentine vehicle. We'd love to help you find the perfect vehicle for you, your family, and all your adventures together. 

Did you know Honda is one of the top rated brands for safety and makes some of the best rated cars according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Honda HR-V, and 2017 Honda Fit were just awarded Best Cars for the Money and all are equipped with Honda Sensing safety technology. Visit us at RiverTown for the best dealership experience and to find the perfect Honda for your family. 

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes

GRANDVILLE, Mich.–– This upcoming Sunday is a big day for two-thirds of Americans who will be tuning in to Super Bowl 50. Whether you'll be sporting navy and red or black and red, the true focus will remain on the show, and even more importantly to some, on the food. Super Bowl parties are notorious for having delicious, bad-for-you, dreamy food served. Don't feel bad about pigging out when your team does or doesn't make the play, it's only one day out of the  365 that makes up a year. But if you do feel regret, shame, and possibly a stomach ache after party platters like these, try giving these recipes a go. Without further ado, here are 7 healthy super bowl party recipes that'll make you feel like running the whole 100 yards for a touch down.


1. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These hit that "wing" spot in your heart minus the grease with reduced calories. The cauliflower is packed with fiber to fill you up and satisfy that junk food tooth. 

7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes


2. Shrimp Taco Bites

These little bites feel bad but are full of good! Avocados provide the healthy fat you need while the shrimp provides the protein to keep you full. You could take this recipe a step up and use whole wheat or whole grain scoop chips 

7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes


3. Garlicky Parmesan & Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

If you've never heard of this popular snack, listen up! These hit that crunchy, salty craving you'd typically find in potato chips. Plus these have a special garlic flavor that'll keep you healthily grazing throughout the game. 
7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes


4. Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

The healthier version of a potato skin is here and it's delicious and satisfying. This recipe is a sure touchdown, is relatively easy to put together, and very easy to eat!
7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes


5. Veggie Loaded 7 Layer Dip

Ridiculously fresh, crisp, and clean is how this dip is described. There are great flavors you can play around with to your taste in this dip. This satisfies that dip craving without the guilt.
7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes

6. Bell Pepper Pizzas

These are perfect finger food. The tender bell peppers make a great palate for your pizza toppings. They're quick to make, are full of flavor, and come without the carbs that weigh you down.
7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes

7. Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

The list really wouldn't be complete without a creamy, cheesy, skinny version dip! This classic is reduced down without missing any flavor. It's one ultimate baked dip that'll make you feel like you're cheating. 
7 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes


Hopefully these 7 healthy Super Bowl party recipes have set you up for a winning touchdown! Whether you'll be at home with family, at a friends house for a big party, or hosting a big party yourself, stay safe on the roads. Safety is our number one priority, so if you'll be drinking make sure to plan a safe ride home. 

The safest ride home you can get is in a 2017 Honda, thanks to the advanced suite of driver assist technologies: Honda Sensing. The 2017 Honda CR-V and the North American Truck of the Year, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline are available with Honda Sensing technologies. You can check out and test drive all the newest Honda models at RiverTown Honda in Grandville. We're only 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and are happy to offer a brightly lit, organized lot, plus a friendly staff to assist you. It's our goal to provide you the best dealership experience of your life!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Honda Teams Up with BuzzFeed Tasty and Amazon for the Super Bowl

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––If you love Honda and you love the popular BuzzFeed Tasty network, this news is for you! Honda has teamed up with BuzzFeed Tasty and Amazon for the SuperBowl to promote the new 2017 Honda CR-V and Amazon's Prime Now service. This incredible service offers scary fast delivery, about one hour, of the ingredients offered from January 30-February 5. Pair that incredible service with the easy to follow BuzzFeed Tasty videos, and you've got a recipe for great food that you can serve up at your Super Bowl party.

Honda Teams Up with BuzzFeed Tasty and Amazon for the Super Bowl


You can win big with this one-hour Prime Now delivery promotion, courtesy of Honda, leading up to and during the big game, where the 2017 Honda CR-V will make its first TV appearance.

"Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most celebrated events of the year, and Honda wants to make game day food part of the memorable experiences for family and friends," said Susie Rossick, assistant vice president, Honda Auto Marketing. "Taking a cue from the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V, the upgraded big game-inspired recipes with built-in shopping convenience will help take football fans" experience to the next level, and made possible through our custom collaboration with Amazon and BuzzFeed."


The ingredients you can get through this Amazon Prime Now promotion are for both sweet and savory recipes offered by BuzzFeed's Tasty. Some of the recipes included in this promotion are Guacamole Cannoli and Cookies & Cream Empanadas - sure to impress whatever crowd you have over for the big game, airing on Sunday February 5. 

Honda Teams Up with BuzzFeed Tasty and Amazon for the Super Bowl


Take advantage of this promotion by visting www.amazon.com/TheUpgrade to order your ingredients. Once your ingredients have arrived, check out BuzzFeed Tasty on Facebook, Snapchat, or Pinterest, where you'll find the video to go along with the recipe. 

If you're not interested right now, don't worry, this promotion will be back the day after, February 6, with different ingredients and different recipes shaped around romance and Valentine's Day. Some of these recipes include No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Tarts and Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken. Experienced cooks and first-timers will enjoy the ease of having the right ingredients in hand and being able to follow along with the coordinating Tasty video.   

We're so to enjoy good food, good football, and to see the television debut of the 2017 Honda CR-V. If you're interested in checking out the upgraded, turbocharged, CR-V, come visit us at RiverTown Honda. We're only 12 minutes from Downtown Grand Rapids off I-196 in Grandville. We've got a large selection of Honda's newest and America's best-selling SUV for you to test drive. 

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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