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Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for July 12

Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 10:33:45-04

1. Today’s a big day for online shoppers, it’s Amazon Prime Day!

Amazon is featuring more than 100,000 special deals today, making it “the biggest global Amazon event ever.”

There will be new deals throughout the day, sometimes as often as every five minutes.

They will only be available to Amazon Prime members, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial membership and shop.

Amazon also says it worked with vendors to increase supply this year after shoppers complained last year that many items sold out too quickly.

2. Forget about just ordering a burger, why not buy the whole restaurant?

The old Rogers Restaurant on East Columbia in Battle Creek is going up for auction.

It was a family owned business that recently shut down after 32 years of service.

The 3,400 square foot building was built in 1984 and includes a drive-thru window and walk-up order area.

The auction will be online, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3. If you're looking for some live music, livestock, and a lemon shakeup, you can find them all at the Ionia Free Fair.

The fair kicks off this Thursday at 8 a.m. and will go on for 10 days. There will be a governor’s luncheon, monster truck throw down, fireworks, and more.

Some new additions this year include a princess tea party, the Kids Got Talent show, and Amazing Arthur, the magician.

For more information, including ticket prices to special events and the midway, click here.

4. I scream, you scream, we all scream for an ice cream museum?

This summer in New York, guests can enjoy a "likeable, lickable, ice cream experience with a pop up ice cream this summer.”

It will feature a range of interactive and edible exhibits including a rainbow sprinkle pool (with fake sprinkles,) edible balloons, and an immersive chocolate room that’s being dubbed a whimsical urban ice cream playground. The museum will be open from July 29 through August 31.

5. Politics can be overwhelming, especially in an election year, but one pop company in Connecticut is trying to have a little fun with it.

Avery's Beverages is rolling out two new drinks ahead of the presidential campaign.

First, there's “Trump Tonic,” with the flavor “Make America Grape Again.”

Then, there's the “Hillary Hooch.” Technically, the flavor is classified, but the owner said it's different berry flavors and lemon for some bitterness.

It's not the first time Avery’s created political pop. In 2008, “Barack O'berry” outsold “John McCream,”
and in 2012, the pop named for President Obama outsold “Cream de Mitt.”