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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for September 6

Posted at 11:04 AM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 11:04:05-04

1. The final school bells have sounded and kids around the area are snuggled in their seats for the first day of school.

After a groundbreaking in May, students stepped foot into the brand new C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy in Grand Rapids.

It moved into the old Covell Elementary building as part of an expansion from a K-8 school to a Pre-K through high school.

This is a $7 million project is part of the district's transformation plan. Some upgrades include a robotics room, science labs, an outdoor classroom, nature trail, and a new gym.

2. Bill Clinton made an appearance in Michigan yesterday to march down the streets of Detroit.

The former president marched in the Labor Day parade and took an opportunity to campgain for his wife.

Clinton isn't the first of Democratic party leader to march in the Labor Day parade. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have made a parade appearance in the past as well.

3. If you're fascinated with fireworks, don't think that the official end to summer means they've gone away.

Starting today and running through Saturday, the 2016 National Fireworks Association Trade Show takes place at DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids.

There are more than 250 exhibitors showing all kinds of fireworks, the latest trends, and safety improvements.

There will be a free fireworks show on Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Marne following the Monster Truck Throw Down, which starts at 7 p.m.

4. Having a hard time getting back to work after the holiday weekend? Treat yourself to the first ever Tribute on the Grand this Saturday.

Founders Brewing Company is teaming up with Fox 17 for the fundraising event in support of Grand Rapids Whitewater. Grand Rapids Whitewater is dedicated to helping Green Grand Rapids achieve the dream of bringing the rapids back to the Grand River.

The event is happening on September 10 from 4-11 p.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. Thousands are expected to be at the free event featuring beer and tribute acts playing the hits of U-2, Prince, and Tom Petty.

5. Smart Shoppers, listen up! Want the dollar store experience without hopping in the car?

There's a new online site called Hollar. Items range from $1 cosmetics to $4 organic walnuts.

The founder said he loved the dollar store as a kid and really wanted to bring that experience of finding thousands of amazing products at amazing value and convenience.

However, you must make a $10 minimum purchase, and shipping is free when you spend $25 or more.