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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for November 14

Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 14, 2016

1. ESPN announced it’s bringing its college football pregame show “College Game Day” to Western Michigan University this weekend.

The Broncos remain undefeated this season; the Broncos are 10-0 and are just one of two undefeated teams left at this point.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, the “Game Day” crew will be broadcasting live from campus. Coach PJ Fleck says he’s keeping his team focused, but is excited for the national exposure coming to Kalamazoo.

If you plan on heading out, make sure to get there early. “Game Day” starts at 9 a.m., and the game against Buffalo is at 3:30 p.m.

2. The Supermoon made a big appearance over the weekend, and is sticking around for one more day!

The Supermoon is the closest full moon of the year, or every 14 months to be exact.

Monday night’s moon is extra super.  It was the closest the moon comes to the Earth in almost 69 years.

It won’t happen again for another 18 years, which will be in 2034.

3. ArtPrize has come and gone, and if you’ve ever wondered what happen to a lot of the art work after the competition, wonder no more.

Artists are now taking their artwork to The Harriss Building for a new initiative called Art RePrise.

Here people can once again view the artwork and purchase pieces if they want. Prices range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

The Harris Building will soon be called The Art Technology Hub, kind of like an athletic club for the arts. There will be membership sales starting in December.

4. Chefs and lifestyle experts have already started offering tips to make the Thanksgiving holiday run smoothly.

The first tip is to start a week in advance. For instance, frozen turkeys can take days to defrost and hours to cook, so you can’t just buy one at the last minute and hope to have it ready in time for guests.

Also, it’s a good idea to write out the dinner menu so there’s a game plan. Experts also suggest doing simple appetizers that don’t need to be in the fridge or oven.

Also don’t overthink the wine, just keep it simple with a chardonnay.

5. Christmas is coming early to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, because Santa Claus made a stop there this past weekend.

He dove in one of the aquariums with scuba gear, posing for photos and waving to people on the other side of the glass.

If you didn’t make it this past weekend, Santa will be there on December 3, and he’ll have his reindeer.