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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for December 20

Posted at 10:27 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 10:27:36-05

1. Snowboarders and skiers, it's time to rejoice! Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening today at 4 p.m.

The ski area offers everything from skiing to snowboarding to tubing.

They also have trails for winter biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

To keep up to date on trail conditions and for pricing, visit their website or Facebook page.

2. If you're sending Christmas presents through the mail, it's the last day to get them out for an on time delivery.

The U.S. Postal Service has recommended a send-by date of today for First Class Mail by the 25th.

Saturday is the deadline for Priority Mail, and shipping from Alaska or Hawaii to the mainland.

For FedEx, it's the last call for two-day shipping.

For UPS it's the deadline for second day air shipping.

3. 33 cats were brought into a local animal shelter this week, and are in need of a home.

The Kalamazoo County Animal Shelter says the cats are all from the same place. 31 of them are adults now, and two are very young kittens.

When they were dropped off, there were 17 of them inside a cage overnight on Tuesday.

The shelter says the cats are socialized and appear to be in good health.

Give the shelter a call or stop in for those interested in adopting.

4. It's the last weekend to check out Grand Rapids Ballet's annual performance of "The Nutcracker."

There are four more performances to bring the family to at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

The show is put on by dancers with the Grand Rapids Ballet including 80 kids who are currently enrolled int he ballet school. This is the group's biggest production of the year and one of the largest performance of "The Nutcracker" in the state.

There is a show Friday night, two on Saturday, and a matinee performance on Sunday.

Tickets are available at

5. Facebook getting in on the biggest sporting and advertising event of the year. The social media giant says it's buying advertising in next year's upcoming Super Bowl 54.

It's the first ad ever done by Facebook during the Super Bowl.

The ad will be a 60-second spot, and will feature comedian and actor Chris Rock, along with actor Sylvester Stallone.

The company is expected to utilize the pair to promote its "groups" feature along a "more together" theme.

Cost of the 60-second spot isn't yet known, but records show companies are paying up to $5.6 million for a single 30-second spot.

Super Bowl 54 will air on Fox 17.