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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for February 24

Morning Buzz 2.24.20
Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 10:32:09-05

1. Tens of thousands are expected to gather outside of the Staple Center in Los Angeles for a public celebration of life for basketball star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

The event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time, with today being symbolic.

Gianna wore number 2 on her youth basketball tea m, Kobe wore 24 during his final 10 years as a Laker, and 20 represents the total number of years he played for them, as well as how long he and his wife were married.

The seats will be filled with friends, family, fans, as well as former teammates.

The service will be streamed on NBA TV.

2. Renovations and upgrades on the Kent County Recycling Center start today, which means the facility will be unable to accept recyclable materials while the new equipment is being installed.

For Grand Rapids residents, the city will still be picking up your recyclables. The closure only impacts the recycling drop-off stations on 10 Mile Road in Rockford and Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids.

The Kent County Recycling Center is expected to reopen and resume normal operations and recycling processing on March 16.

3. Northern Michigan's Paddle for Pints just announced their dates for 2020.

The Waterfront Brew Trail even kicks off at the filling station microbrewery in Traverse City, which is just steps from Boardman Lake.

Up to five local breweries are included on each trip. All the events are for people 21 and older.

The first trip starts June 19 and they run through August.

For more details and to register, head to Eventbrite.

4. If you frequent the Costco Food Court for cheap hot dogs and pizza, but aren't a member, you won't be able to do that for much longer.

Costco says buying items from the food court has always required a membership, they just haven't enforced it until now.

Starting next month the warehouse chain will require you to have an active membership to visit the food court.

No word on if the policy will apply at all locations.

It costs about $60 a year, but it's worth every penny.

5. If your love of Peeps knows no bounds, you're bound to love this idea.

A skillet is now on the market shaped just like a Peep. People can make bunny-shaped pancakes that actually look like the ever-popular marshmallow treat. The skillet comes with a pancake mix too!

If you're a major peeps fan, you can even put a Peep on top of the pancake, or put a few pieces of Peeps in the batter.

The skillet-batter combo is now available on Amazon just in time for Easter.

It's selling for just under $25.