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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for January 24

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 10:32:46-05

1. Bundle up, grab friends and family, and go to Perrin Brewing for an afternoon of live music, winter activities, and brews at the Perrin Ice Jam Winter Festival.

It's a family-friendly event in partnership with Kids' Food Basket!

Admission is a $10 donation or a bag of items from Kids' Food Basket Wish List.

The event goes from 3 to 8 p.m. but the day starts with a Frostbite 5K Run at 2 p.m.

For all the details you can visit their Facebook page.

2. A new music festival will draw acts like heavy metal band Disturbed to Grand Rapids.

Upheaval Fest will also bring Staind, Skillet, and others to Belknap Park on July 17 and 18.

Tickets can be purchased through Upheaval's website.

Single-day tickets start at $35, while a two-day VIP Pass can run up to $199.

3. Remember the Motorola Vintage Razr Phone? A new version is about to hit the market, but it folds, not flips.

The highly anticipated phone will be available for pre-sale at Verizon and Walmart on Sunday.

It's not cheap, the Razr costs $1,500 or almost $63 a month for 24 months.

The original Razr launched in 2004, and was the best selling phone of all time in the U.S. until the iPhone came along.

The phone is scheduled to be in stores on February 6.

4. Another perk for Amazon Prime Members has arrived! Prime is now offering its grocery delivery service called Amazon Fresh for free to Prime Members in cities worldwide.

The previous monthly fee of $14.99 is no more. Just go on Amazon and enter your zip code to see if Fresh is available in your area.

A local courier will deliver to your door within two hours, and you can even track your driver in real time.

The deal only works if you order at least $35 worth of items.

5. A simple emoji can really help people "Pay It Forward." A new social media campaign will let you help feed the hungry, one peanut emoji at the time.

The National Peanut Board is issuing a challenge trying to get five million peanut emojis used on Twitter by the end of March.

If this happens, the NPB says it'll donate 15,000 jars of peanut butter to food banks across the country.

If you're wondering why March 31 is the challenge cutoff date, it's because March is also National Peanut Month.