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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for March 6

Posted: 10:34 AM, Mar 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-06 10:34:50-05
Morning Buzz 3.6.20

1. High water levels have forced South Haven to cancel its annual 4th of July Fireworks Show.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts Lake Michigan could rise another 8-10 inches between now and July.

The water rising could submerge the North Pier, and make it unsafe for organizers to stage the show.

The fireworks display was always held on July 3 drawing in thousands of people.

If those lake levels diminish, the city says it's not giving up hope to do some sort of fire works show at some point this year.

2. Daylight saving time is on Sunday. Everyone will be "springing forward" one hour and experts are offering a few tips on how to prep your body for the coming change.

Make sure your bedroom is dark and the temperature is comfortable.

For kids, make sure they're involved in physical activity during the day, but avoid it directly before bedtime.

When it comes to food, they say avoid alcohol, cigarettes, caffeinated drinks, and heavy meals in the evening because they can disrupt sleeping and can cause discomfort or indigestion.

When it really comes down to it, keep a regular bedtime.

3. People living on the west side of Grand Rapids now have a new place to fill up and grab a snack.

Meijer opened its Stockbridge Express gas station on Thursday morning at the corner of Stocking and Bridge Street.

The station has four gas pumps, along with snacks, coffee and breakfast sandwiches.

It's located next to Meijer's Bridge Street Market, which was the first grocery store to open in that neighborhood.

4. Everyone get s a free pint of ice cream today!

Hudsonville Ice Cream is celebrating their 2nd annual Pint Day by giving away 10,000 pints of ice cream.

Go to hudsonvilleicecream.com/pintday to print out the coupon and use it anywhere their ice cream is sold to get your free pint.

Hudsonville ICe Cream originally created the Pint Day holiday in 2019 to celebrate the launch of its new pint lineup featuring traditional flavors from its family-size flavor list.

5. It's not cereal with a side of pancakes, it's just simply Cereal Pancakes at IHOP.

The International House of Pancakes is taking its fluffy flapjacks and adding some iconic childhood flavors.

These new pancake creations feature three cereals and some crazy toppings.

The Fruity Lucky Charms Stack comes with vanilla sauce and purple icing, The Cap'n Crunch Pancakes have blue sparkle sauce, and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch option comes with cream cheese icing and cinnamon spread.

IHOP also has a cereal milk mousse to top them all off.