1. A young entreprener has set her sights on opening a new business in Eastown. 17-year-old Taylor Kyle is opening a cereal bar in Grand Rapids in 2021, the same year she will be graduating high school.
The cereal bar will be called East Town Cereal Cafe, and the location on Wealthy Street is currently being renovated.
Taylor says they're now hoping to open in January. She's still working out the hours and days that they'll be open. Of course, all this, while also trying to figure out where she wants to go to college.
2. A new cafe is now open near East Grand Rapids.
Root Farmacy Cafe is right at the corner of Lake Drive and Diamond Avenue, the same space where Marie Catribs used to be.
Staff is made up of doctors and dieticians using food as medicine. They offer meals that are gluten-free, balanced for hormones, and free from refined sugar.
Clients can also set up a meal plan to treat things like PCOS, thyroid, and gut health, as well as fertility.
Root Farmacy is open for meal subscription pickup on Monday and Tuesday, and for Grab and Go Wednesday through Saturday.
To learn more, visit RootFarmacyCafe.com.
3. A brewery in Muskegon created a beer in honor of Governor Whitmer, and it sold out in less than 10 minutes. Rake Beer PRoject started selling "Big Gretch: The Return" on Tuesday.
It's the second brew they've made with the governor's name on it. The first was a hard seltzer called "Big Gretch" that came out in May.
Big Gretch: The Return is now the largest single batch of beer they've ever produced.
The owner says it's not intended to be negative, adding that he supports the governor and the tough decisions she's had to make during the pandemic.
4. Santa Claus is preparing for his worldwide trek, and now you can follow him!
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has launched its website to track Saint Nick around the world this year.
NoradSanta.org has your holiday countdown, games, music, and more. Then on Christmas Eve, Santa cams will start streaming. Trackers can call into Norad to check the whereabouts of Santa and his reindeer.
The tradition started in 1955 when the continental air defense command operations center started receiving calls from kids asking for Santa. It turns out a newspaper ad listed the wrong number for the North Pole.
5. While the city of Albuquerque does get snow, there's something else they get a lot more of.
Instead of Frosty, the giant snowman they made out here might appropriately be named Prickly. That's because it's made entirely of tumbleweeds!
For the past 25 years, the city's flood control authority has been gathering the weeds, spraying them white, and then crafting a 14-foot-tall snowman out of them.
They do it each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which has come to be known as Tumbleweed Tuesday.