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Morning Buzz: January 13

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Morning Buzz: Wednesday, January 13
Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 10:54:47-05

1. Allegiant Airlines is adding a new route at Ford International Airport. The non-stop flight to Boston will begin on March 5 and run twice a week.

The route was supposed to be added last year but was postponed because of the pandemic.

To celebrate the addition, the airline is doing special ticket pricing.

More details are available at allegiantair.com.

2. There's an immediate demand for pharmacists due to the pandemic. Two local schools are teaming up to help students get their license.

Ferris State University is one of three colleges in the state that offer a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Their new agreement guarantees five seats each year in that program for Grand Rapids Community College Students.

GRCC says there are more than a dozen educational pathways students can take advantage of.

To learn more about the program, visit Ferris State's website.

3. If you work at a grocery store, Sea Life Michigan is sending you thanks for all of your hard work this past year, by giving you free admission.

From January 19 through February 26, grocery store workers can head to their facility in Auburn Hills to see aquatic animals, exhibits, and so much more.

In addition to free admission, you can bring up to four guests, who can get 50 percent off the admission price. Workers must show their ticket and work ID, or valid pay stub, to get in.

These one-day passes can be redeemed on their website. The deal is valid Monday through Friday.

4. Big changes are coming to the North American International Auto Show this year. It's moving from downtown Detroit to Pontiac.

The event will be held outdoors and has a brand new name, Motor Bella. The event will run from September 21-26 at the M-1 Concourse, instead of through October 9 like originally planned. It has a race track and 1.6 million square feet of display space.

The move comes amid worries the pandemic could affect the traditional auto show, typically held at the TCF Center in Detroit.

Organizers say they've reserved that venue for next year and 2023.

5. Truly, the beverage maker known for its hard seltzers, has a new hybrid product out that's ready to rock the world.

They're kicking off 2021 with a first-of-its-kind drink- Truly Iced Tea Hard Seltzer. It combines hard seltzer, brewed tea, and fruit flavor. The variety pack is available nationwide in four flavors: lemon, raspberry, peach, and strawberry.

Each can has just one gram of sugar, 100 calories, and contains 5 percent alcohol.