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Morning Buzz: January 15

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Morning Buzz: Friday, January 15
Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 11:02:35-05

1. The Kent District Library is welcoming people back starting on Tuesday.

Regular branch hours will resume on January 19 at all locations except the Cascade Branch, which is undergoing construction. That location will reopen on February 1.

Building capacity will be limited to 30 percent, as required by the State Health Department.

Patrons are being asked to mask up at all times and limit their visits to two hours per day. Private study rooms will also be closed for the time being.

To read more about the new guidelines and curbside services, head to kdl.org.

2. Take a tour of the Kalamazoo State theater! Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 2-5 p.m.

The theatre is hosting select tours on Saturdays, too

Tours have a max of four people it's about $28 per person. It includes a special koozie, poster, and the opportunity to learn more about the theatre.

3. Mary Free Bed started testing a new therapy took this week for stroke or other brain injury patients.

Using virtual reality with a headset and upper body sensors, the therapy can enhance cognitive and motor skills. Studies show it could help the brain reorganize itself after injury.

Patients seemed to enjoy the change-of-pace and Mary Free Bed will continue testing the technology over the next few months.

4. The Detroit Lions have a new general manager, Brand Holmes!

He was most recently director of college scouting for the Los Angeles Rams. Holmes will sign a five year deal with Detroit.

Lions owner and chairman, Shiela Ford Hamp, released a statement on Twitter saying in part, it was evident early on that Brad is a proven leader who is ready for this opportunity, and they're thrilled to have him.

The Lions are still searching for their next Head Coach.

5. It's an extremely rare feat in golf, but one amateur player in California recently managed to get what's called a "condor", making a par six in just two shots.

The Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, California, has the only par six west of the Mississippi, and Kevin Pon managed to condor it.

The course marshal, who certified pon's condor claims it is the first time a golfer has ever done it in the U.S.