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Morning Buzz: January 26

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Morning Buzz: January 26
Posted at 11:25 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 11:25:23-05

1. The Muskegon Area District Library is reopening to the public on Monday with a few changes.

All 10 branches are limiting their capacity to 25 percent.

They're also asking patrons to limit their visit to two-hours per day. Computer reservations are by appointment only, and a face mask must be worn at all times.

Branches will continue to offer online and curbside services.

2. Meijer's Simply Give Program brought in nearly $8 million for food pantries across the Midwest last year. This year, more people participated in their holiday campaign more than ever.

The company says they received $2.6 million in donations during the holidays, and West Michiganders pitched in too.

The Cascade Meijer was the top contributor in the area, donating nearly $32,000 to the Church of Servant Food Pantry.

3. The Valentine's Dash 5K is returning to Kentwood in a couple of weeks on February 13.

The track will take participants from East Paris Nature Park to Paris Park with staggered start times due to COVID-19.

Proceeds from the race benefit the city's Little Free Pantry. For more details, head to kentwood.us.

4. Winter plus the pandemic equals big challenges for keeping the American Red Cross blood supply built up. So if you're healthy, the organization is urging you to donate.

Anyone who gives blood in February will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

The Red Cross also tests for COVID-19 antibodies. To find a donor center near you, visit redcrossblood.org.

5. Pizza Hut is showing off a new Detroit Style Pizza paying homage to the Motor City.

The pizza ditches the company's traditional round shape, sporting a rectangular crust pizza with a special "vine-ripened tomato sauce" and cheese to the edges.

Pizza Hut's Detroit-Style Pizza comes with four options: Double Pepperoni, Double Cheese, Meaty Deluxe, and The Supremo which comes with Italian sausage, red onions, and green bell peppers.

The pizza is slated to start at around $11.