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Morning Buzz: January 28

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 11:16:11-05

1. USA Today announced Michigan has one of the top riverwalks in the entire country.

The Detroit Riverwalk has been nominated for "Best Riverwalk" by USA Today 10-Best Reader's Choice Awards 2021.

Nominees were selected by 10-Best editors along with a panel of urban planning experts. The public is encouraged to vote online daily at The top 10 will be revealed on February 26.

2. Transitioning our nation to "clean energy" was the main focus for former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm as she testified before the Senate Energy Committee on Wednesday.

President Biden tapped Granholm, who served as Michigan's governor from 2003 to 2011 to serve as Secretary of Energy.

"Clean Energy" is a key part of President Biden's agenda.

Granholm should be approved in the coming days. If confirmed, she would be the second woman to hold the post.

3. If you're looking for a way to relive any stress or frustration, you could try a "break room."

Break Room Therapy just opened a new location in Byron Center. The concept is simple: break things and feel better.

Staff provides fully-sanitized personal protective equipment, and people will get a room stocked with pre-approved items for you to break. People can bring their own stuff to break too.

Right now, Break Room Therapy is open by appointment only.

4. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the West Michigan Humane Society returns in March. Paws, Claws, and Corks is scheduled for Monday, February 15.

It's a hybrid event this year of online and in-person activities. Last year in 2020, it was all online.

Tickets include access to virtual programming, live and silent auctions, and dinner from local restaurants.

Proceeds benefit the Humane Society's mission to support local animals in need.

5. There's not a doubt in this world that when St. Valentine inspired Valentine's Day, he had this in mind. Pink mac and cheese, which is flavored like candy!

Kraft-Heinz is releasing this ultra-romantic dish sure to fire up any relationship just in time for the day made for lovers. But it can't be bought.

People have to register on and hope to win one of only a thousand boxes the company is giving away.

So the million-dollar question is how in the world did they make it pink: Kraft-Heinz says it's from beet-root and carrots.

The company also says the rosy sauce contains hints of sweetness, vanilla, and other natural flavors.