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Morning Buzz: January 5

Posted at 10:02 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 10:02:27-05

1. Calling all artists! The Lakeshore Art Festival is looking for fine art and craft applications for the 2021 festival.

No buy-sell items are allowed. If you applied and were accepted into the 2020 show, you'll automatically be in the 2021 show.

Applications are accepted online through Zapplications or

The festival itself will take place on June 26 and 27.

2. "Mask up and mask right." These are the encouraging words behind the state health department's campaign to get Michiganders to do their part.

They want to hand out 3.5 million K-N95 masks to health departments and local MDHHS offices.

Some agencies will also distribute masks and homeless shelters.

Anyone can pick one up at no charge. To find a distribution site near you, visit

3. The goal was to raise $15,000, but in 10 days $17 million was raised to help businesses.

Now four Michigan businesses have been chosen, and each will get help throughout the entire pandemic.

All four businesses in Michigan receiving support are in the Metro Detroit Area.

4. If you feel lucky this week, you might want to buy a Powerball or Mega-Millions ticket, or both.

The odds of winning the Mega-Millions is one in 302 million. Powerball is one in 292-million.

5. Exciting news for college basketball fans, the NCAA has released their plan for March Madness.

All 67 games, including the final four, will be played in Indiana. The NCAA selected six venues for the playoffs, including Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. They're cramming two courts in the venue, but only one game will be played at a time.

Championship Weekend is still scheduled for April 3. Preliminary round dates have yet to be determined.