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Morning Buzz: September 11

Posted at 10:57 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 10:57:49-04

1. The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan is hosting a golf outing next week to help support families with children in the hospital.

The organization has had to cancel several fundraisers amid the pandemic. But on Monday, those looking to support the organization will tee it up at Railside Golf Course in Byron Center.

The outing costs $150 per person with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you'd like to sign up, head over to

2. The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is putting together a new series called Broadway at the Ballpark, and it's just like it sounds: live performances at Fifth Third Ballpark.

There are six performances on three days, October 1-3. For $100, you can reserve a 12-by-12 space for up to six people.

Parking is free, and you can buy food and drinks including beer and wine.

To buy tickets just go to the ballpark's website.

3. Many teachers look forward to Meijer's percent discount at the beginning of the school year, and the retailer is extending that for the entire year!

Items that apply to the teacher's discount include standard school supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils, art supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. Also, hand sanitizer and masks will be included in the discount.

On top of the 15 percent discount, teachers can also take advantage of over 400 back-to-school savings through mPerks.

4. Founders is releasing a new beer, but only in the Mitten.

It's their barrel-aged Imperial Stout. They say "It was one of our most successful Mothership Series releases of 2019 and it's time for it to see distribution."

It will only be available in 750-milliliter bottles exclusively in Michigan. It will not be available in the taprooms. So look for it to start hitting shelves at retailers in early November.

5. Reaching a 60th wedding anniversary is no easy feat, which is why husband and wife Marvin and Lucille Stone decided they needed to do something special to mark the occasion.

The couple, who got married back on August 21, 1960, opted to do a photoshoot, wearing their original wedding day attire.

A few tweaks to Lucille's wedding gown and the pair was ready to roll, looking dapper for their diamond anniversary.

The couple's advice for a long and happy marriage is putting in hard work, being kind, and thinking before you speak.