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Morning Buzz: September 9

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 10:30:46-04

1. Law enforcement across West Michigan are promoting Bicyclist Safety this week.

The Office of Highway Safety Planning identified Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and four other cities in the state of Michigan with some of the highest number of bicycle-involved crashes.

Each city will be getting grants to focus on cycling laws. Police will be on the lookout for violations.

The enforcement campaign begins today and runs through September 15.

2. The Stomp Out Stigma Walk held annually to raise awareness of suicide prevention is being held virtually this year.

It kicks off on Thursday with a donation drive at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The drive-thru event is being held from noon to 8 p.m.

To participate in the wall, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is asking people to walk a 5K somewhere that empowers them and share photos or videos with them online.

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3. Fresh air does the body and minds good. One local nature preserve feels it could help some of the front-line workers.

Not only were more people hitting the trails during quarantine, but Blandford Nature Center noticed many of those people were healthcare workers.

To show their appreciation, Blandford is offering complimentary, one-year memberships to its nature center.

It's open to healthcare workers art Mary Free Bed, Spectrum, Metro University of Michigan Health, and Mercy Health.

4. The popular "Bodies Revealed" exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum has announced its closing date.

"Bodies Revealed" features real, whole, and partial body specimens that have been preserved through an innovative process, giving you the opportunity to view the complexity of human organs and systems in a way that's normally reserved for medical professionals.

Your last chance to view the exhibit will be on Sunday, September 27.

5. If you needed an excuse to eat desserts for breakfast, now you've got one.

With the help of Kellogg's Little Debbie has re-imagined its oatmeal creme pies as a breakfast cereal in honor of the treat turning 60-years-old.

Made with crispy spiced oatmeal cookie cereal bits coated in cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses, the cereal will hit grocery stores in December.