Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for May 20

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  1. If you're looking to build a new home, or maybe do some remodeling, you can find some inspiration as the Spring Parade of Homes kicks off in West Michigan.

This year's event will feature 86 homes created by 67 different builders.

They'll showcase the latest trends in building styles, flooring, wall treatments and landscaping.

Homes will be open for touring on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets are available online or at option One Credit Union for $10.

It runs through June 4.


2. If you're a history buff, you have the opportunity to tour some classic homes and buildings.

The 47th annual Heritage Hill Tour of Homes in Grand Rapids starts May 21 and goes through Sunday May 22.

One home was built way back in 1886. Another is a manor from 1916 that has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5 fireplaces!

There's also the Meyer May House that Frank Lloyd Wright designed.

You can purchase tickets for $15 at the Heritage Hill Association on College Avenue.


3. Dozens of employers will set up shop aboard a floating museum for a special career fair aimed at veterans.

The Muskegon Veterans Job Fair takes place from 10am-2pm at the USSLST 393 Veterans Museum on Mart Street in Muskegon.

Charter Communications, DTE Energy, Michigan State Police, and Mercy Health are just some of the businesses expected to be there. Many businesses are offering jobs on the spot.

Make sure to bring several copies of your resume.


4. If you're looking to make some Friday night plans, there's a huge party happening, and you're invited.

Cat Footwear is hosting the event at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

It's called Make a Scene and it's all to give you a sneak peek of their Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

There will be a fashion show, live entertainment, and a giant paint by numbers canvas!

The party starts at 7:30pm and goes until 10pm.


5. Plastic rings have been used to hold six-packs of beer and soda together for decades, but they end up in landfills and can be fatal to some animals.

Saltwater Brewery in south Florida has come up with edible six pack rings that actually feed animals instead of killing them.

The holder is crafted from the by-products in the brewing process.

It's 100 percent biodegradable, and you can eat it.

The concept is taking off on social media, and the brewery is hoping others will sign on and get the holder into the mainstream market.

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