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Good News You Need for July 2

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 10:44:00-04

Is your little book worm ready for some fresh pages? A fabulous new children's book on the 38th president, Gerald R. Ford. Will soon be hitting shelves called "Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story."
Author Lindsey McDivitt put out a virtual storytelling experience ahead of the book's release. It's an eight-part miniseries available online now through the DeVos Learning Center at the Ford Museum.
The book is for kids between 6 and 10-years-old, following President Ford's Journey through childhood, college, the military, and congress before becoming president.
The book's release is scheduled for July 14, President Ford's birthday.

Restaurant Week GR is still on this year, but with some changes due to COVID-19.
The event is happening on August 5-16.
Experience Grand Rapids says they debated about whether or not to keep it going, but decided it's an easy way to help restaurants stay afloat while operating safely.
As always patrons can expect good food, but instead of the special menus and meal pairings, there will be a digital passport where people can check-in at different places they want to try and earn prizes.
There will also be special incentives to return, that will be unique to each restaurant.
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Deep discounts are at Art Van Stores starting today!
This includes two stores in Grand Rapids, the one on Alpine Avenue and the one on 28th Street.
American Signature will host the sales events featuring deep discounts on $55 million worth of merchandise.
The company has re-hired many former Art Van employees for the sales.

American Airlines is now booking flights at full capacity, becoming the latest company to roll back some of the measures put in place by the pandemic.
Last Friday the airline told passengers that all seats would be available July 1, and if passengers choose to change to a flight that's less crowded, they can do so for free.
The company says they will even issue an alert if a plane is near capacity. It will also continue to require passengers to wear masks.

A transformation is coming to many Walmart parking lots. 160 Walmart locations across the U.S. will soon become a host for drive-in movies according to Deadline.
The big-box store has partnered with Tribeca Enterprises for the event. The series is expected to start in August and run through October.
In addition, the 320 family-friendly showings are expected to include special appearances from filmmakers and celebrities. The film lineup for the series will be announced closer to the start date.
To help add to the film going experience, Walmart will have an area where they can pick up picnic items curbside before the mobile begins, and concessions will be available to your socially distanced vehicles.