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Good News You Need for July 22

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 10:10:26-04

1. Your cookie craving just got the ultimate gift. Insomnia Cookie,s known for staying open into the wee hours of the night has just opened a new location in downtown Grand Rapids.

This marks their 7th location in Michigan.

To celebrate their Grand Opening, they'll be offering deals all week long.

Insomnia Cookies is located at 44 Ionia Avenue Southwest.

2. School districts across West Michigan are getting new buses.

EGLE awarded four school districts a total of $450,000 to replace their old buses with new propane and diesel-powered buses.

Hamilton gets four, Allendale Public Schools gets 7, and Allendale Christian and Saugatuck Public Schools will replace one each.

This is part of EGLE's Clean Diesel Program. More funding is expected to be announced later this year.

3. Bringing a whole bunch of people with you as you say "yes to the dress" has taken a new spin during the pandemic.

Annie Lane Bridal in Zeeland put together what they're calling the "Annie Cam." All it is is a Zoom call that family and friends can join while the bride models different wedding gowns in-store.

They've installed a 75-inch monitor, and a video system so the brides can Zoom with their family members who aren't able to be there.

The Annie Camp isn't just for the pandemic though. The store says it's permanent, so if the family is out of town and wants to be involved, they can.

Annie Lane Bridal opened last fall on East Main Street.

4. One woman has made MLB history. Alyssa Nakken is the first woman to coach on the field during a major league game.

She entered during the late innings to coach first base for the San Francisco Giants in their exhibition game Monday against the Oakland A's.

The former four-time academic All-American at Sacramento State joined the Giants organization in 2014 as an intern in the operations department.

5. A Georgia family needs help celebrating a matriarch's birthday, her 105th birthday to be precise!

Helen Mangham will turn 105-years-old next month. Her family was planning a big party with more than 100 guests, but the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to that. Instead, they'll just have the immediate family over.

But Mangham loves receiving mail, so the family wants to see how many cards they can get people to send. Her granddaughter Pan Vickers is collecting the cards, which she will bring to the party.

Mangham says the key to a long life is trusting God and living by the bible. She also has three sisters who are still alive at 94, 101, and 103-years-old!

If you'd like to send Mangham a card, mail it to 257 Wallie Road, Molena, Georgia 30258.