Morning Mix


Good News You Need for May 28

Posted at 10:31 AM, May 28, 2020

For all of you shop-a-holics out there, the Woodland Mall is planning to reopen June 1.

Stores inside will be accepting shoppers by appointment only and need to follow new sanitation protocols to enhance the safety of all and to promote physical distance.

Many retailers like Von Maur and Urban Outfitters will offer appointments for up to 10 shoppers at a time, and smaller stores May limit the number further.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

West Ottawa Public Schools is getting ready to unveil its new and improved Book Mobile.

The district is celebrating the bus' 45th anniversary with a big upgrade, allowing them to bring more books to you and your kids.

Volunteers started working on the new bus last summer and spent more than 1,000 hours working on it. They added extra shelves and gave the bus a new design. Now the bus can carry more than 4,500 donated books for children and adults.

Currently the bus is out of commission until the stay at home order is lifted.

Six Flags is getting ready to reopen its first park since the Coronavirus shut them down two months ago.

Frontier City will open in Oklahoma City on June 5, with some new safety protocols in place.

In fact, all of the Six Flags parks will follow the same guidelines when they re-open. All guests over the age of two will have to wear a mask, as well as the employees.

Guests will need to make reservations ahead of time, and the park will limit capacity so it can enforce social distancing in lines for rides and concessions.

Some public pools might not be able to open this summer, but that doesn't have to sink your plans. Rent out a neighbor's pool for a few hours, thanks to a new website called Swimply.

The app works just like AirBNB, but for pools. IT allows swimmers to connect with pool owners in their areas, and reserve a time to take a dip.

Some owners will also offer extras like fire pits or tennis courts. The creator of Swimply says the average pool goes for about $45 an hour.

All hosts are required to follow CDC guidelines for disinfecting and virus safety.

A shocking surprise for a Las Vegas waiter, who says a customer left him a $2,000 tip on a $64 meal.

The waiter, Armando Garcia, was out of work at the cafe for two months until the restaurant reopened earlier this month.

He was working on Memorial Day- a slow day for the establishment- when a couple of regulars came in to eat.

After they were finished, the customers wrote on the receipt, "Stay safe. Thank you for your great service. We hope this helps. Love, the Lopez Brothers."

Garcia is using the money to ehlp his family and friends who are also struggling during this time.