Washington Monument reopens after coronavirus-linked closure, with new safety rules

The Washington Monument has reopened after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face covering while inside and must adhere to social distancing. Masks will not be provided to visitors, according to Reservations are required and visitors can purchase one ticket for up to four people online.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that “today is a big day.”

“Finally we’re at a point where we’re reopening our Washington Monument, a testament to our founding father George Washington,” he said. “It’s phenomenal that people can now come back, go up to the observation deck and recognize this incredible tribute to our leader who serves really as that beacon of hope to not only Americans but all humanity.”


It was “really a big disappointment

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Press release: Brewers Community Foundation 2020 Drive for Charity

MILWAUKEE – Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) traditionally hosts its annual “Drive for Charity” four times a year during the baseball season. BCF today announced the event will be staged online, Sept. 24-27, to support nonprofit organizations keeping children and families in Greater Milwaukee safe and warm this winter with basic

MILWAUKEEBrewers Community Foundation (BCF) traditionally hosts its annual “Drive for Charity” four times a year during the baseball season. BCF today announced the event will be staged online, Sept. 24-27, to support nonprofit organizations keeping children and families in Greater Milwaukee safe and warm this winter with basic needs such hats, mittens, gloves and toiletries. Donations will be accepted beginning today in increments of $10 or more.

Drive for Charity is proudly presented by the Brewers Leadership Council: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Lubar & Co., Molson Coors, the Milwaukee

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Valley News – Out & About: Precision Museum to unveil model waterwheel

WINDSOR — One of the defining features of the building that is now the modern-day American Precision Museum in downtown Windsor was a giant waterwheel.

In the mid-1800s, the manufacturing that took place in the Robbins & Lawrence Armory was powered by water, including the 18-foot contraption.

“The waterwheel itself is lost to time, but now we actually have an electric-powered model,” said Alice Cable, associate executive director at the American Precision Museum. A new exhibit titled “Full Circle” will be unveiled at the museum at 11 a.m. on Saturday, both in person and on Facebook Live. More information about the museum’s COVID-19 policies and about the event can be found at or by calling 802-674-5781.

The six-foot scale model was created with a partnership from CNC Software, Inc., the developers of Mastercam, which is based in Tolland, Conn., and HFO Trident. The museum reached out to Mastercam in

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Swiss Chard Rolls Recipe To Transform Boring Leftovers

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Transform boring leftovers into delicious vegan bites with this recipe for Swiss chard rolls.

If you’re the kind of person who hates eating the same thing every day, leftovers are a particular kind of conundrum. On the one hand, it took a lot of willpower to actually make food instead of ordering from Seamless yet again and you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor. (Not to mention, you don’t want to waste food.) On the other hand… you’re

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Employers woo job seekers as local hiring picks up | News

Looking for a job? Keep reading. Even if you missed Saturday’s job fair at the Cullman Aquatic Center, several local employers are keeping open the lines of communication to court job seekers, as the area emerges from the summer-long public health lockdown, rolls up its sleeves, and cautiously gets back to work.

A dozen local industries and businesses turned out for the job fair, hosted by the Cullman-covered Region 1 division of workforce services nonprofit North AlabamaWorks!. Large local employers like Walmart, Topre, Rehau, AGCOR Steel, HomTex, NAFCO, HH Technologies, Rusken Packaging and more showed up to engage with potential recruits; joined by newer locally-operated businesses like Sequence Health and Busted Knuckle Off Road — a Dodge City company that outfits and customizes high-end parts and accessories for recreational all-terrain enthusiasts.

Even though Cullman County continues to enjoy the state’s second-lowest unemployment rate at 5.4 percent (edged out slightly during

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Chris Rock Isn’t Alone: When Comedians Get Serious – E! Online

Chris Rock isn’t laughing.

After years of cracking audiences up with his comedy and movies, the Saturday Night Live veteran is getting serious with his starring role in the long-awaited fourth installment of FX’s Fargo, creator Noah Hawley‘s hit anthology adaptation of the Coen brothers’ classic film.

Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 27, after a pandemic-induced delay—there were just two episodes left to film before COVID shut down the industry back in March—the new season, set in 1950s Kansas City, finds Rock playing mob boss Loy Cannon. Not only is it the first meaty dramatic role in his career, but it also marks the first-ever time he’s starred in a scripted series ever. Talk about a learning curve.

As he told The Hollywood Reporter, the job required more from him than he’d initially expected, forcing him to set aside plans to work on new stand-up material until filming

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Brick Sets Trunk Or Treat With Coronavirus Restrictions

BRICK, NJ — Brick Township will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event, but the 2020 version will be modified due to the coronavirus pandemic, township officials announced.

The event is set for Oct. 23 (with a rain date of Oct. 30) at the Drum Point Sports Complex.

“Trunk or Treat is an event where residents, local organizations and businesses bring their vehicles, decorate them, pop the trunk and hand out treats. It has become one of the most popular events in Brick Township and Mayor Ducey and the Council wanted to make sure it was available to Brick’s young people this year,” township officials said.

The following modifications have been put in to place for this year’s Trunk or Treat:

The event is open to Brick residents only and you must provide valid ID and proof of residence.

There will be three sessions: 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8

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2 Anchorage dancers are competing against the world’s best breakers

Brianna Pritchard’s mornings begin at 3 a.m. on the wooden floors of her home studio in Anchorage, practicing drills, working with mentors across the U.S. and as far away as Finland, and rehearsing choreography — all before work starts at 7 a.m. Pritchard is dedicated. After all, she is the only competitive female breakdancer in Alaska.

Pritchard, also known as Snap1, is competing in the prestigious Red Bull BC One E-Battle, an online breaking contest that pits dancers from across the globe against the world’s most talented B-boys and B-girls.

“I grew up surrounded by B-boys and men, and that’s fine — that has actually really developed my style of breaking,” Snap1 said. “I don’t dance like most B-girls because I was around a masculine type of style. I had worked really hard to be as strong as them, as explosive as them, have as much endurance as them and

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Take A Field Trip To Monterey County, Calif. This Fall | State

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This fall, Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Monterey County CVB) is inviting travelers to give themselves a “permission slip” to break away from the ordinary and indulge in a customized field trip in the stunning California central coast destination. Known for its extraordinary experiences – from exploring the Monterey Bay’s tide pools and hiking lush terrain to immersing in the area’s rich agricultural offerings, visitors can choose from a variety of journeys to reinvigorate the soul. Full details can be found at

“We all remember the sense of wonder and excitement with the anticipation of a field trip, which is what we are hoping to evoke with this fall-timed campaign,” said Rob O’Keefe, president and CEO of Monterey County CVB. “Peoples’ lives and routines have changed drastically in the past several months, and we want to encourage them to

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Lompoc’s Beattie Park to Boast Largest Inclusive Playground in County | Homes & Lifestyle

Facility’s design utilized suggestions from the community

September 30, 2020
| 4:21 p.m.

Work at Beattie Park is expected to be finished by the end of October.Click to view larger

Work at Beattie Park is expected to be finished by the end of October. (Courtesy photo)

Construction is underway on a new, grant-funded playground and fitness area at Beattie Park in Lompoc, The recreation facility will have the distinction of being the largest inclusive playground in Santa Barbara County.

In addition, Beattie Park’s new playground has been named a Triple National Demonstration Site, meeting stringent design standards in three categories: inclusive playground design, youth play, and adult fitness.

The design selected incorporates suggestions from an online community survey in April that garnered 645 responses. Among the playground’s features are a giant modern tower with a view of the park, an inclusive play space with ramps leading up to three different height levels and accessible components.

The playground also showcases the “sensory wave climber” with integrated sensory panels,

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