Columbia, SC scraps Veterans’ Day, Christmas holiday parades

Two more iconic events in Columbia have been canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What was supposed to be the city’s 42nd annual Veterans’ Day parade was called off Monday by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.

Shortly after that announcement an even older event, the Carolina Carillon, was canceled, organizers of the holiday parade said in a news release.

The Veterans’ Day parade was canceled “to protect

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EA Sports Madden NFL tournament coming to Louisville

The tournament follows a regular season schedule with a playoffs at the end of the season. Participants must play on a Playstation 4.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Registration is now open for an E-Sports tournament hosted by Louisville Parks and Recreation. 

They are looking for sixteen players to play in a league for the latest version of the EA Sports Madden NFL franchise.

Louisville Parks and Recreation Athletics Supervisor, Brady Buckley,

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5 fun things to do in Monterey right now

In pre-pandemic times, you could visit Monterey for the epic aquarium alone. A stroll on Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row was kitschy and fun — something to do at least once. And this touristy destination saw a resurgence and reboot last year that brought exciting new openings, offerings and expansions. Like everything else in our world, that all came to a shuddering halt with the California shutdown. But  Monterey County’s

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Out of Darkness walk to prevent suicide continues despite COVID-19

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Katherine Mulokey and Debbie Lebson Jacobs at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Mulokey and Jacobs are part of Team Tikvah (Hebrew word for Hope) in the Out of Darkness walk for suicide prevention. (Photo: Monique Calello/The News Leader)

STAUNTON – Because of COVID-19, this year the Shenandoah Valley Out of Darkness walk will be an experience versus a walk. 

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Creative ways to exercise during the pandemic

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With the coronavirus causing some gym-goers and regulars at the local recreation center to reconsider their workout spot, staying physically active means getting creative with an exercise routine closer to home. There are lots of safe ways to work out while maintaining physical distance.

Early fall is a prime time to go outdoors to walk, run or bicycle, said Russell Pate, a professor in the University

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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Oct. 5-11

1. Creatures of the Night: ZooTampa at Lowry Park has brought back its family-friendly Halloween series. Capacity is limited, visitors will have to make a reservation in advance and masks are required for the few indoor attractions that are open. This year’s event is themed around campfire tales and features several new outdoor Halloween experiences and spooky characters. It also has a fall harvest Pumpkin Palooza for the littlest kids

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Brookline’s Kirrane Aquatics Center To Reopen

BROOKLINE, MA— The pool’s back.

The town pool has been closed for months, like many other things amid pandemic. But, on Oct. 5, Brookline’s Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center is set to reopen, albeit gradually.

Pool staff are still just getting their toes wet when it comes to new pandemic protocols, so to begin, the pool will only be open for limited hours.

The aquatics center will be open from 6:30

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World Food Travel Association Supports the UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

LONDON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced that it has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution.

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Cincinnati man killed at Indiana hotel, 2 suspects wanted



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GREENDALE, Ind. (FOX19) – Authorities are looking for two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Cincinnati man at a hotel in Greendale, Indiana, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said.

Police are looking for 19-year-old Demontre Conley and 21-year-old Talisha Tompkins, both from Cincinnati.

Deddens said Dearborn County dispatch received a call of gunshots fired at Riverside Inn around 8:45 p.m.

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Jersey musicians in tune with nature for online Sourlands fundraiser

On Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., the Sourland Conservancy will present “Save the Sourlands Solofest,” a free, hourlong program combining nature documentary and music festival to raise public awareness and funds to address a serious threat to the Sourlands.

The third largest forested area in New Jersey, the Sourlands are home to several threatened and endangered species in central New Jersey.

“We are losing over 1 million trees. That’s

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Facebook CEO’s money could boost Wichita-area elections

Sedgwick County is turning to private funds to help run its 2020 election.

Sedgwick County, the second-largest county in Kansas by population, has been awarded $816,458 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a nonprofit foundation, to boost the efforts of the county election office to hold an election in the midst of the pandemic. The money comes from a $250 million donation by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook,

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Trump’s Covid Infection Upends a Comforting Market Narrative

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Hannibal couple recognized for forest management

Posted: Oct. 5, 2020 12:01 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A lifelong interest in trees and forestry led to a statewide award for Art and Jana Suchland.

The Hannibal couple, winners of the 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award, and their Ralls County farm will be featured in a video as part of the Missouri Tree Farm Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The award, presented by the Forest and

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KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Flatiron Meadows Villas, Located in a Premier Master-Planned Community in Erie, Colorado, Priced From the $430,000s

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KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Flatiron Meadows Villas, a new enclave of paired homes situated in a premier master-planned community that offers a unique Colorado lifestyle, combining comfort and modern design with natural beauty. Flatiron Meadows is a thriving master plan with a new K–8 school and close to the Erie Community

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Why Hotels Are Perfect for Holidays

Hotels are the only place created with the sole purpose and mission of offering their guests an unforgettable experience and making sure they feel so good as to want to return when possible. The reasons they are the perfect venue to add to the comfort and fun of your holidays are considered below.

1.  Hotels rooms are geared to provide a pleasant stay

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Monday Is Last Day To Register To Vote In General Election

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Florida voters have until Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote (if not already registered) for the 2020 general election on Nov. 3.

Florida voters can update their name or address any time. For those who still need to register to vote, the simplest way to make the update is online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. Voters can also fill out a registration application at the Hillsborough County Supervisor

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