Bird Rock Elementary to welcome small number of students for in-person learning Oct. 13; enrollment down 7.5%

As Bird Rock Elementary School prepares to welcome a “very small” number of students to in-person learning Oct. 13 as part of the San Diego Unified School District’s first phase for reopening its campuses from coronavirus-related closures, it faces a “heartbreaking” reduction of more than 7 percent in its student population.

The optional in-person sessions will be available only to students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade and will be

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18-year commissioner faces ex state rep. to serve Norton Shores on Muskegon county board

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A former state lawmaker is taking on a veteran commissioner for the right to represent Norton Shores on the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners.

Democrat Mary Valentine is challenging incumbent Republican Bob Scolnik in the Nov. 3 general election for the board’s district four seat.

Valentine served in the Michigan House of Representatives for two terms, from 2007-11. Scolnik has served 18 years on the county

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Transylvania’s PumpkinMania and fall fest go virtual; even more chances for public to participate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Transy Public Affairs) – Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania, a pumpkin-carving event and display, and Alumni Fall Festival are going virtual this month instead of happening in person.

The annual events will feature online activities — including an opportunity to share photos of jack-o’-lanterns — with the larger community.

“While we look forward every year to the opportunity to bring our neighbors onto our campus for PumpkinMania and the Alumni

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Garden City’s annual Halloween party at the zoo — canceled.

A gala celebration at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere — canceled.

Topeka’s Fiesta Mexicana — also canceled.

Week after week, from the northeast tip of Kansas to its southwest toe, museums, zoos, churches, and community groups have had to nix their plans to party because of COVID-19.

Fun is not the only casualty.

While most of us view these events as opportunities for

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Politicians are destroying Britain’s pubs with vanishingly little evidence

I have some sympathy with politicians trying to make evidence-based decisions in unprecedented times. The wheels of peer-reviewed science turn slowly. When it comes to specific policy measures, such as what to do with the hospitality industry during Covid-19, we are in uncharted territory.

Nevertheless, it does not inspire confidence when the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, is passing around a dodgy dossier in private meetings with MPs. Whitty seems

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Kettle Moraine prison’s COVID-19 outbreak worries inmates

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The entrance to the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution as seen, Thursday, October 1, 2020, near Glenbeulah, Wis. (Photo: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

SHEBOYGAN – With two in five inmates at the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution infected with COVID-19 in the state’s largest prison outbreak, officials can no longer isolate the sick from the uninfected.

Devante Welch, who is among those who tested positive, says it’s “a

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Amid Pandemic, Sharply Increased U.S. Detention Times Put Migrants At Risk

Oct 9 (Reuters) – The 31-year-old Cuban rancher arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing through nearly a dozen countries to seek political asylum in the United States.

More than a year later, Yudanys Perez remains locked up. As he presses his legal case, he’s been shuttled among six immigration detention centers and denied parole seven times.

In May, medical records show, he tested positive for the coronavirus. For more

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The female travel community exchanging postcards to explore the world

Members of a female travel community on Facebook have been exploring the world through a postcard exchange during the covid-19 pandemic.

From beating the travel blues to discovering more about one’s roots, thousands of postcards are flying across the borders each week as fellow travel lovers share a glimpse into each others’ lives and cultures.

Since its creation in 2015, the Facebook group Girls LOVE Travel has been a platform

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D.C. urban gardens flourish in the pandemic as people dig in to ‘fill the isolated life’

Mbazang is part of a swelling group of Washingtonians who grow produce in the city’s 68 community gardens, which offer free plots of fertile land. Many gardens have years-long waitlists and have become even more in-demand during the pandemic, as people are stuck at home, and many are looking for new, healthy hobbies.

Jeff McQueen, 63, hadn’t gardened in many years but started growing squash and cabbage in May near

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Columbus Day 2020: What’s open and what’s closed

Columbus Day, known in some communities as Indigenous Peoples Day, is a legal holiday in Massachusetts. That means offices and some government services are closed and other businesses have special hours.

Canceled events

Traditional Columbus Day weekend events are canceled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic:

  • The Ashfield Fall Festival
  • The Granville Harvest Fair
  • The Second Baptist Church Craft Fair in South Hadley
  • The Pulaski Day Parade in Northampton
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College’s Intramural Program Kicks Off Its First Online Season | News

Moving from serves on Cambridge tennis courts to servers on the Internet, the College’s intramural sports program transitioned online for the fall semester.

Upperclassmen at Harvard can participate in the House Intramural Program, in which all 12 Houses and the Dudley Co-op compete in sports and vie for the annually-rewarded Straus Cup. First-year students participate in a separate intramural league for the Yard Trophy.

As courses and extracurriculars have adapted

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14 people test positive for COVID-19 at ODU residence hall

ODU said the outbreak happened in the Whitehurst residence hall, which houses 389 students.

NORFOLK, Va. — Fourteen people have tested positive for the coronavirus at an Old Dominion University residence hall, the university said in a statement Thursday.

ODU said the outbreak happened in the Whitehurst residence hall, which houses 389 students. The university says COVID-19 testing has also identified what could be the beginning of an uptick in

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