Come Out St. Pete is city’s first major festival since pandemic began

Coming out has two different meanings for organizers getting ready for a week-long celebration that begins Sunday evening, on National Coming Out Day in the gay community. 
“We’ve all lived in our home for seven months now and I think people are wanting to get out,” Chris Jones, co-chair of Come Out St. Pete. 
This is the first

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Shenandoah National Park issues travel tips for October : Augusta Free Press

October is a popular time to visit Shenandoah National Park, typically garnering nearly a quarter of the Park’s annual visitation of 1.4 million.

The Park is experiencing

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Teton goat shoot a physical challenge but success reported


Jacob Glissmeyer, right, of Hoback, Wyo., searches for mountain goats high in the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., in September, 2020. The National Park Service allowed qualified volunteers to help cull the non-native mountain goat population, which is threatening the survival of a dwindling population of bighorn sheep.


“Mountaineering with a rifle” is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours

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World Travel Market London will go virtual!

Forget the rush on the tube, forget expensive hotels! Reed Exhibition, the organizer of the World Travel Market London decided to go virtual.|
Look forward to this again in November 2021 facing a new normal for the travel and tourism industry.

In the meantime, is working on a global virtual discussion to discuss WTM with leaders on Tuesday, September 21. To be invited to participate in the Q&A and

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Why was Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame living in San Antonio when he was captured?

The movie Hotel Rwanda has a happy ending, with the protagonist, Paul Rusesabagina, adopting two of his sister-in-law’s daughters, symbolically and literally helping the nation’s next generation rise from the ashes.

It may require pressure from U.S. and Texas officials to make sure the real-life story doesn’t have a tragic ending.

The man known to the world as one of Rwanda’s saviors is now in need of salvation. Rusesabagina was

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Valley News – Future of UV fitness won’t resemble the past

Leslie Carleton moved out of her yoga studio on North Main Street in White River Junction this week.

She made the tough decision to close down Upper Valley Yoga and switch to a fully virtual format. Classes can be found on demand, and she’ll soon offer live online lessons, too.

The location and live, in-person instruction that used to sustain her business just doesn’t have a place during this time

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Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween | Features

Just like the rest of 2020, this Halloween season is shaping up to be one like no other.

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on into October, local municipalities have been weighing whether to host trick-or-treating. At the same time, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said trick-or-treating as it’s traditionally done is a higher risk activity for spreading COVID-19.

So maybe you’re holding off on trick-or-treating

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RCC’s TRAILS program awarded $15K Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant | Rockingham Now

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Students in RCC’s TRAILS program get field practice on campus. RCC just received a $15,000 grant for the program from the Duke Energy Foundation.

WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College’s TRAILS program has received a $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant.

It is not the first time Duke Energy has shown strong support of TRAILS – an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and

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The New York Film Festival went virtual in 2020, but still served up some of the year’s best films

I’ve been attending the New York Film Festival since I was a teenager. The event, held each year at Lincoln Center, is where I had my first encounters with such classics as “Breaking the Waves,” “Gods and Monsters,” “Volver” and — just last year — Martin Scorsese’s magnificent gangster epic “The Irishman.”

So it was more than a little strange this year that, instead of making that anticipatory journey uptown

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East Hempfield Twp. approves lease agreement for golf course banquet hall | Regional

When: East Hempfield Township supervisors meeting, Oct. 7.

What happened: Supervisors approved a plan to sublease the township’s golf course banquet hall facilities to Blue Collar Hospitality LLC, which will provide food and beverage services in the banquet hall and at the golf course concession stand. Blue Collar will pay the township a $500 monthly management fee for use of its liquor license in the second year of

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