New Columbia Basin basketball coach challenged by pandemic

When Anthony Owens accepted the the men’s head basketball coaching job at Columbia Basin College earlier this year, he was unaware that it came with a bonus: a new gymnasium in a few years.

“I found out about it after the fact,” said Owens. “(CBC athletic director) Scott (Rogers) called me on a Saturday morning and said ‘Yeah, they started working on the new facility.’”

The new CBC

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Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

Featuring seven artists from seven continental time zones, Ripples reaches out to people across the world asking the question ‘What matters to you?’

Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

This weekend, International Roots launched their new initiative Ripples to create a global collage of hopes, challenges and the things that matter to people the most. The project aims to amplify diverse voices across the seven continental time zones by creating a platform for artistic responses to

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – Morning Sun

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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Five of nine Genesee County Board of Commissioner seats contested in Nov. 3 election

FLINT, MI – At least three districts will have a new representative on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners next year, and other seats are also up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election.

In Districts 1 and 2, incumbent Bryant Nolden and Charles Winfrey — both Democrats — are unopposed and on the ballot. Newcomer Domonique Clemons, also a Democrat, is unopposed in District 4, and incumbent Shaun Shumaker,

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Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing Review

With Little Witch Academia VR, Oculus users can experience what it’s like to fly through hoops and occasionally be talked down to by anime characters.

Players who aren’t familiar with Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing‘s anime counterpart may not understand all the references, but they will still have an enjoyable, if simple, time playing the game. Published and developed by UNIVRS, Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing delivers

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Woodland Lights Christmas Lights 2020

Each night of operation through Dec. 23, guests will walk down a sparkling path that leads to a cabin decorated in lights and greenery, where Santa Claus will be waiting to welcome children to his sleigh. More guidelines surrounding the physically distanced visits with Santa Claus will be announced at a later date.

ExploreDayton Holiday Festival to continue on, drive-thru style

Woodland Lights opens its 18th season with a

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2 North Caldwell Schools To Close Amid Local COVID-19 Outbreak

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Gould and Grandview schools in North Caldwell will close for two weeks starting Monday and switch to all-online classes amid an outbreak of the coronavirus in the region, officials announced.

Part of the reason for the shutdown is that parents and guardians in the district aren’t cooperating with contact tracing efforts, according to a letter from Superintendent Linda Freda.

Both schools started the year with in-person

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Halloween events, activities near Beaufort County, Jasper SC

Just in case 2020 wasn’t already frightening enough, Halloween is fast approaching. To add to the spookiness, Oct. 31 is also a night with a full moon, which hasn’t happened in decades.

Several traditional Lowcountry-area events have been called off because of COVID-19. Organizers of the Savannah Moose Lodge Haunted Forest, which has been a staple for haunted house fans for 22 years, decided to sit this year out.

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NJ physical education teachers get creative to tackle online gym class

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So far 180 public, private and parochial districts have gotten state permission to start with all-remote instruction, Gov. Murphy said.

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Meghan Radimer had to get creative. Radimer teaches physical education, and the COVID pandemic has made that particularly challenging since her school’s classes are online.

So Radimer has asked her students in the Stillwater Township School District to use household items in their workouts. She had them play 

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DEC Requesting Public Comment On Plaza Project | News, Sports, Jobs

New greenspace and a tree that has been added to the Southside Plaza as part of a future new building construction project in the former location of the Tastee Corners & Cafe building. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public comment through Nov. 14 on the proposed cleanup remedy plan to address contamination related to the site.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – The Hays Daily News

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

Read More