How the holidays in New York City have changed over the last 100 years

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Holiday shopping at Macy’s in 1946. AP PhotoCarl Nesensohn
  • There’s something magical about the holiday season in New York City.

  • Symbols of the holidays in the city, like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, have been around for decades.

  • Other traditions, such as holiday shopping, look a little different today.

  • The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up some traditions even more, and many major events are going virtual this year.

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28 Ways to Feel Healthier Today, by a Doctor Who Knows

As a doctor, I know frightening health statistics are everywhere. We’re all getting fatter (obesity), developing chronic diseases (diabetes) and succumbing to potential pandemics (coronavirus). It’s all pretty scary.

So how can we improve our health? Yes, we want longevity—but we want quality of life as well. Are there any top tips to keep us healthy, and help us live the best life it can be? Read on, and to

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GVCC’s annual auction to be held online | News

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce will once again be holding an auction this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it will be held online.

The 12th Annual Auction hosted by the GVCC will begin with bidding on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and end on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

“The chamber has hosted the Auction for many years and always donates a portion of the proceeds.

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Ohio ski resorts focus on health and safety as winter approaches

Ed Balint
| The Repository

Brad Bowen is among the snowboarding enthusiasts counting down the days until Ohio’s ski resorts open. The 34-year-old Mayfield Heights man embraces the snow.

When there’s enough of it to consistently cover slopes in the region, Bowen plays out his wintertime ritual, standing atop an ivory hill and peering through his goggles at the terrain before accelerating and carving deep lines into the powdery canvas.

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What you need to consider before going into the backcountry this winter

Search and Rescue volunteers are worried about the winter after having a summer filled with a record- number of rescues on trails during the pandemic.

WASHINGTON, USA — Summer sun brought with it challenges for local search and rescues teams as swarms of novice hikers who weren’t prepared well for the outdoors made for a record-breaking year.

Adding winter’s wrath to Washington’s landscapes has caused search and rescue volunteers to

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Avalanche safety a growing priority for clubs

In January, 2015 a group of U.S. Ski Team athletes took a freeskiing break after heavy snow canceled gate training in Sölden. They headed off the groomers on a powder-filled slope that looked enticing. Two of them didn’t make it.

Six years later, as clubs around the country prepare for the ski racing season amid the uncertainties of a pandemic, preparation for snow safety off piste has risen up the

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Roundup: Christmas events starting soon in Aiken | Entertainment

Editor’s note: To have holiday event information included in the Aiken Standard’s holiday events roundup, email [email protected]

Despite many annual traditions being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many events coming up in Aiken County during the holiday season.

The North Augusta Christmas Tree Lighting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in  Calhoun Park, 100 W. Forest Ave., North Augusta. The lighting will happen

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There is a cruelty to our protectiveness over the elderly

‘Don’t hug Grandma if you want her to live!” Short of chucking in a basketful of puppies and kittens at death’s door due to our collective horribly selfish behaviour, could there be a quicker way to make our increasingly sceptical nation abide by the ever-changing rules of lockdown?

As if Chris Whitty wasn’t regarded as being there to do Boris’s dirty work anyway, his pronouncement this week – “Would I

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Parenting in a pandemic: What it’s like to raise kids through the covid-19 crisis | Local News Stories

The coronavirus pandemic has been looming in Lake Havasu City since March, when the first positive case was confirmed. For months, families have been forced to adapt to the many changes brought by the virus — from school shutdowns, new hybrid schedules, a lack of recreation options, online learning, changes at work, new regulations, heightened focus on sanitation and more.

Summer was Havasu’s first largest peak of cases, with numbers

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Greene County recreation department holding children’s Christmas activities | Community News

Children from all across Greene County will be able to enjoy two upcoming Christmas-themed events being coordinated by the county’s department of recreation.

Santa Claus will be the focus of the upcoming activities, as he will serve as the special guest at “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 5. He will also be receiving letters from local youths who write to him through the department’s “Letters

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Fountain teens take on leadership roles in new youth council program | Premium

A new program is helping Fountain youth take an active role in their community and local government.

Councilwoman Detra Duncan worked with City Manager Scott Trainor to develop the Fountain Youth Council, a program Duncan says will allow local teens to learn about and get involved in municipal government, gain leadership experience, represent and advocate for youth, build their resumés and make friends — all while improving their community. The

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Pamplin Media Group – Business News Update: Elmer’s Flag and Banner

Suggested reading brought to you by Elmer’s Flag and Banner: A Gift For The Ages: An In-Ground Flagpole from Elmer’s Flag and Banner

Let’s talk gifts. Do you really want another bad tie, dish towel set, or set of matching family pajamas? Some Christmas gifts really are better than others. Now is the time to tell someone you love that you want a gift that stands the test of time.

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7 must-visit places in Tucson, according to readers | tucson life

There are plenty of Tucson things to disagree on, like who has the best Sonoran hot dog, which Eegee’s flavor tops them all and how to pronounce Ina Road. 

But, a few weeks ago we asked our Instagram followers to tell us their favorite Tucson places to take out-of-town visitors. And from the more than 600 answers we received it was pretty clear that these are the seven places you

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Plenty of ways to stay involved in Santa Rosa government

Dan Schebler, Guest columnist
Published 7:00 a.m. CT Nov. 28, 2020

This has certainly been a trying year…we have experienced wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms in addition to living with a pandemic. On top of all that, the recent election cycle has further exacerbated the divisions evident in our nation, which makes it is easier to understand why most Americans aren’t interested in engaging with their government. However, it

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Free remote learning support is out there, but some Seattle students still can’t get access

Are you looking for resources to help your school-age children through the academic year? From free tutoring to meals and enrichment programs, they’re out there — if you know where to look.

Across Seattle, agencies that typically serve youth and families have reallocated funds, staff and other resources to offer more support. Community organizations and grassroots groups have also stepped up their efforts to help fulfill needs that might normally

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Snowmobile trails to be open as usual in Snowy Range | Outdoors

Motorized recreation in the Snowy Range should go on as usual this winter despite the Mullen Fire’s burn footprint, which covers a large swath of the snowmobile trail network in that area.

Josh Milek, a regional supervisor for the Wyoming Trails Program, said a recent trail assessment revealed that none of the trail corridors were impacted by the fire. Some trail markers were damaged, and a high wind event in

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Smithsonian Closed, Hope Diamond Awaits Its Synthetic Twin

In the midst of the pandemic, diamonds (at least newly mined ones) may have lost their luster. But in the studio of his New York apartment, John Hatleberg is betting it will soon be back.

For months, he has been at work hunched over a gem-faceting machine, where he is cutting and polishing a synthetic material that will be used to make an exact replica of the Hope Diamond as

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All signs point to busy firearms deer season this year | Local News

In the decades that Troy Bair has spent butchering deer, he’s gotten to know the Lancaster County hunters who visit his West Donegal Township shop each season.

While he might not know their names, Bair said he can usually recognize their faces.

“If you come here on opening day, you are going to get local hunters,” he said.

This year, the butcher said things have been a bit different at

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101 Hill Street, #15A 15A, Southampton – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Originally home to the famed 19th century Irving Hotel and its grand annex, The Village Latch Inn, the new residences at The Latch take inspiration from their elegant predecessors. Modern luxury with classic design conjures the subtle opulence of the past – waiting for you to make your own unforgettable memories. The Village Latch as well as Terry Cottage will be restored to bygone grandeur, resurrecting the splendor their architects

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Goshen’s first hybrid town meeting deemed a success | News

GOSHEN — More than 45 people logged in to attend Goshen’s first hybrid town meeting Monday night, which was held at Goshen Center School and attended in-person by about 20 people, plus the Board of Selectmen and town officials.

As people entered the Zoom virtual meeting, they were asked to show identification to the town clerk and registrars to verify their eligibility to vote.

The first of its type for

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