Families dress for FMWR Halloween costume contest

Survive to Thrive Halloween Costume Contest winners were announced during the community update Nov. 4. Contest participants posted a photo to the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Facebook page, then votes were determined by how many likes each photo received. Jennifer Watts placed first for her family’s Sharknado-themed costumes, followed by Sebrina Shelton in second, and Theresa Nguyen and Belinda Williams tying for third. FMWR graphic

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Where’d you catch that 30-pounder? Oh, you know. Upriver a bit.

Henry Miller, Special to the Statesman Journal
Published 8:00 a.m. PT Nov. 5, 2020


Ron Bryant of Mt. Angel provided some fishing-related inspiration and incentive with a recent picture that he sent of him with a 30-ish-pound Chinook that he caught on the

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13 of the Biggest Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations

Losing weight can be a hard thing for anyone, especially since exercise can be a bit of a a chore and fattening foods are often the most delicious. But what’s even harder is slimming down and getting bad habits under control when you’re constantly in the spotlight. It’s tough to change your lifestyle when cameras are always in your face.

This is one of the many reasons that big weight

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Borough mayor stars in promo video spoofing ‘The Lord of the Rings’ | Local News

Mayor Bryce Ward decided to have some fun with a video aimed at promoting Fairbanks North Star Borough facilities.

He wrote and starred in “The Council of the Token,” published Oct. 30 on the borough’s and mayor’s Facebook pages.

The video, inspired by “The Lord of the Rings,” features Ward as Froyo, Chief of Staff Jim Williams as Jimbo Waggins and Borough Attorney Jill Dolan as Dolaf. They are mesmerized

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Christmas tree cutting permits available

A family cuts a Christmas tree last year.
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Christmas tree permits for National Forest System lands on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport and Carson Ranger Districts are available for purchase online through Recreation.gov, as well as in-person at multiple locations.

Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found at http://bit.ly/HTNFChristmasTreePermit.

“We are excited to be able to

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Vendors cope with virtual market


The Fishers Fall Farmers’ Market is virtual in 2020.

Indianapolis Star

For years, farmers markets in the Indianapolis area have served as launching pads for local entrepreneurs hoping to expand their businesses or open a place of their own.

But they’re also a reliable income source for the small bakers, candy makers, vegetable growers, beekeepers and others who can depend on those weekend sales to stay afloat.

Like nearly

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ACLU prods Michigan to soften restaurant contact tracing rule

Michigan adjusted its day-old epidemic order Tuesday to recommend instead of require bars and restaurants to deny entry to customers who refuse to divulge their contact information. 

The clarification was listed as an “FAQ” Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Services website after the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said it worked with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to make changes.

The FAQ guidance combined with the

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Crust & Crumb Cafe launches ‘Starving Artist Series’ to showcase local artists, engage with community during pandemic | State College News | Daily Collegian

Having opened its doors at the start of Penn State’s fall semester, the Crust & Crumb Cafe on Beaver Avenue is looking to establish itself within the downtown State College community amid the coronavirus pandemic by playing into its “artisan-inspired” atmosphere.

To accomplish this goal, cafe owner Amber Winkler and local artist Chloe Jean, who also works at the cafe as a barista, partnered to create the Starving Artist Series

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Google Maps leads voters to wrong polling place in Arden-Arcade

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Technology has helped election officials register voters and tabulate their ballots during election cycles.

But in one case, technology has been a roadblock for people trying to vote in person.

During Election Day, voters in the Arden-Arcade area were directed to the wrong polling place.

Potentially dozens of voters who sought to cast ballots at the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District building at Howe Avenue

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AP VoteCast: Trump, Biden coalitions show race, class divide

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