Greater Boston Food Bank delivers 98 million pounds of food amid pandemic; donations needed for holidays

The Greater Boston Food Bank delivered over 98 million pounds of food through its distribution partners during the fiscal year that ended in September, a huge spike from the 68 million pounds the organization had budgeted for prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group said Tuesday.

“A big part of that obviously is from the pandemic,” said Gary Roy, a spokesman for the food bank, in a phone interview. “If

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Onslow municipalities closing to public due to COVID-19 cases

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Onslow County, several municipalities have made the decision to close their buildings to the p beginning next week. 

Jacksonville Assistant City Manager Glenn Hargett released a statement on Tuesday saying, “In an effort to limit person-to-person contact and to protect valued employees and citizens from the increasing COVID-19 exposure, many Onslow local governments will be restricting access to buildings and personnel.”

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LITH Closes Village Hall, Cancels Many Programs

LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — Lake in the Hills has temporarily closed its village hall and many in-person programs in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. In response to Tier 3 mitigations, which took effect Friday, the village also announced it would close its public works facility and the Lake in the Hills Airport office starting Monday.

At the airport, some staff will remain on hand to

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Deming and Luna County community calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

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Published 8:46 a.m. MT Nov. 24, 2020

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Appointments marked on calendar (Photo: Serdarbayraktar, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

School break

Thanksgiving Break is scheduled from Monday, November 23, 2020 through Friday, November 27, 2020. During Thanksgiving Break all schools, offices, and facilities will be closed.

School meal service will also be closed during the break and will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020.

For questions pertaining to the schedule

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Online Fishing Lure Sales Offset Sluggishness from Traditional Channes, Opines Fact.MR – Press Release

Market players are focusing on product innovation to attain market share and make a USP in this extremely competitive market landscape.

ROCKVILLE, MD / ACCESSWIRE / November 24, 2020 / The global fishing lure market is foreseen to expand at a steady CAGR of around 5% during the assessment period of 2020-2030. There has been a notable growth for anglers across the world, which has resulted in increased demand for

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The Shops At Chestnut Hill

CHESTNUT HILL, MA —Black Friday falls on Nov. 27 this year, and while many major retailers are scaling back their hours due to the pandemic, a majority still plan to be open for the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

Retailers are doing their best to curb crowds amid the pandemic while rolling out deals to Black Friday shoppers.

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is reminding people that shopping

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Opt Outside with these family hikes with accessible trails near Denver

Garden of the Gods has trails perfect for hikers of all skill and ability level. (Mindy Sink, Special to The Denver Post)

Even with wildfires and the change of season, hiking is still on for those interested in some quality outdoor time. Whether you’re hiking solo or with family to burn off your Thanksgiving food coma, there are trails for every ability and interest on the Front Range in every

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Op-Ed: Your (satirical) guide to a successful Zoom Thanksgiving

In ordinary years, I spend Thanksgiving week with my family in Minneapolis quietly judging them for things I don’t like about myself. This year, Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged all of us to skip the travel and in-person holiday altogether to keep it from becoming a super-spreader event. I haven’t revered someone who exclusively delivers bad news this much since my last therapist quit on me. Fauci’s message may not

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Hope Mills Festival of Lights kicks off Christmas celebrations

Lisa Carter Waring
 |  Correspondent

As the Christmas season begins, the Hope Mills Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring many festive, fun and safe activities for our community families.

The annual Festival of Lights will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hope Mills Municipal Park. The town tree will be lit for the holiday season at 5:30 p.m.  

Along with the tree lighting, there will be

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Why is Thanksgiving always on a Thursday?

Katey Psencik and David Jackson, Journal Star
Published 5:00 a.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020

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If you can’t visit family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner instead.

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Thursday is a weird day for a holiday, right? Sure, some companies give their employees the Friday after Thanksgiving off, but many don’t, which means Americans across the country are lugging their turkey-filled bodies back to work

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As stores reopened, these Maine shoppers played it safe

Billiann Dolby’s grandfather lost two young sisters in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

That loss is in the back of her mind as she takes precautions to shop for her family, which ranges in age from 3 to 71 years old under the same roof. In a word, her approach is “mindful,” including wearing a mask, shopping when stores aren’t crowded and being the only one in her household to

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2020 Cyber Monday deals to support Knoxville businesses

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Cyber Monday isn’t over yet! These stores still have incredible deals going on – but not for long.

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Cyber Monday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is coming up Nov. 30, and this year’s online event is going to be unlike any that’s come before it because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which poses risks for in-person shopping.

If you’re looking to find great deals and give

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Buffalo Grove Park District Receives 2 State Awards

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — Earlier this month, the Buffalo Grove Park District received two Illinois Association of Park Districts Best of the Best Awards at their 2020 Awards Gale (virtual this year); the categories that the Park District received awards in were Arts in the Park and The Power of Parks, according to a release.

The Arts in the Park Award recognizes agencies (park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation, and

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