Coronavirus cancels events in North Myrtle Beach, Conway SC

Conway and North Myrtle Beach have canceled some group activities in response to the severe spike of coronavirus cases seen in Horry County over the past month.

North Myrtle Beach canceled its youth basketball practices and games until at least Jan. 19, according to an alert from the city. Conway’s parks and recreations department announced a similar change with youth and adult basketball at the Conway Sports and Recreation Center

Read More

Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation make ‘major donation’ to STRIDE Adaptive Sports

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After a challenging year for most, Capital Region kids with disabilities have something new to cheer about. According to STRIDE Adaptive Sports, a West Sand Lake-based nonprofit that provides sport and recreation opportunities for children with disabilities, Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation has made a “major financial donation” that will help keep STRIDE’s programs running in 2021.

STRIDE Founder/CEO Mary Ellen Whitney explains that as

Read More

Rise of the rookie hikers: The pandemic pushed a new wave of people outside, for better or worse

For example, there are people who hit the trail wearing flip-flops, with no backpack or water, he said, or cars that show up to busy trailheads at 11 a.m. on a weekend, hoping to find a place to park. While there are always people making those rookie mistakes, there were far more on Mount Hood this past summer.

“Definitely a big portion of those people were first-time hikers,” Watts said.

Read More

Belmont Girl Scouts spreading kindness to their community | Local News

A Belmont Junior Girl Scout troop has installed a rock garden at Twin Pines Park in Belmont to spread kindness in the local community dealing with isolation during COVID-19 this year.  

Each rock in the garden has messages of hope and kindness painted by Troop 62457, consisting of fourth and fifth graders from Nesbit Elementary School and private schools in Belmont. The troop finished the garden last week as part

Read More

7 ways to find your winter fun in Manistee

MANISTEE COUNTY, MI – Winter may have already arrived on our doorsteps, but unless you put a little planning into your next adventures, this season of deep powder and snow-covered forest trails might just zip by without you grabbing your chance to get outside and play.

Whether you’re a sled head ready to tackle new trails with your snowmobiling friends or a cross-country skier in search of some stride-and-glide bliss,

Read More

Somebody needs to tell the police that there’s no ban on travelling around the country

While the first half of that capitalised rant (now deleted) was correct – Tier 4 residents must have a “reasonable excuse” to leave their home – its assertion that the Covid regulations contain a ban on travel is completely false. There is no such ban, and it is perfectly permissible to visit lovely Chorley from Liverpool, London or even Land’s End, so long as you have that all important “reasonable

Read More

These Tri-Cities construction projects to be done in 2021

While the pandemic has slowed many Tri-Cities construction projects over the past year, it hasn’t stopped them.

Here are 10 developments — from luxury apartments to new schools — set to open in 2021.

1. Park Place Apartments

In what was coined Richland’s “pit” for many years, a luxury apartment complex and highly visible retail center is nearing completion.

The Park Place Apartments along George Washington Way will feature views

Read More

Sharon gym anxious to welcome back members after holiday shutdown

Gyms and recreation centers in Pennsylvania had to close around Thanksgiving for three weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19

SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Pennsylvania businesses that have been shut down for the last three weeks due to the COVID-19 mitigation order are getting ready to open again Monday. A

Read More

West Rockhill Township Veterans Memorial update Bucks County PA

A ceremony adding 74 names to the West Rockhill Veterans Memorial in James Park in November took on new meaning for friends and family of Charlie Guenst by the end of 2020.

Guenst, 87, died on Dec. 13, just over a month after a Nov. 8 celebration that included an acapella quartet, a bugle player and a pavilion of West Rockhill veterans and residents. 

The memorial started when Guenst was 

Read More

In Brief: Christmas tree recycling, charity blood drive, road closing and more in Pine and Richland

2 minutes ago

Pine, Richland set schedule for Christmas tree pickup

The garland on the tree might still be gleaming but the pine needles on the floor are a sure sign that it is time to unload the Christmas tree.

Here is the schedule for tree recycling in local communities.

Read More