St. Louis-area nursing homes strive for sense of normalcy

Every year, the Sarah Community, a nursing home in Bridgeton, hosts its own Oktoberfest. The event usually lasts for five or six hours, with live music, carnival games, a Kona ice truck and loads of barbecue.

Despite COVID, recreation director Kelly Potter wanted to make it happen again this fall for the residents. As in normal years, they brought in performers. They laid out food. They even set

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12 best TV and movie recipes from ‘Binging with Babish’

12 best TV and movie recipes from 'Binging with Babish'
12 best TV and movie recipes from ‘Binging with Babish’

Steamed hams from The Simpsons. Imaginary pies from Hook. Meat tornadoes straight outta Pawnee, Indiana. What’s actually in these fictional onscreen wonders and can we have them in our real lives?

Yes we can. Brooklyn-based chef, cookbook author, and longtime YouTuber Andrew Rea has spent years finding ways to recreate iconic dishes from pop culture on Binging with

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Fruita raising funds for roundabout art | Western Colorado

Artwork is under construction for the two roundabouts near the entrance of Fruita off Interstate 70, highlighting the past and present culture of the area. In addition, fundraising is underway to complete four additional sculptures.

The artwork, which is being created by Jeff Bates, is part of an effort by the city of Fruita and its Arts and Culture Board to spruce up those roundabouts with new landscaping and sculptures.

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Navy given OK to train in some Washington state parks

SEATTLE – A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.

The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.

The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military

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