Adult softball and kickball to resume in Reno and Sparks

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – The cities of Reno and Sparks announced Friday that the Nevada Department of Business & Industry has approved adult spring softball and kickball leagues.

“We are excited to begin adult softball leagues again,” said Tony Pehle, Acting Parks and Recreation Director in Sparks. “We will be strictly following all current state COVID-19 guidelines to make league-play as safe as possible.”

Online and in-person registration for Sparks

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Workers’ Efforts Ensure Middle Parents Don’t Miss Youth Basketball Games | Sports & Recreation

WHITESBORO – Just like Zoom meetings and virtual game nights, livestreamed sporting events have become a routine of pandemic-era life. 

According to a release, Middle Township has now put a new twist on the trend by bringing livestreaming to youth rec sports. The Middle Township Recreation Department pulled together a reasonably priced, high-quality streaming system in time for the season’s first K-3 basketball game Feb. 6. 

Because state Covid regulations

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A Second Depressed Lunar New Year Spells Disaster

It’s Chinese New Year today here in Hong Kong. Vietnamese New Year in Saigon, and Korean New Year in Seoul, too.

We celebrated the holiday with family last night, as is traditional. My in-laws came over for hotpot. But it was a tight-knit group of close relatives, just my wife’s sisters and their spouses. Our traditional stroll to the flower market or trip to see the fireworks along the Tsim

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I’m a Doctor and Here’s How to Not Catch COVID

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations still remain high, you’re being told being outdoors is better than indoors, by doctors like me. But is it safe to go outside? How do you know you won’t get the virus? How do you become infected with COVID-19? What can you do to stay safe? As a doctor, I’m asked these questions all the time. Here are the top ways to avoid catching coronavirus.

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Celebrate Galentine’s Day Saturday, your sweetheart Sunday with specials, heart pizza

Searching for a sweet meal deal for your COVID Valentine or a heart-shaped pizza?

This year, many couples will celebrate Valentine’s Day differently than past years amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only 24% are planning on an evening out and 46% are avoiding in-person gatherings, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.

But the big date night isn’t canceled. Two in five say they will have a special meal or

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Best bets: Lady Lions’ Pink Zone game, Art Walk and more



Survivors smile during the Pink Zone celebration in February 2018 at the Bryce Jordan Center. A virtual pregame show will take place this year, in lieu of survivors and fans at the game.Centre Daily Times, file


From crafts to art exhibits and a virtual twist on the annual Pink Zone game, here are some of Centre County’s best bets from Friday through Feb. 19.



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How North Vegas is helping students reverse learning loss in pandemic

Michael A. McShane and Jason Bedrick, Opinion contributors
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2021


Across the country, students are struggling to focus and retain information with online learning, and many feel they are learning less than past years.


While many other cities around the country seemed paralyzed by the pandemic, North Las Vegas decided to do something to help families.

Millions of children across the country

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12 of the longest-lasting female friendships in Hollywood

Lily Tomlin Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2020. Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images
  • Some female celebrities have found lifelong friends in other A-listers.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah met as teenagers in a club in the ’90s.

  • Jane Fonda’s and Lily Tomlin’s four-decade friendship began with the movie “9 to 5.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Ever since “Parks and Recreation” aired the episode

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N.J. council missed a deadline to pay the mayor. She says members are playing politics.

Hillside councilmembers missed a deadline to pay Mayor Dahlia Vertreese and the town’s business administrator, and they still have yet to pay another three in her administration.

Now, the mayor is accusing the council of playing politics. It’s the latest dispute between the mayor and council that’s been marked by lawsuits against each other over who has the power to pay bills: two were filed in 2019 and another from

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Consolidation as Neighborhood Assistance Director John Valle retires

The mayor of Akron is using the retirement of a longtime public servant as an opportunity to consolidate departments that directly serve the public.

Mayor Dan Horrigan announced Thursday that John Valle, the city’s first and only director of neighborhood assistance, retire at the end of February. His duties — overseeing home inspections, responding to nuisance complaints, policing vacant properties, mowing empty city lots, operating the city’s 311 call center

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