Lee County camp registrations starts Monday, promises a different experience

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It’s time for parents to start making plans for their children’s summer. On Monday, Lee County camp registration opens up.

Summer might not feel like it’s right around the corner, but it’ll be here before you know it. People who run the camps say they learned a lot with COVID-19 last year, and this year they’re more prepared to keep your kids safe.

“One counselor per nine

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By-appointment and drop-in tests in Santa Clara County

Free coronavirus testing will be provided at several Santa Clara County sites in the coming week, mostly by appointment but on a drop-in basis in at least two locations.

The county is offering two walk-in pop-up sites. They require no appointments but are only for people without symptoms. One is in San Jose at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Road, and will be open until Feb. 19 from 11

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Cottage Grove Sentinel | Governor Brown updates County Risk Levels

This week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced updates to county risk levels under the state’s public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19.

The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread — extreme risk, high risk, moderate risk and lower risk — and assigns health and safety measures for each level.

Effective Jan. 29 through Feb. 11, there will be 25 counties

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Rollback of some COVID-19 restrictions gives hope to Hudson County bars and restaurants

On a normal Super Bowl Sunday, the Madd Hatter sports bar in Hoboken is packed.

The Washington Street bar, whose website advertises “40+ big screen TVs” and “projection TVs surrounding our enormous island bar,” normally hosts about 350 people for the big game.

“I mean, we’re slammed,” said Abe Ruales, Madd Hatter’s general manager.

This year, things are different. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bar’s staff is

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County elects board chairman

Brian Phillips has been elected chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Board of Directors. Phillips was elected to the post at the organization’s recent annual meeting. He has been a member of the board of directors for more than five years, and has served as the vice chairman of Resource Development for three years.

“I am honored to be elected at the Chair of the Board

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Appointments required as Saginaw County offices reopen to public during coronavirus pandemic

SAGINAW, MI – Saginaw County’s administrative offices re-opened to the public in a limited capacity as of Monday, Feb. 1 on an appointment-only basis.

The county released a statement stating that it believes it can return to in-person transactions by appointment only while maintaining a safe environment for its residents and employees. Saginaw County Health Department Health Officer Christina Harrington reported a decline in daily COVID-19 positive cases and increased

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St. Charles County ‘Date Night in the Park’ events are only $2

DEFIANCE, Mo. – The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is putting together a unique opportunity for couples to have a romantic evening outdoors. “Date Night in the Park” features two hours of food, fun, and a roaring fire.

They say it will make you fall in love with the outdoors. But, the best thing about it may be the price. All of the ambiance is only $2.


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10 ways, places to work out for free in Lancaster County | Food + Living

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, going back to the gym might not be an option for everyone.

While most gyms require masks, social distancing and may be provide disinfecting supplies, some still feel most safe getting a workout at home.

For those who feel comfortable, several gyms in the Lancaster area offer free trials for new members who want to start a new workout routine.

But for those intent on

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Second Case of British COVID-19 Variant Reported in LA County

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The coronavirus is pictured in this electron microscope image. Courtesy NIH

Los Angeles County has reported 6,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 316 additional deaths, while health officials also confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as

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Second Case of COVID-19 Variant Reported in L.A. County

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Los Angeles County reported 6,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 316 additional deaths Saturday, as health officials also confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as part of routine surveillance by the county’s Public Health Laboratory. The

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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available Next Week in L.A. County

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Health officials said Saturday that COVID-19 vaccination appointments for next week are available in Los Angeles County for those who qualify.

For county residents seeking their first dose, “appointments from February 1 -7 are now available at VaccinateLACounty.com,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health tweeted. “Residents will be able to book their first and second dose appointments at the same time.

Officials said email confirmations

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10 fun things to do at Butler County parks and beyond this winter

Where: Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield

When: Saturday, 6:30-7:30- p.m. and 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

More Info: 513-867-5835 or reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs

Story Walk at California Woods

This self-guided tour blends fact and fiction. Read “Over and Under the Snow,” an adventure story about a father and daughter cross-country skiing in the woods, as you yourself walk the Ridge Loop Trail, a .6 mile, lightly traveled loop full of wildlife.


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Updates continue along non-motorized Border-to-Border trail in Washtenaw County

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Progress continues along a non-motorized public pathway expected to total 70 miles.

The latest segment of the Border-to-Border trail to open was in November 2020 at the Huron River in Delhi Metropark. Another stretch of the trail segment, from Zeeb to East Delhi roads, will begin in the winter, with a planned opening in summer 2021. The project also involves moving Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery

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Scott Underwood column: Tracking your Madison County favorites | Opinion

Voting in the final round of the Best of Madison County 2021 contest is off to a fast start.

The voting began Friday and by Sunday morning, already 5,900 votes had been cast. That’s 45% of the way to the total number of votes in the 2020 contest. And seven days still remain to make your opinion count. Voting remains open online through Jan. 31.

Every year, we reevaluate the

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Harrison, Marion jails address minor issues on noncompliant list, Cass County also on list | East Texas

Both Harrison and Marion counties made the Texas Minimum Jail Standards non-compliance list after inspectors with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards cited their respective jails for minor issues, mainly tied to paperwork.

The counties join 14 other counties on the list, which includes nearby Cass County. Harrison County was cited for a total of four issues; Marion was docked for three; and Cass was hit with six issues. 


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Orange County to open second mass vaccination site amid supply issues

Anaheim, CA - January 13: Officials take the temperature of Orange County active Phase 1A (critical and healthcare workers) residents as they line up to enter large tents at Orange County's first large-scale vaccination site to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Orange County supervisors and Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau held a news conference discussing the county's first Super POD (point-of-dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The vaccinations are at Tier 1A for people who have reservations on a website. The site is able to handle 7,000 immunizations per day. Their goal is to immunize everyone in Orange County who chooses to do so by July 4th. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
People have their temperatures taken last week at Disneyland, Orange County’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination site. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Orange County’s second large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site will open at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Saturday as officials continue their efforts to ramp up inoculations despite ongoing supply issues.

The announcement comes a week after the county launched its first vaccination center at Disneyland in Anaheim.

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What older L.A. County residents need to know about signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine

NORTHRIDGE, CA - JANUARY 14, 2021 - After receiving the vaccine against COVID-19 motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large scale COVID-19 vaccine site at California State University Northridge in Northridge on January 19, 2021. Los Angeles County opened four other large-scale vaccine sites Tuesday -- at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Pomona Fairplex, the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey and The Forum in Inglewood. The sites will eventually have the capability to vaccinate 4,000 people each on a daily basis -- depending on vaccine availability. Los Angeles County began scheduling COVID-19vaccination appointments for residents aged 65 and older today, advancing an effort that wasn't expected to start until February, but limited vaccine supplies and uncertainty about future allocations has left the inoculation effort shrouded in doubt. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there are adequate vaccine supplies to get through this week's appointments -- about 50,000 of them at the public sites -- but the county has no idea how many more doses it'll be getting next week. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large-scale COVID-19 vaccine site at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to Los Angeles County residents 65 and older has been marked by confusion and frustration.

On Tuesday, older residents

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L.A. County opens 5 vaccine sites, plans to reach 20,000 people daily

The Forum in Inglewood, is one of five mass-vaccination sites opening Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the county.
The Forum in Inglewood is one of five mass vaccination sites opening Tuesday in the county. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily.

The sites are at the Forum in Inglewood, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cal State Northridge, the Fairplex in Pomona and the L.A. County Office of Education’s Downey Education

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4 top winter hiking trails near Lancaster County, plus how to stay warm and safe | Food + Living

The great outdoors widens horizons as we continue to hunker down. Going outside doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop. There’s beauty in taking a walk in the winter. Wilma Wagler loves walking through the covered bridges crossing the Conestoga River around her home near Leola, no matter the weather.

“It is so invigorating,” she says. “I love the scenery and getting outside. It keeps me emotionally and physically

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Richmond County schools work to improve learning transitions for students

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Richmond County School System says about 60 percent of students chose in-person learning this semester, up from 40 percent last semester.

But because of COVID-19 numbers in the county, the district is having everyone start the semester virtually.

“Richmond County has really done a good job for the most part. All they can do to help keep the kids safe,” parent Charmetra Johnson said.


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