Swiss Valley in Jones stoked to ski later into season with ample snow | Life

A few red-winged blackbirds and a flock or two of sandhill cranes arrived over the weekend. Maple sap was running. Like usual for the start of March.

But it still isn’t a usual winter for ski resorts. If it were, the downhill season at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area in Jones would toast its finale this Sunday — typically a week into March. Instead, spokesman Mike Panich says the

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Shooting claims life of 17-year-old New London High School student

Feb. 19—NEW LONDON — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old New London High School student Wednesday night in the area of Grand and Elm streets.

Police said that at approximately 6:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of shots fired with an injured person in the road. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy who was declared dead by paramedics.

Police said the incident does

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The Day – Shooting claims life of 17-year-old New London High School student


New London — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old New London High School student Wednesday night in the area of Grand and Elm streets.

Police said that at approximately 6:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of shots fired with an injured person in the road. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy who was declared dead by paramedics.

Police said the incident does not

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Beloved childhood game comes to life in Olathe schools

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Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with a student for an art project focused on Candy Land.

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Last fall, Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with her fifth-graders about an art project she wanted to do with neon and black lights.

“One of the kids came up with Candy Land,” she said. “When I started looking into the history of Candy Land, I discovered that the

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Lamar Actor Reunites With Franklin To Roast Him In Real Life

Shawn Fonteno and Slink Johnson, GTA 5’s Franklin and Lamar, star in a real-life recreation of a cutscene that recently reached meme status.

A recent Grand Theft Auto V meme reached its pinnacle after being re-created in real life by the original actors. Grand Theft Auto V, about to enter its 8th year of existence and 3rd console cycle, is one of the most popular and long-lasting games in

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COVID-19, impacts on daily life is top N-M story of 2020

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FREMONT – It should come as no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic and its dramatic impact locally is the News-Messenger’s top story from 2020.

With small businesses struggling from stringent safety protocols and local schools trying to merge online learning with in-person instruction, COVID-19 hit Sandusky County hard.

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This year’s COVID-19 pandemic hurt small businesses and restaurants in downtown Fremont and throughout Sandusky County, with businesses forced to

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Celebrating some of the people who kept the arts alive during COVID | Life

It was a hard year for the arts. After the coronavirus pandemic surged into the United States, touring shows stopped dead, theaters went dark and live performance just about anywhere ground to a screeching halt.

This was true of Charleston, too. It has been a difficult year for musicians, artists, dancers — and yes, writers.

Despite the hardships and the difficulties in rehearsing or performing, some people and groups

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7 must-visit places in Tucson, according to readers | tucson life

There are plenty of Tucson things to disagree on, like who has the best Sonoran hot dog, which Eegee’s flavor tops them all and how to pronounce Ina Road. 

But, a few weeks ago we asked our Instagram followers to tell us their favorite Tucson places to take out-of-town visitors. And from the more than 600 answers we received it was pretty clear that these are the seven places you

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Life Briefs: Farmers and 4-H’ers honored

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Richland SWCD salutes local farmers

MANSFIELD – Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer of the Eisenhauer Family Farm were recognized as Cooperator of the Year at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) annual celebration. The Eisenhauers’ dedication to numerous conservation practices serve to protect and preserve Richland

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Will Fluffy mush with bike, sled or skis? Experts teach beginners at park near Goshen. | Life

The experienced pooches were howling and singing. Eager to run. Who knows what they thought of the handful of other dogs and their humans who also appeared Saturday at River Preserve County Park, south of Goshen, and its wide grassy trails.

Clark Richardes and his wife, Dany, from Mishawaka, brought their fluffy Samoyed, dreaming that, when it snows, they’ll go skijoring — that is, have her pulling one of them

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Linda Cayot: Lessons From a Life in Conservation

By Jane Braxton Little

Linda J. Cayot’s scientific focus for the day was a male giant tortoise, part of her dissertation research on the ecology of these iconic Galápagos reptiles. When her study animal lumbered into a swirling torrent of muddy El Niño waters, the intrepid scientist jumped in, too. Together they banged against rocks, his carapace and her daypack catching on tree branches as they thumped in tandem down

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Winamac trail gains national status. Will it help? Plus, Warren Miller ski film returns. | Life

The very rural 22-mile Panhandle Pathway out of Winamac is now a national trail. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in October that the paved trail now joins more than 83,000 miles of routes for paddling, cycling, hiking and other activities in what’s called the National Trails System — more than 1,300 trails in all.

It joins the Kankakee River National Water Trail, which gained its status in 2016

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You’ll get smarter around this Eagle Scout and his birdhouses in a New Carlisle park | Life

Michael Lichkay of Rolling Prairie doesn’t like mosquitoes, but he admits, “I don’t hate them, either.”

He explains: “They only take blood to help them breed.”

He sees something beyond the nuisance.

If you’re weary of woodpeckers whacking away on trees or your siding, he’s quick to point out that they primarily look for dead wood: “They’re chipping away wood so they can find bugs.”

And he notes that they

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D.C. urban gardens flourish in the pandemic as people dig in to ‘fill the isolated life’

Mbazang is part of a swelling group of Washingtonians who grow produce in the city’s 68 community gardens, which offer free plots of fertile land. Many gardens have years-long waitlists and have become even more in-demand during the pandemic, as people are stuck at home, and many are looking for new, healthy hobbies.

Jeff McQueen, 63, hadn’t gardened in many years but started growing squash and cabbage in May near

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Drive-thru Halloween Stroll set in Port Huron | Life

The Port Huron Parks & Recreation Department has decided that a drive-thru would be the safest way for trick-or-treaters and their families to enjoy its 31st annual Halloween Stroll. Amid COVID-19, participants can experience Halloween scenes while collecting candy.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 at Desmond Landing on Third Street in Port Huron. The cost is $8 per carload for residents and

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‘Life is a delicate thing’ Man escapes the rat race to travel around the world on his motorcycle

A man has spent the last five years travelling the world on his motorcycle, sleeping beneath the stars and living off his savings.

Paolo Cattaneo has biked through Australia, South America, North America and Europe often riding up to 12 hours a day.

But the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to his wanderlust in Greece and he has spent the last few months in Italy, his homeland.

The 39-year-old intends

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Tratok, the Travel and Tourism Blockchain Disruptor, Goes Mainstream, Offering Users the Chance to Win a Holiday per Year for Life

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tratok’s users have always claimed that the UAE based disruptor holds a significant edge over its counterparts in the blockchain travel and tourism niche. To back their claims, they point towards Tratok’s accomplishments over the last 12 months. The privately funded venture has succeeded in delivering products, direct partnerships and two generations of working platforms. The efficacy of these has

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How it will change life for baby boomers, seniors

Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 1, 2020 | Updated 10:10 a.m. ET Aug. 3, 2020

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Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time.

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Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward.

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Lakers learning life in the NBA bubble isn’t just Cancun Coladas and pool parties

Lakers center Dwight Howard's first Saturday night back in Orlando was a rather solitary affair. <span class="copyright">(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)</span>
Lakers center Dwight Howard’s first Saturday night back in Orlando was a rather solitary affair. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Dwight Howard roamed around the Mayan-themed pool of a resort at Walt Disney World, while the sound system thumped around him in the dark. It was Saturday night in the NBA bubble and the league had arranged a bit of a party for its players on their first weekend there.

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As the ghost trains rumble on, it’s time to bring the railways back to life

Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder
Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder

My journalistic colleagues are a responsible bunch. During an online meeting this week I asked a dozen of them, “Who’s been on a train since March?”

None had. Neither has Mark Smith, the international rail guru who founded the Seat61.com website. He told me: “I haven’t been on one for four months, possibly the longest train-free period of

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