Musicians entertain Mission Point resident | News, Sports, Jobs

The residents of Mission Point Point Nursing & Physical Rehabilitation Center of Ishpeming listen to a band concert on Easter Sunday afternoon to make their day merrier during the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, musicians are Madeline Gabka on trumpet, Scott Schippers and Noah Bauer on guitar, Seth Milano on percussion, and vocalists Jacob Milano and Linda Terentiak. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Brumm)

CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up now eligible to register | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access was granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults were also able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts on

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up can register April 1 | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access will be granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults will be able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts

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Idaho’s new Parks and Rec online registration system explained | Local News

You may have noticed recently that Idaho Parks and Recreation has a new online registration system. You may have also noticed that it is somewhat confusing. The News-Examiner has spoken with Andy Stokes, Park Ranger for Bear Lake State Parks, regarding this situation and he has clarified some logistics of the site.

To begin with, he wants everyone to know that the online registration system is a work in progress

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16+ can register April 1 | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access will be granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults will be able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts

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Trips for Kids TriLakes chapter opens in Branson | News Free

The Branson Parks and Recreation department never fails to offer events and programs to get everyone outdoors.

Their newest free program, a partnership with ‘Trips for Kids’, is designed to get kids on their bikes and outside.

According to a press release from the city of Branson, with the launching of this local chapter, Trips for Kids TriLakes, area youth will be able to sign up for free bike programs

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Itching To Spend More Time Outdoors, Americans Could Be Deterred By Mosquitoes And Other Insects According To Study | News

AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With spring weather sweeping the nation, and after months of time spent inside due to the pandemic, Americans are heading outdoors again in increasing numbers. However, the threat of insect bites presents a significant obstacle to Americans’ desire to spend time outside, as found by independent research with 2,000 U.S. adults commissioned by bite away®.1

According to the study,

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Monday Close-Up: Provo startup expanding, raising funds after successful pilot in Utah County | Provo News

A Provo-based startup that helps residents rent their stuff out to other people in the community is expanding up the Wasatch Front after a successful year-and-a-half pilot run in Utah County.

In November 2019, Yoodlize launched a rental platform allowing Utah County residents to use an app to find people to rent everything from paddleboards to video game consoles to camping equipment.

The Utah County company, which compares itself to

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Rockabye Beats grant-funded videos feature learning and fun | News

WILMINGTON — Pas­sim, a music community support group from Cam­bridge, recently awarded over $40,000 to 24 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. Rockabye Beats, a music school started in Wilmington, was among those selected.

Rockabye Beats is own­ed by former Wilmington resident Marcos Valles and his business partner Shon Gordon. The duo per­forms regularly in town.

Their educational musical performances have been featured at the li­brary. During COVID, their live

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Clearing the air: Rec center increases user safety with specialized fan installation | Local News Stories

Although COVID-19 restrictions are relaxing as vaccination rates increase, the Montrose Recreation District has not relaxed its vigilance in methods to increase safety. At the Montrose Community Recreation Center, the district recently installed large-scale, industrial ionizing fans.

“They basically put out electrically charged ions that attack different pathogens, include viruses and bacteria,” said John Wagner, fitness leader for Montrose Recreation District. “They pretty much neutralize those pathogens, making your breathing

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Sign up for Saturday’s Eggstravaganza | Local News

Join Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation at Four Peaks Park this Saturday, March 27, between 8 and 10 a.m. to celebrate the annual Eggstravaganza event.

Kids up to age 12 can get their picture taken with Hoppy Bunny and Peeps and receive a goodie bag. Make sure to check the goodie bag for the Golden Egg, and one egg-cellent winner from each time slot will receive a grand prize.

Held

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General fund appropriation gives Ridgway State Park means of meeting more campground demand | Local News Stories

Ridgway State Park will soon be able to provide a long-sought amenity: a large group campground.

The park was among several to receive part of $20 million general fund money appropriated under the freshly signed Senate Bill 112, a bipartisan stimulus effort aimed at infrastructure projects.

Ridgway’s $1.5 million share will be spent on creating a 15-site RV hookup and 10-site walk-in tent campground will make things easier for those

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Wrightsville joins Trail Town Program | Community News

Officials in Wrightsville, York County, have positioned the borough to take advantage of economic development opportunities that could attract bikers, hikers and history buffs to the river town.

Borough Council unanimously approved joining the Trail Town Program on March 15 after a presentation touting the economic impacts of trails by Steve Nelson, a consultant for Trail Town. Then, Mark Platts, president of Susquehanna National Heritage Area, presented a concept plan

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Roy Anderson to step aside from city council | Local News Stories

Montrose City Councilor Roy Anderson will step down from the city council, effective April 7, in his resignation letter, citing a serious medical situation concerning his wife.

After speaking with doctors and over the winter months, it became clear to Anderson that for his wife’s benefit, they would need to move to a lower altitude.

“When it comes to it, life and family are first. I’ve encouraged other people to

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District plans computer systems upgrade | News

Homer-Center school district leaders will take up an array of technology improvements needed because of the increased use of online services for virtual learning.

“This would help us get our computer systems up to speed,” District Superintendent Curt Whitesel said. “Now that we’re doing a lot of synchronous and asynchronous (online) learning, this will help to modernize what we’re doing.”

The school board on Thursday approved a last-minute addition to

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Parks and Rec activities guide for spring and summer available online | News

The semi-annual Yuma Parks and Recreation activities guide, covering events through the spring and summer, is now available online. Program registration for city residents begins March 22, followed by registration for all starting March 29.

As with the guide issued last autumn, this season’s guide will remain available exclusively in digital format to allow for updates and changes as needed. Access it at https://tinyurl.com/4afxwk69 or through the Parks and Recreation

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Right for Roscoe challenges Roscoe Independents in heated race | Illinois News

ROSCOE TOWNSHIP—A slate of candidates known as the Roscoe Independents, led by Trustee Bob Nowicki who is running for supervisor, are vying against the Right for Roscoe candidates led by Republican Ryan Rydell who is running for supervisor.

Highlights of the race

  • Township Trustee Bob Nowicki (Independent) is running for Supervisor against Republican Ryan Rydell.

  • Township Clerk Gary Blascoe (Independent) is running for re-election against Republican Shelly Taylor.

  • Township Highway

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Global Sports Nutrition Foods and Drinks Market Report 2021 with Top 10 Claims of Product Launches in the Global Sports & Energy Drinks Market | News

DUBLIN, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Sports Nutrition Foods and Drinks – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global market for Sports Nutrition Foods and Drinks is projected to exceed US$ 90 billion by 2022, driven by the convergence of sports nutritional diets and general health and wellness diets.

The growing awareness over the importance of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins for

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Locals call for city rec. changes | News

PLATTSBURGH — From walking trails to dog parks to ice rinks to programs, Plattsburgh City dwellers are craving recreation.

Officials canvassed residents from each city ward early this month, harvesting feedback as they map out a comprehensive master plan.

The six districts were divided into five virtual workshops, one shared by Wards 3 and 4, and were asked citywide questions, as well as those specific to their neck of the

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Rogers taking the helm of Pirate Nation | Local News

ECU’s new chancellor is diving into campus life when he officially takes office on Monday.

Philip G. Rogers, who is the university’s 12th and youngest chancellor, is starting his tenure during homecoming week.

Along with meetings with his cabinet and other groups, Rogers is scheduled to meet with students and participate in Cannonball Kickoff, the official start of the weeklong celebration, on Monday afternoon.

He also is participating in a

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