Fremont, Berkeley-area open spaces partly reopening

The East Bay Regional Park District is beginning to reopen some of its facilities as progress continues on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reopenings are at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and, at Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, the Little Farm and Regional Parks Botanic Garden.

All three are reopening with limited capacity on a reservation-only basis. To make reservations, visit bayareane.ws/3pAmg3n online for links to make reservations at

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Ohio State cancels in-person classes Tuesday for snowstorm, campus remains open

Ohio State canceled in-person classes for Wednesday ahead of a snowstorm. Online and virtual classes will occur as scheduled. Credit: Mackenzie Shanklin | Photo Editor

Students will not have to make the treacherous journey to Ohio State’s campus Tuesday as snow and ice continue to blanket Central Ohio.

Online and virtual classes will continue as planned and the Columbus campus will remain open, the university announced in a buckeye alert

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New COVID-19 vaccination super site to open at UCSD in La Jolla

Appointments are available on the UC San Diego campus for those that wish to get vaccinated.

SAN DIEGO — UC San Diego Health will open a new COVID-19 site on Monday, February 8, at its on-campus Recreation, Intramural and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) in La Jolla on Hopkins Drive.

The La Jolla site will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, although it will open just after noon for

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Two waterparks in Manhattan scheduled to be open this summer

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Two of Manhattan’s waterparks are scheduled to be open this summer.

City Park and Northview waterparks, along with the splash park in City Park, are scheduled to be open by May 22.

In early 2020, the City of Manhattan made budget cuts to programs and implemented a hiring freeze due to the pandemic. The hiring freeze was lifted in November when Federal funding was received, but

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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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Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to open low-cost finance, design, construction services to all non-profits, school districts

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Gov. Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (DASNY) low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda.

Through this program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access DASNY’s services for needed improvements at lower costs during COVID-19 so they can spend their resources

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Here’s What’s Open, Closed In St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Mon., Jan. 18 this year, and a variety of services will be closed in St. Petersburg on the day.

In addition to closures, the 35th annual MLK Jr. Dream Big Parade will be held virtually with guest speakers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday’s parade will stream online at MLKDreamBig.com starting at 11 a.m.

King’s birthday is Jan. 15,

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Could Francisco Lindor, after all the speculation, open the 2021 season with the Cleveland Indians?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Opening day is April 1. Then again, it may not be because of the coronavirus.

No matter when it is, there is still a long time between now and then. But as time passes regarding Francisco Lindor and the Indians, the chance of him opening the season with the team that drafted him surely has to work its way back into the conversation.

This has always been

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Ocean County’s new open space plan worries environmentalists

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Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari tries to convince the board to delay a plan to use open space funds for recreational and historic use on Dec. 16, 2020.

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TOMS RIVER – Concern over how Ocean County’s open space tax fund will be used in the future has provoked discord between environmentalists and the Board of Freeholders heading into 2021.

Last Wednesday, the five-member, all-Republican freeholder board voted 3-0 to

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California church creates ‘freedom fund’ for businesses open during COVID shutdown

A large Northern California church has established what it is calling a “freedom fund,” designed to dedicate thousands of dollars to local businesses as most of the state has landed back in an economic shutdown.

But the fund isn’t for businesses that have closed their doors. It’s intended chiefly for those that are defiantly open.

Pastor Greg Fairrington of Destiny Christian, a Pentecostal church in Rocklin, has been a vehement

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Open space plan for North Attleboro a coordinated effort | Local News

NORTH ATTLEBORO — For a small town in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, North Attleboro has a wide variety of wide — and not so wide — open spaces.

From the 256 acres of the North Attleboro Fish Hatchery off Bungay Lake (actually owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to the vest pocket three-10ths of an acre Simmons Park off Commonwealth Avenue in Attleboro Falls, playgrounds, woodlands

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Ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria remain open for Christmas

swiss skier in covid mask - fabrice coffrini/getty images
swiss skier in covid mask – fabrice coffrini/getty images

Despite news that some ski resorts in Switzerland have begun to close, as governments across Europe react to the continued spread of coronaviru, the majority have chosen to remain open, for now.

From tomorrow (Tuesday) the non-EU nation will enter a ‘light’ lockdown, with restaurants, sports and recreation centres ordered to close for a month, as the country struggles to curb

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Rosa Parks Circle ice rink to open Friday with health and safety protocols in place

This year, instead of arriving on a first-come/first-serve basis, skaters must reserve one-hour blocks of time.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids will once again transform into an ice rink for the winter season.  

The City announced Monday that the rink will open Dec. 18 and will remain open through Feb. 21, weather permitting. Admission to the rink will be $2, with skate rental included.

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Open Space to address concerns about Candelaria Nature Preserve plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Controversy is brewing over a huge chunk of land in the middle of Albuquerque. Not all neighbors are on board with a sprawling plan to transform farmland off Rio Grande into a park that’s been decades in the making.

The city used federal dollars in the late 70s to snap up the open space to preserve it as Albuquerque grows. Now,

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Snowmobile trails to be open as usual in Snowy Range | Outdoors

Motorized recreation in the Snowy Range should go on as usual this winter despite the Mullen Fire’s burn footprint, which covers a large swath of the snowmobile trail network in that area.

Josh Milek, a regional supervisor for the Wyoming Trails Program, said a recent trail assessment revealed that none of the trail corridors were impacted by the fire. Some trail markers were damaged, and a high wind event in

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Wisconsin State Park admission available soon, design contest for 2022 open | WFRV Local 5

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin State Park 2021 admission stickers and trail passes are available for gift options this holiday season. As a result, their 2022 sticker design contest for high schoolers has now begun.

According to a release, the state park says the stickers and passes are perfect for the holiday season and would be great presents for outdoor enthusiasts.

The 2021 state park stickers and trail passes

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Wisconsin State Park admission stickers now available, design contest for 2022 open | WFRV Local 5

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin State Park 2021 admission stickers and trail passes are available for gift options this holiday season. As a result, their 2022 sticker design contest for high schoolers has now begun.

According to a release, the state park says the stickers and passes are perfect for the holiday season and would be great presents for outdoor enthusiasts.

The 2021 state park stickers and trail passes

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Gyms quick to rebrand in attempt to stay open in shutdown

Some gyms and fitness centers in Tri-Cities announced this week they are now “wellness centers” and will stay open despite Washington state COVID-19 restrictions.

But at least one state official questioned if that’s allowed.

“Businesses cannot just immediately make up their own designations in response to actions by the state,” said Mike Faulk, deputy communications director for Gov. Jay Inslee’s office.

“What kind of business they are is determined when

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Helena releases list of proposed open lands projects, seeks public input

Helena leaders are asking for public input, after they released a list of major projects they’re considering on city parks and open lands next year.

The city will hold an online open house Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., to present information about the proposed projects and their impacts.

“We want to share our final list and our rationale for why we have that list and what projects we’re proposing

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What’s open, what’s closed for Veterans Day 2020

Here is a listing of what’s open and what’s closed on Veterans Day in the D.C. area.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday meant to honor those who have served in the military.

Since it’s a federal holiday, post offices are closed, and most banks will also be closed.

You can also expect closings at local schools, local government offices and some parking and transit changes.

Metro and other transit

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