After Nearly a Year, UCSB Rec Cen Set To Reopen on April 12

The UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center is reopening in a limited capacity on April 12, the university announced in an email to students on March 23. 

The recreation center — known as the Rec Cen — closed in March 2020 after the university transitioned to online learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to the decrease in cases and the lift of the regional stay at home order,” the

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In brief: Women’s Business Network’s April meetings set, community cleanups and more in Monroeville, Pitcairn

The Murrysville Chapter of the Women’s Business Network holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The April meetings will take place on April 8 and 22. For more information, contact Katrina Burkett at 412-856-5250.

The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The April meetings

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Ethereum Prices Set to Go Ballistic on NFT Mania

On Thursday, Christie’s record-shattering $69.4 million NFT sale sent the art world ablaze. Never before had anyone paid so much for digital art. But regular investors should also notice one other thing: the buyer paid entirely in ETH for the Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD) based ownership token.

A stack of ether or ethereum coins on a gold background.

A stack of ether or ethereum coins on a gold background.

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Just three years ago, Ethereum’s first NFT craze hit the

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Ethereum Prices Are Set to Go Ballistic on NFT Mania

Just three years ago, Ethereum’s (CCC:ETH-USD) first NFT craze hit the market. Collectible online cats – known as CryptoKitties – were adorable and personalizable. But unfortunately for early investors, the digital equivalent of beanie babies performed precisely like their real-world counterparts. It wasn’t long after the most expensive kitty sold for $170,000 that prices collapsed. The infinitely multiplying number of cats, paired with limited consumer appeal, meant collectors

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Ribbon-cutting set this month for renovated community center

A $1.3 million dollar facelift to the old Merrill Community Center is almost completed with a ribbon cutting set for March 27.

Mayor Shirley Washington said Monday that the event had been set for 1 to 5 p.m. on a Saturday to ensure that the community would be able to attend and see the facility, which is now known as the Pine Bluff Community Center, located at 1000 S. Ash

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New $27M tennis facility at Golden Gate Park set to open Wednesday

Tennis enthusiasts in San Francisco will have new state-of-the-art courts to play on when Golden Gate Park is set to open the new Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center next week.

The $27 million project to rennovate the park’s courts initially broke ground in April 2019, with the brand-new facility now set to open on Wednesday.

“The Goldman Tennis Center facility honors the incredible history of tennis in Golden Gate

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Dates, courses are set for Winston-Salem recreation department’s golf tournaments | Sports News

Golfers must be Forsyth County residents to be eligible to play in any of those tournaments.

Thomas said the recreation department would work with area courses and provide applications available this spring. 

“We plan to reach out to more schools to get our junior numbers up,” Thomas said of the Forsyth Junior, which had about 25 golfers last summer. “CDC guidelines will be followed and hopefully we’ll see some new

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Valley Pool in Syracuse set to reopen for adult lap swimming

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs will open the Valley Pool doors to the public for the first time in 11 months starting Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

“We are really excited to make this announcement and while we acknowledge this is not our full

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Lakeville Parks and Recreation programs set | Free

Following are programs organized by the city of Lakeville Parks and Recreation Department. Register at or call 952-985-4600.

Guided Adult Adventure Snowshoe Hike

Join EcoElsa on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail. This class starts where the beginner class left off with an even longer hike allowing participants to practice different snowshoe steps and skills. Explore Ritter Farm Park never before with

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Birmingham schools set March 15 as date for full return to classroom


Students at Beverly Elementary during in-person learning. The Birmingham Public Schools board of education voted Tuesday to send students back to school five days a week beginning March 15. (Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Public Schools)

Birmingham students are expected to return to the classroom in just more than a month after the most recent decision by the school board.

The Birmingham Public Schools board of education decided during a

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This LEGO ‘Jeopardy!’ Set Is Literally A Moving Tribute To Alex Trebek

LEGO recreations of basically anything are always a fan favorite, even for infamous events, but one Jeopardy! fan really went the extra mile for what doubles as a loving tribute to late show host Alex Trebek.

It’s a LEGO recreation of the Jeopardy! set, but as Jess Hughes and its creator make clear, it’s more of a kinetic sculpture. That’s because everyone on the set can move. LEGO Alex Trebek

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Expanded COVID-19 vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and

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Pinnacles Prep set to transform Community Center into a new school | Education

WENATCHEE — A new charter school in Wenatchee is now a step closer to reality as Pinnacles Prep took over management of the Community Center Campus, 504 S. Mission St., on Jan. 1.

The charter school group entered into a lease agreement with the city of Wenatchee to manage the campus for the next 30 years. The deal is broken into five, six-year terms.

“Right now, we just received the

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Online sales set to smash records during pandemic holiday gift season

SALT LAKE CITY — Rainbocorn and Cutetito may just sound like gibberish, but they’re actual names of new toys likely to lead the pack in the upcoming online holiday shopping season, one setting up to smash existing records.

a man standing in front of a truck: FedEx trucks are loaded for deliveries in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Ongoing and widespread COVID-19 restrictions are fueling an unprecedented volume of online shopping for the holiday season.

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FedEx trucks are loaded for deliveries in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Ongoing and widespread COVID-19 restrictions are fueling an unprecedented volume of

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Manitowoc Eternal Flame fund closes in on goal, Veterans Day event set

Published 11:26 a.m. CT Oct. 23, 2020 | Updated 11:26 a.m. CT Oct. 23, 2020


Manitowoc celebrated the completion of the Waldo Boulevard project with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday with state and local officials.

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An effort to keep Manitowoc’s Eternal Flame burning is closing in on its $200K goal

The Save the Flame fund to keep the Manitowoc Eternal Flame

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Free flu shot clinic for kids set at Expo Center in 2020

Published 11:17 a.m. CT Oct. 13, 2020


Infectious disease experts are urging the public, now more than ever, to get vaccinated against the flu. The added urgency stems in part from the symptoms it shares with COVID-19 and concerns about confusing them. (Sept. 14)

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Health Department to offer drive-through flu shot clinic for kids in late October

Manitowoc County Health Department has scheduled a

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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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A Canadian man set out on a solo sail around the world in October. He returned 9 months later in the middle of a pandemic.

a man in a boat on a body of water: Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN

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Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN

A Canadian man who set out on a solo sail 267 days ago returned to land earlier this month to a much different world than he left.

Bert terHart, a public speaker and IT entrepreneur, set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in October, making

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Some CA counties set fines for virus violations

LOS ANGELES — California counties are stepping up enforcement of public health orders as hospitalizations and positive tests for the coronavirus skyrocket in many parts of the state.

In the San Francisco Bay area, officials in Marin and Napa counties have approved fines ranging from $25 to $500 for individuals violating public health orders, including failing to wear masks. Supervisors in nearby Sonoma County will consider a similar move.


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Cedar Point Amusement Park Is Set To Reopen On July 9, But There Will Be New Policies In Place

Photo credit: Natalia Fedosenko - Getty Images
Photo credit: Natalia Fedosenko – Getty Images

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It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to

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