North Attleboro council to hold virtual meeting Monday | Local News

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Reorganizing town government will be up for discussion again when the town council holds its next virtual meeting Monday night.

Discussions of the reorganization of the solid waste department as part of the public works department and the creation of a chief assessor’s post in that office are on the agenda for the online session which gets underway at 7 p.m.

Town Manager Michael Borg has launched

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Virtual basketball clinics to teach fundamentals of game

Feb. 18—FAIRMONT — While passing a basketball between a team of kids from different areas of Marion County is not the best activity idea during a pandemic, the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission has created a new way to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball.

MCPARC normally hosts a K-3 basketball league for kids throughout the county to participate in, but this year will instead provide virtual clinics in

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Minneapolis DFL will go forward with virtual endorsements, despite concerns

The Minneapolis DFL Party will move forward with virtual endorsements this year, even though Mayor Jacob Frey and 20 other candidates said they had concerns about the format and felt time would be better spent building consensus among party members.

“Endorsements borne of this process will be viewed as illegitimate by many campaigns and observers, and they threaten to undermine the integrity of our great Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party,” wrote the group,

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Shine on: Volunteers bring personal touch to virtual special needs prom | Local News

Last Feb. 7, James Barnes got all dressed up to go to the prom. On that same date this year, he changed clothes to look his best while waiting for the prom to come to him.

Volunteers made a special delivery Sunday to help Night to Shine guests prepare to spend this year’s prom night at home. Although COVID-19 prompted the Tim Tebow Foundation to move the event to a

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These Virtual Galentine’s Day Ideas Will Ensure Your Celebration Is Top-Notch

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

Galentine’s Day—the unofficial February 13 celebration of female friends popularized by Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation—falls on a Saturday this year, so it’d be wrong to not spend the occasion connecting with your closest friends. As with everything over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safest to do it digitally. From choosing a dress code to coordinating

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From the X-rated ‘Pleasure’ to Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul,’ here are the best movies from this year’s virtual edition

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced the Sundance Film Festival to go virtual for the first time in its history, but movie buffs came out in force anyway. The week-long event proved a buzz-generating machine on social media and other places where film lovers congregate, as indie movies like CODA, Passing and Flee premiered to rave reviews from critics and early-bird audiences, suggesting odds are good for mainstream success.

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Sundance Film Festival goes VR for 2021 with virtual reality platform

Getting the full-scale weekend experience at the legendary Sundance Film Festival has always been an exclusive deal — and thanks to limitations posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, spots at this year’s fest are at a higher premium than ever. But with the festival’s bold new push into the VR space, anyone can now get the full-scale cinephile treatment… with nothing more than a $25 access pass and a virtual reality

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15 Virtual Galentine’s Day Ideas 2021

Historically, Valentine’s Day has celebrated romantic love. There are love letters, flowers, chocolates, and wine — and most importantly, a fairytale date at the end of the night. But more recently, people have begun celebrating friendship on Valentine’s Day too. And now, there’s Galentine’s Day: the February 13 holiday that celebrates the love between friends. Leslie Knope, the Parks and Recreation TV show character who invented the holiday in 2010,

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Missing live concerts? Catch Louisiana’s Laine Hardy, Justin Garner in virtual shows | Music

Missing those live concerts?

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy and Justin Garner both have scheduled online performances during the next two weeks.

Country artist Hardy, of Livingston, will present virtual tour shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and on Jan. 28.

Expect 2019 “American Idol” winner Hardy to sing his newest cover single, “Swingin’,” John Anderson’s hit song from 1983.

“Harmonica fills and double solos punctuate a performance that illustrates not only Laine

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events go virtual this year due to the pandemic

Due to COVID -19, this year’s celebration looks a little different, as several community events were hosted online.

MINNEAPOLIS — A day to remember and a day to reflect.

Today’s holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, is known as  “a day on, not a day off.” A day of service for all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration looks

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What is a master watershed steward? This (virtual) environmental program’s coming to Lancaster in 2021 | Food + Living

This story originally ran in January 2020. A new round of training for the Master Watershed Steward program will be held virtually, starting in March 2021. The Lower Susquehanna region covering Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin counties, will hold an online open house Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania has more than 86,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, second only to Alaska.

That’s a lot of freshwater streams and

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These virtual stores make shopping fun again

By S. A. Applin7 minute Read

The virtual store is back—and it’s the best retail experience we could have gotten during a COVID-19 lockdown.

Rather than resembling a printed catalog transformed into online form, as most e-commerce sites do, virtual stores use either 3D renderings of an environment or Google Street-View-like sequences of stitched-together photographic images of a physical location. They replicate neighborhood shopping, letting you walk through aisles

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“Be patient” | Parents in virtual learning offer advice after KCS students transition online

The transition will last through Winter break, and in-person students will return to their buildings on January 5, 2021.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — What has it been like to have a kid learning from home? We asked a set of Knox County Parents with students from elementary to high school who were learning from home.

“Here’s a couple tricks that might help you navigate this new adventure you are on,”

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Knox County Schools’ move to virtual learning has ripple effect for other organizations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knox County Schools’ announcement that all of its district schools would shift to online learning next week is causing a ripple effect of both closures/suspension of activities for related organizations as well as the expansion of other groups in order to help out.

Knox County Schools announced Wednesday evening that all of its district schools would shift to online learning beginning Monday, Dec. 14, with an

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Community Christmas events go virtual | News

It may feel like the Grinch stole Christmas, with so many beloved traditions moving from in-person to online, but – like the cheerful residents of Whoville – organizers are finding the silver lining in these changed circumstances.

The Cullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Lights of Love fundraiser has been held for 29 years, and this marks the first one done virtually.

“We wanted to put safety first and opted for a

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School districts making plans for virtual learning again

ST. LOUIS – COVID cases in teachers are making it hard to staff schools properly causing some school districts to make some changes to their learning plans.

Parkway is considering making some changes to how they’ll proceed with the school year. They have a virtual meeting set for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. At last check, 78 students tested positive for COVID-19, 628 in quarantine after possible exposure, 27 staff member

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Latrobe’s Holly Jolly festivities include contest, crafts, shopping, virtual Santa visit

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This year’s Holly Jolly holiday festivities in Latrobe will include a virtual visit with Santa and four days of extended downtown shopping promotions.

As with the town’s Great American Banana Split Celebration in August, Holly Jolly entertainment this year will be streamed online, not presented in-person. It’s

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Purcellville Plans Virtual, In-Person Events For Holiday Season

PURCELLVILLE, VA — The town of Purcellville is preparing for the holiday season, with a parade, tree lighting and much more on the schedule. However, several changes have been made to the town’s traditional Christmas festivities to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Both virtual and in-person events will be held in December. Purcellville’s website has information about the events and any restrictions.

“We look forward to creating new

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Virtual volunteers to prevent social isolation

Beth Reese Cravey
| Florida Times-Union

Ray Pringle knows what to say to people who are learning how to live with serious injuries or sickness.

In 2008 the retired Army veteran and former police officer lost much of the use of his legs after having spinal surgery. For years he has used his experience as a volunteer certified peer mentor for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital patients, which because of the COVID-19

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Vendors cope with virtual market


The Fishers Fall Farmers’ Market is virtual in 2020.

Indianapolis Star

For years, farmers markets in the Indianapolis area have served as launching pads for local entrepreneurs hoping to expand their businesses or open a place of their own.

But they’re also a reliable income source for the small bakers, candy makers, vegetable growers, beekeepers and others who can depend on those weekend sales to stay afloat.

Like nearly

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