Robert ‘Bob’ Hansen named 2020 Batavia Citizen of the Year

BATAVIA – The Batavia Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that the 2020 Citizen of the Year is Robert “Bob” Hansen, and that the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is the Spirit of Batavia award winner.

According to a news release, the Inspire 2021: A Celebration of Those Who Inspire Us, will be held in May 2021 because of the pandemic. The event is usually held in January.


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All signs point to busy firearms deer season this year | Local News

In the decades that Troy Bair has spent butchering deer, he’s gotten to know the Lancaster County hunters who visit his West Donegal Township shop each season.

While he might not know their names, Bair said he can usually recognize their faces.

“If you come here on opening day, you are going to get local hunters,” he said.

This year, the butcher said things have been a bit different at

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Looking for a Christmas tree? Here’s where you can get a Utah public lands permit this year

SALT LAKE CITY — Now that Thanksgiving is over, the remaining holidays of the year are in sight.

Many Utahns have already started decorating for Christmas. Given all that has happened in 2020, who could blame anyone for celebrating the season early?

But for those of you who haven’t started decorating and are maybe still searching for the right tree, you can find one around several public land areas throughout

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Black Friday shoppers look to stay safe both in stores and online this year

A lot of the shopping this year is expected to shift online. A place it can be easy to fall victim to scams.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Woodland Mall is prepared for a Black Friday like its never seen before. In an effort to keep visitors safe during the pandemic, don’t expect to see the massive crowds of the past.

“We’ve got a smaller capacity limit than what we’ve had

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Lake Elsinore leaders reflect on tumultuous year, plan for future at State of the City

Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale (right) and City Manager Grant Yates have a conversation in the city’s pre-recorded State of the City Address Oct. 8.

Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale struck an optimistic tone while reflecting on the difficulties of the past year at the 2020 Lake Elsinore State of the City, Oct. 8.

“2020 has been an unusual year,” Tisdale said, perhaps echoing the thoughts of many watching the

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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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Comic-Con is San Diego’s hottest ticket. This year, the city is mourning its loss

Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. <span class="copyright">(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Deadpool wasn’t going to miss it for the world or the pandemic.

On Wednesday afternoon, the preview day of what would have been the 51st edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the bars surrounding the downtown convention center were empty, the restaurants mostly deserted, and the sidewalks devoid of the usual

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For college students, taking a gap year might be the best way to outwit coronavirus

Janak Bhakta, 17, from Tustin, had hoped to travel internationally for his gap year, but now he's joining a conservation program this year instead. <span class="copyright">(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Janak Bhakta, 17, from Tustin, had hoped to travel internationally for his gap year, but now he’s joining a conservation program this year instead. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Janak Bhakta, a soft-spoken 17-year-old from Tustin, had big plans for 2020. He wanted to spend time away from academics to learn, grow and mature by traveling the world. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck and turned those plans to dust.

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Will UConn play football this year? Public health experts unsure about fall sports during coronavirus pandemic

Currently, UConn football players are on campus in Storrs. They have been tested for COVID-19. They have passed through a modified quarantine period during which they remained in small groups. They have completed strength and conditioning workouts. They have begun on-field activities.

But no one knows for sure whether they’ll actually get to play.

Amid a raging pandemic, public health experts both nationally and in Connecticut have raised eyebrows about

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Netflix has 113 brand new shows coming out this year (so far). See them all here.

Katherine Langford as Nimue in "Cursed."
Katherine Langford as Nimue in “Cursed.”


  • Netflix currently has 113 brand new TV shows slated to premiere in 2020.

  • Insider is keeping a running list of the confirmed shows and what we know about them so far.

  • Up next in July is a new fantasy series called “Cursed,” reality show “Skin Decision: Before and After,” and the docuseries “Fear City: New York vs the Mafia.” 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for

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US woman freed after year as hostage in Nigeria

Police say she was a victim of online romance fraud
Police say she was a victim of online romance fraud

An American woman lured to Nigeria by a promise of marriage from a man she met on Facebook has been rescued after being held captive for more than a year, police say.

The 46-year-old was held against her will in a hotel room in Lagos.

The suspect Chukwuebuka Obiaku, 34, “took control” of the unnamed victim’s credit and debit cards,

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Michigan tourism industry says this is “a year simply to survive”

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of residents across the nation in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Heidi Gesiakowski and her husband Joel opened Taste, a small plates and martini restaurant, in South Haven, a beach town on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, in 2013.

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Taste could only offer takeout service for several weeks and revenue took a hit. Business

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The Greatest And Funniest Memes Of This Cursed Year, 2020

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From Esquire

Even more than most other years, 2020 has been a time when we’ve experienced events through meme culture. Having spent almost half of the year to this point either indoors or worrying about whether we should be indoors, the glut of despairing jokes, coronavirus memes and Dominic Cummings tweetstorms have been incredibly comforting, even when they’ve been pressing on some miserable and infuriating moments.


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California lawmakers shelve effort this year to legalize sports betting

People make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas in 2018. <span class="copyright">(John Locher / Associated Press)</span>
People make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas in 2018. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting, political squabbles between rival gambling interests have left California stalemated on the issue, with the latest effort fizzling this week in the state Legislature.

While betting on sports has been

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94 Money-Making Skills You Can Learn in Less Than a Year

Learning a new business skill is an excellent way to break into an industry, make yourself more attractive to employers or earn more money and responsibility in your current career. But between work, family and life, the thought of spending years in a classroom can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you don’t have to. It’s possible to learn many in-demand skills in less than a year — some in just a few … Read More