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Weekend fun, What to Do May 7-10

Who’s ready for some weekend fun? Our virtual event calendar features fun, free, and cheap things to do around the area, including events for Mother’s Day! Thursday  Give Yourself a Manicure  Missing your gel or dip manicures while we’re social distancing? The silver lining is that going a few weeks …

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It’s Not Just Cinco de Mayo. It’s Giving Tuesday!

  Today is Giving Tuesday. Wait, it’s not November, you say. That’s true. This day of charitable giving usually falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Nonprofits introduced it in 2011 in response to Cyber Monday. But this year, a second Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesdayNow) has been introduced because of the global …

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The Best Podcasts To Binge During Quarantine

It is impossible to avoid the news about coronavirus or to escape the reality that our new reality, for now, is summed up in two words: STAY HOME.  We’re bored.  We’ve caught up on our favorite tv shows, spent more time on social media and discovered some new books to …

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4 Questions with Shelonda Stokes

As the region hopes to head into pandemic recovery, Shelonda Stokes has been tapped to lead the Downtown Partnership and the mayor’s COVID-19 Small Business Task Force. Here’s what the interim president at Downtown Partnership is saying about the city. Q. You have two new roles in the most unusual …

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Quick Drip This new therapy sends a jolt of vitamins

The bright yellow concoction dripping into my veins looked startlingly like lemon-lime Kool-Aid, I realized as I sat relaxing on a cozy recliner. Oh, don’t worry, readers. While I do some strange things in my quests to try the latest and greatest in beauty treatments, I haven’t resorted to injecting …

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Day by Day

COVID-19 is not the first disaster that I have covered as a journalist, but it is the first one that I have covered that also affects me. Before I had children, I spent a year flying to domestic disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes and tornados, lots of tornados, and writing …

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Weekend fun, What to Do April 30-May 3

After long hours and late nights, it’s almost time to shift into self-care mode and get to relaxing. But, instead of collapsing onto the couch for a weekend-long marathon of whatever show we’ve been binge-watching, let’s try these fun ideas instead. Tonight  Catch A Broadway Show Live  Have you been …

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Good Deeds: Here’s how the community is helping during this time

In addition to posing public health challenges, the coronavirus outbreak has prompted mass closures of schools and businesses and is straining resources for local communities. Here’s how our local community members are helping their peers. Local support Brian Larsen, Founder and CEO of RestoraPet Inc., a Maryland-based business that manufactures …

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