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Cross country road trip in honor of dad turned into one last gift from him to daughters | Momaha

I’d expected the trip to be emotional — cathartic, even — but I hadn’t expected it to be fun. We laughed and talked incessantly across five states (more apologies to my teenager), so 20 hours of driving felt like only a few. We stopped at the historical landmarks our dad would have stopped at, and we took him into mountain creek beds, questionable gas stations and a slew of establishments serving the pickle-and-onion-only burgers he adored.

When we realized at the “Welcome to Cheyanne” sign that I’d misrouted us and we shouldn’t have actually been in the state of Wyoming at all, we cackled to the point of tears until we remembered dad had lived in Cheyanne when he was younger. He had always spoke of it as a place he loved. It felt like he had a hand in our detour, so we reveled in his stop off before

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Curbs on wedding receptions could be on way for Birmingham and Black Country

Speculation is mounting that restrictions – and possibly even a total ban – on wedding receptions could be on their way to Birmingham and the Black Country.

Local leaders have identified after-wedding parties as a problem area that is driving up cases between families and friends.

Birmingham’s council leader Cllr Ian Ward said cases transmitted through the hospitality sector – in pubs, restaurants and cafes – was minimal.

“Exposures through eating out, hospitality and entertainment account for just 2% of contacts (of positive cases),” he said on Friday.

“If there is an issue it appears to be celebrations, particularly wedding receptions, where people cannot resist the urge to congratulate the bride and groom, and when that happens and hands are shaken we see transmission of the virus.”

We understand that message has been hammered with government officials during discussions about restrictions on

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Why the renamed, reshaped Timpanogos Golf Club may become a model for golf courses around the country

PROVO — Handyman Mike Bate headed for his black Ford 150 pickup truck at 8 a.m. to go home. He’d been at the golf course all night sawing pieces of railroad ties for tee box markers.

This simple act by a guy with a sawzall tool and his all-nighter a week ago is symbolic of the work put into creating a new face and name at the old East Bay Golf Club. The course has endured the brunt of developmental hacks, scraps and scars since its inception in 1923, even before there was a Yankee Stadium in Gotham.

Provo golfers have been pulled like a yo-yo. Bounced like a pinball.

No more.

From now on, it will be known by its historical name, Timpanogos Golf Club, and the facility is now a state-of-the art golf billboard reflecting the most dominating geographical feature in Utah Valley. It also provides a full

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UMass COVID-19 model projects unsettling death toll in state, across country

Some forecast models are predicting a startling rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States through the fall and winter, including a model in Massachusetts.On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll has reached 9,323.According to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s COVID-19 Forecast Hub, that number will hit 10,000 by the end of October. The model also predicts 228,000 COVID-19-related deaths nationwide by the end of the month.“It’s a grim milestone and it’s just a reminder of just how serious COVID can be,” said Nick Reich, a UMass Amherst biostatistician.The UMass Amherst model only forecasts up to a month into the future and does not account for changes in human behavior.“We’re looking into a foggy crystal ball here and it’s an inexact science,” Reich said. “Either way, a lot of people have died from COVID in Massachusetts. If we’re not … Read More

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Inside the Country Life of Model Turned Organic Farmer Kirsten Owen

KIRSTEN OWEN’S conversion from high-fashion model to organic blueberry farmer had everything from blind luck to sheer happenstance behind it. “I had a fantasy about having a blueberry farm after I moved here, in 2002,” she says of her 56-acre patch of land in northern Vermont, from which she speaks via landline. “And then some land right next to me, which already had 250 young blueberry plants, came up for sale. I couldn’t resist.”

Billie Rose (left) layers a shearling Isabel Marant Etoile sleeveless jacket ($2,490; isabelmarant​.com) over a dusty-floral Officine Générale dress ($730; officinegenerale.com). Kirsten Owen (right) warms up with a quilted Weekend Max Mara coat ($1,075; weekendmaxmara​.com).Photographed by Alex Webb, Vogue, October 2020

This sylvan setup, a mere hour or so south of Canada, where she was born and raised, is a far cry from the life Owen led in her 20s and 30s, crisscrossing the

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Join our Christmas gift ‘wrap-along’ and get an exclusive Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set

Gallery: Hobbycraft reveals its top Christmas 2020 craft trends (Country Living (UK))

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Join our Christmas ‘wrap-along’ and get an exclusive Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set

From Country Living

As part of our Celebrate Christmas At Home with Country Living virtual event, we are hosting an exclusive online ‘wrap-along’ with gift wrapping expert and Country Living Artisan Jane Means. Jane will be hosting a wrapping session with a Country Living twist, using eco-friendly wrap adorned with festive robins, ribbon, tags and accessories inspired by nature. You can buy the Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set in advance – more details below…

When: Saturday 7th November at 3pm BUY TICKETS

Where: Zoom, where you’ll be able to ask questions as you go

Photo credit: Jane Means

Jane’s unrivalled wrapping skills have been featured on This Morning and in the prestigious Liberty Christmas window. Jane has trained teams in Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and even the Royal Household. There’s no shape or size of gift Jane can’t make look incredible and now it’s YOUR turn to learn

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Stefanik embraces Trump’s style in North Country race against Cobb

GANSEVOORT — At a North Country campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and other local Republicans on Sept. 26, the line for voters to grab President Donald Trump signs was longer than the queues for all the other candidates’ merchandise combined.
 
When Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was elected in 2014, she made headlines as the youngest woman at that time elected to Congress and branded herself as a political moderate, joining several moderate and bipartisan legislative groups. She won her 2014 race by more than 20 percentage points despite the district going blue in the six presidential races before then.
 
Then in 2016, the district went for Trump by 14 points; two years later, despite Democrats sweeping many elections across the country, Stefanik won again by just under 14 points. Since then, Stefanik has veered closer to the president, while continuing her often bipartisan work on issues like agriculture, veterans, and

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MHSAA moves to pre-regional model for cross country state tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is changing the state tournament format for boys and girls cross cross country this season, adding a pre-regional meet in order to alleviate the large numbers issue facing region championships.

In a letter from MHSAA assistant director Cody Inglis to the state’s athletic directors and cross country coaches, a pre-regional meet will proceed the region championships for the first time. While the new model does not cut down participant numbers for the state championships, the full race format of the state championships is not expected to be released until Friday.

Currently, the MHSAA has a 70-runner limit per race for all schools and meets to follow.

“While this plan has come together quickly, we feel good about it, as a way to get kids on the XC course for a culmination to their season,” Inglis wrote. “Your part in this is key and the

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A Radnor Valley Country Club Wedding Captured in a Music Video

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The groom premiered the song to his bride at their rehearsal dinner.


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Jesse Ruben and Jen Jacob held their Radnor Valley Country Club wedding on October 7th, 2018, and released their music video this month. Photo and wedding video by Tree of Life Films & Photography

It’s been almost two years since Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben and actress Jen Jacob got married at Radnor Valley Country Club. But their Big Day and all the moments around it are memorialized in a new song, “Future,” that Jesse, a third-generation Philadelphia musician (he was born in Montgomery County), released to the public this past Friday, September 25th. Well, it’s not necessarily new to everyone: He premiered it to Jen, who hails from Bucks County, during their rehearsal dinner

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