Christmas Parade cancelled – The Hartselle Enquirer

The 2020 Hartselle Christmas Parade is the latest event to fall victim to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers of the annual Hartselle Christmas Parade have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hartselle Christmas Parade due to the complications of COVID-19.

“We were very much looking forward to celebrating a little bit of normalcy in 2020, and we looked at all kinds of ways to still hold the parade despite this year’s many challenges,”

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Aston Martin Pivots to Electrification and a Venture in New York Luxury Living

The living room and dining room at 130 William have commanding views.

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Sean Connery
’s passing has refocused attention on the James Bond films and, inevitably, the co-starring Aston Martin cars—some equipped with water cannons and flamethrowers. But Aston Martin isn’t resting on its laurels—it’s moving toward new horizons, including electrification with a new partner, Mercedes-Benz, and—further afield—architecture. 

The company is working with architect Sir
David Adjaye
on five luxury

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Warmer weather in the Valley means more productive days for outdoor workers

Local businesses say the unseasonably warm weather is helping them get more work done

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – There’s plenty to enjoy with the weather and that includes for people who have to work outside. They’re in a good mood while setting up a seasonal mood.

Thursday was a beautiful day in Northeast Ohio. Local

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Freeland to face grilling over business aid as part of deal to fast-track bill

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will face a grilling on Thursday night in the House of Commons over her government’s latest bid to reshape aid to businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

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Opposition MPs will have the chance to question Freeland for four hours about different aspects of the bill, known as C-9, and the country’s pandemic-plagued economy.


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Billions in federal aid has already helped replace lost

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See 2020’s Top ‘I Remember When’ Products

Young guy is cleaning dust from his vinyl records.
Young guy is cleaning dust from his vinyl records.

Sometimes the best way to escape the present ? currently cold, anxiety-inducing and keeping all of us socially distant ? isn?t to look toward the future. Sure, you should keep working to make things better for everyone, but sometimes it?s nice to sink back into the warm bean bag of the past to feel lighter and younger and remember when things were relatively more comfortable for

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The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications for 2020

If there’s a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that you’ve got a few more hours in the day without your usual commute. Beer and TV is one way to spend it, but another way that’s more rewarding long-term is to spend at least a few hours a week improving your IT skill set. Remote learning and a wide range of available IT courses can offer remote workers many opportunities to upgrade their skill

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We should listen to the scientists who were also wisdom keepers

“As Nature continues its game of biological mutation and selection of ideas and as Man plays his own games of biological mutation and selection and of cultural innovations, Nature will have the last word.” 

     —Jonas Salk  

“Mankind has reached a crossroads, and is confronted by two road signs pointing in opposite directions. One of these is symbolized by the happenings at My Lai. It points towards a dark world, dominated by military industrial complexes and

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Shop These Holiday Decor Picks from 4 Top Interior Designers

Photo credit: Douglas Friedman
Photo credit: Douglas Friedman

From ELLE Decor

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone is no doubt looking for some festive seasonal design inspiration for their homes—especially important for this holiday season, when most of us will be spending more time in said homes. Here is some help: ELLE Decor got an exclusive first look at the new curated holiday lines by four top interior designers on the luxury online marketplace 1stDibs, where Ken Fulk, Brigette

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Twin River OK’d to run Bally’s and renovate it quickly

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators gave approval Thursday to a Rhode Island company to operate Bally’s casino and quickly invest in renovations and repairs to Atlantic City’s poorest-performing gambling hall.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission allowed Twin River Worldwide Holdings to operate Bally’s once the sale closes in about two weeks.

“I am pleased to hear that Twin River is committed to Bally’s success and is committed to making the

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One-Of-A-Kind Personalized Ornaments To Give As Gifts

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After what’s been a helluva year, many of us are looking forward to a respite from the chaos by ringing in the holidays, whether it’s getting a head start on your holiday shopping list, experimenting with some festive recipes or decorating for some holiday cheer.

Unfortunately, it’s likely that this holiday season might be different from

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Persian rug appraisal: How is an artisan carpet valued? : Augusta Free Press

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Carpets can be classified into three types: machine-made carpets, semi-handmade carpets, and hand-knotted carpets. Real artisan carpets include Oriental and Persian rugs, both traditional and modern. If you are thinking of investing in a rug,

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Why it’s time to say goodbye to fast furniture, and hello to future heirlooms

It was while decorating her own home, 10 years ago, that Frieda Gormley realised she wanted “to save up for pieces that would become memories, that were made in the UK, but that were more of my tastes, rather than the style that my parents might choose”.

She and her husband spent six months driving around the UK, finding British manufacturers to make high-quality wallpaper, furniture and fabric but to their own quirky aesthetic, and

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‘It means so much:’ Families thankful for painted poppy rocks on Remembrance Day

COVID-19 will make gathering for Remembrance Day ceremonies or even buying a poppy difficult this year, but one woman is hoping her unusual artwork will help provide meaning to some of her neighbours.

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For the last three years, Julie Mungall of Winnipeg has been painting intricate poppies on rocks and placing them for locals to find. This year, she’s also making sure the rocks are weather- and COVID-proof.


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Sainsbury’s is closing its deli counters as shopping goes online and local

Sainsbury’s said in a statement on Thursday that closing these counters will make stores simpler to run and reduce food waste. It will continue to offer hot food, including pizza, as well as patisserie and some bakery services in stores. “The pandemic has accelerated a change in our customers’ shopping habits and we are adapting to meet those needs,” a spokesperson told CNN Business.

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Guione the Lion Shows How Different Views Make Life Colorful

Guion the Lion, the namesake of Rebecca Wilson Mascovitz’s new children’s book, sees the world in his own way. A giraffe chewing on a plant is actually a scary dragon. A hippo named Hoke, swimming in a swamp full of weeds, is really a mermaid on a pirate ship. Through the story, Guion tries to get his friend Rae, a lovable Bushbaby, to see things from his perspective, but she struggles to do so.


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Unique Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your 2020 list

‘Tis the season for online shopping!

Not that you haven’t been all quarantine long, but now your retail habit has more of a productive purpose — checking things off the holiday list for everyone who has helped you survive 2020.

Giving gifts is a competitive sport for some, and searching for something unique can be a marathon of scrolling through gift guides and advertisements. Exhaustion sets in and your mom ends up with another pair

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South Pole scientists on surviving a dark COVID-19 winter

As temperatures fall over the U.S. and COVID-19 infection rates continue to spike, the prospect of an isolated winter looms. Fewer daylight hours, separation from friends and family, and limited options for excursions and entertainment make the coming months seem bleak.

However, each year, a group of roughly 40 people plunge themselves into frigid temperatures, darkness, and isolation. And they do it by choice. In a routine called “winterovers” at the South Pole’s IceCube Neutrino

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Govt losing revenues big time by not regulating real money gaming market, say startups

Goa, Sikkim, Daman, and Nagaland had legalized gambling.

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Goa, Sikkim, Daman, and Nagaland had legalized gambling.

Governed by the Public Gambling Act (PGA) 1867, online games involving real money transactions have more or less remained in a legal quagmire for years now. This is despite the gradual rise in its popularity and addiction among users, to an extent, on the back of digital gaming platforms that have cropped up in the recent past. In fact, recent directions

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What’s Happening: Nov. 5-15, 2020 | Latitude 65



JO!, accompanied by Rachelle Hafer and Aiden Johns, hosted by Fairbanks Folk Fest and Jordan D’nay Hege, online at Facebook live, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

FAIRBANKS SWEET ADELINES, rehearsal with the women’s barbershop/a cappella singing group via Zoom, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, open to public, new voices welcome. For more information, email Gayle at [email protected] or




Editor’s note: To be included in the listing of First Friday events,

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I Found a Family in Strangers I Met on Discord During the Pandemic


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In April, a nationwide partial lockdown was announced in Singapore as the city-state began to see a rise in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases.

As a homebody, the news didn’t exactly devastate me. As ashamed as I am to admit it, I barely got out of the house anyway, if not for school and occasional meet-ups with friends. Most of my socializing was done during breaks in between

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