What about our holidays? | News, Sports, Jobs

Virtual public hearing on roundabout near Lake Anna on Dec. 15 | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a virtual (online) design public hearing for the Route 522-208 roundabout project in Louisa County.  

The proposed $5.4 million project will replace the existing intersection of Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) and Route 208 (New Bridge Road) with a single-lane roundabout. 

The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. VDOT representatives will make a presentation beginning at 4:30

Read More

Drive through for a taste of the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival | News

The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival has a different plan for this year, and officials announced hours for the virtual festival on Friday and Saturday, which includes two locations for a drive-thru “safe” visit with Santa and toy drive, and a new yard decoration and Christmas lights contest.

Organizers said the pandemic made hosting a crowded fest in downtown Denton too dangerous — especially with flu season compounding risks with the uptick in coronavirus infections in

Read More

Turning Point looks to help Brunswick community | Local News

A newly opened branch of a Jesup church is looking to make a strong impression on the Brunswick area by helping the community.

“We started in February 2009 in a conference room in Jesup, and we just really had a vision of a community of faith that reached outside the four walls of the church,” said Turning Point Worship Center head Pastor Justin Mitchell.

After great success in Jesup — the church recently dropped $400,000

Read More

Timberline Mountain’s Indiana owners spend $10M for new lifts, lodge makeover | News

CANAAN VALLEY — A skiff of snow from daylong flurries clung to the spruce-shaded upper slopes of Timberline Mountain ski area last week as temperatures warmed from a pre-dawn low of 9 into the 50s under a blazing sun in a cloudless midday sky.

One thousand feet downslope, Tom Price, Timberline Mountain’s operations manager, showed visitors the newly installed and passenger-ready  Doppelmayr six-pack detachable chairlift, its base station painted in West Virginia University blue and

Read More

French Protesters Decry Bill Outlawing Use of Police Images | World News


PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters who set fire to France’s central bank and threw paving stones.

The mood was largely peaceful, however, as dozens of

Read More

Protests Over Security Bill Take Place Across France | World News


PARIS (AP) — Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, while Paris officers were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations in the wake of footage showing police using violence becoming public.

Dozens of rallies against a provision of the law that would make it a crime to publish

Read More

This Willow Valley downsize even includes a gift-wrapping station | Local News

Most people find downsizing a daunting process. But not LaVera Leonard Sullivan. A whirlwind of energy and charm, she moved herself and husband Tim from their family home in Alexandria, Virginia, to an apartment in Lancaster’s Willow Valley Communities without any angst at all.

“She did it all. She always does. It was her hallmark at work,” Tim says, noting that LaVera started a Washington, D.C., public affairs firm that grew to 35 employees and

Read More

City Officials Seek Input For Community Skatepark | News, Sports, Jobs

A conceptual design of what the new Jamestown Riverwalk Skatepark might look like once completed. City officials are asking local residents to fill out a survey, bit.ly/RiverwalkSkatepark, to gather community input about the park.
Submitted photo

Area skateboarders are one step closer to performing a “tic-tac” at the city’s planned new skatepark.

A virtual meeting was hosted online Tuesday by city officials and Micah Shapiro, Grindline CEO/designer, to discuss the timeline for the construction of

Read More

Be safe shopping on Black Friday | News, Sports, Jobs

In The News for Nov. 26

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 26 …

© Provided by The Canadian Press

What we are watching in Canada …

TORONTO — Ontario health officials are expected to release new COVID-19 projections today. 

It will be the first time they have released such data since sending the province’s two

Read More

InTandem plans use for The Connection building | News

OLEAN — The Connection building on Wayne Street will see a new use, thanks to InTandem.

During a city planning board meeting, InTandem officials outlined their plans to reuse the former call center site to expand offices.

“We purchased the building with the intention of utilizing it as office space for our behavioral health staff,” said InTandem CEO Mari Howard.

InTandem is renovating the interior of the building, and plans to make minor improvements to

Read More

Village commission to consider Kwik Trip proposal | Local News

village of pleasant prairie logo

village of pleasant prairie logo

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The Plan Commission on Monday night will consider the final site plan for the village’s fifth Kwik Trip location.

According to the agenda for the 5 p.m. online meeting, the store will be located within the Main Street Market Development, west of Old Green Bay Road at 102nd Street.

Residents who wish to view the meeting can register at www.attendee.gotowebinar.com. The meeting also can be accessed by

Read More

Local residents find ways to stay active, connected as COVID-19 winter approaches | Tri-state News

GALENA, Ill. — After switching on the music, Emily Painter checked her computer to make sure all the dancers attending the class virtually could hear the song and see her as she started to move.

Every song had different moves and a new tempo, but each was designed to ensure the dancers — either participating remotely or in person — could follow along during the morning workout.

“It’s been frustrating at times,” said Painter.

Read More

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EST

‘Something very historical’: Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency that oversees the nation’s tribes, setting up one of several looming tests of Biden’s pledge to have a Cabinet representative of Americans.

O.J. Semans is one of dozens of tribal officials and voting activists around the country pushing selection of Rep. Deb Haaland,

Read More

Subdued ceremony’s lights still draw a crowd | Local News

A tree-lighting ceremony early Thursday night wasn’t quite what Mindy Stohs and friends expected, but they helped keep the tradition alive.

“We saw on Facebook that it wasn’t canceled, so we came,” Stohs said. “Since we’re here, there’s lights going and music playing, so we can still enjoy it.”

Stohs and her family, including her two children, were part of a crowd of about three dozen people Thursday who watched a light display at Spiva

Read More

Sunset Avenue project plans outlined | Local News

An upgraded Sunset Avenue on the western to northwestern side of the city could have a roundabout intersection with Buck Leonard Boulevard and Forest Hill Avenue and would have a simpler intersection at Winstead Avenue and a traffic control signal at Weatherstone Drive.

Additionally, to help slow down traffic, the center turn lane on Sunset from Buck Leonard and Forest Hill to Halifax Road would be replaced with a tree-lined median and the speed limit

Read More

Europe far right backs Trump, hopes for violence amid vote drama | United States News

In the wake of Joe Biden’s victory in the United States presidential elections, Europe’s far right did not waste much time taking President Donald Trump’s side.

“There is no question at all that these elections are rigged,” Mart Helme, of the far-right EKRE party and interior minister in Estonia’s coalition government, told a radio show on November 8, as he repeated the US president’s false claims of elections fraud.

“[Trump] will win eventually,” Helme said.

Read More

For Chef Michael Lomonaco, Focusing on Future Is Recipe for Survival | Top News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City chef Michael Lomonaco is no stranger to adversity.

As chef/partner at Porter House Bar and Grill and Hudson Yards Grill, Lomonaco has created and run some of New York City’s most iconic restaurants, including the 21 Club and Windows of the World, which was located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Lomonaco decided, by chance, to buy a

Read More

Gloucester400 medals now available for purchase | Local News

The first 500 commemorative medals honoring Gloucester’s quadricentennial are ready for purchase. 

Minted in antique bronze by Medalcraft Mint of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the 1.5-inch, high-relief medals with the award-winning design by local artist Beth Swan can be purchased at The Brass Monkey, 85 Main St. 

“At this time of year, it’s natural for all of us to look back on the extraordinary challenges our city has faced in 2020, while looking ahead to the

Read More