Nonessential travel has now been banned between the three countries for six month. The ban on nonessential travel has been repeatedly extended in roughly 30-day intervals since March. Essential cross-border workers such as nurses and truck drivers have been allowed to cross during this time. … [Read more...] about Travel restrictions with Mexico, Canada extended to mid-September
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“The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 made it increasingly clear that moving CCMF to 2021 was the best decision to protect the health and safety of fans, the community, artists, and CCMF staff,” festival organizers said. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we worked tirelessly with the obstacles surrounding, yet again, the CCMF postponement.” … [Read more...] about Carolina Country Music Fest canceled for 2020
A search in U.K. museums and Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Collection has come up empty-handed — but highlighted how many wampum belts have ended up in the U.K., either purchased or stolen at some point in the past. Some of the belts from the British Museum will join the exhibition at future stops in London and Plymouth over the next year. … [Read more...] about After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events
Mid-August through the end of October historically is known as the peak of hurricane season in Anne Arundel County. Due to the predicted "extremely active" season, the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management has identified Sunday through Aug. 22 as the first ever Anne Arundel County Hurricane Preparedness Week. Throughout the week, hurricane season preparedness tips will be shared via the Anne Arundel County's Office of Emergency Management social media accounts. … [Read more...] about New Anne Arundel County Hurricane Preparedness Week Aug. 16-22
In normal times, hosting a college or university is a boon for a small town as it provides a steady flow of outsiders who come and spend in the local economy, throughout the year — not just during football season. This sustained spending is now at risk in the short run and perhaps even longer if the college sports landscape dramatically changes. Many non-revenue generating sports, that rely upon football revenues and alumni donations that are often influenced by the existence or quality of the football program, are at risk of being permanently cancelled. Several universities and colleges throughout the country, most notably Stanford University, have already discontinued several men’s and women’s teams, even before the recent decisions concerning whether to play the 2020 football season. Every game, regardless of sport, has a visiting team that often spends money on restaurant or catering services, hotels, transportation, and a home team that often draws visitors who … [Read more...] about COVID-19 shuts down football conferences — what about small towns?