St. Joseph County Health leaders issue series of recommendations to curb COVID-19 spread

first_img Google+ By Jon Zimney – November 18, 2020 6 288 St. Joseph County Health leaders issue series of recommendations to curb COVID-19 spread WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleYoung congratulates Trump Administration for quick work on vaccinesNext articleSome Penn-Harris-Madison schools going all-virtual on Monday Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Health Department) The St. Joseph County Department of Health has made a series of recommendations to try to slow the current spread of COVID-19. The recommendations all center on the idea of hunkering down, once again, and avoiding social gatherings large or small.The St. Joseph County Department of Health with support from St. Joseph County Unified Command, recommends the following:• Avoid social gatherings and assemblies outside your immediate family/household.• Support local restaurants through take-out rather than in-person dining.• Pivot high school classes to virtual learning until after winter break. Depending on theircircumstance, each district may choose to have middle school go virtual as well.• Pause all extracurricular activities or conduct them remotely as feasible. In the event these activities cannot be paused or done remotely, limit spectators to parents/guardians/siblings until after winter break.• Encourage employees to work from home whenever possible.• Encourage businesses and establishments to offer curbside and contactless options.• Reward businesses committed to COVID-prevention practices with your shopping dollars. IndianaLocalNews Twitterlast_img read more

Man stabbed to death in Warsaw identified

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Man stabbed to death in Warsaw identified Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Vickie Wooldridge) The name of the man that was stabbed to death yesterday in a home near Warsaw has been released.Matthew Lucas, 42, of Warsaw died from multiple stab wounds, said the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.Vickie Wooldridge is accused of stabbing Lucas, and two others.She was arrested on Tuesday, around noon, when she stumbled out of a field.Lucas was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two others were taken to the hospital. One was released, and the other is still hospitalized. Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – December 17, 2020 0 621 Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFrontline Hoosier Guardsmen receive COVID-19 vaccinationNext articleForecast for Indiana’s two-year budget better than lawmakers expected Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Watch Sharon Jones’ Final Music Video “Please Come Home For Christmas”

first_imgMusic fans everywhere were crushed last month, when beloved soul singer Ms. Sharon Jones passed away at the age of 60. Jones’ story was one of triumph, getting her first big break at the age of 40 and, years later, overcoming cancer and returning to the stage. Unfortunately, though that cancer returned late last year, Jones remained optimistic and still performed occasionally. When news broke that she had gone, it was difficult for everyone to grasp. So in spirit of the holidays, Daptone Records has shared her final video.Last season, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings released a holiday album, It’s A Holiday Soul Party. (Check out the album here.) Daptone Records recently released a stop-motion music video for “Please Come Home For Christmas” which was originally scheduled to release before Ms. Jones untimely death. The claymation video, directed by Alex Howard and David Drew Hatter, was created in the style of Romeo Muller‘s 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. According to OkayPlayer, the video was “Built from over 3200 single photos, recorded on an iPhone 6-Plus with a Stop-Motion application,” and “took three months, 12 cans of flocking and 600 man-hours to produce the cold, wintery setting.”Watch Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings new music video for “Please Come Home For Christmas” in honor of her memory:Daptone Records co-owner and Dap-Kings bandleader Gabriel Roth recently penned a letter to fans, saying, “Our friend Sharon has always been at the heart of Daptone and always will be. I am so grateful to her and to all of you for putting your hearts into all of this in so many ways.”The soul sensation’s new documentary, Miss Sharon Jones!, which follows her through her final years of life, will be available on Netflix on January 7.last_img read more

You Can Watch Phish, Umphrey’s, String Cheese, & The Disco Biscuits’ NYE Runs Live From Your Couch

first_imgNew Year’s Eve, and the days leading up to it, are some of the most jam-packed days of any calendar year. Virtually every large-scale touring band stages some sort of year-end celebration, normally consisting of a run of shows in a particular city. Of course, that means that every year, fans need to make some difficult choices regarding their choice of shows (and locations) to ring in the coming year. Thankfully, we live in the “Couch Tour Era”, so making your New Year’s plans has become a significantly less FOMO-inducing call.As usual, Phish will be webcasting all four nights (12/28-12/31) of their New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden via their streaming platform, LivePhish. The String Cheese Incident will also officially webcast all three nights of their New Year’s run at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (on December 29th, 30th, and 31st, respectively) via Umphrey’s McGee also verified that their NYE run at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium will be couch tour-ready, with their own shows on December 29th, 30th, and 31st set to be webcast via TourGigs. The Disco Biscuits will be live streaming their four-night run at PlayStation Theatre via Youtube on December 28, 29, 30 & 31.Both SCI and UM switched things up from years past for their New Year’s plans this year. Cheese is heading east to New York instead of staging their usual local celebration in Colorado, and Umphrey’s McGee is hitting the Rockies for after bringing their NYE run back to their hometown of Chicago for the first time in a decade last year. The Disco Biscuits took a year off from NYC last year, when they performed the Tabernacle in ATL, after a four-year streak, but will return triumphantly this time around. Phish’s “long-awaited” return to The Garden is, of course, somewhat tongue-in-cheek. They customarily do New Year’s in NYC, and just finished an historic run of 13 straight shows at the arena this past summer.To order your String Cheese Incident NYE run webcast, head here.To order your Umphrey’s McGee NYE run webcast, head here.To order your Phish NYE run webcast, head here.[Cover photo – Trey: Chad Anderson; Bayliss: Keith Griner; Kang: Aaron Bradley]last_img read more

McAuley named Marshall Scholar

first_imgHarvard senior James McAuley was recently named a Marshall Scholar, a prestigious award that will allow him to study for two years at a university of his choice in the United Kingdom, likely in his case at the University of Oxford.A history and literature concentrator who lives in Currier House, McAuley is one of 36 students nationwide to receive a Marshall Scholarship, and the 250th from Harvard in the history of the awards. He plans to pursue a D.Phil. in Modern European history, which would continue his current undergraduate work on American engagement with Vichy France.“It’s a tremendous opportunity,” McAuley said of the chance to study at Oxford. “Some of the best academics in the field that I’m interested in are there, so I felt like this was the best next step I could take.”In his time at Harvard, McAuley has served as a research assistant to both Doris Kearns Goodwin and Louis Menand, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English. He has also been an editorial intern at The New Yorker, worked at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, and served as editorial chairman of the Harvard Crimson.The study of history, McAuley said, offers the rare opportunity not only to understand the past, but through that understanding to become a positive agent in one’s own time.“I think that what’s most interesting to me about Vichy France is that you had this ostensibly free zone where individuals chose to succumb to their own opportunistic tendencies and collaborate with the Nazis to get a better future, or to resist,” McAuley said. “In that sense, it’s a fascinating look into human nature, and it raises the question of what we would do in those circumstances.”In his thesis, McAuley focuses on the diplomats who served in Vichy France, particularly on one Spanish official, Eduardo Propper de Callejón, who effectively sacrificed his career to issue thousands of escape visas for Jews and other “so-called undesirables.”By comparison, McAuley said, other diplomats, including those from the United States, “either refused or were incapable of seeing the truth of what was going on.”“It’s interesting to me to compare both types,” McAuley said. “The one who, for some incredible reason, was able to see what was happening and to act as we all hope we would — to become a positive agent in his time — and the others who were just along for the ride. I think it’s a very interesting question.”The awards were created in 1953 to commemorate U.S. aid to Europe after World War II under the Marshall Plan. As many as 40 promising scholars and likely future leaders in their fields are selected from across the United States each year to receive the awards.last_img read more

CBO projects 4.6% growth in Biden’s first year, jobs lag

first_imgThe Congressional Budget Office expects the U.S. economy will grow at a robust 4.6% annual rate this year, but that employment won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024. The 10-year outlook issued Monday said the economic recovery from the coronavirus has been boosted by an unprecedented wave of government spending to combat the outbreak. While the growth estimates suggest a quick snapback in gross domestic product, the CBO shows that hiring will lag as consumer spending returns and employers become more comfortable with adding workers. The CBO projected an average of 521,000 jobs will be added monthly this year, a pace that would fall to 145,000 in 2022.last_img

Saint Mary’s Career Crossings Office creates ’90s-themed escape room

first_imgTags: Career Crossings Office, escape room, Sarah Enck Saint Mary’s students have been challenged to bring out their inner creativity and best detective skills throughout the month of February in order to learn more about the Career Crossing Office through their ’90s themed escape room. There are two sessions of the escape room taking place in the Holy Cross parlor on both Feb. 12 and Feb. 21. The rooms were announced in an email on the morning of Feb. 6, and quickly filled to capacity by the end of the day.Cristina Interiano | The Observer The escape room concept was thought of by the assistant director of the Career Crossings Office Sarah Enck. Enck said she wanted an interesting way to get students to focus on career readiness and to encourage more student engagement in the Office’s programs. “The escape room event primarily focuses on the career readiness concepts of problem-solving and teamwork,” Enck said. “Whether you are in a group of friends or working with students you may not know, you can develop these two skills through the series of puzzles within the escape room.”Saint Mary’s College senior and Career Crossings worker Clara Chang participated in a walk-through of the escape room and found the event promoted teamwork by initiating bonding between team members.Not only is this escape room different from others available because of its emphasis on career readiness, but the unique ’90s theme helps distinguish it as well, Enck said. Upon entering the room, students are transported back to the ’90s and have to find a way to get back to 2019 based on a series of clues. Ecnk said she tried to make the room feel as if one was living in Holy Cross Hall in the ’90s.“There were lots of posters, props and games that made it interesting and gave the room a throwback feel,” Chang said.Tammy Wever, the administrative assistant in the Career Crossings Office, also participated in a practice run of the escape room. Wever said it was challenging to solve the clues once you had found them, but other people in her group who had done escape rooms before helped. Enck said she anticipated team members having different strengths and weaknesses, so she made sure the room’s challenges were diverse.“I have tried to do a mix of different puzzles to cater to different personalities,” Enck said. “There are cyphers, binary codes, various types of locks and combinations and physical puzzles that must be solved.”More sessions might open up later depending on student involvement in the first four sessions. Both Chang and Wever said it would be something they would be interested in doing again. The Career Crossings Office, Enck said, hopes that this fresh idea will inspire more student participation in the services they provide, such as interview preparation, major declaration, resume and cover letter building.“[We] structure these events in such a way where it would accomplish students learning and growing in new concepts while having fun,” Enck said.last_img read more

FairPoint donates $1,250 to Everybody Wins! Vermont

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications recently donated $1,250 to Everybody Wins! Vermont.  The donation was made to recognize the volunteer efforts of FairPoint employee Beth Fastiggi of Burlington.  Beth began volunteering as a Reading Mentor for Everybody Wins! Vermont in 2003 and currently serves as its Board President.During her six years as a reading mentor, Beth has worked with several children. This year, she has been spending Wednesday morning breakfast with her friend, Teko at J.J. Flynn School in Burlington.  As a board member since 2003, Beth has also been closely involved with the growth and success of  the organization.Everybody Wins! Vermont  is a not-for-profit children s literacy and mentoring organization dedicated to increasing children s prospects for success in school and beyond through one-to-one reading experiences with caring adults. EW! VT s Power Lunch program pairs adult volunteer reading mentors with students at local elementary schools. Pairs meet weekly during lunch or breakfast time at the school to share books and literacy activities and to build positive relationships. These experiences expose children to topics and discussions they might not otherwise have, enhance children s self esteem and expand their possibilities for academic and life success. They also enable adult volunteers to connect with local schools and to experience the rewards of enriching young lives. EW! VT is the only organization in the state that combines the two essential elements of mentoring and literacy.The FairPoint Volunteer Incentive Program recognizes employees’ contribution of time and talent to nonprofit organizations where they live and work.  Under the program, FairPoint employees who volunteer at least 50 hours during the year can request that FairPoint reward the organization with $750. FairPoint Communications has also supported the mission of Everybody Wins! Vermont by matching employee gifts, donating office space in Montpelier and through the sponsorship of the Everybody Wins! Vermont second annual Book Bash in the Fall of 2008.About Everybody Wins! VermontBy creating mentoring relationships that foster a love of reading and language, Everybody Wins! Vermont increases children s prospects for success and engages a diverse range of volunteers in their community schools. As the largest mentoring program in the state, 580 EW! VT volunteer mentors spent more than 10,000 hours of reading time  with elementary school students at 19 schools in the 2009-2010 school year. To learn more, visit is external).last_img read more

April 15, 2005 Notices

first_imgApril 15, 2005 Notices April 15, 2005 Notices Notice Cano petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Alice C. Cano of Santa Rosa Beach has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Cano’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Marsha Underwood, staff investigator for The Florida Bar at (850) 475-5077 or (850) 418-5022. Myrberg petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Beverly Priscilla Myrberg has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Myrberg’s suspension was effective June 12, 2000, and was for a period of 91 days as a result of her failure to communicate with clients and accepting fees without providing significant services. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Myrberg’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Vivian M. Reyes, Bar Counsel, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Orange County needs a new judge The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Orange County bench due to the resignation of Judge Janis Halker Simpson effective September 1. The term of appointment for this vacancy will expire on January 1, 2007. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in Orange County. Applications may be obtained from Ninth Circuit’s Web site at Once on the Ninth Circuit’s home page, click the dropdown for “Media Center” and select “Ninth Circuit JNC.” An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by David de Armas, JNC chair, 1411 Edgewater Drive, Suite 200, Orlando 32804, no later than 5 p.m., April 18. RPPTL Section sets convention The annual event is planned for May 26-29 in Estero The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section has set its Annual Convention and Executive Council Meeting for May 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, in Estero. All Section members are encouraged to attend as are lawyers interested in joining the section. This year’s activities will include a reception at the renowned automobile collection of Miles Collier, CLE credit opportunities, numerous committee meetings, the circuit representatives meeting, the section election meeting, dinners, luncheons, and spouse events. There also will be a full array of commercial exhibitors present. For full details, see the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section’s Web site at Convention details also will be mailed to the RPPTL Section’s membership.last_img read more

Keep on learning, even in the COVID-19 crisis

first_imgYears ago, long before I began working in professional development for credit union leaders, I was a middle school language arts teacher. The school district in which I taught was struggling with the “summertime slip,” that inevitable backward step that many students make when they are out school for the two or three months of summer break.My district’s solution was to shift to a year-round schedule in which the long summer break is replaced by a series of three shorter breaks throughout the year. The results were less than stellar. Instead of helping students remain motivated to learn through their breaks, we assumed that three shorter sessions of academic inactivity would lead to better results. It didn’t. We traded a single case of “summer slip” for three periods of academic atrophy.The three shorter breaks model didn’t account for the challenges of self-directed and distance learning that are very much a part of any break from school. Learning is inherently social. That’s why we like to share ideas with others in the classroom, discuss our favorite books and teach others how to pursue the hobbies we love. When we divorce learners from each other and teachers, motivation goes down the drain. We even see the effect with adult learners in online programs led by some of the top educational institutions in the world, like Harvard and MIT. The EdX courses of those top universities—which are one-way, non-interactive offerings—had only a 3.13% completion rate by all participants in 2017-2018. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more