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Arlington shop owners celebrate this street’s renovation

As Hershey Jones set up his namesake restaurant in downtown Arlington in late 2019, Abram Street was undergoing a facelift of its own.

The arterial roadway, running from downtown to the Grand Prairie city limits, had been under some form of construction since 2014. Workers roped off lanes to install new drainage or sewer pipes or reduced lanes to make space for wider sidewalks or lighting. For Jones’ first several months running Hershey’s Palace at 513 E. Abram St., construction complicated parking and downtown.

“It raised a flag,” he said, “but I saw that it was further completed than from the time that I did what I had to do, that it wouldn’t affect me as much.”

Now, as the city puts the finishing touches on the project, Jones is seeing more people walk around — and passersby are seeing more of the businesses that line the street.

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Downtown Arlington shops celebrate Abram Street remodel

As Hershey Jones set up his namesake restaurant in downtown Arlington in late 2019, Abram Street was undergoing a facelift of its own.

The arterial roadway, running from downtown to the Grand Prairie city limits, had been under some form of construction since 2014. Workers roped off lanes to install new drainage or sewer pipes or reduced lanes to make space for wider sidewalks or lighting. For Jones’ first several months running Hershey’s Palace at 513 E. Abram St., construction complicated parking and downtown.

“It raised a flag,” he said, “but I saw that it was further completed than from the time that I did what I had to do, that it wouldn’t affect me as much.”

Now, as the city puts the finishing touches on the project, Jones is seeing more people walk around — and passersby are seeing more of the businesses that line the street.

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Lakers Fans Encouraged to Stay Home to Celebrate If LA Beats Heat in NBA Finals | Bleacher Report

Thousands watch as the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their NBA championship in a parade down Figueroa Street in Los Angeles Monday, June 21, 2010.    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of winning their 17th NBA Finals, but fans who want to celebrate with the normal gatherings and parties that typically follow title wins are being advised to hold off due to the pandemic. 

Both Staples Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles will not show Game 5 of the Finals on their exterior screens or host any potential postgame celebrations and the venue is encouraging fans to watch the game from home while exercising caution. 

The Lakers lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 set

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Halloween Isn’t Canceled! Creative Ways to Celebrate Safely at Home This Year

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means we are all gearing up for our usual tricks and treats in this not-so-usual time. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, it can be hard to know how to celebrate. But just because this Halloween is going to look different doesn’t mean that it has to be boring or lacking in any way. Talk to your kids about what they love about Halloween and get their input. From there, you can decide — together — what is going to be the most fun for them!

Need some ideas? From socially distant spooky activities to at-home fun for the whole family, we have compiled a list of fun ways to celebrate safely.

Turn Your Home into a (Temporary) Haunted House

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There’s no time like the present to lean into outfitting your home for the holiday! By making it a fun activity

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Havenpark Communities hosts grand re-opening at Brookwood Estates to celebrate community improvements

West Fargo Mayor and City Commissioner Visit Newly Renovated Havenpark Property

West Fargo City commissioner, Mandy George; Havepark Communities Divisional Vice President, Sean King; and West Fargo City Mayor, Bernie Dardis pose in front of the newly installed Brookwood Estates monument sign.
West Fargo City commissioner, Mandy George; Havepark Communities Divisional Vice President, Sean King; and West Fargo City Mayor, Bernie Dardis pose in front of the newly installed Brookwood Estates monument sign.
West Fargo City commissioner, Mandy George; Havepark Communities Divisional Vice President, Sean King; and West Fargo City Mayor, Bernie Dardis pose in front of the newly installed Brookwood Estates monument sign.

Brookwood Estates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Residents and staff at Brookwood Estates gather over food and entertainment to celebrate their community's relaunch. Masks and sanitization were provided for all attendees.
Residents and staff at Brookwood Estates gather over food and entertainment to celebrate their community’s relaunch. Masks and sanitization were provided for all attendees.
Residents and staff at Brookwood Estates gather over food and entertainment to celebrate their community’s relaunch. Masks and sanitization were provided for all attendees.

Brookwood Estates Community Pride

Residents at Brookwood Estates take pride in their community and strive to make their community a beautiful place to live in.
Residents at Brookwood Estates take pride in their community and strive to make their community a beautiful place to live
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Ten top STEM activities to celebrate World School Milk Day

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Our Education team share their ten top STEM activities that you could complete at home or with your class to celebrate this delightful day of dairy on 30 September 2020.

World School Milk Day is held all over the world every year to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes and the important role that milk and dairy products play in children’s diets.

To help you celebrate, here is a selection of super STEM activities involving the wonderful white stuff!

1. Make plastic from milk!

Lots of us are looking for ways that we can look after the planet by reducing our plastic footprint. This activity gives children an opportunity to explore alternatives to traditional plastic by making their own biodegradable toy figures from milk!

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2. Colour-changing milk!

This website shares a classic kitchen chemistry experiment with lots of ideas for how children could extend it to design

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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s kitchens, selected from Vacasa’s 25,000 professionally managed vacation homes:

  • Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA
  • Heaven on Haines, San Diego, CA
  • Hiawatha on Star, Sayner, WI
  • Cactus Wren, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Seabury Escape, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Oceanwoods 424, Kiawah Island, SC

“Over the past several months, vacation

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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

North America’s Largest Vacation Rental Company Dishes Up Its Six Picks

Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

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Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s

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