Month: April 2021

Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The health of your family members is also a big consideration.

“We are very conservative as far as our risk level,” said Tara C. Smith, a professor of epidemiology at the Kent State University College of Public Health, in Ohio, who will be vacationing with younger relatives who aren’t yet eligible for vaccination and have health conditions. It’s not clear why some kids get very sick from Covid and others don’t, she said, and the possibility of a Covid infection is “not something that I want to deal with just because we tried to go and have some fun.”


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South Burlington finds public recreation areas vandalized

A string of vandalism incidents in several public areas of South Burlington have some residents concerned and, in one case, heartbroken.

The city has seen an increase in destruction in Farrell Park and along the recreation path near the former Wheelock Farm in recent months, South Burlington police said. Police Chief Shawn Burke called the activities “senseless.” 

“I can’t say the acts are definitively the same person, but given the proximity and similarity, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Burke said. 

One of the cairns that line the path in a small park in the middle of the field at the UVM Wheelock Farm in South Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

One resident, Jacques-Paul “J.P.” Marton, says he is trying not to take the destruction of cairns he has built along the

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Utah’s basketball roster continues to shift with another departure, return and addition

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for the Utah basketball program as the program continues to evolve under head coach Craig Smith’s direction. As expected, the roster continues to change as names are coming, going, and coming back.

First, the departure, and it’s a painful one. Promising freshman Ian Martinez has decided to enter the transfer portal. The youngster was one of the brightest spots for the Utes at the end of the season. He is dynamic, athletic, and has a major upside. Unfortunately, his dad was on the previous coaching staff, and it appears the decision has been

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Travel restrictions by country: Where Americans can visit this summer

You’ve got your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it’s OK to travel this summer, even internationally. But you’re likely to find that your overseas options are limited by border restrictions in many countries.

Why it matters: If you don’t do your homework before traveling, you could wind up stranded in a foreign airport or quarantined in your hotel room for two weeks.

Reopening international travel is not a one-sided decision. While the United States is ahead of most of the world on vaccinations, other countries like France are imposing new lockdowns amid fresh COVID surges as they wait for

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UK travel rules risk making vacations ‘only for the wealthy’

Under the “traffic signal” framework unveiled by the government on Friday, even Brits who travel to “green” countries deemed to be low risk must take a coronavirus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test when they return to the United Kingdom. Each test costs around £120 ($165), adding £480 ($660) to the travel bill for a family of four.

Travel from the United Kingdom has been banned for months except for people with a “reasonable excuse.” But foreign trips could resume as soon as May 17 under the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions introduced in January.

“The insistence on expensive and
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AAC accepts $5.9 million bid for construction of new recreation center

The Amenity Authority Committee has accepted a $5.9 million bid for the construction of a new recreation center.

The committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to accept the bid from Mark Cook Builders Inc. for the construction of the new First Responders Recreation Center. It will be built at the home of the former First Baptist Church in the Marion County section of The Villages. In 2018, the AAC purchased 18 acres and the former church building for $2 million.

The existing 9,446 square-foot building will be renovated to include a 1,338 square-foot addition to house a kiln room, storage closet

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