American expats are heading back to the US for vaccinations

(CNN) — Eric Barry has been riding a seemingly never-ending wave of uncertainty in his life over the past year.

The 35-year-old writer and podcast host, who is originally from California’s Bay Area, was researching a novel in Ecuador when the global pandemic erupted in March 2020.

Over the next 12 months, as Barry tried to establish his new home base in Berlin, where he’s studying for a master’s degree, he faced challenge after challenge: an apartment that fell through in Berlin’s notoriously difficult rental market; trying to track down a German residence permit likely mailed to his former address;

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Brunswick Recreation Center facing financial challenges heading into 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — The Brunswick Recreation Center is facing a daunting 2021.

Membership is down by nearly 50 percent from 2019, and proceeds from the center’s most recent membership sale in December 2020 are coming in $119,000 short of the previous year’s numbers.

Parks and Recreation Director John Piepsny shared the numbers at the most recent City Council Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Jan. 25.

“We had been talking about some kind of funding for the Rec Center, and the last I heard, Dr. (Anthony) Fauci is saying we may not have (COVID-19) herd immunity until late fall,” Piepsny said.

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