Day: September 10, 2020

After Atypical Summer Tourism, Cape Cod Wants You to Visit This Fall

Cape Cod business leaders on Cape Cod have a message: it’s not just a great place to visit in the summer.



a group of people sitting at a beach: EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


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EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is trying to get word out that there is so much to see and do on the Cape and islands, even after Labor Day.

Among the highlights are the outdoor dining options that will still be offered, the warm water temperatures at area beaches and the free parking that doesn’t exist during the busy summer months.

But they also want to make sure tourists include the Cape in their fall plans as well, touting the numerous biking and waking trails here,

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CDC Announces Big Change to Air Travel Restrictions

The CDC has released new measures for air travel—read on and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.

Says the CDC: “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the United States Government (USG) is innovating and taking a new approach to help keep international air passengers healthy. The new, more effective strategy focuses on the continuum of travel and the individual passenger, including pre-departure and post-arrival education, efforts to develop a potential testing framework with international partners, and illness response. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more effectively protects the health of the American public.

Beginning September 14, 2020, the USG will remove requirements for directing all flights carrying airline passengers arriving from, or recently had a presence in, certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and halt enhanced entry health

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Design-led Aloft Hotels Continues to Expand in Indonesia with the Opening of Its Second Hotel in the Bustling Capital of Jakarta, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Aloft Hotels, Marriott International announced the opening of Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang.

Stay & Play while exploring the vibrant South Jakarta at Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang
Stay & Play while exploring the vibrant South Jakarta at Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our presence in Indonesia with the opening of the city’s second Aloft Hotel,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The new Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang is the newest destination for locals and travelers alike to enjoy the capital’s vibrant social scene through the hotel’s bold design and live music programming.”

Featuring 170 guest rooms, plush platform beds and modern bathrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, 49-inch LCD TVs, speakers & mobile key access.

“In today’s challenging business climate, we are excited to open the doors and welcome guests to the millennial focused Aloft TB Simatupang. With an indication that millennials will be the first to

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Shawnee County Parks and Recreation pulls the plug on Spirit of Kansas fireworks display – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

After delays and continued hope that they would still be able to hold the annual Spirit of Kansas fireworks display, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation officials on Monday announced that plans for the public event have ultimately fizzled out.

“We did our best, working with the county commissioners and county health officials to schedule the event safely, first on July 4 and then again in the fall,” said Tim Laurent, Parks and Recreation director. “However, an increase in COVID-19 cases each time made canceling the event in the interest of public health the prudent decision.”

County officials had held off on canceling the fireworks display, and the Shawnee County Commission voted 2-1 to postpone the aerial fireworks shortly before its regular Fourth of July date. Commissioners had suggested Sept. 11 as a new date and

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Portsmouth recreation director, high school athletic director Rus Wilson passes away

Portsmouth is mourning the sudden passing of the city’s long-time recreation director and High School athletic director.

In a letter to staff, City Manager Karen Conard called Rus Wilson a beloved colleague, coach and mentor to many.

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Wilson spent more than 40 years as a city employee.

Conard added, “For his entire career, Rus cared deeply about the youth of this city and demonstrated it every single day. He will sorely be missed.”

In a letter to staff, Portsmouth High School Principal Mary D Lyons wrote, “We are not only saddened but stunned by this sudden loss. Rus touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed.”

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