Take a drive into these fun local experiences

2021 is a new year, with many new events to safely get out of the house and have some fun. With events adapting to social distancing requirements, they have found success in a drive-in and drive-thru experiences. So you might spend a majority of your time in the comfort of your home, but once you take the car out, you might find yourself in an entirely different world of movies, entertainment, and music.
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Google Drive users can now fully back up their files on Apple M1 Macs

Owners of Apple’s M1 Macs will soon have access to the full range of Google products after the search engine firm announced that it had ironed out the remaining compatibility issues affecting Google Drive Backup and Sync. Google also confirmed that support for Google Drive File Stream will be coming in April.
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Drive Smart, Drive Prepared During Winter Storms

When thinking of Arizona, snowfall isn’t usually the first thing that comes into mind but in actuality, it is common for the mountainous parts of Arizona to see snowfall through the winter months. Flagstaff holds the title of snowiest city in the state with an average snowfall of about 102 inches annually. However, other parts of the state see snow accumulation as well. Over the last 10 years, the snowfall average for Prescott, Arizona was 12.7 inches annually. While this may not seem like much in comparison to Flagstaff’s 102 inches there is one thing that is in common between the areas. Driving safely in snow.
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Houston, UMMC begin drive-thru COVID vaccinations at Delmar Stadium

Houstonians now can get their COVID-19 vaccines in their cars at a new drive-thru site set up by the city and United Memorial Medical Center. The groups launched the site Monday at Delmar Stadium for people who have appointments. People who show up without appointments will be turned away, and none currently are available. The city sends out notifications for new appointments via AlertHouston, often on Fridays.
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iCloud vs Google Drive: Which cloud service is better?

If you’re a creative who designs and edits amazing content, you likely already know how important a cloud storage platform is. They enable you to access your files from any device and protect your work in case of data loss. You’re also already likely to be familiar with two of...
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Video shows Tacoma police vehicle drive through crowd, run over at least 1 person

A Tacoma, Washington, police officer was seen driving through a downtown crowd Saturday night, running over at least one person and sending them to the hospital. The officer responded to multiple calls that a group of people were blocking a downtown intersection when the crowd began descending on the police car, the Tacoma Police Department said. Interim Tacoma Police Chief Mike Ake said he is “committed” to the department’s full cooperation into an investigation into the incident.

News briefs: Ash Wednesday services, Shaler Area accolades, blood drive and more

Hampton Presbyterian Church will observe the first day of Lent on Feb. 17 with an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. Ashes will be distributed, pending restrictions. The nursery is not available during covid-19 but small children are welcome to be with their families in the service. There are also locations throughout the building where the service will be live-steamed. The church is at 2942 East Hardies Road in Gibsonia.
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Lebanon police, fire departments host blood drive

LEBANON — Lebanon’s police and fire departments are teaming up to host a Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-5 p.m. Thursday at The Courtyard Marriott, located off Route 120 in Lebanon at 10 Morgan Drive. Donors are required to register in advance by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org and entering...

What it’s like to drive the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo name not as well regarded as Lexus, Audi, BMW, etc. The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a premium compact sports sedan. And the only contender in its class designed and built in Italy. This is an important point because (sweeping generalization alert) Italy is a nation of car nuts, bless their little Gucci loafers.

52-year-old man killed in drive-by shooting on Northwest Side

CHICAGO — A 52-year-old man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood Monday morning, according to police. Police said the victim was the rear passenger in a car with two other men traveling eastbound on the 4100 block of West Irving Park Road at approximately 4:45 a.m. Monday morning.
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Drive-through Dunkin' proposed in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — An application for a zoning regulation amendment to allow a drive-through Dunkin’ has been filed in Litchfield, and customers couldn’t be happier. That’s according to Sweet Grounds, a development company connected to the PAC Group in Torrington, which has been installing Dunkin’s new model of coffee stops in response to the pandemic’s demands. Sweet Grounds has a petition on change.org explaining the project, and has collected more than 160 signatures in favor of it.

Health officials turn Landers Center into drive-thru vaccination site

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — By the dozens, cars were lining up outside the Landers Center in Southaven Monday. It’s normally a place you’d go to enjoy a stage play, a game or comedy, but now it’s a drive-thru coronavirus vaccine distribution site. “I really think it’s going to make a difference,”...