Celebrating birthdays and events in the last year and a half, in the midst of a pandemic have been hard enough as it is. With everyone in the household putting on quarantine weight, we wanted a birthday cake that was delicious and guilt-free. I took it upon myself to hunt down the best cake and Raw Baby delivered!
Houston, TXPosted byJackson Cutler
University of Houston-Victoria to hold six in-person commencement ceremonies for 2020, 2021 graduates next July
HOUSTON, TX — The University of Houston-Victoria will host six in-person commencement ceremonies next month in Victoria and Katy for UHV students graduating in 2020 and the spring and summer of 2021.
Los Angeles, CAPosted byJ.R. Flaherty
Largest Tequila Taco Music Festival is Coming to Los AngelesPhoto credit: CBF Productions. Tequila is the drink of choice for many people in Los Angeles, so a music festival that combines it with tacos is bound to be a hit when it arrives in town on July 24.
Texas StatePosted byJackson Cutler
HOUSTON, TX — There were some concerning items in the 87th Texas Legislative Session, from voting rights to reproductive health to the inadequate response to the crisis of Winter Storm Uri, and some good news.
High school students connected with leading Connecticut companies on Manufacturing Exploration Day.JA image. Nearly 250 Connecticut high school students, attending Pathways Academy of Technology and Design in East Hartford, Somers High School and Hamden High School, recently participated in Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s first annual Manufacturing Exploration Day, hearing directly from employees of some of Connecticut’s leading manufacturing companies in a variety of industries.
Orange County, FLPosted byCarlos Hernandez
A law proposed by Orange County Sheriff John Mina in Orlando was withdrawn on Wednesday after receiving initial support from Mayor Jerry Demings in an Op-Ed submitted to the Orlando Sentinel and drawing a widespread community backlash from activists and community members alike. The meeting over the law lasted nearly 11 hours with contentious debate and criticism.
Upper East Side, NYPosted byPhilina Zhang
Pre-pandemic, New York City’s Upper East Side could be described as a bustling myriad of bookshops, restaurants, cafes, and small businesses. Now, consecutive, “for rent” and “retail space for lease” signs line the dusty windows of long-abandoned small businesses.
Posted byPeter Watson
Stay somewhere extraordinary this summer with these quirky and unusual Oregon lodgings. With a rugged coastline, wild rivers, evergreen forests, scenic bikeways, mountain vistas and abundant farmlands, Oregon is home to a vast array of unique natural landscapes home to an abundance of flora and fauna.
Cuyahoga Falls, OHPosted byJacob Willis
If you're a book lover in the Akron or Cuyahoga Falls area, I've got some great news for you. You already know about Books A Million in Akron and The Learned Owl in Stow. If you're like me, you've probably exhausted the library too. Shelf Life is a fantastic new book store located in downtown Cuyahoga Falls right next to Astrisk Coffee.
Austin, TXPosted byNicole Akers
Austin, TX: In Austin, books get challenged, usually by a student or parent, who then takes the complaint to a teacher. When books were removed from the library recently some teachers became concerned calling it "blatant censorship."
Approximately 18% of Connecticut households with adults under the age of 65 face unaffordable health care costs.Shutterstock image. Approximately 18% of Connecticut households with adults under the age of 65 face unaffordable health care costs, according to a newly released report that states “Connecticut can reduce the cost of healthcare services, increase access to insurance coverage and provide subsidies or assistance where needed to make healthcare more affordable for more Connecticut residents.”
Arizona StatePosted byKate Feathers
Many books have been written about Arizona, and many fictional plots have been set there. The atmosphere of Arizona is so specific that I'm not even surprised authors choose to set their stories in this state.
Los Angeles, CAPosted byTravel Bugs World
Escape from the heat and humidity of the city and get out into the clean air and gentle breeze. Just take a road trip only 1.5-hours out-of-town and you will find the beautiful mountain resort paradise, Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest, California.
Brunch (noun). The socially acceptable way to have cocktails before noon. In the beginning, the merger of breakfast and lunch was “for ‘Saturday-night carousers’ who were too hungover to get out of bed on Sunday morning,” according to Love Belfast, a site dedicated to covering the latest news out of Belfast in an article exploring brunch trends. And while it might feel like brunch has only recently gained popularity, it’s actually been around since the late 1800s.
San Diego, CAPosted byMike Peterson
Good BBQ isn't hard to find if you know where to look.Bao Menglong/Unsplash. Good BBQ isn't always the easiest thing to find. But while San Diego isn't known for being a BBQ hotspot like some other U.S. locales, there are still plenty of great options in America's Finest City.
Baltimore, MDPosted byHeather Jauquet
Former Gibbons and St. Mark Teacher Celebrates Ordination Anniversary. Priests and deacons celebrating anniversary MassLiz Kehrman/posted on Facebook. Pope Francis has declared this the year of St. Joseph. It is fitting for William John Jauquet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate during this year of St. Joseph.
Albany, NYPosted byJ.M. Lesinski
As the housing market continues to fluctuate wildly, lawmakers in Albany, New York are hoping to address one age old problem in the real estate industry. The New York State Assembly recently passed a legislative package geared towards addressing discrimination in the real estate market.
Florida StatePosted byGayle Kurtzer-Meyers
If there is one thing people need to know about the Florida Everglades near Miami, it features rich and diverse wildlife. Now, some of this wildlife includes native species which are part of a healthy ecosystem.
California StatePosted byHeather Monroe
In the middle of California's vast Mohave Desert exists a town too quaint to die. Famous Roy's Cafe Sign at Amboy in front of the motelPhotographersnature/Wikimedia. Route 66 enthusiasts are always glad to reach Amboy in San Bernardino County. The giant midcentury neon sign advertises Roy's Cafe. A gas station and a few scattered buildings break through the sand and shrubbery like a mirage.