How To Hand Out Halloween Candy During COVID So Little Ghouls & Goblins Stay Safe

Emilee Geist

Spooky season is here, but you may be wondering if it’ll be quite as fun as usual this year. While every city and county will differ on their safety guidelines for Halloween 2020, those who want to give out candy should think ahead about how to hand out candy safely during COVID. Once your city announces its trick-or-treating rules — and you assess your personal risk level — you can decide the best way to hand out candy this year.

Hershey partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to create a resource for parents of trick-of-treaters and those who want to give out candy. Their website includes an interactive map where you can click on your county and learn which “zone” of COVID risk you’re in based on the average number of cases emerging each day. Then, you’ll find recommended Halloween activities for your zone.

However you decide to dole

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This Giant Inflatable Frosty the Snowman Is Taller Than Your House and Puts on a Dazzling Light Show

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Hammacher Schlemmer Reviews
Photo credit: Hammacher Schlemmer Reviews

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Prepare for an decoration so big that there’s a very real chance that you’ll have to set it up outside. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling an 18-foot inflatable Frosty the Snowman that will tower over every other decoration in the neighborhood. It’s even bigger than that insane viral skeleton that people couldn’t stop talking about for Halloween!

This inflatable looks exactly like the beloved Frosty, complete with corncob pipe, button nose, two eyes made out of coal, and a candy cane in hand. He even has that old silk hat that brought him to life! All you have to do is activate the built-in electric air pump and it’ll inflate in minutes — just make sure you have plenty of space when you do!

As if the size itself weren’t enough to gain the attention of your neighbors, the fact that it puts

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Sinoexpo Empowers Yangjiang Knives and Scissors on the Cloud, Connecting Global Trade

Emilee Geist

SHANGHAI, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — What business opportunities and possibilities will arise when the field of hotel kitchen appliances is moved onto the cloud? The situation at the moment looks very promising. Located on the coast of the South China Sea in Guangdong Province, Yangjiang, as the first city westward from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, is now uniting resources from various parties to push this vision into reality. On July 13, 2020, Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets International Exhibition Co., Ltd. and the Yangjiang Municipal Bureau of Commerce in Guangdong Province signed a cooperation agreement. The two parties will work together closely on the 2021 Hotelex Shanghai International Hotel and Catering Industry Expo and the 19th China (Yangjiang) International Hardware Knives and Scissors Fair (hereinafter referred to as: The Yangjiang Knives Fair).

I. Carefully Prepare and Go Against the Trends

The Covid-19 epidemic has brought challenges to

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Santa Claus to come to Appleton despite no Christmas Parade | WFRV Local 5

Emilee Geist

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The COVID-19 public health emergency won’t keep Santa Claus from coming to town.

While the coronavirus has canceled the 2020 Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade, organizers say a special guest will make multiple stops to the city.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Appleton” will start on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Every Tuesday evening until Christmas, Santa’s float – accompanied by Appleton Police and Fire Department vehicles – will visit a defferent section of the city from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Thanks to the City’s GIS team, Appleton residents can see Santa’s tour dates and routes as well
as track his progress online. Follow the big guy on Appleton’s Santa Tracker. Check the online map to see when Santa will visit your part of town.

Santa will visit these areas of Appleton on the following dates:

  • East: Nov. 24
  • Southeast: Dec. 1
  • West:
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Trump Makes His Weirdest War On Christmas Attack Yet

Emilee Geist

Halloween is nearly two weeks away, but President Donald Trump just fired a salvo in the “war on Christmas” with a strange new line of attack on former Vice President Joe Biden. 

While speaking in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, Trump seemed to blame the coronavirus lockdowns earlier this year on Biden. 

“Under the Biden lockdown, the lights of Reno and Las Vegas were extinguished,” he said.

Yet Trump was president during the lockdowns this year. Biden was a private citizen with no government role at all. 

Trump then claimed Biden would cancel the upcoming Christmas season if elected.

“If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town and the Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump said.

Biden would not take office until Jan. 20 ― well

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The Waldorf Astoria was once the place to stay in New York City. Bargain hunters can visit Taunton to buy items from the hotel. – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

Emilee Geist

The two-week auction at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton will offer high end furniture from the historic and glamorous hotel for a fraction of its normal price.

TAUNTON — Right now, the Silver City Galleria is a bizarre and beautiful sight to behold.

Hosting the approximately 15,000 pieces of furniture and other items from New York City’s famously ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel while they are up for auction, the mall is a strange tribute to 20th century America.

Where once was a Champs Sports, elegant furniture from a suite where 16 American presidents stayed fills the space. Where once was a Radio Shack, there sits the custom-ordered furniture used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for decades.

In a whirlwind of assorted furniture from different cultures and eras, the luxury and glamour of the mid-1900s meets the now-dying mall culture of the 1990s, covering the entire first floor of the

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Curious Cornhuskers: Why is Love Library checkout so difficult? | Culture

Emilee Geist

As part of our initiative called Curious Cornhuskers, an anonymous reader asked The Daily Nebraskan, “Why is it so difficult to check out books at Love Library right now? Shouldn’t there be an easier way?”

Once upon a time, campus libraries were used primarily to check out books rather than as a popular study space. Contrary to what some may believe, the books aren’t just for decoration; they are still used by University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to this day. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNL Libraries has changed the process of checking-out and returning books to provide easier access to remote students and staff as well as improve the safety of the campus community.

Prior to COVID-19, library patrons were free to browse and roam about the stacks in search of books they would bring to an ASKus desk to check out. According to communications and outreach librarian Joan Barnes,

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Target Has Cute New Holiday Cat Houses

Emilee Geist

If you have a four-legged friend of the feline variety, odds are you experience a tipped-over Christmas tree or destroyed decoration at least once each December. But Target has a solution to help your cat friends celebrate the season without ruining any of your decor: holiday cat houses!

While themed cat houses are nothing new to Target — they had a few for Halloween as well — they’re giving us a whopping five different houses to choose from this holiday season.

The houses range in price from $12.99 – $34.99 depending on the size. While some are just one level, like the present house, others, such as the double decker theatre house, have multiple levels.

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Each house has corrugated cardboard scratch pads inside, so your cat can use the house as a scratching pad (instead of your tree). You could also easily put a blanket inside or on a

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Ritzy Waldorf Astoria auction transforms Taunton’s Silver City Galleria into bargain hunter’s dream – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Emilee Geist

The collection has had tens of thousands of bids online.

TAUNTON — Right now, the Silver City Galleria is a bizarre and beautiful sight to behold.

Hosting the approximately 15,000 pieces of furniture and other items from New York City’s famously ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel while they are up for auction, the mall is a strange tribute to 20th century America.

Where once was a Champs Sports, elegant furniture from a suite where 16 American presidents stayed fills the space. Where once was a Radio Shack, there sits the custom-ordered furniture used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for decades.

In a whirlwind of assorted furniture from different cultures and eras, the luxury and glamour of the mid-1900s meets the now-dying mall culture of the 1990s, covering the entire first floor of the Galleria with everything from 17th century portraits to 20th century French ormolu mounted cabinets.

It was nothing but the

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Traders pin hope on festive season sales, focus on cars, home appliances, low-value gold

Emilee Geist



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New Delhi: After a dismal year characterised by plunging sales, companies and traders are pinning their hopes on the festive season for a revival in demand.

Firms have ramped up production levels, traders and dealers are increasing inventory and online platforms are announcing long festive season sales in anticipation of higher consumer spend.

However, from shift in purchase patterns to missing Chinese goods, this festival season will be unlike the previous years. Traders expect changes in spending patterns and are gearing up to meet the demands of the risk averse as well as home-bound consumers.

Automakers have ramped up production and dealers are stocking up anticipating a pick-up in sales. Traders are also hopeful of improvement in sales of white goods due to pent-up demand as well as some of the announcements by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to stimulate demand this week.

“The sales have

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