The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today we are looking at a few pieces from my hometown, Washington as well as some fun fall festivities in the U.S.!
The Seattle Times Published in Seattle, Washington
For Pike Place Market and its vendors, COVID was yet another test of survival
Pike Place Market located in Downtown Seattle is a popular tourist destination. It is located in the heart of the city and offers many delicacies in its unique stores. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses at Pike Place have experienced many setbacks despite the state reopening nonessential businesses in June of 2020. Retailers have adapted to the circumstances and even created online store fronts to keep their doors open.
Visiting football fans (from left) Hugh Roberts, Eric Paris, Kevin Paris and Tony Laughton get a kick out of the “flying fish” at the famous Pike Place Market stand under the clock. All were headed to the Seahawks game against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 7. by Alan Berner.
Times News Published in Twin Falls, Idaho
25 years in the making, Trailing of the Sheep Festival still going strong
On Sunday, October 10th Jake Peavey, helped his family bring 1,500 sheep in the intersection of Sun Valley Road and Main Street for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival Parade. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this parade and the Peavey family tradition! The festival offered artisan sheep chive, wool mittens as well as a Peruvian dance show while the sheep made their way through the town. What a sight!
A spectator looks on as sheep move past during the 25th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Ketchum by Drew Nash.
The Bakersfield Californian Published in Bakersfield, California
Photo Gallery: Creativity on display at Via Arte
Artists of all ages and experiences displayed their art at the Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival. This event continues through Sunday, October 17 and allows visitors to view the beautiful creations!
East Bakersfield High School art students created a contemporary portrait at Via Arte at The Marketplace by Rod Thornburg.
The Olympian Published in Olympia, Washington
With Halloween approaching, WA ‘wildlife nerd’ creates backyard squirrel-o-lantern
As Halloween approaches, Tia Renee Melhus has been carving pumpkins of a specific size to catch squirrels poking around in them. She has since named them “squirrel-o-lanterns” and has created a social following for posting hilarious pictures of the wildlife interacting with her decorations.
Tia Renee Melhus, a self-proclaimed Whatcom County “wildlife nerd,” had some Halloween fun with squirrels and birds in her backyard, even creating a “Headless Squirrel” by using a feeder inside a jack-o-lantern by Tia Renee Melhus.
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