From a childhood dream, The 1910 Inn opens in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS

On the way to the grocery store, a little girl wondered what the inside of an old Victorian house looked like. From the outside, she could see the big wraparound porch and the rounded tower, like a giant doll house. But inside? She never tried to fill in the blanks herself, never tried to imagine it. “I just watched it from afar,” said Annie Samarkos, now 47. Decades

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Nicola Sturgeon has told Margaret Ferrier she should step down as MP after travelling while Covid-19 positive

Pressure mounted on Scottish MP Margaret Ferrier as both First Minister and Nicola Sturgeon made clear she should step down after she travelled on public transport having tested positive for coronavirus.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Ms Ferrier’s position as an MP is untenable after she broke self-isolation rules, but he cannot force her to resign.

And Ms Sturgeon tweeted Friday morning: “I’ve spoken to Margaret Ferrier and made

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The travel bubble with New Zealand includes NSW and the NT. Why have other states missed out?

New Zealanders will soon be able to travel to New South Wales and the Northern Territory, thanks to a limited travel bubble, announced today.

From October 16, people from New Zealand will be able to travel to NSW or the NT without having to undergo a quarantine period, as long as they haven’t been in a designated COVID-19 hotspot in New Zealand in the previous 14 days.

But the deal

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Maldives resort launches $23,250 a week remote working package

A desk with an ocean view, a “dedicated” personal assistant, non-stop refreshments and a complimentary laundry service.



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Office with a view

This might read like an over-imaginative wish list from a frustrated remote worker, but a luxury resort in the Maldives has just launched a “Workation Package,” with all of these benefits and more.

The Nautilus Maldives, which reopened on September 1, is offering travelers the

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An Elegant Pavilion Wedding With a Retro Twist

Rachel and Alex’s big day in October of last year included two different settings, bright dahlia-filled arrangements, and plenty of twinkling string lighting. The couple, who met through the dating app Hinge, decided to hold their ceremony outdoors at the scenic Rockwood Manor. There they exchanged vows underneath a flower-filled chuppah, which was handmade by the bride’s uncle and even included the couple’s name carved into a wooden sign that

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Add This African-American History Road Trip to Your to-Do List

Photo credit: John Greim - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Greim – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

In the Mid-Atlantic’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, an unprecedented project to document African American cultural and historical sites is officially underway.

Thanks to a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, and the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, $400,000 has been raised to not only map, but also conserve

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Astoria Film Festival Begins | Astoria/LIC Week In Review

QUEENS, NY — Miss any headlines in Astoria or Long Island City this week? Patch’s week in review has you covered with the neighborhood’s top news.


Astoria Film Festival Kicks Off Its 2020 Season

ASTORIA, QUEENS — The 2020 Astoria Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a blend of in-personal and virtual film screenings, filmmaker interviews and interactive events geared toward cinephiles… Read more


Astoria City Council Hopefuls Leave Race

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Essential services staff can travel in workmen special suburban trains in Chennai from Oct 5 | Chennai News

CHENNAI: In response to the request from the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has decided to permit essential services staff authorised by the state government to travel in limited number of suburban trains — run as workmen specials by the Chennai division of Southern Railway — from October 5.
Details of these train services would be displayed at the stations, an official release said.
The state government has nominated an
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Junior hockey road trip turns into superspreader COVID event

In an object lesson of the difficulties of playing lower-level sports during a pandemic, two Triangle junior hockey teams may have spread COVID-19 to their Atlanta-area opponents last weekend.

The Junior Hurricanes Premier and Elite, teams for prospective college-bound players aged 16-20, traveled to Marietta, Ga., for games last Saturday and Sunday. Several players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the trip and were left at home, but

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with At-Home Service | Maui Now

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Hawaiian Airlines today announced a new COVID-19 test option for travelers visiting or returning to the Hawaiian Islands from the US mainland. The airline’s customers can order a $150 mail-in saliva test online through Vault Health.

The test kit will be express mailed overnight to guests who will self-collect their sample with assistance from a testing supervisor in a video call. The kit

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How Safe Is Travel by Air In COVID Time? A JAMA Article Says It’s Safer Than You Think

People are generally poor at evaluating relative risk. They will drive long distances – something that is certainly relevant now – rather than fly, even though the risk of a fatal auto accident is much greater than that of a plane crash. They fear a flu vaccine but not the flu. 

But at this time, normally logical choices are nearly impossible because the knowledge of COVID is constantly evolving. People,

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Minn. congressmen test negative for coronavirus after traveling with Trump Wednesday

Three Minnesota congressmen were traveling with him in recent days, as Trump rallied with thousands of supporters in Duluth and held a private fundraiser in Shorewood, Minn., on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The congressmen were tested for the virus Friday morning and say they have received negative results Friday afternoon, Oct. 2.

The president tweeted the news of the positive COVID-19 tests early morning on Friday, Oct. 2, saying, “We will

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How Peruvian Shoe Designer Flor de Maria Creates Affordable Luxury Heels Even Celebrities Love

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FN is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Observed from September 15 to October 15, the occasion recognizes the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. FN invites you to follow along as we shine a light on Hispanic-American shoe designers and entrepreneurs making big waves in the fashion industry.

You

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Belize Officially Reopens International Airport To Leisure Travel, Outlines Safe Corridor for Visiting Tourists

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the country of Belize officially reopened the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) welcoming inbound leisure travel for international visitors, with approved hotels and tour operators only. The decision to reopen the international airport, which was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in late-March, as well as launch Phase 3 of the destination’s five-phased Travel Reopening Plan, was made in conjunction with

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Hornblower Group Announces Acquisition of Shore Excursions of America – Cruise Industry News

Hornblower Group has announced that is has acquired Shore Excursions of America (SEA).

Hornblower already owns American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) and said that this deal will allow it to grow its overnight cruise programs, elevate the travel agent and consumer booking process and expand upon its land-based excursions.

Based in Easton, Pennsylvania, Shore Excursions of America is a provider of shore excursions and cruise

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NTSB won’t travel to investigate deadly plane crash

Pembroke, N.Y. (WBEN) – The National Transportation Safety Board would normally already be on the ground and investigating the deadly plane crash that took the lives of prominent attorney Steve Barnes and his niece Elizabeth Barnes Friday.



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Due in part to COVID-19 risks, the NTSB will not be traveling to the scene of the crash and will not be updating the media on the crash investigation.

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Dahlkemper cuts costs, taps fund balance to keep taxes flat in 2021

Matthew Rink
 
| Erie Times-News

The COVID-19 pandemic and decreased revenues helped blow open a nearly $8 million hole in Erie County’s coffers, which County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper proposes to offset by cutting costs by more than $4 million and tapping the fund balance for $3.7 million in her 2021 budget.

For property owners, it means their property tax rate would stay flat for the second straight year. Dahlkemper, however,

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Probe Scottish student accommodation decision at public inquiry, human rights body demands

The decision to send students to university halls in the pandemic should be probed at a public inquiry, the Scottish Human Rights Commission claimed.

The organisation is concerned about restrictions placed on students, the standard of the available accommodation and a lack of support for young people.

Scottish universities opened in recent weeks with thousands of people told to make their way to shared flats with little room to isolate

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What lies ahead for the travel sector?


Around the world airlines, travel agencies, hotels and cruise lines are sinking fast, some going under while others are laying off hundreds of people. Hotel groups are even putting off thousands of new openings worldwide due to a lack of demand.

Is this the beginning of the end, or is it just the start of the crisis for the travel sector?

The travel industry will probably never again look

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Allegiant Travel Company Prices $150 Million Of Senior Secured Notes

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) has agreed to sell $150.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) at par to investors in a private offering.  The Notes are expected to be issued on October 7, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.  Each of the Company’s subsidiaries will

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