Friday, May 07, 2021

Tag: Pandemic

Shopping cart theft a growing problem during COVID pandemic in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Would you mind not stealing our shopping carts?

That’s the sentiment of some local businesses.

Studies have shown that pilfering those wheeled carts — and purposefully pushing a shopping cart off the premises of a business technically constitutes a theft — costs businesses across the country millions of dollars each year.

In Fall River there’s even a local ordinance that exclusively pertains to the taking and abandonment of shopping carts.

Environment Article III of Chapter 26 — which is intended to eliminate a public nuisance and potential health and safety hazards — makes the shopping

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Pandemic gives woman chance to try beekeeping | Health And Beauty

When COVID closed the world last spring, it also opened an opportunity for one St. Joseph woman to follow through on a long-held dream.

Tammy Bergland had been pondering beekeeping for several years, ever since reading “The Secret Life of Bees.” And by the time the pandemic led to her working from home, she’d done enough research to ready her for housing bees of her own.

“I was already planting a lot of things bees like and could pollinate, so it seemed like it could be a good partnership,” she says.

Bergland adds that prior to bringing bees to her

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Detroit Lakes woman stars in film bringing awareness to drug addiction during pandemic

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (Valley News Live) -During the early stages of the pandemic, opioid overdoses increased by nearly 40%, and according to the CDC, that number continues to climb.

Now a Detroit Lakes woman is using her creativity to fight back. She’s starring in a film that aims to bring awareness to drug addiction.

When Melissa Paakh set off to chase her dreams of becoming an actress in the big city, she never imagined something so meaningful would be right around the corner.

“When the project is bigger than yourself, it becomes really special,” Paakh says.

Paakh got a call

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She was hired as a bridesmaid 125 times. Finally, she had her own pandemic wedding.

Adam was the first person Jen had dated where it didn’t feel like a game. “In past relationships or dates, I would put on a show,” she says. She had the usual stories she told on first dates and was skilled at hiding the messiness of who she really was. Once Adam got to know her more, she believed, he wouldn’t feel so smitten.

“I do know you,” Adam, now 33, told her. And he wasn’t backing down. As he remembers now, “I truly wanted to stick up for how I felt and why it worked

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Ferndale wedding officiant helps couples tie the knot during the pandemic with porch ceremonies

FERNDALE (WXYZ) — Couples eagerly waiting to tie the knot in 2020 were set back by the pandemic. By the 2020 wedding season, COVID had forced venues, churches and banquet halls to close as the state tried desperately to manage a new global health crisis.

And although Michigan is now slowly reopening, and vaccines are becoming more accessible, COVID numbers continue to rise, putting into question how many will celebrate their nuptials in the safest way possible going forward – whether the more traditional route or by downsizing their big day.

RELATED: Couples left questioning when indoor weddings can happen

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The Beauty Industry’s Bold Pivot To Wellness, Self Care And Online Sales During Pandemic

Big beauty brands are tapping into changing consumer habits sparked by the pandemic.

These new habits have also made way for smaller beauty companies, which now have consumers’ full attention through online advertising. Kim Roxie, founder of Lamik Beauty, pivoted the focus of her business to online sales prior to the pandemic. But she still hoped to reach new customers through festivals and trade shows before the coronavirus shut everything down.

To adapt, the Lamik Beauty team created quizzes to recommend products to customers online. Now, Roxie hosts a weekly virtual makeup event on Facebook called “Friday

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