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Rockin’ Reindeer Bash to kick off Christmas season Dec. 12 – Shelby County Reporter

By NATHAN HOWELL | Special to the Reporter

PELHAM — Parents and children will have an opportunity to get into the Christmas season, as Pelham Parks and Recreation hosts their Rockin’ Reindeer Bash on Dec. 12.

The event is a family friendly Christmas celebration that will feature a variety of themed activities. The bash will be held at the Pelham Recreation Center.

According to Parks and Rec Assistant Director Alicia Walters, this is a free event open to all ages, and will be an opportunity for the local community to come together in what has been a tumultuous year.

“This is event is open to all ages and there is no charge for this event but ask that everyone that is planning on participating please register each of their children name’s online in order to reserve their spot,” Walters said.

Some of the events that attendees can enjoy include a

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  • November 6, 2020
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PlayStation 5 review: powerful next-gen console with promising start

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  • Sony will launch the PlayStation 5 on November 12.
  • The PlayStation 5 will be available in two models: the $500 standard PS5 and the $400 all-digital edition.
  • The only difference between the two is a 4K Blu-ray drive on the standard model.
  • As a next-generation console the PS5 doesn’t disappoint; it’s a flashy, powerful machine that delivers a big leap in performance from the standard PS4, but it needs more blockbuster exclusives to prove its worth.
  • For more next-gen gaming coverage, check out our reviews of the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X.

Preorder stock for the PlayStation 5 remains sold out at most retailers, but more inventory is likely to be available online when the console launches on November 12.

More inventory for the PlayStation 5

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  • November 6, 2020
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Best meal kit delivery service for 2020: Freshly, Home Chef, Blue Apron and more

Home cooking is at an all-time high thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But after nearly eight months of eating most of your meals at home, you’re probably stuck in a cooking rut and tired of preparing the same old thing over and over again. You’re also likely eager for a few more exciting and appetizing healthy meal options. 

That’s where a meal kit delivery service comes in. With meal delivery, you get a delicious meal (actually, several delectable meals), you don’t have to trek to the grocery store (where your mask is always stifling and you can never find that one thing you really need) and you don’t have to put on real pants — triple win!

While meal kit delivery services have come in clutch during

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  • November 6, 2020
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How to Save Money

Across all personal finance websites, magazines and books, whether you listen to a big-wig guru or consult with a financial advisor, the most common advice you’re bound to hear is “save your money!”



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It’s not because anyone thinks you should sit on a pile of cash and never touch it, but because it is impossible to achieve any major milestones without saving money ahead of time.

How to Start Saving Money

It’s never the wrong time to begin working toward your savings goals, but knowing how and where to start can be the most challenging part.

Start by Budgeting

The first step is understanding where your money is currently going — and finding areas where you can trim the fat by making a budget and sticking to it.

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Some people prefer going old-school by actually opening up their bank statements and manually

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  • November 6, 2020
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UK Fintech Co., Azoras, Releases New Children’s Book. Makes Mortgages Fairytale

Hamilton Keats is launching his brand new children’s book, “Seeking Azoras”, available through Amazon targeted at fans of the Personal Finance world. More information is available at the website: https://geni.us/seeking-azoras

Serial entrepreneur and Founder of Free Online Mortgage Broker Azoras, Hamilton Keats has built several 7-figure companies, and is now building a platform to help people take control of their personal finances. Hamilton Keats is launching his brand new book, “Seeking Azoras”. The book is set to go live today, available on Amazon, and is expected to become a big hit with fans of the Personal Finance world. His children’s book uses fantasy and adventure to entertain children, although the book has underlying metaphors relating to personal finance.

More information on the book can be found here: https://geni.us/seeking-azoras

This is the first book Keats has authored, alongside his co-author, Stephen Jeffrey. The book was written with the aim in mind

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  • November 6, 2020
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5 awesome road trips you can take from Nashville



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Editor’s note: Please check with every facility when planning your trip. Some may have limited hours or even be closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, my kid and I decided to drive from Baltimore to San Antonio to shelter with our family. On the way, we spent the night in Nashville at the Kimpton Aertson. I’ve spent many work-related trips in Music City, which has become a hot spot for bachelorette parties, sporting events and even New Year’s Eve celebrations.

But as nice as Nashville is, you may be feeling a little stir crazy as the pandemic drags on. Thanks to its central location, locals and visitors can reach a variety of

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  • November 6, 2020
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State’s restaurants keep fighting to stay alive | MS Business Journal



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For the Mississippi restaurant industry, like those nationwide, the early shelter-in-place months of the Covid pandemic were costly and uncertain. 

Fortunately for them, Mississippians never really lost their taste for dining out, even if that meant burgers and fries. 

“Restaurant tax collections saw a decline for shelter in place in March and April. Beyond that, the decrease in tax collections is not significant. It’s pretty much at a level that it was last year,” said Pat Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association which has 1,200 member locations. There are a total of 4,800 food services establishments in the state.

Fontaine said the positive sales tax collections indicate people still patronize restaurants, just not in the traditional dine in way. Even during the shelter in place phase, he said, “people were patronizing fast-food restaurants.”

Member restaurants were quick to offer

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  • November 6, 2020
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Iowa State offers pre-holiday-travel COVID-19 testing as campuses issue Thanksgiving warnings

IOWA CITY — With COVID-19 cases rising across Iowa, its communities, and now public universities, the campuses are warning their tens of thousands of students likely headed home this month to make a plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday — including getting tested, if necessary.

University of Iowa — which on Friday reported another 60 campus COVID-19 cases in two days, continuing its escalation after reports of 47 on Wednesday and 35 on Monday — is not offering testing to departing students without symptoms, but rather just to those with symptoms or confirmed exposure.

Iowa State University — which, along with University of Northern Iowa, ends its fall term the day before Thanksgiving — is offering asymptomatic testing to students departing for winter break. Testing, “even if you don’t feel sick,” is being offered by appointment between Nov. 16 and 21.

In a campus message Thursday, ISU President Wendy Wintersteen

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  • November 6, 2020
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Why Do Hotels Have So Many Wifi Networks?

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Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email [email protected] with “Tech 911” in the subject line.

Even though none of us should be traveling right now, there are still plenty of people who want (or need) to get away from their home base. I start there because it feels a little weird answering a hotel-related tech question in this week’s Tech 911 while we’re in the middle of yet another COVID spike.

But sure, someday we’ll travel again. And when you do, you might find yourself wondering the same thing as Lifehacker reader Janice:

I have a weird question: I do have a VPN, so that’s good. But when I go to connect to the Hilton wifi for instance, I see a long dropdown of other people in the

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  • November 6, 2020
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Tree House Brewing co. announces new taproom to open in Western Massachusetts

Tree House Brewing Co. turned heads Thursday amidst a presidential election with the announcement of a new waterfront taproom on Cape Cod. Just a day later they’re sharing more big news.

The award-winning brewery announced Friday it has plans to open a Western Massachusetts taproom next year as well.

The taproom will open in Deerfield, Mass., on 50 wooded acres in the shadow of Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, Tree House announced online.

“In addition to the expansive outdoor space, the indoor atrium, complete with a sea of live plants in a flood of natural light, is a stunningly gorgeous piece of architecture,” the brewery writes. “The property is situated in a region that contains the most popular outdoor recreation sites in the state. Many of you reading are likely familiar with this building already; for those of you who are not, we cannot wait for you to see it along

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  • November 6, 2020