ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the premiere sponsor of the virtual festival. “The Coronavirus pandemic has […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation’s capital are watching the crowds as cherry blossom season begins in earnest. The distinctive white and pink petals reached full bloom last Sunday, about a week earlier than expected. It’s an event that normally brings in thousands of visitors and signals the unofficial […]

The 109th National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Saturday, but for the second consecutive year officials in the nation’s capital are urging people to avoid visiting Washington’s famed cherry trees due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re encouraging the public to experience the cherry blossoms virtually this year to help avoid […]

Photos by Parsons Photography Sophia Hernandez Parents: Ana and Miguel Hernandez School: Wenatchee High School Career goal: School superintendent or policy analyst Personal theme song: “come out and play” by Billie Eilish Morning person or night owl? Afternoon butterfly 🙂 Me in a twitter hashtag: #JustDoinMyOwnThang Last book I read: “The […]