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Former 911 dispatcher opens ‘Not Amy’s Farm’ | Morrison County Record

    After watching “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” a reality television show about two brothers who wanted to become farmers and make goat milk soap, Aprile Lack of Cushing liked the idea of living off the land. There was just something about it that intrigued her. Little did she know at the time that it would one day many years later lead her to opening a store in Pillager, she said.

    At the time the dream started to form, she worked as a 911 dispatcher in Naples, Fla. After a few years, she returned to Minnesota in 2012. Since her dad, Jim Lack, wasn’t doing the greatest and figured she would end up with the farm anyway, that time was as good as any for her to get started.

    Lack said that although she grew up on a farm, her dad rented the farmland to a farmer who used it to plant

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  • November 9, 2020
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A program for the poor, a train wreck, and a man of future fame buys a farm [Lancaster That Was] | LancLife

Excerpts and summaries of news stories from the former Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era and Sunday News that focus on the events in the county’s past that are noteworthy, newsworthy or just strange. 

A legislative pay raise in 1995 was enough to get some Lancaster County residents to travel to Harrisburg and protest – even if they had never been politically active before.

The $8,800 pay raise for legislators – voted on by them and signed into law by Republican Gov. Tom Ridge – led to hundreds of people gathering on the Capitol steps to protest the “out of touch” lawmakers.

One of those protesters, Pauline Forney of Lititz, said of herself and her husband, “We’ve never done anything like this before. Our sons will just pass out when they hear.”

In the headlines:

Clinton steadies ties with China

GOP contenders blast Powell

Ridge signs ‘Megan’s Law’ to create sex

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  • October 25, 2020
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Autumn adventure: Families take a bite out of apple picking at C.N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Apple-picking season is well under way on the South Shore.Autumn adventure: Families take a bite out of apple picking at C.N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater

EAST BRIDGEWATER — The sun is still shining as autumn comes into full swing with pick-your-own apples ramping up over at C. N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater.

Some kids shout with joy as they reach for the biggest apples they can find among the roughly 130 acres of apple trees.

“Oh my God, I found a good one,” a young boy said as he plucked an apple off of a tree.

Due to the coronavirus, reservations must be made in advance online to visit the farm, where you can find pick-you-own apples as well as indulge in cider doughnuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, and mums over at the farm stand.

Pick Your Own is offered from 9 a..m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through

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  • October 5, 2020
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Knott’s Berry Farm Is Partially Reopening To Hosting A Taste Of Calico Food And Wine Event

Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm
Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to reopen safely.

For the most part, there are some precautions being taken across the board. Face masks are required at all of the parks, although the age requirement for kids to wear them may differ from place to place. Other policies, like more frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, social distancing, and reserving tickets in advance to control capacity are all pretty standard across the board for amusement parks so far. To reserve your tickets and to read up on any specific park policies,

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Knott’s Berry Farm Is Partially Reopening To Host A Taste Of Calico Food And Wine Event

Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm
Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to reopen safely.

For the most part, there are some precautions being taken across the board. Face masks are required at all of the parks, although the age requirement for kids to wear them may differ from place to place. Other policies, like more frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, social distancing, and reserving tickets in advance to control capacity are all pretty standard across the board for amusement parks so far. To reserve your tickets and to read up on any specific park policies,

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