BOSTON (SHNS) – Three hundred and forty-nine days since they were last in classrooms, some of Boston’s youngest students went back to school on Monday. The state’s largest school district welcomed back students in pre-kindergarten through grade three whose families had opted in for in-person learning, joining the high-priority students […]

Diners on the outdoor patio at Hippo Restaurant. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times) It was news many restaurateurs were hoping for: After Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the state was rescinding its stay-at-home order, Los Angeles County officials declared that outdoor dining could resume by the end of […]

The long-predicted pandemic-fueled dark days of winter are upon us, and as COVID-19 cases spike around the country and the death toll continues to rise, the economic situation gets worse and worse. Some 140,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were lost in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in […]

CLOSE Here’s a list of who’s open for grub and last-minute goodies Christmas Day 2020. USA TODAY Desperately hunting for last-minute stocking stuffers or a can of cranberry sauce? Your options will be limited. Christmas is the one day that Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, shutters its locations and several […]

As Michigan’s ban on indoor dining stretches on into the December holiday season, some area groups are reaching out to help small businesses and their employees survive.  Southfield-based Great Lakes Hotel Supply Co. owner Marc Israel teamed up with the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association to launch Local Love this week, a fundraiser to […]

Editor’s Note: On Dec. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee extended several COVID-19 restrictions through at least Jan. 4, including a ban on indoor dining. Outdoor dining for parties of five or fewer is still permitted, so please call or check the website of an establishment if you’d like to know what […]

CLOSE If you can’t visit family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner instead. USA TODAY The pandemic forced you to cancel Thanksgiving dinner with the extended family and you don’t want to make a 16-pound turkey for yourself. What to do? Central Iowa restaurants are offering to-go […]

Eliminate the risk of a beer can turkey disaster. Fresa’s Considering food and football are already sacred in Texas, it follows that Austin is bound to come through for everyone’s favorite holiday of overindulgent eating and game-watching. But plans for loafing away Thanksgiving day can often run up against […]

NEWTON, MA — This Thanksgiving is shaping up to be different from any other. Many people are preparing to skip the travel this year to keep friends and loved ones safe by sticking to celebrating with their household, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended. While some […]

Congressional inaction on COVID-19 relief combined with rising coronavirus cases is prompting more restaurants to close up shop for the winter and go into hibernation until warmer weather returns. Many restaurant owners, faced with the prospect of daily financial losses, are choosing to lay off employees until spring when customers […]