Columbus Day

Regional Columbus Day Parade returns to the New Haven this year

NEW HAVEN — The regional Columbus Day Parade will return home this year.<p>The annual event will proceed from City Hall at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 down Chapel …

New Haven

Honoring and Remembering: Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities? | Museum of the American Revolution

Honoring and Remembering: Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities?<p>The panel will explore whether a moral society can at …

Iroquois

Get picking -- 8 suburban apple orchards to frequent this fall

Not even the Chicago area's record rainfall in May and June can dampen apple-picking expectations for this fall. Eddie Hong, orchard manager at All …

Apples

Farewell to a beloved Burbank health food business

This was the last week for a pioneer in the health food industry and fixture in the Burbank business landscape for 59 years — Full O’ Life Natural Foods Market & Restaurant, which announced it would be closed forever after Sept. 21.<p>For over three decades our family has gratefully enjoyed the …

Burbank

Mayor Walsh to kick-start discussion about Columbus Day in Syracuse

Nationwide, communities are wrestling with how to celebrate Christopher Columbus

Los Angeles

Rockefeller Center's ice rink opens Oct. 8

The Rink at Rockefeller Center will make its grand return on Oct. 8.<p>The rink, which usually opens Columbus Day weekend, will kick off its season with …

Skating

Summit School Schedule Shuffled By Power Outage

Franklin Elementary School students will be in class on Monday, Oct. 8.<p>SUMMIT, NJ - A power outage at Franklin Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 18 …

Columbus Day

An outdoor pop-up bar inside a corn maze is coming to Chicago in October

Chicagoans who want to visit a corn maze when fall arrives usually have to plan a trip to the suburbs, but that won't be this case this year. Block …

New York City

Pick a perfect pumpkin at local farms and patches

It’s time to pick a pumpkin and pet a pig.<p>Here are some places where you can scout the perfect future jack-o-lantern and also buy pie, feed farm animals, take a hayrack or kiddie train ride, or wander a Superman-themed corn maze.<p><b>Channahon</b><p>A 4-acre corn maze, Historic Mule Barn, pumpkin patch, …

Corn Maze

Decolonizing Columbus Day in the Americas

On October 12, 1492, an Italian explorer named Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of the “New World.” He meant to exploit the lucrative spice …

Costa Rica

Columbus Day Is Just A Few Weeks Away, So Start Making Your Long Weekend Plans

Halloween is a pretty big deal for most people, but it's hardly the only holiday in October. In fact, plenty of people get a three-day weekend in the …

Native Americans

Somerville Says Goodbye To Columbus Day: Week In Review

A look back at the five most-read stories on Somerville Patch last week.<p>SOMERVILLE, MA – No more Columbus Day in Somerville; police investigating …

Armed Robbery

Should Westwood Abandon Columbus Day?

With Somerville being the most recent city to exchange "Columbus Day" for "Indigenous Peoples' Day," should Westwood change as well?<p>On October 8, …

Dominican Republic

The Daily Show Comes to Fenway Park | Somerville Shuns Columbus Day

What to Know<p>The fun, innovative, newsy stuff happening right around you.<p><b>Much more than words:</b> Boston nonprofit <b>More Than Words,</b> which helps youth who …

Boston

COLUMBIA Conversations EPISODE SEVEN: "A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm" author John Dodge

Dodge

Somerville drops Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

SOMERVILLE — The city of Somerville is dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day.<p>Mayor Joe Curtatone announced the change Thursday in …

Indigenous Peoples

School hasn't even started yet and this district has lost 8 days

The start of classes in Hopatcong is delayed a third time, to Sept. 18.Summer vacation in Hopatcong remains ongoing, all because of mold.Officials in …

New Jersey

No More Columbus Day in Somerville: Patch PM

Also: Target to hire 4,000 seasonal workers; Jay Leno zings "idiots" of Sudbury; Mansfield teen honored; and more.<p><i>Welcome to Thursday's Patch PM.</i> …

Jay Leno

San Francisco to remove statue depicting Native American

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco board decided Wednesday to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people.<p>The decision by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the "Early Days" statue, which depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish …

San Francisco

Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park is under review

In my November 4, 2004 column, I asked, “How did you observe Columbus Day? Were you one of the millions who went shopping downtown or at a mall, …

African-American News

Topsfield Fair Seeks Kids 5-8 For Jr. King, Queen Contest

Each child will be interviewed on stage and be judged according to general appearance, conduct, and personality.<p><b>From Topsfield Fair:</b>Every year the …

Columbus Day

Rocky Mountain National Park ends weekday shuttle service for the season

As snow collects on Colorado peaks and aspens turn to gold, Rocky Mountain National Park is ending its weekday hiker shuttle service for the year as …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Topsfield Fair Works To Be 'Dementia Friendly'

Topsfield Fair will be the first agricultural fair in the country to offer a more manageable Fair experience for those with dementia.<p>PEABODY, MA -</b> …

Dementia

Photo Coverage: Director Christian Borle and the Cast of POPCORN FALLS Meet the Press

Christian Borle will make his New York directorial debut next month with the new Off-Broadway play Popcorn Falls! The show will play New York City's …

Meet the Press

There’s now an open seat on the Bellingham City Council

Roxanne Murphy, president of the Bellingham City Council, resigned her post over the holiday weekend after accepting a job with the city of Valdez, …

City Politics

NY: Lifeguards will remain on duty at 4 state parks on LI

Let the swimming continue.<p>Four Long Island state parks are keeping lifeguards on duty through Sept. 16, said George Gorman, Long Island deputy …

Extreme Sports

Swimming extended at 4 Long Island beaches

Four Long Island state parks are keeping lifeguards on duty through Sept. 16, said George Gorman, Long Island deputy regional director for the state …

Swimming

5 Long Island Beaches To Remain Open Past Labor Day

<b>WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — The recent string of hot weather is music to the ears of many people still looking to hit the beach, especially since …

New York State

Condemned neighbor threatened landmark restaurant's future, but it will open again

Jim's Lunch, a restaurant forced to close down in March after an adjacent building had to be demolished, plans to reopen.

New Jersey

Solar array on Trail Ridge designed for Rocky Mountain National Park’s extreme weather

A solar array on the roof of the Trail Ridge Store was specially designed to withstand the extreme weather conditions seen on the road above treeline …

Rocky Mountain National Park