Area News: Oct. 4, 2018

Roxbury to celebrate extended weekend

ROXBURY — The extended Columbus Day weekend will be celebrated Friday through Monday in Roxbury. The Greater Roxbury Business Association has compiled a list of seasonal events and activities that include a fall festival, poetry workshop, farm and art studio tours, outdoor concerts, pumpkin decorating, mountaintop yoga, mountain biking and golf. The full schedule is available at www.visitroxbury.com/columbusdayweekend.

Festival to feature 80 craft, food vendors

WALTON — The 26th annual American Cancer Society Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Delaware County Fair Grounds in Walton. Admission is $2. Children

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Facebook feedback Oct. 2: Busch Gardens, hot weather, museum discount

Busch Gardens, Water Country roll out new membership program

Starting Monday, people can select from Busch Gardens-only, Water Country USA-only, or all-new Platinum membership. Two-park Basic, Unlimited and Premier memberships remain available, and all packages including Busch Gardens also include Christmas Town. Membership plans start at $9.99 per month, and for $2 more a month members can add Water County USA, according to a news release.

Brian Skinner: In fact the Premier members are now getting much less. They basically took what they were getting and created a new pass that is almost $10 more a month and does not get any

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Facebook feedback Oct. 2: Busch Gardens, hot weather, museum …

Busch Gardens, Water Country roll out new membership program

Starting Monday, people can select from Busch Gardens-only, Water Country USA-only, or all-new Platinum membership. Two-park Basic, Unlimited and Premier memberships remain available, and all packages including Busch Gardens also include Christmas Town. Membership plans start at $9.99 per month, and for $2 more a month members can add Water County USA, according to a news release.

Brian Skinner: In fact the Premier members are now getting much less. They basically took what they were getting and created a new pass that is almost $10 more a month and does not get any

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The best fall weekend to visit Ocean City (and how to save a little money, too)

1. Shore Craft Beer’s OCtoberfest


Friends and family enjoy a beautiful fall day with beer in Sunset Park.

Ocean City’s biggest craft beer festival will be back at the scenic Sunset Park in downtown Ocean City on Saturday, Oct. 27. Set upon the beautiful Assawoman Bay and co-sponsored by the Ocean City Development Corporation and the Town of Ocean City, OCtoberfest is the celebration of local, delicious and seasonal craft beer. 

Live music will be provided by Easton, Md. band Johnny Bling, vendors will sell crafts, cookies and other creations, and

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Madaba archaeological museum to be active, living centre for promotion of education

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) AMMAN — Through the centuries, Madaba has been a symbol of cultural interaction and peaceful coexistence between different religions and cultural traditions, and its long history testifies of the important role of the area, said Italian archaeologist and co-director of the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP) Andrea Polcaro, adding that “we believe it is one of the main values to be highlighted in the new museum of Madaba’.

Speaking at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh (TAG) Knowledge Forum last

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PFAC reaches out to low-income families

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News has signed on to a national program that makes museums more accessible to low-income individuals and families.

Earlier this month, PFAC — located adjacent to the Mariners Museum — joined Museums for All, a program offered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums. The program provides discounted museum admission to individuals who have qualified for the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

For those qualifying individuals and families, with a photo ID and an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, PFAC will lower its admission fee from $7.50

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Perots’ $5 million gift will help fund museum visits for students, veterans and more

The Fur Ball is a crucial fundraiser for the independent SPCA of Texas, which receives no funding from the national ASPCA.

Donors included:

$80,000: Joan and Dr. Larry Rogers.

$43,000: Russell E. Dealey and Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones.

$25,000: Carolyn Speed and Sewell Automotive.

$10,000: Addy Family, H/3 Foundation, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Dr. Judy and Dr. Randy Kirby, Hillary Hurst and Mark Schwarz, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury.

$7,500: Sandra and Colin Fite and One Life Radio.

$5,000: Steve Atkinson and Ted Kincaid, Diane and Hal Brierley, Eric Broughton, Catherine Corrigan Foundation, Linda and Ozzie Chapa, Guaranty Bank Trust,

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Discounted admission tickets for over-60s ‘are unfair to young’

More than three-quarters of museums, galleries and other attractions in the UK are giving £65m of ticket-price concessions to the over-60s every year, while in many cases young people are charged full-price tickets, according to a study.

People over 60 are offered concessions regardless of their ability to pay and even when they are below the state pension age, according to the Intergenerational Foundation (IF), a charity that researched 35 of the UK’s leading attractions’ ticketing policies.

The giveaway to older people is expected to fuel concerns that Britain has failed to adjust to growing pensioner incomes and wealth. With

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Hurricane Florence evacuees: Atlanta says welcome with free offers and discounts

Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence has hit the East Coast, leaving cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia under mandatory evacuation.

Photograph by NOAA via Getty Images

Hurricane Florence has been churning for weeks and slowly slammed into North Carolina Friday morning. At the time of publication, 1.7 million people are under mandatory evacuation, more than 500,000 homes and businesses are without power, and more than 1,000 flights have been canceled. But just like when Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida this time last year, Atlanta is displaying its

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First free burgers, now free salads. Wendy’s has a new freebie through Oct. 7

Wendy's Harvest Salad

There were freebies for the first day of spring and even more freebies and deals for the first day of summer.

On Saturday, there’s a small bunch of bargains to welcome fall.

And one of the best is from Wendy’s. For the last couple of weeks, the fast food chain has been giving away free cheeseburgers daily to customers who present a coupon on its mobile app.

While the burger deal continues through Sept. 30, starting on the first day of autumn and continuing through

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