Life in the idyllic NorCal town split into two Americas

Life in the idyllic NorCal town split into two Americas

A corner of Main Street began to bustle about half past 4 p.m. on a drizzling Friday afternoon in April as the folks of Ferndale gathered for the ribbon cutting of its newest addition to the picturesque strip. The opening would also serve as a chance for this community tucked up in Northern California to honor two pastimes customary for any small town: break bread, and spill some tea.  They huddled in a horseshoe formation around the doorway of The Boardroom, a charcuterie and small plate outlet that intends to connect locals and visitors over Humboldt County nosh.
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This Triangular Mosaic Is the Smallest Piece of Private Property in New York City

This Triangular Mosaic Is the Smallest Piece of Private Property in New York City

New York City is full of unusual plots of land left over from various construction projects, but none as small and emblematic as the Hess Triangle, a private property barely larger than a pizza slice. The story of the Hess Triangle began in 1910 when the city of New York claimed eminent domain in order to expropriate and demolish 253 buildings, including the Voorhis, a 5-storey apartment building owned by David Hess. The businessman and his family fought the decision, but by 1913, they had exhausted all legal options and had to watch their property be demolished.
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Wine hiking weekend encourages locals to get steps, sip local specialties

Wine hiking weekend encourages locals to get steps, sip local specialties

Austria's Wachau Valley is an ideal region to sample Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners. (iStock) The German Wine Institute, an organization tasked with marketing and serving as the central mouthpiece for the country's wine industry, is also active in encouraging wine-related tourism. To this end, each year in spring, it promotes 'WeinWanderWochenende,' or wine hiking weekend. Geared more toward domestic tourists, the initiative encourages oenophiles to get out and explore the stunning scenery of the vineyards, capping off their visits to nearby wineries, where sampling wine and the regional specialties that pair so well with them feature high on the agenda.
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Phoenix: New Hotels and Restaurants

Phoenix: New Hotels and Restaurants

'There is definitely a buzz in Phoenix right now,' says Lauren Danuser, owner of the city's expertly curated Local Nomad boutique. 'You can feel the growth and expansion happening everywhere, being propelled by creatives, many of whom either grew up here and found their way back, or by transplants who have discovered Phoenix to be a land of opportunity.' A new generation is making its mark on Phoenix, 'leading with heart' and 'bringing something new to the table,' as Danuser says. That hasn't always been the case.
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Travel mask mandate defies science, says Dr. Kelly Victory –

Travel mask mandate defies science, says Dr. Kelly Victory –

PALM SPRINGS (KUSI) – The CDC has extended the public transportation mask mandate until May 3, which was supposed to expire on April 18. The extra time will be used to gather more information about the omicron BA.2 variant, officials have said. Dr. Kelly Victory, Emergency Medicine and Disaster Specialist, joined KUSI's 'Good Morning San Diego' to discuss the remaining travel mask mandate for public transportation in the U.S. The travel mask mandate defies logic and 'sure as heck defies anything that you would call science,' Dr.
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Exploring the Table Rocks

Exploring the Table Rocks

JACKSON COUNTY, Oregon — Let's go on the road to see a geologic wonder and Oregon landmark that's home to hundreds of different wildflowers.   The travel may be long and the hikes are steep, but the payoffs atop dramatic and towering Table Rocks are worth the effort.  On a day too nice to stay indoors, the trail to outdoor learning is open and inviting to explore an Oregon wonder many have missed; where shooting stars, fawn lilies and red bells are always by your side.  There‘s also plenty of elbow room for brushing up on botany and wildlife — like wild turkeys — across thousands of acres at Lower Table Rock near Medford.
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