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The Trump campaign held a press conference in the parking lot of the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury Philadelphia hotel



a group of people standing in front of a building: Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at the press conference in Philadelphia. Chris McGrath/Getty Images


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Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at the press conference in Philadelphia. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

  • The Trump campaign booked a press conference at the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury hotel in Philadelphia, on Saturday.
  • President Trump first tweeted that the briefing would take place at the noted five-star venue before deleting his tweet and clarifying that it would be at a landscaping firm by the same name instead.
  • The business is located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Land and is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
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The Trump campaign seemingly booked the wrong venue for a press conference on Saturday, holding it in a parking lot of a landscaping company called Four Seasons instead of the five-star luxury hotel. 

Less than an hour before major networks announced that Joe Biden was projected to win the 2020 presidential election, President Trump announced in a since-deleted tweet that his legal team would be holding a press conference at Four Seasons in Philadelphia.

However, what was supposed to be the noted five-star luxury hotel ended up being a car park outside a small landscaping firm called Four Seasons on the outskirts of the city.

The business is located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Land. According to Google Maps, it is a 20-minute drive away from the Four Seasons hotel in central Philadelphia.



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The president later clarified in another tweet that the “big press conference” would take place at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.

The Four Seasons Hotel also confirmed on Twitter that the press briefing would not be happening on its premises and that it has “no relation” to the landscaping company.

Some reporters expressed their confusion online after they were asked to travel to the landscaping company for the briefing. 

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“Is Donald Trump convening the world’s press at a small landscaping company on the outskirts of Philadelphia?” a reporter for the Independent tweeted.

 

During the briefing, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told reporters the campaign planned to challenge the election in court next week, making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. 

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Guiliani was interrupted in the middle of the press conference when the news broke that Biden had won the presidential election.

When a reporter told Giuliani that all the networks had called the race, the former New York mayor threw his arms up and responded sarcastically: “All of them! Oh my goodness! Wow, all the networks! We have to forget about the law, judges don’t count!”

Some reporters had already left before the delayed press conference even began. Trump, who was golfing, was not present.

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UPDATE: Woodstock Recreation Center, Sage YMCA temporarily close after staff members test positive for COVID-19

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The Woodstock Recreation Center temporarily closed its doors Friday until Nov. 13 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Woodstock said in a news release.

“To err on the side of caution, we are implementing a facility closure to ensure the health and safety of all of our members, visitors, residents and staff,” according to the release. “This will also allow time for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the building to prepare for reopening.”

The rec center is scheduled to reopen Nov. 14.

Dave Zinnen, director of the city’s recreation department, said two additional employees were identified as having close contact with the three employees who tested positive. One of the contact’s tests came back negative, and the other one does not yet have his or her results. 

“We recommended the rest of the staff to go ahead and get tested because we do work in a very confined area,” Zinnen said.

City Manager Roscoe Stelford said the city does not think any members of the club or residents met criteria to be considered a close contact.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines close contact as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset – or, for asymptomatic patients, two days before being tested – until the time the patient is isolated.

Going forward, Zinnen said the recreation department likely will put more plexiglass between employees. A piece of plexiglass already is set up between the front counter staff and employees, he said.

A “tremendous amount” of safeguards have been put in place for the public because of COVID-19, Stelford said.

This includes changing the check-in process, in which members hold their card directly up to a scanner, so there’s no physical interaction between employees and members, as well as a lot of cleaning and sanitizing as people are done using the equipment. 

Because some classes are not being conducted now, they are able to put workout equipment in more places, Stelford said. 

Two area restaurants – Miller’s Diner in McHenry and Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake – also have announced temporary closures in recent days after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Both restaurants had continued to offer indoor dining despite increased restrictions ordered by Gov. JB Pritzker. The intensified restrictions that have hit restaurants and bars have not affected fitness centers such as the Woodstock Recreation Center to the same degree.

Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake will be closed for 10 days after receiving three reports of COVID-19, involving both direct and indirect exposures. 

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close down the center immediately to undergo deep cleaning,” Man-Yee Lee, spokeswoman for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, said on Saturday. “After swiftly

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UPDATE: Woodstock Recreation Center, Sage YCMA temporarily close after staff members test positive COVID-19

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The Woodstock Recreation Center temporarily closed its doors Friday until Nov. 13 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Woodstock said in a news release.

“To err on the side of caution, we are implementing a facility closure to ensure the health and safety of all of our members, visitors, residents and staff,” according to the release. “This will also allow time for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the building to prepare for reopening.”

The rec center is scheduled to reopen Nov. 14.

Dave Zinnen, director of the city’s recreation department, said one additional employe was identified as having close contact with the three employees who tested positive, and that person’s COVID-19 test came back negative. 

“We recommended the rest of the staff to go ahead and get tested because we do work in a very confined area,” Zinnen said.

City Manager Roscoe Stelford said the city does not think any members of the club or residents met criteria to be considered a close contact.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines close contact as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset – or, for asymptomatic patients, two days before being tested – until the time the patient is isolated.

Going forward, Zinnen said the recreation department likely will put more plexiglass between employees. A piece of plexiglass already is set up between the front counter staff and employees, he said.

A “tremendous amount” of safeguards have been put into place for the public because of COVID-19, Stelford said.

This includes changing the check-in process, in which members hold their card directly up to a scanner, so there’s no physical interaction between employees and members, as well as a lot of cleaning and sanitizing as people are done using the equipment. 

Because some classes are not being conducted now, they are able to put workout equipment in more places, Stelford said. 

Two area restaurants – Miller’s Diner in McHenry and Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake – also have announced temporary closures in recent days after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Both restaurants had continued to offer indoor dining despite increased restrictions ordered by Gov. JB Pritzker. The intensified restrictions that have hit restaurants and bars have not affected fitness centers such as the Woodstock Recreation Center to the same degree.

Also Friday, the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake said in an email to patrons that a staff member was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Crystal Lake fitness center will not be closing, but “out of an abundance of caution,” the employee was immediately sent home and told to get a
COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 14 days, per CDC recommendations, interim Executive Director

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New hotel, fashion designer and waterfront event center help revitalize Lorain

Have you been to Lorain lately? The Ariel Broadway Hotel, Jevon Terance and The Shipyards are bringing life to this port town.

LORAIN, Ohio — In March 2019, plans and construction for the Ariel Broadway Hotel in Lorain kicked off. A year later, doors opened. Then, just one week after launching that hotel business, a global pandemic slowed things down.

The Ariel, just one of many new businesses revitalizing the city’s downtown area. Not only can you take in lake views from your room, but also from the rooftop, where private events are held.

More on the Ariel Broadway Hotel, HERE.

Watch our interview with owner Radhika Reddy, above!

Local fashion designer Jevon Terance has worked with WWE stars, had his clothing showcased during New York Fashion Week, and, he happens to be from Lorain.

To browse Jevon’s amazing clothes, click HERE.

To watch Jevon’s interview with us, watch below: 

Do you like to dine by the waterfront? There’s a new, fun spot that has everything you need for a perfect afternoon. The Shipyards features Monkey Island Coffee, The Boiler Room, Superior City and a huge events center. All, with gorgeous views.

For more information on The Shipyards, click HERE.

Hungry? You might want to watch our interview with The Shipyards, below:

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FGCU temporarily closes recreation center after two students test positive for COVID-19

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Florida Gulf Coast University closed one of its campus recreation centers Friday after two students tested positive for COVID-19.

Those students recently participated in activities at the University Recreation and Wellness Center and it was likely that other students were in close contact with them, according to an email sent by FGCU Vice President and Chief of Staff Susan Evans.

The entrance to Florida Gulf Coast University. (Photo: Andrea Melendez/The News-Press/USA Today Florida Network)

At 5 p.m. Friday, the center closed temporarily for deep cleaning and to allow case investigators to identify any students who will need to quarantine in addition to the two students who are positive.

The two students with COVID-19 will be isolated and the center will be closed until further notice, Evans stated in the email.

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All other campus recreation facilities will remain open.

“If you were in the Center this week and believe you were exposed to COVID-19 – or have concerns you may have been – please call our COVID-19 hotline at 239-590-1206,” Evans said in the email. 

The University Recreation and Wellness Center’s website will have information on reopening.  

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UPDATE: Woodstock Recreation Center temporarily closed after 3 staff members test positive for COVID-19

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The Woodstock Recreation Center temporarily closed its doors Friday until Nov. 13 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Woodstock said in a news release.

“To err on the side of caution, we are implementing a facility closure to ensure the health and safety of all of our members, visitors, residents and staff,” according to the release. “This will also allow time for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the building to prepare for reopening.”

The rec center is scheduled to reopen Nov. 14.

Dave Zinnen, director of the city’s recreation department, said one additional employe was identified as having close contact with the three employees who tested positive, and that person’s COVID-19 test came back negative. 

“We recommended the rest of the staff to go ahead and get tested because we do work in a very confined area,” Zinnen said.

City Manager Roscoe Stelford said the city does not think any members of the club or residents met criteria to be considered a close contact.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines close contact as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset – or, for asymptomatic patients, two days before being tested – until the time the patient is isolated.

Going forward, Zinnen said the recreation department likely will put more plexiglass between employees. A piece of plexiglass already is set up between the front counter staff and employees, he said.

A “tremendous amount” of safeguards have been put into place for the public because of COVID-19, Stelford said.

This includes changing the check-in process, in which members hold their card directly up to a scanner, so there’s no physical interaction between employees and members, as well as a lot of cleaning and sanitizing as people are done using the equipment. 

Because some classes are not being conducted now, they are able to put workout equipment in more places, Stelford said. 

Two area restaurants – Miller’s Diner in McHenry and Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake – also have announced temporary closures in recent days after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Both restaurants had continued to offer indoor dining despite increased restrictions ordered by Gov. JB Pritzker. The intensified restrictions that have hit restaurants and bars have not affected fitness centers such as the Woodstock Recreation Center to the same degree.

Also Friday, the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake said in an email to patrons that a staff member was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Crystal Lake fitness center will not be closing, but “out of an abundance of caution,” the employee was immediately sent home and told to get a
COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 14 days, per CDC recommendations, interim Executive Director

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DC man shot dead near Northeast recreation center

Demetrius Jones, 41, of D.C., is dead after being shot multiple times in Northeast on Friday morning, according to D.C. police.

A District man is dead after being shot multiple times in Northeast on Friday morning, according to D.C. police.

Demetrius Jones, 41, of Northeast, was found at approximately 10:44 a.m. in the in the 1700 block of Gales Street by officers, police said.

Jones was transported by D.C. Fire and EMS to a hospital where he died after “all life-saving efforts failed,” according to police.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, which happened near the Rosedale Recreation Center.

D.C. police said it is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the city.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or they may choose to submit anonymous information to the D.C. police text tip line by sending a text message to 50411.

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UPDATE: Woodstock Recreation Center temporarily closed after three staff members test positive for COVID-19

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The Woodstock Recreation Center has temporarily closed its doors, starting Friday and continuing through Nov. 13, after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Woodstock said in a news release.

“To err on the side of caution, we are implementing a facility closure to ensure the health and safety of all of our members, visitors, residents and staff,” the city said in a news release. “This will also allow time for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the building to prepare for reopening.”

The Woodstock Recreation Center is scheduled to reopen Nov. 14.

An attempt to reach the Woodstock city manager Friday was unsuccessful.

Two area restaurants – Miller’s Diner in McHenry and Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake – have also announced temporary closures in recent days after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Both restaurants had continued to offer indoor dining despite increased restrictions ordered by Gov. JB Pritzker. The intensified restrictions that have hit restaurants and bars have not effected fitness centers like the Woodstock Recreation Center to the same degree.

Also on Friday, the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake said in an email to patrons that a staff member was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Crystal Lake fitness center will not be closing, but “out of an abundance of caution,” the employee was immediately sent home and told to get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 14 days per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, interim Executive Director Lesley Franklin said in the email.

The employee has been asked not to come back to work until test results confirm they have not contracted the virus, Franklin said in the email. An initial assessment indicates that this staff member worked throughout the Y this week and part of last week and may have interacted with a number of people. 

“We have already reached out to these people and have advised them to take precautions, including getting a test,” Franklin said in the email. However, she said, the risk to other patrons is thought to be low. 

“We believe that the risk of exposure is lessened by the numerous safety precautions that we always undertake at the Y,” Franklin said in the email. “However, we must acknowledge that as with many things, an element of risk is always present.” 

Health clubs, along with barbershops, salons and spas, were allowed to reopen with capacity limits in late June under Phase 4 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. Under the previous phase, health and fitness clubs were limited to outdoor classes and one-on-one personal training.

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After 40 years, Wheels Family Fun Park could become a City-owned recreation center :: WRAL.com

Wheels Family Fun Park in Durham is being sold after 40 years.

Wheels Fun Park is a Durham institution that has been providing family fun for decades, offering go-karts, mini golf, a skating rink and more.

But now the Durham icon is for sale.

After 40 years, the Wheels owner said it’s time for her to retire.

However, that doesn’t mean the fun park will stop bringing entertainment to the Durham community. In fact, Wheels might become a recreation center for underserved members of the surrounding community.

Even better, the new source of activities and fun for the community’s kids could help combat crime in East Durham, which is considered a high crime area.

Throwback: The original Wheels on Latta Road in the 1980s. (Courtesy of Wheels Family Fun Park)

The owner of Wheels approached the City of Durham about purchasing the facility and 8 acres of surrounding land.

During work session earlier this week, Durham City Council added the possibility of purchasing Wheels Fun Park to their agenda.

“The city has been interested in the Wheels site for recreation,” said Tom Dawson, Asst. Director of Durham Parks & Recreation.

“This site could fit some of Durham’s fondest wishes,” he said, “It’s a great opportunity to serve the people of East Durham.

Dawson said a final decision will be made by city council on November 16.

If chosen, the site will be used partially for an aquatics facility, which was recommended for East Durham in the Aquatics Masterplan.

Once the city obtains the site, they plan to hire a consultant to help with the design and lead a community engagement process to help plan how to better fit the facility into the Park system.

As part of this ‘community plan,’ they will be asking for the public’s ideas and suggestions.

“That will help answer our questions about what to keep, improve or change,” said Dawson.

This would also include a discussion about whether or not to keep the roller rink. Dawson said he suspects there will be a lot of interest in keeping it. Plus, Durham Parks & Rec already uses it for their My Durham Teens program and School Age Care programs.

“Don’t give away those skates yet,” said Dawson.

Many residents have years of fond memories attached to Wheels. One East Durham resident shared their own excitement and ideas for the project, saying, “I am looking forward to the change and growth in the area. I want them to keep the skating rink and race cars, and also more food variety.”

“I think everybody knows Wheels and has a lot of emotional connections. I think it’s a very good passing of the torch from private recreation folks to the public recreation folks,” said Dawson.

The owner of Wheels said it’s been a pleasure to serve so many generations of Durham’s community.

“We’re going to miss everybody!” she said.

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After 40 years, Wheels Family Fun Park closing, could become a recreation center for East Durham :: WRAL.com

Wheels Family Fun Park in Durham is being sold after 40 years.

Wheels Fun Park is a Durham institution that has been providing family fun for decades, offering go-karts, mini golf, a skating rink and more.

But now the Durham icon is for sale.

After 40 years, the Wheels owner said it’s time for her to retire.

However, that doesn’t mean the fun park will stop bringing entertainment to the Durham community. In fact, Wheels might become a recreation center for underserved members of the surrounding community.

Even better, the new source of activities and fun for the community’s kids could help combat crime in East Durham, which is considered a high crime area.

Throwback: The original Wheels on Latta Road in the 1980s. (Courtesy of Wheels Family Fun Park)

The owner of Wheels approached the City of Durham about purchasing the facility and 8 acres of surrounding land.

During work session earlier this week, Durham City Council added the possibility of purchasing Wheels Fun Park to their agenda.

“The city has been interested in the Wheels site for recreation,” said Tom Dawson, Asst. Director of Durham Parks & Recreation.

“This site could fit some of Durham’s fondest wishes,” he said, “It’s a great opportunity to serve the people of East Durham.

Dawson said a final decision will be made by city council on November 16.

If chosen, the site will be used partially for an aquatics facility, which was recommended for East Durham in the Aquatics Masterplan.

Once the city obtains the site, they plan to hire a consultant to help with the design and lead a community engagement process to help plan how to better fit the facility into the Park system.

As part of this ‘community plan,’ they will be asking for the public’s ideas and suggestions.

“That will help answer our questions about what to keep, improve or change,” said Dawson.

This would also include a discussion about whether or not to keep the roller rink. Dawson said he suspects there will be a lot of interest in keeping it. Plus, Durham Parks & Rec already uses it for their My Durham Teens program and School Age Care programs.

“Don’t give away those skates yet,” said Dawson.

Many residents have years of fond memories attached to Wheels. One East Durham resident shared their own excitement and ideas for the project, saying, “I am looking forward to the change and growth in the area. I want them to keep the skating rink and race cars, and also more food variety.”

“I think everybody knows Wheels and has a lot of emotional connections. I think it’s a very good passing of the torch from private recreation folks to the public recreation folks,” said Dawson.

The owner of Wheels said it’s been a pleasure to serve so many generations of Durham’s community.

“We’re going to miss everybody!” she said.

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