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Nice weather hosts post-Thanksgiving recreation

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Even though it’s been more difficult this year to get a workout in, experts say it’s essential for both physical health and overall happiness.

Peter Stenson says he goes for a walk on a daily basis. “And if I go a day without a walk, I don’t feel too good.” He added working out on Black Friday also helps to burn off the extra calories from Thanksgiving the night before. 

The World Health Organization recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, while children between 5 and 17 should get 1 hour per day.

Though many things were different this year, one Rochester family did their best to keep some things consistent.

“We tried to still make some stuff on our own,” said Brian Koski. “Which ended up making us eat a little later than usual. We zoom called with half of our family, with my wife’s family. And then we did another video call with my side of the family. So that was different.”

Different with an opportunity the day after for some outdoor physical activity before the cold settles in.

“We live in Minnesota, it’s such nice weather right now, it hasn’t really gotten very cold,” said Koski. “We should all get outside.”

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Mahwah Recreation Hosts 1st Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

MAHWAH, NJ — How early is too early to put up your holiday decorations? The jury is still out, but, if you’d like to participate in Mahwah’s first annual holiday lighting contest, it may be time to consider getting them together.

The Mahwah Recreation Committee is sponosring a new, annual, holiday lighting contest starting this year.

“With the uncertainty of today’s times, we wanted to launch a new event that would embrace the creativity and spirit of all Township residents throughout Mahwah while still adhering to the health guidelines during this pandemic,” the committee said, in a statement.

The contest will have three winners from each of the six sections of town, the committee said, meaning 18 total winners will be selected. Town sections, according to the news release, will be determined based on the town’s recycling sections.

Judging will take place the week of Dec. 13, but the deadline for registration is Dec. 6. Winners will be announced Dec. 19.

Prizes will be in the form of gift certificates to area restauarants. The winner gets $100, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

From the committee, here’s how you can register and find your section:

“Visit www.mahwahtwp.org; go to Recreation, then click on Holiday Lighting Contest and fill out the form. Find your recycling section: Visit www.mahwahtwp.org; click on Garbage and Recycling, then click on Find Your Recycling Section to look up your street.”

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Stanley Hotel hosts hundreds of firefighters battling wildfires

ESTES PARK, Colo. — The Stanley Hotel has opened its doors to hundreds of firefighters who are currently battling the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires burning on both sides of Estes Park.

“The Fire Marshal Kevin Sullivan called me and said ‘hey can I have a couple of free rooms?’” said Stanley Hotel Owner John Cullen. “With every hour that number went up a hundred rooms and we have about 500 in house now and we’re going to feed about 800 tonight.”

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Cullen said during the winter months, the hotel only employs a handful of staff members.

But with just nine employees, Cullen told Denver7, the hotel is at 100 percent capacity, and they are prepared to do whatever they can to help the first responders.

“My assistant chief engineer was on the front desk. My front office manager worked until 6:00 in the morning,” Cullen said.

According to Cullen, the Stanley Hotel is home to the largest collection of kindling in the State of Colorado.

“What safer place to be than to have 500 of the bravest souls on this Estes Park area staying in my own house?” Cullen said.

As firefighters work around the clock to save lives, homes, and other structures Cullen told Denver7, the community is rallying around the fire crews and the Stanley to make sure the firefighters don’t go hungry.

“Every shop owner that still can is delivering everything from dairy products to meat products to whatever,” said Cullen.

Cullen said the 110-year-old hotel is preparing to serve 1,000 meals a day.

But Cullen told Denver7 that even after providing rooms and free meals, there is no way to truly express his appreciation for those on the front lines of the fire fight.

“350 to 400 of the bravest souls in Estes Park came here to rescue us. It was really one of those great moments where the spirit of the Stanley shined on,” Cullen said.

Cullen said he will continue to provide a place for the firefighters to stay for as long as they need it.

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