Peacock Lane residents cancel 2020 holiday light display in Portland

A holiday light display on Peacock Lane in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) For more than 75 years, residents of Peacock Lane in Portland, Oregon, have decorated their homes and yards with colorful Christmas lights and displays for the public to enjoy. That has changed this year because of COVID-19. "Due to regulations regarding … Continue reading Peacock Lane residents cancel 2020 holiday light display in Portland

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Eugene Ballet, founded in 1978, is the largest touring ballet company in the nation. During the holidays, they … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The entrance to Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) One of the Pacific Northwest's longest running holiday light displays returns to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Friday, November 27, through Sunday, January 3. This year's Zoolights features more than 700,000 LED lights. Favorite … Continue reading Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

Trick-or-treating banned in some Massachusetts cities and towns due to COVID-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Boston Globe reported today that Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts, added its name to a growing list of cities and towns in the commonwealth that are banning trick-or-treating this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The other three cities and towns are Springfield, Haverhill, and Lawrence. Read the … Continue reading Trick-or-treating banned in some Massachusetts cities and towns due to COVID-19

Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II

Mice crash this tea party on the City of Sierra Madre's 2017 Rose Parade float, "The Cat's Away". (photo by Prayitno, Wikimedia Commons) On Thursday, officials for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, announced that the event on New Year's Day 2021 would be cancelled. Ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and the delays in reopening … Continue reading Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II