Summer events are popping (onto the calendar)
Front Page, Week of June 4, 2022
COVID-19 is far from disappearing, but whether attended with or without precautions like masks and vaccines, summer events are happening this year.
If you haven’t already, I strongly recommend having a serious conversation with your health care provider—not watching a video of a doctor on the internet, make an appointment—about vaccines and other COVID-19 preventatives, and treatments.
Many sources on the internet make money from people watching their videos or reading their articles, so they are willing to say anything that will draw people to view their content. Sometimes that’s telling you what you want to hear. Sometimes it’s telling a lie so radical that people just have to hear it for themselves. But it’s rarely the full truth, especially about healthcare. Think about the history of weight loss supplements and promotions, for instance.
Your healthcare provider makes the most money when they keep you alive. They have a local reputation to maintain and a job to keep. They have reasons to tell you the truth and are interested in more than just holding your attention for advertising revenue.
These are important considerations. Consider your sources’ motivations before you consider their advice. It could make a big difference in what you believe.
Art's Corner by Miriam Pickens
Miriam gives the run down on artful opportunities happening at Bridgefest in two weeks as well as Juhannus, the celebration of the summer solstice.
Summer events and concert series are appearing all through the summer already!
Most recently, Performances in the Park sent me their summer lineup, starting with Mojo, Jake & Friends on June 23.
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SkyWest requested to lower service to one round-trip flight a day. The commissioners voted to hold them to their contracted two flights until their contract ends in 2023.
Everyone inside got out unharmed, but significant damage appears to have been done to the structure.
It’s very important that you read the first entry in this week’s NOT REAL NEWS.
It’s a perfect example of a reporter who is at best doing sloppy work, but at worst (and more likely, by my reckoning) intentionally cutting corners in his reporting to justify publishing what he knows will deliver him a significant and directly profitable audience. He is the information age’s snake oil salesman.
Don’t buy his medicine.