Roy Dunn, founder of the Opportunity Valley News, looks through one of the first editions of the free weekly newspaper that was distributed to every home in Orange County beginning on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1971.,After nine years, Cox Newspapers, owner of the Orange Leader and Port Arthur News, bought the paper from Dunn and it was published by the Orange Leader for the next 20 years.,It's been 50 years to the day – St. Patrick's Day, 1971 -- since Roy Dunn went into the newspapering business with the first edition of the Opportunity Valley News.,Roy Dunn says Runnels' weekly sports column entitled "'Strike Two, Third Down' made his name very famous around Orange County.","With all the success the Opportunity Valley News had, the Community Post was just amazing, the way it took off," Roy Dunn said.

On the way to finding something fun to share about Valentine’s Day, I kept bumping into articles about kindness.,We collectively cheered for folks performing heartwarming acts of kindness for others.,Scientists believe that universal kindness connects us to each other.,Kindness research has even found its way into traffic jam studies.,In other words, connecting through the kindness of courtesy gets people on their way faster.

Without access to the activities and people we've traditionally sought inspiration from - whether colleagues or concerts, travel or theatre, dance or Degas - our creative wells are drying up, which has enormous consequences in the workplace.,While waiting for my coffee I'd overhear the barista gush about a new podcast, I'd pass fresh graffiti en route to the office, then I'd run into a colleague and we'd talk shop before parting ways at the boardroom.,One in four remote managers surveyed said that their teams' creativity has suffered since working from home.,The good news: Intrinsic motivators like interest, enjoyment, and a good challenge are a treasure-trove for creativity.,Encourage your colleagues to escape their home offices whether it's for a workout, a 20-minute meditation session, or even just a walk around the block.

Futures Inc., which has been in business for 30 years, has had a location in West Hartford for 16 years, but recently has become much more physically visible in the community.,In West Hartford, The Kitchen at Futures Inc. operates a teaching kitchen that shares space with the offices on South Quaker Lane, and in August 2020, they opened the organization’s third brick and mortar retail location, Good Cause Gifts, which shares space with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union at 973 Farmington Ave.

Good Cause Gifts also has stores in Berlin and at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain – and the Kitchen at Futures Inc. also runs the cafe at the hospital.,“One of our biggest goals to opening a store in West Hartford Center was to get our name into the community and share what Futures Inc. and Good Cause Gifts is doing – while also providing another great shopping option for our town,” said DonAroma.,“In addition to shifting to a stronger online presence, simultaneous to opening our West Hartford Good Cause Gifts location, we also built an online store (goodcausegifts.org).,One of the key goals for opening the West Hartford Center store and launching the online store was working with more local vendors and businesses, and Futures Inc. has succeeded on that front as well. read more

Note:Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors.Email Daily Southtown results [email protected], Beacon-News, Courier-News and Naperville Sun results [email protected], News-Sun results EVENTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLAurora Christian at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.;Bartlett at Streamwood, 7:30 p.m.;Beecher at Illinois Lutheran, 7 p.m.;Benet at Carmel, 7 p.m.;Bradley-Bourbonnais at Andrew, 6:45 p.m.;Cary-Grove at Hampshire, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 6 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 7:30 p.m.;DeKalb at Waubonsie Valley, 7 p.m.;Elgin at Glenbard East, 7:30 p.m.;Evergreen Park at Tinley Park, 5 p.m.;Grant at Wauconda, 7 p.m.;Grayslake North at Antioch, 6:15 p.m.;Highland Park at Glenbrook South, 7:30 p.m.;Homewood-Flossmoor at Sandburg, 6:15 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Jacobs at Burlington Central, 7 p.m.;Lincoln-Way Central at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.;Lockport at Bolingbrook, 6:30 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Nazareth, 7 p.m.;Marist at Joliet Catholic, 7 p.m.;McHenry at Dundee-Crown, 7 p.m.;Minooka at Yorkville, 7 p.m.;Naperville Central at Naperville North, 7 p.m.;North Chicago at Lakes, 6:45 p.m.;Oswego at Oswego East, 7 p.m.;Rich Township at Crete-Monee, 4:30 p.m.;Round Lake at Grayslake Central, 7:15 p.m.; Stagg at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 p.m.;Thornton at Bloom, 5 p.m.;Timothy Christian at Aurora Central, 7:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 7:30 p.m.;West Aurora at Plainfield North, 7 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLAntioch at Grayslake North, 6 p.m.;Burlington Central at Jacobs, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at Walther Christian, 5 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 7:30 p.m.;Crete-Monee at Thornton, 5 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 5:30 p.m.;Dundee-Crown at McHenry, 7 p.m.;Geneva at St. Charles North, 7 p.m.;Glenbard East at Elgin, 7:30 p.m.;Glenbard North at Batavia, 7 p.m.;Grayslake Central at Round Lake, 5 p.m.;Hampshire at Cary-Grove 7 p.m.;Hiawatha at Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m.;Hinckley-Big Rock at DePue, 5:30 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Lake Forest at Waukegan, 7:30 p.m.;Lake Zurich at Zion-Benton, 5 p.m.;Lakes at North Chicago, 6:45 p.m.;Larkin at Fenton, 7:30 p.m.;Libertyville at Mundelein, 8 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Mother McAuley, 7 p.m.;Naperville North at Naperville Central, 7 p.m.;Oswego East at Oswego, 7 p.m.;Plainfield North at West Aurora, 7 p.m.;Rochelle Zell at Hope Academy, 5:30 p.m.;Richards at Oak Forest, 5:30 p.m.; St. Ignatius at Marist, 7 p.m.;Serena at Somonauk, 7 p.m.;Stevenson at Warren, 7:30 p.m.;Streamwood at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m.;Tinley Park at Evergreen Park, 6:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 5:30 p.m.;Waubonsie Valley at DeKalb, 7 p.m.;Wauconda at Grant, 7:15 p.m.;Yorkville at Minooka, 7 p.m.LOCAL COLLEGESFOOTBALLMSFA MIDWESTRoosevelt vs. St. Francis at Joliet Memorial Stadium, 2 p.m.SUNDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLBatavia 46, Lake Park 42Loyola 46, Marian Catholic 41 (2 OTs)Marian Catholic (2-1): Jeremiah Jones, Tommy Klupchak 14 points each.Mundelein 51, Notre Dame 42Mundelein (4-0): Conor Enright 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists.,Charles North (2-1, 1-1 DuKane): Erin Stack 14 points.SATURDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBADMINTONVernon Hills 18, Maine East 0BOYS BASKETBALLBartlett 66, IC Catholic 52Benet 68, Streamwood 58Burlington Central 79, Woodstock 40Burlington Central (3-0): Zac Schmidt 18 points.,Charles North (3-0, 2-0 DuKane): Ethan Marlowe 17 points.Sandwich 46, Elgin 44South Elgin 50, Naperville Central 45Vernon Hills 52, Maine West 47Vernon Hills (2-3, 2-0 Central Suburban North): Josiah McDonald 19 points.Warren 56, Lake Zurich 42Warren (1-1, 1-1 North Suburban): Drew Dolan 20 points.,Trent Tousana 11 points.LITTLE TEN TOURNAMENTIndian Creek 83, Somonauk 73, championshipNewark 40, Serena 30, third placeGIRLS BASKETBALLAurora Christian 55, St. Edward 25Aurora Christian (4-0): Thaya Luse 18 points.Benet 51, Providence 34Benet (3-0): Lenee Beaumont 19 points, 5 assists.Chicago Christian 54, Westmont 25Deerfield 53, Maine East 40DeKalb 57, Indian Creek 48Indian Creek (2-1): Brooke Heiman 35 points.De La Salle 42, Regina 38Geneva 63, Glenbard North 30Lemont 71, Eisenhower 12Lemont: Kaya Stropus 20 points.,Azyah Newson-Cole 10 points.Sandburg: (2-2): Josie Canellis 13 points.Maine West 52, Vernon Hills 28Vernon Hills (1-3,1-2 Central Suburban North): Lydia Lueck 10 points.Oak Lawn 53, Andrew 30Oak Lawn (3-0): Carolyn Soukouna 18 points, 12 rebounds.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local):

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Leonard was sidelined with a left lower leg contusion; Paul George missed his fifth consecutive game with what’s being classified as bone edema in a right toe.,Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said he didn’t know when Leonard’s injury occurred of what his prognosis was — or what George’s is either, for that matter.,“I’m not sure, but it happened on this road trip,” Lue said of Leonard’s contusion, noting that he just learned he’d miss the game Sunday.,And in the past four games with out George, Leonard has increased his offensive output, averaging 29.3 points, shooting 51.2% from the field.,The Clippers are 1-1 so far when they’ve had to play without both Leonard and George — who currently rank third and fifth among Western Conference vote-getters in fan voting for the All-Star Game.

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial centered on a phone call Americans never heard with the leader of a country very far away.,Trump’s second impeachment trial was a steroidal sequel centered on the rage, violence and anguish of one day in Washington.,In a broadside against Trump every bit as brutal as that leveled by Democrats, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell declared the ex-president “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day” with his “unconscionable behavior” and “disgraceful dereliction of duty.”,This was an impeachment driven by what people saw happen and by Trump’s voluminous public rhetoric, heard that day, for weeks before, and after — until Twitter exiled him and he let his lawyers and supporters do the talking while the trial played out.,The peril to Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, who was presiding in the Senate during the day’s election certification, also came into sharper relief.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board voted Thursday to return to in-person learning once Solano County returns to the state’s red tier level.,Dr. Bela Matyas, the county’s public health officer, said this week that several smaller schools had already submitted their reopening plans for review.,Solano County Office of Education and Solano Public Health will set up three school site locations in the county to vaccinate all staff who work in K-12 education, the school district reports.,Hybrid models, where children split time between in-class instruction and online learning, are in place at The Academy of 21st Century Learning in Vacaville and Sierra School of Solano County in rural Elmira; and at the Spectrum Center Schools and Programs and at P3 Academy in Fairfield.,Hybrid models are in place for middle-schoolers at the Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, The Academy of 21st Century Learning and at Sierra School of Solano County.

The pandemic exacerbated the decline of print advertising, an ongoing trend for our newsroom and the industry, but people kept coming to our news because it helped them, brought some joy or added necessary information to an important conversation.,But faced with another mostly virtual semester and a struggling local economy, we had to make a difficult choice as we prepared for the spring:

The Daily Tar Heel is moving to weekly print production.,But the majority of the UNC community won’t be walking through campus this semester, so by shifting our focus away from print, we can concentrate more resources to make our digital news even more relevant and helpful.,As we prepare for the spring semester, know The Daily Tar Heel is strong and ready to be here for you when news happens.,As always: print news, raise read more