Tourist Information Center to reopen this Memorial Day weekend

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Josh Peterson, the executive director of Visit Bemidji, said the comeback of the TIC is an exciting time for the city and is also advantageous to its tourism industry.

“We realized last year, during COVID that people were still traveling and how much this center actually gets used,” Peterson said. “We would have people coming to our office windows asking for information, and it really was eye-opening as to how much information actually goes out of this building.

“There is also a need from the business community wanting to see this place reopened because it helps refer business. So I

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The Alpex Cultural Centre converts a factory into a community center

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With a mission to revitalize the area, the Alpex Cultural Centre is a project that transformed a former machining factory in France for modern use. Throughout the process, firm Atelier Archiplein, in collaboration with (MAW) scenographer, focused on a commitment to honor the planet and the cultural perspective.

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Located in Scionzier, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France, the building was extended and converted into a cultural center for community use, while earning designation as a local heritage site. One of the primary goals for the project was to honor the heritage

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City to partner with Visit Bemidji this summer to operate Tourist Information Center

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The building, located at 300 Bemidji Ave. N, was constructed in 1994 and had been home to the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce. However, the Chamber relocated to the Mayflower Building in downtown Bemidji last year and the facility was closed over the summer months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

RELATED: Bemidji’s greeters say farewell: Olson, Beattie have helped many folks at the TIC over the years

The building was constructed with grant funding from the state, though, and the agreement between the city and Minnesota required the tourist center to be open with established hours. To do so this

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Council OKs sale of Visitor Information Center

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The town’s stake in maintaining a tourist information center at its current location on the North Road may soon be coming to an end.

HOULTON, Maine — The town’s stake in maintaining a tourist information center at its current location on the North Road may soon be coming to an end.

By a split vote, the council voted 4-3 Monday, April 26, to convey the property at 28 Ludlow Road, commonly known as the Visitor Information Center, giving up its claim to keeping the property and agreeing to letting the state sell the parcel to Scribner Hill LLC.

Councilors Bill

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Houston Hotel at the Center of an Assassination Plot Embraces the Author With a Special Weekend

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The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the springboard from which bullets were fired in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has long held touristic interest. Now, a Houston hotel is hoping to garner attention from a fictional assassination in which bullets flew from the window of a fourth floor room.

It’s all thanks to fledgling author Timothy Gene Sojka, whose home base is the Houston ‘burb of Cypress, and his entertaining novel Payback Jack. In the book, a political hit is made from the Sam Houston Hotel.

The book is well written, entertaining while intriguing, and

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Bryce Jordan Center to be used as COVID-19 vaccination clinic

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With COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway across Pennsylvania, Centre County is set to host a regional clinic with the ability to administer doses to thousands of people.

The Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus will be used as a large-scale clinic so the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Emergency Management Agency can carry out the state’s accelerated vaccination rollout plan.

Patients in phases 1A and 1B, which includes essential workers such as postal, public transit and manufacturing employees, are able to schedule an appointment by visiting pema.trackmyvaccine.com or by calling 844-545-3450. Those in Phase 1C, which includes workers in transportation

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