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Arizona history May 31--June 6

May. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

Sunday, May 31 On this date in 1910, the Maricopa Reservation was quarantined because of an outbreak of whooping cough and measles. On this date in 1923, Pipe Spring, a Mormon settlement, fort and site of the first telegraph station in Arizona territory, was made a national monument. On this date in 1929, Lady...

Bars could serve outdoors in bill clearing N.C. Senate panel

May. 26, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday. One approved measure attempts to increase the customer base for restaurants and breweries...

Iowa governor to allow evictions, large events to resume

May. 26, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds moved Tuesday to lift a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and allow gatherings of more than 10 people to resume, as she continues to end restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Under an emergency proclamation, the governor declared that...

In this May 15, 2020, photo, provided by Brian Coulombe, Julie Verratti, one of the co-founders of Denizens Brewing Company, holds a case of beers for delivery in Silver Spring, Md. The brewing company has been delivering beers to customers in the area while its taprooms are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Brian Coulombe/Denizens Brewing Company via AP)

Once a hassle, deliveries are now a lifeline for breweries

May. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — When Denizens Brewing opened in 2014, the Silver Spring brewery received a license allowing the delivery of growlers to customers living within a five-mile radius. But with business focused on sales in the taproom and beer garden, and cans available in stores across the region,...

With few students, UGArden tries to keep things growing

May. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In the age of COVID-19, here’s what it takes to plant and harvest vegetables and fruits at UGArden that feed about 60 food-insecure families in Athens. JoHannah Biang and her crew of about six volunteers arrive at the 10-acre farm south of downtown around 7:30 a.m., about an hour...

Famed Three Floyds brewpub to remain closed indefinitely

May. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the founder of one of the most iconic — and crowded — brewpubs in the Midwest to close indefinitely. Nick Floyd said that despite the fact that Indiana is allowing businesses to reopen, he believes reopening Three Floyds Brewing's pub...

In this March 18, 2020, photo, a tongue-in-cheek message is displayed on the marquee of the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich. The historic theater hosts the Traverse City Film Festival, led by documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, which is among many summer festivals and events in the tourist-friendly community that have been canceled because of the coronavirus. With summer vacation season looming, this town on a Lake Michigan bay normally would be expecting a crush of visitors. But some local residents have mixed feelings about crowds descending on the area, which might cause the number of virus cases to rise. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Virus threat creates unease in Michigan summer tourism haven

May. 19, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Clare Nagrant earns her living from tourism, so she's taken a beating during the coronavirus-imposed shutdown. A few months ago, she was juggling four jobs. Now she's down to one part-time gig with a distillery that stayed open by adding hand sanitizer to its product line. Yet...

Grape Shifters: Family grows vineyard into winery

May. 17, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

SPOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — While the Spottsville bridge may be that community’s landmark, it’s the Boucherie Vineyard & Winery that has been making its presence known since opening to the public in 2013, making it among the more than 50 wineries operating within the state. With the winery,...

In this photo taken Thursday, May 7, 2020 brewery daughter Iris Detter pours a beer outside her 120 year old family brewery and traditional Bavarian restaurant in Altoetting, Germany. The 'Graminger Weissbraeu' brewery, which has been in the same family for a century, is preparing to welcome guests back to its restaurant for the first time in two months — with new rules and fears for the future. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Relief and worry as Bavarian brewery reopens to guests

May. 17, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

ALTOETTING, Germany (AP) — The Graminger Weissbraeu brewery, which has been in the same family for a century, is preparing to welcome guests back to its restaurant for the first time in two months — with new rules and fears for the future. Bavaria, one of the last German states to start reopening...

White Squirrel Brewery closes, citing COVID-19 restrictions

May. 16, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Mandy White already misses the jalapeño kolsch beer and hot jam burgers. Andee Rudloff knows she will miss her favorite spot to hang out with her niece and enjoy the artist-friendly ambiance. White Squirrel Brewery and Restaurant, a local watering hole and eatery on Broadway...