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National Night Out 2018: What It Is, and Where Parties Are Happening Near You

National Night Out, the annual community-building initiative to bring community members and law enforcement officials together to build camaraderie, takes place this year on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The annual event, held the first Tuesday in August each year, is organized by the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to community […]

Floods Close Hersheypark for Another Day

Floodwaters have once again shut down two popular Northeast amusement parks. Hersheypark and Knoebels Amusement Resort were both closed Wednesday, saying conditions were unsafe for visitors. Aerial shots of the resorts showed rivers of water flowing through the park’s walking paths. Both parks were closed Monday, but reopened on Tuesday in a limited capacity. “Given […]

Humanity Is Using Our Budget of Natural Resources Faster Than Ever Before

Every year, the international research organization Global Footprint Network calculates how quickly the world’s population is using the Earth’s natural resources. Their results determine Earth Overshoot Day–the day humanity’s usage of natural resources surpasses our allotted budget for that year. This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on Aug. 1, the earliest date since we started […]

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Arts Fund for Puerto Rico

Hamilton playwright (and 40 Under 40 alum), Lin-Manuel Miranda visited Puerto Rico Sunday to announce his newest creation–a multi-million dollar arts fund dedicated to supporting the struggling island’s artists and arts organizations. “As someone whose life has been transformed by the power of the arts, and who has witnessed the incredible healing, growth, stability, and […]