Skating rink – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 03:40:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://speedskating.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Skating rink – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ 32 32 9 Unique Experiences at JFK’s Incredible TWA Hotel https://speedskating.org/9-unique-experiences-at-jfks-incredible-twa-hotel/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:31:31 +0000 https://speedskating.org/9-unique-experiences-at-jfks-incredible-twa-hotel/ On a recent trip, my husband and I were stuck at JFK airport for an overnight layover of less than 12 hours, so we opted for the convenience of a night at the iconic TWA Hotel in the original TWA terminal. What an amazing experience. It started after we collected our luggage at terminal 5 […]]]>

On a recent trip, my husband and I were stuck at JFK airport for an overnight layover of less than 12 hours, so we opted for the convenience of a night at the iconic TWA Hotel in the original TWA terminal. What an amazing experience.

It started after we collected our luggage at terminal 5 and followed the instructions to find the elevator marked ‘TWA Hotel’. The bright colors of the red and white logo drew us in. We entered in 2022 and exited the elevator to 1962.

The long red carpet led us into the hotel and 60s music played over the PA system. This – along with the vintage touches, such as the payphones and typewriters at the check-in counter – really made you feel like you had traveled back in time to the 1960s. This was particularly poignant for me , because 1962 is the year of my birth. I was coming back from Granada, where I celebrated my 60th birthday.

Pro tip: When you exit the elevator, be sure to go right and see a replica of TWA owner Howard Hughes’ office.

Here are some of the unique experiences at TWA Hotel.

TWA Hotel hosted me on a press trip, but all opinions are my own.

The Connie Cocktail Lounge at the TWA Hotel
(Photo credit: John Arehart / Shutterstock.com)

1. One of the best hotel bars in the world

Enjoy a classic martini at the Connie Cocktail Lounge. This 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” aircraft has been lovingly restored to its original condition and converted into a lounge serving cocktails and light snacks. After retiring from TWA, this “Connie” served as an Alaskan bush plane and marijuana dropper. The painstaking restoration included the search for authentic parts to bring it back to its former glory.

Martini at the Connie Cocktail Lounge at the TWA Hotel.
Classic Martini at Connie Cocktail Lounge
(Photo credit: Peggy Cleveland)

There are no reservations and it is first come, first served. departures magazine has selected the Connie Cocktail Lounge as one of the best hotel bars in the world. Be sure to try “Vodka is My Co-Pilot”, a classic dry vodka martini. The lounge is located on the tarmac and is sometimes closed for private events. If closed, you can see the plane through the many huge windows in the hall.

2. Roll a Rama

For a true retro experience, take to the tarmac around the 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” airplane to the Roll A Rama ice rink. It is the only skating rink in the world in an airport. After a long flight, roller skate to vintage tunes with a little disco. Did you know that roller skating burns 350 calories per hour? Tickets are on a first come, first skate basis and all skates are sanitized after each use. If you forgot socks, they are available for purchase at the gift shop.

Sunset over JFK airport seen from the TWA hotel.
Sunset over JFK, seen from the author’s room
(Photo credit: Peggy Cleveland)

3. Sunset at JFK

The sunsets are beautiful over JFK, especially seen from the TWA hotel. My room had an incredible view of the sunset. There’s just something about an airport sunset that feels cinematic as day turns to night and the runway lights up. Another option is to head to the rooftop pool deck where you can enjoy the view with a cocktail from the pool bar.

Air Hostess Uniform Museum Exhibition, TWA Hotel.
Museum exhibition of air hostess uniforms, TWA hotel
(Photo credit: Peggy Cleveland)

4. Museum exhibits at the TWA Hotel

Learn about the era of the jet in the museum’s exhibits spread throughout the TWA hotel. MCR/MORSE Development collected over 2,000 TWA artifacts in the years before the hotel opened with a plan for future exhibits. The New York Historical Society organized the exhibits. Current exhibits at the hotel include objects belonging to Howard Hughes and architect Eero Saarinen’s plans for the TWA terminal. You can also see 37 complete TWA uniforms from 1945 to 2001, many by famous designers. It was so interesting to see what the uniforms looked like over the decades.

Exhibits are nestled all around the hotel, so be sure to take the time to explore so you don’t miss a thing. I loved the examples of in-flight equipment such as playing cards and silver tableware. Vintage TWA travel posters by David Klein line a wall highlighting the Jet Set era. One wall has a long timeline highlighting what was happening in 1962 when the terminal opened. Since I was born in 1962 I found it fascinating and read every word. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

5. The largest hotel gym in the world

I was really disappointed that I didn’t have more time at the hotel when I saw this gym. It is 10,000 square feet, making it the largest hotel gym in the world. Access to TWA Fitness is included for registered hotel guests and is open 24/7. I am a huge Peloton fan and the cycling center has 14 Peloton bikes, which at in my opinion, is the best of all hotels. There are also 12 treadmills, 10 ellipticals, a full yoga studio, and a variety of strength-training options, including the TRX Suspension Trainer. There are a variety of group classes and personal training available. There truly is a workout for everyone.

6. Super Quiet Rooms

The rooms at the TWA Hotel are magnificent. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows that are surprisingly quiet thanks to super-sturdy glass that is the second thickest in the world. I did not hear a single plane during my stay. Rooms are 1960s-inspired with rotary phones and mid-century modern furniture designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s original architect. The vintage keys are nice, but it also offers plenty of charging options for your smartphone and other electronics.

I stayed in an executive king suite with a historic TWA view. The view of the original TWA terminal allowed you to really see the architectural features of this historic building. The king bed was super comfortable with a Sealy mattress and premium bedding. The rate included unlimited local and international calls on a modernized Vintage Western Electric 500 rotary phone and the WiFi was super fast. As a plus size girl, I appreciated the large fluffy towels in the immaculate bathroom.

The rooftop infinity pool at the TWA Hotel with airplanes in the background.
The infinity pool on the roof of the TWA Hotel
(Photo credit: Peggy Cleveland)

7. Rooftop Infinity Pool and Observation Deck

The rooftop area is pretty cool. You can watch the jets take off from JFK and at night the airport lights are magical. The infinity pool is a swimming pool in the summer and in the winter it is heated to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and turns into a pool-cuzzi. The pool bar offers a variety of aviation and water-themed cocktails. Food offerings include appetizers, sandwiches, and flatbreads. After being locked on a plane, this is a great place to get some fresh air.

8. Unique things to check

The TWA Hotel has a few unique features that you won’t find in any other hotel. The Twister Room has the game board spread across the floor and walls for a truly unusual take on the 1960s game. The Picture Room has a booth to capture your picture and then display it around the room. There are snapshots of fans living all over the world. In the lobby you will find a Solari split-flap massage board, a classic with the original mechanical operation made in Udine, Italy, displaying sample arrivals and departures.

9. The Parisian cafe

The Paris Café sits in the footprint of the original Paris Café and Lisbon Lounge in the TWA terminal. It was originally designed by Raymond Loewy, a Parisian industrial designer who created the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle and TWA twin globes logo of 1959. Now-celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serves his specialties at the new Paris Cafe.

“As an avid traveler, I am thrilled to be part of recreating a culinary destination in this iconic landmark,” he said.

The menu is culinary inspired by historic in-flight menus. Make sure you have reservations. We didn’t as we didn’t know how long it would take to clear customs. We were able to sit at the long white counter and enjoyed appetizers and cocktails. It was expensive but the food was very good and how often do you get to stay at such an iconic place? Stop by the Sunken Lounge in the lobby for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail. It has a fun, vintage vibe.

The exterior of the TWA Hotel.
The exterior of the TWA Hotel, which once housed the TWA Flight Center
(Photo credit: TWA Hotel)

An infectious energy

I’m glad we stayed at the TWA hotel. It turned an otherwise strenuous stopover into a fun experience that I will long remember. There is such energy in the hotel that it is contagious. I went from being tired after a long flight to wanting to see everything the hotel had to offer. Be sure to visit the gift shop which has a great selection of TWA themed items in the iconic red and white colors perfect for last minute gifts.

Pro tip: If you have a long layover in JFK, you don’t have to stay at the TWA hotel to get most of the experiences mentioned in this article. You can even buy a pool pass. Just book to not be disappointed.

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Elderly uncle slays on ECP rink, graceful one-legged tricks leave viewers in awe https://speedskating.org/elderly-uncle-slays-on-ecp-rink-graceful-one-legged-tricks-leave-viewers-in-awe/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:56:06 +0000 https://speedskating.org/elderly-uncle-slays-on-ecp-rink-graceful-one-legged-tricks-leave-viewers-in-awe/ Elderly uncle shows off his skating skills at East Coast Park While it’s easy to assume that older people are slow and weak, the reality is that many of them are in very good shape – more so than people who are half their age. Many of them also take the term “golden age” very […]]]>

Elderly uncle shows off his skating skills at East Coast Park

While it’s easy to assume that older people are slow and weak, the reality is that many of them are in very good shape – more so than people who are half their age.

Many of them also take the term “golden age” very seriously, devoting themselves wholeheartedly to their hobbies and interests.

These activities can range from popular activities like singing to less conventional activities – for their age, at least – like roller skating, which an elderly uncle put on a spectacular show at East Coast Park (ECP).

Proving that age really is just a number, his agility and fluid movements left viewers in awe. The video of her performance also went viral on social media.

Elderly uncle demonstrates various skating moves

On Tuesday, June 21, Instagram account @sgfollowsall posted a video of an elderly uncle effortlessly strolling around an ECP rink.

He showed off a variety of impressive moves and tricks, like gliding gracefully on one leg with his arms outstretched, much like a figure skater.

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

At one point, he deftly crossed his legs as he gently rounded a corner of the rink.

elderly uncle skating

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

The person who took the video was clearly impressed, punctuating the clip with captions like, “Look at this uncle, come on!” and “Smooooooth like butter”.

The skating man seems at ease and totally carefree

What makes the man’s skills even more amazing is how relaxed and happy he looks while skating.

At one point, OP recorded him doing a “cute dance,” where he casually raised both hands in an almost reverent pose.

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

From the ease with which Uncle pulls off his moves, it’s safe to say he’s been doing it for a while now.

Being an old person certainly didn’t prevent him from having the stamina and fitness of someone who was half or even a quarter of his age.

The clip also shows passers-by gathering around the rink to admire the man’s abilities.

Netizens applaud uncle’s professional skating

It wasn’t long before the video went viral, garnering almost 60,000 views in less than 24 hours.

Internet users were unanimous in praising the talent of the man, some even asking for his Instagram handle.

elderly uncle skating

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

Another user jokingly asked her not to “steal all the ladies” with her fluid movements.

elderly uncle skating

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

This commenter loved how fabulous the uncle is.

elderly uncle skating

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

Its movements have also been compared to those of a booming airplane.

elderly uncle skating

Source: @sgfollowsall on Instagram

It’s good to see seniors doing what they love

It’s not every day that you see such a display of figure skating, let alone from an elderly uncle.

To see him in such good health and to be able to pursue what is clearly a great passion for him is undoubtedly very encouraging for many.

May this inspire more of us, regardless of age, to keep doing what we love and never let age get in the way.

Do you have news to share? Contact us by email at news@mustsharenews.com.

Featured image adapted from @sgfollowsall on Instagram.

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Juneteenth Festival in Colorado Springs to honor and raise awareness of historic event | https://speedskating.org/juneteenth-festival-in-colorado-springs-to-honor-and-raise-awareness-of-historic-event/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:25:01 +0000 https://speedskating.org/juneteenth-festival-in-colorado-springs-to-honor-and-raise-awareness-of-historic-event/ For Jennifer Smith, Juneteenth is synonymous with freedom. Juneteenth (shortened from June 19), which became a federal holiday last year, marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to free more than 250,000 enslaved black people. It came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared enslaved people […]]]>

For Jennifer Smith, Juneteenth is synonymous with freedom.

Juneteenth (shortened from June 19), which became a federal holiday last year, marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to free more than 250,000 enslaved black people. It came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared enslaved people in the Confederate States to be free. Galveston was the last city in the country to receive the news.

“It was a time when we were free and people were still picking cotton – why are you doing this? Were free. Northerners hanging out, dancing,” said Smith, co-founder and director of OneBodyEnt, the Colorado Springs nonprofit behind the Southern Colorado Juneteenth Festival.

“It’s not a matter of color. This is about black freedom. Everyone celebrates together.

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The second annual free festival takes place from Friday to Sunday in America, the Beautiful Park. About 8,500 people attended last year’s inaugural event.

The weekend features a fashion show, ice rink, step dancers (a percussive dance form that uses the whole body), food trucks, vendors, farmers market, health fair, trade show cars, a story hour, performances by Poetry719, games, a Tribute to Father’s Day and educational booths. An emancipation from slavery ceremony takes place on Sunday afternoon.

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Several free concerts by local, regional and national musicians will also take place throughout the weekend. Female R&B duo Changing Faces will sing on Saturday and jazz saxophonist Tony Exum Jr. will perform on Sunday, as will a group of gospel singers including Stephanie Summers, who won Season 10 of Black Entertainment Television’s “Sunday Best,” a gospel music contest.

Smith credits her husband, DeAndre Smith, co-founder and executive director of OneBodyEnt, for dreaming up the festival, which news and media website Travel & Leisure included in a list of June 19 celebrations recommended to attend Last year.

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“He’s from Colorado Springs and thought we needed more culture here,” Jennifer said.

And that culture is improving, she says, “one day at a time. Slowly but surely.”

Contact the author: 636-0270

Contact the author: 636-0270

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Bridgeport seeks developers for downtown historic buildings https://speedskating.org/bridgeport-seeks-developers-for-downtown-historic-buildings/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 10:09:26 +0000 https://speedskating.org/bridgeport-seeks-developers-for-downtown-historic-buildings/ BRIDGEPORT — The city hopes to redevelop another pair of significant downtown historic structures — Davidson’s Fabrics on Middle Street and McLevy Hall on Broad Street — next to the namesake green and opposite the Government Center. The city recently accepted bids for the former – with only one received by the June 9 deadline […]]]>

BRIDGEPORT — The city hopes to redevelop another pair of significant downtown historic structures — Davidson’s Fabrics on Middle Street and McLevy Hall on Broad Street — next to the namesake green and opposite the Government Center.

The city recently accepted bids for the former – with only one received by the June 9 deadline – while proposals for McLevy Hall must be submitted to the purchasing department by June 30.

“It was always a good time to try to preserve these historic buildings. They don’t do well if they’re not renovated,” said William Coleman, deputy director of economic development, in an interview this week.

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Marie-Louise Bombard | News, Sports, Jobs https://speedskating.org/marie-louise-bombard-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:28:34 +0000 https://speedskating.org/marie-louise-bombard-news-sports-jobs/ Mary Lou was born on April 13, 1934 in New York City to Irma Wenning Schaefer and William Schaefer, the youngest of three children. She grew up with her sister, Irma, and brother, Bill, in Stamford, Connecticut and Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from Greenwich Academy in Connecticut and majored in art and art history at […]]]>

Mary Lou was born on April 13, 1934 in New York City to Irma Wenning Schaefer and William Schaefer, the youngest of three children.

She grew up with her sister, Irma, and brother, Bill, in Stamford, Connecticut and Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from Greenwich Academy in Connecticut and majored in art and art history at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. While in college, she developed a love for travel and photography and began co-leading photography tours in Mexico and Central America with her friend and mentor, Alice Stark, even before she graduated from college. . His photographs of daily life in Guatemala have been featured in National Geographic.

By her mid-twenties, she had moved to Syracuse (initially crammed into an apartment with five other girls and sleeping on an old door propped up by blocks) and worked for Mohawk Airlines (which was later acquired by American Airlines) as a travel agent, gate agent and general girl of all trades. His call sign was Lucky Strike. She’s done every job at one time or another, minus flying the planes.

One winter, her friend Mimi Speeno, another young firecracker, convinces her to try skiing. The two traveled to Snow Ridge, Turin, New York, and took skiing lessons with rapscallion Douglas Bombard of Saranac Lake. Louie and Dougo have been together ever since. Louie had long been an outstanding athlete and quickly became a strong and stylish skier, so much so that she eventually served as a ski instructor and ski patroller, and taught skiing at Snow Ridge as well as the Toggenburg Ski Center in Fabius, New York. .

Despite Louie’s parents (mainly economic) protests over the game, she and Dougo married in 1961. They spent their winters skiing and their summers riding their Honda dirt bikes in the hills of central New York. , and they also spent a lot of time on the St. Lawrence River, living aboard their barge (named Thunder). Louie’s continued work for the airline allowed them to travel extensively, including a honeymoon in Europe and trips to Bermuda and Hawaii, which she loved. It was during this time that they also adopted a love for the lower Florida Keys, where Louie had vacationed as a child with his parents and siblings, and where Louie and Doug would later snowbird and have many friends. darlings.

In 1971 their daughter, Tiffany was born and Louie became a stay-at-home mom, a job she put her heart into. Her daughter could read and write before starting kindergarten and grew up with confidence, strength and love. Louie worked intermittently, painting houses, and also had a snow removal job, clearing a skating rink on the Erie Canal. She took care of friends, horses, chickens and dogs, she was a payroll clerk for Doug’s concrete business and she became a master gardener, creating beautiful and large beds of perennials around their home in Manlius, New York.

In 2019, Louie and Doug moved from Manlius to Vermontville to be closer to Tiffany, who had settled there, and they continued to spend their winters with their friends in Big Pine Key. His gardens in his new home also flourished and can be seen there now if you come to visit. Louie died at home of pancreatic cancer on June 8, 2022. She is survived by her nephew John Pollard (Melbourne, Florida), her niece Cathy Pollard Larkin (Orange Park, Florida), her husband Doug Bombard, her daughter Tiffany Bombard, her son-in-law Matthew Morgan, her dog Lola Bombard and many friends in many places who loved her deeply, long and well.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Louie was very firm that she wanted no funeral or memorial services of any kind. She says: “Love me while I’m here.” And so it was.

Friends wishing to remember Marie Louise may make memorial contributions to The Nature Conservancy, PO Box 65, Keene Valley, NY 12943.

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It’s summer in Jersey City! https://speedskating.org/its-summer-in-jersey-city/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:32:22 +0000 https://speedskating.org/its-summer-in-jersey-city/ Jersey City is rolling out all sports balls and other recreational events for this summer, with the city offering programs such as basketball clinics, soccer programs, and other non-sporting events. The basketball clinics will take place from July to August at various locations such as Audubon Park, Bayside Park, Berry Lane Enos Jones Park, Pavonia […]]]>

Jersey City is rolling out all sports balls and other recreational events for this summer, with the city offering programs such as basketball clinics, soccer programs, and other non-sporting events.

The basketball clinics will take place from July to August at various locations such as Audubon Park, Bayside Park, Berry Lane Enos Jones Park, Pavonia Park and Pershing Field. Youth soccer programs are also available, with Shoot for the Stars Recreation Soccer taking place at Leonard Gordon Park from July to August.

A number of other sports programs the city plans to implement according to Director of Recreation Lucinda McLaughlin include swimming lessons, water polo and streetball, also known as street hockey. The Jersey City Summer Swimming Championships will also take place on August 10.

McLaughlin also said there are a number of non-sporting activities offered by the city, such as a roller rink, yoga and bucket drumming. There are also park wading pools available at a number of parks.

There will also be cultural events taking place including the upcoming 4th of July celebration and their Movies in the Park series.

There are also fitness programs at the Bethune Center, including tai chi, Zumba Gold, and taekwondo for kids. All classes are free and open to the public. The following departure time is:

  • Tae Kwon Do for Kids: Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Sensei Instructor Darren Drain) – running now.
  • Tai Chi: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. (Instructor Lawrence Rivers) – starting July 20
  • Bootcamp Fitness: Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Sensei Instructor Darren Drain) – from July 24
  • Practical Self-Defense: Saturday 10am-11am (Sensei Instructor Darren Drain) – from July 24
  • Zumba Gold: Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Instructor Denise Rose-Booker) – from July 29

Registration for sporting events can be found at jcrec.recdesk.com.

For updates on this story and others, check out hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Mark Koosau can be reached at mkoosau@hudsonreporter.com or on his Twitter @snivyTsutarja.

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The Crazy Story of Ultimate Rock Madness: Rick Wakeman and King Arthur…On Ice https://speedskating.org/the-crazy-story-of-ultimate-rock-madness-rick-wakeman-and-king-arthur-on-ice/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:30:18 +0000 https://speedskating.org/the-crazy-story-of-ultimate-rock-madness-rick-wakeman-and-king-arthur-on-ice/ Mid-’70s progressive rock had a reputation for being pompous, grandiose, and excessive in every way. Many named acts of the time were culpable, but it is generally held to be true that with a particular show, a particular performer went one further and one after anyone else: The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and […]]]>

Mid-’70s progressive rock had a reputation for being pompous, grandiose, and excessive in every way. Many named acts of the time were culpable, but it is generally held to be true that with a particular show, a particular performer went one further and one after anyone else: The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Tableas presented for three consecutive nights in July 1975 at Wembley Empire Pool (now Wembley Arena) by Rick Wakeman.

As well as the linen-haired magician of the ivories himself, resplendent in Merlin’s cape and pointed hat – there, on his podium, ‘between the stacks of keyboards in the custom-built castle – the spectacle, like the recently released album, featured its six -strong band the English Rock Ensemble (ERE), narrator Terry Taplin, conductor David Measham and the 46-person New World Symphony Orchestra (NWSO), conductor the Guy Protheroe Choir and the 46-person English Chamber Choir (ECC), and the eight-strong Nottingham Festival vocal group.

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The best products that have gone viral so far in 2022 https://speedskating.org/the-best-products-that-have-gone-viral-so-far-in-2022/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/the-best-products-that-have-gone-viral-so-far-in-2022/ No two TikTok FYPs are the same. But amid tarot readings taking over one person’s page and dogs testing enrichment toys on another, one thing is all but guaranteed: a viral product. While some types of viral posts are exclusive to their respective platforms, a ton of products that have popped up on TikTok are […]]]>

No two TikTok FYPs are the same. But amid tarot readings taking over one person’s page and dogs testing enrichment toys on another, one thing is all but guaranteed: a viral product.

While some types of viral posts are exclusive to their respective platforms, a ton of products that have popped up on TikTok are also prominent on Facebook or Instagram. (That’s how your cousin who’s three months behind the memes immediately knew what leggings were.) There’s just something universally compelling about an ordinary person expressing their enthusiasm for something. thing she bought – not because she got paid to make a calculated YouTube video about it, but because they honestly thought others would like to know.

TikTok’s virality isn’t always short-lived. Items that got their big break in 2021 are still in shock stans, like the ChomChom(opens in a new tab)which hasn’t disappeared on PetTok yet, or the Charlotte Tillbury Hollywood Flawless Filter(opens in a new tab)which is still hard to find in stock.

Naturally, however, 2022 sees its own set of products that have caught the attention of doomscrollers. Here are our favorite products that have gone viral since the start of the year.


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Windmill Air has taken on the overdue task of disengaging the humble window air conditioner – because can any of us really remember ever seeing an air conditioner that doesn’t look older than us? The unit, which looks like a smart speaker with chic curved edges, isn’t necessarily smaller than your typical AC, but it’s much easier to set up. (Not even a screwdriver is needed.) The temperature is displayed on the LED display as well as the app, and can be changed or turned off completely from anywhere.

Sky themed cat tree on gray graphic with colorful shapes


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Cat trees are not good for being inconspicuous. They cannot be built into the TV cabinet or a planter like litter boxes can. But when there are options as ridiculously valuable as Happy and Polly’s, turning your living room into a whimsical feline wonderland is the way to go. The brand works with colorful palettes involving flowers, swirled candies, fruits, but TikTok’s favorite seems to be the purple night sky design called Moonlight.

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Your perfect new shade of blush is exactly what this color-changing blush oil delivers. Youthforia, the company that tests all of its makeup by sleeping in it, is getting loved on TikTok for the ahead-of-its-time blush serum that looks sheer at first but reacts to your skin’s natural pH to transform into a naturally rosy, glow. dew.

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Trader Joe’s hive, please stand up. The grocery chain has resurrected its popular Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix for a second airing in May 2022. TikTok breakfast fans are simply obsessed with that nutty vanilla flavor, chewy texture, and signature purple hue. . The influx of stores has been so intense that many locations are limiting each customer to two boxes.

Disco ball on gray graphic with colorful shapes


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Amazon’s description says “Great for parties and home nightclubs.” TikTok says “Great for any room at any time.” Maximalist interior decor trumps the strictly curated two-tone aesthetic of recent years (a change predicted by one astrologer). Many users are going the college rink route by outfitting their living spaces with disco balls, which create a cool speckled lighting situation that a sunset lamp never could. They don’t require electricity, so they’re pretty easy to install too.

Door stop alarm on gray graphic with colored shapes


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Flight attendants took to TikTok to give the public a look at an average workday in the air. Along with this fun overview, we’ve also discovered some crucial safety tips for traveling solo, like door stop alarms. This awesome device slips under the door like a regular wedged door stopper, but will sound if someone tries to enter your hotel or rental.

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Glazing your face to temporarily deflate and reduce redness isn’t necessarily a new trend on the internet skincare side. But freezable rollers for facial ice don’t seem to explode until 2022. Not only are they a more targeted approach than holding an ice cube in a washcloth, they make it easier to incorporate skin-friendly ingredients like aloe or lemon. The Glow Cube is a popular choice with plenty of color options and few leak reviews.

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New Christian Charter School in Marshall to Begin Classes in August | New https://speedskating.org/new-christian-charter-school-in-marshall-to-begin-classes-in-august-new/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/new-christian-charter-school-in-marshall-to-begin-classes-in-august-new/ Enrollment is underway for a new Christian charter school in Marshall and classes will begin in August. The Heart Dream Christian Academy, located at 1315 Calloway St. inside the former Robert E. Lee Elementary School building, is currently accepting enrollment for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The new school will hold an open house […]]]>

Enrollment is underway for a new Christian charter school in Marshall and classes will begin in August.

The Heart Dream Christian Academy, located at 1315 Calloway St. inside the former Robert E. Lee Elementary School building, is currently accepting enrollment for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The new school will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. on July 23 at the school. Guests will walk through the renovated school building and see the classrooms where students will learn through the Abeka curriculum.

The facility, half of which is a nursery for the youngest and the other half of the new academy for students, also includes an outdoor play area for children of various ages. The updated facility is also locked down at all times for security reasons and allows for a parent sign-out process to control students out of school.

Classes will begin at the academy for the 2022-23 school year on August 11.

Heart Dream Fellowship Pastor Emmett Gagnard and his wife Vickie Gagnard came up with the idea for a Christian charter school when they bought the old elementary school campus in 2017 and opened the daycare in 2018 after getting the appropriate permit.

The couple and their church purchased the property with a mission to help the community, leading to the church’s current theme, “My Community, My Responsibility”.

“After many years of dreaming and pre-planning, my wife and I are thrilled to open Heart Dream Christian Academy this fall,” said Pastor Gagnard. “We are now announcing pre-registration and pre-registration for kindergarten through sixth grade. We will expand in the future to include all grades, but for now we are starting with kindergarten and elementary.

The pastor said all staff and teachers have been hired and certified teachers will be teaching students the Abeka curriculum. The academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, which provides accreditation to private and charter Christian schools.

Those interested in enrolling in the new academy should contact the school by calling (903) 935-5289 for enrollment information and applicable fees.

“We are committed to teaching the values ​​and curriculum that underlie our American way of life, and that includes showing our allegiance to Almighty God, whose blessings we recognize and believe should be part of the education of every child,” said Pastor Gagnard.

Heart Dream Christian Academy will include a classic academic education coupled with biblical and patriotic values, character building, creativity and innovation.

The Gagnards also plan to expand the facility in the future by using the space on the property to add an ice rink and miniature golf course to allow children a safe and fun place to socialize.

The Heart Dream Christian Academy Advisory Board is made up of current educators and educational consultants who have years of experience in the field of education.

“In addition, the Gagnards have brought in a longtime Christian school administrator, Carl Teel, who serves in an advisory role,” the advisory board said in a statement. “Administrator Teel knows all about Christian schools. He helped us with program selection, policy information and helped with ACSI membership. We are grateful that he was there to guide us through the training and start-up process.

Teel said the academy is in a good position to begin providing high-level education to students in the community.

“It was very important for Heart Dream Christian Academy to join ACSI for its academic status,” Teel said. “I was also delighted that after evaluating various programs, the advisory committee chose the Abeka program. Abeka’s school program is a well-established Christian educational program that is superior in every way.

Pastor Gagnard said he and the academy staff are eager for the school year to begin.

“The pioneers who built America used the genius of the one-room schoolhouse to educate all children for generations, resulting in a high degree of advancement and industrialization,” he said. declared. “In a modified way, we will use some of the same teaching techniques of the pioneers by grouping our students into certain combined classes for core subjects. By reviewing lower level content daily and previewing higher level content, each student will fill all learning gaps that will result in an advanced and superior education.

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Northeast Metro Tech Seeks Legislative Support to Prioritize ARPA Funding https://speedskating.org/northeast-metro-tech-seeks-legislative-support-to-prioritize-arpa-funding/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:53:31 +0000 https://speedskating.org/northeast-metro-tech-seeks-legislative-support-to-prioritize-arpa-funding/ As the state legislature plans to allocate the remaining $5 billion of federal funds given to the Commonwealth under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Northeast Metro Tech is renewing its request for an allocation of $100 million. dollars to ease the financial burden on member communities related to its recently approved construction project. Northeast […]]]>

As the state legislature plans to allocate the remaining $5 billion of federal funds given to the Commonwealth under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Northeast Metro Tech is renewing its request for an allocation of $100 million. dollars to ease the financial burden on member communities related to its recently approved construction project.

Northeast Superintendent David DiBarri and School Board Chair Deb Davis reached out to state lawmakers to enlist their support for using federal funding to limit the fiscal impact of the Northeast construction project on its sending communities. Their letter also advocated for ARPA funding for similar projects undertaken by Bristol-Plymouth Technical School in Taunton and Greater Fall River Technical School District in Fall River.

“In the first round of ARPA allocations, state officials provided no funds to contain project costs,” DiBarri said. “We strongly believe that mitigating the financial impact of these facilities on our communities and our taxpayers – especially those who bear the majority of the costs – should be a top priority for lawmakers in this round of funding, especially after this key need was not addressed in ARPA’s first funding cycle.

In ARPA’s first round of funding, the state legislature funded more than 2,700 allocations, including the following for affluent suburbs: $75,000 to maintain and expand chamber of commerce membership, $150,000 for church heating and ventilation repairs and over $250,000 to design a skating rink. rink.

“This federal spending is meant to be a priority for our most financially disadvantaged communities and residents,” said school board chair Deb Davis. “We have partnered with two of our sister Regional Vocational and Technical School Districts located in Fall River and Taunton to seek an equitable share of resources to minimize the significant property tax impacts expected in Gateway Cities, which their mayors and city ​​managers also support.”

In the case of the North East, ARPA funding would ease the burden on Chelsea, Malden and Revere, which combine to send about half of all North East students. As a result, these three communities would bear nearly half of the $176 million local share of the project cost, with the remainder of the local cost being shared by the other nine original communities. A $141 million grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will reduce the $317 million total project cost to $176 million for member communities.

The new Northeast Metropolitan School building will pave the way for the next 50+ years of high quality vocational and technical education for students in the 12 cities and towns served by the Northeast.

“We are committed to advocating for our partner communities to be supported through this one-time federal program, which would allow them to better meet their fiscal responsibilities to this project without sacrificing any other crucial services they provide. Superintendent DiBarri said. “This funding is essential for our gateway cities, for our students and for the future economic well-being of not just our communities, but the Commonwealth as a whole.”

The economic impact of well-trained technicians, artisans, and licensed tradesmen and women pays dividends in ensuring the economic well-being of students, residents, and communities. As a one-time federal revenue source, it uses these dollars wisely for a one-time investment that will allow our financially challenged communities to dismantle essential local services from local budgets on projects under construction, thereby reducing debt service. future. costs for communities.

Northeast is advocating for Bristol-Plymouth Technical School in Taunton and Greater Fall River Technical School District in Fall River to collectively receive $300 million in ARPA funding for their respective projects.

“This project and others like it will have a transformative impact on the lives of students in our communities and others across the Commonwealth for decades to come,” Davis said. “ARPA presents a rare opportunity to achieve this positive impact while limiting the burden on our communities and I hope our legislative partners will take advantage of this opportunity.”

To learn more about the construction project, visit NortheastBuildingProject.com

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