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How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

Virtual guests speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes during Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

TENNESSEE, USA — Local non-profits are working to make sure students are learning about Hispanic culture and traditions for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Thrive Lonsdale works with the youth in the Lonsdale community to do just this. 

Communications Director of Thrive Lonsdale Jalynn Baker said the students they serve are very diverse from many backgrounds, including several Latin American countries. 

Normally, the non-profit partners with Lonsdale Elementary School to host a large Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 

However, due to the pandemic, they were not able to do that this year. 

Instead, Thrive Lonsdale included more learning materials and resources for students to read. 

“We spent some extra time building a little curriculum that really celebrates their cultures and makes space for them to feel proud of where they come from,” Baker said. 

Additionally, Hola Lakeway serves Hamblen, Jefferson and Grainger Counties. 

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Hola Lakeway is using social media to connect with students in East Tennessee. 

The non-profit used Facebook Live to highlight Hispanic and Latino cultures around the globe. 

Virtual guest speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes from their culture.

“It’s good for the younger generations because they did not grow up this way,” said Executive Director Betsy Hurst of Hola Lakeway. “This way they can hear our stories… our traditions.” 

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Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | News Headlines

Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | News Headlines

(Meredith) — The coronavirus is putting a new scare in Halloween this year, as parents look for fun ways to celebrate the spooky holiday while protecting their kids during the pandemic.

Even though traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and costume parties are discouraged, there are plenty of creative ways to keep the spirit alive.

“I think it’s so important to tell our kids Halloween isn’t canceled, it’s just different this year,” said Julia Edelstein, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. “We celebrate early, we celebrate at home, we celebrate outdoors with social distancing, and we make the most of it.”

Since traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity, Edelstein recommends “the good kind of ghosting.”

Just ring the doorbell at a friend’s house, leave a bag full of goodies out front, and then run before anyone can get to the door. Don’t forget to tape a big sign to the bag that says, “You’ve been booed,” along with the recipient’s name and who left the sweet surprise.

A “twilight hunt” is another great alternative that involves only a little bit of prep. If you have an outdoor space, put glow-in-the-dark stickers on buckets of candy and hide them all over the backyard at dusk. Then, give each child a flashlight and send them in search of sweet treasure.

“It gets them outside, it adds a little bit of that spookiness to Halloween, and you get to do it all in the safety of your own backyard,” said Edelstein. 

For more tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween, watch the video above. You can also find more of these creative ideas in the October issue of Parents magazine, which is available at local stores now.

Parents magazine is owned by the same company that owns this news station, The Meredith

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Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | Us World News

Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | Us World News

(Meredith) — The coronavirus is putting a new scare in Halloween this year, as parents look for fun ways to celebrate the spooky holiday while protecting their kids during the pandemic.

Even though traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and costume parties are discouraged, there are plenty of creative ways to keep the spirit alive.

“I think it’s so important to tell our kids Halloween isn’t canceled, it’s just different this year,” said Julia Edelstein, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. “We celebrate early, we celebrate at home, we celebrate outdoors with social distancing, and we make the most of it.”

Since traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity, Edelstein recommends “the good kind of ghosting.”

Just ring the doorbell at a friend’s house, leave a bag full of goodies out front, and then run before anyone can get to the door. Don’t forget to tape a big sign to the bag that says, “You’ve been booed,” along with the recipient’s name and who left the sweet surprise.

A “twilight hunt” is another great alternative that involves only a little bit of prep. If you have an outdoor space, put glow-in-the-dark stickers on buckets of candy and hide them all over the backyard at dusk. Then, give each child a flashlight and send them in search of sweet treasure.

“It gets them outside, it adds a little bit of that spookiness to Halloween, and you get to do it all in the safety of your own backyard,” said Edelstein. 

For more tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween, watch the video above. You can also find more of these creative ideas in the October issue of Parents magazine, which is available at local stores now.

Parents magazine is owned by the same company that owns this news station, The Meredith

Read the rest
Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic |

Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic |

(Meredith) — The coronavirus is putting a new scare in Halloween this year, as parents look for fun ways to celebrate the spooky holiday while protecting their kids during the pandemic.

Even though traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and costume parties are discouraged, there are plenty of creative ways to keep the spirit alive.

“I think it’s so important to tell our kids Halloween isn’t canceled, it’s just different this year,” said Julia Edelstein, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. “We celebrate early, we celebrate at home, we celebrate outdoors with social distancing, and we make the most of it.”

Since traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity, Edelstein recommends “the good kind of ghosting.”

Just ring the doorbell at a friend’s house, leave a bag full of goodies out front, and then run before anyone can get to the door. Don’t forget to tape a big sign to the bag that says, “You’ve been booed,” along with the recipient’s name and who left the sweet surprise.

A “twilight hunt” is another great alternative that involves only a little bit of prep. If you have an outdoor space, put glow-in-the-dark stickers on buckets of candy and hide them all over the backyard at dusk. Then, give each child a flashlight and send them in search of sweet treasure.

“It gets them outside, it adds a little bit of that spookiness to Halloween, and you get to do it all in the safety of your own backyard,” said Edelstein. 

For more tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween, watch the video above. You can also find more of these creative ideas in the October issue of Parents magazine, which is available at local stores now.

Parents magazine is owned by the same company that owns this news station, The Meredith

Read the rest
Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | US & World News

Fun and creative ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic | US & World News

(Meredith) — The coronavirus is putting a new scare in Halloween this year, as parents look for fun ways to celebrate the spooky holiday while protecting their kids during the pandemic.

Even though traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and costume parties are discouraged, there are plenty of creative ways to keep the spirit alive.

“I think it’s so important to tell our kids Halloween isn’t canceled, it’s just different this year,” said Julia Edelstein, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. “We celebrate early, we celebrate at home, we celebrate outdoors with social distancing, and we make the most of it.”

Since traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity, Edelstein recommends “the good kind of ghosting.”

Just ring the doorbell at a friend’s house, leave a bag full of goodies out front, and then run before anyone can get to the door. Don’t forget to tape a big sign to the bag that says, “You’ve been booed,” along with the recipient’s name and who left the sweet surprise.

A “twilight hunt” is another great alternative that involves only a little bit of prep. If you have an outdoor space, put glow-in-the-dark stickers on buckets of candy and hide them all over the backyard at dusk. Then, give each child a flashlight and send them in search of sweet treasure.

“It gets them outside, it adds a little bit of that spookiness to Halloween, and you get to do it all in the safety of your own backyard,” said Edelstein. 

For more tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween, watch the video above. You can also find more of these creative ideas in the October issue of Parents magazine, which is available at local stores now.

Parents magazine is owned by the same company that owns this news station, The Meredith

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