South Bend area tattoo shops booked up with customers after pandemic

The tattoo industry’s busiest time of the year is always spring, when customers have extra cash from tax refunds. But this year, owners of tattoo studios in the South Bend area say they’re swamped continuing into summer. 

“Right now we are averaging a month to two out,” 3 Shades of Black Tattoo Studio of Niles manager Sara Frushour said of the time it takes to get an appointment.

In fact, many area tattoo businesses have been slammed with business ever since they were able to reopen last summer after pandemic closures. Contributing factors include a backlog of appointments and clients

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The Folk Project, a local music community, keeps their art alive during the pandemic

The Folk Project, an organization that has brought together music fans in New Jersey for decades, is still doing so despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re giving people an expression of community in addition to the music,” says Mark Schaffer.

Schaffer of The Folk Project has opened his Rockaway home to musicians and audience alike recently.

He is hosting concerts until the organization’s permanent venue reopens, after being shuttered in the pandemic. The Folk Project, a nonprofit run by volunteers joined by their love of acoustic

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Home Renovation For The Pandemic

These have higher rates of interest than home improvement loans, but a higher credit score rating will assist lower your price. refinance or home equity-based loan before using a personal loan for home improvements. That’s as a outcome of interest rates on personal loans are sometimes much higher. When you want an emergency home restore and don’t have time for a mortgage application, you might have to consider a personal mortgage or even a bank card. Taking out just one mortgage to cowl each wants will prevent money on closing costs and is finally a less complicated course of.


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Card collecting rising in popularity during pandemic

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (WMTV) – Target is now suspending sales of sports trading cards over safety concerns after four people assaulted a man in a Brookfield store over the cards. The incident is a sign of a larger trend that card collecting is becoming a popular hobby once again, and a card show in Wisconsin Dells is taking advantage of the hype.

Trading card marketplace PWCC said the trend is partly driven by people who collected cards as kids getting back into the hobby decades later as adults.

Tom Hays is one of those people, now a fan of collecting

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Artists expand their palettes during pandemic, just in time for ‘Art of the State’ competition

At the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, people across the globe found themselves with a bit of extra time on their hands, and many used it to try something new — baking bread for the first time, or learning a skill they couldn’t make time for normally.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation want to know what the Keystone State’s artists have been up to during the pandemic, issuing a call for submissions to the 54th annual “Art of the State” juried exhibition.

Betty Trout of Murrysville took the opportunity to revisit a painting style she

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Health And Fitness Winners Of The Pandemic

Failing to see fitness as a life-style selection means you gained’t reap the long-time period advantages of regular exercise. America’s “challenge” of inspiring and empowering individuals to be physically energetic is vital to our nation’s human and economic health.

Health & Fitness

The Health & Fitness program will prepare you for entry-stage work in the expanding health and fitness trade. This is a one-12 months certificate program, which may also be taken on a component-time foundation. Coursework consists of anatomy and physiology, ideas of strength coaching Fitness, rules of cardiovascular coaching, fitness testing, kinesiology, group exercise instruction, injury prevention, vitamin, and others. … Read More