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After 30 years with Grand Island Public Schools, Chuck DeWitt got a very nice award Friday morning in his final year of teaching.
“A lot of people look forward to this every year,” he said. “People walk by and they say, ‘When are you putting up your Christmas stuff? We just simply love to walk by and look at it.’”
The new restaurant on South Locust Street, which opened Wednesday, brings together two concepts.
Older folks are known for arriving early. So it’s a good thing they got a nice jump Thursday on the Golden Club Holiday Luncheon.
The city recently received $251,000 in CARES Act funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CARES Act provided HUD with $5 billion in supplemental community development block grant funding.
“If someone has a complaint about someone not wearing a mask, they are to go to the business manager. That’s the first step,” said Grand Island police Capt. Jim Duering. “So we will respond if a business has already intervened and is not getting compliance.”
Eric Garcia-Mendez is one of the people involved in handing out face masks to those in need.