‘Kayak’ the cat rescued after being stranded on an island in Bay City’s Saginaw River
BAY CITY, MI - One lucky cat is safe and dry after being rescued from an unlikely place. The Humane Society of Bay County (HSBC) stated that it received a cat that was rescued from a wooded island in the Saginaw River next to Bay City’s Middlegrounds on Wednesday, March 24. The cat was originally reported to be stuck on the island on social media by concerned citizens. ‘Elyssa’ was reported to have paddled out to the island in the Saginaw River, and after placing the cat in a cage for safety, then secured the cage to her kayak to bring it to dry land. Given the nature of its watery rescue, the cat was dubbed ‘Kayak.’Kelly Zube is currently serving as Kayak’s foster parent.mlive.com
Say goodbye to $30 plane tickets. The era of dirt-cheap flights is ending
Hotel rates are also ticking up. President Joe Biden last week said all American adults will be eligible for a vaccine by May. While discounts can still be found, they're no longer falling into consumers' laps," said Jamie Baker, JP Morgan airline analyst. She said that some travelers are asking about bookings in May and June, traditionally part of the lower demand season. And with much of international travel still off-limits, the domestic leisure destinations have become the place to go.cnbc.com
City of Ann Arbor: Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries closed for the season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries have been closed for the rest of the season, according to the City of Ann Arbor. The early closure is due to COVID-19 positive test results received by liveries employees who were pre-symptomatic while working on Sept. 5-6. On Monday, Sept. 7, the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation announced a temporary closure of the liveries after an employee received a positive COVID-19 test result. Liveries employees have been required to wear masks and follow other safety protocols. The liveries temporarily closed for around two weeks in July after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries closed on Monday after an employee received a COVID-19 positive test result. Liveries employees have been required to wear masks and follow other safety protocols. Community members who visited the Argo or Gallup canoe liveries between Aug. 29 and Sept. 6 are asked to self-monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms. This is the second time the canoe liveries have temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. From July 7-20 the canoe liveries were temporarily closed after two employees received positive COVID-19 test results.
Ann Arbors Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries to reopen Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries will reopen for boat rentals on Monday, according to the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. The liveries closed on July 7 after the city was notified that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. On July 9, the city notified the public of a second employee who tested positive. Make reservations for rentals at the Argo and Gallup liveries here. Argo Park is located at 1055 Longshore Dr.
City of Ann Arbor provides update on Argo and Gallup Park canoe livery closure
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Wednesday, the City of Ann Arbor provided an update regarding the closure of the Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries after an individual at the liveries tested positive for COVID-19. The city stated that a second individual at the liveries tested positive for COVID-19. The city stated that possible exposure dates for visitors to the canoe liveries are now July 3-5. On Tuesday, the city notified the public of the first COVID-19 positive test and the closure of the canoe liveries for cleaning. Related: Argo and Gallup Park liveries temporarily closed over COVID-19 positive
Argo and Gallup Park liveries temporarily closed over COVID-19 positive
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Tuesday, the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries closed temporarily due to a positive COVID-19 test result received by an individual who visited the liveries. The city has not identified instances when the individual was in close contact with the public, according to a news release from the city. Washtenaw County Public Health deemed this a low risk event but the facilities will be closed for professional cleaning, according to the release. Those with COVID-19-related questions can leave a voicemail for the Washtenaw County Health Department at 734-544-6700 or by emailing Lfirstname.lastname@example.org. Updates about the liveries will be posted here and on the citys social media accounts.
Ann Arbors annual canoe, kayak auction set for June 17
ANN ARBOR City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation will be holding its annual canoe and kayak sale at Gallup Park on June 17. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Gallup Canoe Livery will be showcasing and selling one- and two-person kayaks, aluminum canoes and rowboats that are used and damaged. Attendees are asked to practice physical distancing and payment will only be able to be made by credit card. The Gallup Canoe Livery is at 3000 Fuller Rd. Like what youre reading?
Dont miss full moon night paddles in Ann Arbor this summer
ANN ARBOR While it feels like all the summer fun in Ann Arbor has been canceled, one seasonal highlight is still on this year for the community to enjoy. Full moon night paddles at Gallup Park will take place once a month as the full moon rises from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This years dates are: July 10, July 31 and Aug. 21. Pricing is $15 for a one-person kayak and $20 for two-person kayaks and canoes. According to staff, physical distancing protocols will be in place during each paddle.
Ann Arbor liveries reopen to the public
ANN ARBOR Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation announced Friday the reopening of its Argo and Gallup liveries to the public. According to Ann Arbor Parks and Rec, reserving boats ahead of time will allow for staff to ensure a safe environment with a limited amount of boaters. The Argo livery is at 1055 Longshore Drive and can be reached at 734-794-6241. The Gallup livery is at 3000 Fuller Road and can be reached at 734-794-6240. City of Ann Arbor seeks input as it mulls opening streets to promote safe distancingBriarwood Mall in Ann Arbor reopens with enhanced safety protocols
Why one of Google's biggest spenders is redirecting some money towards TV and video ads
But the company is trying to diversify away from Google as it looks to build its brand through TV commercials and online videos. In its earnings release on Wednesday, Booking said it spent $1.19 billion on so-called performance marketing in the second quarter, which primarily goes to Google. Booking also competes with Expedia the parent of Orbitz, Hotels.com and HomeAway Trivago and increasingly Airbnb, which recently acquired HotelTonight. "We have observed a long-term trend of decreasing performance marketing returns on investment ('ROIs'), a trend we expect to continue," Booking said in its quarterly filing. The term "performance marketing" refers to ads that have a measurable rate of effectiveness, such as clicks or sales conversions, and includes search.cnbc.com
Why now is the best time of year to book your holiday trip abroad
Lisbon, Portugal SeanPavonePhoto | Getty ImagesIf you're planning on spending the winter holidays in Europe or Asia, now is the best time to book your flight. By booking before July 29, travelers can score the best deals to some of the most popular destinations, according to travel site Kayak. "Booking in the summer can save you some major dollars," said Steve Sintra, regional director of North America for Kayak. If you're flying to Paris, Rome or Frankfurt, you still have some time before snagging the best deals. Kayak found that summer is the best time of year to score some deals there, as well.cnbc.com
Planning a summer getaway? These travel hacks will help you save some serious money
To anyone whos still planning a trip, or thinking of organizing a getaway, its not too late! Here's some of the advice:If youre traveling around holiday time, fly in or out on that holiday itself. If youre going to an international destination, wait until August or September if you really want to see prices drop. Another note on international travel: Kayak said its more expensive to travel during the week, so shoot for weekend flights. Some dates to avoid: We generally hate to hardline, but we found that the most expensive departure date is June 25 for domestic travel and June 30 for international travel.
Planning a summer getaway? These travel hacks will help you save some serious money
To anyone who’s still planning a trip, or thinking of organizing a getaway, it’s not too late! Here's some of the advice:If you’re traveling around holiday time, fly in or out on that holiday itself. If you’re going to an international destination, wait until August or September if you really want to see prices drop. Another note on international travel: Kayak said it’s more expensive to travel during the week, so shoot for weekend flights. Some dates to avoid: “We generally hate to hardline, but we found that the most expensive departure date is June 25 for domestic travel and June 30 for international travel.
A travel guide for 2015
A travel guide for 2015 It's not too early to be planning a vacation trip for later this year. Kayak, the travel website, collected data on destinations people searched for online last year, more than one billion searches in all. Conde Nast traveler consumer news editor Paul Brady joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us about the top spots.cbsnews.com