A western Michigan restaurant owner has been ordered to jail until she pays $7,500 and closes her business

DETROIT — A western Michigan restaurant owner was arrested before dawn Friday and hauled to jail, a dramatic turn in a monthslong dispute over her persistent refusal to comply with orders and restrictions tied to the coronavirus.

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, 55, will remain in jail until she pays $7,500 and authorities confirm that Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, Michigan,

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Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest to return in August

After a hiatus, Cincinnati’s celebration of Asian food and culture returns

CINCINNATI — A year after it was canceled, the Asian Food Fest is set to return this summer with some new additions.The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced the Asian Food Fest is scheduled to return August 7-8.The celebration of Asian food and culture will relocate to 2nd street between Elm and Walnut streets to ensure enough space for vendors, exhibits and attendees to safely participate. The 2021 festivities will feature new interactive and educational

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During the pandemic, Jocelyn Olsen and Colin Greig launched Hüga, a company that makes heated cushions for outdoor seating. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

What started as a Southport couple’s chilly dinner out in Portland in September has become a steadily growing business venture with customers in 15 states, plans to create a line of heated outdoor furniture and new (sort of) professional titles for Colin Greig and Jocelyn Olsen, Hüga’s president of back-end operations and cheek executive officer.

“We didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously,” Olsen said about the titles.

Greig and Olsen designed a heated cushion for seated outdoor

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A local chef will take Twin Towns Area residents’ food enjoyment to the next level.

Chef Kyle Armitage, an associate professor of culinary arts at North Dakota State College of Science, is hosting a Tour of Italy at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. A fundraiser for the Richland Wilkin Community Foundation, the Tour of Italy will feature Armitage leading participants in the creation of a fabulous, three-course, gluten-free meal all from the comfort of their own home.

“Not only do you get to watch this tour, but you get to interact,” event organizer Jana Berndt said. “It’s different than just

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Mari F. Mullen

Eighty-one businesses have now signed up for the “Love Where You Live—Port Townsend” marketing campaign which increases visibility for historic districts’ businesses, in response to COVID-19 impacts. 

These businesses and the historic buildings they call home are our community’s treasures. The plan highlights local shopping, dining, hotel stays and experiences. Regional and local marketing buys will encourage participation in the niche experiences and self-guided tours as COVID restrictions lift. The campaign is coordinated by the Port Townsend Main Street Program.

A lively mix of unique businesses with great stories call Port Townsend home. Individually

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Plus, Jamaican ‘Virtual Vacation’ food event brings good vibes to Advocate Condell Medical Center, new systems and a wide variety of grab-and-go options keep food service at this Texas hospital humming and more trending stories in the healthcare segment

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular healthcare Food Management articles, New Morrison chef introduces himself through food at Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital ranked as the week’s top story. Daily special menu items, fun fusion cuisine make a splash on social media, but Chef Brigham “Cookie” Cook has his sights set on more: helping kids with disabilities and

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