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Miller House tours to return

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The popular Miller House and Garden Tours return at half-capacity for health reasons beginning March 5 in Columbus.

And organizers expect most, if not all, will sell out quickly just as they did at that level last year. The 90-minute tours cost $25 per person and normally include 12 people each since groups must be brought to the grounds on Highland Way by a small shuttle bus.

In recent years, the home and gardens completed in 1957 have been closed in January and February for general maintenance.

But, for most of last year, Newfields, which owns and operates the Modernist showplace from architect Eero Saarinen and landscape architect Dan Kiley, limited visits to groups of six people twice weekly, partly because of COVID-19 and the limited physical space for people to walk in some parts of the house, such as the children’s area.

The facility also features

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Leisure travel expected to return first; push underway for responsible gatherings in Illinois

CHICAGO– The hotel industry suffered its worst year ever in 2020 and there are worries it won’t see pre-COVID occupancy until 2024.

The pandemic led to low room occupancy, massive job losses, and hotel closures across the nation.

The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association is working on bringing more business back to the state to fill up those hotel rooms.

Michael Jacobson, the President and CEO of the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, says the COVID restrictions for meetings and events in Illinois are must stricter than in neighboring states like Missouri and Indiana.

He says things like conferences, meetings, and weddings make up half of hotel revenue in the state.

“We are trying to urge the governor to begin the conversation on what a path towards safe and responsible gatherings, but gatherings larger than 25 people looks like,” Michael Jacobson.

He also says vaccine distribution is key. He says

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With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar.

Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles south of the RBC Heritage, this week.

Woods played Hilton Head only in 1999 (he tied for 18th), but this is a different kind of year.

Then again, it’s also the 13th birthday of his daughter on Thursday, and that’s likely what Woods was doing around Sea Island.

But there’s more to the calendar, and there’s no need for Woods to be in any rush.

True, the PGA Tour has been shut down since March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone at Colonial was eager to get back to the competition, and some mentioned a

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LPGA Tour to return on July 31

The LPGA Tour is to return on July 31, more than five months after the season was halted due to the coronavirus crisis.

Since Inbee Park won the Australian Open in February, the Tour has been suspended amid the proliferation of COVID-19.

After a long wait, a new three-day event called the Drive On Championship at Inverness Club in Toledo will herald the return of competitive women’s golf.

Another tournament will be held in Ohio the following week as the rescheduled Marathon LPGA Classic takes place at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania from August 6.

“Thanks in part to the generosity of our partners who could not reschedule their events in 2020, we are adding a valuable additional playing opportunity for our LPGA Tour members,” said LPGA commissioner Mike Whan.

Earlier this month, the Tour announced that the Evian Championship, one of its five majors, will not take place

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