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Family converts catering business to kosher food truck during pandemic


WOODBRIDGE — A decades-old catering company has been trying something new — bringing kosher cuisine to their customers with a food truck.

Abel Caterers, a family-owned business, rolled out the truck — called Neil’s Wheels — around the community in July. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit Connecticut, owner and operator Meredith Abel-Berei said they’d lost about 80 percent of their catering business

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Ohio State Athletics Converts St. John Arena into Strength Training Center

Ohio State senior director for sport performance Heather Mason came to campus in 2017 and quickly realized that the Buckeyes needed additional training areas in order to accommodate its enormous number of athletes. Once the pandemic arrived and the university implemented its protocols for safe training, the plans to expand expedited.

Ohio State took strength and conditioning equipment from four separate satellite sites and put all of it in St. John Arena to fill its need.

“At the time, I was assessing all of the facilities and the weight room in French Field House had 676 student-athletes training out of a 3,816-square foot weight room,” Mason said. “We knew Schumaker wouldn’t cure all of our space problems so I created a proposed layout for St. John Arena to facilitate training our larger teams with a marketable increase of trainable space and square feet per student-athlete to help accommodate all of

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Yaupon Brothers Tea converts leaves to aid for COVID-hit businesses

Who said money doesn’t grow on trees?

In the first week of offering “The Official NSB Tea,” Bryon White said his company was able to forward along more than $1,000 to Save Local NSB, a non-profit designed to promote small businesses in New Smyrna Beach.

“I’ve been on the board of a lot of non-profits. It’s been difficult for them to raise funds because you can’t have events right now,” said White, co-founder and CEO of Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company, which operates out of a small shop in Edgewater. “So we’re trying to think of outside-the-box ways we can passively fund-raise for local non-profits.”

White concocted two different teas for charity. Along with the NSB tea, there’s a brand named “Abili-Tea,” with proceeds going to the local Oceans of Hope surf organization, which provides surf and kayak outings for people with limited mobility. Both are priced at $20 for

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