Editor’s Note: John Hancock, third governor of Massachusetts, issued this proclamation of a day of thanksgiving to be observed Dec. 11, 1783. It was issued following the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, and the observance would roughly coincide with the British evacuation of New York.

About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more fitness-related accounts, groups, posts and ads. I kept clicking and following, and eventually my Instagram became all about fit people, fitness and motivational material, and…

CHEERS to education leaders in Mahwah, New Jersey, for their resolve to preserve a childhood institution at risk due to the confluence of a pandemic and technology. That institution is the snow day, of course.

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