So what he decided to do was simple: drive-up concerts, which provide entertainment at a social distance. Back in January, Reed left his job at Broome-Tioga BOCES in pursuit of touring opportunities with the band in the Northeast and out west in California. The tour not the traditional road trip of music, but one Reed thinks helps a little more during a time like this. “Music is the blood that pumps through my veins,” he said. “Without it, I don’t know what to do.” ENDWELL (WBNG) — Local musician Tyler Reed has changed the way he tours after the coronavirus pandemic forced him and his band, Second Suitor, to cancel upcoming concerts. “This is wonderful to be able to jump back into the world a little bit, and to bring some smiles to some people. I’m so excited people are happy about this idea,” he said. But for the concerts he has done, it’s helped give him the energy he needs during a difficult time for many. Family friends and “concert-goers” Michele and Chad Mapes enjoyed Reed’s acoustic punk rock performance. “As much as I love providing people with this outlet, this fun and this happiness, this is important to me and my mental health,” Reed said. “Touring and playing music is all I am and all I do.” While the shows are no more, Reed’s passion for music hasn’t wavered or stopped. “It was fabulous,” Michele said. “It kind of gives you a new perspective on different ways to do things you wouldn’t ordinarily think of.” For more coronavirus coverage, click here. “This is kind of a way for me to tour still and promote…but also just promote happiness and being kind and making people smile.” Reed has performed solo as he and the other band members are still trying to figure out the best way to rock on while also staying safe.
(WBNG) — The Susquehanna Valley School District has its plans for the reopening of the school year amid the pandemic. Nutritional information and more is also worked into the plan. Reading on our news app? Click here. The full plan is posted below: The schools says families can expect students to learn in-person, hybrid-learning and remote learning. The district says more information will be released in the coming weeks.
Annaheleen Smith, The Hope Center counselor, says she stresses the importance of going outside to students. For his last piece of advice, Hope says to not just try to exist but to live. Just do so carefully. “So it’s easier to spot if something is wrong with the child,” Hope said. “Or the child is reacting in a way that’s not appropriate.” In order to do that, parents must do their research. This will help students and parents feel more prepared for the school year. During his sessions, Hope tells parents to equip children with concern rather than fear. “In the air,” Smith said. “Going for a walk and doing what you love to do because most of the individuals I do work with, they do like to be outside. They are involved in sports.” CONKLIN (WBNG) — With districts offering online learning, experts say it could cause an emotional toll on a child’s mental state. During his sessions, Kevin Hope, the founder of The Hope Center, says starting now, parents should cultivate a routine to mentally prepare their children. Hope also says to give your child some rules to follow whether at home or at school.