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Cranium co-creator, Seattle entrepreneur Richard Tait dies after COVID

Richard Tait, co-creator of the hit party game Cranium and a well-regarded Seattle entrepreneur, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 58.

Known as the “Grand Poobah” in the Cranium offices, Tait, a native of Scotland, led the company until its 2008 sale to Hasbro for $77.5 million in 2008. Cranium was named Game of the Year five times by The Toy Association while Tait led the company.

Tait loved to find and celebrate the “special something” that made each person shine, said Amy Paron, Tait’s fiancee.

“Even if you just met him for 15 minutes, you’re gonna feel connected to him,” Paron said Monday.

That goal, to bring out the best in everyone, formed the backbone of Cranium, the board game Tait co-created. At work, his meticulous planning and unrelenting drive helped him turn ideas into real-life products and succeed as an entrepreneur.

While he loved seeing his

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Meet Rising Model & Entrepreneur Megan Gray

“I would live in a bikini if ​​I could.”

(Rosey Sin)

Megan Gray’s star is shining bright white. The self-described “countryside girl” hails from the rural town of Wesham in Northern England, where she grew up “mucking about and riding my horse on repeat. I loved it.”

(Rosey Sin)

Sadly, there aren’t any equestrian-themed beauty shots on her Instagram feed. What’s clear to see is the dogged dedication to fitness that helped her push all the way through to the finals of Miss Universe Great Britain 2020…without any pageantry experience.

“I absolutely love a high intensity workout, boot camp-style. The harder the better,” she says, adding that her father is pro boxing referee who’s shared the ring with stars like Anthony Joshua. “I’ve grown up around boxing and think it’s such a challenging form of fitness.”

(James Lo)

That work ethic extends beyond working out. In addition to modeling for

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Philadelphia offering unused rec center space to entrepreneurs

Applications are now open to participate in the program, which also offers a grant to outfit the space.

Pictured: Olney Rec Center.  The locations of the new businesses haven't yet been decided — they'll be chosen based on what applications get selected.

Emma Lee/WHYY

Rec centers in Philadelphia may soon play host to local startups and creative small businesses, thanks to a new city program launching today.

Called “Making Space: Reimagining Recreation,” the initiative offers local entrepreneurs the chance to apply for a free, “business-ready” space in rooms that currently sit empty, per the program website. Selected applicants will get a year lease and a grant to properly outfit the space.

In exchange, participants are expected to give back to the community by offering educational programming and youth mentorship.

“Making Space will transform some rec centers into the nexus of community space, small business development, and hands-on life skills for youth,” Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell said.

The city has 150+ rec centers, and not all of them fill every single room

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