Category Archives: June 2013

A Program With Horse Power

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park in Charleston, S.C., is tucked within 738 acres of southern pines and moss-draped oaks, alongside open meadows and farm fields. This gem of a property was acquired by Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPRC) in 1994, and serves as host site to competitive horse shows, festivals, events, and exhibitions. The site also boasts approximately 20 miles of trails that wind through habitats of wild turkey, deer, bobcats, coyote, bald eagles, … Continue reading

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A Nudge In The Right Direction

It was early March, nearing the end of our ski season, when my wife got the call. My oldest daughter was crying and screaming. My son was lying on his back at an awkward angle, unconscious. She thought he was breathing, but couldn’t be sure. I hung up, called ski patrol and jumped in the car with my father-in-law and wife. We reached the base of the hill in time to see my son strapped motionless to a sled pulled … Continue reading

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Learn To Ride, Love To Ride

Photos Courtesy Of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

Most people can remember the first time they rode a bike, but I suspect only a few can remember the first time they rode on a trail through the woods. The city of Richmond, Va., has joined the ranks of a small but growing group that is developing an off-road practice and training facility. A History Lesson To understand how the Off-Road Bike Skills Training Area was built, one must first understand the city, which includes the nation’s founding history, … Continue reading

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Made For The Shade

Brunnera “Jack Frost,” has bright, silver leaves and contrasting green veins. 
Photo Courtesy Of Walters Gardens

Often overlooked in designing gardens is the opportunity to develop striking visual interest in shady spots. Because most flowering plants prefer bright, sunny locations, it is often assumed that shaded areas will end up with uninspired swaths of deep, dark greens with little—if any—interesting features to tempt visitors. But there are wonderful choices of plants to include in shady nooks to spark interest and invite attention. Brunnera Macrophylla For a truly striking plant that can be seen from a distance … Continue reading

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Pool-Water Sanitation

Circulation helps keep disinfection and stabilization chemicals active so they can neutralize or kill potentially harmful intrusions brought into the pool. 
Photo Courtesy Of Melissa Lockwood, Assistant Manager, YAS Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Pool-water sanitation is complex, with several variables to manage to ensure the water is healthy for contact (and unplanned consumption), clear enough to monitor bathers safely, and visually appealing. In its simplest definition, sanitation is typically a chemical that kills germs. In order of importance, a pool-sanitation system includes: Disinfection Circulation Filtration Evacuation. Almost every pool is initially filled with clean drinking water, whose supply system and quality meet the minimum standards of the Circulation helps keep disinfection and stabilization … Continue reading

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