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I just want to say that I love PRB and look forward to receiving it each month. I also look forward to the crossword puzzle and I am wondering why there is not one in the June 2012 issue?  I hope this is not a trend.

Jay Hutchison

Director, Parks and Recreation

Albert Lea, Minn.

Note: Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. We have temporarily removed the crossword puzzle. To let us know if we should keep it or can it, visit www.parksandrecbusiness.com

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Randy,

Thanks for your article in PRB (“Clear The Decks And Batten Down The Hatches,” June 2012).  I appreciate the history and the quality of ideas.

Thank You,

George DeTellis

Executive Director

Camp Woodhaven

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History Of California Parks Makes TV Debut

San Francisco, Calif.–Backcountry Pictures and KQED present California Forever, a two-part PBS television special that tells the story of California’s magnificent state parks from Yosemite in 1864 to the present day.

The two one-hour programs remind viewers of the importance of California’s state parks as well as their legacy. It is scheduled to air nationally in fall 2012 (check local listings) and in the Bay Area on KQED 9, the public media company that serves Northern California.

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Word On The Web

From Twitter:

RipkenDesign Ripken Design

@PRB_Mag Thanks for the #ff, really enjoy your site, keep up the great work!

sureh2o Robert Burrows

@PRB_Mag You’re welcome! Comprehensive. Always enjoy writings of DB. I’m sure others do as well.

(Dennis Berkshire wrote “Pool Genetics” in PRB June.)

GrasshopperMowr Grasshopper Mowers

@PRB_Mag No problem! Thanks for keeping track of all the latest news for all of us in the industry.

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On “A Teacher’s Impact,” June 8 Week-Ender blog post:

Ron,

I saw your very encouraging story about Sam and his English teacher.

I am 55 years old and my lawyer used to teach high school English many years ago. He told me one time that English is the most important subject a kid takes because all through life and business people judge us by their first expose, which is either how we write or how we speak in the initial communication with a new contact.

I wish someone had pointed out that simple concept when I was 15. I may have paid more attention in English class.  Teachers are certainly undervalued. Sam is fortunate to have one who appears to care about him.

David J. Rueckert

SportPort Docking Systems, Inc./ SoFlo Paddleboards

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Field Notes

Witt Industries has launched a new web site for their complete line of durable indoor and outdoor waste & recycling containers and site amenities, at www.witt.com.

Jacobsen has partnered with the National Association of Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Canada. The partnership will help the equipment manufacturer build relationships in Canada.

Triogen, a UK manufacturer of ozone and UV water-treatment systems, hired Michael McKenna to join its Electrical Design and After-Sales Support Engineer team.

Michael Wegas, Fleet Manager for Cleveland Metroparks, was among 31 fleet professionals to earn the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation in 2011-2012.

Gibbs Technologies Inc., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., has changed its name to Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc., according to GIBBS Chairman Neil Jenkins. The company will continue the design and manufacture of sports amphibians such as the GIBBS Quadski.

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