Category Archives: Jul/Aug 2012

Brush Up On Paintball

“Hey, you wanna play paintball?” my brother inquired in 1989. Soon after, we hosted our first game with approximately 25 people from a local church at Pleasant Vineyard Ministries (PVM Camp) inCamden,Ohio. The sport was still in its infancy, and the paintball markers were antiquated compared to today’s highly engineered markers. That day we experienced a game that could be utilized as a revenue-generating conduit for the camp, and as a way to positively impact youth and adults through the … Continue reading

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A Harmonious Arrangement

On any given day during the summer, a trumpet call echoes through the forest on the mountainside; its clear tone captures the attention of both man and beast. No, it’s not the bugling elk in Rocky Mountain National  Park, but it does fit right in with nature and the rustic setting at Rocky Ridge Music Center. Founded in 1942 by pianist Beth Miller Harrod, the music center has a rich history as one of the oldest residential music programs in the … Continue reading

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Product Review

Popper Safety Feature Also Saves Money Cincinnati, Ohio—The auto shutoff feature that changed small poppers is now available in kits for up to a 14-ounce kettle size, including the Citation and Pop-A-Lot Poppers. Operators can rest assured knowing their machine will automatically turn off after 15 minutes of idle time, and it re-sets each time a batch of fresh corn is popped. The feature also amounts to reduced energy costs and an extended kettle life. For more information, call (800) … Continue reading

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This-N-That

Past and Present Meet at Bart’s Water Sports North Webster, Ind.—In 1972, with a love for competition water skiing, Indiana University graduate Bart Culver rented an old farmhouse and began selling Cypress Garden and Maherajah skis. With a promise to ship within 24 hours (a relatively new concept at the time), Culver’s enterprise steadily grew. The booming business moved to a second location in 1976, and then into its current 42,500-square foot distribution facility in 1994. In celebration of its … Continue reading

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The Guide

The man with the bushy sideburns coaching the team in the mismatched uniforms was on to something. Years later, we would call it emotional intelligence, but at the time, it was simply considered weird, or worse, countercultural. Regardless, Lynn Sweet’s English students, and then his baseball team, experienced other-worldly success. Despite his unusual tactics (optional practice, blaring music in pre-game warm-ups, kid-supplied line ups, and so on), his success kept him in place, buying him more and more rope till … Continue reading

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