Category Archives: December 2013

On Solid Ground

Photos Courtesy Of Environmental Planning and Design, LLC

Approximately 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, North Strabane Township is home to one of southwestern Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing communities. But the township’s rapid population growth and pace of development were putting intense demands on existing recreation facilities. Over the course of 3 years, residents and community leaders worked to expand and enhance the recreation system with the development of a 70-acre park. The township’s updated Municipal Park, the keystone of the system, serves all ages and provides access to all abilities. … Continue reading

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Nobody Kicks a Dog When It’s Down

Dale Carnegie tells the story of a young man who, at the tender age of 30, became a Congressman for his home state. The newspaper and pundits of the day were outraged and the young representative was skewered in the press for being “too young for the job.” At the press conference announcing his election, a neighbor to the new Congressman found himself standing next to the boys’ father. He mentioned he had read the terrible things the reporters had … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Vehicular Vittles

Photos Courtesy Of Morale, Welfare & Recreation-NAVSTA Great Lakes

For those looking to bring food and beverage options and customer convenience to a variety of events, consider a “Rolling Restaurant.”    The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois utilizes its “Rolling Restaurant” to support its concession efforts on the base throughout the year. This restaurant on wheels was originally purchased in 2006 at another base for approximately $100,000. Five years later, the Great Lakes MWR acquired the food truck and installed some … Continue reading

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