Category Archives: February 2004

Straight Priorities

My grandfather was a successful farmer up until his retirement in the early ’60s. One of my most vivid recollections of my days on the farm was my grandfather’s frugality. I remember him often saying, “We can’t just run to town. It costs 25 cents in gas to get there and back.” He lived four miles from a very small town and would allow a list of needs to accumulate over several days, or even weeks, before he would spend … Continue reading

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Product Review

Products & Literature To request more information on any of these hot new products, visit our Web site at www.parksandrecbusiness.com and follow the free information link. Or, call the company directly. And, remember, let them know you found them in Parks & Rec Business! Hex-Shaped Table AKRON, Ohio — The Plastic Lumber Company offers its “hex”-shaped table. It is a six-sided structure with a convenient step-through seating design. Routed edges give the hex table a smooth, finished look and it … Continue reading

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Style & Substance

If you haven’t noticed, 2004 is a political year. And, as per usual, we’re being bombarded with a lot of style, but little substance, from both sides of the political spectrum. Politics aside, I run into style sans substance more often as organizations across the spectrum attempt to communicate their goals with poetic prose and pretty pictures. The end result is often confusing and leaves those who’d like to help meet the goals — whether volunteers, sponsors, consumers or the … Continue reading

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Games Of Placement

Editor’s Note: Parks & Rec Business magazine presents the second part in a year-long series of articles devoted to park landscaping and grounds maintenance, Landscaper’s Corner. Please let us know if there’s a subject you’d like to see covered in this series, or if you have a unique project or perspective you’d like to share with your peers. Please drop us a line at editor@northstarpubs.com. Quick Reference: Pre-Furnishing Inventory • Know your climates • Know your path and walkway traffic … Continue reading

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Site Furnishing Resources

Following is a list of companies who manufacture site furnishing and are active in the parks and recreation market. Check out their offerings and let them know you found them in Parks & Rec Business magazine. Also, go to our on-line Buyer’s Guide at http://www.northstarpubs.com/prbuyguidemain.html to search for vendors alphabetically or by product category. Allen Ventures 517 State Farm Rd. Deerfield, WI 53531 (608) 423-9800 (877) 423-9800 (608) 423-9804 (fax) www.allenventures.com Conventional and recycled plastic picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, … Continue reading

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