Category Archives: January 2004

Communication

It’s so simple, isn’t it? Communication, that is… It can be, I suppose, but it’s often unduly complicated. Heck, even when I try to communicate to myself I can make it difficult. Just today I tried to decipher a note on my daily planner. “Who’s Kevin Shannon, and why am I supposed to call him at 8 a.m.? I wonder where that area code is? Here goes nothing…” It’s when Kevin answers the phone that the light goes on. But … Continue reading

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Stadium In A Park

Editor’s Note: Parks & Rec Business magazine presents the first 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. Chicago’s new Soldier Field is certainly an architectural wonder; a bright, modern facility with all … Continue reading

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Spray On

Editor’s Note: Parks & Rec Business magazine presents the first part in a year-long series of articles that will focus on… Everything H20, from pool equipment, safety, staffing and programming to profiles and perspectives on the latest aquatics facilities, water parks and splash parks in public parks and recreation. Boulder City, Nev., located about 25 miles outside of Las Vegas, is one of the family-friendly communities that has grown up quickly next to its glitzier big brother. Because of its … Continue reading

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In With The Old

I grew up in a small town and I guess some of those traits are hard to shake. I’m told I can still be such a huckster. I still tell people, “Your lights are on” as they walk away from their car and the lights automatically shut off. A second later as their horn honks because they automatically locked their door with a remote, I turn around and wave as if someone just drove by, saw me and wanted to … Continue reading

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