Category Archives: January 2007

Technology

Public agencies and parks districts throughout the country have had to learn about technology since first hearing the term “e-Government” in the late 1990s. Perhaps a main point is that technology represents change and growth, a change in the way agencies conduct their business processes, and growth in service offerings and methods for delivering those services. But change and growth pose both challenges and opportunities. Implementation of technology can improve the connection with a community and its understanding and appreciation … Continue reading

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Tournament Time

Mention Memphis, Tenn., and the mind trips down Beale Street. The ears hear blues, the mouth starts watering for BBQ and eyes can almost see “the King in the Jungle Room” at Graceland. A stone’s throw from this city on the mighty Mississippi River is Southaven, Miss., with a reputation built on another purely American classic – baseball! It’s one thing to build parks. It’s another to maintain them year after year. The elements seem simple – facilities, equipment and … Continue reading

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Ice In The Sky

New ownership brings new ideas. When Ted Leonsis and his investment group, Lincoln Holdings LLC, bought the Washington Capitals Hockey Club in the summer of 1999, they identified one, immediate need– find a home inside the Beltway for an NHL-caliber training center. Their hope was that by moving the training center from Piney Orchard, a planned community in Odenton, Md., to a space nearer their home ice at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., the players would be a … Continue reading

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Let It Snow… Really, Let It Snow

Meteorologists tell us this season is three months long (December to February), but, in reality, temperatures often fall in early October and rarely rise before April. Instead of complaining, locals take pride in their ability to “tough it out” like our parents and grandparents before us who, as they often tell us, walked uphill, six miles one way, barefoot in knee-deep snow to school. Whatever. They were probably wearing snow boots, thick jackets, knitted hats, mittens and scarves! And that … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Grand Forks, N.D.

Information provided by the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D. Average Temperatures (highs/lows averaged together) December 11.6 degrees January 4.9 degrees February 10.0 degrees March 23.9 degrees Average Snowfall December 7.2 inches January 7.7 inches February 5.5 inches March 6.0 inches *Did you know that Grand Forks receives an average of 40 inches of snow per year? The snow in Grand Forks tends to stay longer but we typically get less snow than areas to the south. *Grand Forks … Continue reading

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