Category Archives: July 2009


New Lincoln Catalog Available Concord, Calif.–Lincoln Equipment, Inc. announces the release of their updated Commercial Swimming Pool Equipment Catalog. The 184-page catalog contains the most comprehensive selection of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies. For more information, call (800) 223-5450, or visit ——————————————————————————————————————————————- ASHI Releases Upgraded CPR/AED Materials Eugene, Ore.–American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) announces the launch of new and improved CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace training materials, which incorporates both instructor and student … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

One of the most powerful (and overlooked) forms of communication is signage. A good sign conveys much more than direction. It instantly tells everything about the restaurant or store or park you’re about to enter. A clean, attractive, useful sign puts you at ease and builds excitement. I’m particularly fond of signs because they jump-started my career–my first job was as associate editor of a sign trade publication. As a result, I was educated in the simple, unnoticed power of … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act

What does the 2009 landscaping budget look like? If it’s anything like mine, things are a bit tight but, like many others, I never really had a huge budget to begin with. Managing smaller budgets can be tough, but there are plenty of ways to make sure that turf receives proper care and maintenance without breaking the bank. This month, I’ll let you in on a few of my secrets to balancing the needs of turf with the budget. Mowers … Continue reading

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Flow… The word itself brings forth images of seemingly effortless motion: gliding and weaving as both the sense of time and perceived obstacles fall away in the face of focused energy. We’ve all felt it sometime in our lives, and we recall those vivid experiences with a sense of awe and ultimate fulfillment. Not surprisingly, we want more of it, and where better to find heart-pounding action and eye-popping exhibitions of skill than in action sports. The Action in Action … Continue reading

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Balancing Passion And Reason

Few occasions bring out the worst in folks than a public meeting. At any moment, an agenda item brought before a city council, school board or other public forum can suddenly erupt into a debate, a heated argument or a fist fight. It might be followed by a request to leave, an escort from the premises or even an arrest. What is it about ideas, policies and regulations that must be discussed and deliberated upon openly in our democracy that … Continue reading

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