Category Archives: June 2012

This-N-That

Cub Cadet Gets ‘Best Buy’ Praise In the March issue of Consumers Digest, the Cub Cadet RZT S 42 4-Wheel Steer Zero-Turn Rider was named as a Best Buy in the zero-turn-radius riding lawn mower product category. According to the publication, the Best Buy designation is only applied to those products that deliver exceptional value–a rating reserved for fewer than three percent of the competing models in any given product category. GCBAA Names Officers Kurt Huseman of Landscapes Unlimited was … Continue reading

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Condense Line Items

Over the last 3 years, the budget of the Mt. Airy Sports Complex in New Windsor, N.Y., has been significantly reduced while during the same period field usage more than tripled. This has forced an inevitable situation that many agencies find themselves in, to “do more with less.” After evaluating the budget, the parks and recreation department made several suggestions in order to achieve this goal: Buy Supplies In Bulk Instead of ordering supplies as needed, order for the entire … Continue reading

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A Cycle Worth Repeating

For a while in the 1990s, the Internet was referred to as the “information super-highway.” Society was bombarded with new terms like “RAM,” “gig,” “apps,” etc. Those people on the cutting edge thought that was great, but some older people were frightened to death. Young children happily watching Arthur on PBS and Barney videos were suddenly encouraged to interact online, email a pen pal halfway across the globe, and stop collecting DVDs because the same movies could be purchased using … Continue reading

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Scared Straight

Last July, I received a call from a friend who informed me he would be unable to stop over as promised because his son had just gotten his “bell rung” sliding into third base. My friend and his wife appeared to do all the right things–they took him to the emergency room, followed up with the family doctor and heeded his advice to give it a week to “clear up.” More than a week later, the boy went to his … Continue reading

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Building With Pavers, Stone, And Brick

Many of today’s parks and public spaces are benefiting from paver, stone, and brick designs made possible thanks to the creativity of architects and manufacturers. Across the nation, new ideas are emerging to create the “wow” factor that people expect in parks. Designers have selected the above materials over the years for good reasons: • Durability • Addition of beauty and form to a space • Cost-effectiveness • Versatility. Whether rough and rugged or refined and elegant, pavers, stone, and … Continue reading

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