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This-N-That

Field Notes  BECS Technology has acquired Mainline Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer of broadband equipment for the cable industry. All operations have been moved to BECS’ factory in St. Louis, Mo.  Sod Solutions hired Julie Adamski as the company’s new director of retail and professional development. She will develop new partnerships in targeted markets and strengthen existing relationships, as well as identify and create programs that increase demand for Sod Solutions line of turfgrasses and products.  MaxLite appointed Rich Matthews to regional … Continue reading

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Speak From Experience

Photo: Courtesy NAYS

Growing up, Kevin Teate was fortunate to enjoy many years of fun-filled and stress-free youth sports participation. And he credits his dad for much of it.  “For the most part, all of my experiences in youth sports were good,” recalls Teate, the director of the PikeCounty (Ga.) Parks & Recreation Authority. “Most every year, my father coached my baseball team, and he always treated everyone on the team fairly. He never put pressure on any of the kids to win. … Continue reading

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Toning-Up Tactics

Photos Courtesy of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

When the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department in Texas opted to incorporate outdoor fitness equipment into a citywide healthy-lifestyles initiative in 2010, staff members had no idea how popular and effective the equipment would become in the fight to reduce obesity and encourage physical activity in a city more known for its mouth-watering Mexican cuisine than a culture of fitness.  “We were approached by the Metropolitan Health District and asked to come up with innovative ways to combat obesity, … Continue reading

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Three Simple Rules

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The Harmons were proud of their “mom-and-pop” store, which had been in the neighborhood for years. Although it was really nothing more than a convenience store, the customer base was so loyal that the most popular items were always stocked. “Pop” was a fellow named Eddie. As a kid, he bought candy and soda at the very store he now owned. After high school, the place was so run-down that the aged owner sold it to Eddie for a minor … Continue reading

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Planning Paradise

Photos: Courtesy of Sarasota County

It has been named the best beach in the United States and is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.  In fact, SiestaKeyBeach, located in SarasotaCounty on southwest Florida’s GulfCoast, will have many improvements as the county oversees a spectacular renovation of the beach’s park facilities over the next 2 years.  Active And Attractive Named “America’s Best Beach” in 2011 by beach expert “Dr. Beach” (scientist Stephen Leatherman), Siesta … Continue reading

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