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Hayward Featured on ‘Designing Spaces’

ELIZABETH, NJ —Hayward Pool Products is ready for its close-up.  Hayward OmniLogic will be featured on the August 13 episode of the home improvement television show “Designing Spaces” for its special focus on backyard automation designed to make pool-owning easier.  The “Talk Backyard Automation” show will highlight the technological advancements represented by OmniLogic, which is considered the simplest, most intuitive pool controller on the market today. With a simple touch and click app, pool owners can manage water chemistry, water features, … Continue reading

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Things Looked Better In Black-and-White

Some things are better in black and white.
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I may be geezing a bit here, but it seems to me that life looked better in black-and-white. Some Week-Enders may remember when television was all in black-and-white and there were only two or three channels to choose from; there was no CNN, no Internet, and no World Wide Web. The daily broadcast ended at midnight and concluded with the playing of the National Anthem accompanied by uplifting scenes from around America. At the time, black-and-white was the cat’s meow, … Continue reading

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NPS, Outdoor Foundation Partner

Washington DC –The National Park Service and the Outdoor Foundation announced a partnership to connect more Americans with the outdoors through the National Park Service Challenge Cost Share initiative, a program that leverages public and private funds to support nonprofit projects that focus on the following areas: Urban Outreach:  Projects to promote active healthy living, restore or conserve community natural and cultural assets, or promote close-to-home access to recreation within an urban setting. Youth Engagement: Projects to engage youth participants to … Continue reading

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A Natural Partnership Is Born

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Although it was common knowledge that the local Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) store was the place to buy hiking boots and obtain topographical maps, the store was also a great place to find volunteers for the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. History Of Hemlock Bluffs Owned by the state of North Carolina and managed by the town of Cary, Hemlock Bluffs is ecologically unique, with a system of north-facing bluffs and a wealth of eastern hemlocks.  For years, biologists and educators … Continue reading

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Serene Latrine

Photos Courtesy of Miró Rivera Architects

Location: Austin, Texas Size: 70 square feet  The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a linear park of scenic trails and landscaping that follows the banks of the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Very popular among runners and bike riders, the park provides residents and visitors with a rural escape in an urban setting. The public restroom—the first in the park in more than 30 years—was built by the Town Lake Trail Foundation, a community-based non-profit organization, in … Continue reading

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