Category Archives: Publisher’s Note

Holiday Gifts

Publisher’s Note Every family has its own Christmas morning tradition. At our house, the kids pile up at the top of the stairs while Dad and Mom go down to check that Santa did in fact arrive, turn on the tree lights and get a pot of coffee started. After those interminable five minutes, the kids, now on the bottom step, are released and like hounds after a raccoon, take off running and howling for the family room. Presents are … Continue reading

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No End To Creativity

This last month has seen the staff here at PRB (Parks & Rec Business) crisscrossing the country to attend industry trade shows, catch up with readers, introduce many of you to our new ParksNReviews.com mobile app and, of course, find out what new products and services our advertisers have in store for all of us in 2013. Like most years, I’ve come away from the show experience blown away at the creativity and dogged determination both of you (readers and … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, November 2012, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Falling Into Fun

My 5-year-old daughter (with the help of her twin sister) strapped on the speed-and-agility parachute and took off running across the yard. As she ran, she couldn’t resist turning around to see if the parachute was filling with air and, of course, whenever she did, would trip and fall, sprawling out on the ground, arms and legs going whichever way. With a laugh, she’d get back to her feet and do it all over again–to the cheers and encouragement of … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, October 2012, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Really Special Events

Like most weekends in August, this one started sunny and pleasant, with a chance to be hot and humid. The Auth clan—all seven of us—rose early, which is getting harder to do now that we have teenagers amongst us, shuffled to the mini-van and headed northeast to Twinsburg, Ohio. By 8 a.m., we were gathered on the town square, surrounded by thousands of enthusiastic twins—identical, fraternal, old and young—most dressed as some sort of superhero, all ready to parade a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note, September 2012 | Leave a comment

Doggone Good

By Rodney J. Auth  In the pre-dawn darkness, my wife and I quietly herded our kids to the bathroom and then to their spots in the minivan for an early start to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We were headed to Novi, Michigan—host site for my oldest daughter’s soccer tournament. The plan was to watch her Saturday games (and find some local activity to keep the rest of the family happy), hit the hotel pool as a family (and … Continue reading

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