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Publisher’s Note: On Vacation

By Rodney J. Auth I’m stuffing my son and oldest daughter into the car for an impromptu weekend trip to Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series. We’ve got tickets to Game 3 (thanks to the wonder of StubHub) featuring the mighty Kent State University Golden Flashes — a local college and educator of choice for many of our staff members. It’s only the second time a team from Ohio has made it to the tournament–and since a lot of … Continue reading

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Landscape Design In The Garden State

Schiffer Publishing announces the release of Olmsted Parks in New Jersey, a compilation of Olmsted landscape design written by Jeanne Kolva. Using more then 200 historic and contemporary photographs, vintage postcards, and Olmsted sketches and plans, the beauty of landscape design by the son and stepson of the creator of New York’s Central Park, are examined. Primarily for the county park commissions in Essex, Union, and Passaic counties, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and John Charles Olmsted, continued with their father’s … Continue reading

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Free National Parks Pass For Military

The National Park Service recently announced that it is now providing annual passes (regularly $80) to active duty military for free. The program commenced on May 19, 2012, Armed Forces Day. For more information about this new program, or about annual passes in general, visit the NPS website.

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Civil War Battlefield Grants

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $3.8 million in grants to help with land acquisition at six Civil War battlefields.  Grant projects include easement purchases at Cross Keys, Virginia ($181,125); Tom’s Brook, Virginia ($25,000); Buckland Mills, Virginia ($3,350,060); and fee simple acquisition at Mill Springs, Kentucky ($90,800); South Mountain, Maryland ($149,000); and Bentonville, North Carolina ($45,325).  “We are pleased to provide land acquisition grants to help safeguard these important American Civil War … Continue reading

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Lotus In Motion

The Specs Location: Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia Artist: Gordon Halloran ( Amenities: Halloran’s free-floating watercolor installations, “Lotus In Motion,” grace gardens such as this one in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Halloran has also collaborated with French designer Eliane Cumet on an exhibition of Lotus en Mouvement for Jardinsjardin, a celebration of design, garden and exterior spaces held at the Tuilieres Garden outside the Louvre in Paris May 31-June 3, 2012. ( Cumet was a longtime director of PRO … Continue reading

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