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Maximum Participation

Courtesy Of Camp For All

Setting its sights on enriching the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs, Camp For All wanted to make sure its activities were as barrier-free as its facilities. Doing so meant there were multiple ways to participate in activities, and all campers were able to succeed. So how does one make a high-adventure course universal? When the camp opened its gates in 1998, it contained a 30-foot climbing tower that included a two-element pole approach with … Continue reading

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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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