#Parks And Recreation

Christmas Parade to roll Saturday night

People who attend the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Parks and Recreation’s annual Christmas Parade on Saturday in downtown will have something to brag about. Parade-goers will be able to say that they attended one of the main events in one of the “15 Best Christmas Towns in the U.S.” as rated earlier this month by the travel website Saturday’s Christmas Parade that winds through parts of downtown will kick off at...
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Food Fight: City of Newport launches food drive

The City of Newport has launched its annual food drive to help local families. Last year the Newport Recreation Center challenged the Newport Library to see which facility could bring in the most food. “While we don’t need to talk about which facility won… we were happy to bring in a total of 1717 pounds of people food and 168 pounds of pet food,” Newport Recreation Program Specialist Jenni Remillard...
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Christmas tree ceremony brightens downtown Ardmore

ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Ardmore's Central Park became the center of festivities on Monday night for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Organized by the Parks and Recreation Department, the event included a Christmas Market, entertainment, food trucks and horse carriage rides.
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Faribault New Holiday Tradition Grows Out of COVID

At least one good thing came out of the pandemic in Faribault. The Faribault Parks and Recreation Department wanted to come up with a safe way to celebrate the holidays during the COVID pandemic in 2020. They came up with a decorated tree idea whereby businesses would sponsor the trees...

Light Up the Lake is this Weekend

ROUND ROCK, WE HAVE A MAP! SO MANY #festivities will be happening at Light Up the Lake ALL THE WAY AROUND Bright Lake at Old Settlers Park! Click for more info: and to download the festival map click here: Light Show (Friday Dec. 2 at 6:15pm countdown with the Mayor and Council Members at the Main Stage) PLUS there’s #concerts, Santa’s Village, #candy Land, #Holidays Over Yonder (live band at Yonders), Tribute to #Heroes #BlueSanta, #mystical Meadows, #Bright Wood Forest, #Country Christmas with a #yulelog and more! Then we do it again Saturday Dec. 3!

Delray Beach to kick off holiday season with tree lighting

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — For the 29th year, the iconic 100-foot Christmas tree is getting ready to shine bright at Old School Square Park. It's a beloved tradition. According to the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department, the tree lighting brings in people from all over to welcome the holidays.

Sniff around and find out: Covington holding ribbon cutting for city’s first dog park

A ribbon-cutting is planned for Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Covington’s first public dog park. Connected to Kenny Shields Park at the intersection of Ninth and Philadelphia streets, the SFC Jason Bishop Memorial Dog Park boasts areas for both petite pooches and larger dogs, waste station with “doggie” bags, water fountains and seating for pet owners all enclosed in decorative fencing.

Pancakes at the park are back for the first time since the pandemic started

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Vigo County park is bringing back a tasty tradition. The Vigo County Parks and recreation's pancake breakfast is making a return. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Visitors will be able to enjoy pancakes with locally made maple syrup.

Affordable housing development for veterans lands key push towards reality

MOORESVILLE – A partnership for a town-planned affordable housing development designed for veterans and public service personnel, and commercial projects proposed on two prominent corners were high-profile items at the town board’s Nov. 21 session. Liberty Village. Announcing what he described as “very exciting stuff,” Mayor Miles Atkins...

Synthetic Ice Skating Now Open for the Season at Covered Bridge Park in Elizabethton

Ice skatingPhoto byKelli McClintock/UnsplashonUnsplash. Skaters finally took to the synthetic ice at Skate by the Doe at Elizabethton's Covered Bridge Par Saturday. The park opened amid unseasonably warm temperatures. The synthetic material used in the ice rink doesn't require the ambient temperature to be below freezing to enjoy ice skating at the seasonal attraction.

WWE Hall of Famer engulfed in golf cart political scandal

A political scandal, which involved a golf cart, has a former WWE Hall of Famer embroiled in scandal. Knox County mayor Glenn Jacobs is in hot water. Better known to the WWE audience as Hall of Famer Kane, Jacobs has gotten himself in trouble for wild and, frankly, weird reasons. The calamities involve a golf cart.