(CBS Detroit) A community organizer is speaking out tonight after he was forced to shut down the African World Festival over the weekend. City officials say the event never had clearance in the first place. According to organizers of the Second Annual Detroit African Festival, an event meant to empower...
CUYAHOGA FALLS — A 19th century farmhouse that was scheduled to be demolished will now be preserved, according to the city's leader. Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters said the Keyser-Swain Farmhouse in Keyser Park, 851 W. Bath Road, will undergo a complete exterior restoration that will preserve its structural integrity. At the same time, renovations will also be made to the nearby Northampton Town Hall.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 56th annual Buffalo Roundup and 28th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park this week. The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 24. The Arts Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 25.
Civic Center Park has been accused of being underused or used by the “wrong” people for 130 years — but never closed, until now
Civic Center, in its roughly 130 years of existence, has never been shut down the way it was last week. Low-slung metal barriers now cordon off the entire park, including MacIntosh Park Plaza in front of the Webb Building and Pioneer Monument fountain to the northeast. Most of the people experiencing homelessness moved to nearby blocks or settled behind Denver Public Library. More temporary structures now spill toward the Denver Art Museum.
NATCHEZ — City and county officials will meet this week to review staffing and salary expenses for the Natchez Aquatic Center and soccer fields, which is the next step in efforts to shift parks and recreation management back to the separate entities. “We were surprised to find out in addition...
Hakalau Beach Park likely will remain closed for the foreseeable future as the state Department of Transportation plans a multi-million-dollar project to repair the nearby bridge. Hakalau Beach Park and the nearby Kolekole Beach Park closed in 2017 because of public health hazards caused by lead contamination in the soil....
Two budget amendments that clear the way for $520,000 in continued improvements to Sidney Hutchinson Park were approved Sept. 13 by the Walker City Council. Council members approved one budget adjustment to increase the general fund by $100,000 to purchase and install fencing and additional tables and shades at the all-inclusive playground.
Metro East Park District Announces $2M In Grant Awards For New Parks, Trails, Quality Of Life Improvements In Madison And St. Clair Counties
MADISON AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES – The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MERPD) today announced that its Board has awarded $2 million in grant funding under the Park and Trail Grant Program to 16 projects across the Metro-East, each representing a new development or improvement to a public park, regional trail, or recreation facility within Madison or St. Clair County, IL.
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We hope you're enjoying our site. You've read one of your seven free stories for the month. Log in for open access. In a time of growth for Orange City, the town’s leaders have a plan for building brand-new municipal buildings, fixing up and preserving the aging ones, setting up new facilities for Public Works, improving drainage, and building new water and sewage infrastructure.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Halloween is right around the corner and the city of Beckley is already finalizing its decision on the Youth Museum Tailgate Halloween. According to Leslie Baker, the City’s Parks and Recreation Director, they have decided to cancel the Youth Museum Tailgate Halloween for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns. The event typically brings in about 800 kids who come and get their candy and enjoy the event.
It’s really rare for a TV comedy to know exactly what it is from the first scene of its first episode. Usually, these shows take at least half a season to hammer out the core relationships, the best stories for them to tell, and the strongest possible punchlines. Even some...
Preparation for a March 2020 Mercer Theatre production was in full swing when it was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With an almost entirely new cast and crew, “The Commedia Pinocchio” is now coming to life as the first show of the Mercer Players’ 2021-22 season. The free, family-friendly play...
KEY ACTION Approved providing McElory Contract Packaging Inc. and J. Mack Properties a tax abatement for real and personal property. DISCUSSION President of McElory Contract Packaging Steve McElory said the business has been growing rapidly since they moved from Wooster to Orrville in 2017. It expects to expand the building and equipment, which will create job opportunities to increase their production.
RALEIGH — Andy Sicard is the new superintendent of Grandfather Mountain State Park in Avery, Caldwell and Watauga counties, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Sicard succeeds Kevin Bischof, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Gorges State Park in June. A superintendent is the chief of...
To protect the chaparral and other sensitive plants of Lime Ridge Open Space from being trampled by hordes of mountain bikers and hikers, Walnut Creek officials are planning to build a two-mile “flow trail” through the 1,200-acre swath of ridge land on the eastern edge of the city. They hope...
VIRGINIA — Cities are often associated with the structures they boast, local architect Erik Wedge said to the crowd gathered in Virginia Monday evening. Paris, for instance, has the Eiffel Tower; Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is known for the Sydney Opera House. Now Virginia has its own structural anchor...
Fundraiser 'celebrates land and nature in southern Colorado,' nets $70,000 for Palmer Land Conservancy
Protecting land and nature through the Palmer Land Conservancy obviously runs in the genes of family members John Geary, and his late uncle, Stuart P. Dodge. Fountain Creek Ranch was the perfect venue for the recent A Night on the Ranch PLC benefit, where Dodge was posthumously recognized for his exceptional service to land conservation. Geary, Dodge’s nephew and current PLC board member, accepted the award on behalf of his uncle.
ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — An ice rink could be coming to Ardmore's Clubhouse this winter, depending on approval from the City Commission. City Commissioners approved the plan to add a skating facility at The Clubhouse at their Monday night meeting. The rink has been part of the plan for The...
‘We will not put it here if you don’t want it here’ comes true. Dudley Watts was true to his word. When the Forsyth County manager came to the Red Barn at Tanglewood nearly two months ago for a public input and Q&A session regarding a 50,000-square-foot agricultural multi-use event center proposed to be built in the park, he said that the county wouldn’t build it if Clemmons didn’t want it.