The attraction drew a large crowd of families with the kids gathered close and full of laughs. Majority Of Americans Plan To Explore "The Great Indoors" And Stream TV This Summer Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:44 am (NAPSI)According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers Almanac, the summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with oppressive humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States. How do most Americans plan to cope? By seeking solace in the comfort of their homes and catching up on their favorite TV shows, made possible in part by the advent of the streaming media player. Online Education Can Mean Year-Round Learning Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:44 am (NAPSI)While summer can be a great time for family fun, it can also pose a challenge to many students. Thats because students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning. This is commonly known as the summer slide. Parents: Make Reading a Part of Outdoor Fun this Summer Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:00 pm (StatePoint) It may sound surprising, but summer is the perfect time for kids to discover their love for reading. YMCA expands Summer Learning Loss Program to Highlands Y Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:06 pm The YMCA of the East Valley received a $30,000 grant from the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund, to increase its participation of its Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program. An Ingenious Way To Help Get Books To Kids Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:44 am (NAPSI)If your child is like the average American school kid, he or she spends 17.4 hours a week watching TV or playing video games, 16.7 hours a week playing outside and only 5.9 hours a week reading. How the Internet Can Keep Kids Excited About Learning this Summer Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 pm (StatePoint) In summer, keeping kids busy means camp, pool time and outdoor games. But all that sun, fun and physical activity should also be well-balanced with mental exercise. Summer Reading Program kicks off at Highland Library Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:46 pm A long line waited to sign up for activities at the Summer Reading Program (SRP) beginning Saturday, June 7, at the Highland Library and Environmental Learning Center. Library prepares for summer with reading programs Thursday, June 5, 2014 3:50 pm The Highland Sam J. Racadio Library will be kicking off its summer reading program on Saturday, June 7, with a dinosaur themed party featuring activities, crafts and performances by professional mime Mark Wenzel. The party runs from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and kicks off the librarys children, teen and adult reading programs which will run through July 30. Tips to Keep Kids Learning and Prevent Summer Slump Sunday, June 1, 2014 10:00 pm (StatePoint) No more pencils, no more books is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesnt take those words too seriously. Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss Sunday, June 1, 2014 10:00 pm (BPT) - School-aged kids count down the days to summer vacation when they can play outside and take a break from homework duties. However, being out of the classroom isnt all fun and games summer learning loss is a real issue that parents worry about every year. Craving an unplugged vacation? Secrets to keeping the family road trip fun Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 pm (BPT) - Whoever said the journey is part of the fun probably never took a summer road trip with hungry, bored children in the backseat of the family car. Keeping kids occupied and their tummies full goes a long way toward making a driving vacation fun for everyone. But if you dont want kids to fill up on junk food and spend all their car time plugged into the electronic device of their choice, what are your options? Burgesons receives 2013 Dave Lennox Award Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:01 pm Burgesons receives Prestigious Dave Lennox Award also receiving many Community and Industry awards and recognitions for being THE BEST. The Dave Lennox award is given to the top 25 Lennox Dealers in the USA and Canada. Burgesons has received this award for an unprecedented nine years in a row. Learning All Summer Long Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:00 pm ( Family Features ) Lazy summer days may sound refreshing to parents, however, they may be detrimental to their childrens educational advancement. A study by Dr.
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Just a few months ago, it bowed to pressure from the chemical lobby when it dropped its proposal to add formaldehyde, a toxic chemical produced by Koch Industries, to its priority list of chemicals. We need to hold the DEP accountable. I urge my fellow Mainers to join me in speaking out for stronger phthalate regulations at the hearing on Tuesday. Our kids health cant afford to wait one more day. Sarah Braik Standish Wealth of information The July 20 BDN article on the east-west highway quotes Maines gubernatorial candidates as saying, in general, that theres not enough information out there to form an opinion on the subject. On the contrary, there is a wealth of information to be found at stopthecorridor.org . This project, properly a utilities and transportation corridor, could comprise a private right of way 500- to 2,000-feet wide running across the state, and, besides a four-lane toll highway, could include pipelines for hydrocarbons and fresh water, and various transmission lines. The impacts an industrial development of this scale would have on the wildernesses in the eastern and western regions of the state and on the rural towns in the middle should be obvious. Environmental fragmentation, economic bypass, resource extraction on a huge scale, property values compromised the list goes on. This project begs the question: Where do we want to go from here? The east-west corridor is a project for corporate developers to cash in on trends in global trade, and it represents more development based on fossil fuels, and more climate change. Maine is in a watershed moment, on the edge of huge opportunity grounded in our wealth of natural environment. Tourism, a multi-billion dollar industry and growing, and farming, the states fastest growing industry, depend on intact landscapes unsullied by Cianbro Corp.s corridor. With good design and sustainable practices, our environment will last as long as we let it and will return to us unending wealth and satisfactions. Tod Cheney Blue Hill Financial care boost Nursing homes and the people they serve received a much needed financial boost when $13.1 million of combined state and federal matching funds were released. MaineCare is forced to operate with annual budget holes sometimes in the $100-million range and its the care providers and those they serve who are most threatened. Although this action does not cure the problem, it does provide welcome relief before more nursing homes around the state are forced to close. Funding health care isnt a problem unique to Maine. As a nation, we must become less reliant on taxpayer-funded programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and encourage the growth of private-pay options to fund long-term care costs. For example, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and federal government spend $2.4 billion annually to cover the nearly 30 percent of our population on Medicaid, which pays for about 67 percent of all nursing home residents. It was a smart move to release $4.6 million of surplus Medicaid dollars to receive $8.5 million in matching federal funds. But the long term problem for MaineCare is the fact that there is a persistent budget shortfall. More than any other form of health care, nursing homes are asked to do more with less.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:13 am ( NewsUSA ) - Talk about annoying. Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:00 am Officials suspended the search for missing Grand Junction kayaker Uriah Shaffer Tuesday, according to a news release. Hope for missing kayaker dims Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:00 am Expert swift water rescuers and divers efforts had not, as of Monday evening, turned up missing Grand Junction kayaker Uriah Shaffer. High water delays releases through Black Canyon Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:00 am Bureau of Reclamation held off for a second day on releasing additional flows through the Black Canyon, due to concerns about high water that have also prompted warnings to stay off area rivers. Missing kayaker feared dead Monday, June 2, 2014 2:00 am Gunnison County authorities and multiple agencies from around the region are searching the Crystal River for the body of a Grand Junction man whose kayak overturned in the rough waters Saturday evening. Montgomery County, Pa. Offers Recreation in Historic Setting Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:56 am ( NewsUSA ) - When most people think of Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa., they think of historic sites and the Revolutionary War. It may offer history buffs a keen look into the past, but there's so much more. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:00 am Q: Why did you choose military service? Adventure films knit together community Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:00 am A mix of locals and visitors to the Western Slope enjoyed a unique and first-of-its-kind event in Montrose over the weekend, the Adventure Film Festival. Who is the select group? Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:41 pm Opponents of the proposed recreation center argue that the facility only serves the interests of a select group of the population. Lets take a minute to identify who is part of that select group. A few pennies have so much potential Sunday, March 9, 2014 1:00 am Imnewto Montrose, butwe have spent our dollarsherere-stockingcamping suppliesand filling agas tankduring countlessvisitsfor recreation. When a chance came to relocate here, we jumped. Faster Internet levels playing field Friday, February 28, 2014 2:00 am It used to be that if a town wanted to prosper it needed a river, then a railroad, then an Eisenhower Interstate highway, and then a cell phone tower. Today it needs to be a gigabit city. Mountainfilm on Tour lands in Paonia Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 am Adventure seekers, conservationists and outdoors enthusiasts from all walks are invited to Mountainfilm on Tour, an independent film festival traveling the country, showing at Paradise Theater in Paonia on Friday. Compensation through habitat Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:00 am Habitat improvements required for the citys whitewater park on the Uncompahgre River are now complete, smoothing the way for construction in November. Go Global: Keep Connected Away from Home Sunday, February 2, 2014 11:00 pm ( Family Features ) Whether your international travel is for business or pleasure, chances are youd like to remain connected. Your wireless phone or tablet is a likely solution, but not all wireless services are created equal. Construction designs and space for quad on agenda Monday, December 2, 2013 11:09 pm The Montrose City Council will consider approving a contract for final design of fish habitat improvements upstream of the proposed Montrose Water Sports Park on the Uncompaghre River at its meeting Tuesday evening. The council will also consider an ordinance to vacate a piece of downtown property for Colorado Mesa Universitys Montrose campus to expand an open space area. Tips for Taking Better Photos Sunday, October 20, 2013 11:00 pm (StatePoint) From selfies to portraits of lunch, more people these days are taking photographs in more places.