• Town May Cover Half of High School's $800K Turf Costs

    by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2014

    Artificial turf at the town's high school could move a step closer to approval Wednesday if the Palm Beach County School Board approves an agreement to go forward with the $800,000 project.

  • 'Super TIF' Could Finance New Arena in Milwaukee

    by DON WALKER, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2014

    Sources with knowledge of the plan told the Journal Sentinel that the super TIF, as it has been referred to by some, would be large geographically and could include development of new retail, restaurants, hotels or business offices.

  • Upscale Gym Targets Area's Top 20 Percent of Earners

    by RICHARD MULLINS; Tribune staff April 2014

    For people who normally stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel when they travel, there is now a gym in Tampa where they'll feel right at home. The Life Time Athletic center at International Plaza opens for business this Saturday, firmly targeting the top 20 percent of earners in the area; people for whom $284 per month for a family membership is hardly worth worrying about. We don't have long-term contracts, so our task is to exceed people's expectations every time they visit, said gym General Manager Joe Liotine, while giving a tour of the massive, 55,000-square-foot facility. Ideally, that means people never think of going else where. The target customer, Liotine said, is not necessarily price conscious.

  • City Council Keeps 'Penny for Parks' Option Alive

    by Ray Gronberg; 919-419-6648 April 2014

    Advocates of the so-called "penny for parks" proposal for raising money to improve the standard of maintenance of Durham's parks succeeded this week in keeping it alive for the City Council's upcoming budget debate. Mayor Bill Bell acquiesced to the idea of discussing the earmark in next month's budget talks, after Councilman Steve Schewel conceded that none of his colleagues are inclined for now to spend it on new construction.

  • Civic Group Ties Bucks Arena Support to Rec Upgrades

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    The Milwaukee Bucks want a new arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. A Milwaukee community group known as "Common Ground" wants better public athletic facilities, playgrounds and recreational spaces. Together, they might both get what they're asking for.

  • Opinion: Competition for Public Stadium Funding Good

    by Super User April 2014

    It seems only fair that professional sports teams should be required to compete among themselves when asking for public money to build a new stadium or make improvements to existing ones.

  • For Non-Revenue Coaches, Fundraising Comes with Job

    by Ed Johnson Assistant Sports Editor April 2014

    The morning after a signature win by the New Mexico Lobos men's soccer team, UNM coach Jeremy Fishbein and associate athletic director Kurt Esser sat in Seattle. The reward for hard work, they decided, is more hard work.

  • Firm's $25K Gift Hits HS Goal of Baseball Scoreboard


    Since it opened in 2007, San Juan Hills High School was missing at least one important component: a scoreboard at its baseball field. But with help from a local company, that's about to change.

  • Credit Union Gives $100K for Turf, Gets Naming Rights

    by Jason Schultz Palm Beach Post Staff Writer March 2014

    Jupiter Community High School got $100,000 closer to building an artificial turf football field this week, and a local bank got the naming rights to the school's stadium for the next five years.

  • School Board Approves $524K in Bleacher Replacements

    by Bob Fowler March 2014

    OAK RIDGE — Visitors to Jack Armstrong Stadium, the home of the Oak Ridge High School Wildcats football team, will have a place to sit and cheer this fall. For a while, that was a bit uncertain at least for early games next season. Oak Ridge Board of Education members have approved the lower bid on the construction of a new set of bleachers to replace visitors’ grandstands built decades ago.