• Legislators Lift Private Funding Mandate for ODU Stadium

    by Harry Minium June 2014

    By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot The General Assembly will not require Old Dominion to build a new football stadium entirely with private funds after all. A provision of the Virginia Senate budget that would have required ODU to fund a stadium privately was dropped from the budget adopted last week by the Senate and House of Delegates.

  • Teens' 'Undark the Park' Campaign Nets $365K in Lighting

    by David O'Reilly; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    The nights will last longer this summer in a corner of Camden's Cramer Hill section, and will linger, too, when fall comes, and even into the cold of winter.

  • Naming Rights Deal Would Give School Synthetic Turf

    by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014

    Spending $370,000 to install artificial turf by the fall at Jupiter High School's athletic field is up for final approval at tonight's council meeting. "New turf will turn a complete embarrassment of a field into a facility that the community can be proud of," said Councilman Todd Wodraska, a 1989 graduate of Jupiter High who played football on the field.

  • Record Fundraising Success Means Y Access for 1,600

    by Paul Swiech June 2014

    BLOOMINGTON — As many as 1,600 people who can't afford membership to the Bloomington-Normal YMCA may have access to Y programs after a record amount of money was raised in the 2014 Strong Kids campaign.

  • Business Owners, Residents Rally Around Stadium Plan

    by GRAHAM MOOMAW June 2014

    Efforts to resurrect the plan for a new baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom got a boost Wednesday as a group of Shockoe business owners and residents held a news conference calling for the project to move forward. About 30 people stood behind a podium in front of C'est Le Vin wine bar on North 17th Street as neighborhood leader David Napier said the project would be a boon to the Shockoe area. "If you don't want to understand it, you can always say it's too complicated for me to understand," said Napier, president of the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association. "But I think we've got smart-enough people on council that most of them will feel comfortable with this project once it's fully presented to them."

  • Progress Slows on Proposed Sprawling Sports Complex

    by Katlyn Smith June 2014

    You live in Hanover Park, but you identify more closely with the bedroom community's neighbors. That's the dynamic that's troubling village officials in their new strategic plan, a blueprint for the next three years.

  • Falcons Stadium Bond Faces New Challenge by Residents

    by Katie Leslie; Staff June 2014

    A group of English Avenue and Vine City residents are appealing a Fulton County Superior Court judge's approval of Atlanta's plans to partially finance the new Falcons stadium.

  • Penn State's $230K to Fund Child-Protection Groups

    by Allison Steele; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    For the second straight year, Pennsylvania State University will provide two regional child advocacy groups with money the school would have otherwise collected from football bowl revenue.

  • District Considers Higher Flat Fee for High School Sports

    by Jason Nevel Staff Writer May 2014

    The district currently charges $75 to play one sport and $100 to play multiple sports. The new policy - which could be voted on in mid-June - would be a flat fee of $85 regardless of how many sports a student plays.

  • PTO Hopes to Replace Tile Gym Floor with Hardwood

    by Chuck Fieldman. | @chuckwriting May 2014

    A major fundraising effort by the Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO is aimed at purchasing a new wood floor for the gym at the school, which has the tile floor that was installed when the school opened in 2000.