• Parks Director: 'More Than Just a Pool' in Replacement

    by BILL VIDONIC September 2014

    Alecia Flood sees a time when the Zelienople Pool will have bigger slides, a heater, better diving boards and other amenities to attract people from throughout the area.

  • Councilman: Fire Parks Director After $800K Lawsuit


    St. Paul City Council Member Dan Bostrom said that the city parks director should lose his job in the wake of an $800,000 settlement for a Como Park cafe that charged the city with breach of contract.

  • Regional Tourism Education Program Gets $50K Boost

    by Nick Sambides Jr. BDN Staff August 2014

    The Quimby Family Foundation, one of the backers of a proposed national park, gave a $50,000 grant to Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor to help develop the two-year program at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center off Route 11 in East Millinocket.

  • Fans of Chicago Little League Team Line Up for T-Shirts

    by JON SEIDEL. Staff Reporter August 2014

    Birdie Lloyd's grandson, a Little Leaguer from Wisconsin, knew his grandma could get him a shirt. She didn't let him down. Lloyd left Dick's Sporting Goods on Tuesday with eight bright-yellow T-shirts celebrating the success of the Jackie Robinson West baseball team.

  • In Philly, Little League Standout Mo'ne Means Money

    by Scott Soshnick Bloomberg News August 2014

    Taney Youth Baseball Association merchandise is so hot that after Sunday night's come-from-behind win over Pearland, Texas, that the team has had to stop taking online orders.

  • City's New Parks Director Knows How to Stretch a Budget

    by Alicia Robinson staff writer, The Orange County Register August 2014

    If anyone is equipped to make do with Riverside's lean, post-recession budget, it's the city's new parks director, Adolfo Cruz. The past 14 years of Cruz's 24 years in parks and recreation were spent in Stockton, which is about to exit a bankruptcy that began in 2012.

  • Parks and Rec Dept. Gets Unexpected $500K Estate Gift

    by Vivian Sade The Journal Gazette August 2014

    Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation officials were pleasantly surprised Tuesday to learn about a $500,000 gift from the estate of Dr. Suzanne Knoebel, a renowned cardiologist in Indianapolis who died July 2.

  • Popularity of Irish-Tinged Hurling, Gaelic Football Grows

    by MARY MACDONALD August 2014

    A fast-moving field game that is part soccer, part baseball, part lacrosse and all Irish is becoming increasingly popular in Worcester.

  • Key Factors to Breaking into the Sports Tourism Business

    by Dev Pathik August 2014

    The rapid rise in sports tourism has many sports marketing professionals and destination marketing organizations feeling like spectators on the sidelines. Most feel understaffed or ill-equipped to take full advantage of the economic impact opportunities offered by tournaments and events.

  • Are Baby Boomers Exercising for the Right Reasons?

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Baby boomers were the first American generation to wholly embrace regular exercise, and as reported in a recently published study in the International Journal of Wellbeing, they're still at it today.