• Lighting Request Another Sign of Pickleball's Popularity

    by John Reynolds, Staff Writer January 2015

    An effort is under way to add lights to the pickleball courts at Iles Park to accommodate the growing interest in the sport.

  • Sports Complex to Complete Amenities at Park

    by Submitted Caffrey & Associates January 2015

    Developer Kitson & Partners has begun construction of a three-acre Sports Complex and a south entry gate at Talis Park in North Naples.

  • Community Center to Increase Fees Up to 26 Percent

    by Patrick O'Grady Valley News Correspondent January 2015

    The Claremont City Council on Wednesday night approved a new fee schedule that includes increases in some of the rates for the community center between 6 and 26 percent.

  • Minnesotans Against Idea of Sledding Ban in Parks

    by MARY LYNN SMITH; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    Fearing potential lawsuits, a town in Iowa banned sledding in all but two of its 50 parks, news that has some Minnesotans shaking their heads and vowing not to put the skids on sledding.

  • Boston Olympic Bid Brings Fear of Eminent Domain Use

    by RICHARD WEIR January 2015

    Should Boston ultimately be tapped to host the 2024 Summer Games, the use of eminent domain will be a tempting option to help clear prized land for Olympic venues, but deploying it, warns a legal expert, could cause disastrous ripple effects with lasting economic harm.

  • Maine Winter Sports Center Seeks $20M Endowment

    by Aislinn Sarnacki BDN Staff January 2015

    The Maine Winter Sports Center, in response to losing its chief source of funding last winter, has announced it is redefining its mission and launching a $20 million endowment campaign to support its programs well into the future.

  • City's Recreation Revenues Increase 16.5 Percent Over '13

    by Aleese Kopf Daily News Staff Writer January 2015

    Palm Beach's recreation department had another lucrative year in 2014, with record earnings at the Par 3 Golf Course and Town Docks.

  • New Heading Rules for Youth Soccer Are No-Brainer

    by Geoff Calkins January 2015

    She started playing competitive soccer in first grade. A year later, she had her first concussion. "I was 7 years old," says Gracie Hussey, now 15 and a freshman at Hutchison. "I was playing up in age, with my sister. I remember going in for a header and a girl elbowed my head because I was so much shorter than her." Hussey finished the game because that's how she was wired. Her head hurt, sure, but nothing a little ice couldn't fix.

  • Rec Director Adds Snack Shack Rebuild to To-Do List

    by MATTHEW DAIGLE, Staff Writer January 2015

    When Wayne Sevigny, director of the River Valley Recreation Center, got a phone call on July 23 telling him that the snack shack at the Mexico Recreation Park had burned down, he said he didn't react in shock or anger.

  • Without Fields Deal, Youth Soccer for 3,000 in Jeopardy

    by Suzanne Hurt, staff writer, The Orange County Register December 2014

    Soccer officials fear that up to 3,000 youths may be without a place to play in three years as the city wrestles with whether to develop their home fields.