TPC Network Announces “12 Days of Golf Cheer” for this Holiday Season
By News on the Net Tuesday, November 19, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR’s TPC Network, comprised of 32 premier golf properties designed specifically to host PGA TOUR events, is unveiling “12 Days of Golf Cheer” – unprecedented offers that will be revealed daily on the Network’s social channels and website Dec. 2-13, 2013. Golf enthusiasts everywhere will have the opportunity to enjoy these unique experiences from the only network of clubs licensed by the PGA TOUR.Sarasota Key
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Sunday, October 20, 2013
It’s five a.m. and the bright full moon is casting dancing shadows in the hawkish wind. The dense, tall trees are creaking in the back yard forest with giant limbs swaying. The air is cold and dry; it has not rained in several days.
It’s a far cry from the balmy Florida of yesterday. We got up at 6:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise over the ocean. Joan’s cottage is five minutes from the beach. In the salty damp warm air, the street greeted us with pitch blackness.Discover Iconic Joys of Autumn in New York State
By News on the Net Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Albany, N.Y. — A covered bridge framed by mountainsides awash in brilliant crimsons, oranges and yellows, bushel baskets of apples, fields of plump pumpkins and corn mazes carved into the hillsides… many of the most iconic images of autumn in America seem to have come straight out of New York State.
Autumn in the Empire State is more than a visual treat. It is also a season of celebration. The Old English words for harvest (hærfest) and autumn were the same, and anyone traveling through New York State during the season quickly understands the connection. Roadside farm stands, a plethora of farmer’s markets, wine trails and festivals celebrating the harvesting of products from apples to zucchini make this a fun and delicious time to explore the state.Breathtaking Natural Bridge
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Thursday, July 18, 2013
“So beautiful an arch, so elevated, so light, and springing as it were up to heaven, the rapture of the spectator is really indescribable. It is the most sublime of Nature’s works.”- Thomas Jefferson, Note on the State of Virginia
Walking down 147 steps along a tiny creek cascading gradually to a larger bed, huge rocks surround us on both sides. I wondered in anticipation, where is this Natural Wonder? And suddenly, the view opens and a grey mammoth arch covered with lush green vegetation rises out of the wet and moss-covered rock. Rivulets of water flow on all sides of the limestone, constantly carving.Last Minute Memorial Day Plans
By News on the Net Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Families are invited to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend with Blues, Brews and BBQ at Beaver Creek Lodge, a Kessler Collection retreat of mountain chic luxury at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado.
Mad46 Re-Opens at The Roosevelt Hotel
By News on the Net Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NEW YORK – Celebrating springtime in the city, The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC is thrilled to re-open rooftop doors at mad46 – the hotel’s famed lounge atop the 19th floor – on April 17. Its sixth season as Midtown Manhattan’s hottest rooftop bar, mad46 is located at the corner of Madison and 46th and opens its skies to warmer breezes Wednesday through Friday from 5 - 10 p.m.; returning to six days a week on Monday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to midnight.Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Monday, February 25, 2013
The hilltop estate of Monticello is not easy to reach. The current owners allow foot traffic but most visitors prefer buses. When clouds cover the sky, access is denied for fear of lightning strikes. The lush vegetation and old majestic trees seclude the manor, making it invisible from the bottom of the mountain.
Monticello’s storied existence was advertised in 1921 as a “dignified country home” overlooking Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1923 the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation purchased the estate from Jefferson Levy for $100,000 in cash and a note of $400,000.Travelers Explore the Nation’s “Past & Presidents” at Four Washington D.C. BridgeS
By News on the Net Monday, February 4, 2013
HERNDON, Va. – – BridgeStreet invites travelers to explore the nation’s Capitol during its most bustling season—with rates starting at $151/night when booking three nights or more. Now – March 31, 2013, travelers discover hidden D.C. gems and relish in spacious, downtown accommodations, with everything needed for a truly presidential experience. Offer code: PREZ13.Travel Guide: Connecticut
By News on the Net Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A January Day
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The forest is wet and misty. A dense fog hangs on top of the river like a fluffy blanket. I hear twigs snapping in the distance. A couple of white tail deer are eyeing us with curiosity. In a few days the forest rangers are going to cull the herd. There is not enough acreage to support all the wildlife. My hubby is walking ahead leaning on his Gandalf stick, his silhouette disappearing in the mist. The drizzly rain shapes diamond droplets in my dark hair like a nature’s tiara.
My breathing is labored. I have not been out of the house in two weeks - the flu really sapped my energy. The hard to discern trail winds gently downhill all the way to the railroad bridge that crosses the river. The return will be much harder, going uphill. I watch my steps carefully - the twisted tree roots bulge out of the ground but are hidden underneath a thick cover of dead leaves.
Durango Southwest Colorado
By John Treadwell Dunbar Wednesday, December 5, 2012
“What’s that smell?” she asked one crisp fall morning standing on a corner in historic downtown Durango as the world-renowned Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, laden with giddy tourists bound north into the rugged fold of the spectacular San Juan Mountains, chugged by. With a toot of its horn that woke the guests at the Strater and Palmer hotels, Old Ironsides belched a thick, black column of smoke and coal cinders that stuck to the roof of my mouth and clogged my nostrils with a 19th century industrial stench, which, like the earthy aroma of horse manure, some people grow fond of.
“Money,” I said, holding a copy of “Chasing Sovereignty” in one hand, and with the other waving to Mabel and her camera peering out of the yellow box car that rolled past in a noisy procession that has been huffing and puffing, back and forth and up and down the verdant Animas River Valley for 130 years and counting. “Lots and lots of money.”Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival inaugural season is a success
By News on the Net Monday, November 19, 2012
AUBURN, N.Y. – The inaugural season of the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival was a success, according to Festival organizers. The Festival, held in Auburn, N.Y., included nine musicals and played a significant role in shaping 20 new musicals during the 2012 season. Downtown Auburn also saw a boost in activity as patrons visited restaurants and spent time in the city.Butte, Montana
By John Treadwell Dunbar Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Known in its day as the richest hill on earth, and harnessing immense mining wealth beyond comprehension, Butte, Montana, grew into a city of tall, brick and stone buildings meant for an anticipated 100,000, and built to last. Together with Anaconda thirty miles away, Butte is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States boasting over 6,000 buildings that are certain to awe visitors drawn to this incredible reminder of a time when copper really was king, and competing Goliaths named Day, Clark and Heinze went to war to gain the lion’s share of the earth’s bounty.
It was a time when babbling migrants from the four corners of the globe melted into the dirty landscape and crawled deep into the crust and toiled in ways today’s workers can only imagine with a shudder and a nod of gratitude to the labor movement that brought a measure of sanity and incremental safety in the wake of the conglomerate stampede, and invariable deaths that came with the dark and damp terrain; and the life-threatening, back-breaking task of gouging copper out of Mother’s epidermis; gold, silver, zinc, lead and molybdenum, but mostly copper so vital to the booming age of electricity and its industrial and residential demands.Three Capes on the Oregon Coast
By John Treadwell Dunbar Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Devoid of the Willamette Valley crowds that descend on Lincoln City on the northern Oregon Coast during the pleasant months, the exquisite tranquility of forty-mile-long Three Capes Scenic Drive, and quaint ocean-side villages that dot this string of pristine pearls, is a surprising and pleasant respite few out-of-state visitors are aware of.
Beginning at tiny Pacific City three miles west of Highway 101, and meandering generally north past diminutive and sandy Cape Kiwanda, the two-mile lofty protrusion of Cape Lookout that juts out into the Pacific Ocean like the Titanic, and the rocky bulk of Cape Meares at the far northern end of the drive, this hidden gem of coast pulls us back year after year without fail.Going-to-the-Sun Highway
By John Treadwell Dunbar Monday, September 24, 2012
Native Americans referred to the jagged mountain kingdom in Glacier National Park, particularly the stunning east side, as “The Backbone of the World.” If you’ve ever traversed this million-acre superlative of towering rugged mountains, dwindling blue glaciers, long and abiding bodies of green water, and lush cedar-hemlock forests on that 50-mile, white-knuckle drive across the twisting turns of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, you’re certain to agree, emphatically, as your head bobs up and down in amazement.
You’re in good company. Two million other flabbergasted visitors a year from across the globe drawn to this alpine mecca of free-roaming grizzly bears, this “Switzerland of America” that borders fair Canada, chime in with that singular universal expression that sums it up nicely: Wow!Next 15 Columns