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National parks cannot continue to do more with less

Letters submitted by BDN readers are vetted by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to [email protected] Senator Angus King is pushing for additional staff in national parks, and I wholeheartedly agree. For too long national parks have been asked to do more with less. Attendance hit new records at national parks across the country […]

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What are the best hikes in Johnson County? Let us know your choices 🥾

Spring is approaching and with the warmer weather comes the chance to get outdoors. For this week’s “5 to Try” we want you to pick the best hiking and walking trails in and around Johnson County. Slowly but surely the weather around Johnson County is warming up. The snow has melted, the air is getting […]

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Mumbai Confidential: The circle is complete | Bombay News

Sanjay Pandey, who recently had to relinquish the state’s additional DGP charge, took to social media to express his displeasure at the circumstances that have “forced the government’s hand” in his case. In his tweets he called the PIL for his withdrawal ‘unsustainable’ and pointed out the ‘irony’ of how it was due to the […]

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Head to San Rafael’s Loch Lomond Marina for Easy Birdwatching – Marin Independent Journal

Marin has two shores: the ocean and the bay. When thinking of wilderness, many people might think more of the ocean coast than the bay shoreline, which is relatively developed and closer to our cities and population centers. But there are plenty of birds to see along the bay, birds that can be seen easily, […]

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Yellowstone National Park is officially 150 years old

CODY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Yellowstone National Park officially turns 150 this week. Over these 150 years, the way visitors experience the park has changed dramatically. Feeding the animals is no longer accepted, although gatherings around the campfire are still popular. Wading in thermal pools is banned these days, although hiking is still a […]

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Proposed water trail would connect several upstate rivers

By boat, it’s 193 miles from Cooperstown to Corning, down the Susquehanna to Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and up the Chemung River. If Kevin Costello’s vision comes to fruition, there will eventually be a water track to make it happen. Water trails “are mapped along waterways such as rivers, lakes and canals for recreational purposes,” Costello, […]

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At least 13 dead after tourist boat sinks off Vietnam, four still missing

At least 13 people have drowned and four others are missing after a tourist boat capsized in bad weather off the coast of Vietnam’s World Heritage town Hoi An on Saturday, an official said. The accident happened as the ship carrying 39 local tourists and crew was returning to Hoi An from Cu Lao Cham […]

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Many advantages, great opportunities for parks and recreation directors | Community

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Bison Trapping Operations Begin in Yellowstone National Park | State and Region

HELENA DORE Column Writer Yellowstone National Park announced on Tuesday that bison trapping has begun near the park’s northern border, meaning efforts to cull the population by dispatch to slaughter are underway. Trapping in the Stephens Creek administrative area began late last week, according to the park. Bison are taken from corrals near Gardiner as […]

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Community birding event observes 37 different species of birds at Ormond Beach

Instead of counting sheep, why not count birds? The Environmental Discovery Center hosted its annual Great Backyard Bird Count celebration on Saturday February 19, an annual global initiative that encourages people to observe and count as many birds as possible during a four-day period in February. By reporting their findings, scientists can work to better […]

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Glimpses of the lavish house of Ananya Panday on Mumbai’s Pali Hill

B-town celebrities often stay in the news for their lavish homes. From Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat to Amitabh Bachchan’s Jalsa, it’s understandable that these resident celebrities have become so prominent that they are even now referred to as tourist hotspots by their fans. Every newcomer to Bollywood looks at these houses and wishes to one […]

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Mitchell W. Ticoras 1931-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

MEQUON, Wis. – Mitchell W. Ticoras passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born September 13, 1931 in Warren, he was the son of William “Basil” and Sofia Ticoras. He married Dionisia “Diana” Vasilion on March 7, 1965. She predeceased him on December 24, 2010. The surviving children are William (Betty) […]

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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil: Unknown and supernatural

(CNN) — As a visitor first lays eyes on the beautiful paradise pools that characterize Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, it wouldn’t be out of place to assume a hallucination. Dazzling blue lagoons numbering in the thousands hide beneath towering sand dunes draped over 598 square miles. Everyone is inviting – scratch that, beg! — […]

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I was proud to be an Iowan | News, Sports, Jobs

We dipped our toes in the snowbird water in January, escaping the cold of Iowa for the warmth and splendor of Arizona. One of the first lessons learned – you can escape Iowa, but you can’t escape Iowans. Iowans are everywhere in Arizona – grocery stores, restaurants, hiking trails, pickle ball courts, golf […]

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Wet and windy, then cold and freezing

The essential Happy Tuesday 02/22/22! How fitting that we have two storm systems in sight this week. The first will bring wet and windy weather to New Jersey on Tuesday. But at least it’s warm enough that we don’t have to worry about winter weather. For now. The next system will arrive from Thursday to […]

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families […]

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Classic Happy Trails: Must-See Spruce Mountain Between Colorado Springs and Denver | Way of life

Spruce Mountain Trail Between Colorado Springs and Denver, it’s all too easy to overlook the countryside that stretches either side of Interstate 25. That’s for the inevitable rush to and from the subways. Keeping your eyes on the road is good. But you might also find your gaze shifting to a particular landmark – no […]

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5 Amazing National Parks to Visit in March

Shoulder travel season is the best time to visit popular places. March and April can have weather risks, but you may have a place to yourselves. Some of the more popular national parks may not be fully accessible in March. Places like Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Tetons, and Rocky Mountain National Park can have blizzards, ice, […]

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70 species of resident migratory birds spotted in Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted: Posted Date – 19:33, Sun – 20 Feb 22 Warangal: More than 70 species of migratory and resident birds like Red-crested Pochard, Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Jacanas, Teal and others have been spotted in Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary during a bird walk organized by the Forestry Department on February 19 and 20. according to Arpana […]

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The Southwest’s “Wonderland of Rocks” could be our next National Park

Cover photo: Early morning at the Chiricahua National Monument; photo credit: John Fowler via Flickr CC BY 2.0 Nestled between the Sonoron and Chihuahuan deserts at the southern end of the Rockies, Chiricahua National Monument is one of Arizona’s unsung natural gems. Its distinctive rock formations were created by a volcanic eruption around 27 million […]

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This hiker makes nature a natural place for everyone

CBC Quebec shines a light on people in Black communities across the province who are giving back, inspiring others and helping shape our future. These are the Black Changemakers. It started as a way of looking at family during the pandemic: Jamillah Jean and her family would gather outdoors, physically distancing on sidewalks, in order […]

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5 most special temples in India where you will be immersed in reverence

If you are religious and love roaming, today we are going to show you the list of places you can go. Today we are going to tell you about temples where you can go and immerse yourself in the spirit of reverence. Vaishno Devi Mata Temple – Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, one of the religious […]

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Hugh Leman | Obituaries | Logansport Pharos Grandstand

Hugh Leman February 13, 1927 – February 14, 2022 Hugh Leeman, 95, died Monday, February 14, 2022, the day after his 95th birthday at his Wynnfield Crossing residence in Rochester. Born February 13, 1927 in Hamilton County, Indiana, he was the son of the late Joseph Harvey Leeman and the late Grace Edwards (DeVaney) Leeman. […]

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Save Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (KLAS) “It was a dream, built on a lie, and devastated by a storm. Historic Scotty Castle in Death Valley National Park remains off-limits to most. It has been that way for more than six years since a flash flood forced the government to close the site. There are a few people, however, […]

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JRR Tolkein: “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” – Trail Hikes by Daryl Warren | Columns

Author JRRTolkien said “Not all who wander are lost.” However, a simple solution to being found if you get lost on a hike: start talking politics and someone will show up to talk to you. Luckily, I was never truly lost for more than a few hours, so I didn’t have to deal with naysayers […]

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Vrbo’s Top 10 Summer Destinations for Brits in 2022 – See the Full List

Vrbo has revealed the top 10 international destinations Britons will be flocking to this summer. The global family holiday rental expert has revealed that 8 out of 10 British families are showing an interest in leaving the UK this summer in its annual Family Holiday Insider report. The research also revealed that more than a […]

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Geiser: Anglers can start planning their vacations with help from Nebraska Game and Parks fishing forecast | Columnists

Birdhouses offer several advantages in our yards. While most of the benefits are for the birds using them by providing a safe nesting area to lay eggs and raise young birds, there are other benefits of nest boxes that may not be so obvious. Nest boxes protect birds from all types of weather and most […]

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The dovetail log home near Lake Tahoe evokes a national park lodge

Martis Camp’s dovetail log home is listed at nearly $10.5 million. Tahoe Mountain Realty Martis Camp is a gated community of over 2,100 acres amidst forests, meadows and streams, located between Truckee, California and the northern shores of Lake Tahoe. A great example of the types of estates and cottages available in the development is […]

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Woman dies after fall on closed scenic hiking trail in Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has died after falling while hiking with a group on a scenic trail that was closed by the state three years ago due to safety concerns. State Police were called to a site near Glen Onoko Falls in Carbon County around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There they were met […]

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Academia Hernando: Overview of “Hidden Gems of New York”

Although still a popular tourist spot, New York City is a geographic treasure trove of off-the-beaten-path destinations just waiting to be discovered. At Academia Hernando, Dennis Dundore will present “Hidden Gems of New York City” at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. “We will visit a few […]

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Senators seek more staff at national parks amid visitation records

Senators said they believe a good staffing level would be 23,000 full-time equivalent positions. BAR HARBOUR, Maine — The independent senator from Maine and a colleague from Montana want more staff at U.S. national parks to keep up with increased visitation. Senators Angus King of Maine and Steve Daines of Montana said visitation and workload […]

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How hiking through the AT affected my body image

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> Before my first hike, I didn’t own a scale and never knew what I weighed. I liked beer and bread, running and hiking. People never commented on my body, and beyond the everyday insecurities that usually plague women in my early twenties, I never thought about it much. At 25, I decided to hike […]

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Qld’s Mission Beach makes list of most beautiful villages in the world

Many people can pass by this little Queensland gem. But the tropical paradise just took fifth place on the list of the most beautiful villages in the world. With just 4,000 people living there and waters teeming with crocodiles and deadly Irukandji jellyfish, Mission Beach in Far North Queensland is often overlooked as a tourist […]

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Cellar Doors and Sunsets: Romantic Aussie Mini-Holidays Under $500 | Holidays in Australia

Jheading to a walk-in campsite with a tent and provisions for fire-cooked meals on your back can certainly be a romantic experience. But if you’re looking for privacy and somewhat less rugged seclusion, lodging in scenic areas often goes from under-star to five-star, with little in between. We’ve scoured the country for short breaks and […]

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Kilauea Eruption Update, Hawaii Volcanoes Park Map

image of replacement field station offered by the USGS courtesy of the National Park Service (BIVN) – The recurring eruption at the summit of Kilauea Volcano continues, as another pause in lava effusion began Friday morning. Prior to the hiatus, lava was overflowing from the western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and filling the lava lake that […]

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Hike the Pacific Coast Trail to save the whales:

When people think of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), their minds don’t easily preoccupy with the whales migrating along the Pacific coast. Well, that’s about to change for those soon to follow an epic 4,000+ kilometer trek by a young Dutch girl setting off in April as part of an effort to save whales that […]

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Madame Tussauds wax figure of Zendaya continues to spark debate as fans compare statue to Kylie Jenner

Madame Tussauds wax figure of Zendaya continues to spark debate as fans compare the statue to a tribute to Kylie Jenner By Mark Mcgreal for Dailymail.Com and Sean O’grady for Mailonline Published: 3:52 a.m. EST, February 12, 2022 | Update: 4:37 a.m. EST, February 12, 2022 Zendaya was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds in […]

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DDA event to strengthen the city’s commitment with Yamuna | Latest Delhi News

ThroughRisha ChitlangiaNew Delhi The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will organize a 15-day event – from February 19 to March 6 – to showcase the rejuvenated Yamuna floodplains and “rekindle people’s connection with the river”. Much of the 22 km stretch along the river has been redeveloped by the DDA as part of its riverbank redevelopment […]

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Death toll in Benin National Park attacks rises as France opens terror probe

Published on: 02/11/2022 – 11:19 Nine people, including a Frenchman, were killed this week in attacks in a national park in Benin’s remote north, on the troubled border of Niger and Burkina Faso, according to a government update. The toll was the deadliest of recent attacks Benin has suffered as West African coastal states face […]

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley Hall of Fame: 2022 Edition

Year after year, Chippewa Valley voters rank these winners as the creme de la creme in our poll. Here are the people, places and things that have won their categories five or more consecutive years! SCOOTER BARbest dance floor MICHAEL PERRYFavorite Local Author 14 YEAR OLD WINNERS (SINCE 2008) Mexican grills from Cancun: Best Restaurant […]

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With bird flu detected in Indiana, Iowa poultry farmers on high alert

As bird flu creeps closer to Iowa, poultry producers are closely monitoring flocks for signs of the highly contagious disease that swept through the state’s commercial and backyard flocks nearly seven years, killing tens of millions of birds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in a commercial […]

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Congaree National Park will conduct a prescribed burn | Hopkins

Image from Congaree National Park website. Rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and the SC Forestry Commission will be conducting a prescribed burn during the last two weeks of February and the first week of March. The fire will […]

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Dog and human friendly ‘Big Woods’ hike in Webster. Admire the winter beauty of the trail.

Rosie’s head was spinning. So many possible paths in Gosnell Big Woods Preserve in Webster. Thanks to Minnie, a fellow hunter whose people recommended this place, Rosie added another arrow to her quiver. Paul and Carol Fetter said Minnie loves to walk around Big Woods and “gets excited for a short drive to her favorite […]

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Key Manufacturers Global Digital Binoculars Market 2022-2029 Bushnell Outdoor Products, Barska, ATN – The Grundy Register

A Global Market Study digital binoculars market examines the performance of the digital binoculars market in 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the digital binoculars market status and competitive landscape globally. Global Digital Binoculars Market can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Digital Binoculars Market business strategies, regional study […]

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National Park Service makes ‘unfortunate’ discovery at Southwest Texas lake: Invasive new mussel

The quagga mussel – a more harmful close relative of the zebra mussel that has already invaded 33 state lakes – has been detected in Texas for the first time. The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife said quagga mussel larvae have been discovered by National Park Service personnel on four occasions at Amistad International […]

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Stark Parks Seeks Funding for Devonshire Park Trail Expansion

JACKSON TWP. – Stark Parks is seeking public funds to redo the trails and add a new one at Devonshire Park. The park district submitted a request for $194,679 to the Clean Ohio Trails Fund through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The funding would be used to replace the 0.7-mile mown nature trail that […]

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Road trips from Shillong that you must do for an unforgettable experience

There is so much to explore on Indian roads that every 100 kilometers or so you can discover a new city, a ruin or even a lake. So if you are looking to explore the country on its roads and you are in Meghalaya, these road trips from Shillong are for you! Unmissable road trip […]

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Becoming an adult alone in a car is not exclusive to the cinema

“And I felt like I belonged. I felt like I could be somebody. As this quote from Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” evokes in its beautiful and haunting chorus, there’s something about flying in a car that makes you feel like you can leave what you know behind. and do anything. Although the narrator of this […]

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Yellowstone National Park to Create Bison Management Plan

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a bison management plan at Yellowstone National Park. With this announcement, the NPS introduces a wide range of actions for the management of bison inside the park. This plan allows the NPS […]

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DONNA’S DAY: Cheese fondue wins Super Bowl dinner | Community life

My best memory of cheese fondue dates back to a summer in Switzerland, his country of origin. After hours of hiking in the Alps with a French family, we arrived at a charming mountaintop chalet, where we dipped chunks of fresh, rustic bread in a classic cheese fondue to top off a perfect day. The […]

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Should straight and cis people be allowed in LGBT bars, clubs and spaces?

The debate about straight and cis people in gay venues still rages on. (Getty) Imagine the scene – you’re going out to your favorite queer club with your friends, but when you walk through the doors, you see a bachelorette party going wild with giant inflatable penises. Many queer people will have had some sort […]

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David A. Grover | The Bridgton News

David Grover David A. Grover, 59, of Bridgton, died suddenly on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born on February 15, 1962 in Bridgton, son of Donald and Shirley (Seamon) Grover. He attended local schools and immediately went to work locally in the shoe store for 26 years. He […]

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Permits available to catch feral hogs at Big Thicket in Kountze

The invasive species is proliferating in southeast Texas, endangering local wildlife, destroying land and frustrating hunters. KOUNTZE, Texas – It’s not hunting season right now, but the National Park Service wants you to get out your traps to catch the feral hogs in the Big Thicket State Preserve. The invasive species is proliferating in southeast […]

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Bad Roads: Kodagu CM Seniors Petition

Mysore/Mysore: Elderly people of Ammathi in Kodagu have written to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai urging him to take urgent action to repair roads in the kodagu neighborhood that has gone from bad to worse. They expressed concern that the majority of the main thoroughfares and roads connecting various parts of Kodagu have deteriorated and have […]

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Things To Do On The Weekend Around Denver And Beyond | Denver Gazette

THURSDAY-SUNDAY That beautiful white blizzard covering the prairie near Lamar is actually thousands upon thousands of migrating arctic geese. They are behind a fascinating birding event, the High Plains Snow Goose Festival, drawing crowds of birdwatchers to Prowers County. Field trips to reservoirs and canyons, seminars, photo contest experiences. Activities from $15 to $40 until […]

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Skyline Trail closed due to dangerous ice conditions after multiple rescues

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the Skyline Trail near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway due to dangerous ice conditions. The Skyline Road will be closed from the 5,800 foot park boundary to the top of the road where it intersects the Desert View Trail. Officials said any hikers planning to do […]

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Blackpool is a favorite among us Scots, and there’s even more to offer this year at fun-filled Pleasure Beach.

BLACKPOOL holds a special place in the hearts of many Scots, drawn to the coastal entertainment venue with its combination of ‘kiss me quick’ beachside entertainment and the thrills of its Pleasure Beach. We go there in droves, year after year, enjoying the arcades, dancing in its iconic tower ballroom (hello Strictly) topping up our […]

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Looking for a safe place

By Tamara Joly Finding a safe and inclusive place to live in this world eluded me. I couldn’t find it in rural Pennsylvania. Might be a “safe place” for some, I felt anything but safe growing up there. I was kicked out of birthday parties, tagged undated, teased about my hair, and called racial slurs. […]