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New York, New York (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
After the Super Bowl, travelers may be wondering about fun things to do in New York City for the rest of the month, Jamie Carr, editor of NYCTourist.com (http://www.nyctourist.com), says, There are so many events happening constantly, and seeing as how NYC has become a winter wonderland, this February is a great time to explore the beautiful city!
1 – Fashion Week
Fashions biggest night is headed to New York City this month, and while it may prove impossible for guests to snag a seat at one of the runway shows, that doesnt mean travelers cant enjoy Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Guests can celebrate by hitting some of New York Citys best shopping stops, like the four Bs (Barneys, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf, and Bendels)! Another great, unique shop in New York City is Jutta Neumann, where all of the leather handbags are handcrafted on site in her studio! Guests shouldnt skip their souvenirs – check out Grand Slam New York in Times Square for everything NYC.
2 – Hot Chocolate Festival
For the entire month of February, City Bakery hosts a Hot Chocolate festival offering different types of hot cocoas every day! Guests can grab a hot cup of cinnamon, banana peel, or rum raisin hot chocolate to keep you warm for your trek through the beautiful Central Park, or the Revolutionary Era Walking Tour, where guests can see many of NYCs historical landmarks and learn about American History.
3 – Top of the Rock
One of the most popular Manhattan landmarks, the Top of the Rock offers the arguably best views of New York City. Guests can enjoy the beautiful New York City sunset with a warm cup of coffee, and should not forget their cameras!
4 – Food Tour
For travelers whod like to take a trip off the beaten path, we suggest trying one of the Foods of New York Tours. Travelers can explore the snowy streets of NYC and excite their taste buds with the many different foods from a variety of cultures. Theres a food tour for every appetite and budget, so check out their website for more tours and information.
5 – Visit Ground Zero
A visit to Ground Zero is a given for any traveler to NYC. One of the best museums in NYC given its moving photographs of the 9/11 relief effort, The Ground Zero Museum Workshop gives guests the opportunity to tangibly connect with the tragedy. Guests can actually pick up and hold World Trade Center steel and window glass. Travelers can view the touching photographs taken of the 11 month relief effort and know the admission price is going for a good cause – a portion of all ticket sales go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and FDNY Firefighter Joe Graffagnino Childrens Fund.
Where to stay in New York in February
After wandering the snowy streets of NYC, travelers will want a warm place to sleep! The Crowne Plaza in Times Square is a great option as it is conveniently located in Times Square, and one of the most famous hotels in Manhattan. The Hotel Wolcott is another fantastic, conveniently located hotel in New York, as travelers can indulge in luxury without paying a hefty price tag. For other great hotel deals in NYC check out: http://www.nyctourist.com/travel_ad_menu.htm.
NYCTourist.com is one of NYC’s most popular travel & tourism sites helping people research & plan travel to New York City since 1997.
McKinney, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Walmedia, LLC, the parent company of Lift UX (a user experience design company) and UpThemes (a commercial WordPress theme provider) has formally announced its acquisition of ChurchThemes, the first church-specific WordPress theme provider offering free and commercial (paid) themes to its customers. The purchase includes http://churchthemes.net and all additional assets owned by ChurchThemes, LLC, effective July 15th, 2014. ChurchThemes, started by Frankie Jarrett of St. Joseph, MO, has been in business since July 2011 and has seen over 45,000 downloads of its free themes since then.
We met Frankie at WordCamp Austin just as we were preparing to release our first church theme, Uplifted,” said Chris Wallace, one of the managing members of Walmedia. “Once we found out Frankie was looking for a buyer for ChurchThemes, we immediately saw an opportunity to make a fantastic addition to our WordPress product lineup.
The long-term strategy for ChurchThemes involves converting it to a marketplace for theme vendors to sell WordPress themes and other useful design assets like stock photography and motion videography. The marketplace will also feed into a hosted website platform built just for churches, making it easy to set up a website within a few minutes for less than most current church website solutions.
To lead the development of this new product, Walmedia has hired Adam Clark to become Director of Product. He is the co-founder of a new broadcast network, Goodstuff.fm, and owner of Bottlerocket Creative, a small web shop based in Chattanooga, Tn. His most recent venture is wptheory.net, a highly streamlined service that provides customers with a website-in-a-day using WordPress as the foundation. Adam will be leading the ChurchThemes product line, as well as the launch of a hosted church website product in the coming months.
“I’ve spent years working with churches and building church-specific WordPress themes, but have never been fully satisfied with the solutions available,” said Adam. “About five years ago, I started researching the possibility of a hosted website platform specific to churches and ministries. It was only an idea at the time, but an idea I couldn’t shake.”
“Having been a church planter myself in the past, I felt I had a unique understanding of what churches and ministries really need. Near the end of 2013, I decided it was time to take all the research and interviews I had accumulated and make this product a reality. When I met Chris and Brad, it quickly became apparent that our visions for such a product were remarkably similar. In the end, we decided the best way to build something truly great was to join forces.”
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Lansing, IL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
American School is proud to award post-secondary scholarships to 18 deserving graduates. The winners come from diverse backgrounds and hometowns, plan to attend different colleges and universities, and have different interests and career aspirations, but each of them earned his or her accredited high school diploma from American School, a leader in distance education since 1897.
Since American School first awarded scholarships in 1939, a total of 1,462 graduates have earned $ 802,200 in awards. This year’s winners plan to become behavioral neurologists, surface warfare officers in the Navy, doctors of osteopathy, EPA agents, international pediatric neurosurgeons, teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, film producers, dermatologists, industrial engineers, project managers, musicians and dentists, just to name a few potential career choices. When they are not studying, they enjoy hobbies such as ice dancing, crocheting, marksmanship, ballroom dancing, coin collecting, stamp collecting, vegetarianism, reading, singing, dancing, photography, cooking, gardening, writing, playing musical instruments and exercising.
Big Horn, WY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
A vintage one-of-a-kind Wyoming log cabin, located on a quarter-acre of property adjacent to the historic Bozeman Trail and minutes from popular internationally known polo fields in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains, has been listed for sale, announced http://www.bighornretreat.com.
The Flying H Polo Club is one of the largest polo clubs in the country and the history of the sport in the Big Horn, Wyo., area dates back to 1893. Whether for players or spectators, the historical Big Horn cabin offers the opportunity for a great home base for enjoying the fast-paced polo action. Flying H Polo Clubs season opens July 3 with matches continuing on Thursdays and Saturdays until the end of August. Admission is free for spectators.
Carefully restored and boasting a historic marker related to the Bozeman Trail, the Big Horn cabin offers a story and a half of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and has been featured in Mountain Living magazine. Perfect as a Wyoming retreat or second-home, the historical pole log cabin sits on three lots that were once the site of Big Horns first schoolhouse, graced with the same giant centuries-old cottonwood trees that shaded it back then. An irrigation stream also runs through the property, which comes with two water rights.
Other notable attractions near the cabin are the Sheridan, Wyo. airport; The Powder Horn Golf Resort, Wyomings number-one-rated golf course; the Brinton Museum, featuring the historic ranch and notable Western art collection of the late Bradford Brinton; and the quaint two-block-long downtown of Big Horn, Wyoming.
There isnt anything else quite like it on the market, says Wes Worden, owners representative for the property. Its a real piece of Wyoming history that can serve as a comfortable getaway and recreational property for people who want to enjoy all that this area has to offer.
A charming village with a two-block Main Street that offers a Post Office, Mercantile, Fire House and the Last Chance saloon where cowboys still ride horses up to the drive-through window, Big Horn, Wyo., was founded in 1882. The area caught the eye of well-to-do cattle and sheep ranchers who established operations along the base of the Big Horn Mountains in the 1890s, including the sheep-ranching Scottish Moncreiffe brothers who later established the Flying H Polo Club; Oliver Wallop, a member of the English nobility and Wyoming senator; and wealthy Chicago businessman Bradford Brinton.
The appeal continues to this day, with a number of distinguished but low-profile Fortune 500 executives mixing with Big Horn area ranchers and upper-middle class residents to make up the local population. Although land prices have risen dramatically, resulting in the subdivision of pastures that once served dairy farms and smaller ranches, the large ranches along the base of the mountains have remained intact due to the foresight of residents who established conservation easements.
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts have endless year-round recreational activities to enjoy in this special Wyoming mountain town. Big Horn National Park and the Big Horn Mountains offer hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, sightseeing, photography, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding and more. Inspiring scenic drives provide routine beauty among everyday living.
The lovingly restored log cabin featured by bighornretreat.com is situated on a quarter-acre of property with unobstructed Big Horn Mountain views just one block from downtown Big Horn. The house includes a new furnace and ductwork from 2014. A single-car detached garage sits near the cabin, and a new septic tank and system were installed in 2005.
Bighornretreat.com features a historical one-of-a-kind Big Horn, Wyoming, retreat for sale and information and images from the Big Horn, WY area. For more specific property information and pricing, visit http://www.bighornretreat.com.
Contact Amy Stark at amy(at)wordenpr(dot)com or call 307.734.5335 with interest or questions regarding the Big Horn Retreat.
AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY), the worlds leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, today announced its one millionth live vacation rental listing. The milestone further establishes HomeAway as the worlds largest marketplace for alternative accommodations the inventory listed is nearly twice the size of any other vacation rental company and, by renting an entire vacation home, families and groups have access to more than 2.8 million rooms, more than the worlds four largest hotel companies have combined.
In celebration of this milestone, HomeAway is giving away $ 10,000 for a stay in a vacation rental with its Million Ways to Stay Contest. Travelers are invited to enter for a chance to win a stay in the destination of their choice by liking HomeAway on Facebook (more details are included below).
In 2006, HomeAway listed 60,000 vacation homes in 90 countries when it launched HomeAway.com. Now, through its network of sites, the company offers vacation rentals in 190 countries around the world. HomeAway could not have achieved such steady growth the past several years without property managers and homeowners taking advantage of the growing awareness of vacation rentals as a more affordable alternative to hotels, particularly for families and groups, and therefore increasingly listing their second homes. As a result, in 2013, owners and property managers collectively earned more than $ 11 billion in rental revenue and travelers shared more than 201 million memories together in HomeAway rentals, when you consider each person has a lasting memory from each day he or she is on vacation1.
Today, HomeAway offers something for everyone with properties in 99 percent of countries in the world, covering every type of location, including oceanfront, lakefront, downtown, mountain and many more. Travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences can also find their dream accommodations with properties ranging from cabooses to castles, yurts to yachts, tipis to treehouses or even an airplane.
Were excited to reach this milestone, and not just because it proves the industry is growing and thriving, said Brian Sharples, HomeAway co-founder and CEO. But also because for nine years weve passionately pursued the goal of making it easy for families and groups to find and book the perfect vacation rental anywhere in the world, and this is another step in making that a reality.
HomeAways one millionth live vacation rental listing is owned by Betsy Banks Saul and located in Crystal Beach, Fla. The rental sits on a private, dolphin-spotting, waterfront location on the Gulf of Mexico, just outside of vacation hotspot Clearwater, Fla. Betsy started renting to share the happiness the home provides her family to those seeking their own seaside escape. Those looking to book a stay in the millionth listing can do so by clicking this link and inquiring.
To enter to win the $ 10,000 rental stay in the Million Ways to Stay sweepstakes, contestants can go to HomeAways Facebook page and follow the instructions. Participants can receive up to three additional entries by referring friends to the sweepstakes. Entries must be submitted by July 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The winner will be randomly selected and notified no later than July 31, 2014. Official contest rules are available at: http://bit.ly/1MWaysToStay
1. Based on estimates from HomeAways internal data and global survey of customers
HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, is the world’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing approximately one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.
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(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The Museum of the City of New York will present “In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963,” the first exhibition of the esteemed photographers images of sunbathers and swimmers on New York Citys most famous beach. The diversity of peopleand what they are doingis immediately arresting, as the photographs capture intimate portraits of regular and uninhibited New Yorkers in a world of their own. Featuring 70 unseen photographs, the exhibition will include one section showcasing individuals and couples and another section that features the crowded beach and onlookers on the Coney Island boardwalk. “In a World of Their Own” opened on Friday, May 9 and will remain on view until Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Paul Goldberger once compared Aaron Roses work to Emily Dickensons poems inside her trunk in Amherst, a trove of art as yet unseen by the public. The City Museum has had the privilege of displaying Roses work once before, in “The Last Days of Penn Station: Photographs by Aaron Rose,” in 2002. “In a World of Their Own” represents an utterly different perspective on New Yorkers lives, made up entirely of photographs of beach-goers, escaping what were, in all likelihood, un-air-conditioned apartments for a few hours of sand and waves. When viewed together, Roses photographs showcase the rich mix of races, ethnicities, sexualities, and body types on display on the sandy landscape of Coney Islanddescribed by noted photography critic Vince Aletti as a place where privacy is a state of mind.
‘In a World of Their Own’ shows New Yorkers in an unusually carefree environment, pushing the bounds of privacy, says Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. Roses photographs capture the vibrant and diverse mix of races, ethnicities, genders, and body types that create the city of New York: a literal sun-baked melting pot.
As Aletti has described, Roses Coney Island photographs are remarkably intimate portraits of people relaxing as if in the privacy of their own homes: Roaming the Coney Island beach, Rose was careful not to burst that bubble. Always moving, holding his camera at his side, and looking anywhere but at his subjects, he was able to catch people at ease and unaware, often at close range.
A New Yorkers Perspective
Aaron Rose was born in New York in the early 1940s and has lived in the city for his entire life. For more than 60 years, Rose has explored not just the city, but also the basic elements of photography, light, and chemistry to create a unique style of visual imagery. Rose had already produced more than 25,000 photographseach work printed only oncewhen he was discovered by the art world in the 1990s. These photographs were hidden from everyone except close friends and family until he was asked to show a small selection of photographs at the Whitney Biennial in 1997. He also displayed a small collection of his work at the Paul Kasmin Gallery entitled “Aaron Rose: Unique Photographs” in 1997.
Aaron Rose is in the pantheon of photographersWeegee, Bruce Davidson, Lisette Modelwho capture New Yorkers through a highly personalized and deeply artistic lens, said Sean Corcoran, the Curator of Prints & Photographs at the City Museum. ‘In a World of Their Own’ can help us forget the long winter behind us, look forward to summer, and also honor and appreciate this talented New York artist.
A Prodigy in the Photography World
Like Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and the old Lower East Side, Coney Island has captured the imagination of New York photographers for decades. Aletti has said, Stepping onto the sand at Coney Island is like stepping into history and going up against Weegee, Lisette Model, Leon Levinstein, Sid Grossman, Bruce Davidson, Richard Avedon, and everyone else whos been drawn to that throng of half-naked humanity. When Aaron Rose took up the challenge in his twenties, he had other precedents in mindReginald Marsh and the artists of the Ashcan Schoolbut his results, have a place in photographys history too.
Rose is considered a photographers photographer: the process of making the photographs is as important to him as the final product. In an era when black-and-white photography was widespread, Rose took what he learned during his short stint in the commercial sector to create highly unusual prints. Rose seized upon a new technologychromogenic color filmfor his Coney Island photographs and he pushed the boundaries of this new process by increasing the speed and grain of the film to make images that would not otherwise be possible. Playing with special chemical processes and color Roses photographs capture the heat of the summer, and give them what Aletti has called the burnished glow of a fresh tan so reminiscent of a day at the beach.
About the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, visit http://www.mcny.org.
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Lake Placid, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
After an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment, the former Lakeview Motor Inn of the upscale and beautifully-designed High Peaks Resort on Mirror Lake has transformed into the new 44-room Lake House . With a new take on the classic motor lodge of the 1960s, Lake House will delight guests, family and friends. Newly renovated with a modern, yet rustic aesthetic, Lake House retains its authentic Adirondack feel while delivering the modern amenities expected by travelers today. Visitors will enjoy newly renovated rooms complete with modern amenities and access to all the recreational activities offered in the world famous Lake Placid region. The Lake House celebrates the areas character and takes full advantage of dramatic sweeping vistas along with its desirable location overlooking Mirror Lake, in the heart of Lake Placids shopping, entertainment and dining district — to provide an outstanding mountain getaway experience.
Guests are greeted by an open lobby, reminiscent of a 1960s ski chalet, with spectacular views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding mountains. The double-sided fireplace adds warmth to the lobby and adjacent lounge.
Along with its unique combination of location and mountain views, all Lake House guestrooms have a balcony or patio, waterfront access, and use of all amenities including the 24-hour fitness center and business center at sister property High Peaks Resort across the street. Guestrooms are appointed with modern Adirondack d
Montclair, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Damage to digital equipment while in transit is a costly fiasco that can ruin reputations. Yet smart OEMs and professional service firms have discovered that meters, testing components and critical electronic devices always arrive safely when transported in the lightweight yet rugged CaseCruzer KR1914-08 Carrying Case.
The general purpose KR1914-08 reusable shipping solution is appropriate for industrial manufacturers and other enterprises that rely on sensitive digital tools. Monitors, computers, meters, testing equipment components, breathing machines, and electronic devices are among the many ideal applications for this industrial-strength unit.
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The padlock stainless steel holes and protector clips make the KR1914-08 tamper-proof and tight as a vault; and an extra dimension of security is provided by the molded-in hinge, another example of the CaseCruzer standard of excellence.
The tough, yet convenient features and benefits of the KR1914-08 case make it a dependable way to transport equipment to trade shows and job sites. Its snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handle makes it easy to lift and carry. Its also fitted with easy trigger latches. And when open, the heavy-duty lid remains upright at a 90-degree angle so that equipment can be removed safely. Also, every case includes a lifetime warranty.
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Rochester, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Ten years after CBS aired the 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame, depicting the plight of the U.S. agricultural farm worker, author and photographer Tom Policano graduated from college. He decided to try his hand as a professional photographer with a follow-up documentary to Harvest of Shame. He bases his new photographic journal, Slim Pickins (published by Lulu) on the details of everyday life for East Coast migrant workers of the 70s .
Still today we discuss our under-employed, unpaid and marginalized workforces, Policano says. This book is a never-before-seen record of that workforce in the early 70s.
For most of 1970 and 1971, Policano lived and worked alongside the farm workers depicted in the photographs in his book. The 309 photographic images in Slim Pickins offer a glimpse into the poor quality of the lives of seasonal farm workers: in the fields, orchards and their camps and homes.
Policano intersperses the imagery with snippets of conversations he remembers from people he met during those two years: explaining their situations, commenting on their lifestyles and discussing their attempts to organize a labor union.
This journey changed my life, Policano says. This is a relevant topic that deserves to be documented. The text is sparse but powerful.
By Tom Policano
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | ISBN 978-0-9915057-1-5
About the Author
Tom Policano has a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from University of Rochester and a masters degree in photography from University of Buffalo. He spent the summer of 1973 studying documentary photography, bookmaking and the zone system with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. He is a professor in visual communications studies at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Launched in 2002, Lulu pioneered the self-publishing industry and paved the way for people around the world to publish books and bring them to market, while allowing authors to retain full control of their work. Operating a global network, Lulu provides worldwide distribution so that authors can reach readers just about anywhere via print, e-readers and tablet devices. For more information, visit lulu.com or call (888)-265-2129.
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