By Roxana Kopetman | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 1, 2019 at 9:09 am | UPDATED: August 1, 2019 at 9:10 am On the site where hundreds of homeless set up camps just over a year ago, children plan to bring their colorful chalks and draw on the now cleaned-up Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana. The inaugural Orange County Chalk and Talk event, scheduled for Aug. 10, will feature local artists, face painting for kids and chalk art workshop for families. Last year, the plaza next to the Orange County Superior Courthouse was a homeless encampment, replete with tents, barbecues, generators and furniture. That was until county health care workers and nonprofit volunteers helped many of them find alternative shelters and services. (About 135, however, declined services.) Maintenance crews cleaned the plaza and it has been kept clear ever since. The Heritage Museum’s resident artist plans to guide community members in creating an art mural during the Chalk and … [Read more...] about With Santa Ana’s homeless out of Civic Center, chalk art is in
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Here's a look at some of the Fourth of July fireworks shows and fireworks in 2019 around Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado.JUNE 28-30• Fort Carson — Freedom Festival: Fireworks 9:30 p.m. June 29, Iron Horse Park.JUNE 29• Peyton — Falcon Freedom Days — Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Meridian Ranch, Antler Creek Golf Course.JUNE 30• Salida — Independence Day Concert: With the Air Force Academy Band, 3 p.m., Salida Rotary Amphitheater, Salida.JULY 2• Glendale — Fireworks: 9:15 p.m., Creekside Park.• Telluride — Independence Day Concert: With the Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m., Town Park, Telluride. Colorado Springs News Manitou Springs cancels Fourth of July fireworks, possibly for good Ellie Mulder JULY 2-3• Denver — Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros and Fireworks: 6:10 p.m., Coors Field, Denver, go online for ticket prices.JULY 3• Avon — Berkshire … [Read more...] about Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Colorado in 2019
By Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm To celebrate reaching a milestone or finishing a big project, some people high-five each other. That familiar airborne hand slap is how hundreds of visitors to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine commemorated the opening of new walking and biking trails on Saturday, June 15. With a slight height difference, Irvine Police Sergeants Sean-Paul Crawford, left, and Bob Smith, continue the high-five chain during the Great High Five and Bosque Celebration at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The event marked the opening of the Upper Bee and Bosque nature areas and trails with an attempt to break the Guinness record for longest high-five chain. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) James Webster, 4, in red, receives a high-five as he continues the chain with his dad Chris, little brother David, 2, and … [Read more...] about New trails are open at the Orange County Great Park? High five!
Susan R. Pollack Special to The Detroit News Published 2:14 PM EDT May 29, 2019 Overcoming darkness, language confusion and near-panic as we scrambled to catch the overnight train from Prague to Krakow ranks among my top travel memories of 2018. In a year that took me to eight European countries and seven American states, not missing that train epitomizes the sometimes-frustrating challenges – and much-appreciated rewards – of getting out of my comfort zone to see the world. (NOTE: This post was originally published on our previous blogging platform on Dec. 25, 2018. It is being republished here to re-launch our Travel Blog.) And this year the highlights were many, from spending our April wedding anniversary admiring scads of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam to river-cruising past dozens of castles along Germany’s Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, aboard the Scenic Ruby. After our eight-day cruise from Basel, … [Read more...] about Highlights from a travel year out of the comfort zone
By Lorren Au | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 10:43 am Washington Square Park is one of the best known of New York City’s 1,900 public parks having been featured in a number of films. It draws visitors including these two seeking calmness through the Chinese art of tai chi. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer) The 9/11 Memorial commemorates … [Read more...] about Here’s a first-timer’s guide to sightseeing in New York City as cheap as possible