THURSDAY-FRIDAYOpening weekend for the new Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, the Frontmen, 8 p.m. Lead vocalists from Lonestar, Restless Heart and Little Texas. Tickets: bootbarnhall.comFRIDAY-SATURDAYFor a really WildNight at the Zoo, how about an overnighter for kids ages 5 and older? Explore the animals' world by moonlight and listen to the sounds. Supper is pizza and veggies followed with s'mores, and there's a cereal and yogurt breakfast before the morning zoo tour. The adventure starts at 6 p.m. and is over at 8 a.m. To register for this or the next WildNights: cmzoo.org/wildnightsFRIDAY-SUNDAYJust as thousands of beautiful snow geese start their migration, learn all about them at the High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival in Lamar. The festival's 17th year includes really early-morning tours, goose hot spots and birder secrets. highplainssnowgoose.comOpening weekend for a special exhibition, through May 26, of works by artists who followed … [Read more...] about 14 weekend things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: new music venues, handbells, count birds, sort pennies, Lake George history
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Behind the wheel of a stranger’s car, I adjust the seat and mirrors, even as my adrenaline tells me that what I’m doing is wrong. I don’t know the car’s owner or his vehicle. But then, I start the engine and pull into downtown Chicago traffic. My husband, riding shotgun on our way out of town, hits the “begin trip” button on my phone’s Turo app, a platform that lets travelers rent cars from locals. Moments earlier, a man named Gabriel had pulled up to our hotel, dropped the keys to his sedan in my hands and walked off with a casual farewell — as if this was normal. It was our last day on a recent weekend trip to the Windy City, where we skipped the usual rental car and avoided the hotel’s nightly parking fee. Instead, to sightsee we hopped in Uber cars, sailed along in a water taxi and zoomed on L trains, the rapid transit system. Chicago has ample old-school public transportation options, and the sharing economy’s offers … [Read more...] about Can a family vacation without a rental car?
Michael Casey, Associated Press Updated 3:13 am PST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Neil Cederberg uses a pick pole to guide a 16 x 19-inch ice block into a channel on Squam Lake at the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness, N.H. A 120-year-old tradition continues in order to provide refrigeration for the summer camp's ice boxes. less In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Neil Cederberg uses a pick pole to guide a 16 x 19-inch ice block into a channel on Squam Lake at the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness, N.H. A 120-year-old tradition ... more Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Neil Cederberg uses a pick pole to guide a 16 x 19-inch ice … [Read more...] about Resort keeps alive tradition of harvesting ice from lake
PUBLISHED: 08:00 02 February 2019 Judy Rimmer The Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young. This classic Morris Minor 1000 was bought for Jessica Whyte by her late dad, on the left in the photo on the day they bought it Picture: JESSICA WHYTERob Hadgraft of Colchester writes: “My dad, Bob Hadgraft, Ipswich born and bred, learned to drive in the Army. When he returned to his home-town after National Service in the early 1950s he met the Colchester girl who would be my mum, and after they married invested in their first family car – a tiny Austin Ruby 7, shiny black and built in 1936.“It was small and tough, like a little terrier, but to get it going you needed to turn a starting-handle inserted into a small hole between radiator and … [Read more...] about Driving down memory lane in our old family cars
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 5, 2019 At its remote, 1,000-acre resort in northern Lower Michigan, the UAW is building an opulent cottage for former President Dennis Williams. But the Black Lake Conference Center near Onaway, subsidized by interest from the union's strike fund, is not a moneymaker for the UAW. Black Lake has bled tens of millions of dollars over the years, and according to tax filings, owes the UAW more than $61 million. Black Lake, where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz once honeymooned, has a kind of spiritual significance for many in the union with its connections to the iconic labor leader Walter Reuther, who wanted to create an educational retreat for workers there. Now, amid a federal criminal investigation over misuse of millions of dollars from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, the union's practice of providing cottages for former presidents to use faces scrutiny and criticism, thanks … [Read more...] about UAW Black Lake resort bleeds millions, plans lavish cabin