10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, free; cdbf.orgThe Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is dedicated to the state’s Asian Pacific American citizens, honoring their accomplishments and culture. The festival returns this weekend for its 19th year.“It was started by three founders, Ding Wen Hsu, Howie Solow and John Chin. They got together, and they had noticed that in Colorado, the Pan-Asian communities here were small but mighty, and we have a lot that we contribute to Colorado,” says Sara Moore, executive director of the Dragon 5280 organizers. “They wanted to find a way to bring not only the Pan-Asian communities together, but also the general public.“They decided, ‘What better way to bring people together than through friendly competition through sport?’”This year, the festival honors Vietnamese culture and the Chinese year of the pig. During opening ceremonies, a dragon puppet snakes … [Read more...] about Colorado Dragon Boat Festival sails at Sloan’s Lake Park
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Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 10:00 AM EDT Jun 26, 2019 Port Huron — Ancient Egyptian mummy linens were seized last month at the Blue Water Bridge by federal agents, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on May 25 selected a shipment on a Canadian mail truck for examination when they found five jars of ancient Egyptian mummy linen in a package. Officers coordinated with a Washington, D.C.-based archaeological organization to determine the admissibility of the items. The linen may be from the Ptolemaic Dynasty 305-30 B.C., officials said. They said the importer was unable to prove the artifacts were removed from Egypt before April 2016, which is in violation of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act. Federal agencies to include the Department of State will be focusing on repatriation of these artifacts. [email protected] Twitter: @CharlesERamirez … [Read more...] about Feds: Mummy linens seized at Blue Water Bridge
Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
April 18, 2019 By Lauren McShane Leave a Comment Mountains unfolding behind nguni cattle, honey-dipped horses grazing on green hills as the day’s last light catches them and the sound of pebbles being tossed into a lily-covered dam by a three-year old; just a few ingredients for a perfect family-friendly farm stay. When I think farm, I definitely don’t imagine designer furniture, custom-made cushions, rugs and chic living spaces with modern floor lamps, a fire place and plunger coffee. But here at White Water Farm in Stanford, the owners Alex and Rob have ensured that on their farm with horses, nguni cattle and dogs, a juxtaposition of the finest decor and design will surprise you and add sprinkles of luxury to your farm stay. With keen eyes for detail, a clear love for the finer things in life coupled with a desire to live simply; Alex and Rob have created a space where couples and families alike can escape city life and find solace in the countryside of Stanford. … [Read more...] about Countryside Luxury at White Water Farm, Stanford
Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 12:53 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 Port Huron — Federal officials seized nearly 600 grams of fentanyl at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last month, they said Friday. The total weight of the eight shipments was 572.34 grams, which has an estimated street value of $15,000, according to officials. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that's 100 times stronger than morphine. The amount of the narcotic seized weighs almost as much as a basketball. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection identified eight separate shipments of the drug via Canadian mail trucks that did not match their manifests of packages, the agency said. The officers had the packages sent to the agency's Centralized Examination Station in Marysville and found each contained a white, rock-like substance. The substance was tested and the results confirmed each package contained fentanyl. [email protected] … [Read more...] about Feds seize $15K in fentanyl at Blue Water Bridge