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Team USA Olympian christens McAllen’s new softball complex

Team USA Olympian christens McAllen’s new softball complex

Courtesy photo Olympic softball pitcher Monica Abbott throws out the first pitch to McAllen Mayor Jim Darling on Monday morning, officially opening the city’s new softball complex. McALLEN — Ushered in by an Olympian, the completely renovated softball complex next to McAllen High School opened Monday with six fields, new ...

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Park Life Boosts Morale As Much As Christmas, Survey Shows

Park Life Boosts Morale As Much As Christmas, Survey Shows

TBILISI – Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts morale as much as Christmas among Twitter users. Trees in cities are already credited with cooling and cleaning the air, along with absorbing planet-warming gases – ...

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How viable is the American Dream?

How viable is the American Dream?

Life, liberty and the pursuit of shopping. So goes the American Dream — the mall-slash-amusement park in New Jersey’s Meadowlands that has weathered three developers, two designs and one calamitous recession. Indeed, the first phase of the $5 billion, 3 million-square-foot complex is finally poised to open in late October ...

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5 alternative safaris for active adventurers

5 alternative safaris for active adventurers

Thought safari holidays were all about heading to Africa in search of the Big Five? Not necessarily. These days, wildlife-watching expeditions can take you all around the globe from tropical wetlands to frozen tundra. Bust the stereotype with a trip to one of these five alternative safari destinations… 1. Croc-spotting ...

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Photos: Movies in the Park Continues at Liberty Park

Photos: Movies in the Park Continues at Liberty Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Movies in the Park, Clarksville Parks and Recreations free outdoor movie series, returned to Liberty Park on Saturday, August 17, for what proved to be a very enjoyable evening. Patrons of the event were treated to a free showing of “Ready Player One” with vendors on-site ...

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Disney World’s new $299 trick is brilliant but risky

Disney World's new $299 trick is brilliant but risky

Just when you thought that Disney was running out of ways to milk more money out of its biggest theme-park fans, it raises the bar with a new big-ticket offering. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicked off at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Friday night. This year’s after-hours event comes with a new ...

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