August Is Tree Check Month

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Make the most out of that stroll in the park, fun in the backyard, or hike in the woods. Keep an eye out for a devastating tree-killing pest. Mark your calendars for this August and help watch over our nation’s hardwoods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging people to take ten minutes to get outside and take a closer look at their trees. August is a peak time of emergence for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Since its … Continue reading

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How To Talk To Parents…So They’ll Listen

Your campers listen; here's how to get their parents to.
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During the summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school, I discovered an essential truth about myself: I enjoy working with kids. Between tutoring elementary school students in spelling and reading, babysitting when my schedule allowed, and spending my summer as a 4-H camp counselor, keeping kids safe and having fun at the same time naturally led me into a career as a middle school teacher and summer camp program director. Not until my student teaching experience did … Continue reading

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Dixie Chopper Honors Hometown Heroes

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Coatesville, Ind. – Dixie Chopper is honoring local Hometown Heroes by offering a $250 mail-in rebate on any new (up to two) Dixie Chopper lawn mowers now through July 31. All active or retired members of the U.S. Military, Police, Fire, EMT, and Paramedic services are eligible for the $250 mail-in rebate. Since Dixie Chopper was founded in 1980, all the company’s mowers have been proudly made in the USA. The company is offering this opportunity as a way to … Continue reading

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Arlington Kids Visit White House, Meet First Lady

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Seventeen Arlington campers, ages 8 to 11, joined First Lady Michele Obama at the White House on Tuesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the Let’s Move Drink Up campaign.  The Drink Up initiative encourages Americans to drink more water, more often.   The kids were part of the Carver Community Center Summer Expedition Camp.  Many of them also take part in Arlington County’s Kids in Action after school program. Both of these programs, which are coordinated through … Continue reading

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ECORE Donates Flooring For Camp

Lancaster, PA – ECORE International is supporting The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by providing state-of-the-art flooring that will enhance the Camp’s facilities and help to promote the continued safety and wellness of the children that attend.   The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing ”a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.  To help support the organization’s mission, ECORE International is donating and installing its Everlast … Continue reading

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