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Jun 152016

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Never heard of the Imperial Kingdom of Calsahara? The Conch Republic? The Principality of Sealand? Youre not alone.Lo Delafontaine hadnt either until 2012, when he visited the Republic of Saugeais, a self-proclaimed micronation in eastern France. Hes since become fascinated with countries unrecognized by world governments and organizations. His bookMicronations documents independent states that are just as varied and interesting as their official counterparts.

Humankind likes discoveries and challenges. One solution is the creation of new countries, but not in order to persecute people or for religious reasons. The idea, rather, is to create new countries and territories for fun, to make people think, to re-enchant the world in a way, he says via email.

French writer and historian Bruno Fuligni, who wrote the introduction to Micronations, estimates there are more than 400 of these self-proclaimed entities.

Delfontaine visited 12 locationsthroughout the US, Europe, and Australia. They included monarchies, republics, funny dictatorships, and some with no government at all. He earned citizenship in threethe Principality of Sealand, the Principality of Seborga, and the Conch Republic.

ThePrincipality ofHutt Riverin Australia draws thousands of visitors annually, which is one reason it exists at all. Others serve as political satire.Conch Republic, for example, was created in 1982 after Key West Mayor Dennis Wardlow symbolically began the Conch Republics Civil Rebellion by breaking a loaf of stale Cuban bread over the head of a man dressed in a U.S. Navy uniform according to the Conch Republics website. Some micronations are easily accessiblewhile others are difficult to get to.In Copenhagen, tourists can enter Christiania on foot, while visitors to thePrincipality of Sealand, a WWII island fortress six miles off the eastern shores of Britain, have to shell out over $2,000 for transport and a visa.

Regardless of their intention, these countries commit: They have national anthems and flags, passports and coins, militaries and laws. The Kingdomof Elleore hosts history classes for kids and created its own national sport.

Most of the people I met were really well educated, curious, ironic and completely aware of what they are doing. They are not crazy or greedy for power. But they like to dress up and make fun of their country of origin, he says.

Most of these micronations declared sovereignty between the 1970s and 1990s. But there have been some newcomers; the Imperial Kingdom of Calsahara in southern California declared its sovereignty in 2009. Delafontaine says most new micronations, like theKingdom of Talossa,exist primarily online.

I think that the golden age of micronations is almost over. The famous ones, like the Principality ofHutt River and the Republic ofSaugeais,are headed by very old people, he says. And after their death, their micronations will disappear with them. Young people interested in micronations dont seem to be interested in claiming a physical territory. They prefer to create new countries online. Its not better or worse, but its different.

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North Carolina Beaches – Best Beaches in North Carolina

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May 262016

The best beaches in North Carolina are found along the Outer Bank. The well known Cape Hatteras and Cape Fear are just the beginning of some of the great beaches in North Carolina. Most of the areas mentioned are also places where excellent North Carolina beach rentals can be located for a vacation stay of a weekend or an entire week. Whether you head to one of the major state parks for North Carolina fishing or plan to hide away at a cabin on one of the smaller North Carolina beaches, beaches in North Carolina are often referred to as some of the best on the Atlantic Coast.

Carolina Beach State Park is one great option for a trip to the beach. Although swimming is not allowed at Carolina Beach State Park, this is a popular place to go for sea life enthusiasts. The creatures and surrounding plants (including native Venus Flytraps) make for a great day of walking and exploring. There are also just over 5 miles worth of hiking trails, and many consider this to be one of the best beaches in North Carolina. The beach goes on for about 10 miles, and there is no entrance fee to use the park.

Another of the best beaches in North Carolina is the Wrightsville Beach. Located on the Cape Fear coast near Wilmington and the Cape Fear Museum, Wrightsville Beach is generally packed with swimmers and loungers during the summer. There is no fee imposed for using the beach, and the beach is actually located on an island which is connected to the main shore by a draw bridge. Travelers will find toilet facilities and picnic areas at the beach, but if you go in the summer get there early, especially on the weekend. By lunchtime, the picnic tables and the entire beach is full of people.

Another great choice among North Carolina beaches is Kure Beach. This is one of the best beaches in North Carolina for travelers looking for an un-crowded place to kick back during the summer. Kure Beach is located close to Cape Fear River and is a relaxed place where a nice selection of beachside cafes comes to life mainly during the summer for tourists and local residents. Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head are also popular beaches in North Carolina.

North Carolina beach rentals can be found near or on all of the beaches mentioned above. The Outer Bank is another place to go in general to find great North Carolina beach rentals for a vacation. Note that in North Carolina, swimming is off-limits at some beaches due to high winds and difficult currents. Some beaches might be closed during summer hours when they would normally be open due to inclement weather conditions, so be sure to check your weather report before packing up your beach gear.

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Freedom Boat Club Chicago Illinois Freedom Boat Club

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May 012016

Welcome to Freedom Boat Club Chicago. We are the perfect alternative to boat ownership, or renting a boat on Lake Michigan. In fact, your monthly membership fee can be less than renting a boat for just one day in Chicago. The best part of being a member in Freedom Boat Club Chicago is that you dont have any of the hassles that come with owning a boat. You dont pay for insurance, docking fees, depreciation, maintenance, or storage. If you are looking to buy a boat to store in San Diego, or you like to rent boats multiple times per year, this is a new alternative without all the hassles that come with owning a boat. And, were adding new boats to our fleets all the time!

Your membership gives you access to our entire fleet in your membership class. New members also receive free basic training.

Membership in Freedom Boat Club Chicago is easy. You pay a one-time initiation fee, and then low monthly dues.

Whether you want to spend more time with your friends and family, want to dive Lake Michigan wrecks, love to fish, or just want to hang out in the Playpen, Freedom Boat Club Chicago has the boat in our fleet thats right for every occasion. The boat is waiting. Why are you? Join Freedom Boat Club Chicago and experience the smart alternative to boat ownership or renting! Start the process by emailing Michael Johnston today.

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Virginia Beaches | East Coast Beaches USA

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Mar 162016

Virginia beaches include several that are world famous for various reasons. You can pick the action packed shores at Virginia Beach or watch the four-legged residents of Assateague Island. Over 3300 miles of shoreline are available to vacation visitors to the State of Virginia.

Virginia Beach This is the largest and most populous of the Virginia beaches. People come to enjoy the three mile Boardwalk with its games, concessions, arcades and food. Numerous hotels overlook the beach and shoreline where there is swimming, surfing, sailing as well as sand activities such as volleyball, sand soccer and kite-flying. Miles of walking and hiking trails are available, not only on the beach and Boardwalk, but the First Landing State Park which winds through the wetlands along Broad Bay. A short distance away by tram is the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park.

Back in Virginia Beach, many of the entertainment programs are free and aimed at families. The beaches at Virginia Beach are also free. If the beach activities are too tame for you, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Waterpark and the go-karts at Motor World will liven things up a bit. Fascinating educational exhibits are available for viewing at the Virginia Beach Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

A small side trip to Mount Trashmore, to the Cape Henry Lighthouses or to the Old Coast Guard Station adds local color to your visit.

You may also enjoy a more secluded beach experience at North End Beach and Sandbridge just to the south of Virginia Beach. Some of the ocean-front houses there can be rented by the week.

Eastern ShoreVirginias Eastern Shore is home to three well-known beaches. The peninsula is reached via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel where the Kiptopeke State Park is known for its annual birding festival. Because Chesapeake Bay has calm waters and there is a short nature trail, this is the ideal beach for families with young children to use one of the many camping sites.

Sister islands, Chincoteague and Assateague are famous for the herd of wild ponies which reside on Assateague except during the annual two day drive. Chincoteague has no beachfront, but Assateague, reached by a short causeway between the two islands has wide beaches, virtually untouched and miles of trails.

NorfolkOcean View Beach at Norfolk stretches for eight miles along Chesapeake Bay. The four wide city beaches feature gentle surf, lifeguards, and picnicking facilities. Visitors can rent kayaks, paddleboats, jet skis and sailboats. In addition to the beach activities, visitors to Norfolk can visit museums such as Hampton Roads Naval Museum, the National Maritime Center and the USS Wisconsin, and Nauticus.

HamptonIn addition to 12 deep water marinas, Hampton is home to Buckroe Beach, a favorite for windsurfing visitors.

River BeachesVirginia also has several river beaches where the tributaries flow into Chesapeake Bay or into the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen particularly appreciate these beaches, because they can catch both freshwater and saltwater fish in the same area. An outstanding river beach is Chippokes Plantation State Park with two miles of beach along the James River.

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Georgia Barrier Islands – Georgia Island Beaches

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Feb 142016

The segment of the Georgia Barrier Islands runs along the east coast of the state, from the St Mary’s River bordering Florida and Georgia to Tybee Island where the Savannah River and Atlantic Ocean meet. Barrier Islands are found along most of the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine with the Georgia islands totaling fourteen.

The Georgia Islands begin with Cumberland Island and also include Little Cumberland, Jekyll, St. Simons, Sea Island, Little St Simons, Wolf, Sapelo, St. Catherine’s, Ossabaw Island, Wassaw, and Williamson Islands. The northernmost island in the chain is Tybee Island, one of the most popular beach destinations in the state.

Little St. Simons is also a premier vacation destination for vacationers wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a private vacation along Georgia island beaches. The privately owned island encompasses 10,000 acres and is home to a variety of trees and plant life, along with endangered and threatened species of birds. Dolphins, otters, and whales can sometimes be seen in the waters around the island.

A vacation to the Georgia Barrier Islands provides dramatic ocean views, luxury hotels, fine dining, spas, relaxation, and privacy. You can also spend time on the sugar-white Georgia Island beaches for quiet strolls, horseback riding, and romantic sunsets. Guests can arrange for a day trip to the island from the mainland for hiking, touring, or boating, and there are also options for overnight stays. Make plans ahead of time when traveling to Little St. Simon’s Island, however, as only a limited number of guests are allowed on the island at one time.

Cumberland Island, at the southern base of the Georgia Barrier Islands chain, is home to a diverse natural ecological setting with hardwood forests of oak trees and pine in the north, along with saltwater marshes supporting numerous species of fish and birds. There are seventeen miles of white Georgia Island beaches along this lovely island, making it a perennially popular destination in Georgia.

At nearby Crooked River State Park, the 500 acres provide hiking trails that will take you through areas filled with wildlife, including assorted birds, turtles, and alligators. Saltwater fishing, kayaking, boating, and miniature golf are available at the park, and RV and trailer camping is available along with individual rental cottages, making it an excellent fit for travelers who want to spend several days on the Barrier Islands.

The northernmost area of the Georgia Islands is Tybee Island, situated along the Savannah River. There are numerous things to do at Tybee for vacationers interested in outdoor excursions, due to the 100-acre Tybee National Wildlife Refuge providing birdwatchers and hikers with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing. The Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion is a great place for picnics and fishing, and at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, you can take a one-hour guided walk along the beach to learn about the local environment. Those interested in history can also visit the Tybee Lighthouse, built in 1736 and still in use today.

At Jekyll Island, vacationers will have miles of Georgia island beaches and dunes to explore. In the nineteenth century, the island was a retreat for the rich and famous, and today visitors can tour the Jekyll Island Historic District. The district encompasses 240 acres of restored homes, chapels, cottages, and stables, displaying examples of Victorian and Gothic architecture, as well as Tiffany stained glass. In August, the island holds the annual Beach Music Festival, which lasts for three days and includes music, barbecue, dancing, wine tasting, and a golf tournament.

Whichever one you choose to visit, the Barrier Islands in Georgia are an excellent vacation destination for travelers who want to spend time outside and enjoy the beautiful beaches and coastline of this part of the US.

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Golden Isles of Georgia

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Feb 142016

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The Golden Isles consist of many unique locations each offering a unique experience. Discover them at your leisure. Come Stay!

Nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lies the mainland city of Brunswick and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands.

The largest of The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island continues to reveal the remarkable beauty and fascinating history of what 16th-century Spanish explorers called San Simeon. Visitors come year round to swim, stroll and sail along its miles of lovely beaches, to challenge its 99 holes of superb golf and numerous tennis courts, and to explore its countless shops and restaurants.

Reached by causeway from St. Simons Island, Sea Island is an internationally acclaimed resort. Though much of Sea Island is residential, Island life centers around The Cloister, perennially honored as one of the worlds great hotels. Golf club, beach club, gun club, horseback riding, fine dining and numerous other activities are among the amenities enjoyed by its guests.

Jekyll Island offers an abundance of recreational activities that are sure to please visitors of all ages. Miles of white sand beaches, 63 holes of golf, an outdoor tennis complex, water fun park, fishing pier, nature centers, bike trails and more. Accommodations are invitingly varied and include a grand historic hotel, oceanfront properties, even camping. Jekyll Island, once a haven for Americas elite, now beckons to all.

Accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island is the northernmost of The Golden Isles and certainly the most secluded. For many years a privately owned retreat, the Island now offers a limited number of guests the rare opportunity to experience the enchantment and solitude of the isolated beaches and marshlands that bound its10,000 acres of pristine woodlands.

Mainland Brunswick is named for Braunschweig, Germany, the ancestral home of King George II, grantor of Georgias original land charter. The streets and squares of this quiet port city were laid out before the American Revolution and their names, like Newcastle, Norwich, Prince and Gloucester, give Brunswick a decidedly English flavor. The unmistakable flavor of the south, too, can be sampled here, home of the original Brunswick Stew.

Interstate 95, the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, also serves the coast of Georgia. Within Georgia, it begins from the south at the St. Marys River and the Florida state line and continues north past the border of South Carolina at the Savannah River. Exits 29, 36, 38 and 42 serve the Golden Isles of Georgia.

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10 Amazing Beaches in Kentucky – Only In Your State

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Jan 192016


Kentucky is probably the last place people would think theyd find a beach but theyd be wrong. We may not have tropical trees and fruits, but we have some amazing beaches bordering some of our beautiful lakes. Kentuckians and visitors to our fair state can relax, fish, sun, camp in cabins or a tent, swim, and just enjoy the beauty of the Blue Grass State.

Here are 10 of Kentuckys most beautiful beaches:

10. Cherokee State Park in Aurora is a family oriented resort on Kentucky Lake, which offers swimming, fishing, hiking, sunning, and other family friendly activities.


9. Rough River State Park offers cabins, camping, RVs, grilling, and chillin in the sunshine.

8. Green River in Eastern Kentucky has a beautiful beach surrounding calm waters, perfect for swimming or fishing.

7. Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz has some of the nicest cabins you will experience in an incredibly serene environment.

6. The Moors Resort and Marina is in the Gilbertsville section of Kentucky Lake. It offers camping, swimming, fishing, and plenty of relaxation for families and friends.

5. Lake Malone in Muhlenberg County is a beach around a lake that offers a beach house for changing and plenty of fresh water and warm sunshine for swimming and fishing.

4. Barren River Lake in Southern Kentucky offers lake and pool swimming, cabins, camping, fishing, and family fun.

3. Pennyrile State Park in Dawson Springs has cabins and camping for guests, along with beach side fun.

2. Buckhorn Lake in Buckhorn State Park in Eastern Kentucky offers a lakeside beach house with changing quarters and restrooms.

1. Carr Creek State Park in Eastern Kentucky has a marshy ecosystem thats unique to the area. The 700 acre lake has plenty of space for fishing, swimming or just sunning.

Kentucky is not known for its beautiful beaches, but perhaps it should be. The Bluegrass State has a lot to offer both its residents and visitors. Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, camping orjust relaxing in the serenity of nature, there is a beach for you. Most are surrounded by lush green forestry and colorful natural rock formations, but some have unique cave systems as well.

I think we have some amazing lakeside get-a-ways. If any of you know of any others, or would like to share images of your own Kentucky beach adventures, please post them in the comments below!

I am somewhat a cliche’. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my “crazy animal lady” side.

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Secaucus, New Jersey

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Jan 142016

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Residents, as well as visitors staying at the community’s many fine hotels and motels, can be in Manhattan in as little as 20 minutes via express bus. Or they quickly can be on their way to other points in via the New Jersey Turnpike or State Route 3, both of which pass through the town.

And just across the Hackensack River, a mile away, is the area’s sports and entertainment center, The Meadowlands, home of the Giants, the Jets, concerts, circuses, ice shows, weekly flea market; and the Meadowlands Race Track.

Location! Location! Location! What makes Secaucus great for residents and visitors also makes it great for business. Secaucus is the corporate home of many major businesses and a distribution center serving Manhattan and Northern New Jersey. Its proximity to New York offers quick delivery.

This distribution center, cleverly separated from most of the town’s residential areas, has spawned the other activity for which the community was once well known – outlet shopping. Outlets have greatly deminished in number. However, along with the manufacturers’ outlets, you’ll find the true warehouse outlets, where the store’s in the front and racks of clothes are behind. Periodically the storehouses themselves are opened for that shopper’s dream, a real warehouse sale!

The town has not neglected it’s traditional business center, which residents call The Plaza. Flowers are pridefully planted in park areas in the center of town, where a beautification program was undertaken a few year’s ago. There, businesses thrive, many in the hands of local families who have served their customers for generations.

Harmon Meadow, at the eastern side of Secaucus, has a pleasant town square atmosphere. There, you’ll find many restaurants, some shops, a number of the major hotels, an attactive multiplex cinema and the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Nearby are the convenient big box stores that draw thousands of shoppers.

Secaucus has also become a communications hub, home of NBA Entertainment (and NBA draft), Major League Baseball Network, MY Channel 9 and news bureaus for other networks.

Sports and recreation abound for town residents. There’s a swim center for summer and an ice rink for winter and a Recreation Center for year round activities. There’s a soccer field and a roller hockey rink. There’s a boat ramp into the Hackensack River. There are gyms and fields and organized teams for virtually all outdoor and indoor sports.

Nature is preserved in areas large and small; Snipes Beach Park, The Duck Pond, Schmidts Woods, and a major Meadowlands preserve, Mill Creek Marsh, in the northern sector of the town. The trailhead of the 1.5-mile long Mill Creek Marsh Trail is located adjacent to the big box stores, providing access for birding especially. With its patches of marsh grasses, mud flats and long winding brackish waterways, the Meadowlands is home to 260 bird species, including 15 state-endangered species.

Canoe and kayak trips through the meadows are available at Laurel Hill Hudson Country Park in Secaucus. The Hackensack Riverkeeper (201-920-4746) rents canoes and kayaks on weekends from April through October. The Hackensack Riverkeeper Cruise Program, (201-968-0808) offers two-hour guided naturalist trips on the river and through the marshes of the Meadowlands The park also boasts two floating docks and the only free, unrestricted public boat ramp on the River. The Meadowlands Enviornment Center is a short drive from Secaucus. More on eco-tourism.

While sports and recreation serve the young, the town has also remembered its older residents. Secaucus has led the State in Senior housing. Three major Senior Citizen residences and a Senior activity center serve the needs of those who have served the town.

Secaucus is community centered, with clubs and organizations – Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Masons, Unico. etc. One can become active with the Shade Tree Commission, or any number of other organizations. The Volunteer Fire Department is a focal point of activity and civic pride.

Secaucus offers fine schools for its children. There are two public elementary schools and a middle-high school. There, children get a caring education and are offered a range of extra curricular activities. The new Arthur F. Couch Performaning Arts Center was opened at the High Schoool/Middle School facility in 2005. There is a library preschool and day care centers for the town’s youngest. The public school system uniquely offers full day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs.

The Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center offers outstanding facilities for research and recreational reading, plus ample computer facilities with free wi-fi access, a small-business center and meeting rooms.

Eight churches and a Hindu temple serve the religious needs of the community. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, First Reformed, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic, St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran and Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple each maintain their own religious centers. Quimby Community Church meets at The Church of Our Saviour, and North Jersey United Pentecostal Church meets at the First Reformed Church.

All this and more in a town of 16,000 residents! It’s a great place to live, work, raise a family, and a great place to visit.

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Cook Islands Maori Dictionary | Free Online Dictionary of …

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Jan 132016

Post navigation Tavake the red tailed tropicbird (Phaeton rubricauda). Photo by G. McCormack.

tavake, n

1. Red-tailed Tropic bird (Phaethon rubricauda).

Kua akamneaia tna pare ki te iku tavake. His hat was decorated with tropic-birds tail-feathers.

Tavake iku-tea, White-tailed Tropic bird.

2. Large variety of breadfruit with long-fingered leaves and fruit that resembles the kuru patea.

E tavake tn kuru. That breadfruit is a tavake.

[Pn. *taweke.]

spiritual entities

See New Zealand Law Commission, Mori Custom and Values, 2001: 30 for New Zealand Maori equivalent.

war cries. Savage, S., A Dictionary of the Mori Language of Rarotonga, 1962: 19

Another meaning is sayings. Numerous totou (sayings) [New Zealand Mori whakatauk], identifying the connectedness of particular mountains, rivers or lakes, tribes and people, are constantly invoked to reaffirm anau tangata or unga tangata between people and their lands.

The ceremony and feast at the end of a battle was called akamoe-i-takau. Savage, S., A Dictionary of the Mori Language of Rarotonga, 1962: 16.

The word itoro which is sometimes used instead of ai tupuna is a coined word which shades it with a post LMS descriptive bias.

akateitei also means arrogant

vangeria, n. Gospel.

Kua ttia te vangeria ki te tene, the gospel was preached to the heathen;

kara ki te


1. (-a, -ia). (Wear) a necklace, garland, wreath, chaplet, scarf.

T ei nei au i tku ei poe prau, Im wearing my pearl necklace;

Eia tou ei, put on your lei (necklace of flowers);

Nku te ei tiare mori, nou te ei ara moa, mine is the gardenia necklace, yours is the pandanus one;

Ei Ktorika, rosary;

Ei ttauro, cross (crucifix) worn round the neck;

T tui ei ra a Runa m, Runa and the others are making wreaths;

Nai tia pare ei? whose chaplet is this?;

E ei i t tei uruuru ki runga i t kak, wrap your woollen scarf around your neck.

2. v.i. Encircled, ensnared, trapped, caught (in net, web, noose, snare, trap).

Kua ei te ika ki roto i te kupenga, the fish were caught in the net;

Kua ei te moa taetaevao ki roto i te pereere, the wild fowl was trapped in a snare;

Kua ptakaiti te rango i te eianga ki roto i te pngverevere, the fly struggled, caught in the cobweb. (see ei, tei(ei)). [Pn. *sei.]

ei, ai, locative particle. (The form ai is used when the preceding word ends in a, when, in traditional orthography it was often written as i and suffixed to the preceding word. E.g. tuatua ai is written tuatuai in Bibilia Tapu). A particle which relates the verb preceding it to an adverbial (time, place, reason, cause, purpose, means) or nominal antecedent. The antecedent to which ei refers may have been placed ahead of the verbal particle of the ei-clause for emphasis; Or it may occur in (or comprise) a preceding clause to which the ei-clause is linked.

1. Ei occurs in a main clause where the antecedent is

(a) an adverbial phrase fronted for emphasis (interrogatives are often topicalised in this way).

te Varaire te pa e akaruke ei, its Friday that the ship leaves / Friday is when the ship leaves (cf. the unmarked word order

ka akaruke te pa te Varaire, the ship leaves on Friday);

N te matangi i kino ei te rkau, its the wind thats spoiled the tree;

N tna vareae i rutu ei aia iku it was out of jealousy that he hit me;

I naea krua i tuatua ai i tn manako?, when did you two discuss that idea?;

Ei ea tua kaikai ei?, where shall we have our meal?;

E aa te mea i tuaru ei koe iia?, what did you drive him away for?

(b) an adverbial clause:

iku e t ra, kite atu ei au i te pa, as I was standing there, I caught sight of the ship;

(c) an adverbial conjunction:

u te r k opu ei, before the sun sets;

Mri ake koe i akatikaia mai ei au, thanks to you I was given permission.

2. Ei occurs in a subordinate (relative) clause.

Ko tia nei te puka tau i apai ei?, is this the book you were carrying?;

Ko ai te tangata tau i p ei?, who was the person you struck?;

E painapa tku i kai ei, it was pineapple(s) that I ate;

Ko tea toa tau i aere ei?, which shop was it you went to?;

E tpito tna maki i noo ei aia ki te kinga, it was stomach-trouble that he stayed home with;

Te ngi i rave mai ei koe, the place you got it from;

Te mataara e tae ei ki runga i tr maunga, the path leading up that mountain;

T pat ra rtou i te taua i akaruke atu ei au, they were cementing the floor when I left;

Ko te tumu t reira i aere mai ei au, thats the reason why I came;

I akapeaia e koe te tamaiti i au ei, what did you do to the child to make him cry?

3. Indicating the sequence of action in the second of two clauses, the verbal particle often being omitted from the second clause, (and) then.

Kia tae mai au, ka rote ei tua i tau ngi, let me get there, then well start ploughing your place;

K noo ttou kia p, ka aere ei, lets stay till its dark and then go;

Aere mai ki runga i te moenga, takoto ei, come on to the mat and lie down;

E taritari mai i te pt kpara ki te pae tai, tuku ei, carry the sacks of copra down to the beach and put them down there;

T aere nei au e tangata k angaanga ai, Im going to go and work for someone else.

4. In the construction

n (ttai tangata) ei, (somebody) said.

Kvea mai taku uri, n P ei, bring me my spear, said P;

Nna ai k inu aia i te kava nani, he said hed have some orange liquor;

e vaine mnea tika ai koe, n P mai ei kiku. Aere ki k atu, nku atu ei, auraka koe e tparu mai iku. E tika ai nku, nna mai ei, You really are a good-looking woman, says P to me. Get away with you, says I, dont you go flattering me. I really mean it, he says. [Pn. *ai.]

enguengu, v.i., fq. engu, groan, q.v.

Kua kite au e moemoe nna i tna enguenguanga, I could tell that she was having a dream from her groaning;

Kia tae atu au, t enguengu u ra aia n te mamae, when I got there, he was groaning with the pain. [engu RR.]


1. v.i., n. Groan, moan, grunt, (make a deep throaty noise.

E aa koe i engu ua ai i roto i tau moe inap?, why were you groaning in your sleep last night?;

Kua rongo au i tna enguanga i te anga aia ki runga i te patu, I heard him grunt when he banged into the wall;

Kua rongo au i te engu i vao, kre r au i aere ana i te kara, I heard moaning outside, but I didnt go to look.

2. v.t. Hum.

T engu u ra aia i te mene, hes just humming the song. [Np. *fe

eeu, (-a, -ia, ua, euia). Draw back or remove (covering, screen or lid).

Kua purara mai te verovero o te r ki roto i te are i tku eeuanga i te rai mramarama, the suns rays burst into the house when I drew the curtains;

Kua eeu aia i te riki kaingkai, she removed the tablecloth;

Eeua ake te moenga kia purmuia te repo, lift up the mat to sweep the dirt out;

eeke, v.i., intens. of eke1. Flow copiously, descend.

Kua eeke ua te toto i te putaanga tna katu i te rkau, the blood gushed when the pole struck him on the head;

Kua eeke ua te vai n roto i tna kinga, the water poured through his garden;

I n konei rtou i te eekeanga, they scrambled down this way. [eke1 rR.]

eeke, v.i., fq. eeke. Flow, q.v.

, n. Boil, carbuncle.

Kre e meitaki kia viia tou , n te mea kre i para, it wont do any good getting your boil lanced, it hasnt come to a head yet;

Paraia ki te vairkau , put a boil poultice on it;

eaea, v.i., fq. of ea. Rise to the surface.

Kua pou rtou ki roto i te vai kua eaea ki ttai tua i te kauvai, they dived into the water and came up on the other side of the river;

Kua pupui te aronga ruku i t rtou ao i t rtou eaeaanga, the divers let their breath out with a rush as they surfaced. [ea RR.]

eaa, what? A spelling of e + aa, q.v.

e, interj. Yes? What is it? What do you want? (reply to a call, polite, cf. eaa? which is discourteous).

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Dec 252015

Each season in Mississippi has its pluses and minuses just as most destinations do. Your own interests and hopes for a vacation away from home will help to determine when to take your Mississippi vacation. Autumn is a really nice time for Mississippi travel and many areas along the river will boast wonderful colors, abundant wildlife and plenty of activities. When planning to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday or Labor Day it’s best to make travel arrangements ahead of time, especially for transportation and also hotel accommodation.

When To Go

Both Fall and spring in Natchez are especially fun as this is when the Natchez Pilgrimage Tours happen. The Fall Pilgrimage of Homes includes affluent mansions, historic plantations and beautiful southern belles which exemplify America’s deep south and Civil War era history. Most of the striking homes that take part in the tour are private homes that only open up to the public during the pilgrimages which begin in September and run for a month. Book Natchez hotels well ahead of time and consider a Mississippi tour along the river to round out a trip.

The winter months are the best time for a Mississippi fishing trip and Red Fish and Crappies are the best catches. Forget any ideas of ice fishing! The Mississippi winter months are a temperate time of year making a trip on the water extremely pleasant. When fishing in saltwater the Redfish swim along the shallow parts of the shoreline looking for a meal of shrimp, crabs and small minnows. A Mississippi River vacation is ideal for fishing as well. The low levels of water running down to the Gulf Coast create excellent opportunities for a good catch.

A popular Mississippi river vacation choice is a houseboat rental which can be had anytime of year. Catering to both anglers and non-anglers this type of holiday provides something for everyone including sightseeing, swimming, fishing and more. If your Mississippi River vacation destination is anywhere near Natchez don’t miss The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race which happens every year at the end of October and features colorful hot air balloon races.

A Mississippi fishing trip can be taken anywhere along the Mississippi River or in the south along the Gulf Coast for saltwater fishing. A saltwater trip can see you catching the likes of Shark, Red Snapper, Trout, King Mackerel and more. When discovering the Gulf Coast during the winter pair your Mississippi fishing trip with a tour of the coastal highway. Head to Biloxi and try your hand at gaming. Biloxi casinos are some of the best in the state and offer the most up-to-date machines and table games along with world-class accommodations and dining.

Spring is a beautiful time for Mississippi travel and sees less action from the masses. The temperatures are pleasant and the Gulf Coast normally sees higher temperatures than the rest of the state year-round. If your Mississippi vacation is during the spring one of the best places to head to is Tupelo. The annual festivals and events in Tupelo create a fun backdrop to any trip. Though small in size the town is big on excitement during this time of year where the small-town festivals offer excellent southern hospitality. For car-lovers the Big Suede Cruise kicks off at the beginning of May with plenty of exceptional classic cars, entertainment great southern fare.

Summer is the best time to enjoy the Gulf Islands National Seashore or any place along the Gulf Coast. This is the best time of year to explore the coastal Mississippi beaches or a trip to Ship Island. Temperatures get extremely hot and many opt for waterpark adventures to cool off during Mississippi travel in the summer. Both Geyser Falls Waterpark northeast of Jackson and Gulf Island Waterpark between Gulfport and Biloxi offer a huge amount of wild water fun for the entire family.

Mississippi’s climate is defined by warm months with the absence of any extreme cold temperatures. Summer months can be extremely hot yet it’s still the most popular time of year for a Mississippi vacation. A Mississippi River vacation is ideal in the summer and perfect for cooling off when away from the Gulf Coast waters. Be sure to find out about the many exciting events and festivals happening all over the state and head on over to experience local hospitality at its best.

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Dec 162015

The beaches in Chicago are an extensive network of waterfront recreational areas operated by the Chicago Park District. The Chicago Metropolitan waterfront includes parts of the Lake Michigan shores as well as parts of the banks of the Chicago, Des Plaines, Calumet, Fox, and DuPage Rivers and their tributaries.[1] The waterfront also includes the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Sanitary and Ship Canal.[1] Historically, the waterfront has been used for commerce, industry, and leisure. Leisure, such as fishing, swimming, hunting, walking and boating, was much more prevalent throughout the river sections of the waterfront system early in the 19th century before industrial uses altered the landscape. By midcentury, much leisure shifted to Lake Michigan as a result of industrial influence. The first City of Chicago Public Beach opened in Lincoln Park in 1895.[2] Today, the entire 28 miles (45km) Chicago lakefront shoreline is man-made, and primarily used as parkland.[3] There are twenty-four beaches in Chicago along the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan.[4]

Typically, Chicago beaches take the name of the east-west street that runs perpendicular to the lake at each beach’s location.

Early beaches were generally funded by private entities such as hotels and private clubs.[5] Late 19th century city ordinances prohibited public bathing, but popular norms created demand for public beaches.[5][6] Proponents saw public beaches as an opportunity to accommodate demand for public baths and eliminate the expenditure of enforcement resources on ordinance violations for public bathing.[5] The city responded by opening the first public bathing beach in 1895 in Lincoln Park primarily as a response to the efforts of the Free Bath and Sanitary League (formerly the Municipal Order League).[5] Spaces were designated for public use and the city accepted responsibility for maintaining the beaches. By 1900 the lakefront was divided into zones of recreational, residential, agricultural and industrial uses. Lake Michigan water quality concerns lead to the reversal of the Chicago river with deep cut of the Illinois & Michigan canal in 1871 and the construction of the Sanitary and Ship Canal at the start of the 20th century.[1] The 1909 Burnham Plan led to development of the lakefront.[1] Recreational development on the city lakefront became a priority due to the influence of Aaron Montgomery Ward. His belief that the public’s access to the Lake left its impression on the development of Jackson, Burnham, Grant and Lincoln Parks.[3] Continued popular support, led to the opening of several municipal beaches in the second decade of the 20th century.[5]

In 2013, Cisco, Everywhere Wireless and the Chicago Park District began Free Wi-Fi service at North Avenue Beach, Rainbow Beach, Montrose Beach, Foster Beach, and Kathy Osterman (fka Hollywood Beach).[7]

The far north Rogers Park neighborhood contains a series of small “street-end” beaches that unlike most Chicago beaches are often separated by private property and therefore, unconnected to each other by public parkland. This accounts for the seemingly large number of beaches in this one neighborhood.

Juneway Terrace Beach is the northernmost beach in Chicago. It is located at 7800 north and Lake Michigan.[8] It lies within Rogers Avenue Beach and Park. It is separated from Rogers Beach by a stretch of rip rap protecting three apartment buildings.

Rogers Beach lies in Rogers Avenue Beach and Park at 7705 north.[8] Barely one block long, the park also has tennis courts.

Howard Beach lies in Howard Street Beach and Park at 7600 north,[8] which is just south of Howard Street. It is perhaps 213 feet (65 m) long.

Jarvis beach located at 7400 north and Fargo beach is located at 7432 north.[8] Offshore stretches of riprap act to reduce erosion of this beach, which is about three blocks long.

In 2015, the beach was named in honor of architect Marion Mahony Griffin. The Australian Counsel General, Roger Price, attended the beach’s dedication for the woman who was instrumental in the design the Australian capital of Canberra. When she returned to the United States in 1939, after her husbands death, she lived near the beach.[9]

420035N 873931W / 42.009605N 87.658496W / 42.009605; -87.658496

Located at 7032 North Sheridan and extending for eight blocks, Leone Beach is Chicago’s largest.[10]

Contiguous with Leone/Loyola Beach located at 1050 West Pratt Boulevard. Formerly named Pratt Boulevard Beach, it was renamed for local neighborhood activist Tobey Prinz by the Chicago Park District in 2014.[8][11]

Also known as Albion Beach, contiguous with North Shore Beach, located at 6600 north,[8] ends just north of Loyola Avenue. Named for former 49th Ward Alderman David L. Hartigan.

Columbia Beach is located at 6726 north.[8]

North Shore Beach is located at 6700 north.[8]

Hamilton Beach is currently closed due to a dredging project scheduled for completion in late 2014.

415944N 873917W / 41.995545N 87.654639W / 41.995545; -87.654639 (Berger Park)

Berger Park Beach is a small beach at the northeast corner of Berger Park in Edgewater. The park also contains a cultural center and lakeside caf housed in two large century old lake homes and their carriage houses, as well as a playground.[12]

Lincoln Park is Chicago’s largest public park and contains the city’s remaining north side lake front beaches, running for seven miles (11km) through the communities of Edgewater, Uptown, Lake View, Lincoln Park, and Near North.

Lane Beach Park, more commonly known as Thorndale Beach, is located at 5934 north in Edgewater at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Thorndale Avenue.[8] This was once a standalone beach, as recently as the 1970s, but shifting sand has connected it to Hollywood Beach to the south. More recently, hard frozen waves that formed during the winter of 2015 carried much of the sand away, isolating the beach again.

There is a boardwalk ramp, to allow stroller or wheelchair access closer to the shoreline as well as a modern playground for children.

The park and beach was named for George A. Lane (1903-1874), a Chicago lawyer heavily involved in community development and politics. Lane also served as a faculty member at nearby Loyola University.[13]

Hollywood Beach looking North to Thorndale

Located at the 5800 North block where Lake Shore Drive ends at a curve that feeds into Sheridan Road (near West Hollywood Avenue and North Lake Shore Drive; 415911.51N 87399.38W / 41.9865306N 87.6526056W / 41.9865306; -87.6526056 ) in Edgewater, this crescent-shaped beach serves two groups. The northern half is largely a family beach and the southern half is largely a gay and lesbian beach.[14] The northern half of the beach has shallow water which makes it kid-friendly and there is a long boardwalk ramp to allow closer access to the shoreline for strollers and wheelchairs near the Ardmore Avenue entrance.[15] Beach volleyball is popular here. There is a beach house and concession stand, which opened in 2010. Unique among Lincoln Park’s northern beaches there is no nearby parking lot.

In the upper beach, north of Ardmore and the boardwalk, near Thorndale beach is a small park district beach grass reserve for migrating birds and butterfly.

Foster Avenue Beach is located at 5200 north (415844N 873858W / 41.978826N 87.649355W / 41.978826; -87.649355).[8] It is a popular beach in the Edgewater section of the city. It was part of Lincoln Parks final landfill extension completed in the 1950s between Foster Avenue and Ardmore Avenue. The design and planning for the extension started in 1947, with construction and fill beginning three years later. The work on the beach continued over the rest of the fifties, being concluded in 1958. The original beach house for the site, like the existing ones at Montrose and North Ave., was designed by E.V Buchsbaum. It was constructed sometime in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A new beach house with improved amenities was constructed in the 1990s.

Montrose Avenue Beach

The dog beach at Montrose Avenue Beach

New patio deck addition to the beach house

A panorama of the beach in May 2014

Montrose beach is Chicago’s largest beach. It is located in Uptown.[16] It also houses the most parking of any beach in Chicago. It is one of few beaches where patrons may launch non-motorized watercraft, such as kayaks and catamarans, into Lake Michigan. It also has one of only two dog beaches in the Chicago Park District, making it a popular beach for dog lovers. In the fenced-off section at the north end of the beach, leashless dogs are permitted on the sand. Montrose beach hosts the Junior Guard regional championships, the annual Beach Soccer Festival, and numerous runs and walks for various charities. The beach house on the south end of the beach was designed by E.V. Buchsbaum. It was modeled after the North Avenue Beach house and looks like a lake steamer. Unfortunately, in the 1950s, the east wing of the beach house burned in a fire and was not rebuilt.[17] The beach house was remodeled with a 3,000-square-foot (280m2) patio deck, and it will house only the third full-service restaurant, named “The Dock at Montrose Beach”, at a Chicago beach after Oak Street Beachstro and North Avenue’s Castaways. It is part of the Park District’s plan to add “more upscale concessions to the lakefront”.[18] Due to budget constraints Chicago eliminated the traditional July 3 fireworks in Grant Park, instead opting for a down-scaled fireworks displays in three different locations in Chicago on the 4th of July. The north side display is held annually at Montrose Beach.[19]

415503N 873739W / 41.9175N 87.6275W / 41.9175; -87.6275 (North Avenue Beach)

North Avenue Beach

At night facing the beach house

During day facing the beach house

chess players at North Ave beach in 1973

The North Avenue Beach, located at 1600 north,[8] is considered by many to be Chicago’s premier beach. It has the largest lifeguard staff and is home to the most developed beachhouse. Technically running from North Avenue to Diversey Harbor in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, North Avenue Beach is characterized by its piers which hold the sand in place and create a scalloped shoreline, terminating in a Cape Cod-like hook. The beach hosts international volleyball tournaments as well as millions of sun worshippers every year. Chicago Park District lines the beach with poles for individuals and leagues to hang volleyball nets. These nets and this portion of the lakefront bike/running/blading path attract large numbers of people on weekends and weeknights. North Avenue is also center stage for the Chicago Air & Water Show, which draws over a million people a day from Ohio to Diversey along the lakefront. North Avenue Beach is the site of the annual AVP Chicago Open.

The beach house resembles an ocean liner[20] and contains bike and sports equipment rental, a bar and restaurant (Castaways), concession stand, a lifeguard station, and restrooms.

Oak Street Beach, located at 1000 north,[8] covers the area from the North Avenue ‘Hook’ Pier south to Ohio Street Beach (Illinois St. Beach, Olive Beach), about 1.5mi (2km). Oak Street is home to the largest area of deep water swimming in the city (1/2 mile (800 m) over 10ft (3 m)). Until 2006 Oak Street Beach was also the only place in the city where SCUBA divers could dive close to the shore. The north ledge was once a hot spot for the city’s gay community, and still is a second home to thousands of sunbathers, runners, skaters and bikers. At one point Oak Street was the city’s most popular beach with its proximity to downtown and boasted tens of thousands of visitors each day. Oak Street Beach is also home to Chicago’s only chess pavilion and an outdoor restaurant called the Oak Street Beachstro that is assembled every summer and dismantled at the end of the season.

This beach, located in Lincoln Park adjacent to Addams Memorial Park and Olive Park, is just north of Ohio Street (400N)[8] east of Lake Shore Drive. It faces north, rather than the usual east, because it formed on its own in a bay created by the Jardine Water Purification Plant which juts out into the Lake. Due to its unusual orientation, Ohio Street Beach serves as an ideal training site for open water swimming. One can swim north 0.5 miles (800m) to the Oak Street curve without ever being more than a few feet from the seawall and shallow water.

This is not a lakefront beach. It is located in a former lagoon of Humboldt Park which was dredged and given a sand bottom. At 415424N 874211W / 41.9066N 87.7031W / 41.9066; -87.7031 (Humboldt Park Beach), this “beach” is mostly used by small children as a shallow wading pond. It is guarded in the summer and drained when not guarded.

Burnham Park runs for 6 miles (9.7km) along Chicago’s lakefront from Grant Park in the north to Jackson Park in the south, through the neighborhoods of Near South, Douglas, Oakland, Kenwood and Hyde Park.

415148.53N 873626.97W / 41.8634806N 87.6074917W / 41.8634806; -87.6074917

The 12th Street Beach is just south of the Adler Planetarium on Northerly Island (formerly the site of Meigs Field). The beach runs from about 1300 S to about 1450 S, but was named 12th Street Beach rather than (unlucky) 13th Street Beach. When 12th Street was renamed Roosevelt Road the beach retained its name, but now is sometimes called 14th Street Beach.

There is also open water swimming that is great for triathletes or avid open water swimmers. The beach has bathrooms, a concession stand, and a lifeguard station.

No longer extant, of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.

415020.75N 873622.49W / 41.8390972N 87.6062472W / 41.8390972; -87.6062472

The Margaret Taylor Burroughs Beach is located in Burnham Park near 31st Street. The beach is host every year to the Junior Lifeguard Chicago Area Tug-o-War. Near the beachouse is a large modern playground.[21]

In 2015, it was named in honor of artist, educator and museum founder, Margaret Taylor-Burroughs. Burroughs was a founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Southside Community Art Center[22]

4100 S. Lake Shore Drive (41st St. and Lake Michigan, parking at Oakwood Blvd.)

49th Street Beach is a small stone beach in Burnham Park. It is not guarded, so swimming is not allowed.

414729.88N 873446.16W / 41.7916333N 87.5794889W / 41.7916333; -87.5794889

The 57th Street Beach is in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood, across Lake Shore Drive from the Museum of Science and Industry. Recent renovations have made it easier to access with two large underpasses at the intersection of 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. 57th Street Beach provides an area of deep swimming south of Promontory Point.

414655.43N 873422.83W / 41.7820639N 87.5730083W / 41.7820639; -87.5730083

The 63rd Street Beach is in Jackson Park. It is home to the largest and oldest beach house in the City. In July 1913, Jackson Park Beach was the site of a clash over required bathing attire when Dr. Rosalie Ladova was arrested for disorderly conduct for swimming in her bloomers after removing her bathing skirt.[23] The establishment of the landmark beach house came about due to the resident’s of the area complaining to the city to extend the beach. Thus in 1914, the city ordered a 10-acre (40,000m2) expansion to 63rd St. The South Park Commission architects came up with the plan to build the 63rd Street Pavilion. The construction was completed in 1919. The building historically provided showers, medical rooms, and bathrooms. Due to the building’s age, it was restored in 2000. Today the pavilion is used by boaters, beach goers, and can be used for special events.[24]

63rd Street Bathing Pavilion

There are three beach areas in the South Shore, Chicago community.

South Shore Beach is the beach behind the Chicago Park District’s South Shore Cultural Center (formerly South Shore Country Club), which is located at the intersection of 71st and South Shore Drive. The Country club is a magnificent old building and it home to a ballroom, restaurant, golf course and tennis courts. The Beach also runs up against 67th street beach and Jackson Park

Ashe Beach Park is a newer addition to the Chicago Park District’s beaches, bought in 1979 and named for the late tennis great Arthur Ashe, after he died of AIDS in 1993. In addition to the beach, the park features two tennis courts. It is located between 74th and 75th Streets in the South Shore community.[25]

Rainbow Beach is officially located at 3111 E. 77th St.,[26] is a beach in the Chicago Park District’s Rainbow Beach & Park that stretches from 75th Street to 78th Street on the Lake Michigan shoreline.[27] Rainbow Beach was named such in 1918.

Starting with the 1919 Race Riot, Chicago had a history of race related disturbances in the 20th century related to use of public resources, such as parks and beaches. Rainbow beach was an area of controversy for black and white youth. Black families that were economically dependent on the nearby South Chicago steel mills had avoided the public hostility of the lifeguards and white bathers. Demographic shifts and racial climate change of the 1960s led to a July 7 and 8, 1961 freedom wade-in at Rainbow Beach staged by an interracial coalition of demonstrators, including members of the NAACP Youth Council.[28]

414304N 873146W / 41.7179N 87.5294W / 41.7179; -87.5294

Calumet Park,[29] which is not to be confused with Calumet Park, IL, has a mile of lakefront and contains three beaches located at the 9600, 9800 and 9900 South blocks along Lake Michigan. The main beach has a Beach House with a concessions stand. The park is in the East Side neighborhood. Forming part of Chicago’s city limit, it is on the border between Illinois and Indiana.

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Oct 022015

The five types of littoral cells along the California coast are each characterized by a different littoral process determined by the geographic features unique to the cell type.Guests who haven’t visited the 450 California beaches often ask what the water looks like and how is the sand. Is it anything like the clear blue water at the Bahamas where East Coast residents enjoy smooth sand beaches, lawn chairs and cocktails served? California beaches are not usually like that and we’ve yet to find one to fit that description. The beaches range in sand quality from coarse to fine sand, rocks to pebbles. The coastal waters near the beach in the Pacific Ocean seldom tops 75 degrees on the warmest summer day in Southern California. The color is not usually clear though in some locations you can see a few feet in depth. The color of the water ranges from aquamarine to a deep green and occasionally brownish-red during red tide. Most beaches do not allow alcoholic beverages; the beaches are mostly public and usually require guests to bring their own beach chairs and gear. In case you wonder why the beaches are so popular, they offer rugged, natural scenic beauty. With well over 15 million people living near the state’s beaches, the climate is a major factor in attracting so may people to this location. The Pacific Ocean’s affect keeps the air temperatures enjoyable throughout the year. Many people do not own air conditioning in their homes along the coast. Also, the ocean waves can provide a great surfing experience, something that’s contributed to California’s multi-billion dollar surfing industry. Heal the Bay’s Beach Summer Report Card was released with some real winners in water quality improvements and a few losers.

One type of cell is defined by a long stretch of coastline that begins at a headland and terminates in a submarine canyon, such as at Mugu Canyon in Ventura County and La Jolla Canyon in San Diego County; another cell type consists of a large river delta bounded on either side by rocky headlands, such as at Humboldt Bay; a third type of littoral cell is defined by a crescent-shaped by downcoast of a promontory, like Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County; and a fourth type of cell consists of a rocky headland downcoast of a beach where waves break in a line parallel to the shore, as at Ten Mile Beach in Mendocino County. Finally, lagoons and closed bays with restricted tidal flow create a fifth type of littoral cell, such as Bolinas Bay in Marin.

Characteristic differences between Northern and Southern California beaches depend upon the directions of prevailing wind and upon local coastal geology. Along California’s north coast, cove or pocket beaches are common where the granitic and basaltic rock that composes the sea cliffs has been sculpted by prevailing northwesterly winds and battered by high energy waves over millions of years. In Southern California, beaches often consist of long ribbons of sand interrupted by widely separated rocky points. The bluffs of easily eroded shales and sandstones that edge the coast here continuously crumble away, creating on even coastline over time.

Some beach types are found along both Northern and Southern California coasts. Narrow cove beaches like those at Laguna Beach in Orange County form where the coast is composed of conglomerate rock and hard sandstone; even when exposed to direct wave attack this rock type is highly resistant to erosion. The narrow beaches formed within there coves often lose all their sand during winter storms, exposing the underlying cobbles, as at Boomer Beach, south of Point La Jolla in San Diego County. Barrier beaches and sand spits are also present along the coast at river mouths, bays, and lagoons; examples are Silver Strand Beach in San Diego, Zuma Beach in Malibu, and beaches at the Smith, Salinas, Pajaro, and Santa Maria River mouths.

Beaches vary in color according to the mineral content of the sand, which is also a clue to the origin to the eroded sediments that make up the sand supply. Eroded shale cliffs create the charcoal gray beach sand at Shelter Cove in Humboldt County. North of Humboldt Bay, the coarse sands of Agate Beach are multicolored agates that have been ground and polished by the surf. Ground quartz and feldspar mineral make up the white beaches of Carmel, while a few miles to the north in Sand City, amber colored sand indicates the presence of iron mineral. Close inspection reveals that white sand beaches are mosaic of pale quartz grains, pink, green or white feldspar and flecks of black mica.Beaches are inhabited by a variety of invertebrates and insects. More

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Cape Cod Beaches for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and …

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Sep 172015

Cape Cod Guide brings you the best information on Cape Cod beaches. Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket are all surrounded by beautiful scenic beaches. There are beaches on the bay and ocean sides of the islands, salt ponds, freshwater and kettle ponds. Bayside beaches are typically much calmer than oceanside, making them perfect destinations for families with children. Come explore the amazing beaches of the Cape and Islands!

PUBLIC BEACHES Craigville Beach: located off Craigville Beach Road on Nantucket Sound. It’s one of the Cape’s most popular beaches, and has restrooms, concessions, and showers. Google Map to Craigville Beach. Hathaway’s Pond: small freshwater pond located off Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. Kalmus Park Beach: located on the Lewis Bay at the end of Ocean Street in Hyannis, and has restrooms and concessions. Kalmus is a one of the best locations for windsurfing on Cape Cod. Google Map to Kalmus Park Beach. Sandy Neck Beach: located on the Cape’s Bay side in West Barnstable, this is the Upper Cape’s longest beach. Large dunes and a six-mile sand spit may be found here, making it a great four wheeling destination. Sandy Neck offers showers and a snack bar. Google Map to Sandy Neck Beach. Sea Street Beach: at the end of Sea Street in Hyannis. Google Map to Sea Street Beach. Veterans Park Beach: behind the Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street, Hyannis. Google Map to Veterans Park Beach.

RESIDENT BEACHES Covell Beach: on Cragville Beach Road in Centerville. Google Map to Covell Beach. Dowses Beach: on East Bay Road in Osterville. Google Map to Dowses Beach. Eugenia Fortes (East) Beach: on Iyanough Avenue in Hyannisport. Hamblins Pond: Route 149 in Marstons Mills. Google Map to Hamblins Pond. Joshua’s Pond: Tower Hill Road in Osterville. Google Map to Joshua’s Pond. Loop Beach: on Ocean View Avenue in Cotuit, this beach has restrooms and a bathhouse. Google Map to Loop Beach. Lovell’s Pond: on Newtown Road in Marstons Mills. Google Map to Lovell’s Pond. Millway Beach: on Millway in Barnstable Wequaquet Lake: off of Shoot Flying Hill Road in Centerville


Barlows Landing: Off of Route 28 in Pocasset. Google Map to Barlows Landing. Electric Avenue: Off Electric Avenue in Buzzards Bay. Hen Cove Harbor: Off of Shore Road and Circuit Avenue in Pocasset Monument Beach: Overlooks the Cape Cod Canal, located off Route 28 in Bourne. Monument has a snack bar and bathroom facilities, and is also a popular wind surfing location. Google Map to Monument Beach. Queen Sewell Pond: Off Puritan Road in Buzzards Bay. Google Map to Queen Sewell Pond. Sagamore Beach: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Sagamore. Google Map to Sagamore Beach. Scusset Neck: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Bourne, this is a popular recreation area with its campground. There are showers, restrooms, and a picnic area on site. Google Map to Scusset Neck. Squeteague Harbor: Ocean side beach off of Scraggy Neck and Squeteague Roads in Cataumet. Picture Lake: Off of Country Road in Pocasset

Breakwater Beach: A bayside beach off Breakwater Road, off 6A; near the Brewster General Store. This beach is a popular destination for families. Crosby Landing Beach (Crosby Beach): A bayside beach on Crosby Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.5 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A Ellis Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Ellis Landing Road, off 6A; about 2 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A Linnell Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Linnell Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.75 miles before the Orleans town line Paine’s Creek Beach: A bayside beach on Paine’s Creek Road; 1.5 miles west past the intersection of Route 137 and 6A Point of Rocks Beach: A bayside beach off Point of Rocks Road, off Route 6A; 1 mile east of the intersection of 6A and Route 124 Robbins Hill Beach: A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A Nickerson State Park: Nickerson Park off of 6A in Brewster offers beautiful fresh water ponds for swimming and kayaking. Google Map to Nickerson State Park. Saint’s Landing:A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A Long Pond: Off of Mammon Drive in Brewster Upper Mill Pond: Off of Run Hill Road in Brewster

Cockle Cove Beach: On the waters of Nantucket Sound, off Route 28 at the end of Cockle Cove Road. This beach is a favorite among families, with its soft sand and calm waters. Restrooms are available. Google Map to Cockle Cove Beach. Forest Beach: At the end of Forest Street, south of Route 28. Google Map to Forest Beach. Goose Pond: Kettlehole pond off of Queen Anne Road. Google Map to Goose Pond. Hardings Beach: Off Harding’s Beach Road; off of Route 28 and Barn Hill Road. This beach is also popular among families, and has restrooms and a snack bar. Lighthouse Beach: Ocean side beach off of Shore Road. North Beach: Ocean beach, only accessible via 4WD or boat. There are no restrooms or facilities here, and there is often big surf here. Oyster Pond: Small saltwater pond, perfect for children; off of Stage Harbor Road; requires a sticker. Google Map to Oyster Pond. Pleasant Bay: Off of Route 28. Google Map to Pleasant Bay. Ridgevale Beach: A public beach on Nantucket Sound, off Ridgevale Road; off Route 28 School House Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road; requires sticker. Google Map to School House Pond. White Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road. Google Map to White Pond.

Bayview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side Chapin Memorial Beach: Off Route 6A in Dennis Village, on the bay side; on Dr. Bottero Road. This is a popular 4WD beach, and a good spot for clamming at low tide. Google Map to Chapin Memorial Beach. Cold Storage Beach: A bayside beach in East Dennis off School Street and Cold Storage Road. Corporation Beach: Off Route 6A on Corporation Road, on the bay side. This beach is a popular family destination, and has restrooms, concessions and a playground.Google Map to Corporation Beach. Depot Street Beach: Depot Street off Lower County Road Glendon Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Old Wharf Road off Lower County Road. Google Map to Glendon Road Beach. Harborview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side; residents only Haigis Beach: In Dennis Port off of Lower County Road, Off Route 28, on the Atlantic Ocean side. Google Map to Haigis Beach. Horsefoot Path Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side Howes Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side. Google Map to Howes Beach. Inman Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Lower County Road to Inman Road in Dennisport. Google Map to Inman Road Beach. Mayflower Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side. This beach is a popular family destination, with restrooms and concessions available. Google Map to Mayflower Beach. Sea Street Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; in Dennisport. Google Map to Sea Street Beach. South Village Road Beach: In Dennis Port off of Route 28, on the Atlantic side West Dennis Beach: In Dennis Port off of Davis Beach Road, this is a mile-long beach with a bathhouse, restrooms, boardwalk, and plenty of parking

Campground Beach: A bayside beach located off Shurtleff Road. Google Map to Campground Beach. Coast Guard Beach: An oceanside beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; no parking is available; shuttle service from a large parking lot off Nauset Road. This beach is one of the favorites amongst Cape Cod tourists, and is popular for surfing and swimming. Google Map to Coast Guard Beach. Cole Road Beach: A bayside beach located off Cole Road, off Herringbrook Road Cooks Brook Beach: A bayside beach in North Eastham; off Steele Road, off Massasoit Road. Google Map to Cooks Brook Beach. First Encounter Beach: Located at the end of Samoset Road, off Route 6. Google Map to First Encounter Beach. Kingsbury Beach: A bayside beach located off Kingsbury Beach Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Kingsbury Beach. Nauset Light Beach: An oceanside beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; follow Brackett Road off of Route 6. This beach is idea for surfing and swimming, and has restrooms and showers available. Google Map to Nauset Light Beach. Sunken Meadow Beach: A bayside beach located off Massasoit Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Sunken Meadow Beach. Thumpertown Beach: A bayside beach off Thumpertown Road, off Herringbrook Road. Google Map to Thumpertown Beach. Great Pond: Fresh water pond off of Great Pond Road. Google Map to Great Pond. Herring Pond: Fresh water pond off of Crosby Village Road. Google Map to Herring Pond. Wiley Park: Fresh water pond off of Herringbrook Road. Google Map to Wiley Park.

Chapoquoit Beach: Bayside beach off Chapoquoit Road in West Falmouth. This beach is referred to as “Hog Island” by locals. There are restrooms and a concession truck in the summer. Megansett Beach: Bayside beach off County Road in West Falmouth Old Silver Beach: Bayside beach off Quaker Road in North Falmouth. This beach is a popular family destination, and the waters are typically quite warm in the summer. There are restrooms, concessions and a bathhouse. Google Map to Old Silver Beach. Wood Neck Beach: Bayside beach off Palmer Avenue and Sippewissett Road. Google Map to Wood Neck Beach. Bristol Beach: Sound beach off of Menauhant Road Falmouth Heights Beach: Sound beach, take Falmouth Heights Road to Grand Avenue. Google Map to Falmouth Heights Beach. Menauhant Beach: Sound beach off Menauhant Road in East Falmouth. Google Map to Menauhant Beach. Stoney Beach: Sound beach north of Woods Hole Drive, in Woods Hole Surf Drive Beach: Sound beach located on Surf Drive, this beach is a popular destination for families. There are public restrooms, concessions, and showers available. Google Map to Surf Drive Beach.

Bank Street Beach: Located on Nantucket Sound near Harwichport center; at the end of Bank Street. This beach is typically busy in the summer season, and with its warmer waters is a great location for swimming. Google Map to Bank Street Beach. Bucks Pond Beach: Fresh water beach off of Route 39 Earl Road Beach: Earl Road, off of Lower County Road Fernandes Bog: Off of Long Pond Drive, between Routes 137 and 124 Long Pond: A large freshwater pond located off of Routes 124 and 137. Google Map to Long Pond. Pleasant Bay: Off of 28 on Pleasant Road in West Harwich; limited parking available Red River Beach: One of Harwich’s larger beaches, off Route 28. This beach is also a great location for swimming, and has restrooms available. Google Map to Red River Beach. Sand Pond: Near town center, on Great Western Road. Google Map to Sand Pond.

South Cape Beach: Located on Great Oak Road; great fishing and a concession stand, parking, and restrooms. Google Map to South Cape Beach. Attaquin Park (Mashpee/Wakeby Lake): Freshwater lake located in Mashpee off Route 130 Johns Pond: Freshwater pond located off Route 151 and Currier Road. Google Map to Johns Pond.

PUBLIC BEACHES Gay Head Public Beach (Moshup Beach): Surf beach in Aquinnah, off of Moshup Trail; paid parking in summer only. Google Map to Gay Head Public Beach. East Beach: Located on Chappiquiddick Island; fee for non-members. Google Map to East Beach. Eastville Beach: Located at the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Google Map to Eastville Beach. Fuller Street Beach: Located at the end of Fuller Street in Edgartown. It has a great view of the harbor traffic. Google Map to Fuller Street Beach. Joseph Sylvia State Beach: Located between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the Nantucket Sound. It is accessible by Beach Road and the bike path. It has small waves and shallow water, perfect for the kids! The Edgartown end of the beach is known as Bend-in-the-Road Beach. Google Map to Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Lake Tashmoo Beach (Herring Creek Beach): At the end of Herring Creek Road in Edgartown. Google Map to Lake Tashmoo Beach. Lighthouse Beach: A harbor beach at Starbuck’s Neck in Edgartown. Google Map to Lighthouse Beach. Long Point Beach: Located at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, off of Waldron’s Bottom Road. A nice pond adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, great for kids of all ages! Google Map to Long Point Beach. Menemsha Beach: Next to Menemsha Harbor. Google Map to Menemsha Beach. Norton Point Beach: On the south shore of Edgartown at the end of Katama Road. Google Map to Norton Point Beach. Oak Bluffs Town Beach: Located off Lake Avenue on the Nantucket Sound side of Oaks Bluff. Google Map to Oak Bluffs Town Beach. Owen Park Beach: Harbor beach located off Main Street in Vineyard Haven; on Vineyard Haven Harbor. Google Map to Owen Park Beach. Tisbury Town Beach (Owen Little Way Town Beach): Off of Owen Little Way, next to the Yacht Club. Google Map to Tisbury Town Beach.

RESIDENT BEACHES Head of the Pond Beach: Located in Aquinnah Lambert’s Cove Beach : Located in West Tisbury. Google Map to Lambert’s Cove Beach. Lobsterville Beach: Located in Aquinnah. Google Map to Lobsterville Beach. Lucy Vincent Beach: Located in Chilmark. Google Map to Lucy Vincent Beach. Philbin Beach: Located in Aquinnah. Google Map to Philbin Beach. Squibnocket Beach: Located in Chilmark. Google Map to Squibnocket Beach.

Brant Point Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island. Google Map to Brant Point Beach. Children’s Beach: Located on the Nantucket Harbor, ideal beach for children. Google Map to Children’s Beach. Francis Street Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island near downtown Miacomet Beach: Located at the end of Miacomet Road. Google Map to Miacomet Beach. Cisco Beach: Located at the end of Hummock Pond Road. Google Map to Cisco Beach. Jetties Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, great for families. Google Map to Jetties Beach. Dionis Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, good beach for children. Google Map to Dionis Beach. Madaket Beach: Located on the southwest side of the island in Madaket. Google Map to Madaket Beach. South Beach: Off Washington Street near downtown Nantucket. Google Map to South Beach. Surfside Beach: At the end of Surfside Road, good beach for families. Google Map to Surfside Beach. Siasconset Beach: On the southeast corner of the island in Siasconset; off Low Beach Road. Google Map to Siasconset Beach.

Nauset Beach: Located at the end of Beach Road in East Orleans on the ocean side; restrooms and food available. Google Map to Nauset Beach. Skaket Beach: A bayside beach off of Skaket Beach Road; a great place to view a sunset. Google Map to Skaket Beach. Pilgrim Lake: Fresh water beach on Monument Road off of Main Street. Google Map to Pilgrim Lake.

Herring Cove Beach: At the tip of the Cape; a narrow ocean beach with parking almost directly on the beach; maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; restrooms and food available. Google Map to Herring Cove Beach. Race Point Beach: Off Route 6; an ocean beach that is good for surf-fishing. Google Map to Race Point Beach. Harbor Beach: Runs parallel to Commercial Street, along the bayside; park at MacMillan Wharf Long Point Beach: At the very tip of the Cape where Long Point Lighthouse signals; access by water shuttle or walk from end of Commercial Street Hatches Harbor: Off of Herring Cove, access by walking or beach vehicle

East Sandwich Beach: Off Ploughed Neck Road off Route 6A. Google Map to East Sandwich Beach. Sandwich Town Beach: On Town Neck Road; has a boardwalk over the marsh on the way to the beach. Google Map to Sandwich Town Beach. Sandy Neck Beach: A large, long bayside beach that extends into Barnstable with a good sized parking area; popular spot for off-road vehicle (ORV) trails. Google Map to Sandy Neck Beach. Mashpee-Wakeby Pond Beach: Fresh water pond off of Sandwich-Cotuit Road

Ballston Beach: Off of North Pamet Road on the ocean side; also called Pamet Beach. Google Map to Ballston Beach. Head of The Meadow Beach: Ocean side beach in North Truro; off Head of the Meadow Road Road; fee required. Google Map to Head of the Meadow Beach. Long Nook Beach: On the ocean side; at the end of Longnook Road off Route 6. Google Map to Long Nook Beach. High Head: Off Route 6 on the ocean side; at the end of High Head Road; four wheel vehicle access. Google Map to High Head Beach. Coast Guard Beach: On the ocean side; at the end of Coast Guard Road. Google Map to Coast Guard Beach. Hopper Beach: Ocean side beach off of Route 6; four wheel vehicle access Pilgrim Beach: A narrow bayside beach off of Route 6A Pond Village Beach: A bayside beach off of Route 6A. Google Map to Pond Village Beach. Corn Hill Beach: A bayside beach on Corn Hill Road; great view of Provincetown; fee required. Google Map to Corn Hill Beach. Fisher Road Beach: Off Route 6 and Old County Road on the bayside Great Hollow Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6 on Great Hollow Road. Google Map to Great Hollow Beach. Ryder Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6; off Prince Valley and Ryder Beach Roads. Google Map to Ryder Beach.

Cahoon Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach at the end of Cahoon Hollow Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Cahoon Hollow Beach. Lecounts Hollow Beach (Maguires Landing): An ocean side beach 2.5 miles north of the Eastham line; off Lecount Hollow Road. Google Map to Lecounts Hollow Beach. Marconi Beach: An ocean side beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; off Route 6 in South Wellfleet. Google Map to Marconi Beach. Newcomb Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach almost at the Truro line; off Gross Hill Road. Google Map to Newcomb Hollow Beach. White Crest Beach: An ocean side beach off of Ocean View Drive; up from Lecount Hollow Beach. Google Map to White Crest Beach. Mayo Beach: A bayside beach on Commercial Street off of Route 6. Google Map to Mayo Beach. Powers Landing: A bayside beach off of Chequesset Neck Road. Google Map to Powers Landing. Duck Harbor Beach: A bayside beach off of Duck Harbor Road, off of Chequesset Neck Road. Google Map to Duck Harbor Beach. Indian Neck Beach: A bayside beach off of Pilgrim Spring Road. Google Map to Indian Neck Beach. Great Pond: Off of Cahoon Hollow Road off Route 6. Google Map to Great Pond. Gull Pond: Off of Gull Pond Road off Route 6. Google Map to Gull Pond. Long Pond: Off of Long Pond Road off Route 6. Google Map to Long Pond.

Bass Hole Beach (Gray’s Beach): Overlooking Bass Hole in Yarmouthport; at the end of Center Street; some free parking. Google Map to Bass Hole Beach. Bass River Beach (Smuggler’s Beach): At the end of South Shore Drive, off Old Main; fee required. Google Map to Bass River Beach. Bay View Beach: Overlooking Nantucket Sound; almost at the Barnstable town line; free parking. Google Map to Bay View Beach. Colonial Acres Beach: On Bay View Street off of Lewis Bay Road; free parking Englewood Beach: Located on Berry Avenue; free parking. Google Map to Englewood Beach. Parkers River Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; fee required. Google Map to Parkers River Beach. Sea Gull Beach: Off of Sea View Avenue; the largest Yarmouth Beach; fee required. Google Map to Sea Gull Beach. Sea View Beach: Off Route 28 in West Yarmouth; on South Shore Drive. Google Map to Sea View Beach. Windmill Beach: On River Street near the Bass River; free parking. Google Map to Windmill Beach. South Middle Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; residents only

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Faith, Fortitude and the Quest for Freedom – March 22, 2015 – Video

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Mar 272015

Faith, Fortitude and the Quest for Freedom – March 22, 2015
Written by Zann Nelson and performed at Saint James' Warrenton by the River Bank Choir, this program is a musical tribute to the African-American heritage of the area. The one hour, uplifting…

By: Saint James' Episcopal Church, Warrenton

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Arizona Senate committee approves firearms legislation

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Mar 252015

Phoenix (AP) – Arizonas stand-your-ground and constitutional-carry laws already make the state a favorite for gun owners. On Tuesday, a Republican-dominated Senate committee passed firearms legislation to further broaden state residents Second Amendment rights.

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill expanding gun owners rights to carry concealed weapons in public places and another creating an interstate compact to regulate the transfer of firearms. Both proposals passed on a 5-3 vote and now move to the Senate.

House Bill 2320 by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, would allow holders of concealed-carry permit to take their weapons into public buildings such as libraries. The bill says that if public institutions do not want to allow conceal-carry holders to come in with their guns, they must establish security guards and metal detectors at their facilities. The bill exempts some buildings, including those with liquor licenses, hospitals and schools.

The whole point of putting this legislation forward is to honor the people who have a CCW permit, Barton said. Its important that we honor that, and allow them to carry their desired weapon, concealed for self-defense.

Advocates from the Salt River Project, the Arizona State Retirement System and the state Supreme Court lobbied for exceptions for their public buildings. But Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, who chairs the committee, refused to offer amendments in committee.

Instead, Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, who supports the bill, said Republicans will offer floor amendment to prohibit concealed carriers from bringing weapons into public buildings where it is forbidden by federal law.

Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, said cities and counties shouldnt have to pay for security so that concealed carriers can keep their guns in public buildings. This bill puts a literal gun to the heads of public bodies and says if you really want to keep your public buildings free from weapons youre going to have to pay for it, Farley said.

Maricopa County found that if it prohibited firearms from all 378 county buildings that dont have security, it would cost $47 million in ongoing costs and $9 million in setup costs, according to legislative analysts.

Brewer vetoed similar legislation three times in four years. In 2014, Brewer cited concerns about the fiscal impact on state and local governments. She called the bill an unnecessary diversion of limited resources.

More than 230,000 Arizona residents have concealed-carry permits, according to a Department of Public Safety report from March.

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Freedom Industries pleads guilty to pollution charges in West Virginia chemical spill case

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Mar 242015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A now-bankrupt chemical company pleaded guilty Monday to three pollution charges related to last year’s spill that contaminated a West Virginia river.

Mark Welch, chief restructuring officer of Freedom Industries, entered the plea on behalf of the company in federal court to negligent discharge of a pollutant and unlawful discharge of refuse matter, both misdemeanors, and violating a permit condition under the Clean Water Act, a felony.

Thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent from Freedom Industries in Charleston spilled into the Elk River and went into West Virginia American Water’s intake 2 miles downstream on Jan. 9, 2014. It prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents in nine counties for up to 10 days while the water company’s system was flushed out.

Freedom Industries, which filed for bankruptcy eight days after the spill, faces a maximum $900,000 fine. Sentencing was set for June 29.

“Extreme fines would be very difficult for the estate,” Welch told U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston. “I have limited resources.”

In ordering a presentencing report, Johnston said, “We’ll find out how much money Freedom Industries has.”

An FBI affidavit says Freedom knew about critical flaws at its Charleston plant but never dealt with them. Federal investigators have said holes in a corroded tank’s floor and roof likely helped cause the spill.

Prosecutors have said the tank conditions “put an entire population needlessly at risk.”

In September a federal bankruptcy judge approved a $2.9 million settlement between the company and businesses and residents under which a panel would choose public interest projects that would benefit those whose tap water was contaminated. The settlement would rely on insurance proceeds from Freedom Industries.

Former Freedom owners William Tis and Charles Herzing and two lower-level employees pleaded guilty to a pollution charge last week and will be sentenced in June.

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Freedom pleads guilty to criminal pollution

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Mar 242015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Freedom Industries on Monday pleaded guilty to three water pollution crimes that prosecutors said caused the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding communities.

The company already facing millions of dollars in bankruptcy claims and major civil lawsuits could be ordered to pay $900,000 or more in fines when it faces sentencing on June 29.

During an afternoon hearing in Charleston, Mark Welch, who joined Freedom as its chief restructuring officer after the leak and the companys bankruptcy filing, appeared before U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston to enter pleas on Freedoms behalf.

Guilty, Welch said in response to questions about the two misdemeanors and one felony contained in a 13-page charging document that was made public more than three months ago. Freedom said in December that it had reached agreement to plead guilty to the three criminal charges.

Freedom pleaded guilty to a negligent discharge of pollution into the Elk River and a negligent discharge of refuse material into the river, both misdemeanor counts. The company also pleaded guilty to a knowing violation of its state Department of Environmental Protection-issued Clean Water Act permit, which is a felony.

Among other things, Freedom admitted to allegations that the company did not conduct proper inspections of a chemical tank containing Crude MCHM and consequently failed to repair and/or replace the tank prior to the Jan. 9, 2014, leak.

Also, the company admitted to not ensuring that the tank had a spill-containment area that would control any material that leaked from the tank and keep it out of the river.

Freedom faces potential fines of between $7,500 and $100,000 per day of violation, or a maximum fine of $900,000, or twice the financial loss or gain resulting from the companys conduct.

The companys plea comes after four guilty pleas that U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin secured with former Freedom officials and as two other former Freedom officials also face criminal charges.

Two former Freedom owners, William Tis and Charles Herzing; plant manager Michael Burdette; and environmental manager Robert Reynolds have already pleaded guilty in agreements with Goodwin. Sentencing hearings for those four officials are set for June.

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UPDATE: Freedom Industries pleads guilty in court

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Mar 242015

UPDATE 5 p.m., March 23: Freedom Industries pleaded guilty in federal court March 23 to three environmental crimes, officials said.

The crimes are in connection with the Jan. 9, 2014 Elk River chemical spill of MCHM.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Freedom, which owned and operated the facility from which the chemical MCHM spilled into the river, pleaded guilty to negligent discharge of a pollutant, the unlawful discharge of refuse, and violating a permit condition.

According to U.S. District Court documents, the company also paid a criminal debt payment of $650 on March 23.

Sentencing of the company is scheduled for June 29, 2015.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Environmental Protection Agency – Criminal Investigation Division.

Original Story, 10 a.m., March 23 (From AP): Freedom Industries is set to answer to a pollution charge stemming from last year’s chemical spill into a river in Charleston, WV.

Two former Freedom owners and two lower-level employees pleaded guilty to a pollution charge last week and will be sentenced in June.

The spill of thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent into the Elk River went into West Virginia American Water’s intake 2 miles downstream on Jan. 9, 2014. It prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.

Another former Freedom owner, Dennis Farrell, and former President Gary Southern face trial later this year on charges related to the spill. In addition, Southern faces charges related to Freedom’s bankruptcy.

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Freedom Industries to explain Elk cleanup at public meeting

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Mar 192015

Consultants from Freedom Industries and officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection will be on hand next Tuesday to explain plans for Freedom to clean up its former Elk River chemical storage facility under DEPs voluntary industrial remediation program.

A public meeting on the cleanup project is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charleston Civic Center, according to a public notice provided by Freedom.

The meeting comes as deadlines loom for Freedom to reach agrement with DEP on the next step in the cleanup and for the company to explain to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson its plan for completing its bankruptcy case and resolving millions of claims filed by thousands of victims of the water crisis that followed last years leak from one of Freedoms chemical tanks. It is also scheduled for one day after a Monday hearing in U.S. District Court, where Freedom is set to plead guilty to criminal pollution violations related to the spill.

At the meeting, Freedoms environmental consulting firm, Arcadis, will discuss what has been done so far to clean up the site and provide further assurances on remediation, soil removal and chemical analysis, said Mark Welch, Freedoms chief restructuring officer.

Welch said that he would also discuss Freedoms ongoing bankruptcy case, and the companys plan to conclude that case. Freedoms toxicologist, environmental lawyer, and others will be on hand to answer questions from the public, Welch said.

On April 9, Freedom is scheduled to appear in bankruptcy court at a hearing Pearson scheduled to hear what Freedom has been able to accomplish to resolve the $200 million in claims filed against it by spill victims. In an order earlier this month, Pearson said that the only progress in the bankruptcy case has been on the site remediation and that the rest of the matter is stagnated.

Kelley Gillenwater, spokeswoman for DEP, said that officials from the agencys Voluntary Remediation Program would attend to answer questions about the program, but would be able to provide limited information about the plan for the Freedom site.

We cant give any specifics about the plan for Freedom, though, because thee isnt one yet, Gillenwater said. Were still waiting on information from Freedom.

Gillenwater noted that the program doesnt require Freedom to hold a public meeting, but DEP has encouraged Welch to do so to explain whats going on and hear questions and concerns.

Last week, DEP approved Freedoms application to enter the agencys voluntary cleanup program, a move that Freedom has said would help it save money on remediation at the site of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding communities.

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Mar 182015

COUNCILOR Leo Avila III said Monday that beaches in Davao City are currently “not healthy for swimming,” as the rivers have been found with high levels of coliform in the recent Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) water quality assessment.

Avila, who is also the chairperson of the Committee on Environment, said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Annex that results from the 2014 water quality assessment of the EMB showed that the city had “failed miserably.”

In a copy of the report, total coliform found for both downstream and upstream of Davao River was estimated at 4,900 to 1,887,000 most probable number (mpn) per 100 ml wherein the standard level should only be 1,000mpn per 100 ml.

With a downstream standard level of 200mpn per 100 ml, fecal coliform in Davao River was estimated at 9,600 to 293,000mpn per 100 ml while for the upstream, with a standard level of 100mpn per 100 ml, it was found with 1,700 to 8,700mpn/100 ml of fecal coliform.

Talomo River was found with a total number of 1,006 to 456,000 MPN per 100 ml with around 414 to 183,000mpn per 100 ml of fecal coliform.

The report showed that the rise in the coliform level was due to human and animal wastes, houses located near the river, poultry and hog farms disposing their wastes in the river, and the City not having sewerage/septage treatment facility.

With this, Avila is requesting for the implementation of the Septage and Sewerage Management Ordinance of the city which the implementing rules and regulations had already been approved back in 2013 during Mayor Sara Z. Duterte’s term.

“When Mayor Rody came in, he already made one of the requirements; one of the provisions of the IRR is for the creation of the ESS (environmental sanitary section) of the City Health Office (CHO) whose task is for the ordinance to be implemented,” he said.

Avila said that the group, which includes the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENR), City Engineers Office, Department of Public Works and Highways and the EMB, has not yet met to discuss for the implementation of such.

“Sabi ng ESS marami silang kulang (ESS said that they are still lacking on things) like equipment and personnel for the implementation,” he said.

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