Gerald Goldman, 94, a retired Marine who served in World War II, has made hundreds of wooden flags for friends, neighbors and local stores.
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- Neighborhood Is Star-Spangled on Flag Day, and Every Day
By COREY KILGANNON - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
- Cold rush: Larger fleet sails for Alaskan waters
By David Swanson - Friday May 26, 2017
According to a forecast recently released by Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, the state is headed for a record number of cruise visitors in 2017.“It brings our ship count to seven this year, creating a 10 percent increase in our overall Alaska capacity,” says Beth Bodensteiner, senior vice president, revenue management for Holland America Line.With new ships of all sizes, new cruise lines, and new itineraries on the horizon, the 49th state is suddenly a hot tourism destination once again.Brimming with wildlife, native cultural heritage and active adventures, some of America’s most rugged, untamed scenery is found in the 49th state.Shore excursions invite cruisers to catch and cook their own fish, head onto glaciers for ice-climbing expeditions, or meet Alaskan huskies at a sled dog camp.[...] the couple booked a cruise with Royal Caribbean aboard Explorer of the Seas, a ship that carries 3,284 passengers at double-occupancy, currently the largest sailing the Inside Passage.[...] Explorer of the Seas still took them to some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery, three key ports, and journeyed through Tracy Arm, a fjord plugged by the Sawyer Glacier.While the ease of jumping onto a cruise itinerary is perhaps one reason Alaskan tourism is growing, Jillian Simpson, vice president of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, attributes the state’s tourism growth primarily to the strong U.S. economy.People may not feel as comfortable traveling overseas, but Alaska is considered a safe destination compared to other global destinations.“When I first started covering cruises 20-some years ago, Alaska was a white-glove experience,” suggests Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor of the popular website Cruise Critic.Quest will embark on its inaugural voyage June 26, while a sister ship, National Geographic Venture, is under construction to debut in June 2018, also sailing Alaskan waters.Rather than heading out on the typical Mediterranean or Caribbean circuit for a cruise ship’s usual inaugural season, the 164,600- gross-ton mega-ship will sail straight to Alaska, marking the first time one of the major lines has brought a brand-new ship to the Inside Passage.While Norwegian Bliss will offer seven-day itineraries out of Seattle on the standard Ketchikan-Juneau-Skagway route, other cruise lines are entering or re-entering the market over the next two years, selling more unusual voyages.The longer itineraries are noteworthy for stops in offbeat British Columbia ports, such as Prince Rupert, Klemtu, and Alert Bay, and the ship sails into Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords, passages that larger ships can only offer as a shore excursion.Ship cabins, like airline seats, are a constantly expiring product, so cruise lines will reduce fares for sailings that aren’t filling.In Skagway, Princess passengers will be treated to Puppies in the Piazza, an opportunity to interact with the next generation of Iditarod sled dog champions.[...] Princess Cruises’ new Cook My Catch program offers fishing excursions — bring your salmon or halibut catch back on board for the culinary team to prepare at dinner.[...] although fares are decidedly higher than mainstream lines, they include noteworthy extras, such as shore excursions and activities, that aren’t included in the big-ship fares.Seeking out smaller harbors and sheltered bays, Uncruise Adventures offers 7- to 21-day trips on its seven ships, the largest of which accommodates just 88 guests.Outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and Zodiac boats, the Lindblad ships have a shallow draft, allowing access to coastal areas that are off-limits to traditional cruise ships.
- Not Your Mother’s Jersey Shore
By JILL P. CAPUZZO - Friday Jun 16, 2017
Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities along the shore, some towns have used the rebuilding process as a time to reinvent themselves.
- Finding renewal in New Zealand’s birthplace
By Jill K. Robinson - Friday Jul 21, 2017
Anywhere else, I’d have my eyes firmly fixed on the trail ahead, wary for snakes or dangerous critters. [...] my head is angled up into the green canopy, where shafts of the day’s last minutes of sunlight create a kaleidoscope effect — a swirl of emerald, azure and gold. The cultural history in this distinctive and beautiful region at the far northern edge of the North Island — from the kauri forests to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, from the colonial buildings and whaling history in Russell to the spot that separates the Pacific Ocean from the Tasman Sea where Maori spirits are believed to leap to the water to return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki — offers a deeper understanding of its complex past. History and legend are bountiful in the rural Northland, and the region sometimes goes by the nickname Te Hiku o Te Ika, “the tail of the fish,” referring to the legend that New Zealand was fished from the sea by the demigod Maui. The colossal beings that surround us in the forest reach their branches like outstretched arms into the space above my head, as if they’re welcoming us to their domain. Early Maori migrations settled throughout the Northland, including the subtropical Bay of Islands, with its turquoise water and nearly 150 islands that today lure those on holiday. [...] the village quickly became a magnet for rough elements during the height of the whaling industry, and grog shops and brothels did a roaring trade when sailors were on shore leave, earning the town the nickname “the hellhole of the Pacific.” On the outdoor patio of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel (which began life in 1827 as Johnny Johnston’s Grog Shop), families lunch on fish and chips while kids pedal along the Strand on bicycles, weaving in and out of meandering vacationers. Not far from Russell is Waitangi, the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the British Crown and more than 500 Maori chiefs, establishing New Zealand as a British colony. At the newly opened Museum of Waitangi, I wander among the artifacts in the permanent exhibition, but am drawn back to the interactive display of New Zealand’s founding document, which was written and translated in less than a week. Next to me, a teenager proudly points to where his ancestor signed the treaty, his family crowded around the display, poking fingers at the digital copy of the historic document. Outside, across the Treaty Grounds with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, visitors hang out between the Treaty House and carved meeting house, awaiting a cultural performance. After death, all Maori spirits travel up the coast and over this windswept vista of the most northwestern corner of the country, down the roots of the lone pohutukawa tree at Te Rerenga Wairua, into the sea and to Manawatawhi (“last breath”) in the Three Kings Islands. Walking around the lighthouse and the crowd of visitors posing at the signpost that proclaims the distances to Tokyo, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles, London and the South Pole, I scan the bluffs to find the lone pohutukawa tree. If I were a Maori spirit, I’d want to travel here, too — among the shades of aqua ocean currents and whistling wind at the grassy, green end of the world. A straight line cutting along the west coast of Northland and flanking the Aupouri Forest, 90-Mile Beach (which is only 55 miles) is known for spectacular sunsets, a great left-hand surf break and towering sand dunes. Don’t bring your rental car along on a tour of 90-Mile Beach, because rental companies won’t allow their cars on the sand, mostly for safety reasons. Thrill seekers get to try their hand at sand surfing on the Te Paki Sand Dunes. Luxurious Northland home base on the dramatic coastline of Matauri Bay, with rolling farmland and quiet, pristine private beaches. Room rates start at about $1,124 per night, and include daily breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes, and a nightly gourmet dinner. Room rates start at about $124 per night. Another garden spot to enjoy in good weather, this restaurant serves wraps, salads, fish and chips, and wood-fired pizzas — along with local wines and Northland craft beers. At this fine-dining restaurant, pair incredible views of the Bay of Islands with dishes focused on seasonal New Zealand ingredients. On the Twilight Encounter tour, visit the majestic kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest with a Maori guide and learn about the culture’s deep spiritual respect for these ancient giants. New Zealand’s most important historic site is where the country’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840 — by Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown.
- Chambers Bay greens get makeover in hopes of securing future U.S. Open
By Associated Press - Sunday Jul 9, 2017
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – The return of major championship golf to the Pacific Northwest may depend on the fate of the greens at (...)
- Packers great punched daughter over doing dishes: police
By Post Wire Report - Monday Jun 26, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green is jailed in Brown County, Wisconsin, on suspicion of child abuse. Online records show Green was booked into the jail Monday on a possible charge of child abuse-intentionally causing harm for an incident that occurred Sunday. Green was expected in court Monday afternoon....