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    Vancouver Parks and Recreation sets dates for spring break day camps, outdoor youth soccer

    Registration is now open for both programs

    Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comMonday, March 1, 2021 Registration is now open for both programs VANCOUVER – Vancouver Parks and Recreation is ramping up youth recreation programming under Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington reopening plan with full-day spring break camps and the launch of the outdoor youth soccer season. Registration is now open for both programs. Spring Break Day Camps will run April 5-9 for campers ages 6 to 12 at both Firstenburg (700 N.E. 136th Ave.) and Marshall (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.) community centers. Day camp hours are 8 a.m. to

  • Summer camps get creative to carry on in pandemic
    Leisure, Society

    Summer camps get creative to carry on in pandemic

    by Aaliyah Bowden, North Carolina Health NewsAugust 6, 2020 Eleven-year-old Averie M. spent time this summer learning how to zipline, rock climb and do gymnastics at a summer camp in Transylvania County. “The activities were very fun and you tried new things that you didn’t think you would be able to do,” she said. Averie was lucky to go to sleep-away camp this year when many other camps and activities for kids were shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Others camped from home on screens

  • One Ohio River town that’s using outdoor recreation to boost its economy
    Leisure, Nature & Environment, Society

    One Ohio River town that’s using outdoor recreation to boost its economy

    by Eye On Ohio Staff, Eye on OhioNovember 21, 2019 Every September, tourists flock to historic Marietta, along the banks of the Ohio River, for a celebration that harkens back to the Ohio Valley’s early days.  The 44th annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival held this year attracted an estimated 30,000 visitors to the small southeastern Ohio city. The streets buzzed with activity as vendors sold popcorn, french fries and locally made sandwiches.  More than 100 people sat along the riverbank on lawn chairs and blankets in the grass, looking out at

  • Inside the economics of illegal drugs, from cryptocurrencies to Major League Baseball
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    Inside the economics of illegal drugs, from cryptocurrencies to Major League Baseball

    by Clark Merrefield, The Journalist’s ResourceMay 31, 2019 Money and illegal drugs are inextricable. According to a 2014 RAND Corporation study commissioned by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, each year drug users buy about $100 billion combined worth of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. The economic cost of opioid abuse, overdose and treatment alone reached $78.5 billion in the U.S. in 2013, according to one of the most recent and comprehensive studies from the National Institutes of Health. The Internet adds a modern wrinkle to the image of the drug

  • Millennials aren’t really taking vacation. What gives?
    Leisure, Society

    Millennials aren’t really taking vacation. What gives?

    by Melissa Pogue, Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar. Originally published on Policy OptionsOctober 13, 2016 Summer feels over. Did you take your vacation? Chances are, if you are a millennial, the answer is: not really. We looked at some data from the Canadian Labour Force Survey and found that, despite the stereotype of the lazy millennial, Canadians aged 25 to 39 actually take less vacation than boomers across all incomes. The survey measures how many people took five straight business days off work, so it doesn’t take into account the extra days you