Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tell us what you love most about the place you call home.
Whether it’s the local parks, the school district or the proximity to great shopping, everyone has something they love about their community. We got to thinking about what makes Pine-Richland great after a 17-year-old Connecticut girl whose family is relocating here this spring posed a similar question on a message board. So we want to hear from you! What do you love most about Pine-Richland and what makes it so special? Leave your thoughts in the comments section or upload your photos. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Geocaching is fun, easy and inexpensive.
On days that we may want to try something a bit different than our usual hike, my husband and I will go treasure hunting. Modern day treasure hunters, like us, are finding caches of treasure in dozens of locations in Pine and Richland townships. We are participating in a relatively new worldwide sport, geocaching (pronounced geocashing), and we are called geocachers. Today there are over 1.2 million caches hidden around the world. Using our hand-held GPS units and information we obtain from the official geocaching Web site, www.geocaching.com, we can find these treasures hidden in parks, parking lots and other public places. You can use your own zip code or other locations to find nearby geocaches. The treasures a.k.a. caches are hidden …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Downtime between holidays perfect for recreational fun in Pine and Richland.
The week between Christmas and New Year's can seem very long for those with a house full of rambunctious children or suffering from a bit of cabin fever. Despite the colder weather, there are still plenty of things to do to burn off some energy – either yours or the children's. Located in the 105-acre Pine Community Park, the Pine Community Center will be hosting its first holiday recreation camp. To help keep the 6- to 12-year-old crowd occupied, the program will offer crafts, games and recreational activities Dec. 27– 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. The new program is fashioned after the popular summer recreation program offered through the center, according to Matthew Cooper, program coordinator. "We want to help keep the kids busy and doing …