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Boy, 10, donates $3,000 for scholarships to Wellington's recreation programs
The Palm Beach Post (Subscription required)
Wellington resident Noah Norwitch donated $3,334 to the village's parks and recreation department on Oct. 28. It's part of some $12,000 he said he's raised and donated to charity in lieu of receiving birthday presents for each of the past five years.
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November 7, 2014, CPRS Recreation Therapy Section — Recreation Therapy Is Everywhere Workshop
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November 13, 2014, CPRS District 12 — November Workshop

November 13, 2014, CPRS Region 4 — Mini Conference
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November 14, 2014, CPRS District 4 — Bay Area Institute
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November 18, 2014, CPRS Region 1 — Northern California Software Symposium
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November 20, 2014, CPRS District 8 Annual Conference — Reigniting the Spark — Passion for Parks & Recreation
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


'Healing space' created at Somerset County's Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center
The Messenger-Gazette
Into every garden, a little rain must fall. Such was the case when the Board of Chosen Freeholders presented a citation commending the Rotary/Rutgers Enabling Gardens Partnership on the creation of a healing space, including a pergola and container plantings, in the courtyard of Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center.
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Historic Santa Barbara pine trees to be cut down
KEYT-TV
Four Italian Stone Pine trees on Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara are going to be cut down after they died from issues linked to age, drought and bark beetles. Several majestic pine trees line both sides of the street for several blocks. They were first planted in 1908, and more went in 10 years later. The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department says work crew will be cutting the trees down beginning about 8 a.m. on Nov. 3. Signs have been posted on each tree.
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Founders' Memorial Park in Whittier to get new monuments
Whittier Daily News
Two years after vandals damaged the monuments at Founders' Memorial Park, the city has approved contracts for construction of new memorials. The project should get started in early November and be completed by the end of January, according to Fran Shields, director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
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Red Cross offers new waterpark lifeguard course
Aquatics International
The American Red Cross is entering a new arena. The organization's Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding program will debut in January and is the first to emphasize extreme shallow water rescue. "As we look at the ever expanding extreme shallow water parks and pools that are around three feet and less, and as we look at our rescues and skills in our other courses, those are mainly geared at swimming rescues ... so we needed to develop some skills for that specific environment," said Stephanie Shook, American Red Cross senior product manager of aquatics and the national director of the aquatic exam service.
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Evanston releases new parks and recreation mobile app
The Daily Northwestern
Evanston's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department launched a new mobile app at the recent City Council meeting. Ray Doerner, program coordinator at the Chandler-Newberger Community Center, presented the app. "We're excited about this app and the ability for our residents and participants to find information quickly about our department from a mobile device," Doerner said.
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RESOURCES


US Access Board Releases Guidance on Playground Surfaces
New guidance on selecting and installing playground surfaces is now available from the Access Board. Developed by the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University with funding from the Board, the guide, "Seven Things Every Playground Owner Should Know About the Accessibility of Their Playground Surfaces," (also available in PDF) outlines key considerations and steps in selecting, installing, and maintaining playground surface to ensure accessibility and compliance with accessibility standards, including those issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).

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