Recreation & Leisure

Salad Days

After retirement, Doug Calaway found a new calling in hydroponic farming. Retirement - or at least the traditional definition of it - is not on Doug Calaway’s radar. He’s been called a serial entrepreneur. Business is in his blood. Calaway graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida [...]

2019-03-27T14:45:12-04:00March 25th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

The National Park System

The United States created the world’s first national park on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation setting aside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Before the century was out, the country had four more parks – General Grant (now Kings Canyon), Sequoia, and Yosemite in California, and Mount Rainier in Washington. By that time the idea [...]

2019-03-11T12:14:05-04:00March 11th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

Creative Power

Debbie and Jerry McDaniel are finding the key to happiness in their retirement By Jason Schneider Debbie and Jerry McDaniel knew that when they retired, they wanted to build their dream house. “It was all part of our retirement plan,” says Jerry. “We had been in our house for 38 years, and we wanted to build our dream house. [...]

2019-01-21T12:08:19-05:00January 15th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure|

Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Fifteen

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inducted 15 outstanding North Carolina sports figures into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 at its 55th annual induction ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, May 4. Established in 1963 and located at the North Carolina Museum of History, it has 338 members. A brief biography of [...]

2018-08-14T13:59:32-04:00July 12th, 2018|Recreation & Leisure|

Proximity: The Greenest Hotel

The Washington Post in its Travel section has cited the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro as one of the greenest hotels in America, making “climate-conscious travelers swoon.” The article notes, "In one sense, the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., shouts its environmental bona fides from the rooftop. One of the first sights that greet guests as they turn into an otherwise [...]

2017-10-10T00:01:59-04:00October 10th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure|

Champion Skier and Grandpa

Joseph Polcaro keeps his giant-slalom skiing silver medal in his pocket while walking his dog or interacting with residents at the SearStone retirement community in Cary. It’s not out of boastfulness but more out of pride. At 81 years of age, Polcaro has the energy of a much younger man. This past March he won the medal in the Bronze [...]

2019-01-03T14:58:06-05:00September 11th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure|

Project 543: From Murphy to Manteo

On U.S. 64 in Manteo, less than a mile from America’s oldest cultivated grapevine*, a sign reads “543”. It’s a Project as well as the mileage between Manteo and Murphy, the alliterative ends of North Carolina’s longest highway. Those neatly descending digits have inspired, a postcard-style website, created by Visit North Carolina, to highlight unique stories on a journey [...]

2019-01-03T16:34:47-05:00June 15th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

The Umstead – The Sine Qua Non of Hotels

The start of Summer stokes in all of us a feeling of “vacation time”. Whether it’s the coast or the mountains, we feel the need to get away, to be rejuvenated. Unfortunately, it’s much easier said than done, but it is possible to relax, renew, and have a staycation right here in the Triangle where The Umstead in Cary should [...]

2019-01-03T17:07:57-05:00June 15th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Eight

Fredrick Neese, president of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has announced eight new members who will be inducted during the 54th annual banquet on May 5 at the Raleigh Convention Center. They are the following: Glenn Bass Glenn Bass was an all-star in football and baseball at East Carolina where his 100-yard return is still a school record. [...]

2019-01-03T16:52:58-05:00May 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Recreation & Leisure|
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