Game Rentals – Trikimailua http://trikimailua.com/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:54:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://trikimailua.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-150x150.png Game Rentals – Trikimailua http://trikimailua.com/ 32 32 Suzanne M. Hopgood walks and talks in Hartford as she leaves the influential CRDA board. https://trikimailua.com/suzanne-m-hopgood-walks-and-talks-in-hartford-as-she-leaves-the-influential-crda-board/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:54:28 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/suzanne-m-hopgood-walks-and-talks-in-hartford-as-she-leaves-the-influential-crda-board/ HARTFORD – Pick an intersection in downtown Hartford, turn in almost any direction, and there’s bound to be a building impacted by the Capital Region Development Authority stewardship. On a recent morning, Suzanne M. Hopgood stands at the corner of Ann Uccello and Allyn streets waiting for a reporter who wants to talk about her […]]]>

HARTFORD – Pick an intersection in downtown Hartford, turn in almost any direction, and there’s bound to be a building impacted by the Capital Region Development Authority stewardship.

On a recent morning, Suzanne M. Hopgood stands at the corner of Ann Uccello and Allyn streets waiting for a reporter who wants to talk about her decision to step down after a decade as the influential quasi-public agency’s first board chair. .

Visible behind her are four apartment conversion projects totaling $45 million that have added 183 rentals, with the CRDA funding nearly $20 million in low-cost taxpayer-backed loans. But this morning, what captures Hopgood’s attention is the deafening sound of a jackhammer truck pounding into the back of the XL Center arena.

“We’ve been waiting for this for 10 years,” Hopgood said.

The construction – the addition of a sports betting site – is the first change in decades to this side of the arena. The project is also part of a much larger vision to make the aging XL viable in the long term and financially independent, a challenge that has been one of the most difficult of Hopgood’s tenure at CRDA.

But Hopgood, 73, has never shied away from the rough business terrain.

In 1979, she moved to Hartford to take a job with insurer Aetna, managing a billion-dollar real estate investment portfolio. In the mid-1980s, Hopgood formed The Hopgood Group, which focused on hotels and restaurants, its deep roots in the business. Growing up, his parents ran a historic 60-room hotel and 300-seat restaurant in his hometown of Littleton, NH.

Hopgood’s company evolved into a firm serving a wide range of businesses in legal and financial difficulty, with Hopgood sometimes acting as a consultant and at other times a member of the board of directors. At one point, Hopgood became president and CEO of a chain of family restaurants, whose shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

All the while, Hopgood has challenged boardrooms and male-dominated senior management. She developed a frank and direct style which earned her the reputation of a maverick.

In Hartford, Hopgood served as chairman of the city’s economic development commission in the early 2000s. This experience helped shape her vision for economic development. In the city’s north end, for example, she was shocked to see developers making money from projects that did nothing to improve residents’ lives, Hopgood said.

“I thought, ‘That’s not my idea of ​​economic development. It’s the maintenance of poverty,” Hopgood said.

Since Hopgood was named president of CRDA in 2012, the agency has invested in nearly 2,900 rentals that have been added or are currently under construction in and around downtown Hartford. These apartments reinforce the residential population which is considered a key element in the revitalization of the city.

The CRDA has invested nearly $160 million in public loans and other investments, attracting about $650 million in private investments.

In the neighborhoods, the CRDA provided crucial funding for the renovation of the former Swift factory into an entrepreneurial space intended to provide jobs to residents of the surrounding northeast neighborhood.

The CRDA has also placed more emphasis on the communities surrounding Hartford, including East Hartford, Newington and Wethersfield.

Hopgood said she has spent most of her professional career working with companies facing serious challenges even to survival. She said she had now chosen to leave the presidency of CRDA because the agency had made significant progress, among other things, in converting long-vacant buildings into apartments.

“Now it’s a different city,” Hopgood said. “It’s time to let CRDA transition into someone with a different perspective who isn’t working with a city that’s like, ‘Whoa, do we have a lot of work to do?’, but a city that’s like, ‘ Let’s keep the momentum going.” That’s a different perspective.

Le Courant strolled downtown with Hopgood and talked about CRDA and where the city might be heading in the next few years. His comments have been edited for length and clarity.

Q: When you were appointed by the governor at the time. Dannel P. Malloy as president of the CRDA, what challenges has the city faced?

A: Definitely the accommodation, and the amount of space downtown. There was an inability to identify housing needs in the city because you can do occupancy studies, you can’t do pent-up demand studies. You can’t tell how many people called and there was nothing available.

The first study we did said: “You will never rent more than 10 apartments per month. And how many rented the first month to [the converted] 777 Main [tower]? Fifty. So much for this study.

You couldn’t do anything because you didn’t have the base. You couldn’t launch something like Pratt Street because at the time there was a lot of pressure to get people from the Farmington Valley to come to town. It was a big mistake.

We first had to involve the inhabitants of the city. And I think that’s pretty much what happened.

Q: How well has the city balanced the addition of market-priced apartments and “affordable” rentals?

A: Pretty good. Our goal is to be 20% affordable. There is a big difference between affordable housing and low-income housing. Hartford has, I mean, 40% of its stock low-income housing.

Affordable is a different measure. Affordable is a percentage of the region’s median income.

When one of the very first apartment projects – 777 Main – was starting, an article had just appeared in the New York newspaper that people who had affordable housing had a separate entrance and were not allowed to use the training area.

So that was the very first question to [developer] Bruce Becker. He told me there were no designated units. What a terrifying thought that was. I have no idea which is an affordable unit that is next to another that looks exactly the same and is market priced.

Q: What was the most difficult project?

A: XL!

I think the lack of understanding of what a basic economic driver is. Five years ago, we had 600,000 people at events at XL. You bring 600,000 people to downtown Hartford. Tell me it makes no difference to a city. Really and truly. It’s a huge economic driver. Talk to one of the downtown restaurants.

Different communities in the state see Hartford as a place that craves money and investment. They are therefore unwilling to invest in the city and there are objections from the legislature.

One of the things that’s left out of the XL is the contribution to state coffers – payroll taxes, sales taxes. This is excluded from the formula. It is enormous.

Q: The pandemic has dramatically changed the workplace, with many more employees dividing their time between home and the office. What challenges does this pose for downtown offices?

A: I think more office buildings will eventually be converted to apartments because offices will need less space. They are already giving back space, but this process had already started before the pandemic. It’s not a huge surprise and nothing that can’t be handled.

Biggest plus is the train to New York. If you have to be in New York one day a week, you can. You don’t have to live in New York. You can work virtually.

Q: Why does it always seem like Hartford is on the verge of revitalization and never quite gets there?

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A: Our expectations that there will be a solid line that one day Hartford will be. Where is it happening? It is a constant progression. It brings in people who are cared for, who have a good reason to live here, who want to live here.

Q: How do you see the city in five years?

A: All the pieces fit together. The ballpark is a huge plus. It brings people from all over. The XL Center. The convention center is going to be back up and running so people are coming to town for events. Xfinity and Infinity are huge games. Pratt Street is going to be completely different.

Bushnell South redevelopment [near the Capitol] going to make a big difference in this neighborhood, not having all these empty parking lots. So the groundwork has been laid, and it continues to get better and better and better.

And you get fewer people with the nonsense of “who would ever go to town?” For the most part, you get less, and the city acts more and more like a community.

Living in the city is becoming more and more attractive. I think there is too much to do on weekends. I can’t access everything. Who thought you would say that 20 years ago?

Kenneth R. Gosselin can be reached at kgosselin@courant.com.

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Illinois breaks record for movie production revenue in 2021 https://trikimailua.com/illinois-breaks-record-for-movie-production-revenue-in-2021/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 09:00:52 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/illinois-breaks-record-for-movie-production-revenue-in-2021/ Studstill press photo CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that projected movie production revenues in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million, breaking pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70 million. Film production revenues are the costs associated with film, television, streaming and digital media, which have steadily increased over […]]]>

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CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that projected movie production revenues in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million, breaking pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70 million. Film production revenues are the costs associated with film, television, streaming and digital media, which have steadily increased over the past 10 years. Additionally, filming permits issued by the City of Chicago have also reached pre-pandemic levels.

“Illinois has always played a special role in the zeitgeist of American culture and as a state we are proud to be on full display during what has become the golden age of cinema and television,” Governor JB Pritzker said.

In addition to film revenue statistics, which are collected by the state as part of the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit, the Chicago Film Office of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has recorded gains in the number of permits administered. Additionally, in 2021, the Chicago Film Office launched a new “Chicago Made” initiative to strengthen Chicago’s television and film industry, including a workforce development program and public awareness campaign. based on recommendations from the City of Chicago COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.

In addition to major prime-time programs like “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago PD” renewed for an additional season, 2021 also brought new TV productions like Apple TV+’s “Shining Girls.” and “61st Street” from AMC Studios.

In Lockport, the production of HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere” between May and June 2021 provided over $100,000 in fees, rentals and purchases to the Lockport community and businesses, including but not including limit: City of Lockport, Township of Lockport High School, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Additionally, 26 Lockport residents were hired as background actors.

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How (and where) to fulfill your summer travel dreams in 2022 https://trikimailua.com/how-and-where-to-fulfill-your-summer-travel-dreams-in-2022/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:13:14 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/how-and-where-to-fulfill-your-summer-travel-dreams-in-2022/ Temperatures in Vegas can soar into the triple digits in the summer, but it’s also where you’ll find the biggest discounts on flights, accommodation and entertainment. When the desert sun is scorching, a cabana by the pool is the wisest place for you and your crew to roost. But with a myriad of iconic destinations […]]]>

Temperatures in Vegas can soar into the triple digits in the summer, but it’s also where you’ll find the biggest discounts on flights, accommodation and entertainment. When the desert sun is scorching, a cabana by the pool is the wisest place for you and your crew to roost. But with a myriad of iconic destinations located within hours of the city – the Hoover Dam and Bryce Canyon, to name a few – exciting day trips for your group are a snap to arrange. . At night, Las Vegas lights up with neon lights and an irrepressible hedonistic energy. Sin City’s collection of upscale restaurants, award-winning bars and flashy nightclubs grows more impressive every year; Plus, with an ever-rotating roster of residencies held by world-renowned artists, there’s always a sizzling show to see on stage.

From June to August, low season in Cancun, you’ll encounter minimal crowds and the best deals of the year on flights and hotels. Sure, the weather can be a little muggy, but the pristine beaches of fine talc, nearby archaeological sites, and tasty Yucatan cuisine are all still ripe for the picking. The summer months are also a great time to experience some of the region’s most spectacular excursions with your group of adventurous travelers, such as snorkeling with whale sharks in June and baby sea turtles in July.

To think outside the box

In the era of mass tourism, there is nothing more rewarding for an intrepid traveler than stumbling upon an underrated or unknown destination. With a little planning, anyone can discover the magic of these hidden gems.

Lisbon, Portugal has become one of Europe’s most popular urban destinations, but about an hour’s drive south lies a gorgeous region of chic, barefoot beaches that few have heard of. While Comporta sees fewer international tourists than the Algarve to the south, it remains a stylish bohemian hideaway for discerning locals. Located on the Trói Peninsula, this 13km stretch of powdery sand is still considered by many to be one of Portugal’s best-kept secrets, with just a small handful of low-key hotels, shops and restaurants popping up near dunes.

Most travelers flock to Colombia to soak up the bustling Caribbean vibe of Cartagena or the artsy vibe of Medellin, skipping over Bogotá entirely. But it is a mistake. Colombia’s underrated capital vibrates with creative energy, especially in the emerging neighborhood of San Felipe, where concept stores and new art galleries like the women-run Instituto de Visión feature rotating exhibitions of regional talent. For foodies, the huge Paloquemao market is a real corner of paradise made up of endless alleys that are full of fresh produce, artisanal products and arepa stalls. It’s obvious that Bogotanos have always taken their food culture very seriously, and in just one evening on the town, you’ll find the same dedication is applied to craft beer and cocktails.

No matter where your travel dreams take you, search for Plan It by American Express at checkout on delta.com for a more flexible way to pay for your flight.

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Steady bookings at tourist destinations in Lenawee County https://trikimailua.com/steady-bookings-at-tourist-destinations-in-lenawee-county/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:02:59 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/steady-bookings-at-tourist-destinations-in-lenawee-county/ Spring has been good for local tourist destinations. And, so far, the summer has been the same with bookings about the same as last year when destinations saw record growth. The only thing hampering tourists’ style this summer is the impact of gas prices on their wallets. With gas around $5 a gallon, locals are […]]]>

Spring has been good for local tourist destinations.

And, so far, the summer has been the same with bookings about the same as last year when destinations saw record growth.

The only thing hampering tourists’ style this summer is the impact of gas prices on their wallets. With gas around $5 a gallon, locals are staying local, and residents of northern Ohio and Indiana are taking single-tank trips to their favorite places in Lenawee County.

“Travelers still want to travel, but are looking for something closer to home to ease the burden on the wallet due to inflation in gas prices,” said Justin Gifford, executive director of Visit Lenawee. “We have two of our major national events returning to the Michigan International Speedway campus. This summer Faster Horses will be back and then we will also have the August NASCAR race taking place there.

The department offers

Some of the county’s tourist attractions include lakes, camping, a wine route, kayaking, boating, an event-filled summer, trails, and a huge botanical garden.

Mark Johnson, owner of Tecumseh Paddling Co. in Globe Mill Pond, said business was good.

“Everyone is having a good time,” he said. “We have good water levels at the moment which is good. Can’t complain.”

Tecumseh Paddling Co. owner Mark Johnson instructs, left to right, Jason Natale, his son Colton, 15, and Hudson's Starr Natale on the paddle before heading to Globe Mill Pond on 15 June 2022, in Tecumseh.

He said their customers come from “Jackson to Toledo and everywhere in between.”

Johnson offers three different courses: paddle the ponds, which is the easy course; the two-hour river trip on the Raisin River through Indian Crossing Trails; and the five-hour trip where Tecumseh Paddling takes people to Clinton and drops them off. The long trip is the only one requiring a reservation. Everything else is first come, first served.

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5 reasons to visit Erie County https://trikimailua.com/5-reasons-to-visit-erie-county/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:09:33 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/5-reasons-to-visit-erie-county/ Living in Erie is beautiful any time of the year, but especially during the summer. Last year I spent my first summer in Erie, and while it wasn’t quite normal, I still managed to find several activities that I’m already looking forward to this time around. Here are five reasons why someone should visit Erie […]]]>

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Do you remember going to your first Pirates game? | Community columns https://trikimailua.com/do-you-remember-going-to-your-first-pirates-game-community-columns/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/do-you-remember-going-to-your-first-pirates-game-community-columns/ Hello Riversville! Welcome to summer! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the months are going to start flying now (as if they weren’t already) enjoy each day and make the most of it. I hope all the dads and father figures enjoyed their special day. I would like to remind everyone […]]]>

Hello Riversville!

Welcome to summer! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the months are going to start flying now (as if they weren’t already) enjoy each day and make the most of it.

I hope all the dads and father figures enjoyed their special day.

I would like to remind everyone that the 25 cent yard yale will be held at the McCurdysville Community Building on Saturday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This sale is indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Most items are 25 cents. The building is full of items to choose from. Table rental is $5. Call 304-278-7770 or 304-278-5905 with any questions. Food will be available for purchase at normal prices. All proceeds benefit the McCurdysville Community Building. If you would like to donate to the MCB, their address is McCurdysville Community Building -3414 Jakes Run Rd., Rivesville WV 26588. I’m sure they would appreciate every donation. For all the times these venues couldn’t hold their usual fundraisers, the bills still have to be paid.

A clothing giveaway will be held at the Church of Christ Pumpkin Center on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be clothing available for men, women and children. The church is located at 18 Darrah Lane Fairview, 7/2 mile north of Fairview.

Mark your calendars:

July 2: The Rivesville United Methodist Church will host a hot dog and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 2: Market Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. behind Rivesville Town Hall

July 2: Rivesville RiverFront Festival at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 19-23: Patte Patte Fair

Birthday wishes

Penney Schell, Jimmy Schell, Brittney Jack, Bob Moore, Amy Coen and finally my brother Don (Bud) Loughery, I love you.

I hope your birthdays are blessed.

I had a surprise last week, I was able to go to a Friday night Pirates game with my son and daughter-in-law Travis and Jeanie and granddaughter Madi. Uncle Travis wanted to surprise her because she had never been to a game before and she loved it! The look on her face was priceless, watching her look around and take it was so sweet, made me cry (of course for those who know me know it doesn’t take much) I was of course more than happy to be here, it’s been a while. I can’t wait until we can go back. Thanks Travis.

If you have any news to share, please send them to me by Sunday. You can call me at 304-777-0540 or email me at roxannsmith3@yahoo.com.

Until next time, drive carefully, we love our kids.

Let’s go Bucs!

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The best things to do in Indianapolis https://trikimailua.com/the-best-things-to-do-in-indianapolis/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:17:54 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/the-best-things-to-do-in-indianapolis/ While the state capital of Hoosier is perhaps best known as the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis is more than just a city for racing enthusiasts. It’s a place where public art, professional sports, bike paths, universities, museums and parks merge into a vibrant city. Plan to explore Indianapolis on wheels—bicycle or scooter are […]]]>

While the state capital of Hoosier is perhaps best known as the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis is more than just a city for racing enthusiasts. It’s a place where public art, professional sports, bike paths, universities, museums and parks merge into a vibrant city.

Plan to explore Indianapolis on wheels—bicycle or scooter are two popular modes of transportation—or by kayak via its central canal. You can even hop in a race car and spin 180 mph around the oval-shaped Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the thrill of your life.

Here are our picks for the best things to see and do in Indianapolis.

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Bike the Indianapolis Culture Trail

The best way to explore the backdrop of the hit 1979 film Come off (about a working-class teenager obsessed with the Italian cycling team) is on a bike. The Indianapolis Culture Trail, an 8.1-mile-long bike path, runs through downtown Indianapolis and features spurs that take cyclists through three city neighborhoods.

The northeast spur runs along Massachusetts Ave before connecting to another popular trail, the Monon Trail. The southeast spur follows Virginia Ave through the Fountain Square neighborhood, a commercial historic district. The south fork of the trail connects the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

The pleasant bike path is dotted with more than 61 works of public art. Download the free trail map and rent a bike from any of the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare stations along the trail.

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of White River State Park

The 267-acre White River State Park is Indianapolis’s prized urban green space. Located along its namesake White River, the park has trails, trees, and cultural gems. Catch a movie on Indiana’s largest movie screen (it’s over six stories high) at the IMAX or watch a baseball game at Victory Field. Meet the behemoths of prehistoric Indiana, see the world’s best-documented collection of Amish quilts, and learn about the Hoosiers who made their mark on the world at the Indiana State Museum. The park’s Eiteljorg Museum shines a light on Indiana’s Indigenous peoples through its extensive collection of artwork by historic and contemporary Indigenous artists.

Stroll along Indiana’s Central Canal or rent a paddle boat and enjoy the city from the water © fllphoto / Getty Images

Paddle or walk the Indiana Central Canal

Dug in the early 1800s to serve as a commercial waterway, Indiana’s Central Canal provides a 3 mile waterfront promenade for cyclists, walkers and runners. The art-lined public canal walk begins at 10th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and heads south past several landmarks including the USS Indianapolis Memorial, Garden Watanabe and the Indiana State Museum, before arriving at White River State Park. Rent a swan pedal boat or kayak from Wheel Fun Rentals at Canal Walk to get out on the water and soak up the scenery.

Embrace the bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

The Indy 500 is perhaps motor racing’s greatest spectacle. Considered part of the Triple Crown of motorsport (along with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix), the race takes place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile-long oval track, built in 1909. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of vintage race cars, including more than 30 Indy 500 winners. Photographs and other vintage memorabilia showcase the history of over 100 years of the Speedway.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the Speedway’s rich history. Visitors can also stand for a photo op on the same podium as the famous race winners and ‘kiss the bricks’ at the start/finish line. NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett started the tradition of kneeling and kissing the sidewalk in tribute to winning drivers.

Cars race around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Fly around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a professional Indy driver © Grindstone Media Group / Shutterstock

Ride in a real Indy race car or take slower loops on an indoor go-kart track

If you want to experience the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, hop in a real Indy race car and spin around the iconic oval with the Indy Racing Experience. You’ll feel the g-force when you’re sitting in the passenger seat next to a professional Indycar driver as you race down the track at 180 mph.

To experience the exhilaration of motor racing without the tingling of the bones, Speedway Indoor Karting offers go-karting on its mini superspeedway, a smooth oval-shaped track that promises an adrenaline rush at speeds of up to 40 mph.

Stroll through the galleries, theaters, restaurants and shops of Mass Ave

Massachusetts Avenue, known as “Mass Ave” to locals, is a five-block historic district, where the arts intertwine with commerce. Pick up a pair of shoes at Stout’s Footwear (the nation’s oldest shoe store), treat yourself to a Flying Cupcake, sip a pint of German lager in the historic Rathskeller Biergarten or catch a classic play at the District Theater .

Paint with an elephant, touch the skin of a rhino or feed a sloth at the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is home to more than 3,800 animals, including red pandas, Brazilian rainbow boas, and warthogs. The zoo’s Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, a research facility dedicated to orangutan conservation, is home to 10 of the apes. Innovative cable highways allow orangutans to travel throughout the zoo.

If you’ve ever dreamed of painting with an elephant, touching the rough skin of a rhino or feeding a sloth, check out the zoo’s menu of unique animal adventures.

Immerse yourself in art immersed in nature at Newfields

Surrounded by 14 hectares of land, the historic Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens is the former estate of pharmaceutical millionaire Eli Lilly. Tour the home and grounds designed by renowned landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers, then browse the collection of 54,000 works at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) on site. The eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States, the IMA features rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection that includes an extensive collection of Neo-Impressionist and Japanese paintings from the Edo period. End your visit with a glass of sparkling wine on the garden terrace of the on-site beer garden.

Exterior of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
See dinosaurs come to life at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis © Russ Vance/Shutterstock

Explore the largest children’s museum in the world

A life-size dinosaur peeks through a window at the massive Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where children are invited to listen, touch and climb the exhibits. Its five floors are packed with so many fun exhibits that kids won’t even realize they’re learning while playing. Kids will want to spin on the 1917 Broad Ripple Park Carousel, build toy boats to float along the waterway at ScienceWorks, and spend a day with the dinos at Dinosphere, a time-traveling sound and light experience until the end of the Cretaceous. 65 million years ago. Outdoor exhibits include the Avenue of Champions which features statues of 16 heroes from sports history, a speedy mini-track with pedal-powered racing cars, and the 25-foot-tall Fantasy Tree House of Sports.

Stroll through the Bottleworks neighborhood

The boutique Bottleworks Hotel, an Art Deco gem that once housed the executive offices of the Coca-Cola Company, is at the center of the 12-acre pedestrian Bottleworks district. The newly restored neighborhood was the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in Indiana before it closed in 1964. The Garage Food Hall, the city’s first food hall and a community-focused market with 20 local vendors and regional independents, occupies two former delivery truck garages. . Watch an independent film at the Living Room Theater or challenge your friends to a game of foosball, pinball or duckpin at Pins Mechanical Company. Get a Lime scooter share so you can get around the chic center of restaurants and shops on wheels.

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Have a beer with friends while touring the Circle City industrial complex © Paul Velgos / Shutterstock

Visit the studios and meet the artists of the Circle City Industrial Complex

Indianapolis’s largest and perhaps most vibrant community of artists occupies the half-million-square-foot Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC). Once upon a time, the Schwitzer Corporation, one of the first auto parts manufacturers, produced turbochargers here; today, artists work and collaborate in massive space. Every first Friday, CCIC hosts an open studio event, inviting visitors to connect with local artists through special exhibitions, installations, and live art-making events. Sample a “precision craft beer” at the dog-friendly Centerpoint Brewing, where a 30-barrel brewing system produces 3,000 barrels per year, or a cocktail from 8th Day Distillery, makers of gin, rum and even absinthe . Or, play a game of the new genre sport of fowl hunting – an exuberant game that combines football, bowling and cornhole – at Fowling Warehouse. The first person to knock down an opponent’s 10 pins (positioned in a typical bowling configuration) with a soccer ball wins.

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Colorado’s mountain towns scramble to find summer staff, but even hiring incentives aren’t making much of a difference https://trikimailua.com/colorados-mountain-towns-scramble-to-find-summer-staff-but-even-hiring-incentives-arent-making-much-of-a-difference/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:03:58 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/colorados-mountain-towns-scramble-to-find-summer-staff-but-even-hiring-incentives-arent-making-much-of-a-difference/ Martina Lynch is the Director of Talent and Culture at the Jerome Hotel in Aspen. She was at the same job fair that Sanders attended. She fared slightly better than Sanders, but still struggled to find qualified job seekers. “Job fairs aren’t what they used to be. You used to have a job fair and […]]]>

Martina Lynch is the Director of Talent and Culture at the Jerome Hotel in Aspen. She was at the same job fair that Sanders attended. She fared slightly better than Sanders, but still struggled to find qualified job seekers.

“Job fairs aren’t what they used to be. You used to have a job fair and you got so many applicants showing up,” Lynch said. “Now there are 40 companies and 30 people looking for jobs.”

She’s trying to grab a table right out front so it’s the first people see when they walk in. But that’s not the only thing Lynch does to stand out. Hotel Jerome recently launched a program to pay for certain educational expenses – as long as the degree the employee is pursuing is related to their job.

“If someone in food and beverage wants to be a certified sommelier, we’ll pay part of the cost if they’ve been here for a year.…The longer you’ve been here, the more you get reimbursed and allocated.” she says.

Probably the biggest advantage an employer can offer in Colorado’s mountain towns is affordable housing. Many companies like Hotel Jerome offer subsidized rents, but there just aren’t enough for everyone.

Rose Rossello is the Human Resources Manager for the Viewline Resort and the Wildwood Hotel in Snowmass. They house about 100 employees at the Wildwood – and they rent out other units around town. But Rossello still struggles to fill key positions and believes housing costs are a big part of that. A position in accounts payable had been open for six months, Rosello said. She just completed it this week.

“There’s definitely a big struggle out there,” she said. “The servers and bartenders are also very tough,” she said.

The most critical roles come with housing when available, Rossello said. To further sweeten the pot, there is a $1,000 signing bonus.

Finding affordable housing is not a new challenge in Colorado’s mountain communities, but it has certainly become more acute in recent years. It’s hard to pinpoint a single cause, but locals point to the proliferation of short-term rentals, people flocking to remote locations during the pandemic, and skyrocketing housing costs across the United States.

Aspen Skiing Company is the largest employer in the area and has the resources to provide great housing deals to its workers. But even they are feeling the slump recently, according to spokesman Jeff Hanle. The resort operator typically puts its corporate accommodations back on the market during the summer months, as winter is much busier for ski activity. But not this year, Hanle said.

“In the past…we didn’t need housing [in summer]. But it’s gotten to the point where we need housing all the time now,” Hanle said.

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10 States That Offer the Best Summer Beach Rentals https://trikimailua.com/10-states-that-offer-the-best-summer-beach-rentals/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/10-states-that-offer-the-best-summer-beach-rentals/ When summer arrives, the best way to spend the sunny days is at the beach. Luckily, there are plenty of beach house rentals in the United States where sun worshipers can relax. After all, where’s the best way to welcome this season but by the beach where a good splashing time is always possible. From […]]]>

When summer arrives, the best way to spend the sunny days is at the beach. Luckily, there are plenty of beach house rentals in the United States where sun worshipers can relax. After all, where’s the best way to welcome this season but by the beach where a good splashing time is always possible.



From the west coast to the east coast and even in between, the country is full of pristine beaches where relaxation is in order. Whether families or groups of friends want to spend quality time or experience thrilling water adventures, the beach is the best choice.

ten Oregon

Numerous attractions dot the Oregon coastline, making it the perfect destination for a summer getaway. The best option to enjoy these attractions is to rent a beach house. Lonely Planet describes the state as “one of the country’s best-kept secrets” when it comes to beaches. The coastal town of Cannon Beach is famous for its Haystack Rock, while Seaside is probably Beaver State’s favorite vacation destination. Also not to be outdone are Yachats near the Siuslaw National Forest, Gold Beach with its uncrowded shores, and Manzanita for a quiet getaway. This is Oregon, the playground of the Pacific.

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9 Florida

Florida is probably what comes to mind when the word beach is mentioned. It’s not called The Sunshine State for nothing. It prides itself on its beaches, making it a favorite among spring breakers. Vacation rentals in the area are more than the norm, as operators have already perfected how to provide sunny moments. The most popular shorelines in the state are South Beach, Miami Beach, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, Key West, Destin, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Jacksonville Beach. The list goes on, and even the lesser-known beaches are gorgeous, so vacationers will have a satisfying summer.


8 Georgia

If you think of Georgia, there’s nowhere to go except its shores. The Peach State is not only proud of its many beautiful lakes, but also of its Atlantic beaches. It has 100 miles of coastline for those who want an ocean adventure. They can choose from the island shores of Tybee, Cumberland and St. Simons, or have a luxurious stay on Sea Island or sunrise time at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Lake lovers will also be delighted, as pristine Chatuge, Carters, Clarks Hill, West Point and Lanier are ready to welcome tourists. Whatever floats on a traveler’s boat, Georgia has them covered.


seven Hawaii

For the perfect tropical retreat, Hawaii is the place to be. Its location in the Pacific Ocean makes it the best destination for sunny memories. Surrounded by water, visitors to this beautiful island only have to choose where to rent their holiday home, and wherever it is, they are sure to have a great time. Those who want a lively beach holiday should visit Waikiki, while those with kids can explore Ko Olina Beach. Waimea Bay Beach Park is perfect for surf sessions, while secluded Polihale State Park provides calm. Across Hawaii, its many islands offer the best Pacific escape.

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6 Idaho

The Gem State is not bordered by any sea or ocean, but it does pride itself on its scenic lakes and rivers. Tourists can visit Lake Pend Oreille, the largest and deepest in Idaho. Priest Lake is also popular with visitors as it is dotted with beach resorts. Other lakes to explore include Coeur d’Alene, Redfish, Cascade, Stanley, and Alice, among others. Those who want an adrenaline-filled adventure should try white-water rafting on the Salmon and Snake rivers. Whether tourists want a relaxing float or are eager to conquer the rapids, Idaho will not disappoint.


5 California

California is famous for many things: Disneyland, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and its national parks, among others. However, there’s something else that makes the Golden State a must-visit: its Pacific beaches. Malibu is what initially comes to mind during a beach vacation in California, but it’s also proud of destinations such as Pacific Beach in San Diego, La Jolla Shores, Stinson Beach and Butterfly Beach in Montecito, among others. . There are plenty of things to do in the state, and even if tourists just want to take in the beauty of the ocean, they will still have a memorable vacation.


4 Alabama

Fun in the heart of Dixie is always possible, thanks to its pristine soft-sand beaches. If tourists want to swim, paddle or practice water sports, the gulf’s turquoise waters have them covered. The beach at Gulf State Park is perfect for family fun, while Little Lagoon Pass Park is ideal for those who want to catch some waves. There are plenty of beach accesses in the state, and wherever tourists stay, the Alabama sun will always be smiling down on them.

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3 North Carolina

For a laid-back beach getaway, families or groups of friends should rent a vacation home in North Carolina. The Old North State offers a variety of scenic destinations, from serene Kure Beach to vibrant Kitty Hawk. Other stunning shorelines that will make your vacation worthwhile include popular Carolina Beach, accessible Nags Head, the vast shorelines of Duck, and the very own Emerald Isle, among others. It’s easy to fall in love with NC beaches.


2 Michigan

Michigan makes every summer memorable, thanks to its abundance of lakes. It’s called the Great Lakes State not just because it has lots of waterways, but probably because they’re all scenic, pristine, and inviting. The water is always good, as they say, but in Michigan it’s the best. One of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is a must visit, but beyond this majestic waterway, there are others to discover. These destinations include beautiful Lake Superior, cruise favorite Huron, accessible Erie, inland Lake Charlevoix, and charming Leelanau, among others. This is Michigan, a Waterworld.


1 Texas

Camping, kitesurfing or the usual paddle, whatever tourists want to do, Texas is their playground. The Gulf Coast is rich in wonders, so visitors to this welcoming state will have an exciting time exploring its waters. For a quiet moment, Boca Chica is perfect, while Padre Island National Seashore is the perfect place for those who want to experience the mudflats and dunes. Other beaches to enjoy include South Padre Island, Rockport, Crystal, Lighthouse, and Surfside Beach, among others. It’s exciting to be in the Lone Star State knowing it’s proud of its ribs.

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Brewers beat Nationals 4-1 to end 8-game losing streak https://trikimailua.com/brewers-beat-nationals-4-1-to-end-8-game-losing-streak/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:05:14 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/brewers-beat-nationals-4-1-to-end-8-game-losing-streak/ WASHINGTON (AP) — Willy Adames homered and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell tied Phil Garner for the most managerial wins in franchise history with 563 as the Brewers halted their longest slip since September […]]]>

WASHINGTON (AP) — Willy Adames homered and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell tied Phil Garner for the most managerial wins in franchise history with 563 as the Brewers halted their longest slip since September 2015.

Washington was denied its first sweep since winning two in Toronto on Aug. 17-18 last year and its first three-game sweep since June 14-16, 2021 against Pittsburgh. It was the first time this season that the last-placed Nationals entered the final game of a series with a sweeping chance.

Adames, who had been 1 for 16 in four games since returning from the injured list, drove Evan Lee’s fastball into the visitor’s bullpen for a two-out, two-run shot in the fifth inning.

“It’s been a tough time, but it’s a challenge for us as a team,” Adames said. “I’m glad it happened now, not later.”

Andrew McCutchen added a solo homer in the ninth, his fourth of the season and first since May 21 against Washington.

Hoby Milner (3-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings scoreless, escaping a two-on-two jam he inherited from starter Jason Alexander by retiring batter Maikel Franco.

Josh Hader hit the team in the ninth for his 19th save in 20 chances. It was his first outing since giving up two home runs in Philadelphia on Tuesday to end his 32-game conversion streak.

The Nationals totaled 19 points in the first two games of the series but couldn’t put together much on Sunday. Washington was 0 of 6 with runners in scoring position and 10 men pinned on base.

“We only had one run out of two (situations) loaded with bases,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said. “In recent days, it has been continuous where we have scored several points. It was just one of those days.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Willy Adames celebrates his two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, June 12, 2022, in Washington.

Washington’s Paolo Espino (0-1), making his first start of the season after 20 relief appearances, allowed a run on four hits while striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.

Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead on Adames’ RBI double in the third.

“He’s had a slow start since he got back from IL, but those days are coming,” Counsell said. “He’s too good a hitter for them not to come.”

Josh Bell’s sacrificial fly in the fourth was the Nationals’ only run against Alexander, who allowed seven hits and three walks and struck out two in 4 2/3 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: 2B Luis Urías was taken out precautionary in the fifth inning with a right hamstring strain. Counsell said Urías was hand to mouth.

Nationals: SS Alcides Escobar (cut to his right hamstring), on the injured list since June 1, started taking pounding and punching. “He’s getting closer,” Martinez said.

CLUTCH CLUTCH

McCutchen’s home run has continued its solid play lately. He’s hitting .407 (11 of 27) in seven games since ending a 1-for-40 slide.

EDWARDS STREAK CANCELED

Nationals reliever Carl Edwards Jr. had pitched 15 1/3 scoreless innings in his previous 13 outings before giving up the McCutchen homer. It was the first inning Edwards has allowed since allowing three in his Washington debut against the New York Mets on May 10.

NEXT

Brewers: After a day off Monday, Milwaukee continues its journey Tuesday against the New York Mets with RHP Adrian Houser (3-6, 3.92 ERA) drawing the start.

Nationals: RHP Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33), who is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last three starts, gets the nod as Washington hosts Atlanta for the start of a series of three games.

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