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The Sea Pines

Encompassing salt riddled tidal marshes, low lying sea banks and more than 50 lakes and lagoons, the 5200-acre resort is surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Calibogue Sound.

Planned as an eco resort, all buildings and signs are low and cloaked in inconspicuous hues of brown and gray to blend in with their natural surroundings.

Situated at the Southern tip of Hilton Head Island, The Sea Pines Resort has brought fame to the area with its legendary PGA Tournament, the Verizon Heritage.

North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks

North Carolina's Crystal Coast features historic bed and breakfasts inns, and luxurious cottages, which are the perfect accommodations for anyone who is looking to have a relaxed,and tranquil vacation. It has more than 10,000 rooms, including hotels, motels, beach cottages and welcoming inns, which will make one's accommodations a home away from home while they explore the beauty, history and possibility along North Carolina's Crystal Coast.

The Godfather of all tours:
Mixing with the Mob in Mafia New York, but don't forget the Irish Mafia

Friday, October 27, 2006

The best place to start mixing with The Mob is in St John's Cemetery out on Long Island. This is where the Mafia Dons of New York are buried.

Beneath their sepulchres and towering granite angles lie the bodies of such notorious mobsters as Carlo Gambino and Aniello "The Hat" Dellacore. A few tombstones away are the vaults of Joe Columbo, Vito Genovese and , Salvatore "Lucy" Luciano.

Old Fort Jackson:
The most fetching of Johnny Rebs

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Revered Revolutionary War officer and long-ago Georgia governor James Jackson would be so pleased.

Day-to-day life at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia goes on just as if Jackson were still, brooding over his meticulous maps and wax-sealed letters.

Blackbeard's revenge

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Edward Teach was wilier than most. As Blackbeard, the pirate, he and his mateys plundered the shipping lanes off North America and the Caribbean in the early 18th century.

The ship on which the marauding Blackbeard plied the seas was called intriguingly enough, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Historians believe the Queen Anne's Revenge was the French slave ship. La Concorde that was seized by Blackbeard and his roving rogues' gallery near the island of Martinique in 1717,

See Ya' later, alligator!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

"…Don't let your little dog get too close to the edge of the pond," a friendly employee at the Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State historic site told us as we were heading off to check out nearby Orton Gardens.

We had asked about alligators, as we hadn't spotted a single one on our drive along country roads leading to the fort. Orton Gardens is home to the ruins of St. Philip's Anglican, North Carolina's oldest church.

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina

Friday, May 20, 2005

There's something about Wilmington, North Carolina that brings out nostalgia and puts you in the most reflective of moods. It's not the Spanish moss hanging off the trees, the heady aroma of the magnolias, or even the sound of the waves pounding the shore along the Carolina coast. When you're sauntering along cobbled streets in the downtown core, you can almost convince yourself that you'll be running into some long ago Civil War soldiers just as soon as you turn the next corner.

Travel Rochester

Fall Fun to Fill a Crisp Autumn Day

Leaves descend in showers of crimson and gold. The harvest is in full swing. Time to bundle the family into the car to enjoy the best autumn offerings in the Rochester region. From the time-honored tradition of selecting the perfect pumpkin, to sipping hot, spiced cider at a farmer's market, special autumn activities abound.

Jazz Festival Rocks In Rochester

By Lorraine Wright
Friday, May 19, 2006

Jazz Fans will be pleased to know that the Rochester Festival is back with a bang. Canada Free Press was able to meet up with John Nugent, Jazz Artist and Artistic Director of the festival, where we discussed the well anticipated Jazz Festival.

Musician and Producer, John Nugent began his musical journey at a fairly young age. With his family being firmly involved with classical music, he was able to establish his love for music. His first encounter with the saxophone was at the age of ten. He recalls stepping into his first band class, where there were two saxophones left. When getting his hands on it he automatically fell in love with the sound and feel of it. His talent grew and he learned how to play all four members of the saxophone family and became an astounding Jazz artist in Canada. Also in 2000, John Nugent became the founder of the Rochester Jazz Festival.

A New Look at Rochester

Four museum expansions, three one-time or major events, two openings and a National Landmark renovation mark 2006 in Rochester

Rochester N.Y.- Visitors who chose to return to Rochester for a vacation getaway can anticipate seeing a slew of new features along with traditional favorites. First-time visitors can expect the need to return in order to catch all of the attractions Rochester has to offer. Four museums are expanding including Strong Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Artisan Works and the Seneca Park Zoo. Three major events will take place in Rochester this summer: The Drum and Bugle Corps will perform on Labor Day weekend, the Rochester International Jazz Fest will go on in June and the Empire State Games will take place in July. Also, the Susan B. Anthony House will begin renovations of Anthony's house in March.

Memorial Art Gallery exhibits Extreme Materials

Garden hoses, pencil shavings, fish skins, carrots, rubber tires, eggshells, smog… These are but a few of the unorthodox media that you’ll see in an exhibition titled Extreme Materials currently showing and organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, New York.

Some of the 35-featured artists employ discarded materials in the spirit of recycling or making do. For others, the work is about ancestry and heritage. And many simply delight in extracting beauty from mundane, otherwise overlooked objects-or pushing the envelope in terms of how unexpected a choice of media can be. Most of the 42 works on view are from 2000 or later, by national and international artists.

Canada Free Press, CFP Editor Judi McLeod