A magical family vacation awaits just 90 minutes from Apopka

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Day trips: Florida’s Space CoastWhen planning a Florida vacation for the entire family, two things typically first come to mind: winter getaway and busy theme park. Nothing wrong with that, but if you stop there, you’re limiting your possibilities.Along the state’s Atlantic coast, there’s another side of Florida that’s waiting to be discovered. With extensive waters, diverse wildlife, enthralling history and countless fun things to do, this is a unique area that will have everyone in the family catching the spirit of adventure. For a vacation that delivers hands-on, memorable experiences, why not pack up the family and explore Florida’s Space Coast?Captivating watersFor starters, there are miles and miles of Atlantic shoreline to enjoy. Along the Space Coast, it’s always a perfect time of year to pass the day at the beach. Rent a beach umbrella near the historic Cocoa Beach Pier and relax with a frozen drink while the kids play in the sparkling surf. In the same area, you can also climb aboard for a two-hour boat tour operated by Island Boat Lines and piloted by a United States Coast Guard-certified captain. The tour winds through The Thousand Islands, which are a maze of trails and canals through mangrove islands and hidden hammocks. You’ll learn from a professional naturalist who will point out some of the dolphins, manatees and coastal birds that are among the numerous wild creatures making their home in and around these captivating waters.For something else that truly amazes, try a nighttime kayak tour on the Indian River Lagoon within the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Dip your paddle, trail your fingers in the water or just watch for mullet swimming by — simple water movement activates a glow-in-the-dark trail of neon blue-green along the river surface. What you’re seeing is plankton magic, or, more scientifically, “bioluminescent dinoflagellates” defending themselves against potential predators. Between that astonishing glow and the extraordinary view of the night sky enveloping the undisturbed refuge, your family members will feel like they’ve entered a portal of enchantment.If you’re interested in observing more nature in action, the Space Coast is home to the second-largest loggerhead nesting area in the world, with more than 15,000 sea turtle nests. At Carr National Wildlife Refuge, visitors can take a turtle walk to observe the nesting of these beautiful creatures and learn valuable information about conservation efforts.Enter the cool zoneThe Space Coast also features plenty of entertaining museums and other indoor attractions and activities that will get you out of the sun, without sacrificing the fun. In Palm Shores, don’t miss the challenges and rollicking good times at Adventure HQ, which has tons of inspired and wacky climbing tests that kids can’t resist. (Who wouldn’t want to try scaling a beanstalk?) Then head over to Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower to learn all about this area’s rich history — from its earliest inhabitants to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and all the way to the men, women and machines behind our present-day space exploration — as told through interactive exhibits. Finally, take a walk among giant dinosaur skeletons and inspect a detailed replica of King Tut’s shining tomb at the newly opened Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, in Cocoa Beach.Amazing thrillsOn the Space Coast, there’s no need to stand in line for hours to experience thrills and excitement. For those who like their adventure high up in the trees, Brevard Zoo’s Treetop Trek has zip lines, cool swings and three aerial obstacle courses perfect for kids and kids at heart. You can get your ticker racing another way by taking a go-kart for a spin at Andretti Thrill Park, which also features mini-golf and a ropes course. For even more drama, an up-close encounter with the space program offers its own special kind of thrill, and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is simply jam-packed with a solid day’s worth of jaw-dropping exhibits, including the rockets, shuttles and out-of-this-world astronaut stories that will capture the imagination.For ideas and tips on planning your fun family vacation along Florida’s Space Coast, visit visitspacecoast.com. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCocoa BeachSpace Coast Previous articleOrange County remembers fallen soldiers, officersNext articleUnexpected traffic congestion? Dial 511 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Westbourne Grove / Russell Jones

first_imgPhotographs:   Helene Binet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Russell Jones Area Area of this architecture project Building Contractor: ArchDaily Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: FSB, Glazing Vision, Nu-Heat, Vola “COPY” Westbourne Grove / Russell JonesSave this projectSaveWestbourne Grove / Russell Jones United Kingdom CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796806/westbourne-grove-russel-jones Clipboard Save this picture!© Hélène Binet+ 27 Share Year:  Houses 2012 Photographs Westbourne Grove / Russell Jones “COPY” Task Services Architectural Assistants:Douglas Kenney Consulting, Technical Solutions, Sofia Ferreira, Malcolm Thorpe, Melissa Beasley, Eleni Makri, Ross Tredget, Jonathan Douglas, John TreadgoldParty Wall Surveyor:Andrew Rysdale, Robert Martell & PartnersClient:PrivateCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hélène BinetRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The initial brief for a largely unrefurbished Victorian house on the South Side of London’s Westbourne Grove, centred around establishing a new family home for two adults and their young children. During the course of the project the family expanded from two children to four. Behind the original façade, the buildings circulation, rear form and fenestration limited the development of a new section able to generate enough space for a growing family.Save this picture!ElevationsThe resulting project involved the complete demolition of all original accommodation behind the front façade, and substantial excavation to facilitate the new proposal.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe original half landing and cross wall configuration was superseded by vertically stacked circulation over six levels, and more generously proportioned and planned spaces. The living and dining area, over two levels, are linked by a double height gallery and motorized door, which opens directly onto a rear courtyard. Family accommodation extends beyond the new lower ground level up to the Westbourne Grove pavement.Save this picture!SectionLevel 1 is dedicated to the Master suite, with the upper levels accommodating the 4 children. The carefully considered simple palette of materials have been chosen to absorb and reflect light and provide continuous surfaces for the clients substantial art collection. Florentine Pietra Serena limestone is used throughout the living spaces and bathrooms, and grey oiled Oak is the primary floor surface in all bedrooms.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetProject gallerySee allShow lessCrematorium in Kalmar / Strindberg ArkitekterSelected Projects”Super Museums” by BriktopVideos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796806/westbourne-grove-russel-jones Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeRussell JonesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on October 13, 2016Cite: “Westbourne Grove / Russell Jones” 13 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?伦敦Westbourne Grove 家庭住宅 / Russel Jones是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Families of six journalists killed or missing after US gunfire urge Congress to act

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Families of six journalists killed by US forces in Iraq went to the US Congress, at the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, to voice their “distress at the silence, omissions and falsehoods of the US Administration.” The journalists‚ wives and children are demanding more information about the deaths of their loved-ones. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan April 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Families of six journalists killed or missing after US gunfire urge Congress to act RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News News Organisation to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Related documents Letter to US CongressPDF – 65.72 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more The families of six journalists who were killed or disappeared as a result of US gunfire in Iraq called on the US Congress today to thoroughly investigate the incidents.They said they were “deeply dismayed and grieved” about “the silence, lack of information and untruths” emanating from the US government about their loved ones.The letter, signed by the wives and children of the journalists, backed by Reporters Without Borders and sent to members of the House of Representatives, deplored the fact that investigations so far had been hasty and had always concluded that the US army was not at fault and had simply acted in “legitimate self-defence.”The families called for further information and serious investigations to establish full responsibility for the deaths, which occurred between 22 March and 17 April last year while the men were reporting on the war in Iraq. Journalists Fred Nérac and Hussein Osman disappeared on 22 March when they were caught in gunfire between US Marines and Iraqi fighters.The letter was released today to mark the anniversary of a tragic day for the media in Iraq. On April 8 last year, three journalists were killed in Baghdad when US forces bombed the office of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and opened fire from a tank on the Palestine Hotel where many journalists were staying.The wives and children said in the letter that “what happened to Tarek, Mazen, Terry, Fred, Hussein and Taras cannot be dismissed as just ‘regrettable incidents.’ A few half-hearted apologies and supposed enquiries that always conclude the Army acted in accordance with the rules of warfare and in ‘legitimate self-defense’ are not enough. On the contrary, they fill us with bitterness and deepen our grief.””Can we not expect a leading democracy claiming to defend freedom around the world to honestly admit its mistakes and take full responsibility for them?” they asked.”Time has stopped for us and despite your silence we will not allow the loss of our loved ones to be forgotten. We ask you to give us further information, reopen the prematurely-closed investigations and take all necessary steps to see these tragedies are not repeated.”Reporters Without Borders calls on the US Congress to consider carefully the legitimate requests of these families and to respond to them quickly and effectively and with humanity.The press freedom organisation noted that Iraq is currently one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. Four have been killed there since the beginning of this year, two and probably three by US gunfire. Reporters Without Borders has several times expressed concern at the aggressive attitude of US troops in Iraq and the lack of clear rules to ensure the safety of journalists. The letter to Congress was signed by:- Dima Tahboub-Ayyoub, wife of Al-Jazeera correspondent Tarek Ayyoub, who was killed in Baghdad on 8 April 2003.- Suzan Dana, wife of Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana, killed in Baghdad on 17 August.- Chelsey Lloyd, daughter of senior reporter Terry Lloyd, of the British TV station ITN, killed near Basra on 22 March.- Fabienne Nérac, wife of French cameraman Fred Nérac, who vanished near Basra on 22 March.- Samira Kaderi-Osman, wife of Lebanese interpreter Hussein Osman, who vanished near Basra on 22 March.- Lidya Litvinchuk, wife of Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk, killed in Baghdad on 8 April. Read the original letter to the US Congress : last_img read more

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Slight improvement in overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2015 Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook Previous articleCross border delegation meeting the North’s Regional Development MinisterNext articlePolice investigation into Bloody Sunday will start on January 12th News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Slight improvement in overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General Google+ Google+ Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released There has been a slight fall in the number of people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital.According to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association 25 people are either on trolleys or in wards at the hospital.That figure compares to 27 yesterday.The Minister for Health has appealed to senior doctors in the health service to do extra work, as a way of tackling the crisis in emergency departments.Minister Leo Varadkar’s called on HSE staff to put in additional hours to help reduce the pressure:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/23LEO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Bluegrass Festival under way in Henderson

first_img Sponsored Content You Might Like Slack shares story at Helen Keller lecture “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much,” was the theme of this year’s Helen Keller… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Chester Best surveyed the sea of RVs that flooded Henderson Music Park, took a deep breath and explained it all. “It’s just an old country thing,” he said of Rex Locklar’s Bluegrass Jamboree.“You just pull up and park under an oak tree, get out and go to making music. That’s all there is to it. Nothing fancy. Just an old country thing.”The RVers began arriving at Henderson Music Park on Sunday and immediately starting making music with the crowd of pickers that already had been there for about two weeks. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Bluegrass Festival under way in Henderson By Jaine Treadwell Email the author “Yeah, they started coming real early,” said Rex “Mr. Bluegrass” Locklar. “This is Easter weekend and some of them will leave late on Saturday or early on Sunday morning to get home to their churches. I’m gonna miss the sunrise service this year myself. But we’ll have a service here.”For 44 years now, Locklar has been hosting Bluegrass Festivals twice a year – the second week in April and the second week in October. “Sometimes it falls on Easter but not often,” Locklar said.“But, when it does, we go ahead with it.” Even though it’s Easter, Locklar expects a huge crowd for the weekend “if the weather holds.”“We’ve had a good crowd all week but Friday and Saturday are the big days,” he said. “We’ll have picking and singing on the schoolhouse stage beginning about 6 o’clock both nights and we’ve got folks coming from nine states. The Rivertown Girls are supposed to be here and this will be just about their last appearance except for a festival down in Dothan. They’re going off to college and I sure do hate that they won’t be here anymore. They’ve been coming since they were little girls. I sure hate to see them go.”But Locklar is encouraged by the large number of young people that come.“Oh, we’ll have a big bunch of young folks and they’re good pickers,” he said. “I believe that we’ve got the best bunch of musicians that we’ve ever had. By Friday night, they’ll be playing all over the place. You’ll just have to pick out what you like and get in there with them.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 9:49 pm Thursday, April 9, 2009 Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Print Article “Oh, it’s good to hear the bluegrass coming at you from everywhere,” Best said. “I’ve been coming down here since the early 1960s when there was nothing going on but square dancing. Back them, Rex had goats and we’d barbecue a goat and dance. Those were good ol’ days, too.”But the best days are the ones when Henderson Music Park is packed with RVs and the bluegrass fills the air. “There’s no place like this anywhere,” Best said.“This is just a special place where friends come together to play bluegrass. It’s not fancy but it’s the best place in the world.” Best looked up at the sagging roof of the old Henderson schoolhouse.“If the building falls down, we’ll just put up a tent and keep playing,” he said with a smile. “We have too much fun to stop.”Tickets for Rex Locklar’s Bluegrass Festival are $5 a day.last_img read more

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Chemical patterns of colony membership and mother-offspring similarity in Antarctic fur seals are reproducible.

first_imgReplication studies are essential for evaluating the validity of previous research findings. However, it has proven challenging to reproduce the results of ecological and evolutionary studies, partly because of the complexity and lability of many of the phenomena being investigated, but also due to small sample sizes, low statistical power and publication bias. Additionally, replication is often considered too difficult in field settings where many factors are beyond the investigator’s control and where spatial and temporal dependencies may be strong. We investigated the feasibility of reproducing original research findings in the field of chemical ecology by performing an exact replication of a previous study of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella). In the original study, skin swabs from 41 mother-offspring pairs from two adjacent breeding colonies on Bird Island, South Georgia, were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Seals from the two colonies differed significantly in their chemical fingerprints, suggesting that colony membership may be chemically encoded, and mothers were also chemically similar to their pups, hinting at the possible involvement of phenotype matching in mother-offspring recognition. In the current study, we generated and analyzed chemical data from a non-overlapping sample of 50 mother-offspring pairs from the same two colonies 5 years later. The original results were corroborated in both hypothesis testing and estimation contexts, with p-values remaining highly significant and effect sizes, standardized between studies by bootstrapping the chemical data over individuals, being of comparable magnitude. However, exact replication studies are only capable of showing whether a given effect can be replicated in a specific setting. We therefore investigated whether chemical signatures are colony-specific in general by expanding the geographic coverage of our study to include pups from a total of six colonies around Bird Island. We detected significant chemical differences in all but a handful of pairwise comparisons between colonies. This finding adds weight to our original conclusion that colony membership is chemically encoded, and suggests that chemical patterns of colony membership not only persist over time but can also be generalized over space. Our study systematically confirms and extends our previous findings, while also implying more broadly that spatial and temporal heterogeneity need not necessarily negate the reproduction and generalization of ecological research findings. © 2020 Tebbe et al.last_img read more

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Elkhart to end moratorium on utility shutoffs and late fees

first_img Elkhart to end moratorium on utility shutoffs and late fees IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – April 14, 2021 0 201 Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ (“electric meters” by jasonwoodhead23, CC BY 2.0) Elkhart’s moratorium on late fees and utility shutoffs will end next month, according to city officials.The Elkhart Truth reports that the city will notify customers in advance of the change. The public health emergency in Indiana is set to expire on April 30, so Elkhart’s Public Works and Utilities are spending this final month informing the public about the change.It’s hoped that this will give customers enough time to make the necessary payment arrangements and avoid any disconnection issues. WhatsApp Previous articleBBB warns of tutor scam targeting cheating studentsNext articleDoctors trying to put Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause into perspective Tommie Lee Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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Biscuiteers to open second shop

first_imgLondon biscuit company Biscuiteers is to open its second retail site this month.The business, which has recently branched into licensed biscuits, will be opening the 80sq m biscuit shop and icing café in Clapham’s Northcote road. This is will be a sister site to the firm’s existing shop in Notting Hill.Harriet Hastings, managing director of Biscuiteers, said she had good expectations for the shop. She said: “It’s a bigger shop and there is a lot more footfall where it is located.”The new site will feature an open kitchen, where the bakers will create bespoke orders in the shop from scratch.The business also has two other kitchens in Vauxhall and Camberwell, which supply products for its online business.Hastings said: “We are still a young brand, but we are unique in what do and the shops are a good way to showcase that.“We are designed to be an online service business. We do wholesale, too, through luxury brands, so actually it is a learning curve for us to learn how to do it the other way round in retail.”The company creates biscuits with two recipes, chocolate and vanilla, but use a Christmas spice biscuit base around the holiday.Hastings continued: “We are now an over-£2m business, which has been grown organically.”The Notting Hill shop currently runs two regular icing classes a week, which take 10 people each. It also runs icing ‘late’s’ events [late night classes] for young professionals to come to after work, and will look to run similar classes in the new shop.last_img read more

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Farm Camps.

first_imgChildren who live or work on the farm face unique safety risks. To help them avoid injuries, the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program will offer two camps for children and young teens.The Farm Safety Camp is for children 10 to 13 years old, and the Tractor Certification Camp is for ages 14 and 15. Both will be June 25-27 at the state FFA-FHA camp in Covington, Ga.The safety camp offers animal, equipment and personal safety classes. It includes such topics as ATV safety, water safety, introductory CPR, sun sense and understanding pesticides.The tractor camp is a 15-hour course designed to meet Georgia Department of Education and Department of Labor guidelines.The cost of either camp is $45 before May 31 or $60 after that. Get applications from Nancy Fussell at 1-800-367-9083 or Judy Hartley at (912) 370-2617.last_img read more

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Weekend Pick: Asheville Hot Chocolate 10K

first_imgThere are very few things that beat warming up with some good hot chocolate on a cold day. Combine that with one of the best 10Ks in the Blue Ridge region? Now that’s a real winner. See for yourself this Saturday at the Asheville Hot Chocolate 10K.The reviews of the Hot Chocolate 10K are simply shining: “The Hot Chocolate 10k in Asheville is a tasty mid-winter treat for runners at a time when good races are few and far between,” says running blogger Richard Hefner. “A great way to start the new year!” another racer claims.Here’s some more good incentive, for those of you who might be a little nervous to take on the 10K challenge: the Hot Chocolate 10K race is widely known as the “flattest 10K” in the Asheville area. No hills, no problem. The course follows a gentle path through the city, perfect for beginner runners or a great chance for more experienced racers to focus on speed and form. The race will begin at 8:55 AM Saturday morning, with a hot chocolate celebration and awards ceremony to follow. In addition to all that delicious cocoa, racers will receive a commemorative long-sleeve shirt at the finish. The race is capped at 750 participants, but there’s still room for more! Online registration has closed, so interested runners should register on-site the morning of the race. Registration costs just $40, and benefits the local Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher OrganizationHot Chocolate 10K.Hot chocolate + fun miles + good people = one great event. Get in on the action at the Asheville Hot Chocolate 10K!last_img read more

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