Day: May 23, 2013

(May 23, 2013) — SooToday.com reports that the Thessalon area got hit with a storm this past weekend that downed trees, causing quite a bit of damage. Camper Sandra Scoville at Pinecrest Campground snapped several photos of the storm’s aftermath.

(May 23, 2013) — On Saturday, May 25, Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry will be hosting its ninth annual music festival called Dingfest, reports The Pike County Courier.

(May 23, 2013) — After more than a month of being closed for rehabilitation, South Umpqua Falls Campground on the Tiller Ranger District will reopen Thursday, May 23, in time for Memorial Day weekend. The campground was closed after vandals tore up a meadow, reports OregonLive.com.

(May 23, 2013) — The owner of the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park in Auckland is “very grateful” the campground will live to see another summer. On Tuesday night, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board decided to delay plans to replace the facility, reports 3News NZ.

(May 23, 2013) — The reservation system at California State Parks shows the number of nights booked by Memorial Day campers is up four percent over the highest year on record.

(May 23, 2013) — Officials will reopen trails and campgrounds in the fire-damaged Point Mugu State Park on Friday, reports the Ventura County Star.

(May 23, 2013) — Some very coveted camping spots in Dubuque will remain empty this weekend because of flooding on the Mississippi River. The city announced it’s keeping Miller-Riverview Park and Campground closed, reports KWWL.

(May 23, 2013) — Harry and Judy Wiley bring their camper trailer twice a year from Johnson City, Tenn., to Charlotte Motor Speedway to spend a week or two watching races, relaxing, and renewing friendships, writes the Charlotte Observer.

(May 23, 2013) — Cummins Inc. announced today that after forty years serving Cummins, chief manufacturing officer Jim Lyons will retire from the Company, effective Aug. 1, 2013.

(May 23, 2013) — APEL Extrusions, a Canadian aluminum extruder, is the first manufacturer to announce plans to move into part of the sprawling former Monaco Coach complex in Coburg, Ore., and add jobs there, reports The Register-Guard.

(May 23, 2013) — Consumers often let their guards down on vacation, putting them at greater risk of identity theft. In an effort to curb the growing problem of identity theft, Equifax shares the top 10 ways consumers can help protect themselves while traveling.

(May 23, 2013) — Rock Anderson has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Manheim, effective July 1. Anderson succeeds Lilicia Bailey, who will retire from the company.

(May 23, 2013) — Torklift International is named one of the Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine. The manufacturing company ranked among the top three companies and will find out if they won the title during an award ceremony June 20.

(May 23, 2013) — American Atheists announced Friday that it will send the Georgia Department of Natural Resources enough popular atheist books to place one in every state park cabin in Georgia. The atheist books will be placed alongside Gideon Bibles already in every state park cabin as directed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

(May 23, 2013) — Ernie Yoder, president and owner of Woodland Park since 1983, is retiring from the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association’s (PRVCA) Board of Director’s after more than 18 years of service.  Nick Palm, of Tiffin Motorhomes, has been appointed to senior manufacturer director of PRVCA.

(May 23, 2013) — VisitEngland has recognized Kelling Heath Holiday Park in Norfolk as the best holiday park in the country, reports Out And About Live.

(May 23, 2013) — Sussex County’s 4,500 spaces for recreational vehicles in 17 recreational vehicle parks, resorts, and campgrounds could be set to grow, reports the Cape Gazette.

(May 23, 2013) — Bank of America Merrill Lynch has added a $5,000 donation to the RV Learning Center’s 2013 Annual Campaign, bringing the firm’s lifetime total support to $173,000. The annual fundraising campaign concludes in June.

(May 23, 2013) — Rachelle and Scott Quinnett relocated their two young children and all their belongings from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Missoula. The move included two-wheel-drive vintage Volkswagen campervans that make up their Dragonflyvans fleet, reports the Montana Standard.

(May 23, 2013) — Initial unemployment claims in the United States dropped 23,000 the week ending May 18 after jumping 35,000 to an upwardly revised 363,000 (was 360,000) the previous week. Continuing claims for the week ending May 11 declined by 112,000 to 2,912,000, the first time the measure has been below the 3,000,000 mark since May 2008.

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