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August 8, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

NEW HAMPSHIRE

From The Associated Press:

Members of the military can now enjoy free admission to New Hampshire state parks thanks to a new law inspired by a Marine mom from Salisbury.

Mary Thayer pushed lawmakers to change the law after her son, Master Gunnery Sgt. Richard Thayer, visited her last summer. They were surprised to learn that while state park admission is free for some members of the New Hampshire National Guard, the offer did not extend to all military personnel.

That is no longer the case — the new law specifies that any member of the military can visit state parks for free. At a bill signing ceremony Monday, Mary Thayer thanked lawmakers and cried when she explained that her son is in North Carolina, preparing for his fifth deployment.

MINNESOTA

From The Associated Press:

Visitors to Minneopa State Park will have reduced views of the park's twin waterfalls while a 90-year-old bridge between them is rebuilt.

The Department of Natural Resources says the work will begin in mid-August and is expected to last into October.

DNR spokesman Scott Roemhildt says the best view of the lower falls will no longer be available from the easiest route, although a roughly half-mile hike to the other side will get a park visitor there. That route won't be handicap-accessible.

Views of the two falls from the bridge won't be available.

The rest of the park won't be affected.

The DNR says Minneopa means "water falling twice" in Dakota. The agency says the twin waterfalls' 45-foot total drop makes them the largest in southern Minnesota.

ILLINOIS

From a news release:

The board of Chicago-based of Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. has declared a dividend of $0.4375 per share, representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $1.75 per common share.

The dividend will be paid on Oct. 12 to stockholders of record on Sept. 28.

The board also declared a dividend of $0.502125 per share on the company’s 8.034 percent Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $2.0085 per preferred share. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 28 to stockholders of record on Sept. 17.

PENNSYLVANIA

From the Valley Times News, Newville:

Dogwood Acres Campground operators, along with their seasonal campers and friends host a benefit carnival, sale and car show Saturday (Aug. 11) at the campground along Enola Road (Route 944) in Upper Frankford Township. This year, live music begins at 5 p.m. to top off the day.

The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hershey Medical Center, and is a regular feature at the campground. Lucille Strub, who owns the campground with her husband Charles, says a variety of charitable events at the award-winning campground have raised more than $62,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities since 2002 – money that goes to provide free accommodations at the Ronald McDonald House for parents with children undergoing treatment at Hershey.

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