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Mark Kohls Receives New Heart, Lease on Life

Deb Kohls, vice president of Best Parks in America, has had a frantic winter. So has her husband, Mark. Mark Kohls, 63, an RV financing vice president with Bank of America Specialty Group based in Southern California, suffered a heart attack on Nov. 21 while a patient...

Access to St. Lawrence River Parks Improved

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced its plans to move forward with changes to improve its offerings to visitors and at the same time its fiscal sustainability. Among the changes for 2012, is free access to drive along the necklace of 11 islands...

States, Feds to Announce Mortgage Settlement

Federal officials say a deal has been reached between states and the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses. The Justice Department said today (Feb. 9) that the settlement will be announced at a 10 a.m. EST news conference. Five major banks —...

Jobs Gap Between Young and Old is Widest Ever

Squeezed by a tight job market, young Americans are especially struggling. They have suffered bigger income losses than other age groups and are less likely to be employed than at any time since World War II. An analysis by the Pew Research Center, released today...

Park Development Divides Wisconsin City

City plans for a campground in Bradley Park in Tomahawk, Wis., have some residents in uproar, and some on the defensive. Talk of a campground in part of Bradley Park began in the last few years. Today, it has some residents of Tomahawk divided, WJFW-TV, Rhinelander,...

Florida Panhandle RV Resort Up in Air

Plans for a beachside RV park in Panama City Beach, Fla., have riled up a bunch of condo owners at Boardwalk Beach Resort. “They caught everybody off guard,” condo owner John Bienkowski told the Panama City News Herald. “I think a lot of people felt blindsided by...

Everglades Camping Trip Raises Funds, Awareness

Sofia O’Leary, 11, modified her flashlight for nighttime wildlife viewing. Connor Mullins, 10, learned about the ecological damage done by exotic pythons to the Everglades. Sisters Allison, Anna and Marley Blanco sat at an outdoor picnic table, painting picture frames...

LVM Resort Expands Military Discounts

As of Feb. 3, LVM Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., has revised its 2012 special offer to include military retirees. Through 2012, LVM Resort is offering a 50 percent discount for all active duty, reserve and military retirees in appreciation of their services to our...

Economist Sees Homebuilding Rebound in 2012

The U.S. housing market will begin to mount a turnaround this year, building toward a solid recovery in 2013, according to a forecast issued Wednesday by the chief economist of a homebuilding industry trade group. The outlook by National Association of Home Builders...