Broome County Parks offer guidelines for a safe Memorial Day picnic

first_imgWhile Woidt says the parks department encourages people to get outside and enjoy the weather, they do have a few requests. “I think it’s important to have a safe space in today’s world where you can get outside,” says Liz Woidt, Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services for Broome County Parks. “I would anticipate we’re going to have a higher number because it is Memorial Day weekend people are going to be looking for a place to go and have a picnic with the family.” “It should just be your immediate family, just a picnic spread out throughout the park there’s no need to congregate we have tons of fields, open spaces picnic areas where you can really social distance,” she says. “People have vacations they have these other things planned and obviously those plans are going to be changing but at least we still have these beautiful parks, these locations for people to have a little stay-get away,” she says. “Our beaches will not be opening Memorial Day Weekend, a date will be determined and we will definitely announce that to everyone.” There are a few things in the park that won’t be open this weekend including the playgrounds. center_img Woidt says the guidelines are in place to keep visitors safe. She says the goal is for the parks to continue serving as a bright spot for families and individuals to escape the stress of isolating inside. Woidt says if you are thinking of having the picnic the parks offer plenty of space to spread out and have fun, but you should limit such outings to only members of your household with whom you are already isolating with. Woidt says despite New York State announcing that beaches will be open on Memorial Day this year, that is not the case for Broome County beaches. (WBNG) — With Memorial Day weekend approaching and temperatures on the rise the Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation say they are preparing for a busy weekend.last_img read more

Mobile Apps Are Selling Like HotCakes

first_imgDo you have an Iphone? Do you have a BlackBerry? If the answer is yes, then you are obviously into cool technology. How many mobile applications have you bought for your new toy? 10? 20? Well, you are not alone. It’s no surprise that these creative gems are selling like hotcakes. Where did that saying come from? Find out more history on the origin of selling hotcakes by clicking here. I may have to try one of these hotcakes to see what all the hype was about!Independent developers and entrepreneurs are not the only ones seeing a growing community of mobile applications. They are popping up all over the place. I remember having a conversation with a friend a few months ago after he showed me an app on his phone that contained a flipping coin, as well as other odd features. I’m not sure of which application he had, as there are multiple different options with that feature. I asked him why he bought it, and he said, “It only cost $1”. I grinned at him for a moment, and we moved on to a more enlightening conversation. I’m pretty sure that some people will buy just about anything for $1. There are some applications that are absolutely genius and some that are utterly obnoxious. I suppose it comes with the territory.One really cool company I’ll touch on is Shazam. I was reading an article on VentureBeat that noted Shazam as having more than 50 million users and they have also raised four rounds of venture capital funding to use for development. Their latest round of venture capital financing was led by Kleiner Perkins’s iFund. The amount was not disclosed. Shazam tells you the name of the song you are listening to by holding your phone next to the speakers. Have you ever been shopping at the grocery store and wondered whose beautiful voice was blaring out of the speakers in aisle 3? Shazam is your answer to that dilemma. Once it recognizes the song, it also gives you the option to buy it immediately. That is a very cool feature for music lovers like me.There are too many of these applications for me to start listing all my top picks, and since I like to keep my posts brief, here is my closing statement. Mobile Apps are a buzzing business. I’m sure you’ll find a few that will make your life more enjoyable or at least add some convenience to your day. It’s easy to browse options online, or ask friends which applications they like or find amusing. This type of word-of-mouth marketing helps sustain the buzz, and keeps luring more bees to the honey.article source digital.venturebeat.com/2009/10/14/song-recognition-application-shazam-gets-boost-from-kleiner-perkins/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more