13 celebrities you forgot guest-starred on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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President Joe Biden appeared on “Parks and Rec.” David Giesbrecht/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

When “Parks and Recreation” ended, the workplace comedy joined the hall of TV fame alongside other binge-worthy comedies such as “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” and “30 Rock.”

The show boasted a talented main cast of actors and also featured numerous celebrities and public figures in guest-starring roles.

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Snow play: Big crowds heading out to Washington’s winter wonderland | Outdoors and Recreation

Outdoor activities remain more popular than ever this winter with many COVID-19 restrictions still firmly in place across Washington.

The state’s winter recreation program manager, Pamela McConkey, said they sold 4,408 daily Sno-Park permits in November and December, compared to just 772 during the same time period in 2019. Season permits for non-motorized Sno-Parks saw a similar increase, from 1,236 in 2019 to 5,568 in 2020.

Early snow at high

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Things to know before you go to winter recreation resorts this winter

MICH. (WJMN) – Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula, is known to be a winter wonderland with a plethora of options for outdoor activities.

With COVID-19, Pure Michigan’s Vice President Dave Lorenz offers some tips and advice on how to prepare before heading to the slopes or trails.

“One of the things that everyone needs to know is you should know before you go. Make sure you’re doing things like ordering

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WSDOT says high volume of winter recreation along shoulders and ramps of Snoqualmie Pass creating a ‘very dangerous’ situation | Columbia Basin

Washington’s Department of Transportation says it has some safety hazards on its hands as people crowd near the shoulders and ramps of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. The state says its seeing an extraordinary amount of people engaging in winter recreation due to the pandemic. 

“On multiple mountain pass roadways, ramps and interchanges across the state, we’re seeing vehicles parking along shoulders when parking lots or other areas fill up. This

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Pure Michigan launches new winter recreation ad

Pure Michigan debuts a new advertisement, Still Pure, to showcase winter activities and promote safe travel.

MICHIGAN, USA — To mark the first day of winter, Pure Michigan has returned to debut its newest advertisement, Still Pure, a celebration of cold-weather recreation and a reminder to travel with COVID safety in mind. 

The ad will air over the airwaves, online and on social media through February 2021 in markets across

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Outdoor recreation an outlet for Summit County seniors amid pandemic

Frisco local Sharon Crawford competes in February at the Summit County Senior Winter Games at the Frisco Nordic Center. The 2021 Senior Winter Games have been partially canceled.
Photo by Karol Murray

After Summit Seniors board member Joan Tilden joined the master’s Nordic skiing group on its first day of the season earlier this month, there was one thing she said she’d like to stress to Summit Daily News readers:

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Better Cannabis Stock: Cresco Labs vs. Harvest Health & Recreation

The rise of legal U.S. cannabis is one of the most promising growth trends in the market today. Over two-thirds of Americans now believe cannabis use should be legalized. In the recent November election, pro-cannabis ballot measures won five out of five state elections.

Unsurprisingly, U.S.-based cannabis stocks rose, though their companies still operate under a cloud of federal prohibition. Still, the best-run players should still have tailwinds well into

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Sparta Recreation Department Presents Holiday Celebrations

SPARTA, NJ-  With all the challenges facing the community this year, the Sparta Recreation Department has announced a number of holiday activities.  Some are new, some are tradition and some have been recreated.

On Thursday afternoon, the township will light a menorah on the grounds in front of the Sparta VFW on Main Street.  Because of the limits to the number of people who can gather, the Recreation Department will

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Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area Opens for the Season | Local News

Wax the skis and snowboards, dig out the ski boots and locate the goggles; it’s time to head to the slopes. Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area opened for the 2020-2021 season yesterday and is open daily into April, if all goes as planned.

Owners Aaron and Becky Maddox start their 11th season at the ski area with the unveiling of a significant upgrade. The Chute Lift, where once the

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Greeley seeks resident comments for outdoor recreation, nature area strategic plan

The Greeley Natural Areas and Trails staff wants community input as it develops a five-year strategic plan for the city’s natural areas, trails and open lands.

Resident comments will be considered as the staff develops the plan — called Get Outdoors Greeley — which will feature programming to help connect families with the outdoors, protect natural areas that have “ecological significance” and create more recreational options.

The first English virtual

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National Park Service nixes entrance fee for Delaware River recreation areas

The National Park Service has rejected charging an entrance fee to simply set foot inside its Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.

The announcement came Tuesday as the federal agency released its new Visitor Use Management (VUM) Plan for the park, capping a five-year planning effort that began in September 2015.

Public comments on the proposed entrance fee raised a host of

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Greene County recreation department holding children’s Christmas activities | Community News

Children from all across Greene County will be able to enjoy two upcoming Christmas-themed events being coordinated by the county’s department of recreation.

Santa Claus will be the focus of the upcoming activities, as he will serve as the special guest at “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 5. He will also be receiving letters from local youths who write to him through the department’s “Letters

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Dept. of recreation to present children’s Christmas activities | Local News

Children from all across Greene County will be able to enjoy two upcoming Christmas-themed events being coordinated by the county’s department of recreation.

Santa Claus will be the focus of the upcoming activities, as he will serve as the special guest at “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 5. He will also be receiving letters from local youths who write to him through the department’s “Letters

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DNR approves over $2M for recreation, forestry projects across Michigan

Michigan communities are in for outdoor improvements with 32 recreation and forestry projects approved for over $2 million in state funding.

This week, the Department of Natural Resources approved $1.9 million in funding for recreation projects and about $99,000 for urban forestry improvements. The DNR also recommended $5.4 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to support park projects across the state; those funds are awaiting federal approval.


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Parks and Recreation Department outlines operational changes

Douglas Clark
| Amarillo Globe-News

Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department officials have outlined a series of operational revisions in the wake of the city’s increase in positive COVID-19 cases and the rising hospitalization rate.

“We’ve made some changes to our operations,” said Michael Kashuba, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department director. “The city is not reducing services, but basically the delivery would be a little bit different, so if someone

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Kaleigh Wilday Fund supports youth, recreation, Ellicottville with 2020 grants | News

OLEAN — Ellicottville is a place beloved by the Wilday family.

It is also a place that was important to young Kaleigh Wilday during her life.

The Wildays are avid skiers and outdoor adventurers and spend much of their time during the winter months in Ellicottville, and according to Skip Wilday and Greta Wilday, that time spent in Ellicottville has led to deep relationships that have lasted over the years.

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Answers to your questions about how climate change affects winter recreation in Maine

Maine has long been a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who in winter have gone downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. But as climate change makes sub-freezing temperatures and sufficient snowpack less consistent, and as tourists seek out new kinds of experiences, traditional winter outdoor recreation businesses in Maine are having to adjust.

Some ski resorts have suffered through slow winters due to a relative lack of snow, while opportunities

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City takes first action in building $20 million recreation facility

Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune
Published 1:14 a.m. MT Oct. 7, 2020


The city of Great Falls is planning a $20 million aquatics-recreation center on these 10 acres between 52nd and 57th streets north, south of the Seibel Soccer Complex. (Photo: Karl Puckett)

The Great Falls City Commission took its first official action Tuesday in building a $20 million aquatics and recreation facility in OKing a resolution that will

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IM-Rec facilities report compliance with masking and social distancing protocols, see popularity with outdoor recreation programs – The Cavalier Daily

University Intramural and Recreational Sports facilities are operating with modified protocols this semester due to COVID-19, including limited hours and required reservations by students and members for certain spaces. By and large, individuals have abided by masking and sanitation requirements —  among other new regulations — and outdoor IM-Rec activities and facilities have grown in popularity.

The Aquatic and Fitness Center and North Grounds Recreation Center have been operating with

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Elyria to host town hall over parks and recreation | Lorain County

The Elyria administration is planning a town hall meeting regarding its Parks and Recreation Department.

The session will take place at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Thomas Shores South Recreation Center, 215 16th St. in Elyria.

There will be a presentation on the status of the most recent master plan and updates from Mayor Frank Whitfield, according to a news release.

Participants in the town hall will have to

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