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The Family Circle Tennis Championship in Charleston. 2015 Qualifiers and Kids Rule Opening Day

Post and photo’s by Will A. Davis The 43rd Family Circle Tennis Tournament in Charleston South Carolina, the largest women only tennis tournament in the world, got under way today with a bevy of young players competing in the qualifying rounds to win a spot in the main draw play which starts Monday with Round One. …

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Coronado – San Diego’s “Enchanted Island”

By Jeff and Stephanie Sylva As we sit home bracing for a winter storm predicted to be of “historical proportions,” we long for the warm, sunny climes of San Diego and Coronado Island from which we recently returned. When we planned a visit to these Southern California gems for January, we weren’t sure what to …

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Off to the Races

by Terry Conway  Legend has it that the ghost of John “Old Smoke” Morrissey still haunts Saratoga Springs, N. Y.  Morrissey was once the muscle for the Irish mob, a bare-knuckle boxing champion, a casino owner and a Congressman. But his greatest accomplishment was when he staged a four-day thoroughbred race meet in this little …

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Portland, Oregon – the center of “urban cool”

Story and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva So, what’s the “hippest” city in the U.S.? Obviously this question could produce a lot of conflicting opinions. Based on a recent trip we took to the wonderfully diverse state of Oregon, our choice for hippest would be the “City of Roses,” Portland.  The great outdoors – …

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