first_imgWith an abundance of lakes and rivers in the area, Patrick County, Virginia has several opportunities for first-class fishing. At the northeastern part of the county, Philpott Lake offers an undeveloped backdrop for a day on thewater. This lake is popular for its largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie,and catfish. It is also one of Virginia’s premier destinations for walleye.Several boat ramps, campgrounds, and hiking trails are scattered around the 2,880-acrelake, making this an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. Right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, you will find Rock Castle Creek. This cold and rocky stream is great for fishing wild trout in addition to pickerel and sunfish. At the end of the day, chow down on pizza from Elizabeth’s Pizza or Crooked Road Café. Get your fill ofseafood, burgers, and homemade potato chips from the Stuart Family Restaurant and wake up in the morning to a cup ofcoffee from Honduras Coffee Company.Visit the Stanburn Winery or Villa Appalaccia Winery for locallyharvested wines and stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Adjacent to the lake, FairyStone State Park offers fun for the whole family. Rent a boat for the dayto cast your line on Fairy Stone Lake for bass, bluegill, and crappie. Hike,bike, or ride a horse through the 10 miles of multi-use trails or hunt forfairy stones, Staurolite crystals only found in a few places around the world. center_img Make your way along the DanRiver, flowing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, as you chase brook, rainbow,and brown trout. The many landscapes of the river offer a variety of fishingopportunities, including access via small motorboats, hand-carried boats, andwade fishing. You will also find bass, sunfish, walleye, and more on this uniqueriver. The Kibler Valley section isa Category A put-and-take trout stream. Visit the PrimlandResort for a variety of activities, including sport shooting, archery, and tomahawkthrowing. Sit down for local dishes at Elements, drinks at 19th Pub,and southern cuisine at Stables Saloon. Stick around until it turns dark forstargazing at the Observatory Dome. Check out the Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame and the Wood Brothers Racing Museum for a deepdive into NASCAR history and the oldest continuously operating team. From the rugged outdoors to five-star luxury experiences, there are many reasons to plan your next adventure to Patrick County. last_img read more

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is “not often,” you’re not alone. A recent study from investment firm T. Rowe Price found that 72 percent of parents are at least somewhat reluctant to discuss financial matters with their children. Yet with a nationwide student loan debt at an all-time high of $1.2 trillion, it’s more essential than ever that young people understand how to manage their money wisely. It’s not all bad news, though. There is an opportunity to help your children form strong spending and saving habits at an early age, and doing so can have a concrete impact on their futures. For example, recent research suggests that children with savings – even as little as $1 to $499 – are four times more likely to go to college than children with no savings at all. There are many reasons why it’s beneficial for children to learn how to manage money from a young age, and getting started sooner rather than later can drastically shape your children’s financial futures for the better.center_img Here are six ways you can encourage your children to develop good saving and spending habits. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Rubie’s Costume Company’s tag line is “the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of costumes,” but it might as well be “Halloween starts here.”The company’s costumes fill the shelves of stores ranging from Walmart to temporary  Halloween shops, in addition to Rubie’s megastores in Melville, Westbury, and Richmond Hill, Queens. It’s a costume king — a global giant that virtually owns the holiday the way the NFL owns Sundays.“This year is a superhero year for Halloween,” the company’s blog says.It all started with Rubie’s Candy Store, founded in 1951 by Rubin, aka Rubie, and Tillie Beige in Queens, selling comic books, candy, and novelties. A decade later, they renamed the shop Rubie’s Fun House and began selling hats, costumes, accessories, wigs, and masks.In the 1970s, their son Marc Beige changed the name to Rubie’s Costume Company, became president, and grew it into a licensing and costume giant. His brothers Howard and Joel and sister Maxine help him run the family business, which is now headquartered in Melville.A family owned and operated business for nearly 70 years, its costume catalogue — yes, it includes outfits for pets — is the size of the telephone book for a large city. The founding family’s third generation is now involved in the company that, if it doesn’t own Halloween, owns a lot of the licenses that fuel the holiday, from classic to current properties.The company is now a superhero when it comes to costumes, with new 2019 licenses including Aquaman, Men in Black, and Captain Marvel characters. Those are the latest in a long list of licenses. Popular lines and licenses include Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Where’s Waldo?, and Star Wars characters as well as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and more.Girls are going for Jojo Siwa costumes with a nod to Nickelodeon and DC Super Girls costumes including Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Batgirl.For the family behind Rubie’s, the trick to their success is obtaining the rights to characters in demand and making the right costumes at the right price. After that, the business is a treat — for the company and its customers around the world.last_img read more

first_imgOn the occasion of the second HoReCa MeetUp to be held on Tuesday, April 10, starting at 09:30 a.m. at the HUB385 Innovation Center, METRO, in collaboration with Hendal, conducted a survey on the use and impact of digital channels in the HoReCa sector.The survey found that 56 percent of hotels, restaurants and cafes have their own website, and 72 percent of them are present on Facebook, with more than 85 percent of hoteliers and caterers believing that the website and Facebook page have influenced the increase in the number of guests.Hotels are most present on digital channels – nine out of ten hotels have a website, and more than 76 percent are present on Facebook. When it comes to the impact of digital channels on the number of guests in hotels, Facebook and the website have a significant impact.Among restaurants, the digital presence is most significant on Facebook – eight out of ten restaurants have a Facebook page, while six out of ten have a website. Also, 41,3 percent of restaurants believe that the Facebook page has contributed to a significant increase in the number of guests, while 29 percent attribute the same to the website.Cafes that focus on Facebook have the weakest digital presence – six out of ten cafes have a Facebook page, and four out of ten have a website. At the same time, 13 percent of cafes intend to launch a website soon.”Precisely because of the significant impact of digital presence on their business, METRO will present digital solutions at HoReCa MeetUp that will enable hoteliers and caterers to create this hosting website for free and easily, as well as use the free online booking application.” stand out from Metro CroatiaArnd Stoehr, Director of Strategic Development of METRO AG, talks about the importance of innovation and digitalization for the HoReCa sector, and the results of the entire research will be presented by Roberto Mancuso, President of the Management Board of METRO Croatia. METRO will also present digital trends in the HoReCa sector as part of a round table with the participation of representatives of the HoReCa industry.</p>
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