WARNING: If you’re looking for some algorithmically-based, data-driven list of towns, you may want to ignore this article altogether. Because when it comes to places, we’re pretty whimsical.
This fall, Palmer High School students will have first crack at a new educational model that is both agriculturally minded and energy conscious: Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy.
I didn’t have a group, a gameplan, or any idea of what life would look like five months down the road, but in October I booked two March nights at Baldy Yurt, up Fox Creek. They were the last available nights in either February or March.
When NASA announced the International Space Station crewmembers for upcoming missions, they ended up making history. First-flight astronaut Jeannette Epps will be the first African-American space station crewmember when she launches for her mission in May 2018.
My journey through Secret India is really about a series of serendipitous connections via people, travel, food and curiosity. Take for example Gaytri Bhatia. We first came across her name and that of Vrindavan Farm when we were planning a very intricate sit-down dinner for Hermès and really wanted to do an authentic farm-to-table experience. This meant tracking down a farmer who was on the same wavelength as us, asking them for a list of produce that would be in season at the time of the event, and actually creating the menu around what was available and not vice versa, as often happens.
Over one-hundred 10th Mountain Division personnel, veterans, and descendants recently participated in the 10th Mountain Division’s annual Ski-In, an event that pays tribute to the WWII 10th Mountain Division’s Riva Ridge and Mount Belvedere victories in the Italian theater during WWII. These two victories helped accelerate the war’s end in Europe. The week-long Ski-In spanned many resorts including Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, and Ski Cooper, some founded by WWII 10th Mountain Division veterans.
Joe Romano, 20, of Edmond, recently completed a fall semester in Patagonia with NOLS. Expedition courses at NOLS take students of all ages into remote wilderness areas where instructors teach students technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics. In 1974, NOLS invented the outdoor semester. Now each year, 800 students spend a semester with NOLS learning new skills, exploring new ideas, and making new friends surrounded by the wilderness.
Sarah Acomb grew up in Yellow Springs but now calls the Grand Canyon home. She is a park ranger with the National Park Service, helping visitors understand the multifaceted majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. She didn’t set out to be a park ranger but has come to identify with the job in a way that transcends mere employment or as a way to channel her interest in the sciences. Her job offers the chance to not only be in a place of unparalleled beauty every single day, but to teach and live among a community of like-minded people who are just as enthralled with what they’re doing.
Silicon Valley executive Molly Graham has been hired as VP of operations at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, rounding out another key leadership role at the huge philanthropic fund created by Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.