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Friday, March 5, 2010

Perserverance


"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
~Walter Elliott
As you begin this new month, two months already into 2010!, those goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year may be appearing a bit elusive. Please remember that worthy goals are rarely easy to achieve and must be thought of with a long time horizon. If you can break down these long journeys into daily and even hourly efforts, perseverance becomes doable.

Abraham Lincoln Exhibit at the Kings Vintage Museum

Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America March 6 - April 1
The Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum will be hosting the Abraham Lincoln "Self Made in America" Learning Station Exhibit from March 5 to April 2, 2010.Teaching Trunks Curriculum materials, programming resources, and a printed exhibition companion will be available. Limited supply. Two teaching trunks will be available for loan to teachers. They will contain reproduction artifacts and documents, lesson plans, bibliographies, and age-appropriate books for school teachers to check out. Teacher WorkshopsLesson plans on CD's, posters, videos of workshops taught at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library will be available. Webinars for local teachers to participate in will be available. Provided by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in collaboration with the American Library Association and with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, "We the People" program. ContactEmail the museum at kingvintagemuseum@sti.net and title the message Abraham Lincoln Learning Exhibit. Bulletins will be sent as new information and details are received.

Learning Station Exhibiton
Schedule of Events
March 5 Opening Night Preview of the "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America Learning Station Exhibition" at the Museum 5 p.m. By invitation only.
March 5 - 28 "Abraham Lincoln Assassination" Drama at the golden Chain Theatre. Every Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 p.m.
March 6 to April 1 "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America Learning Station Exhibition" at the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum 40680 Highway 41 Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mornings reserved for school tours. $3.00
March 12 Ragtime Festival at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park 2 p.m to 5 p.m.
March 13 Ragtime Festival at Golden Chain Theatre 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
March 19, 20, 21 "Civil War Living History" at the Oakhurst Community Park. Produced by the National Civil War Association in conjunction with the Museum and the Chamber of Commerce. Friday, March 19 "Education Day" for Students.
March 21 Oakhurst Community Band Spring Concert: presents "Remembering Lincoln" at 2 p.m. at Yosemite High School

The Pines Resort at Bass Lake announces new winter schedule

The Pines Resort at Bass Lake, California, has announced a business decision to implement a new seasonal calendar of operations for resort lodging and two onsite restaurants.Effective immediately until May 12, overnight lodging will be available Thursday, Fridayand Saturdays only, with dining in Ducey’s on the Lake Restaurant and The LakesideBar & Grill available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. On May 13, andcontinuing to September 12, the resort will resume regular daily lodging and diningoperations. This new off-season schedule does not affect outlets such as The PinesMarket & Deli, Bar, Gas Station, Marina, Spa and Village stores, which will retain theirnormal operating schedule throughout the year.Resort guests who hold a pre-booked lodging reservation for a Sunday, Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday stay prior to May 13 are being contacted with options, whichusually involves a substitution to mutually agreeable dates. Group reservations are beinghonored as booked, with no changes to their arrival or departure schedules.Resort management decided to limit lodging and dining operations during off-peakmonths based upon guest travel patterns that have been repeated for many years.Statistics verify that nearly 80-percent of the resort’s business is booked on weekends,with peak daily demand during the months of June, July and August. That traditionalbooking pattern, coupled with a nationwide decline in consumer discretionary spendingand the recreational seasonality of Bass Lake, all were major factors for the modifiedschedule.“This is a business decision that was not made lightly, but only after carefully examiningevery side of every issue,” said Theresa Moody, Pines Resort General Manager, whohas been employed by The Pines Resort for more than 20 years. “Our mission is tooperate this resort in a fiscally responsible manner that secures its future for the longterm.With that in mind, it is imperative to adjust the resort’s economic business model.”The resort is currently operating under traditionally lowered off-season staffing levels,therefore very few layoffs are anticipated and many employee schedules will beunaffected. Staffing levels will increase to the customary high-season average of 280workers in early May.“We remain optimistic and poised to continue managing The Pines Resort with the highstandards of visitor amenities and service that have been enjoyed throughout the pastfour decades,” stated Moody. “We extend heartfelt appreciation to our valuedemployees, guests and the local community for their loyal support and understanding ofthis difficult decision.”For more information on The Pines Resort and seasonal schedules of operation, pleasevisit www.basslake.com.About The Pines Resort:With a premier Sierra National Forest setting on the shores of beautiful Bass Lake andjust 17 miles from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, The Pines Resort offersdeluxe lodging in lakefront suites, two-story chalets and rental houses, three restaurantsand lounges, a full-service marina with watersports equipment rentals, retail village,market and deli, private lakefront wedding gazebo, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitnessroom and spa services.The Pines Resort is located on the shores of Bass Lake, which measures approximately4½ miles long and ½ mile wide at the widest point, At an elevation of 3,400 feet, BassLake is considered a "warm water" lake with water temperatures reaching 80 degrees inthe summer months.The Pines Resort of today dates back to 1977, when two business partners purchased acluster of rustic cabins on the shores of Bass Lake. They started renovations designedto transform the property into a full-service, year-round destination, and The PinesResort was established. In March 2007, the resort was purchased by Greenlaw PinesInvestments LLC and Carmel Pines Investments LLC, both California based real estatedevelopment and investment management companies who have since spent more than$1 million to modernize and upgrade the property’s infrastructure, guest amenities andservices.