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Ode to Indy

By Linda Tancs

What racing enthusiast wouldn’t want to lay down a hot lap for a chance to qualify for the Indy 500! You can indulge that fantasy at Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway, Indiana. Located near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the facility offers visitors the chance to get behind the wheel of full car simulators or box cart simulators equipped with iRacing. That feature is part of their Interactive Zone, where racing buffs can also immerse themselves in Dallara Automobili history and learn the engineering of an IndyCar. Want to take a victory lap at the Speedway? They offer that, too; choose a two-seat IndyCar, Nascar, or event car.

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Oktoberfest at the Taj

By Linda Tancs

Get your oom-pah on this weekend at the Taj Mahal. No, not the one in India–the one in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From noon till 8 on Saturday and noon till 6 on Sunday there’ll be non-stop entertainment direct from Germany, along with traditional eats and a shopping marketplace filled with imported gifts, clothes and tableware. The festival is 15 years’ strong and a big draw in the area. Be there or be square.

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New York’s Delaware River Valley

By Linda Tancs

From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, New York’s river valley towns in Sullivan County are brimming with events centered on, or around, their aqueous neighbor.  Join the fun.  Visit www.travelrificradio.com.

 

 

Summer Solstice Along the Hudson

By Linda Tancs

What better way to celebrate the summer solstice this weekend than at the Clearwater Music and Environmental Festival at Croton Point Park on the banks of the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. Founded by musician Pete Seeger over 30 years ago, the festival mixes environmental education with cool tunes for a warm summer weekend. You can even sail on a replica of a 19th century riverboat. So make like Tom Sawyer and head on over.

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Shakespeare and Beethoven, Perfect Together

By Linda Tancs

Boulder, Colorado brings you the classics this summer in equal measures of music and theatre.  From 20 June to 16 August at the Mary Rippon Theatre and University Theatre venues, Blue Mountain Arts presents a half century celebration of Shakespeare featuring Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Henry the Eighth.  Maybe the Bard will inspire you to picnic at the Flatirons in Chautaugua Park, where you can listen to chamber music, the classics and international music from 21 June to 1 August.  In July, Beethoven rules with all nine symphonies presented from the 6th to the 13th of the month.  Just one more way to enjoy the mountain air.

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Commuters Zip Along in New Jersey

By Linda Tancs

At busier transit hubs across New Jersey, commuters using rail and light rail services have another option to choose from to reach their intended destination–the Zipcar. The rentals, some of which are hybrid vehicles to benefit the environment, can be reserved online from NJ Transit for pickup at Metropark, Princeton Junction, Morristown, Montclair University, and Liberty State Park. Prospective users will need to complete an application for membership in the program and will receive a Zipcard to retrieve their reserved car. Customers must also return the rental to the station from which it was taken. Cars can be reserved by the hour or by the day at fees ranging from $8 to $73, respectively. Avis says they try harder. Move over.

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The Syrup is Flowing in Ottowa

By Linda Tancs

If it’s March, it must be Maple Syrup Month.  That’s right, the sap is flowing in Ottowa, so go grab a bucket and indulge your sweet tooth.  Get ready to wander through acres of maples.  You can “maple-ize” anything–even beer.  Check out www.ottowatourism.ca for the month’s festivities.

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