Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial day

  • For Miami Beach resident Mali Parkerson, preparing for Memorial Day weekend is a bit like getting ready for a hurricane. "You either evacuate, or you board yourself in your house," she said.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Check out these Memorial Day events that are happening around the Northland. If there is a Memorial Day event that you know of that is not listed here, please e-mail us with the event details at 1.
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  • A half dozen rappers took the stage in clubs around South Beach. Tourists lugged their suitcases into pricey Ocean Drive hotels. And the obligatory professional athlete was arrested.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28 The Marine Corps Honor Guard from Kaneohe Bay will hold a vigil guard in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial in honor of its 50th anniversary.
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  • NEW YORK — More Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend than a year ago. And theyll have a bit more money to spend thanks to lower gas prices.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • Having the right patio furniture and decor can make a Memorial Day celebration memorable and a blast for friends and family. Frugah offers a wide selection of products to make backyard celebrations special. Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • For Memorial Day, here is a list of whats open and closed, as well as special hours for some public services and businesses: • Parking on Seattle streets is free. • Public schools are closed.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • American Legion Cedar Lake Post 261 Memorial Day parade: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28; 10 a.m. parade line-up at Dairy Queen, 9917 W. 133rd Ave., procession concludes at 131st and Fairbanks. Dedication of new Obadiah Taylor headstone plaque: 11 a.m.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • So you woke up this morning and realized you haven't made any getaway plans for Memorial Day weekend. Have no fears. The comparison hotel price site Trivago.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • 10 a.m.-5 pm: Greater Rochester Heritage Days. Arts crafts show and sale, Rochester Lions car shows, folk music, Civil War re-enactments, demonstrations, antique fire trucks, Chili cook-off and more. Rochester Municipal Park, Pine Street.
  • (Detroit Free Press)

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