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October 2011 Blog Posts (4)

First a Crazy Idea....and Now This!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 is a huge day for the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP). There's a big surprise being unveiled at the National Recreation and Parks Assn. conference, and it's something we've been working on for years. Here's how it all started:

 

In 2003, I built my first…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Guy Who Actually Wrote the Book!

If you are going to be at NRPA, come learn from the master, Robin Moore! Monday October 31st. I can't…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 21, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

School Should Be The Window

In my high school we all chose quotes to go beneath our senior pictures. My quote was "I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree." I thought of that old quote today when I saw this cartoon by David Horsey of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. This makes me so incredibly…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Atlanta Named Playful City USA for Fifth Consecutive Year

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced “The City of Atlanta is extremely proud to be named ‘Playful City USA’ for the fifth consecutive year. Atlanta will continue to lead the way in offering physical alternatives and recreational…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments

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