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Miami Beach Leads the U.S. in Worst Winter Weather for 2009-2010 Season

Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 20, 2010

In honor of the first day of spring this Saturday, March 20, The Weather Channel is helping the residents of Miami Beach, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and others breathe a huge sigh of relief. Over the past three months, their cities lead the United States in the “worst winter weather” for the season, according to data compiled by The Weather Channel.

A combination of sustained precipitation and prolonged cold temperatures from December 2009 to February 2010 shattered previous decades-old records and created memorable firsts.

    Miami Beach, FL, and the surrounding area experienced their second coldest winter since 1927
    Baltimore, MD, experienced record snowfalls of 77 in., including the nearby BWI Airport (31 in.) and Washington-Dulles International Airport (26 in.)
    Three of the top 10 snowstorms on record for Philadelphia, PA, occurred this season
    This season marked a first for Dallas, TX: falling snow on December 24, Christmas Eve

The top ten lists for the worst – and best – winter weather cities for 2009-2010 are as follows:

Worst Winter Weather U.S. Cities of 2009-2010 season

1. Miami Beach, FL

2. TIE: Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC

3. Philadelphia, PA

4. Dallas, TX

5. Oklahoma City, OK

6. Atlantic City, NJ

7. Fargo, ND

8. Atlanta, GA

9. Des Moines, IA

10. Portland, ME

Best Winter Weather U.S. Cities of 2009-2010 season

1. Seattle, WA

2. Taos, NM

3. Portland, OR

4. Honolulu, HI

5. Spokane, WA

6. Alpena, MI

7. Denver, CO

8. Fairbanks, AK

9. Los Angeles, CA

10. Boston, MA

SOURCE: The Weather Channel

Data was compiled by The Weather Channel meteorology team between December 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010, and included weather conditions and socio-economic related variables, as compared to average 30-year climatological data. For more information, visit

About The Weather Channel Companies

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“Ski, Stay and Golf Away” for a Winter Getaway at Atkinson Resort & Country Club in Southern New Hampshire

The 400 acre Atkinson Resort & Country Club golf course for x-country skiing an hour from Boston.

Atkinson, NH (Vocus) November 10, 2010

If “over the river and through the woods” brings to mind thoughts of the New England countryside, then it’s not hard to imagine those rolling fields covered with snow. Once the holidays are over and snow blankets the fields south of the White Mountains, it will be time for winter getaways. And Atkinson Resort & Country Club, just an hour north of Boston and easily accessible via I-95 and I-495 becomes an enticing and largely undiscovered blend of warm hospitality and world class amenities.

The Ski & Stay Golfaway Package, starting at $ 199* (second night at $ 75*) includes overnight accommodations in the oversized Fieldstone Suites, breakfast voucher for the Cartside Café, cross-country skiing (equipment available on-site) or snow-shoeing (for those who bring their own equipment), a one-hour lesson for two guests at the resort’s state of the art Willowcreek Golf Academy and an 18-hole round of golf for two people on the resort’s virtual golf simulators in the gameroom adjacent to Merrill’s Tavern. Complimentary appetizer included.

In addition to its 400-acre grounds for winter recreation, the resort has a special welcome for guests anxious to keep up or improve on their golf – which makes the Ski, Stay, Golfaway package unique. The Willowcreek Golf Academy at Atkinson Resort & Country Club is dedicated to the education and advancement of golfers of all skill levels and abilities through golf lessons and access to dedicated practice areas. Its state of the art analysis and coaching tools (including the Trackman radar-based system that measures club delivery and ball flight trajectory and V1 Pro Golf video swing analysis) are used by the resort’s PGA professionals for lessons, clinics and club-fitting. Plus, the resort’s heated hitting bays and driving range afford golfers opportunities for live-action practice, year-round.

A stay at Atkinson Resort & Country Club is like a visit to a friend’s country estate, in terms of the comfort, friendly welcome, and privacy it brings. The sixteen beautifully decorated, oversized Fieldstone Suites offer the latest amenities and beautiful views of the resort’s meticulously landscaped grounds. Each Fieldstone Suite is equipped with a whirlpool tub, mini-refrigerator, coffee-maker and microwave oven, color/cable TV and free Internet access.

Dining options at the resort include The Stagecoach Grille, known for its traditional favorites from the wood-fired grill, including premium cuts of steak, fresh seafood and chicken; and

Merrill’s Tavern is the perfect place to kick back after a day on the cross-country trails and enjoy delicious food and favorite beverages. The comfortable atmosphere is a great place to take in a sporting event on one of the widescreen HD televisions. Adjacent to Merrill’s Tavern the gameroom offers darts, billiards and a selection of 30 of the world’s best courses in the four virtual golf bays. The Stagecoach Grille also provides room service to the Suites. In the 1800s, New Englanders traveling from Boston to New Hampshire and points north via the famed Concord Coach made in New Hampshire would find themselves traveling through Atkinson. Many travelers stopped and stayed at John Merrill’s Inn and Tavern here and the spirit of hospitality remains at The Atkinson Resort & Country Club in the form of the Stagecoach Grille and Merrill’s Tavern. The Ski, Stay Golfaway package includes vouchers for breakfast in the Cartside Café that provides the convenience and prompt service of a local breakfast diner, with the addition of expansive views of the sparkling golf course. In addition to lighter fare such as bagels and muffins, the café features hearty plates including pancakes, French toast and omelets

The resort seasonal packages year round take advantage of its state of the art golf training facility and two golf courses (championship links course and its PGA Family-designated Par 3 9-hole course. Group rates complement the resort’s extensive facilities for executive retreats, weddings and other special events. For information and reservations, call Guest Services at 603-362-8700. Or visit

*Not including tax or gratuity. Based on space availability.


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Living in Alaska can be beautiful during parts of the year but it can also be very difficult. Many people have trouble finding entertainment during the winter months in Alaska while the sun in missing and the outdoors seem unbearable. You won’t have to wonder what you will entertain yourself with while you are stuck inside your house if you have satellite TV to watch during the winter months.


Many people in Alaska suffer from Seasonal Associative Disorder (known as SAD) during the winter months. This is because the sun is not shining during many days and even weeks during winter in Alaska. One of the common suggestions for people suffering from this disorder is to get a sun lamp for the house. You can purchase a lamp that simulates the sun, which is said to make the person using it during the dark days and weeks a little happier.


In addition to purchasing a sun lamp for your house in Alaska, you should also purchase satellite TV for your house. You can spend the dark, dreary days and weeks inside your house watching comical television to lighten your spirits and the mood of your family members. It is probably a wise idea not to use your high definition television for sad shows and movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” or “Life is Beautiful.” You should try to watch only happy movies and shows that will bring a smile to your face and make you feel better during the dark days and nights.


With hundreds of channels to choose from, you should be able to find something that everyone in the family will enjoy watching while the sun is down in Alaska. While many family members will want to stay inside watching one of the hundreds of shows or movies available, you should encourage everyone to step away from the HD TV and get outside during the few moments of sunlight you actually have during the winter. If the light comes out for even a short period of time, it is smart to get outside and enjoy it while you can before coming back inside and sitting down to watch more television.


If you’re looking for a little weekend entertainment and can’t find a game to watch on the NFL Sunday Ticket, you can flip through the channels to find other games that interest you. You could watch your favorite golfer in a tournament, place bets on your favorite basketball players and maybe even catch a few skiing documentaries. While you may miss sports because you can’t be out playing them, you can always find some version of your favorite games on television to keep you entertained.


Remember that satellite TV is always an option when you’re trying to survive the dark winters in Alaska. Spend as much time as you can outside in the little light available, then come inside when it’s dark and watch your HD TV with your family members and the sun lamp on next to you!

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2006

Winter Journal, is the 68th opus number in Luke Parkin’s large recording catalog, and his first major release. Winter Journal has received considerable attention and favorable reviews from publications in the United States, most recently by F. Daniel Kent, Arts & Entertainment Editor at Nashville’s Out and About newspaper who called the CD “a masterpiece.”

Winter Journal maintains a youthful, ambient and relaxed air about it. Luke’s album is his first significant commercial release to date. The record is comprised of memorable and beautiful themes with a profound lyrical appeal and simplicity. Recently, Luke said that Winter Journal was as natural an expression of his musical self as can be found in all of his other work to date and therefore he knew that the time was right to release the album.

Comprising an hour of music this album’s 14 tracks has references to: Gregorian chant, church modes, winter vistas and programs — as inspiration. This disc is a distinctly different offering from the composer’s previous works in Contemporary, Classical and electronic music.

Luke Parkin is a prolific composer and recording artist, currently based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He studied classical music from childhood where he excelled in keyboard music of the piano and organ. His tremendous aptitude for improvisation of classical forms and composition ultimately manifested itself in electronic and production music for television and film.

Luke was born in Amesbury Massachusetts, near Boston His enormous talent for improvisation of instrumental music and composition led to a successful career as a keyboard artist. His collection of albums includes some 68 Opus numbers (previously unreleased) inclusive of genres ranging from electronica to contemporary classical music.

Besides writing music on the cutting edge, Luke divides his professional activities between the classical, contemporary, liturgical and commercial worlds of music. He is presently the Organ Scholar at Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral, Victoria, B.C., working for the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Michael Gormley, (and a former conductor of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Choir Boys)).

Luke is earning a reputation among his colleagues as a consummate artist and musician. With a comprehensive background in classical music, and real world experience as a pianist, Luke has the look and the substance needed to be the next instrumentalist star. An evening with Luke Parkin will leave you inspired.

Luke Parkin’s catalog contains some 18 hours of audio that can be previewed in streaming formats on his site http://www, . Domestic and International licensing deals are currently underway with licensing agents in Canada and the U.S.

Parkin hopes to launch a tour to support Winter Journal and other albums in late 2006. The artist, and his manager Christopher Armstrong of Vancouver, recently teamed up with Pacific Music, Victoria, BC, to issue parts of the recording catalog separately on CD. Pacific Music is a wholesaler supplying book-stores, Drugstores, Toy Stores, Record Stores and Specialty Markets with a wide spectrum of music, videos and DVDs.

The CD will also be available at the following retailers: Apple iTunes, Arvato, AudioLunchbox, Bitmunk, BuyMusic, Chondo, Daiki, DestraMusic, DigitalKiosk, Emusic, HearMusic, iTunes-Australia, iTunes-Canada, iTunes-Europe, iTunes-Germany, iTunes-Japan, iTunes-UK, Karma Download, Liquid Digital Media, LoudEye, Mouzika, MP3-Extension, MP3tunes, Mperia, MSN Music, MusicIsHere, MusicMatch, MusicNet, MusicNow, MyKidsTunes, Napster, NewViews, NextRadio, PassAlong, PlayIndies, Puretracks, QTRnote, Rhapsody, Ruckus, RuleRadio, SonicGarden, Sony Connect, Tradebit, TreeTunes, WrapFactory, DigiPie, TastyAudio, Nareos & PeerImpact.

Luke’s manager and friend Christopher Armstrong says “I became interested in working with Luke when I first heard him improvising at my piano – it was some of the most refreshing and musically stimulating sounds I had ever heard. His musicality resonated with me immediately; the hair on the nape of my neck stood on end.”

“Luke’s catalogue is one of the deepest of a single artist I have seen. He is very prolific in a range of styles. I encouraged Luke to focus on a full CD Release and he produced an instrumental piano gem with Winter Journal.” Mike Peters, President– Pacific Music

The album can be purchased at the artist’s website and on the official website of Pacific Music:

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