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Friday, 3rd October, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

North England’s own budget airline, Jet 2 plans to expand its route network in 2009, flying to many more sunshine destinations – including Cornwall, Croatia and Cyprus.

In fact, next year, Jet 2 will fly more low cost routes to the Mediterranean, Adriatic & Dalmatia than ever before – not only from the North of England, but also from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Jet 2 will fly to many more sunshine destinations from Northern Ireland and the North of England in Spring and Summer 2009

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

You wait years for an LCC, then 4 come along at once. This autumn, Wizz Air, germanwings, Germania & Air Arabia all start flying to Ukraine.

The former Soviet Republic has long only been accessible via flag carriers such as British Airways and Austrian Airlines. At last, no-frills carriers will make transit to cities such as Kyiv and L’viv affordable.

Wizz Air - one of the European low fare airlines to start operating direct low cost international routes into Ukraine in 2008...

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in the Middle East

Air Asia will fly beyond the borders of Southeast Asia with new routes to both India and Bangladesh.

Attempts by other cheap Asian airlines such as Mihin Lanka, Nok Air & Fly Yeti to operate low cost flights across the Bay of Bengal, linking South Asia with Southeast Asia have so far all failed. Only the Indian LCC AI Express currently links Thailand & Singapore to India & Bangladesh.

The Tyn Church on Prague's Old Town Square...

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

Sri Lanka’s only low fare airline, grounded for most of 2008, expects to take to the skies again in December.

Mihin Lanka is uniquely placed to offer inter-regional low cost routes linking the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. But the revived carrier will now face increased competition from aggressively expanding low cost rivals AI Express and Air Asia.

Mihin Lanka plans to take to the skies again in December 2008...

Monday, 22nd September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

Air Asia will fly beyond the borders of Southeast Asia with new routes to both India and Bangladesh.

Attempts by other cheap Asian airlines such as Mihin Lanka, Nok Air & Fly Yeti to operate low cost flights across the Bay of Bengal, linking South Asia with Southeast Asia have so far all failed. Only the Indian LCC AI Express currently links Thailand & Singapore to India & Bangladesh.

Air Asia - due to fly into India in November 2008...

Monday, 22nd September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

The largest, best established budget carrier in the Middle East, Air Arabia has set its sights on Europe.

The low fare airline will commence flights to Ukraine on October 15th, 2008, and plans to establish a new base in the Moroccan capital Rabat from which it will fly to many Mediterranean destinations in both North Africa and Europe.

Air Arabia is now expanding its route networks into Europe...

Friday, 29th August, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

India’s pioneering no-frills airline Air Deccan has been swallowed up whole by Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher. The phoenix rising from Deccan‘s ashes is Kingfisher Red.

Crucially, this means that what was once the cheapest air network in India has now been superceded by leaner, meaner competitors such as spiceJet, IndiGo and also GoAir,

Kent County Parks and Recreation schedules and information

Welcome to Kent County Parks and Recreation at the Kent County Community Center.

At Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) we strive to provide fun, safe, family oriented recreational activities and programs that promote wellness and build community ties. Parks and Recreation offers traditional activities, such as after school, summer camp, fitness classes, tumbling, and special events, as well as partnering in programming to offer certification classes, bird watching, canoeing, and hiking, to meet the needs of our patrons.

If you have questions about any of our programs, parks, or recreational activities, please use our website or feel free to contact us by email or phone.  We are happy to help you and your family get out there and be active!  At Kent County Parks and Recreation we are always working had so you can play hard!  


View the full registration policies here.

To register for a program or activity, registration is accepted *online, in person and by mail. Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. A separate registration/form is required for each participant unless noted otherwise with the program description. Paper forms are not necessary if registering online (if online registration is available for the program) or in person. Many of our programs have multiple pages to be completed and may be downloaded from the program information section on this site. Before completing a paper general registration form/packet, please confirm it is the correct form for the program for which you are registering.

*Online registration requires a nominal processing fee for the convenience of online credit card and electronic check payments.

To register online click below.


Weather closing information and general announcements are posted on the Parks and Recreation home page bulletin board, the Kent County Community Center Facebook Page and our Rainout Line at 410-429-1401 or visit (usually no later than 7:30 am or 3 pm for evening programs the day in question when weather related).


In general, if Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) are closed, close early, or cancel evening programs, all programs at public school sites are closed. Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) youth programs at the Kent County Community Center (KCCC) and KCPR facilities are closed when county facilities remain *open. KCPR adult programs at county facilities will be open when county facilities remain *open. If KCPS are one hour or 90 minutes late, morning programs will be open. *If KCPS are two hours late, morning programs will be closed. These general policies do not necessarily apply to programs offered by private vendors (please refer to program description) at the Community Center as they determine their opening and closing schedules when the Community Center remains *open on a normal operating schedule when there is inclement weather.

*All programs are closed when the Snow Emergency Plan or the State of Emergency Plan is in effect, however, should Plan(s) be lifted by 2 pm, evening adult programs

Timeshares and Vacation Plans | FTC Consumer Information

The thought of owning a vacation home may sound appealing, but the year-round responsibility — and expense — that come with it may not. Buying a timeshare or vacation plan may be an alternative. If you’re thinking about opting for a timeshare or vacation plan, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says it’s a good idea to do some homework. If you’re not careful, you could end up having a hard time selling your timeshare.

The Basics of Buying a Timeshare

Two basic vacation ownership options are available: timeshares and vacation interval plans. The value of these options is in their use as vacation destinations, not as investments. Because so many timeshares and vacation interval plans are available, the resale value of yours is likely to be a good deal lower than what you paid. Both a timeshare and a vacation interval plan require you to pay an initial purchase price and periodic maintenance fees. The initial purchase price may be paid all at once or over time; periodic maintenance fees are likely to increase every year.

Deeded Timeshare Ownership. In a timeshare, you either own your vacation unit for the rest of your life, for the number of years spelled out in your purchase contract, or until you sell it. Your interest is legally considered real property. You buy the right to use a specific unit at a specific time every year, and you may rent, sell, exchange, or bequeath your specific timeshare unit. You and the other timeshare owners collectively own the resort property.

Unless you’ve bought the timeshare outright for cash, you are responsible for paying the monthly mortgage. Regardless of how you bought the timeshare, you also are responsible for paying an annual maintenance fee; property taxes may be extra. Owners share in the use and upkeep of the units and of the common grounds of the resort property. A homeowners’ association usually handles management of the resort. Timeshare owners elect officers and control the expenses, the upkeep of the resort property, and the selection of the resort management company.

“Right to Use” Vacation Interval Option. In this option, a developer owns the resort, which is made up of condominiums or units. Each condo or unit is divided into “intervals” — either by weeks or the equivalent in points. You purchase the right to use an interval at the resort for a specific number of years — typically between 10 and 50 years. The interest you own is legally considered personal property. The specific unit you use at the resort may not be the same each year. In addition to the price for the right to use an interval, you pay an annual maintenance fee that is likely to increase each year.

Within the “right to use” option, several plans can affect your ability to use a unit:

  • Fixed or Floating Time. In a fixed time option, you buy the unit for use during a specific week of the year. In a

Federal Loans Top $8 Billion for Entertainment, Arts, Information and Recreation Sectors

But the Paycheck Protection Program is almost exhausted.

Arts, entertainment, recreation and information businesses have received approvals for over $8 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans, the Small Business Administration reported Tuesday, representing almost 40,000 individual loans.

The PPP program, enacted as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act on March 27, provides small businesses and independent contractors with forgivable loans — in essence, grants — equal to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs. Of the 1,035,086 loans approved across all industry sectors as of Monday, the average size loan has been $239,152, with 70 percent of loans under $150,000, according to the report. Over 4,600 lenders are involved.

Those figures translate into over $247 billion in loan commitments. With the first-come, first-served program funded at $349 billion, commentators are expecting the spigot to run dry as early as Wednesday night, The New York Times reported. A move to add billions more to the program has bipartisan support but is stalled in Congress over disagreements about how to earmark the additional funds, the paper said.

Tuesday’s SBA report is broken out into 20 top-level sectors, corresponding to the North American Industry Classification System developed and used by government agencies. The construction sector led the pack, with almost $34 billion in approved loans. The motion picture and television business is primarily split between two sectors, arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS code 71) and information (code 51), with some businesses such as casting agencies, payroll houses, wardrobe rental and others classified elsewhere.

In the first sector, which includes writers, actors, agents, performing arts and many non-entertainment businesses such as fitness centers, the SBA reported 25,785 approved loans amounting to almost $3.7 billion. Meanwhile, for the information sector, which encompasses movies, television, cable and music, as well as books, magazines, software, telecom and more, the SBA reported 13,693 approvals totaling over $4.4 billion.

How much of those dollars have actually been disbursed was not disclosed in the report, and the SBA did not respond to a request for data broken down by subcategories specific to the entertainment industry.

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Disney Cruise Vacations – Disney Cruise Line Discounts and Information

When you experience a Disney Cruise Line Vacation, you embark on a voyage filled with fantasy, fun and excitement. No matter what your age or vacation style, you’ll create long lasting memories aboard the magnificent Disney Cruise ships. Let us plan your perfect cruise!

The summer of 2021 brings the return of several favorite itineraries, including the return of the Disney Magic to Greece and the Disney Wonder’s annual trek to Alasaka

The Magic will spend the summer in Europe doing multiple Northern European sailings and Mediterranean sailings, including some that visit the Greek Isles.

Alaska will once again be the summer home for the Disney Wonder, with 15 seven night sailings and the return of the exciting 9-night itinerary.

The Disney Dream will continue her Bahamian sailings and the Disney Fantasy will offer her regular 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, plus a 9-night sailing to the Southern Caribbean.

Click Here for a complete list of Disney Cruise Line Itineraries and Ports of Call

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Special Disney Cruise Line Sailings!

Chart a course for more magic as you share in special day-long celebrations on select Disney cruises. You can step into the epic saga of Star Wars or thrill to an amazing Marvel Day at Sea. As you sail, delight in enchanting entertainment and activities throughout the ship.



Celebrate the ways of The Force with a special deck party, photo opportunities with characters, and deck party with fireworks! Kids can take part in an onboard version of Jedi Training Academy and special food and beverages will be served. Each week a different guest presenter will share their stories.


Star Wars Disney Cruises
2020 – Disney Fantasy: January 11 – February 29

Star Wars Day at Sea will only be offered on nine Disney Fantasy seven-night Caribbean cruises sailing from Port Canaveral:

  • Departing Jan. 11, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22, 2020, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
  • Departing Feb. 8, 2020, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Castaway Cay.
  • Departing Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15 and Feb. 29, 2020, the western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica and Castaway Cay.

2021 – Disney Fantasy: January 2 – February 27

Star Wars Day at Sea will only be offered on nine Disney Fantasy seven-night Caribbean cruises sailing from Port Canaveral:

  • Departing Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, and Feb. 27, 2021, the western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
  • Departing Jan. 9, Jan 23, and Feb. 20, 2021, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay.
  • Departing Feb. 6, 2021, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay.

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Meet your favorite super heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Loki, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, plus Star-Lord,

Travel health advice & information about travel diseases provides health information and practical advice for those who go abroad.  Whether travelling for work or on holiday you will find tips on preparing for your trip.  You will also find information on how to stay healthy while you are away.  Suggestions on how you can prevent common illnesses, tropical diseases. Help in considering what vaccines to consider.  Guidance on selecting the right insurance and common-sense advice on general travel well-being.

The information will provide knowledge on what to expect when you travel abroad.  These articles should not be used as medical guidance.  If you are going overseas, or are researching an illness, always seek advice from a health professional at your local travel clinic or doctor’s surgery or pharmacy.

We hope that you find this site helpful as you plan your trip.

Visit your GP or Local Travel Clinic

Recommendations change regularly. Advice might differ depending on you personal medical history, the destination you are travelling to, and your travel schedule.  The information previously given to a relative or friend may be quite different from your requirements.  Visit  your travel clinic several weeks before you travel, to get the most current and relevant advice.

Travel Health Information

travel health adviceHealth Advice

This section contains articles on a variety of topics relating general health and well-being while travelling abroad: Preventing Accidents, Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT, Pregnancy, Safety in the Sun, Food and Drink in developing countries, Animal Contact, …

Coronavirus – COVID 19

Information about the new virus commonly known as Coronavirus COVID-19 and covers a variety of pages including Prevention of Coronavirus

Mosquitoes can spread diseaseDiseases

Here you will find information about a long list of tropical diseases, symptoms and how to prevent infection: Preventing Malaria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Zika Virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, …

Travel insurance is as essential for travel as a passportTravel Insurance

We have provided links to a number of on-line insurance providers, including specialist providers of insurance to cover pre-existing health conditions.

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In association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, we are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you go overseas, check out the FCO website at It is packed with essential advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.

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Disney Vacation Club Information on DVC

DVC Overview

Disney Vacation Club (also known as DVC) revolutionized the concept of timeshares and has been one of the fastest growing ‘clubs’ in the travel industry. Many people are familiar with traditional timeshares where owners purchase the right to use an accommodation at that resort for a specific period of time each year. DVC is a ‘vacation ownership’ where those purchasing an ‘ownership interest’ automatically belong to the ‘club.’ If you’re a Disney ‘addict’ who enjoys staying at the uniquely themed Disney Resorts, Disney Vacation Club is worth looking into.

Your purchase consists of ‘vacation points’ and based on availability, those points may be used for reservations at any time of year in a selection of villas found at each DVC Resort or even at a selection of Resorts located around the world as well as Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney options. If you want to branch out from the Mouse, your points can also be used to stay at top hotels or resorts world-wide through RCI.

The flexibility is what makes DVC so unique. You can use your points at any time throughout the year and you can choose the size of accommodations that best suit your needs. You can even ‘bank’ points from one year to use them together with the following year for larger vacations. From studios to Grand Villas, your “Home Away from Home” will have everything you need to make your vacation a memorable one.

The most popular Disney Vacation Club discussion forum on the internet. Ask questions and get valuable info on all things Disney. (You do not have to register to read posts on the forums, but registration is
required if you want to post questions. Registration is Free!)

  • Purchasing DVC – A resource for anything to do with buying or selling DVC contracts including Use Year issues & questions.
  • DVC Member Services – Using your DVC Membership, Reservations / Account management (banking, borrowing, transferring) / Renting / DVC Collections (World Passport, Concierge, Adventurer, Disney Collection). Includes “What are my chances?”, “Why is there cash & not points availability?” and kudos/concerns about DVC Member Services (MS).
  • DVC Resorts – Discussion about the DVC resorts themselves. Checking-in, wireless internet, views, transportation options, pool hopping, occupancy, security, number & size of villas, etc. Includes kudos & complaints about room assignment, housekeeping, maintenance and renovation.
  • DVC MOUSEcellaneous – DVC congratulations (new DVC member, waitlist came thru, reservation came thru), vacation countdown, DVC rumors and speculations, DVC trip reports, DVC special events (cruises, member get- togethers, attraction previews) and other Disney/DVC related discussion not covered in other DVC Forums.
  • DVC Rent/Trade – Our forum for renting/trading DVC points. Please be sure to read the Rent/Trade FAQs before posting.
  • DVC Resource Center – This thread on the boards contains information and answers to any question about Disney Vacation Club that you can think of. In the thread, you’ll also find historical information on points pricing, maintenance fee pricing, and the number of villas in each

Visit Australia – Travel & Tour Information

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Recreation and Parks General Information

Contact Information

Director: Roslyn Johnson

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9831 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Phone: 410-887-3871 TTY and Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-825-3305

Current Operating Status

March 29, 2020

4:04 PM


Recreation Centers

To assist in keeping staff, volunteers, participants and residents safe and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, the Department of Recreation and Parks has canceled all organized recreation activities until further notice. The Department has also advised the County’s Recreation Councils to cancel organized activities. This cancellation includes all travel programs out of state. All Department of Recreation and Parks buildings are closed to the public until further notice. County parks, trails and open space remain open to the public. All dog parks, playgrounds, skate parks, comfort stations and portable toilets are closed.

For information regarding weather cancellation policies please review our inclement weather policies.

About the Department

Established in 1949, the Department of Recreation and Parks is dedicated to providing quality recreational and leisure opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore County. Thousands of recreational programs, including individual and team sports, arts and crafts, social clubs and activities, and special events are provided through a cooperative effort with volunteer Recreation and Parks Councils throughout the County.

Hundreds of Parks, Recreation Centers and Facilities

The Department is responsible for acquiring, developing and maintaining a wide range of parklands and open spaces as well as recreation centers, nature centers and other specialized facilities.

A joint use agreement with the Baltimore County Board of Education and Baltimore County Public Schools also provides for the dual use of class public schools as community recreation centers.

The Board of Recreation and Parks

The basic concept of the Board of Recreation and Parks is to help local communities through the local Recreation and Parks Councils, help themselves in meeting their recreation and park needs, and to provide recreation direction only where wanted and where people indicate a desire and willingness to help themselves. The Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks meets the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.


Revised March 3, 2020         


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WYDOT Travel Information Service (Cheyenne)

Forecasted Impacts Map

NewForecasted Travel Weather Impacts map provides road and travel information for weekday travel and as needed on weekends.


WYDOT Connected Vehicle Project

Learn more about WYDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot project, its focus on improving commercial vehicle operator safety and how you can participate.



Wyoming 511 Travel Information Map

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Wyoming 511 Mobile App

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