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Amherstburg

and performing battle demonstrations. Since 2006, Amherstburg has held an annual Shores of Erie Wine Festival. Each September, the four-day Wine Festival features food, dancing, live entertainment, and wine tasting. Amherstburg also celebrates Canada Day with a yearly fireworks display and day of family activities. Art by the River (established in 1967), is an annual two-day arts and craft festival that takes place the weekend before Labour Day weekend on the grounds of the Fort Malden National Historic Site. Other festivities include: *Annual Carnival (May) *Beef In the Burg Barbecue (June) *Firefighters "J Wimpy" Volleyball Tournament (June) *Verdi Club Festival (July) *Boblo International Jazz Festival (July) *Canada Day Celebrations (July 1) *Gone Crazy Car Show (July) *Ribfest (July) *Shores of Erie International Wine Festival (September) *Cancer Walk-a-thon (October) *Pumpkinville (October) *Christmas Parade (Late November) *River Lights (November and December) *Amherstburg Christmas Pub Crawl (December) Climate Fort Malden National Historic Site (Canada) has in recent years employed summer students for the re-created unit at the Park and regional re-enactments. There is also a Modern Re-enacting unit that recreates the Rangers; they are based out of Amherstburg, Ontario and work in conjunction with Fort Malden. Western Districts Late in 1813, the Americans captured Amherstburg and defeated the retreating British army under Major General Henry Procter (Henry Procter (British Army officer)). Until the end of the war, only small outposts of British regulars were stationed in the Western Districts of Kent, Essex and Norfolk. During 1814, American troops made several raids from Detroit or Lake Erie against these, causing much destruction. The local militia could not stop a determined expedition (for example, that which resulted in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills), but could stop small scale nuisance raids. Volunteer units from the militia, styling themselves for example the "Loyal Essex Volunteers", provided useful intelligence throughout the later period of the war. The Loyal Kent Volunteers took part in the Battle of Longwoods. He was born in Scotland. He settled in Richmond (Richmond, Ontario) and married Margaret Lindsey Hill of Amherstburg daughter of Maria Hill (Maria Hill, Daughter of the Regiment). Edward and Margaret opened a general store which supplied the workers during the building of the Rideau Canal. They later moved to Bytown (now Ottawa)where he served with the Carleton militia, becoming captain in 1837. He represented Carleton (Carleton (Ontario electoral district)) in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1834 to 1841 and in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1848 to 1854 *''Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada'', GM Adam (1892) p. 152 . He also served as the first sheriff for Carleton County. He died in 1867 and was interred at the National Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.


Midtown Atlanta

for Atlanta arts community, Midtown is home of the annual Atlanta Arts Festival, which brings artists from across the country to Piedmont Park. Piedmont Park is also the home of the Southeast's largest multicultural festival, Festival Peachtree Latino, which celebrates Hispanic-American culture with arts and crafts, family activities, sporting events, a parade, dance demonstrations, ethnic foods, and a live music stage featuring international performers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia


Laughlin, Nevada

: www.reviewjournal.com business laughlin-continues-pursue-resumption-regular-flights Laughlin is advertised as a family-friendly destination. Being located on the river, outdoor and family activities are emphasized. Many of the casinos that line the Colorado River are linked by an unofficial pedestrian thoroughfare known as the Laughlin Riverwalk. History thumb Avi Resort and Casino Golf Course in Laughlin (File:Avi Golfcourse.jpg) The southernmost tip of Nevada, along the Colorado River, where


Redditch

, gift shop and an interactive exhibition. The lake is also used for water sports. There are four waymarked trails for walking and cycling around the lake and through the Country Park. There is a skate park in the south of the park with walks along the river Arrow through the Country Park to the Forge Mill Museum (Forge Mill Needle Museum) in the north. There are interactive events and family activities at the Countryside Centre and a comprehensive children's play area. Royal Enfield motorcycles Redditch was the home of the Royal Enfield motorcycle. This is where the main factory of the original company was located and the business continued manufacturing until the 1960s, the last model being the Interceptor (Royal Enfield Interceptor). The Redditch factory was closed in 1967 and production was moved to the Bradford on Avon factory, which closed in 1970, ending English Enfield manufacturing. In the mid 1950s, the company established a partner, Madras Motors (Royal Enfield Motors), in Madras, India, who manufactured the Bullet (Royal Enfield Bullet) 350 model. The Indian factory is still very successful, with new Indian models and has taken Royal Enfield into its third century of manufacturing. Some of the original factory buildings in Redditch still remain, most are in a derelict state and can be seen from Hewell Road. Some buildings have been taken over and now make the old part of Enfield Industrial Estate close to the town centre on Hewell Road. Notable people *John Bonham (1948–1980), musician with Led Zeppelin, was born in Redditch Bonham, Mick. ''Bonham by Bonham: My Brother John'' (Solihull: Icarus Publications, 2003). ISBN 0-9545717-0-3 and attended Bridley Moor High School. *Lionel Britton (1887–1971), novelist and writer of science fiction plays Clute and Nicholls's ''Encyclopedia of Science Fiction'' (1993) was born at Astwood Bank now a suburb of Redditch. *Russell Brookes (born 1945), British rally champion '''Erdington railway station''' is a railway station serving the Erdington area of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line. The vehicle collided with a tree on the A4023 road (w:A roads in Zone 4 of the Great Britain numbering scheme#Four-digit roads (40xx)) in Redditch (w:Redditch) at around 2200 GMT (w:Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday; West Mercia Police (w:West Mercia Police) were subsequently called to the scene of the accident. The driver suffered from serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.


Mississauga

. During the summer, there are street performances on multiple venues scattered throughout the former town during Buskerfest. The town alsoholds a grand parade named "Paint the Town Red" during Canada Day. Finally, during August, the town holds the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, which includes concerts as well as family activities. During September, the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle is being held to celebrate the town's Blues and Jazz Festival, which includes musical performances


Grenada

; Sporting and family activities. *'''Get Married!''' Weddings are legal and you only need to be on island for 3 days (including weekends); beautiful and unusual wedding sites (beaches, waterfalls, forts). *'''Hashing''' a different trail is set each week anywhere around the island for walkers and runners. A great way to see the beauty of Grenada and meet locals and visitors. http: www.facebook.com groups grenadahash or http: grenadahash.com home Be aware of the island's steep slopes, heavy


Pittsburgh

) Uniontown . * '''Caddy Shak Family Fun Park''' is about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, near Donegal (Donegal (Pennsylvania)). There are many fun family activities, such as batting cages, go- carts, mini golf, driving ranges,and bumper boats with water cannons. This destination may be targeted for families with some younger children but it is easily enjoyable by all. * '''Idlewild and Soak Zone''' is located about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh, near historic Ligonier (Ligonier (Pennsylvania)). Idlewild is one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, having been founded in 1878, and has won numerous awards including Amusement Today's "Best Children's Park in the World" in 2010. The park features many family-friendly rides and attractions, along with a sizable water park and large section dedicated to fairy tales coming to life, known as "Story Book Forest". * '''Seven Springs''', an award-winning ski resort golf course, is about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh. Further out * '''Punxsutawney''' is home to Phil, the groundhog of Groundhog Day fame. About 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. * The '''Pro Football Hall of Fame''' is in nearby Canton (Canton (Ohio)), Ohio about two hours west via the PA Ohio Turnpike then south on I-77. * '''Wheeling''', West Virginia is just over an hour west of Pittsburgh on I-70. It's home to many attractions including beautiful Victorian architecture, Oglebay Resort, and Wheeling Island Racetrack and Casino. * '''Franklin (Franklin (Venango County))''', together with Titusville (Titusville (Pennsylvania)) and Oil City, is known as the '''Oil Region''', where America's oil industry originated. Remnants of the former wealth of the region can be found in local architecture. * '''Erie''' is a couple of hours north of Pittsburgh on I-79. Boating on Lake Erie, walking along the harbor, and exploring Presque Isle State Park are great ways to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and relax * '''Cleveland''', with the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and other attractions, is a couple of hours to the northwest (though no Pittsburgher would ever advise you to visit willingly). * '''Morgantown''', with the University of West Virginia and their Mountaineer athletic teams as well as area's whitewater rafting and outdoor sport activities. Commons:Category:Pittsburgh WikiPedia:Pittsburgh Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Pennsylvania Localities P Pittsburgh


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