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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Mattiace was born in Mineola, New York. He attended Nease High School (Allen D. Nease High School) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a degree in Sociology. While at Wake Forest, he played on the team that won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship (NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships) in 1986. He turned pro later in 1990.


Lake View, Chicago

of Chicago, Illinois Category:Gay villages in the United States Category:Jews and Judaism in Chicago, Illinois Category:LGBT culture in Chicago, Illinois Category:Populated places established in 1857 The Cubs have not won the World Series in and are often referred to as "The Lovable Losers" because of this distinction. They are also known as "The North Siders" because Wrigley Field, their home park since 1916, is located in Chicago's north side Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) community at 1060 West Addison Street. The Cubs have rivalries with the St. Louis Cardinals (Cardinals–Cubs rivalry), the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago White Sox. Located in Chicago's Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) neighborhood, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark is typically referred to as Wrigleyville. There is a dense collection of sports bars and restaurants in the area, most with baseball inspired themes, including Sluggers, Murphy's Bleachers and The Cubby Bear. Many of the apartment buildings surrounding Wrigley Field on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues have built bleachers on their rooftops (Wrigley Rooftops) for fans to view games. On game days, many residents rent out their yards and driveways to people looking for parking spots. thumb Viewed from Near North Side, Chicago Near North Side (File:Downtown Chicago Illinois Nov05 img 2641.jpg) looking north The Drive connects the following Chicago community areas from South to North: South Shore (South Shore, Chicago); Woodlawn (Woodlawn, Chicago); Hyde Park (Hyde Park, Chicago); Kenwood (Kenwood, Chicago); Oakland (Oakland, Chicago); Douglas (Douglas, Chicago); Near South Side (Near South Side, Chicago); Loop (Loop, Chicago); Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago); Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, Chicago); Lake View (Lake View, Chicago); Uptown (Uptown, Chicago); and Edgewater (Edgewater, Chicago). '''Austin''', located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, is the largest (by population) of the city's 77 officially defined community areas (Community areas of Chicago), followed by Lake View (Lake View, Chicago). Its eastern boundary is the Belt Railway (Belt Railway of Chicago) located just east of Cicero Avenue. Its northernmost border is the Milwaukee District West Line. Its southernmost border is at Roosevelt Road from the Belt Railway west to Austin Boulevard. The northernmost portion, north of North Avenue, extends west to Harlem Avenue, abutting Elmwood Park (Elmwood Park, Illinois). Other suburbs bordering Austin are Cicero (Cicero, Illinois) and Oak Park (Oak Park, Illinois). Also nearby is Berwyn (Berwyn, Illinois).


Champaign-Decatur CSA

for people with disabilites, who are unable to use the bus system, throughout the City of Decatur. Under an agreement with the Village of Forsyth, service is also provided to the Hickory Point Mall area in Forsyth. Sports While greater Champaign-Urbana does not feature any professional sports teams, the University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) fields many teams which compete in the Big Ten Conference. Two large sports centers (Memorial Stadium (Memorial Stadium (Champaign)) and the State Farm Center (Assembly Hall (Champaign)), formerly the Assembly Hall) are located in the south-east portion of Champaign. Memorial Stadium is a football (American football) arena where the Fighting Illini (Illinois Fighting Illini) football team plays, and the State Farm Center is the home of the highly successful Fighting Illini (Illinois Fighting Illini) basketball team. The NFL's Chicago Bears played in Memorial Stadium for the 2002 season while Soldier Field was being modernized and refurbished. The city of Champaign has been working with the Frontier League to create a privately owned professional baseball team. The team was scheduled to start playing in the 2009 baseball season, but was delayed in 2008 to the 2010 season at the earliest. Minor League Team in C-U Delayed IlliniHQ.com. September 3, 2008. Accessed October 28, 2009. Since then however, there has been no development on the matter. The University of Illinois hosted the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships in May at the Kahn Outdoor Tennis Complex next to the Atkins Tennis Center and Eichelberger Field just south of Florida Avenue in Urbana (Urbana, Illinois). The Illini Men's Tennis team won the 2003 NCAA tennis championships and is highly ranked nationally. Notable people The following people are from the Champaign–Urbana Metropolitan Area or attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: *Marc Andreessen, software engineer; co-writer of the Internet browser Mosaic (Mosaic (web browser)) *John Bardeen, two-time Nobel Prize winner in Physics *Bonnie Blair, Olympic (Olympic Games) speedskater (long track speed skating) *Braid (Braid (band)), rock group *Dick Butkus, hall of fame NFL football player, played for U of I *Iris Chang, book author, historian *Roger Ebert, film critic *Dave Eggers, writer *Elsinore (Elsinore (band)), indie group *David Foster Wallace, writer *Jennie Garth, actress, director *Red Grange, Illinois football RB, Chicago Bears RB, NFL Hall of Famer, #1 Big Ten Icon *Steven Hager, founder of the Cannabis Cup, editor-in-chief of High Times magazine *Erika Harold, Miss America 2003 *Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy (Playboy Magazine) *Nick Holonyak, Jr. (Nick Holonyak), inventor of the visible light-emitting diode *Hum (Hum (band)), rock group *Jimmy John, owner of the sandwich chain Jimmy Johns *Robert L. Johnson, Creator of BET *Alison Krauss, bluegrass singer *Jonathan Kuck, Olympic speed skater *Don Laz, Olympic (Olympic Games) Pole Vault Helsinki Silver Medalist *Ang Lee, filmmaker *Ludacris, rapper *Jack McDuff, jazz organist and organ trio bandleader *Nina Paley, cartoonist, illustrator, and blogger *Katherine Reutter, Olympic (Olympic Games) speed skater *Hamilton O. Smith, won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 *REO Speedwagon, rock group *Starcastle, progressive rock group *David Ogden Stiers attended high school in Urbana (with Roger Ebert) *Thelma Strabel, novelist *James Tobin, won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1981. *George Will, political columnist *Timothy Zahn, Hugo-award-winning author attended U of I and began his writing career there *Blake Schilb, an American professional basketball player *The Red Hot Valentines, a power-pop band Notes External links Category:Metropolitan areas of Illinois Category:Geography of Champaign County, Illinois Category:Geography of Ford County, Illinois Category:Geography of Piatt County, Illinois Category:Geography of Macon County, Illinois Category:Regions of Illinois


Anacortes, Washington

in the years preceding the construction of Seattle Center and the expansion of major-league professional sports (Major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada) into the city; his popularity is credited with helping the zoo obtain funding to build a new primate house. The island is the first stop of four on the Washington State Ferries' San Juan Islands run. A typical sailing from Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) takes approximately 40 minutes. There is a small airstrip on the island with daily commercial flights, and charter floatplane (seaplane)s sometimes land in Fisherman Bay. The island is longest in the north-south direction, with the ferry terminal at the extreme north end. thumb right This single-family house in Sidney features a collection of Arecaceae palm (Image:SeveralSidneypalms.JPG)s, including Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei). '''Sidney''' is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian (Canada) province of British Columbia. It is one of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities. It has a population of approximately 11,300. Sidney is located just east of Victoria International Airport, and a few kilometers south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal (Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal). The town is also the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferry (Washington State Ferries) system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington). Sidney is located along Highway 17 (British Columbia Highway 17), which bisects the town from north to south. It is generally considered part of the Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) metropolitan area. History Phil Elvrum became involved in the Washington music scene while working at a record store in his home town of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) in the mid-1990s. Elvrum began experimenting with some recording equipment in the back of the record store, eventually drawing the attention of the store's owner, Bret Lunsford. Lunsford helped Elvrum release two cassettes (''Microphone'' and ''Wires and Cords'') on his label, KNW-YR-OWN. These early cassettes were filled with simple, archaic songs and some strange sound collages, all, however, finely produced considering Elvrum's lack of experience and outdated recording equipment. Elvrum played drums in Lunsford's band, D+, for some time until he moved to Olympia. Triton America In July 2009, real estate developer Thomas Hsueh purchased the remaining tooling, parts, and intellectual property of Adam Aircraft from the Russian investors. Doing business as Triton America LLC, in Anacortes, Washington, his company planned to redesign the A500 and A700, and return the aircraft to production at the Port of Skagit County, Skagit County, Washington. is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.


Green Bay, Wisconsin

of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, though they were organized and playing in 1919. NFL Chronology The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. File:Dwight D Eisenhower official photograph.jpg thumb right Dwight D

Tampa (Tampa, Florida), St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Florida), Clearwater (Clearwater, Florida), and Bradenton (Bradenton, Florida). Unlike in the case of Green Bay, Wisconsin, there is no municipality known as "Tampa Bay". The "Tampa Bay" in the names of local professional sports franchises (Bucs, Rowdies (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Rays (Tampa Bay Rays), Lightning (Tampa Bay Lightning), etc.) denotes that they represent the entire region, not just Tampa or St

professional sports franchises in the world and have won 13 NFL championships, including the first two AFL-NFL Championship games (Super Bowls I (Super Bowl I) and II (Super Bowl II)), Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XLV. The state's support of the team is evidenced by the 81,000-person waiting list for season tickets to Lambeau Field. Green Bay Packers, Inc., Fan Zone FAQ, accessed Feb. 28, 2010. File:Lambeau Field


Edmonton Capital Region

North American professional sports leagues major sports team needs to be financially viable. With the only other former World Hockey Association team in Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut) re-locating in 1997, many analysts predicted that the "domino effect" would be completed in 1998 with the Oilers' move. - CGF2 Edmonton Goyer Field Aerodrome Edmonton Capital Region, Alberta - '''Alberta Provincial Highway No. 15'''


Northeast Ohio

, Ohio Orrville ) *Ursuline College (Pepper Pike (Pepper Pike, Ohio)) *Walsh University (North Canton (North Canton, Ohio)) *College of Wooster (Wooster (Wooster, Ohio)) *Youngstown State University (Youngstown (Youngstown, Ohio)) Sports and recreation right thumb 340px Progressive Field (File:Jacobs Field panorama.jpg), home of the Cleveland Indians Northeast Ohio is home to a number of professional sports teams, including

of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. The Monsters are the top minor league affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). There are a number of other professional sports teams in the region that play in various minor leagues. The Indians have three minor league (minor league baseball) affiliates in the area: the AA Akron RubberDucks of the Eastern League (Eastern League (baseball)) who play at Canal Park (Canal Park (Akron)) in Akron, the Single-A Lake County Captains of the Midwest League who play at Classic Park in Eastlake (Eastlake, Ohio), and the Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York–Penn League, who play at Eastwood Field in Niles (Niles, Ohio). Additionally, there is an independent baseball team, the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League, who play at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon (Avon, Ohio). The Youngstown Phantoms are a junior ice hockey team in the United States Hockey League that has home games at Covelli Centre. Motorsports venues in the region include Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington (Lexington, Ohio) and Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk (Norwalk, Ohio), a major NHRA venue. The region is home to a number of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) athletic programs, including four in Division I: the Akron Zips, Cleveland State Vikings, Kent State Golden Flashes, and Youngstown State Penguins. Both Akron and Kent State are members of the Cleveland-based Mid-American Conference, while Cleveland State and Youngstown State are members of the Horizon League. Six schools compete at the NCAA Division II level: the Lake Erie College Storm (Lake Erie College#Athletics), Ursuline Arrows (Ursuline College#Athletics), Malone Pioneers, Ashland Eagles (Ashland University#Athletic), Notre Dame Falcons (Notre Dame College#Athletics), and Walsh Cavaliers (Walsh University#Athletics). There are eight schools at the Division III level: Mount Union Purple Raiders (Mount Union University#Athletics), Hiram Terriers (Hiram College#Athletics), John Carroll Blue Streaks (John Carroll University#Athletics), Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, Case Western Reserve Spartans (Case Western Reserve University#Athletics), Kenyon Lords (Kenyon College#Athletics), Oberlin Yeomen (Oberlin College#Athletics), and Wooster Scots (College of Wooster#Athletics). One school, the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars (Mount Vernon Nazarene University#Athletics), competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Cleveland Metroparks are a system of nature preserves that encircle the city, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses the Cuyahoga River valley between Cleveland and Akron. The region is home to Mentor Headlands Beach (Mentor Headlands Beach State Park (Ohio)), the longest natural beach on the Great Lakes. Transportation Highways Interstate highways wikipedia:Northeast Ohio


Sacramento metropolitan area

'''Parkway-South Sacramento''' is a former census-designated place (CDP


Washington metropolitan area

– Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Spotsylvania County (Spotsylvania County, Virginia) and Stafford County (Stafford County, Virginia) Bicycle sharing systems *Capital Bikeshare - Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland Culture Sports teams '''WKYS''', the ''"Station for Interactive Hip Hop and R&B"'', is an American radio station broadcasting an Urban Contemporary radio format, that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Its transmitter is located on the same tower as WRC-TV. The station broadcasts from a class B (list of broadcast station classes) signal with an effective radiated power of 24,500 watts (24.5 kilowatts(kW) (kilowatt) on 93.9 MHz frequency. WKYS has a city of license of Washington, D.C., and is owned by Radio One (Radio One (Company)). Eventually the station was renamed '''WJFK'''. WJFK AM was originally simulcast with WJFK-FM, a talk radio station that serves the Washington metropolitan area. This change was precipitated by WJFK-FM's addition of Howard Stern, which was also on Infinity's stations in New York and Philadelphia. This simulcast brought Stern to the Baltimore market.


Bathurst, New Brunswick

Hall of Fame in 1990 In 1998, the Laval Titan QMJHL franchise (Professional sports league organization) relocated to Bathurst, taking the name Acadie–Bathurst Titan. They play at the K.C Irving center in Bathurst The Nepisiguit Centennial Museum Cultural Centre (c. 1967) is designated a local historic place under the provincial Community Planning Act. The Herman J. Good V.C Branch No.18


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