A ski pass in Maine, a Big Sky resort, and a breeze-blocking camp stove


Maine’s new ski pass

Buy your season pass now for Sunday River and Sugarloaf and get ready to hit the slopes. The new Maine Pass, which replaces the New England Pass, will be available for purchase through Oct. 12. Choose from five different options, from the College Silver Maine Pass ($299), which offers college students season-long lift tickets (with 12 blackout dates) and access to discounted Friend Tickets, to the Gold Maine Pass ($1,399), which offers unlimited daily access, 10 discounted Friend Tickets, retail and lodging discounts, and access to Big Sky Resort in Montana, Brighton in Utah, and other Boyne Resorts sister areas. All passes qualify for the Worry-Free Winter Assurance program, which guarantees 150 days of skiing at Sunday River and Sugarloaf, collectively, and the option to roll the pass over to 2021-22 if requested before Dec. 10. Or choose one of the four-day passes (with or

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Disney World resort creates ‘schoolcation’ option for families, offers supervised class sessions

Back to school is looking pretty different for Americans across the country. But as students, teachers and parents navigate the murky waters of online learning, a Florida hotel is here to help lighten the load.

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort is letting parents and their children keep up the vacation vibes, even while school is back in session, through its “schoolcation” initiative, which is providing quiet learning spaces for children to use while they attend classes remotely.

Parents can enroll their children in the supervised sessions, where kids can attend classes and do their homework before experiencing the “ultimate recess” at the hotel’s water park, and outdoor recreation areas, a press release from the hotel shares. 

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“This new offering exclusively for our Resort guests will be both helpful

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Disney World’s Polynesian resort to be remodeled, take inspiration from ‘Moana’

One of Walt Disney World’s deluxe resorts is getting a makeover based on one of its newest characters: Moana.

The entertainment and hospitality giant had already postponed the reopening of its Polynesian Village Resort due to the coronavirus, but now it will take time to refurbish the resort’s guest rooms and Great Ceremonial House, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The decor of the rooms, and parts of the resort, will reportedly be updated to reflect the 2016 animated film of the same name.


The refurbishment will reportedly be inspired by the fictional island of Montunui from “Moana,” as well as the Pacific Ocean. Previous updates to the Polynesian Village

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‘An eyesore and a hazard’- Neighbors complain about old Penn Hills resort after latest fire

Residents say the property has been a problem since it was left abandoned years ago.

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Charred rubble and debris are what remains after the latest fire ripped through the former Penn Hills Resort near Stroudsburg overnight.

Firefighters believe the flames started in the sports building around 9:30 p.m.

It took crews around four hours to put out the fire, and the day after, remains were still smoking on the property.

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Neighbors who had to be rerouted because Routes 191 and 447 were shut down say this property is a nightmare.

“It’s always been one of those urban exploration parks,” said Lisa Oser of Canadensis. “Lots of trespassers, they recently put up the towing and enforced no parking signs, but like Memorial Day weekend I want to say probably, it was during COVID, there had to be 40,

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‘Derogatory and offensive’: Tahoe ski resort Squaw Valley to change its name

The Lake Tahoe-area ski resort Squaw Valley has decided to drop the word “squaw” from its name, ownership announced Tuesday, saying the term is “derogatory and offensive” toward Native Americans.

A new name hasn’t been determined, and it is targeted to be unveiled in early 2021 and implemented at the resort by that summer, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows President Ron Cohen wrote in an emailed statement sent Tuesday morning.

“I am pleased to announce our commitment to removing ‘Squaw’ from our resort name,” Cohen wrote. “The concerns about our name have been long discussed, but as we all find ourselves in a time of increased awareness and righteous demands for accountability, our leadership team has concluded we must move from discussion to action.”

That discussion gained steam this June. In the aftermath of sweeping nationwide protest demonstrations denouncing racism and police brutality in the wake of the late May death

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Killington Resort to hold food giveaway

KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Killington Resort will hold a food giveaway Thursday with all the food coming from local farms.

About 700 bags of food will be distributed at the Farm-to-Trunk Community Food Giveaway, with an additional $50,000 being donated to help food insecurity in the community.

The bags include milk from Thomas Dairy, sweet corn from Brown’s Orchard and cheese from Vermont Farmstead. Organizers hope the giveaway will support farms that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Killington Resort president Mike Solimano says even though the recent COVID outbreak didn’t happen at their resort, they are working to support the community.

“We’ve been working pretty hard as a community to make sure people are safe. Business at the resort has been pretty strong this summer and we haven’t had any incidents. We’ve been making sure everybody’s had a face mask and was being socially distant. So we’ve

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Former employees of Last Resort Grill sue for wage violations | Athensnews

Three former employees of Last Resort Grill have filed a collective action lawsuit against the restaurant for failing to pay minimum wage for all hours worked, according to court documents filed on Aug. 24 with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

The lawsuit argues that owners Melissa Clegg and Jamshad Zarnegar violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by “failing and willfully” refusing to pay minimum wages from 2017 to 2020. 

The three plaintiffs, a former bartender, a server and a host/server assistant, are seeking unpaid wages for all applicable workweeks. The plaintiffs are joined by four additional former employees who have consented to participate in the lawsuit. All former employees involved in the suit are women

The complaint states Clegg and Zarnegar violated the labor act in seven ways, including allegedly failing to compensate for required staff meetings, tastings or other side

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Circa Resort in downtown Las Vegas hosting auditions for ‘Stadium Swim’ venue | More

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is gearing up for its October opening by holding auditions for its year-round pool venue.

According to a news release, the resort is hosting a reservations-only casting call for its multi-level pool amphitheater, Stadium Swim, on Sept. 14-15.

Interested applicants are invited to try out for more than 100 positions across all departments, including cocktail servers, bartenders, barbacks, server assistants, food runners, lifeguards, pool hosts and box office cashiers.

The release notes that a resume must be submitted at and a reservation confirmation must be received to attend the audition.

The event will run from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. on both days and take place inside Downtown Las Vegas Events Center’s indoor tent.

Applicants must be 21 or over, and protective face coverings and swim wear are required to audition. The schedule will be as follows

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers unparalleled access to nature’s paradise

With the RMCO in place until year-end, domestic travel will be a more constant fixture as Malaysians are rediscovering the allure our pristine beaches and lush nature retreats have to offer. Spend a long weekend at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi and you’ll be surprised at how the vast grounds of the property offer not only temporary seclusion but also peace of mind away from the scores of holiday crowd without compromising on safety.


Sequestered within the UNESCO World Geopark, the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is located in a unique natural environment that offers a slice of paradise. The resort’s sprawling grounds spans a private beach that stretches as far as 1.8 kilometres along the Andaman coast, a lush tropical forest that is home to an abundance of wildlife and extraordinary limestone rock formations all within steps away from your room. Its strategic location is also easily accessible by

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Why Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Will Not Reopen Until Summer 2021

In July, Disney World reopened its doors to visitors after having been closed for nearly three months. The majority of Disney resorts immediately followed the theme park’s lead; however, four have still yet to open.

According to the Walt Disney World website, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will all reopen before the end of 2020. That leaves one resort left—Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort— which will not reopen until summer 2021.

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The delay in reopening is due to far more than just putting necessary safety protocols into place. A Disney spokesperson confirmed to Travel+ Leisure that the resort will actually undergo a special renovation project while closed. What

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