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Hybrid Vehicles Offered Free Valet Parking at Resort at Squaw Creek

Olympic Valley, Calif.Lake Tahoe’s Resort at Squaw Creek is offering free valet parking to all guests utilizing hybrid vehicles through December 17, 2009.  

The resort, which has a green program titled Destination Earth, has implemented a series of over one-hundred measures to lessen the resort’s footprint on the planet.  Measures include, among others, replacement of light bulbs with efficient CFL bulbs, comprehensive recycling programs for guests and employees, installation of low-flow aerators in faucets, and utilization of recycled paper for printing and marketing materials. 

In addition, Resort at Squaw Creek’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Championship Golf Course is Audubon International-certified as a Cooperative Sanctuary, a distinction given for environmental stewardship. 

For information of reservations call 800.401.9501, or visit www.visitsquawcreek.com

Resort at Squaw Creek is a Destination Hotels & Resorts-managed property.  Recently recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 50 Ski Hotels” in North America, the 405-room and suite Resort at Squaw Creek, offering ski-in, ski-out access to Squaw Valley USA, is located five miles from Lake Tahoe.  The property features a full-service spa and a year-round pool complex with hot tubs.  During the winter months, guest can enjoy on-property dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.   

 






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Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Casey Jones Museum October 16th, 17th & 18th

A three day official Grand Opening is on track for the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum October 16th, 17th & 18th, 2009 to celebrate the Train Station expansion with an opportunity to meet the granddaughter of Casey Jones, view new exhibits and tour the renovated Home of Casey Jones among other festivites. Opening ceremonies will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 16th, 2009 followed by a reception. 

Admission will be free from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday, October 16th and only $5.00 for adults and seniors throughout the weekend. Children 6 to 12 are $4.50 and children five and under are free.  There will be musical entertainment and various activities at the Museum and Casey Jones Village throughout the weekend.

Casey Jones' granddaughter, Nancy Howse of Jackson,  is scheduled to attend the opening ceremonies and State of Tennessee Commissioner of Tourist Development  Susan Whitaker from Nashville, local dignitaries and project partners.  The original home of Casey Jones will be open for tours. At the time of the Ribbon Cutting on opening day  June 19th, the Home of Casey Jones was closed for renovation.  The Home reopened in July and with former exhibits now moved into the new Train Station it  is decorated in the 19th century era period as it would have been at the time  Casey Jones and his family lived there.

Clark Shaw, CEO of the Old Country Store, was the Train Station project coordinator who also designed the new 8,000 square foot Train Station building located next to the home of Casey Jones.  Lawrence Taylor is the Executive Director of the Museum and his wife, Norma Taylor, is the Museum Historian.  The Train Station project committee consisted of Clark Shaw, the Taylors and Shaw's sister, Deborah Shaw Laman,   Casey Jones Village marketing director. 

The Museum has a non-profit arm, the Casey Jones Historical Fund, through the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation allowing individual and corporate sponsors to take 100% tax deductions for contributions to the Museum.  All donations will be used for either new exhibits or educational programs as well as for the upkeep of the Casey Jones Home.  Visit the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation website at www.wthfoundation.org  for more information. 

Casey Jones Museum is located at 30 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee.  The phone number is 731.668.1222.  For a full schedule of events visit  www.caseyjones.com .  Museum hours are be 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.


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