6 ‘summer’ activities in Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines - Hong Kong continues to offer a series of summer events and activities in an effort to lure visitors this August, traditionally a lean travel month in the Philippines and some parts of Southeast Asia. August is the last month of the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular 2011, the city's annual summer festival, which starts in June. In the Philippines and nearby countries, typhoon season is from late May to end of September. The Hong Kong Tourism Board listed 6 events and activities Read more [...]

Westfield Palm Desert, other malls up for sale

<!--Saxotech Paragraph Count: 13-->After nearly three decades, Westfield Palm Desert shopping center is up for sale.Westfield Group, the mall owner based in Australia, has put the mall on the block along with more than a dozen other underperforming malls, according to people familiar with Westfield's plans.A New York analyst who asked not to be named because he didn't want to jeopardize his relationship with the company said the mall at 72-840 Highway 111 is among those Westfield listed for Read more [...]

Tour Condos, Townhomes and Over-$1 Million Houses

If you're a serious house buyer-to-be — or a real estate junkie with a little time to spare on a Sunday afternoon — there's a fairly plentiful list of real estate open houses listed on the Garden State Multiple Listing Service for the last day in July. There is a wide variety of homes available for looking, although not quite as busy as in the spring. Further information on open houses and real estate is on the Garden State Multiple Listing Service website.  Read more [...]

Archaeology Weekend For Everyone on Wight

This weekend as part of the Festival of British Archaeology we not only have Pirates on the Isle of Wight at Fort Victoria, but we can get our Hands on History in Newport and Discover Vectis at Brading Roman Villa. History on the Isle of Wight is about to come alive for all, thanks to the Council for British Archaeology  who have listed over 700 events to celebrate the 21st Festival of British Archaeology this summer. Archaeology is for everyone says: Time Team’s Tony Robinson Famous for Read more [...]

The world’s most expensive house goes on sale for £106m… and it’s only got …

By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 4:22 PM on 28th July 2011 Wyoming is famous for its glorious Eastern Great Plains, majestic Rocky Mountains and pristine lakes - but now it's also become the home to the world's most expensive house.The home has gone on the market for a staggering $175 million (£106m) and boasts a huge 1,750 acre back yard - but the main residence only offers three bedrooms.Jackson Land and Cattle ranch is set in the beautiful surroundings of the western state, with Read more [...]

Environmental infractions to be listed on new database

British Columbians can check to see whether industries, businesses or even their neighbours have run afoul of the province's environmental rules.A new searchable database will list court convictions, tickets and other actions taken by enforcement officers, dating back to 2006. The online site will include offences such as hunting and fishing infractions and pesticide and pollution violations."People have a strong interest in environmental stewardship in their communities and an equal interest in Read more [...]

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 31

Baristaville’s last open house weekend of July is going out with a little bit of a whimper – just 78 properties are showing. Sixteen of them are priced at $299,000 or less. Other price segments are active as well, but not to such an extent. New listings are plentiful at various price points. Here are three. 2-4 Essex Terr., West Orange List Price: $524,900 Taxes: $20,139 Lot Size: 1.06 Acres 4BR/3.2BA A rare Baristaville property on over an acre, this 13-room Contemporary, a new listing, Read more [...]

Around Town: 7th annual Lincoln Highway ‘Buy-Way’ yard sale starts Thursday

Individuals, organizations, civic and church groups are busy planning multi-family sales and events during the Ohio Lincoln Highway’s seventh annual BUY-WAY yard sales from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 6. Sales can be listed on the website for a nominal fee through Paypal to help visitors plan their trips at www.historicbyway.com/listmysale. Among organizations participating in the yard sales, Children’s Miracle Network is collecting donations for CMN Yard Sales. Donations may be Read more [...]