Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free morning newsletter.__________Ocean City approved the spending of $750,000 for construction of the park.The city will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant that was announced in September 2014, and City Council approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project. The main bowl of the new Cape May County Skate Park in Ocean City is near complete as of Friday, Aug. 14.Work crews said Friday they’re two or three weeks away from completing a new skate park in Ocean City.An aerial view shows the shape of the bowl and snake run at the new skateboard park in Ocean City.A bowl and snake run — a pair of highlights at the new facility under construction between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Asbury and West avenues — are near complete.Spohn Ranch Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is using a mixture of palomino, charcoal and red concrete to give the new park a decorative touch.The bowls connect to the storm drain system, and the lowest portions are the only left to be completed.The park is being constructed on a city-owned property parking lot bordered by the Fire Department and Ecumenical Clothes Closet, the Ocean City Primary School, the Ocean City Tabernacle and a commercial property. It should be complete sometime in early September.The new skate park in Ocean City appears to be on a schedule to be complete in early September.The new $732,284 concrete facility will replace a park at Sixth Street and Boardwalk that was dismantled in 2011 due to safety concerns.City Council on April 23 awarded a $732,284 contract to Spohn Ranch for the supply and installation of the park. Spohn Ranch was the sole bidder on the job, which came in just under the estimated $750,000 for the work.“The design was developed to provide a park with an appropriate degree of challenge and fun balanced with safety,” Mike Dattilo, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, wrote in a memo to City Council in April. “There has been an extensive amount of input provided by the local skating community.”The final design of the park includes the bowl and snake run situated near the West Avenue side of the park with the entrance on the Asbury Avenue side. Because the park designer recommended against the use of pegs, bicycles likely will be prohibited from using the facility.__________
The Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing the second continuation of the well-received promotional campaign “Visit Slavonia, Share Slavonia”. It is a promotion focused on blogs and social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so Slavonia, its tourist sites, customs and delicacies will be experienced by world-famous bloggers and influencers from Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France, Macedonia from September 3 to 8. and Croatia, while two bloggers come from Australia and Japan. Slavonian tourist boards and the Zagreb Tourist Board, where influencers began their stay in Croatia, are participating in the project.”After a great campaign in which promotional posts related to Slavonia were seen and followed on a daily basis by more than a million fans around the world, we decided to bring popular influencers and bloggers to our Slavonia in those parts that were not included in the first part of the campaign. . In this way, we bring the Croatian continental offer closer to the world, especially Slavonia, which has great potential for the development of year-round tourism.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the quality promotion of the continental tourist offer will continue, especially in the pre- and post-season periods. The entire project will be implemented on social media under the hashtag #VisitSlavonia and #ShareSlavonia, and the entire trip and stay of the blogger in Slavonia will be broadcast live on the social networks of the CNTB. “An additional promotional significance of the project lies in the fact that all bloggers, in addition to travel topics, specialize in other topics such as eno-gastronomy, culture, fashion or photography.. ”They conclude from the CNTB.More about the program and bloggers In the program “Visit Slavonia, Share Slavonia” je Sophia Giesecke, sanjarica, globetrotterica, designer and blogger. He is originally from China and Vietnam, and her second home is New York where she studied fashion design, and one of her bosses was the world-famous designer Alexander Wang. Her blog is widely read around the world, she is an inspiration to young girls and imposes new trends in travel and fashion. He is coming to Slavonia again Wojciech Tylus from Poland, who together with his wife edits the blog CroLove, which is completely dedicated to Croatia and which receives more than 150.000 visits on a weekly basis. The authors of the blog also have a large number of fans on social networks where they promote the best of Croatia, which they consider their second home, and perhaps a future permanent address. From France a couple arrives Arthur i Clear, who edit a very popular blog Les Droners they are also very active on the social network Instagram. These likeable Frenchmen for their blog and love of travel say it has become their way of life. In creating attractive photos and videos, the drone is also used Japanese blogger Yuya Matsuo, who has been to Croatia several times. So far, he has toured 27 European countries, loves photography, and shares his work with more than 300.000 fans who follow him on social media and his blog simply called Yuya Matsuo. The travel program started yesterday at Zagreb where bloggers, accompanied by a guide, got acquainted with the history and sights of the Croatian capital. A five-day stay in Slavonia begins today at Virovitica-Podravina County where the program includes a tour of the Papuk Nature Park and the Jankovec picnic area and a trip to the Visitor Center “Dravska priča” in Noskovačka Dubrava. A bicycle tour along the EuroVelo 13 route and a visit to the Rupnica site, the first geological natural monument in Croatia, are also planned. The program of the second day of stay in Slavonia includes a visit and a tour Požega-Slavonia County, where bloggers will have the opportunity to see the camp Duboka, which is located on the edge of the Papuk Nature Park in Velika. A tour of the Kutjevo winery with wine tasting, a tour of Požega with an expert tourist guide and a visit to the tourist attraction Corn Labyrinth, which is located in Viškovci, halfway between Pleternica and Požega, are also planned. During the third day of their stay in Slavonia, the blogging team will visit Brod-Posavina County, where they will enjoy various activities such as horseback riding on the Ramarin ranch, wine tasting as part of the Opođa Peasant Household, and a tour of the Brod Fortress, the eco-ethno village of Stara Kapela, as well as the significant landscape of Gajno. The program also includes a tour Osijek-Baranja County, ie the town of Đakovo, a visit to the State Stud Farm Đakovo and the site around Lake Borovik. During the blogger’s stay in Vukovar-Srijem County an expert tour and acquaintance with the rich history of Vinkovci and Županja, driving eco-vehicles through Kunjevci, and participation in this year’s Vinkovci Autumns are planned.