via surfecsc.comMark your calendars for August 19 to 26, when the East Coast Surfing Championships will be held. Even non-surfers will enjoy watching the skill shown by the several hundred competitors who will be joyfully riding the waves.Yet this…

Looking for a healthier way to beat the heat this summer? Smoothies are the perfect fit! They give you the same cold, creamy texture as a milkshake while helping you get in some nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. You can experiment with different combinations and find something you truly enjoy that will make you feel good this summer!For a basic smoothie, you’ll want to choose 2 to 3 cups of fruit or vegetables, 1 to 1 ½ cups of liquid, and ½ cup of a thickener. You put all of that into

Summer and frozen drinks go hand in hand, but paying for those treats can add up quickly. Making your own frozen drinks at home is an easy and fun way to cool off while saving some cold, hard cash. So forget that trendy shop on the corner, and grab your blender!Blended coffee is a definite summertime treat. But it’s just as easy to make your own at home. The Pioneer Woman has a fantastic recipe that you can easily customize to your taste. Her recipe makes six servings, so you’ll want to adjust

Summer and frozen drinks go hand in hand, but paying for those treats can add up quickly. Making your own frozen drinks at home is an easy and fun way to cool off while saving some cold, hard cash. So forget that trendy shop on the corner, and grab your blender!
Blended coffee is a definite summertime treat. But it’s just as easy to make your own at home. The Pioneer Woman has a fantastic recipe that you can easily customize to your taste. Her recipe makes six servings, so you’ll want to adjust it depending on how many you’re serving.
Planning ahead is key, since the most important ingredient is chilled, espresso or very strong brewed coffee. The stronger the coffee, the better, since you’ll be “watering it down” with lots of ice. The basic recipe includes milk, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk or another sweetener like sugar or honey if you prefer. If you prefer creamier, richer blended coffee, you’ll want to throw in some half-and-half also. This recipe makes a fantastic frozen vanilla coffee. But half of the fun is customizing the recipe to your taste!
You can purchase flavored syrups at any grocery store. The possibilities are endless. Salted caramel, hazelnut, and butter pecan are just a few of the syrups that pair well with coffee. Add some chocolate syrup for a mocha. You can even drop in a handful of chocolate chips to fill your frozen concoction with bits of chocolate. The only limit is your imagination. Don’t forget to top your drink with some whipped cream!
Autumn Cove wants to help you maintain your active lifestyle! If you have any service requests, you can submit them using the online Service Manager at www.autumncoveMHC.com and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or Amy@thebostongroup.us.

via Coastal LivingThere is nothing like having a big, beautiful ocean for enjoying water spots; and in Virginia Beach, you have plenty of activity options. Aside from swimming and building sandcastles, you can engage in parasailing, jet skilling, surfb…

via Adventureworks.comAdventureworks is a brand new zipline tour located on the property of Virginia Beach KOA. It features nine fast — but completely safe — ziplines through lush forests and lovely wetlands. Wildlife sightings are common, including …

The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is a fantastic place to hang out during the day. But the evenings are when it shows its wilder side! Whenever you attend, you’re sure to have a great time.
On the first Friday of every month, make a trip to the Zoo for the First Friday Late Night. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can enjoy everything you love about the Zoo and then some. Admission is discounted for these special evenings as well.
First Fridays aren’t the only nights where you can check out the Zoo after dark. Wines in the Wild and Zoo Brew are annual events that let you have a great time while supporting the Zoo’s fundraising efforts.
Seniors 62 and over won’t want to miss Seniors Day on Monday, August 6th. Admission to this event is free for those over 62 and is sponsored by Lincoln Court. You’ll be able to experience up-close animal encounters and old-time music. There will be special entertainment and lunch options during the event as well.
For more information on events and exhibits at the zoo, and to plan your visit, check out their website here.
Autumn Cove wants to help you maintain your active lifestyle! If you have any service requests, you can submit them using the online Service Manager at www.autumncoveMHC.com and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or Amy@thebostongroup.us.

One of our favorite places to visit during the summer is the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. They have plenty of exhibits to keep you and your family entertained, including special activities for the adults when the sun goes down. The zoo recently welcomed its first pair ever of golden lion tamarins. These beautiful monkeys weigh only around one pound. Their distinctive bright orange mane of fur is in stark contrast to their home in the bright green trees. Nine-year-old Tam and four-year-old

For two weeks every July, Spanish Fork turns into one big party! Fiesta Days brings all kinds of activity to our city. Venues throughout town will host rodeos, sports tournaments, and live entertainment. You can check out the car show, craft fair, or watch the parade go by. There’s even a carnival for both young and young at heart. With so many activities, you’ll have a hard time deciding how to spend your time!The most popular event during Fiesta Days is the annual Spanish Fork’s Got Talent

via Beach Street USAOn Thursday nights, the Virginia Beach waterfront will be the scene of the Family Great Adventure Series. The wildly popular weekly event is an interactive exploit, where participants endeavor to solve a mystery through brawn and br…