The next time I had a weekday off with no other plans, I finally made it to one of the many Missouri towns I had been meaning to visit (as far as rail fanning goes), as I used to attend weekly sales meetings there when I was in toner cartridge sales with Laser Supercharge back in the early 2000 Pleasant Hill. The Missouri Pacific Depot there was constructed in 1903. Like other cities in the KC area, such as Parkville, Lee Summit, and Weston, in addition to displaying many original railroad artifacts, the depot is also the current office of the Pleasant Hill Chamber Of Commerce.
It’s also reasonably convenient to Denver International airport and all the additional activities and attractions in Denver, Boulder, and Rocky Mountain National Park. There’s a beautiful new events center just outside of town that is attracting great concerts and sporting events. A new state of the art medical center is nearly completed.
All rooms have free (non alcoholic) minibars. Rooms in Palazzo Bongiovanni have limed white beams, marble bathrooms, wrought iron beds and (bravely, but it works) bespoke lino reproducing traditional Sicilian majolica and ceramic floors. Standard doubles in the main palazzo are fairly small (reflecting the original room sizes) but each is distinctly different, and all are well designed, combining contemporary comforts with antique Sicilian chests, wrought iron and painted bedsteads, wardrobes with antique wooden doors, and colourful, hand painted majolica tiles.
The first program, LIMITLESS/LENNY, celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and the composer’s unprecedented innovations to the American sound. The program reflects Bernstein’s far reaching influence from the concert hall and theatre stages, to the small and big screens of television and film. Choral Lab, who will also perform an original work, “Elegy on the Death of Leonard Bernstein.” The MUSE/IQUE Orchestra will also perform an original work by Southern California composer Peter Knell, who has a rich history with MUSE/IQUE that began with the ensemble’s founding in 2011.
Avoid wounding your tree. Minimize pruning and don’t cut behind the ridge of bark that forms in the branch crotch. Horticulturists used to recommend drilling a hole in the trunk and letting the sap drip out through a pipe inserted into the hole. Over at 225 Fifth, the smaller MEN SECTION was similarly organized with lots of the label increasingly popular tailored clothing separates. Prices were fairly decent ($15 tees, $25 woven sportshirts, $90 cashmeres in color order, etc.), but don count on making a matching suit of pants and a jacket. There was also a strong outerwear selection including down vests and jackets and plenty of overcoats, for now anyway.