Branson is a city located in the Ozark mountains of Missouri.  For many in the Midwest, it's a popular tourist destination known for many musical performances including Dolly Pardon's Dixie Stampede. Other local attractions include Hollywood Wax Museum, Silver Dollar City, Mount Pleasant Winery, Cave Tours, National Tiger Sanctuary and much more. The community was named…

In the Southwest corner of Missouri is the little town of Mt Vernon. Mt Vernon is home to a little more than 4500 people, it's the county seat and it's near the Old Spanish Fort Archeological site.  And every year, the residents of this little town have an Apple Butter Makin' festival. Mt Vernon is also…

Clean drinking water is no small task.  At the Sioux Falls SD Water Purification Plant a staff of 35 work year round making sure that the greater metro area has plenty of clean water.  Each day they are purifying between 16 million and 45 million gallons of water, depending on the time of year.  It's…

The Itawamba Community College (ICC) was organized in July 1963.  The college met in random vacant buildings and shops offered by businesses in Tupelo MS for the first 3 years.  By 1966, the school was able to locate in a 65,000 sq foot building.  This was just the start for the area college, then known…

If you want to improve your memory performance, attention span and overall cognitive abilities nature is your answer.  And the trend towards more human focused architecture has recognized the connection between people and their environments.  More and more new projects are including naturally restorative architecture like: Living walls which reduce indoor pollutants along with bringing…

Named for the Oneida Indians, Oneida NY is a small town community centrally located between Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Boston and NYC.  Home to the world's smallest church and Oneida tableware (founded in 1880), this community was built on a pedestrian scale.  Everything is easily accessible within walking or biking distance.  That's one of the reasons the almost…