Month: January 2021

‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

first_img “Cornel is a tremendous leader on and off the field and I think the kids are going to be so excited to hear about the news. The process that Mr. Colbert put forth was excellent. Kudos to the committee and everyone involved.”Colbert felt that the committee came away with the right man.“Coach Thompson is a tremendous selection and he fit all of the criteria that we had set in finding the next athletic director and head coach,” said Colbert. “Coach Thompson is a true representative of West Orange-Stark and the community that surrounds us. He’s a man of tremendous integrity. I find him as a very modest man and a straight-shooter. He’s so kid-focused and his passion, as Mustang fans have found out over the years, is like no other.”    The district received more than 50 applicants for the post from threedifferent states. The two finalists were Thompson and former WO-Sassistant coach and track coach Verril Young, who is currently anassistant at Port Arthur Memorial.    “With me still being relatively new to the area, I was inundated withcalls and e-mails on who should be the next coach and why,” saidColbert. “It was very interesting indeed. I’m learning more and moreeach day. The passion our community has is incredible and I feel trulyblessed to be here.” “I have a chance to lead one of the best programs the State of Texas has ever seen, and that’s all in due part to Coach Hooks,” said Thompson.“We may think a lot different and we probably have different personalities, but that’s what enabled us to gel together so well over all these years. We were such a good mix. The tradition here is like no other and hopefully we can carry it on.”Hooks was happy with the decision as well.“Cornel is an excellent choice and it’s well-deserved,” said Hooks. “We could tell so many dang war stories of great games that we’ve been a part of together. He’s the best darn defensive coach I’ve ever been around. One constant in all of that was Thompson, who has guided the defense for so many years.“I couldn’t be a prouder man then I am right now and this is the pinnacle,” said Thompson. “I know that so much went into this process and I really appreciate the committee, along with Mr. Colbert. This is a dream job for an old West Orange boy.”Thompson knows things will be quite different without Coach Hooks on the scene when the 2011 campaign rolls around.center_img There is little doubt that the committee to help select the next athletic director and head football coach at West Orange-Stark dotted their “i’s” and crossed their “t’s”.Well, WO-S Superintendent James Colbert and the committee found a lot by crossing their “T’s”, because Mustang defensive coordinator Cornel Thompson, who many know as “Coach T”, was recommended Wednesday at the Carl Godwin Auditorium to replace long-time Coach Dan Hooks upon school board approval Monday night.Hooks retired in mid-March after leading the Mustangs to a 277-71-2 mark, including two Class 4A state championships and two Class 4A state runnerups.last_img read more

8 ways to save big this summer

8 ways to save big this summer

first_img Home Makeover: Make room for a home makeover this summer, because according to the American Home Furnishing Alliance, new furniture hits showrooms in August. That means you can find great savings in the summer months to spruce up your home decor as retailers make room for new inventory. The same goes for outdoor patio furniture, which is best purchased in August as the summer months wrap up. Retailers usually start marking down pieces around the July 4 holiday, but don’t be fooled — the big discounts of up to 50 percent off usually roll in during August.Summer Gear: The end of the summer is the best time to find deals on fun outdoor merchandise. Swimming gear, swing sets, beach toys and other items can be found at discounted prices of 30 to 75 percent off. The back-to-school shopping season is also a great time to buy swimwear, as retailers are getting ready for their fall and winter items to arrive. If you want to experience retail therapy online, check out retailmenot.com before you make your purchase — it’s an online database for coupon codes that can bring in great savings like free shipping.  School and Office Supplies: Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be a drag, especially when it can still benefit your wallet. During this time, retailers offer some of the year’s lowest prices on pens, pencils, paper and notebooks, the essentials for any student. Many states also have sales-tax holidays in August, which will save you even more money on school and office supplies. You can also find bargains on other home-office necessities by picking up the weekly ads distributed by Office Depot and Staples. Information from Kiplinger.com and dallasnews.com. Online Savings: It is no surprise that the expense of family summer vacations can add up. Lucky for you, the online coupon industry has been booming with websites like livingsocial.com and groupon.com providing savings of more than 50 percent on meals, drinks, hotels as well as other services. Groupon has just launched the Getaways branch of their site — teaming up with Expedia, they are providing values on unforgettable trips with discounts of up to 60 percent. Flexible Fliers: This summer, flying midweek can make a big difference in fares over flying on the weekend. Valid for travel long after the summer is over, AirTran’s sale offers the cheapest seats on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Nov. 16.  As an added bonus, remember that Southwest allows your first two bags to fly for free, which can be a great money saver as other airlines can charge up to $120 round-trip. Broadway Tickets: If you’re headed to the Big Apple and need a little drama in your life, the summer months prove to be a good time to see the outgoing year’s hits at great prices. Theatres offer cut-rate prices in order to have a full house, especially during the slower months throughout the summer. Broadway.com offers hotel packages offering for you to see a show and stay the night at the best NYC hotels, in all price ranges. center_img The scorching summer heat doesn’t have to melt away your bank account, too. There are certain products and services that can be scooped up at hot discounts during the summer months, if you know how to buy smart. Gym Memberships: If you haven’t quite gotten around to fulfilling your New Year’s resolution of shedding those extra pounds, now is the time.  Health club business tends to drop in the spring and summer before picking up again in the fall. During this lull, when you’re trying to fit back into that bathing suit, you can score a lower monthly rate or get your enrollment fee waived. For example, Bally Total Fitness is offering no enrollment fee as well as a $12.99 biweekly fee for basic national access to nearly 300 of their Bally Clubs if you join online. Fruits & Veggies: After your visit to the gym, you’re going to want to keep in shape by eating right. Fruits and vegetables are the “it” food group in the summer months, making it a great time to stock up. If you’re looking for an easy way to find out if your favorites are in season, visit fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, a great guide to produce. Many grocery stores have their savings for the week listed on their websites, making shopping a breeze with the ability to plan ahead and save.last_img read more

What else is necessary for Port Arthur today?

What else is necessary for Port Arthur today?

first_img Nederland’s Motto is “Programmed for Progress;” Port Arthur is called the “city by the sea.” I think you will agree that when a city is loved, its leaders are sensitive to the needs of the inhabitants therein. I am reminded of an old Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway song as I ask you this last question, “Where is the love?’Anthony McDaniel is a resident of Port Arthur. Let’s talk about neighboring cities, or due to time constraints only one. Nederland, Texas, which in 2014, had a population of 17,208 in comparison to our Port Arthur with a population of 54,548. The Doornbos Heritage Park alone, with its swimming pool, duck pond, gazebos, walking track and multiple play areas for children, outshines all Port Arthur parks combined. Not to mention the Tex Ritter Park where the Dutch Windmill is located, along with the Les Maisons Acadian Museum, gazebo, and eating areas. Those facts alone beg the question why a city, such as ours, with more than three times the population and the largest oil producing industry in the world, doesn’t have a better quality of recreation for its residents? By Anthony McDanielThis past Sunday I enjoyed watching Oprah’s Master class. I’ve always been a fan of Oprah because of the love she has and expresses for humanity. Her goal has always been to help people grow, heal and learn. She uses her gift for the benefit of humanity and it has blessed her in immeasurable ways. On her show, this past Sunday, Elizabeth Lesser, the author of the book “Broken Open,” is discussing what it feels like at the different stages of aging. While I found it to be a very interesting show, I will cut to the chase and illustrate one of the most profound points she made that inspired this article. Ms. Lesser states, “In today’s society people are so consumed with acquiring wealth, prestige and power they forget that love is the only real solution to all the challenges we face.” This immediately made me think of our (I can’t say fair) city.center_img My very first editorial in the Port Arthur News was entitled, “Black leaders doing very little once elected.” That was in 1996. I explained in that article, and many other articles thereafter, that the writing was inspired by one of my most respected mentors, Bishop TD Jakes. He says, “Anything a Christian is involved in should feel the effect of their presence.” After hearing him say that, I immediately adopted it as my personal philosophy of living. For this very purpose, I have made every effort to affect the lives of Port Arthur residents, being one myself. I have promoted the edification of young people who aspire to the arts, recognizing the deficiency of support they experience compared to young people who aspire toathletics. Not to mention the street campaign began in 2012 by yours truly that started with a petition and collection of signatures, making at least three appeals before council (two of which included power point presentations of the deplorable roads we travel daily), multiple editorials illustrating the substandard conditions of Thomas Blvd., Bluebonnet Ave., leading up to what I once called Gilham Semi Circle due to the incompletion of the circle that existed for so very long, and 39th Street leading up to 9th Ave. In addition, local television news found the campaign newsworthy enough to get on board.I was received by the council with, “We would love to fix the streets but simply do not have the money” while there was money in reserves as well as grant and tax efforts that could have been made, as well as a partnership with the county. This was confirmed by County Commissioner Precinct 3 Michael Sinegal. We elect officials to find ways to make things happen in our community, not to find excuses for disappointing the constituents. Now four years later, we find ourselves just getting a portion of Bluebonnet repaired as we once endured the formerly known Gilham Semi Circle. Council members who have supported putting streets on the back burner will likely say that we don’t know what’s going on because we don’t attend meetings, forgetting that some of us watch them online while others can simply see slothfulness in the execution of much-needed repairs in infrastructure. Give us time, they say, and I, being a reasonable man, have honored their request, and I think four years is about long enough, wouldn’t you say? Now, with the coming of new city management, corruption is uncovered. I ask you why couldn’t this have been discovered years ago by the leaders who claim to love the city so much?last_img read more

Dayton man killed in motorcycle wreck

Dayton man killed in motorcycle wreck

first_img They also found a handgun and a large quantity of narcotics and cash. Staff reportA Dayton man was killed early Monday when the motorcycle on which he was traveling struck a concrete retaining wall, catapulting him across the highway. Beaumont police said Stewart Dundee Henderson, 30, was eastbound and traveling at a high rate of speed when he hit the wall at Interstate 10 and Magnolia in Beaumont. Beaumont police were dispatched at 6:36 a.m.The operator was thrown from the motorcycle into oncoming westbound traffic, where he was struck by several vehicles, police said. While on the scene, officers discovered the motorcycle was reported stolen from Houston.last_img

PHOTO — Lowe’s does it right for Port Arthur

PHOTO — Lowe’s does it right for Port Arthur

first_imgLowe’s Port Arthur No. 1151 on Memorial Boulevard recently donated Lysol spray, Lysol wipes and water to the Port Arthur police and fire departments. The donation followed news that local emergency services were in need of disinfectant supplies. (Courtesy photo) Next Uplast_img

Barbara Ann Sigur

Barbara Ann Sigur

first_imgMrs. Barbara Ann Sigur passed away on May 11, 2020 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX.She was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, TX and a member of Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Leroy Sigur, daughter, Nicole Lavalais, step daughter, Tashia Palmer Sigur, two brothers, Rudy Simpson and Leroy Simpson, and a host of family and friends. She will be buried in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.center_img A visitation is scheduled on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 5 pm until 6 pm at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2 pm at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel.last_img

City of Port Arthur: Water outage reported

City of Port Arthur: Water outage reported

first_imgThe City of Port Arthur announced a water outage Tuesday morning. Utility Operations contractor crews are making a tie-in to connect water lines in the Griffing Park area on Tuesday.The areas affected include customers from Rosedale Drive to Twin City Highway, between Sunken Court and Griffing Drive.The project should take between 3-4 hours to complete.For questions, or status updates, call Water Dispatch at (409) 983-8550.last_img

They’re in The Money! Billy Magnussen, Rosemary Harris & More to Join Nathan Lane in New HBO Pilot

They’re in The Money! Billy Magnussen, Rosemary Harris & More to Join Nathan Lane in New HBO Pilot

first_img Nathan Lane Rosemary Harris Written by Deadwood creator David Milch, The Money tells the story of James Castman (Gleeson), a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul who uses his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family, including his favorite son, Greg (Magnussen). Lane will play Gordon McCarren, a reporter for Gleeson’s New York Herald who hasn’t had a byline in weeks and is trying desperately to break a new story. With this many Broadway stars on board, we bet our bottom dollar HBO’s going to pick this one up! Chimo will play Jane Mulvaney, a detective who works with McCarren. Harris will recur as Ellen Knox, the sharp and fearless mother of Castman’s wife, Ruth, played by Robins. Gummer will take on the role of Tricia Castman, a woman who comes from a wealthy family. Liotta has signed on to play George Archer, an entitled Wall Street tycoon. The cast will also include Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), Ruth Negga (World War Z), John Caroll Lynch (Shutter Island) and Morgan Spector. Star Files Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane and screen star Brendan Gleeson will be in good company on the set of the new HBO pilot The Money. Tony nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Into the Woods) has joined the cast of the new drama pilot. Broadway favorites Rosemary Harris (The Trip to Bountiful), Laila Robins (Heartbreak House), Mamie Gummer (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Ray Liotta (Match) and Bad Jews’ Tracee Chimo are also on tap to play recurring roles, according to Deadline.com. No filming dates have yet been announced. View Comments Billy Magnussenlast_img read more

Pack Your Bags and Fly to Faraway Places with Patti LuPone in Episode Six of Her Amazing Reality Series

Pack Your Bags and Fly to Faraway Places with Patti LuPone in Episode Six of Her Amazing Reality Series

first_img View Comments In the sixth episode of Entrances, Exits and Everything In Between, Josh Johnston takes us to faraway places with his mother, the one and only Patti LuPone. Fly, cruise and fall in love with LuPone as she spends a free-wheeling time in Paris and Istanbul before sailing the high seas on a European cruise ship, where she does (what else?) entertain with an amazing concert. Johnston offers an intimate look at LuPone on the go—from a little seasickness to her dream destination. Feel like a fly on the wall as you watch the two-time Tony winner (who is playing Carnegie Hall on November 7!) dine, shop, laugh and rehearse. Pack your bags and climb aboard this amazing episode!last_img

Serving You

Serving You

first_imgDININGCanteen 10Building 16, Area B 937-255-3511Food on the Run937-522-2160Grille at Prairie Trace4690 Skeel Ave. 937-257-7961Grill at Twin Base3565 Communications Blvd. 937-257-4130Health & Comfort CaféBuilding 620Huffman Food CourtBuilding 262, Area A 937-257-6082Mandarin ChefBuilding 262, Area A 937-257-2679Pitsenbarger Dining Facility5500 Buckeye Circle 937-257-6082Refueling Station1100 Spaatz St. 937-255-2735Sphinx Cafe (NASIC)Building 828, Area A 937-257-4417Valkyrie Cafe1100 Spaatz St. 937-255-2735Wings Grille & LoungeBuilding 800, Area A 937-656-3554Young’s CafeBuilding 22, Area A 937-257-4728For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit www.wrightpattfss.com/food.EDUCATIONEducation and Training2130 Fifth St., Area B 937-904-4801www.fb.com/WrightPattEducationAndTrainingEducation and Training provides educational opportunities and counseling services to all military members and their families and civilian employees. The center offers testing facilities for college entrance exams such as the ACT, SAT and GRE, as well as CLEP and DANTES exams. For information about testing times and specific programs, call the education office.Higher education institutions represented on base include the Air Force Institute of Technology, Central Michigan University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Park University and Sinclair Community College.FAMILY SUPPORTAirman & Family Readiness Center2000 Albrook Drive, Building 2… 937-257-3592www.wpafb.af.mil/afrfThe Airman & Family Readiness Center is the focal point for a full range of services, resources and programs that respond to the unique needs of military families. Services are provided to military members of all branches, DOD employees and their families. The A&FRC provides services for deployments, financial counseling and assistance, employment assistance, transition and relocation assistance (including a loan closet), family life development, volunteer resources, grocery and personal care assistance, and informational and referral services. The center offers direct service or referrals to local agencies.Child Development CentersResource and Referral Office 937-257-1672New Horizons CDCBuilding 1403, Area A 937-904-1433Wright Field North CDCBuilding 630, Area B 937-904-8055Wright Field South CDCBuilding 630, Area B 937-255-1961Wright Care CDCBuilding 6933, The Prairies 937-904-8055www.wrightpattfss.com/family/child-development-centerFour full-day child development centers operate at Wright-Patterson AFB. All centers offer full-day care to the base’s eligible patrons for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Centers also offer hourly care to children from 6 months to 12 years old when space is available.The centers’ program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is certified by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force. Centers offer a safe, healthy and loving environment for children. For more information, contact the Child Development Resource and Referral Office.Exceptional Family Member Program2000 Albrook Drive, Building 2 …937-656-0946www.wpafb.af.mil/afrfThe Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to give information to military families with members in need of special assistance. The EFMP coordinator provides resources from local, county, state and federal agencies, both educational and medical, to accommodate the special-needs member and the family.Family Child Care156 Spinning Road,Building 6933 937-656-8686www.wrightpattfss.com/family/family-child-careFamily Child Care offers developmentally appropriate child care in licensed homes on or within a designated radius of Wright-Patterson AFB for children 2 weeks through 12 years old. The program provides care for families that need evening care, weekend care and care during extended duty, as well as care for children with special needs. Providers set their own fees. The administrative office for the Family Child Care program is in The Prairies Youth Center.School Liaison2000 Albrook Drive, Building 2,Room 239, Area A 937-656-0942The school liaison officer coordinates and assists school-aged children and youth of base military families with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. Working in partnership with existing base programs and initiatives, the officer helps identify, communicate and seek resolution concerning issues and barriers to academic success by encouraging relationships between the school, military families, installation and community. The officer develops programs and provides training to help teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents and coaches better understand the unique needs and gifts of the military child and family. The officer also supports on-going base educational and recreational programs and training initiatives designed to enhance the military family lifestyle.School Age Programs156 Spinning Road 937-253-3488www.wrightpattfss.com/family/school-age-programsSchool-age care programs are offered for children ages 5 to 12 years before and after school and during holidays and summer vacations. Programs are designed to meet community needs, reinforce family values, and promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children. SAC programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA).School age children are separated by age — primary (ages 5 to 8) and pre-teen (ages 9 to 12). Daily activities feature age-appropriate activities including art, science, drama, outdoor play, homework time and more.Youth Sports156 Spinning Road 937-255-5053www.wrightpattfss.com/family/youth-sportsThe Youth Sports Program provides recreational leagues and instructional clinics to youth throughout the year. Athletic activities include soccer, taekwondo, cheerleading and more. All volunteer coaches are certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. The Youth Sports Program also includes a special needs sports program for youth ages 9 to 13.FINANCIAL SERVICESChase Bank2130 Sycamore St.,Building 1250 937-443-6340www.chase.comWright-Patt Credit UnionBuilding 262, Area A 800-762-00472195 10th St., Area B 800-762-0047Building 1224, Kittyhawk 800-762-0047www.wpcu.coopLEGAL SERVICESLegal Office5135 Pearson Road, Building 10,Area A 937-257-2547Tax Center5215 Thurlow St., Building 70,Area A 937-656-9256www.wpafb.af.mil/units/jaThe Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal advice and support in the areas of civil law, contract law, labor law, environmental law, claims and military justice for courts-martial and nonjudicial punishment actions. The office also provides legal assistance to military members, retirees and family members on personal, noncriminal legal matters.Air Force attorneys and paralegals can assist eligible patrons with wills, powers of attorney, notary service, or advice on personal civil legal matters such as adoption, landlord-tenant issues, taxes and consumer law.Visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to review basic information on legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members and to fill out online legal worksheets prior to a visit to the legal office for expedited service.LIBRARYAFRL D’Azzo Research Librarywww.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/wrslibraryThe AFRL D’Azzo Research Library is open to all Wright-Patterson AFB employees during core duty hours.RECREATIONFor information about the recreational programs at Wright-Patterson AFB, visit the 88th Force Support Squadron online at www.wrightpattfss.com.Air Force Outdoor RecreationFAMCAMP & Rec Lodging Listhttp://myairforcelife.com/CentralPrograms/Outdoor/reclodging_list.aspxThe Air Force maintains 36 recreational lodging camps with more than 500 cabins and nearly 100 fixed RV trailers across the globe. Additionally, its 71 Family Camps feature thousands of RV hookups and primitive tent sites. Outdoor recreation programs vary by geography, climate and natural resources. Search the website to find a location near you.Bowling2241 Birch St. 937-257-7796www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/bowling-centerKittyhawk Lanes Bowling offers leagues for all ages, open bowling and special events like glow-in-the-dark bowling. The center has a pro shop and snack bar as well.Fitness CentersDodge Fitness Center4719 Lahm Circle, Area A 937-257-4225The Health ClubBuilding 262, Area A 937-257-4402Jarvis Fitness Center1245 Kittyhawk Area 937-257-3607Wright Field Fitness CenterBuilding 571, Area B 937-255-1961www.wrightpattfss.com/fitnessThree fitness centers and a health club offer many programs to motivate you toward your next workout. Sports and fitness programs range from the self-directed, such as open play basketball, volleyball and racquetball, to instructional classes, such as aerobics and kickboxing. Visit the website for more information, including hours of operation and class schedules.Golf3565 Communications Blvd.937-257-7961/937-254-4130www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/twin-base-golf-courseThe golf courses at Wright-Patterson AFB are open to active-duty military, retired military, reservists, civilian employees, family members and guests. Prairie Trace Golf Course has an 18-hole course and a nine-hole course, three putting greens, a driving range, rental clubs, a club house and snack bar, a golf repair shop, and leagues for men, women and youth. The 18-hole Twin Base Golf Course has three practice greens, a club house and snack bar, a pro shop, rental clubs, and leagues for men, women and youth.Hobby Shopwww.wrightpattfss.com/funVisit the Consolidated Hobby Shop online for information about its programs and services. Wood, multi-craft, stained glass, frame and graphics shop areas are available in the complex, and each offers custom work as well as resources to do-it-yourself. Specialty classes for beginners and experts alike are offered in stained glass, basket weaving, framing and matting, and woodworking.Arts & Crafts Center 937-257-7025Feeling crafty? Unleash your creativity using the center’s tools and tables.Auto Hobby Shop 937-257-3310Do your own vehicle maintenance at the center using its stalls, lifts and tools. Mechanics are available for those who prefer to leave their repairs in expert hands. The Auto Hobby Shop has a resale lot for vehicles, motorcycles, boats and recreational vehicles as well as a 24/7 car wash with two self-service bays, one automatic bay and a vacuum center.Information, Tickets & Travel5450 Hemlock St., Building 1227,Kittyhawk Area 937-257-7670www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/information-tickets-travelFind information and get military discount tickets for local and nationwide attractions, including Cedar Point, Walt Disney World, Kings Island, The Beach Waterpark, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and more. Whatever travel destinations you seek, the ITT staff can also help you plan your trips with assistance with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and even cruises.Outdoor Recreation5265 Miller Road 937-257-9889www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/outdoor-recreationOutdoor Recreation provides safe, expertly managed outdoor recreation programs and equipment rentals. Equipment rentals include camping gear, canoes, kayaks, bikes, sporting equipment, tools, party supplies, outdoor games, grills and more. For information on upcoming Outdoor Recreation group trips and a price list of rentals, visit Outdoor Recreation’s website.Rod and Gun ClubBuilding 892, Area A 937-257-3935www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/rod-gun-clubWright-Patterson’s Rod and Gun Club offers hunting and fishing activities, skeet and trap leagues, and registered shoots. The club has skeet fields, trap fields, stocked hunting and fishing areas, a clubhouse and a pro shop. It offers hunter education, trap shooting and skeet shooting classes.Swimming PoolsDodge Fitness Center Pool4719 Lahm Circle 937-257-3044Patterson Outdoor PoolBehind the Wright-Patt Club 937-257-3764Prairies Outdoor PoolChapel Road Area 937-255-8566www.wrightpattfss.com/fun/poolsThe Patterson and Prairies outdoor pools are open seasonally. An indoor pool can be found at the Dodge Fitness Center. For more information about programs, classes and hours of operation, visit the aquatics website.Tennis ClubBuilding 90, Area A 937-257-7248www.wrightpattfss.com/fitness/tennis-clubWright-Patterson’s indoor Tennis Club is the only membership tennis club in the Air Force. Active-duty and retired military, reservists, base civilian employees, retired civilians, family members and contractors are eligible to join. The club’s facility has four indoor courts, automatic ball machines and a pro shop. Adult and youth lessons and clinics are available.SHOPPINGWright-Patterson Commissary2130 Sycamore St.,Suite 1 937-257-2060, ext. 3347www.commissaries.comSave your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary.Wright-Patterson ExchangeMain ExchangeBuilding 1250, KittyhawkArea A 937-879-5730www.shopmyexchange.comThe Wright-Patterson AFB Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours for services outside the main exchange vary, so call or visit the website for detailed information.last_img read more