Butterfly exhibit to beat Corbin Conservatory
AKRON -- A new free-flying butterfly display is opening in Northeast Ohio.
"Butterflies in Flight" opens June 3 at the Corbin Conservatory, a greenhouse complex that has just been restored on the grounds of the Stan Hywet Hall & amp; Gardens.
The estate, built between 1911 and 1915, was once the home of the co-founder of Goodyear Tire & amp; Rubber, F.A. Sieberling.
The 12,000-square-foot conservatory has a butterfly aviary, exhibits on the butterfly life cycle, a museum store and displays of orchids, bonsai and carnivorous plants.
Thirty species of butterflies from around the world will be on view inside the conservatory.
Flowers have also been planted outside the conservatory to attract butterflies.
Visitors can also tour the estate's 70 acres of landscaped grounds, the 65-room Tudor Revival mansion and the newly restored Gate Lodge, where the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous held their first meeting to establish the organization's principles.
For details on the Corbin Conservatory or the Stan Hywet Hall & amp; Gardens, call (330) 836-5533 or visit www.stanhywet.org.
Menus target finickyeaters, their parents
NEW YORK -- Some hotels are introducing menus this spring designed to appeal to finicky children and their health-conscious parents.
KSL Resorts, which include the Arizona Biltmore Resort & amp; Spa, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., is hoping to tempt kids away from chicken nuggets and french fries with its "Sun Power Kids" menus.
La Costa's new menu items include "Power Rice Bowl," grilled chicken strips and veggies served over steamed rice, topped with soy-ginger sauce.
Loews Hotels is introducing a "Quenchers Menu" of drinks designed as alternatives to soda, such as a strawberries-and-milk smoothie and a sparkling combination of juice and seltzer.
New kid-friendly entrees -- which vary from location to location -- include baked fish nuggets, turkey wraps and grilled chicken with a yogurt dip.
Ritz-Carlton hotels are introducing "Healthy Taste" menus with offerings like a chicken-and-veggie kabob, served with air-popped popcorn and fresh fruit at the Ritz in Marina del Rey.
At the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, children can try grilled chicken on a tomato-and-flour tortilla.
For more information, visit www.kslresorts.com,www.loewshotels.com or www.ritzcarlton.com.
N.Y. museum display
New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, located at Madison Avenue and 75th Street, is exhibiting an elaborate two-channel video installation, "Sue de Beer: Black Sun," through June 17.
Displayed within a large wooden house environment, the work explores "feminine desire and unfulfilled longing."
For more details, visit www.whitney.org or call (800) WHITNEY.