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Meet Kira!


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort would like you to meet the newest member of our Wildlife Academy family... meet Kira!

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Kira is a Bengal Tiger and is approximately six months old. She currently inhabits the Wildlife Academy Nursery and will reside there for the remainder of the winter. In Spring 2012, Kira will be relocated to a larger outdoor enclosure as part of our Animal Habitats. Currently, guests can meet Kira on our Safari Tour or Nursery Tours.


General Bengal Tiger facts:
  • Bengals are the most common sub-species of tiger.
  • They are native to India and other portions of Southeast Asia.
  • Tigers are the largest member of the cat family.
  • Bengal tigers are carnivores (meat eaters).
  • They are solitary (meaning they live alone, not in groups).
  • Tigers usually hunt at night and will drag their kill to a safe place, such as up a tree, to eat it. They can consume more than 70lbs in one sitting and will then not eat for days.
  • They are excellent swimmers.
  • Each tiger has a pattern of stripes unique to each individual (just as our fingerprints).
  • Bengal tigers are usually brownish-orange with black stripes however, there is a rare mutation that produces white tigers.

Kira will make special appearances at our Holiday Wild Animal Shows. For more information, please contact our Wildlife Academy at 724.329.6961.


Karen Brindle
Wildlife Academy Supervisor
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Spa
Some Healthy Tips To Get Through The Holidays...


Everyone knows that the holidays can consume quite a bit of our energy and time. However, the season of giving doesn’t mean you have to give-up on your workout routines and/or your healthy lifestyle goals.

Our Fitness Supervisor, Susan Pelfrey, provides us with some tips to stay on track as we navigate through the temptations and stresses of the holidays.

  • Stay committed to your workouts. This may mean cutting back on some days but don’t cut out all days! Make three cardio sessions a week your goal. Studies show we can maintain our current fitness level even if we reduce the frequency. The secret here is we must maintain the intensity of the workouts. Therefore, going from five to three workouts each week during the holidays will not undo your good deeds from the summer and fall as long as the intensity is the same.
  • Introduce multi-joint exercises to save time in the weight-room. Examples: lunges with shoulder presses, wall squats with bicep curls, push-ups over an exercise ball or walking planks on the Bosu.
  • Continue to be aware of calorie intake. This time of year we are tempted with office goodies, family favorites, weekend parties and very little will power. Set yourself up for success by not skipping on meals throughout the day.
  • Make a check list of goals for the day. For example: I will not shop through lunch today. I will eat five veggies and five fruits today. I will only have 5oz of wine at the party tonight. I will shop with a list. I will allow myself 150 calories today that are totally guilt free. You get the picture.
And, our favorite rule to live by... remember, it is the holidays, so don’t try and be perfect. Enjoy this time of year. Just make smart choices and be willing to hold your ground. Come January 1st it will have been so worth it!

Do you have any tips that you live by or would like to share to help others continue their healthy lifestyles throughout the holiday season?


Susan Pelfrey
Fitness Supervisor
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort


Visiting our Resort? Did you know Nemacolin offers complimentary Fitness Classes to guests 16 years and older. Click Here to download our Fitness Calendar.

General, Gourmet
The Nemacolin Gingerbread Dollhouse Debuts...


Whether it is our life-size Gingerbread House or a sprawling Gingerbread Village, one thing is for certain, the arrival of our sweet display will greet our guests during the holiday season. This year, the Food and Beverage Team at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort toyed with the idea of a Gingerbread Dollhouse. Over 220 hours later the dream became a reality and the Gingerbread Dollhouse has finally been revealed for all to smell and see.

This year's Gingerbread display included the following ingredients:



150 LBS. OF GINGERBREAD
1,700 GUMBALLS
108 ASSORTED AIR HEADS
18.75 LBS. RED LICORICE LACES
24 SPEARMINT BREATH SAVERS
20 LBS. ASSORTED SIXLETS
216 HERSHEY COOKIES & CRÈME
216 KIT KATS
48 LAFFY TAFFFY ROPES
6 LBS. ASSORTED LICORICE
30 STRAWBERRY MENTOS
108 MR. GOODBARS
10 LBS. GOOD & PLENTY
48 RAZZLES
72 ROLOS
96 KING SIZE REESE CUPS
30 LBS. STARLITE MINTS
10 LBS. ASSORTED TOOTSIE FROOTSIES
48 KING SIZE TWIX
72 YORK PEPPERMINT PATTIES
560 MINIATURE CANDY CANES
72 CANDY CANES
4 LBS. TROLLI APPLE O’S
200 CHARM BLOW POPS
5 LBS. CANDY BLOX
6 LBS. CHICKLETS
288 HERSHEY MILK CHOCOLATE BARS
240 ICE CUBES
12 PKGS. FRUIT STRIPE BUBBLE GUM
6 LBS. ASSORTED STARBURST
25 LBS. HERSHEY KISSES
30 LBS. SPICE GUMDROPS
18 LBS. CHOCOLATE ROCKS



A special thank you all our Associates who helped:

KANYA KNOX, CHEF KRYSTAL JENNINGS, CHEF DANILE MAULE, CHEF EARL MORSE, ANGIE KASSOUF, BEN ORENDORFF, BRIAN BARCUS, SHEENE HUSAR, ALICIA FALLAS, JOSH STILLWAGON, COURTNEY ZITO, JOSH LIND, GIULIANO GIACOPETTI, LEE PRATHER, KARA SHUTERLY, WILL WRIGHT, BRITTANY WERTZ

CARPENTERS: JEFF HESS & DAN SIMONIK

PASTRY CHEF AMBER FRAZEE


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