Lucy the Elephant: This 65 foot tall, wooden elephant was built in 1881 by inventor and engineer, James Vincent de Paul Lafferty, Jr. She served as a summer home in 1902 and later as a tavern. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and has since been fully restored. Exit 36.

Apprise Media Launches Re-Designed Web Site

From the NJ Web Designers

Nov 28, 2005

Cyber X Designs is proud to announce that a redesigned site has been launched for Apprise Media. This niche media company approached CXD to redesign their two year old site after being a long time hosting client.

Apprise was looking to add some images and covers from their publications and to improve search engine placing not only for their site but also for the principals of their company and their various holdings. CXD added some imagery, changed the navigation and copy, but most importantly, helped Apprise make the switch from tables-based HTML to CSS based HTML. We converted graphics to text, where possible and made sure the code was ordered in a search engine friendly format. The result is a beautiful site that is also very search engine friendly.

Please view the site at: www.AppriseMedia.com

Formed in 2004, Apprise Media (www.apprisemedia.com) is a strategic management and investment company. Controlled by Charles G. McCurdy, a co-founder and former President of Primedia Inc. (NYSE: PRM), Apprise Media acquires and builds businesses in the targeted media and publishing sectors. Apprise and Spectrum Equity Investors (www.spectrumequity.com) have joined forces in an investment initiative that has committed $175-$200 million of Spectrumís capital for strategic investments in niche media and publishing businesses. Spectrum Equity Investors is a private equity investor specializing in investments in companies in the media, information services, communications, information technology and business services industries. Founded in 1994, Spectrum manages private equity funds representing $3 billion in committed capital.

Exit 131: The lightbulb, phonograph, and motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.