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  • Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness

    Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness
    MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife. Volunteer Gary Hunt, armed with a Home Depot fanny pack and a floppy tan hat, walks...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • A midcentury modern makeover: home edition

    A midcentury modern makeover: home edition
    "At this time of year, it's so dry that your cocktail doesn't sweat," explains Randy Shemaitis from the sunny poolside patio of the home he shares with husband Keith Zabel. The lack of summer humidity in their new home in Palm Springs, Calif., is a...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio celebrating 40 years of tours

    Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio celebrating 40 years of tours
    When Ann Marohn led the first tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park 40 years ago, she entered through a garage on the building's south side. Green shag carpets, water-damaged walls and uneven floors greeted visitors inside. "All...
  • California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan

    California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan
    How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it. All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full. Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
  • Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

    Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department
    Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30. McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
  • Broward Health North to get $70 million expansion

    Broward Health North to get $70 million expansion
    Broward Health North is breaking ground on a $70 million renovation that will add more operating rooms and a state-of-the art Emergency Department to handle a growing number of trauma patients. Plans also include a new energy plant and an updated...
  • Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation

    Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation
    A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a "sound business case" for the project because the agency...
  • Glenview Park Golf Club to close for year-long renovation

    Glenview Park Golf Club to close for year-long renovation
    Glenview Park Golf Club is expected to soon close for about $4.2 million in renovations and stormwater improvements. The update, which is the biggest renovation the 18-hole golf course has seen in the last 35 to 40 years, is going to improve the club'...
  • Clash threatens Allentown's Americus hotel renovation

    Albert Abdouche promises his $13.2 million plan will help the long-vacant Americus Center recapture the grandeur that once made it Allentown's most elegant hotel. The members of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority want that...
  • Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown redoing its view from the top

     
    Several of the original narrow, wooden seats in the balcony at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall have a curious feature: wire racks underneath for men to store their hats. That was convenient shortly after the turn of the 20th century, when......