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  • Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley

    Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando allowed the first paying customers into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors who had purchased a Potter-oriented hotel package offered by the theme park were given early...
  • Brazilians now biggest group of overseas visitors to Orlando

    Brazilians now biggest group of overseas visitors to Orlando
    Fueled by a growing middle class, Brazil has made its way to the top of Orlando's overseas-visitor list, overtaking the United Kingdom for the first time. Almost 770,000 visitors from the South American powerhouse came to Central Florida in 2013,...
  • Winnetka hiker falls to his death in Utah, police say

    Winnetka hiker falls to his death in Utah, police say
    A Winnetka man hiking near Salt Lake City fell hundreds of feet to his death last week, Utah authorities said Sunday. William Pierce was on a business trip to the area when he went to a hiking area near a ski resort, said Detective Ken Hansen of the...
  • Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system

    Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system
    A $100,000 lightning detection system, using sensors, horns and strobe lights, will be installed this month at 10 of Highland Park's major recreational areas, and at Rosewood Beach and Moraine Park in 2015. The Park District of Highland Park chose the...
  • Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy

    Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy
    On the Viking Freya, most of the staterooms measure 135 to 205 square feet. One night I found a towel elephant along with the daily newsletter on my bed. Those are about all she has in common with the cruise ships lined up at Port Miami and Port...
  • Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world

    Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world
    The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace — a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore — is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street,...
  • Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion

    Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion
    Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant will double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge. Long maintained as a park secret and shrouded in mystery, the members-only club billed as...
  • William Sample: Former police officer dedicated life to granting wishes of sick children

    William Sample: Former police officer dedicated life to granting wishes of sick children
    William Marshall "Bill" Sample, who traded his career as a Philadelphia police officer to grant the wishes of chronically ill and dying children at a vacation village near Walt Disney World, died June 4. He was 78. As a beat cop patrolling St....
  • Harry Potter fans enchanted by possible Diagon Alley preview

    Harry Potter fans enchanted by possible Diagon Alley preview
    Christina Torrez is confident she'll be inside the gates of Diagon Alley Monday. But that didn't keep her from waiting outside the barrier to the new Harry Potter attraction with dozens of other fans at Universal Studios on Sunday. The grand opening...
  • Florida gets grayer as baby boomers retire

    Florida gets grayer as baby boomers retire
    Florida, long the nation's premier retirement haven, has the highest share of senior citizens in the country and is gradually growing older as the giant baby-boom generation retires. Nearly one in five state residents — 18.7 percent — is...
  • Ski resorts gear up for summer activities

    Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...