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National Parks

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  • Cycling ride stretches from Glacier to Yellowstone

     Cycling ride stretches from Glacier to Yellowstone
    Serious cyclists who can't get to Europe to tackle some of the sections of the Tour de France have options closer to home thanks to The Cycling House. The 10-year-old Montana company specializes in challenging rides, such as the Montana Hell Ride, a one-...
  • Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument

    Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument
    For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
  • Venture Crew breakfast supports outdoor trips

    There were plenty of smiles and full stomachs at the West Stafford Fire Department on Saturday morning, Jan. 17, as the youth from Venture Crew 8150 in Stafford put on their fourth annual Venture Crew Breakfast Buffet. For a donation of $8 ($6 for...
  • As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman

    As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman
    Like the Petrified Forest National Park, the national monument that President Barack Obama will dedicate Thursday in Chicago is a place of arresting beauty. The back story of Pullman isn't pretty. The Far South Side neighborhood looks like a movie set...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • Free fun for Presidents Day weekend

    Free fun for Presidents Day weekend
    It's a BOGO! This long weekend we're celebrating two holidays with Valentine's Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday. For a change, I'm suggesting we forgo shopping and sales and get out and enjoy some free fun in the South Florida sun. In...
  • Presidents Day coupons and retail deals

    Presidents Day coupons and retail deals
    You'll <3 my huge list of Presidents Day weekend freebies, dining deals and retail coupons to save at sales this weekend. Give your sweetie a free $168 4G tablet from T-Mobile, find savings at the stores, plus get free entry at natonal parks through...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks

    Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks
    Winter at national parks generally is the slow season -- and the snow season. The National Parks Foundation offers a free "Winter Wonderlands" guide to inspire travelers to go ice fishing, stargazing, snowshoeing or skiing at 15 parks around the country....
  • This weekend, you can "park" it for free

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free
    Ever wanted to visit Historic Jamestowne, Assateague Island or any other local national park or wildlife refuge but balked at the entrance fee? Well, this weekend you can get in for free. Feb. 14-16 is one of those free access weekends for national...
  • Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend

    Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend
    It's going to be a beautiful weekend here in sunny South Florida.  If you're looking for fun things to do outdoors over the long President's day weekend, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park and all 405 U.S. National Parks on Saturday through...