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  • North Branford Teens 'Take Steps' To Battle Crohn's & Colitis

    North Branford Teens 'Take Steps' To Battle Crohn's & Colitis
    Many people don't know how debilitating a digestive diease can be...especially for a child. A brother and sister team from North Branford, both living with Ulcerative Colitis, are sharing their stories in an effort to raise support and awareness....
  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the...
  • Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

    March 30, 2015 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Crime and punishment Can Illinois reduce the number of people in its prison without a threat to public safety? Gov. Bruce Rauner's 28-member commission to study criminal justice and sentence issues is...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a...
  • New Mexico: Observatory near Socorro to host stargazing party

    New Mexico: Observatory near Socorro to host stargazing party
    Mark your calendar for a stargazing party April 17 and 18 at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory in New Mexico. The observatory is about 80 miles south of Albuquerque near Socorro in the Magdalena Mountains of Cibola National Forest. Its remoteness makes it...
  • DCNR summer resident camp deadline is April 15

    DCNR summer resident camp deadline is April 15
    Tax Day is important for kids interested in conservation careers. April 15 also happens to be the application deadline for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp for young state residents interested in...
  • Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior

     Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior
    In winter, campers typically dream of warmer weather, but aficionados of snow and cold find places to lay their heads even as the flakes still fly. In a search of a last hurrah of winter (just the right way to celebrate a milestone 60th birthday), my...
  • Ohio park worker, dog rescue man stuck in mud nearly 2 hours

    A state park worker in Ohio and a dog teamed up to rescue a man who got stuck in a muddy lake for close to two hours. The man apparently was checking on his duck blind at Buck Creek State Park when he got stuck in the waist-deep mud and water Saturday...
  • Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny

    Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny
    While critics say the lease deal for the renovation and operation of the Indiana Dunes State Pavilion leaves the door to future improvements, state officials defended the process as open and fair. In advance of an April 6 open house that offers...
  • Weekend Escape: Plant yourself in a garden in Silverton, Ore.

    Weekend Escape: Plant yourself in a garden in Silverton, Ore.
    Silverton, Ore., is known as the Garden City in a state famous for lush greenery and prolific gardens. My husband and I recently explored Silverton, an hour's drive south of Portland in the middle of the Willamette Valley (local T-shirts proclaim in rhyme...
  • Message in bottle honoring dead mother found in cleanup

    To honor her mother on the third anniversary of her death, Darlene Rippon wrote a heartfelt tribute, stuck the message in a bottle and cast the glass vessel toward the sea. Once tossed into a shallow creek in John U. Lloyd State Park, Rippon said, "I...