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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...
  • Will Florida take title for best beach in the U.S. again?

    Will Florida take title for best beach in the U.S. again?
    Will the next best beach in the U.S. be from Florida? There's a good chance as Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, comes out with his top 10 best beaches in the U.S. list for Memorial Day. The Sunshine State finished 2nd and 3rd in 2014 to Hawaii's...
  • Water fun in the Baltimore area with no pool membership

    Water fun in the Baltimore area with no pool membership
    You and your family love the water, but maybe you’re not quite ready to plunge into a pool membership. Don’t sweat it. From county and state parks to lakes, splash pads and water parks, there are plenty of local places to cool down and enjoy...
  • Beach debris not as bad as it smells

    Beach debris not as bad as it smells
    It may seem like a dirty idea, but a city advisory board is suggesting a stretch of city beachfront go au naturel. The board isn't talking about naked beachgoers. It just wants cleaning crews to leave alone some of the seaweed and organic debris washing...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BREVARD ZOO: railroad and "Paws...
  • DEEP Bans Alcohol At Scantic River Park For 90 Days

    DEEP Bans Alcohol At Scantic River Park For 90 Days
    ENFIELD — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Thursday it has banned possession and consumption of alcohol at Scantic River State Park for 90 days in an effort to stop rowdy behavior and littering. "… Large...
  • Sean Woods, the man who's helping make L.A. a park place

    Sean Woods, the man who's helping make L.A. a park place
    The city of Los Angeles devotes a sorry 10% of its space to parks, and if it weren't for honking-big Griffith Park, that figure would be 25% worse. Happily for Angelenos, the state of California nearly doubles the city's figures with its $150-million...
  • Visitors worry about impact of oil spill near Santa Barbara County coast

    Visitors worry about impact of oil spill near Santa Barbara County coast
    At a rest area in Santa Barbara County along the 101 Freeway, roughly where oil spewed from a pipeline, a steady stream of travelers and residents stopped to watch the cleanup effort. As a helicopter buzzed incessantly overhead and cleanup boats...
  • Community News for Windsor Locks edition

    "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" raises more than $19,000 WINDSOR LOCKS - Nutmeg Senior Rides Annual "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" netted over $19,000. Proceeds from the event are used to provide door-through-door service for seniors and the visually...
  • Ideas on ways to spend this Memorial Day weekend as a family

    The year is flying by and it's already time to celebrate Memorial Day once again. Memorial Day is a holiday on which we remember the sacrifices members of the military and their families make in order to keep us safe here at home. We pay homage to those...