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  • 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...
  • Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake

    On a day when temperatures reached the low 80s and the sun danced behind the clouds, Dennis Gilbert couldn't think of a better idea than to bring his grandchildren to Beltzville State Park to take a dip in the lake. But while Gilbert, his 16-year-old...
  • California's drought triggers state park bathroom, shower closures

    California's drought is drying up water supplies at some of the state parks system's most popular sites, forcing closure of showers and bathrooms. Restrooms with flush toilets at D.L. Bliss State Park at Lake Tahoe, the Hearst Castle visitor's center...
  • Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay

    Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay
    Three people – including a 9-year-old boy from Highland Park – were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Green Bay near Door County, Wis., today after they’d been stranded on the water overnight, officials said. The Coast Guard...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibits

    'Heliotrope Bouquet 16' The community art show runs through Monday, July 14, in Anne Arundel Community College's Cade Center Gallery, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m....
  • 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. AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER:...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:   Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
  • South Carolina's Beaufort: Where time slows down but still plenty to do

    BEAUFORT, S.C. If you are looking for a quiet spot to spend time as a family, where time seems to slow down but there is still plenty to do when you are feeling active, take a gander at Beaufort. This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has...
  • Killingly boasts four state parks

    Of the state's 107 state parks, Killingly boasts four: Killingly Pond (162 acres); Old Furnace (367 acres); Quinebaug Lake (181 acres) and Ross Pond (314 acres). All of them allow fishing, hiking and boating. All of them are concentrated in the eastern...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • State parks a sweet deal for local residents

    The Connecticut State Parks and Forests system is gearing up for the culmination of its centennial anniversary celebration this summer. More than 8 million people visit the 139 parks and forests annually, according to the Department of Energy and...