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  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters

    State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters
    Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brooklyn Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near...
  • June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts

    June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts
    Environmental expo in Hampton Learn about citizen impact on the environment at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on Saturday, June 7. "The theme is 'Keeping the Crab in Crabtown' and will focus on the Virginia Deep Sea Red Crab," Megan Tierney,...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...
  • California: Shipwrecks? Pioneers? Free state park tours tell the tales

    Three Central California parks this month will hold free walks and talks to showcase their history as whaling points, pioneer settlements and public lands. It's a special year for California State Parks. The agency, which oversees more than 150 parks,...
  • Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen

    Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, was standing...
  • Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

    Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified,...
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism

    Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism
    Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
  • Cary girl killed by falling tree limb identified

    Cary girl killed by falling tree limb identified
    With the skies threatening bad weather, Kevin Spahr considered whether he and two of his five children should return home early from their weekend camping trip, but his 10-year-old daughter Allison asked to stay until Monday as planned. Hours later, the...
  • Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park

    Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park
    A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory. On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...