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  • Coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County

    Coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County
    With a population that has grown steadily over the past few years, Palm Coast and Flagler County are proving to be the softest patch of Florida's many beaches in which to settle down. Visitors needn't worry, either. This stretch of coastal delights...
  • Adventures, Camps, Day Outings For February Break

    Adventures, Camps, Day Outings For February Break
    Dinosaurs, animal, both from land and sea, magic and more fill the long days of February school-vacation week. A few options: >>The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., is offering Winter Vacation Adventures from Feb. 16 through 20. Ages 6...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Conservation group: Pavilion plan 'gives up public land'

    Conservation group: Pavilion plan 'gives up public land'
    The Porter County chapter of the Izaak Walton League doesn't have a problem with renovation work on the interior of the beach pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park. What the conservation group does have a problem with is plans to build a three-story...
  • A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own

    A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own
    I'm not sure exactly when it happened. Maybe it was while I was mesmerized by the rockweed undulating in the clear waves of Long Island Sound. Perhaps it was while I was looking over the beach and the grounds of the abandoned Seaside Sanatorium from the...
  • To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes

    To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes
    Craggy, dome-shaped Morro Rock rises 576 feet above the shore, an attractive site for climbers and a sacred one for two Native American tribes. And that's the essence of a dispute between the tribes that has simmered for more than a decade. The...
  • Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project

    Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended funds earmarked to finance major park projects throughout the state, a move that jeopardizes ongoing renovations to a major Glen Ellyn park. Illinois Association of Park Districts leaders said in a release to its...
  • State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships

     State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships
    Advocates for Connecticut's beautiful state parks are scrambling to find money to keep these crown jewels open and in decent shape despite Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $2 million cut in the parks' $11.5 million operating budget for the next fiscal...
  • Bill Has Blind Concession Operators Fearing For Their Jobs

    Bill Has Blind Concession Operators Fearing For Their Jobs
    HARTFORD — A proposal designed to increase revenues for Connecticut's underfunded state park system drew strong opposition Wednesday from advocates who warned that the plan could cost the blind workers who staff park concession stands their jobs....
  • Trexlertown's Velodrome gets set for 40th anniversary

    Trexlertown's Velodrome gets set for 40<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary
    The Dutch. The Kiwis. The Germans. The Canadians. The Trinis. The Brits. Top international cyclists have already committed to racing in Trexlertown this summer for the 40th anniversary season at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. And they've...
  • Sunset Beach Combing At Meigs

    Sunset Beach Combing At Meigs
    Ranger Russ leads a sunset walk along the beach to see what has washed up this winter Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. Meet at the Meigs Point Nature Center, 1288 Boston Post Road. The program is free. Bring...