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  • House of Refuge built to rescue sailors

    House of Refuge built to rescue sailors
    The beach along today's Hugh Taylor Birch State Park was a desolate spot on Oct. 7, 1876, when Washington Jenkins was dispatched there as first keeper of a House of Refuge for shipwrecked sailors. The U.S. Life-Saving Service, which later merged into...
  • Eric Frein manhunt pushes Poconos tourists away

    Eric Frein manhunt pushes Poconos tourists away
    Splashes of red and orange have already begun to erupt in the canopies of maple trees around the village of Canadensis in Monroe County. A dry summer has brought an early burst of color to the Pocono Mountains, which means a quick start to one of its...
  • Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall

    Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall
    Here is some good advice from a man who knows his trees, Christopher R. Martin, the official state forester and director of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's division of forestry. When out for a look at the fall foliage,...
  • South suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    South suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Traditional Irish...
  • USA Triathlon events coming to Clermont, Lake Louisa Park

    USA Triathlon events coming to Clermont, Lake Louisa Park
    Lake Louisa State Park on U.S. 27 in Clermont has a special role in November: to host one of three USA Triathlon events that will comprise the inaugural 2014 women's collegiate triathlon season. That will include the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon...
  • Exploring Sarasota

    Exploring Sarasota
    If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...
  • Readers' top travel picks

    Readers' top travel picks
    Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba With a free-form pool for the kids and a casino for the adults, Hector Rivas and his family say the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is the perfect getaway. “We’ve been there four...
  • 10 best camp sites around the world

    10 best camp sites around the world
    Whether you're a novice camper or a wilderness expert, you'll probably agree that there is something peaceful and majestic about sleeping under the stars. Camping has always been a universally loved past time and warm summer months offer the perfect...
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
  • Man's body in dive gear found at John U. Lloyd park

    Man's body in dive gear found at John U. Lloyd park
    The body of a man who was fully outfitted in diving gear was discovered Tuesday morning at the edge of the Atlantic ocean in John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, an official said. The discovery, believed to be of a man in his 40s, was made shortly before 7 a....
  • Body found in Dania Beach ID'd as missing diver

    Body found in Dania Beach ID'd as missing diver
    The body of a man that washed ashore in Dania Beach Tuesday morning was identified as the diver who went missing in the Atlantic Ocean last weekend. The body of Marc Raroha, 42, of Pompano Beach, was outfitted in diver gear when his remains were...