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  • Uniworld adds six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015

     Uniworld adds six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Uniworld has six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015, including an eight-day Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time itinerary that's...
  • Grant awarded to Air Line Trail State Park for improvements and Western Extension

    State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) recently announced that she is applauding the grant funding awarded to Air Line Trail State Park in the amount of $400,000. The funds awarded will be used toward improvements and a Western Extension of Air Line Trail...
  • State Earmarks $10 Million To Upgrade Hammonasset Buildings

    State Earmarks $10 Million To Upgrade Hammonasset Buildings
    HARTFORD (AP) -- The state Bond Commission has approved nearly $10 million for repairs and construction at Hammonasset State Park to build a bathhouse to replace two buildings significantly damaged and demolished following Tropical Storm Irene. Money...
  • Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike

    Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike
    For Jennie Payne and Joe Napier, it was about starting the new year in a healthy way. Vilar Florido wanted to train for more serious backpacking later. Hiking through the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park on a brisk, sunny first day of 2015, they...
  • Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up

    Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up
    Maryland residents were fans of their state parks this year, and many are interested in visiting one next year, according to a recently released Goucher Poll. In a survey conducted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and released Dec. 2, state parks received mostly...
  • Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor

    Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor
    The Avenue J Music Festival will once again rock Coconut Grove. This second annual festival, which is an alternative/indie Jewish inspired outdoor concert presented by Chabad of the Grove, takes place on Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Barnacle...
  • Possible Futures For The Old Valley Railroad Line

    Possible Futures For The Old Valley Railroad Line
    As part of a recent study on the future of the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and Haddam, there is a simulation of what the area would look like if a trail replaced the rusting rails. On the upper half of the page is an autumn scene with the...
  • Places In Their Hearts

    Weddings are a chance to build a fantasy world. Sure, out here in the real world you might be a lawyer, a teacher, or an accountant, but that doesn't mean you can't be an archaeologist, a sea captain, or a ballroom dancer on your special day. After all,...
  • Boy Scout Leaders' Actions Top Stupid List

    Boy Scout Leaders' Actions Top Stupid List
    Last year, I kept a file of stories about the most stupid events covered by the national media. I'm sharing one with hope it may help prevent a copycat from appearing in 2015. My favorite contagion of stupidity began when some macho Boy Scout leaders...
  • Woman's body found in submerged vehicle near Blue Spring State Park

    Woman's body found in submerged vehicle near Blue Spring State Park
    A Daytona Beach woman found dead in a car submerged near Blue Spring State Park Wednesday had been depressed, police said. Kathy Hilbert, 57, was reported missing on Tuesday. Her 37-year-old son told Daytona Beach Police that his mother, a recovering...
  • New Deal Landmarks reshaped Hampton Roads

    New Deal Landmarks reshaped Hampton Roads
    Seventy-five years after the New Deal began to wind down, many of the public works projects the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration brought to Depression-era Hampton Roads through such programs as the Works Progress Administration and Civilian...