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  • 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...
  • Inspired By Balto, Bethel Woman Trains Sled Dogs

    Inspired By Balto, Bethel Woman Trains Sled Dogs
    Ever since her mother read her the story of Balto, the Siberian husky who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska — a relay to bring diphtheria antitoxin to the city that is commemorated by the annual Iditarod Trail...
  • Lake Louisa State Park sponsors Clermont Draft Legal Challenge

    CLERMONT — More than 500 athletes will descend on Lake Louisa State Park this weekend for the fifth annual Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, which was created by Olympian and Clermont resident Jarrod Shoemaker. Participants hail from 28 states and...
  • Camping at Sebastian Inlet a getaway to recreation, paddle sports, wildlife

    Camping at Sebastian Inlet a getaway to recreation, paddle sports, wildlife
    As winter morphs into spring and snowbirds migrate north, campgrounds around the state start emptying out, providing opportunities for an outdoors escape before the wrenching humidity of summer bakes the landscape. The Sebastian Inlet area has long been...
  • Saving Seaside No Walk In The Park

    Saving Seaside No Walk In The Park
    Seemingly out of nowhere, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last fall ended an off-and-on, long-running, state-bungled process to develop the former Seaside Sanatorium property in Waterford and announced it would become a state park. Republicans immediately accused...
  • Clermont Draft Legal Challenge is coming up this weekend

    Athletes from all over the world will be arriving in Clermont on March 7-8 for the 5th Annual Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, which will be hosted at Lake Louisa State Park, 7305 U.S. 27 in Clermont. Sponsored by the Lake County Economic Development &...
  • Home and garden briefs for March 5: Walk in the forest, reserve a campsite, head to lots of garden events this weekend

    Take a free walk in the forest on Saturday, March 21 during an open house at the New Kent Forestry Center. The day includes an 8 a.m. bird walk led by the Williamsburg Bird Club, guided nature hikes that begin every half hour until 2 p.m.,...
  • Dunes pavilion to become year-round destination

    Dunes pavilion to become year-round destination
    While any changes to the Indiana Dunes are generally left to Mother Nature, the State Park Beach Pavilion is another story. A complete demolition of the building's interior began Feb. 19. The exterior of the building will remain unchanged, but the first...