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  • 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,...
  • Eroded South Broward beaches may get new sand

    Eroded South Broward beaches may get new sand
    More sand may be on the way for the chronically eroding beaches of southern Broward County, which are retreating at an average rate of six feet per year. Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget includes $496,486 for preliminary work on a major project to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...
  • Wolf to sign moratorium on new gas drilling leases in Pa. parks, forests

    HARRISBURG —Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commision revamps Mentored Youth Fishing Days

    Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commision revamps Mentored Youth Fishing Days
    Young anglers will have more pre-season trout fishing opportunities. Thanks to a new initiative passed during last week's first quarterly meetings of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, children taking part in the Mentored Youth Fishing Days will...
  • A1A traffic shift to occur on Tuesday

    A1A traffic shift to occur on Tuesday
    — The restoration of a storm-ravaged section of A1A hits a milestone Tuesday, when traffic in both directions shifts to new pavement on the road's west side between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 16th Street. That area's new brick paver...
  • Get a live, bird's-eye view of nesting bald eagles

    The country's national bird, the bald eagle, has seen a resurgence since it was nearly eradicated in the 1960s. The national population has grown from fewer than 500 in 1963 to nearly 10,000. And in 2007 the bird was removed from the Endangered Species...
  • Super Plungers kick off 19th Polar Bear Plunge in Annapolis

    Super Plungers kick off 19th Polar Bear Plunge in Annapolis
    Every year about this time, Montgomery County firefighter Donny Boyd looks forward to heading to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and dipping — no, make that plunging — into the frigid Chesapeake Bay. "It's invigorating," Boyd said Friday...