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State Parks

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  • Will Florida take title for best beach in the U.S. again?

    Will Florida take title for best beach in the U.S. again?
    Will the next best beach in the U.S. be from Florida? There's a good chance as Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, comes out with his top 10 best beaches in the U.S. list for Memorial Day. The Sunshine State finished 2nd and 3rd in 2014 to Hawaii's...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BREVARD ZOO: railroad and "Paws...
  • Visitors worry about impact of oil spill near Santa Barbara County coast

    Visitors worry about impact of oil spill near Santa Barbara County coast
    At a rest area in Santa Barbara County along the 101 Freeway, roughly where oil spewed from a pipeline, a steady stream of travelers and residents stopped to watch the cleanup effort. As a helicopter buzzed incessantly overhead and cleanup boats...
  • Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list

    Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list
    Mary McCammon of Rolling Prairie made the half-hour trek to the Indiana Dunes State Park Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the park's being named to one of the nation's top 10 state parks by USA Today, but she didn't come for herself — she came for her...
  • Community News for Windsor Locks edition

    "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" raises more than $19,000 WINDSOR LOCKS - Nutmeg Senior Rides Annual "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" netted over $19,000. Proceeds from the event are used to provide door-through-door service for seniors and the visually...
  • Ideas on ways to spend this Memorial Day weekend as a family

    The year is flying by and it's already time to celebrate Memorial Day once again. Memorial Day is a holiday on which we remember the sacrifices members of the military and their families make in order to keep us safe here at home. We pay homage to those...
  • 'Friends' discuss Sunrise and Machimoodus parks; group seeks more members

    The Friends of Machimoodus-Sunrise welcomed state Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and East Haddam First Selectman Mark Walter to its informational meeting on Sunday, May 17, at the East Haddam Grange Hall. During the meeting, Ziobron, Walter and members of...
  • Bus trip to see mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs

    Bus trip to see mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs
    The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library is sponsoring a bus trip to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, the historic attraction in rural Spring Hill on June 25. Weeki Wachee Springs debuted its underwater show in 1947, featuring women dressed as mermaids...
  • State parks, homeless and SeaWorld: Letters

    State parks, homeless and SeaWorld: Letters
    State parks mismanaged The Sentinel's recent articles on how close Wekiwa Springs State Park came to having the state endorse beer sales within its family setting point out how badly Florida's parks are being managed these days. When those in...
  • Blues along the Bay: Buddy Guy, Gregg Allman top Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

    After a year's hiatus, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival returns to Sandy Point State Park this weekend, with blues legends Gregg Allman and Buddy Guy topping the bills of the event. Allman, a founder of the seminal Allman Brothers Band, will close...
  • Summer Travel Savings In New England

    Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, is just ahead, which means it's time to get going on your vacation plans. If you're looking for fun on a budget, here's some free and low-cost suggestions to help. >>Staycationers should check out...