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  • Fall foliage reaches high color in Garrett County

    Fall foliage reaches high color in Garrett County
    We are approaching prime time for viewing fall foliage in the mountains of Western Maryland, according to a report Monday. Much of Garrett County has reached a "high" level of foliage color, according to the Foliage Network, with peak color likely not...
  • 'Seaside' Property In Waterford To Become State Park

    'Seaside' Property In Waterford To Become State Park
    A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuburculosis sanitorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy’s announcement that the “Seaside” property will become a state park....
  • Too Quick To Pull Plug On Seaside Development?

    Too Quick To Pull Plug On Seaside Development?
    Has the state solved the Seaside problem, or bungled it again? Seaside, so-called because it was once the Seaside Sanatorium and later the Seaside Regional Center, is an exquisite 32-acre shoreline property in Waterford with two major historic buildings...
  • New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium

    New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium
    Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
  • To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail

    To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail
    People of greater Los Angeles, you can daydream about escaping the heat or you can drive east and do it. Yes, east. About 100 miles east of Los Angeles City Hall you’ll find the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. And at the top of that 10-minute, $23....
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action, but no sign of movement at Syrian border

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey The Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight Islamic extremists or separatist fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The new war powers act also opens the way for...
  • Silver Springs marks one-year anniversary as a state park

    Silver Springs marks one-year anniversary as a state park
    OCALA — Silver Springs is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a state park with a series of special events today through the weekend. The state took over the formerly private attraction, known for its venerable glass-bottom boats, a year ago....
  • Best New England Drives For Viewing Fall Foliage

    Best New England Drives For Viewing Fall Foliage
    Here comes the great fall foliage color, and you don't have to go far to see it. Many people can find decent foliage color in their own neighborhood, of course, but there is something special about a daylong get-away to explore some new pocket of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park

    Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park
    Three girls, all Crystal Cove State Park Junior Guards participants, were recently hanging out at the park, conducting scientific research in the ocean and in university laboratories — all part of filming of a PBS television show that will air in...
  • 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...