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State Parks

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  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand

    Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand
    A hole the size of eight football fields would be gouged from the ocean floor off Fort Lauderdale under a plan to help save the eroding beaches of southern Broward County. The Army Corps of Engineers said Broward County has applied for a permit to...
  • Where to see 'snow' in Florida for the holidays

    Where to see 'snow' in Florida for the holidays
    In Florida, dreaming of a white Christmas is little more than wishful thinking. The weather warrants shorts and flip-flops for the majority of the winter season, so the odds of it actually snowing here this year are slim to none. Native Floridians...
  • The Black Rocks Of Watertown

    The Black Rocks Of Watertown
    I scrambled up the side of Black Rock, my hiking boots kicking away small rocks that scattered down the trail. Pulling myself up on narrow rock ledges as pine needles and leaves fell around me, I looked at the large rock that loomed above me. As I...
  • Be there with bells on for stocking full of holiday races

    Be there with bells on for stocking full of holiday races
    Several upcoming races have holiday themes, but two in particular -- the Santa Speedo Run and Cupid's Undie Run -- spice up the usual "wear a turkey costume" or "wear jingle bells and a Santa hat" recommendations. Hunter's Creek Turkey Trot 5K: This...
  • Boy, 4, survives 230-foot fall from cliff in Northern California

    Boy, 4, survives 230-foot fall from cliff in Northern California
    A 4-year-old boy was rescued Monday after falling 230 feet off a seaside cliff in Northern California and landing on a rocky beach below. Incredibly, the boy survived. Using the standard 10 feet between floors, the distance was similar to falling off...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Tuesday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Tuesday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Tuesday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Tuesday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages

    Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages
    As fall begins, the light is as golden as the prairie. The sky is big and blue. This year, with lots of rain, the hills of ponderosa pines undulate in a deep, thick green carpet so solid that the hills really do look black. One can see why American...
  • On Florida's Amelia Island, a mix of tranquility and history

    On Florida's Amelia Island, a mix of tranquility and history
    A sliver of light peeked between the drapes of my hotel room and woke me. The sun was not yet above the horizon, and I watched a shrimp boat move slowly across the water, the arms holding its trawl nets spread wide. I squinted, looking for the halo of...
  • Lake Louisa State Park race will cap first women's college triathlon season

    CLERMONT — The top female college triathletes in the nation will make history Sunday as they compete in the first-ever Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships at Lake Louisa State Park. Fifteen universities from all parts of the nation...
  • Tavares artist will do painting in every state park

    Tavares artist will do painting in every state park
    TAVARES — Sharon Osterholt is stocking up on sunscreen, bug spray and, in a belt-and-suspenders effort, itch-relief cream. On Saturday, she will embark on a 14-month tour of the state during which she will paint in "plein air" in all of Florida's...