| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:52 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:46 AM
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.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...