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  • October means it's time to check out the fall foliage

    October means it's time to check out the fall foliage
    When the first fall breezes began to roll through Hampton Roads in early October, I decided that I needed a brief and peaceful get-away from work and classes. With that in mind and a pair of running shoes on my feet, I picked up a girlfriend on a...
  • How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers

    How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers
    The Santa Ana River, born of snowmelt and natural springs near Big Bear Lake, flows through Southern California as one of the region's most scenic rivers — until it hits Orange County. After cutting through a deep, lush canyon and flowing...
  • U.S. weighs listing African lion as threatened species

    U.S. weighs listing African lion as threatened species
      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing the African lion as threatened after a study showed the big cats were in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing...
  • Somers Attacks Malloy For Seaside Park

    Lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers on Monday echoed earlier Republican criticisms that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to turn Seaside Park in Waterford into a state park is a "political gambit a month before an election." The...
  • Orlando Sentinel Etcetera Listing - LocalLabs

    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Boo at the Zoo: trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and kids' activities among the nocturnal animals. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road,...
  • Halloween events around Central Florida

    Halloween events around Central Florida
    From trick-or-treat options to change-your-pants haunted houses, here's the best of Halloween events around the Orlando area. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Boo at the Zoo: trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and...
  • New York City Man Recovering From Injuries After Fall At Enders Falls State Park Saturday

    GRANBY – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the man who was injured in a fall at Enders Falls State Park Saturday. Michael Happel, 51, of New York City is recovering from non-life threatening injuries at Hartford...
  • Hay fire continues at Fair Hill park in Elkton

    Hay fire continues at Fair Hill park in Elkton
    A fire that has destroyed about half a million dollars worth of hay continued to burn late Saturday night at a state park in Elkton, officials said. Firefighters were called to the blaze at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area at 12:40 p.m....
  • Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail

    Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail
    A Corona del Mar woman and her daughter said a coyote pursued them and their dogs for a quarter-mile on a Crystal Cove State Park trail Tuesday evening. "It was crazy," said Lisa Goon. "It would not leave us alone. It was surreal." The incident...
  • Three places to fall for West Virginia

    Three places to fall for West Virginia
    For much of the year, West Virginia lives up to its "almost heaven" moniker, serving up its beauty on meandering country roads, through rocky rivers and over high mountain peaks. But it's never closer to heaven than in the fall, when its sugar maples...
  • Half Marathon coming up at Lake Louisa State Park

    Half Marathon coming up at Lake Louisa State Park
    Next month, the picturesque Lake Louisa State Park will become the host site for a special event: Florida’s Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races. The organizers are using the same course as last year, the state park at 7305 U.S. 27 near Clermont, known...