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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP

    Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP
    Happy Freebie Friday!  It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all! Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, I have a coupon to save $5 on deli, bakery and produce,  good at Target and Publix. Also, I have another coupon to save $10 at Kohl's...
  • 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...
  • 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...