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  • California national parks, monuments and sites

    Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...
  • South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?

    South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?
    The South Florida Folk Festival may finally recover from Hurricane Wilma. The festival ran annually from 1992 to 2005, when the hurricane flattened its venue at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. An attempt at a revival in 2008 "sort of broke the bank,"...
  • Willie Nelson to sing at Silver Springs on date of canceled SeaWorld concert

    Willie Nelson to sing at Silver Springs on date of canceled SeaWorld concert
    Country singer Willie Nelson will perform at Silver Springs State Park on Feb. 1, the night he was originally scheduled to kick off SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival. Nelson pulled out of the SeaWorld gig last after protests inspired by...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1: First Saturday Jam,...
  • Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii

    Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii
    MAKENA STATE PARK, Hawaii — After a record year of attacks across the Hawaii archipelago, sharks were not far from Colin Dececco's mind as the sun went down on the long white strip of sand here on a recent Sunday evening. He and his daughter had...
  • Cunningham Falls State Park closed for Super Storm Sandy restoration

    Cunningham Falls State Park closed for Super Storm Sandy restoration
    A portion of Cunningham Falls State Park will be closed to the public for more than a month for cleanup following damage left by Super Storm Sandy. From Wednesday until March 1, dead or dying trees will be removed from the Manor area of the park,...
  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
  • Taking a hike to kick off the new year

    Taking a hike to kick off the new year
    Debbie Lamperti and Lorna Patrick of New Market decided to observe the new year from one of their favorite places — a hiking trail. They were in good company. Thousands were expected to join in on "First Day Hikes" across the country Wednesday, the...
  • Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker

    Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker
    Judge John Hanson Briscoe Sr., scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St....
  • Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois

    Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois
    Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois. Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
  • Leisurely escape in Crystal River

    Leisurely escape in Crystal River
    It's easy to remember that Peck's Old Port Cove, an utterly out-of-the-way, old-school fish house on the Gulf of Mexico, is exactly 9.3 miles west of U.S. Highway 19 in Crystal River. All the menu items offer a reminder, with prices that end in 93...