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  • Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park

    Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park
    Three girls, all Crystal Cove State Park Junior Guards participants, were recently hanging out at the park, conducting scientific research in the ocean and in university laboratories — all part of filming of a PBS television show that will air in...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibits

    'The Best of the Chesapeake' The seventh annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures by more than 20 marine and landscape artists is on display through Sunday, Oct. 5, at McBride Gallery, 215 Main St. in Annapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays...
  • Southbury, Proudly Rural

    Southbury, Proudly Rural
    Throughout its history, Southbury has been a small town that seems to attract people with big ideas — some good, some not so good. In the 1900s it was political turmoil as usual in Europe that led to a cadre of Russian intellectuals displaced by...
  • West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
    Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh. It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state. The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
  • Wild side of the Keys

    Wild side of the Keys
    A road trip gets up close to the native creatures — I had come in the daytime to see them. North of town, I walked the tropical hardwood hammock of the peaceful Watson Trail and circled a slough on the Mannillo Trail. A lazing alligator was my...
  • Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, All Star Mixology contest, James Beard Taste America

    Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, All Star Mixology contest, James Beard Taste America
    Veuve Clicquot is hosting the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park Oct. 11. VIP picnic attendees will be treated to a meal prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Veuve Clicquot bubbly, as well as a seat to watch the polo...
  • Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock

    Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock
    A 22-year-old Chicago man drowned in the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park Saturday night, officials said. According to Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Robert Frazier, Angel L. Barreto, of the 2100 block of West Birchwood Avenue in the...
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
  • Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out

    Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out
    — Surfers hoping to catch a wave off Fort Lauderdale beach first have to catch a break finding a place to park. State Road A1A construction has closed off all but a few on-street metered parking spaces in the popular surfing area between Sunrise...
  • A1A getting makeover north of Sunrise Boulevard

    A1A getting makeover north of Sunrise Boulevard
    – A storm-battered stretch of State Road A1A is getting a permanent face lift, with amenities that will make it much more inviting for bicyclists and pedestrians. Work is set to begin this week on $11.8 million project to rebuild the road between...
  • From suburban Maryland, U.S. firm tracks gruesome jihadi videos

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From an office in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, a small team scans the Web 24 hours a day for jihadi videos often featuring gruesome executions by groups such as Islamic State.     On Tuesday, SITE Intelligence...