| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A combination of the almost full moon, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a temporary barrier that was supposed to protect a storm-battered stretch of A1A under construction.
Officials have been watching water levels since October,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California.
If you're planning to visiting state parks Thursday, Friday and through the weekend,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:33 PM
WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:24 AM
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...
| 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.
| 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 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
| 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...