| 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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July.
The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in...
| Nov 25, 2014
What seemed like a long winter in 2014 has suddenly morphed into the outdoors homestretch.
With this being Thanksgiving week, hunters won't have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads while sleeping off the tryptophan-rich turkey that will be...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
On Dec. 6, the Seagull Society of the Friends of Birch State Park Inc. will launch the inaugural “Christkindlmarkt” event. Inspired by a holiday craft event in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the fundraiser will take place in the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Step back in time and celebrate Christmas on the Florida Frontier from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 on the grounds of Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell in Sumter County.
Participants can make and play with homemade toys,...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:18 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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."