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  • 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...
  • Where to see 'snow' in Florida for the holidays

    Where to see 'snow' in Florida for the holidays
    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. Native Floridians...
  • Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand

    Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand
    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...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    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...
  • California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush

     California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush
    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...
  • Some Lehigh Valley deer hunters have new rules

    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...
  • Shop and raise funds at 'Christkindlmarkt'

    Shop and raise funds at 'Christkindlmarkt'
    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...
  • Travel back in time through Christmas on Florida Frontier

    Travel back in time through Christmas on Florida Frontier
    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,...
  • 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...