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  • Del. state parks to begin collecting entrance fees March 1

    Delaware officials say they will begin collecting entrance fees to state parks on March 1. Officials say daily park entrance fees for inland parks are $4 for cars registered in Delaware and $8 for out-of-state vehicles. For ocean parks, the fees are $5...
  • Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises

    Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks. The approved spending plan also doesn't raise taxes,...
  • Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues

    Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues
    Choosing a venue for the wedding reception is one of the very first things couples do after getting engaged. It seems that all of the other major decisions hinge on finding the perfect place - from what kind of food to serve, to what style of dress to...
  • Chicago job Q and A: How do you go about finding an outdoor job?

    Chicago job Q and A: How do you go about finding an outdoor job?
    For some workers, being confined inside all day is torture. As vice president of institutional planning and inclusion at the Chicago Zoological Society (which manages Brookfield Zoo), Jo-Elle E.H. Mogerman focuses on increasing awareness about jobs in...
  • Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21

    It could get a lot harder to smoke traditional and electronic cigarettes in Hawaii, especially for young people. State lawmakers are considering raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes. They're also...
  • Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
    After disappearing for years, gray foxes have returned to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. The bushy-tailed predators vanished after the twin blows of Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and a wave of distemper that swept through the park's...
  • A cold view from the hiking trail at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

    COLUMBIA, Kan. Bill Bryan climbed to a snow-covered overlook at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and paused to take in the sounds of winter hiking. Make that, the lack of sounds. This scene was totally free of audio. Only the sound of hiking boats...
  • Natural wonders of Panama City Beach

    Natural wonders of Panama City Beach
    I've been on enough whale-watching or dolphin-spotting outings to know not to expect much. "There's a minke whale at 11 o'clock," a voice will announce excitedly over the boat's PA system. I and everyone aboard rushes to the rail, looks at 11 o'clock...
  • Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls

    Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls
    Becky White has lived in Niagara Falls, Canada, her whole life, and always likes to see the falls in the winter because the view is so clear. When she visited Friday morning, the view was different. Ice had formed not just at the base of the falls,...
  • Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    Maryland is home to the 25th best beach in the United States, according to a recent survey from tripadvisor.com. Based on reviews and ratings left on tripadvisor.com over a 12-month period, Ocean City's beach ranked #25 in the country -- the only mid-...
  • Dunes hosts May birding festival

    The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a joint partnership with the region's major environmental groups, takes place May 7-10. The event is meant to highlight the dunes area's rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive...