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  • Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny

    Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny
    While critics say the lease deal for the renovation and operation of the Indiana Dunes State Pavilion leaves the door to future improvements, state officials defended the process as open and fair. In advance of an April 6 open house that offers...
  • Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks

    Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks
    Is that cloying Disney tune "It’s a Small World" banging around endlessly in your cranium? Here in Lake County, we can help you. We also can assist if you’re feeling the urge to smother Harry Potter with his invisibility cloak and turn...
  • Top things to do in the suburbs, from skydiving to feeding bison

    Top things to do in the suburbs, from skydiving to feeding bison
    Chicago is a pretty great place to visit. But if you've seen all the tourist trappings and the thought of going to the city has you breaking out in hives, then perhaps it's time to check out all the cool things the suburbs have to offer. From indoor...
  • Seminole County day trip offers something for everyone

    Seminole County day trip offers something for everyone
    "Shh, look!" the Canadian visitor said as she pointed to a large alligator slipping into the water and silently swimming across the Wekiva River while we stood on the shoreline. I've lived in Central Florida for nearly 40 years, and I still get a thrill...
  • Birds of a feather study flocks together

    Birds of a feather study flocks together
    Northwest Indiana is for the birds — and that makes it great for bird watchers, too. Our location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan contributes to what might be described as an exceptional and eclectic parade of migrating bird species passing...
  • Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes

    Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes
    Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution. Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
  • Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup

    Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup
    To honor her mother on the third anniversary of her death, Darlene Rippon wrote a heartfelt tribute, stuck the message in a bottle and cast the glass vessel toward the sea. Once tossed into a shallow creek in John U. Lloyd State Park, Rippon said, "I...
  • As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny

    As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents. That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...
  • Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges

    Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges
    An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said. Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
  • How to get Californians to visit their state parks

    How to get Californians to visit their state parks
    It's a poorly run and out-of-touch parks system, indeed, that needs a commission to tell it to accept credit cards. Yet that's among the major recommendations of the so-calledĀ Parks Forward task force, which aims to transform California's state parks into...
  • States' workshops creating outdoorswomen

     States' workshops creating outdoorswomen
    If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience. Farrell is director of...