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  • Fall foliage reaches high color in Garrett County

    Fall foliage reaches high color in Garrett County
    We are approaching prime time for viewing fall foliage in the mountains of Western Maryland, according to a report Monday. Much of Garrett County has reached a "high" level of foliage color, according to the Foliage Network, with peak color likely not...
  • Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out

    Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out
    — Surfers hoping to catch a wave off Fort Lauderdale beach first have to catch a break finding a place to park. State Road A1A construction has closed off all but a few on-street metered parking spaces in the popular surfing area between Sunrise...
  • Too Quick To Pull Plug On Seaside Development?

    Too Quick To Pull Plug On Seaside Development?
    Has the state solved the Seaside problem, or bungled it again? Seaside, so-called because it was once the Seaside Sanatorium and later the Seaside Regional Center, is an exquisite 32-acre shoreline property in Waterford with two major historic buildings...
  • New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium

    New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium
    Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
  • To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail

    To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail
    People of greater Los Angeles, you can daydream about escaping the heat or you can drive east and do it. Yes, east. About 100 miles east of Los Angeles City Hall you’ll find the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. And at the top of that 10-minute, $23....
  • Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park

    Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park
    A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuberculosis sanatorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement that the "Seaside" property will become a state park. Malloy said the...
  • Silver Springs marks one-year anniversary as a state park

    Silver Springs marks one-year anniversary as a state park
    OCALA — Silver Springs is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a state park with a series of special events today through the weekend. The state took over the formerly private attraction, known for its venerable glass-bottom boats, a year ago....
  • House of Refuge built to rescue sailors

    House of Refuge built to rescue sailors
    The beach along today's Hugh Taylor Birch State Park was a desolate spot on Oct. 7, 1876, when Washington Jenkins was dispatched there as first keeper of a House of Refuge for shipwrecked sailors. The U.S. Life-Saving Service, which later merged into...
  • Eric Frein manhunt pushes Poconos tourists away

    Eric Frein manhunt pushes Poconos tourists away
    Splashes of red and orange have already begun to erupt in the canopies of maple trees around the village of Canadensis in Monroe County. A dry summer has brought an early burst of color to the Pocono Mountains, which means a quick start to one of its...
  • Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall

    Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall
    Here is some good advice from a man who knows his trees, Christopher R. Martin, the official state forester and director of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's division of forestry. When out for a look at the fall foliage,...
  • South suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    South suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Traditional Irish...