Column | Mar 10, 2014
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Story | Mar 14, 2014 | 6:11 PMWelcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive;  767-4205, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638) to get the scoop on the magnificent 600,000-acre park. The tab: A poolside room for a night at La Casa del Zorro cost $242 (before taxes and a $25 resort fee), and we spent $105 for meals and drinks.
Story | Mar 9, 2014 | 4:10 PM
Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway will host a gardening program with Margery Winters titled "Spring Wildflowers", Thursday March 27 at 7 p.m. Connecticut has a myriad of spring wildflowers. Find out why they bloom in the spring, where to...
Story | Feb 6, 2014 | 5:05 AM
It won't be long until one of the most beautiful wildflowers fires up the moist woodland borders like few other plants. I am talking about Indian Pink, known botanically as Spigelia marilandica. It is so showy it caused my son to get off his bike and take...
Story | Feb 5, 2014
An anonymous Facebook page posted to "Save Silver Palm Park's boat ramp" prompted Boca Raton City Council to issue a resolution designed to put the contentious matter to rest and restate they never intended to allow changes to the boat ramp or parking....