| Mar 25, 2011
Walt Disney World is extending, enhancing and invigorating the Haunted Mansion queue at Magic Kingdom.
It's a work in progress, and if this were a full-blown attraction and not just the queue, we would say it's in the "soft opening" phase. For the past...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:07 PM
The Huntington Beach Community Garden at the end of Atlanta Avenue opened last Saturday with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony. After two years of planning and meetings, the garden is now a reality.
The week before the grand opening, the garden...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:36 AM
As a longtime fan and user of Minnesota's water and woods, I have to say that a move to permit logging in two state parks strikes me as a bit like strip-mining Vail Mountain. Maybe that's an overstatement, but with natural resources that are such a...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:06 PM
In April 2002, Lou Murray wrote about the Bolsa Chica Land Trust's restoration work: "We applaud the ongoing removal of nonnative iceplant on the Bolsa Chica sand dunes and the planting of native plants on the mesa because it creates more natural...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Last weekend I took my daughters to see "Footloose" at the Artist's Theatre. What a wonderful show! Those high school students acted, sang, danced and changed sets and lighting like professionals. We were completely entertained. Bravo to our fantastically...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 8:28 AM
"One Ocean," a new killer-whale show, will debut April 22, according to SeaWorld Orlando reports. The show will replace "Believe," which has run since 2006 at Shamu Stadium.
A video on the SeaWorld blog (www.insideseaworld.com) touts the show's...
| Apr 10, 2011
On a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Over the last few years, natural history documentaries have tended to seldom show people (unless they were research scientists, colorful locals or obsessed sorts who wanted to live with bears or wolves or whatever), while postulating that the ecosystem...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 5:02 AM
If you plan to boat way down upon the Suwannee River this month be forewarned: Flying fish are back, reports The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.
So the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding boaters to slow down and watch out...
| Apr 12, 2011
There are 28 miles of beaches along the inviting patch of coast that encompasses Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, an area of more than 900 square miles on Florida's southwest coast.
It's more than enough room to claim a secluded section for one's...