| May 23, 2011
| 10:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — With aircraft made of little more than bamboo and plastic sheets, a ragtag group of aerial adventurers threw themselves off a hilltop here on May 23, 1971, launching what became known as the birth of the hang gliding renaissance....
| May 30, 2011
If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?)
But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
June is a time of changes. All over Newport-Mesa, families enjoy the beginning of summer. Children finish another year of school, graduation ceremonies are held, and plans for the future are made.
I often tell my two sons that change happens whether we...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 12:50 PM
When the time finally arrived for the much-anticipated Champs Sports matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame, the moment was punctuated with streaks of pink smoke across the dusk skies, over the Florida Citrus Bowl, Thursday, courtesy of the world-...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 11:06 AM
It was an eventful weekend in Ocean City, both on the ground and in the air. Some of the news was not so good, including the death of a 52-year-old boater. Here's a quick wrap-up:
-A Glen Burnie man out for a fishing trip died after the 16-foot boat he...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Drifting low over the St. Johns River, you can see everything. The winding, lazy flow of the north-flowing river sparkles through to a sea of grass.
“Ever since I remember, I wanted to fly,” says Eric Dufour, who runs Paratour, a business in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:21 PM
West Virginia's New River Gorge area was already a destination for adrenaline junkies, but now the thrill factor has reached new heights.
Two hundred feet, to be precise. That's the height at the highest point of Gravity, the mile-long zip line that is...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Barely a decade into his career, photographer Jason Lazarus and his work are everywhere, all the time.
From Floridian residencies to solo shows in Cologne, Germany, to single snapshots plucked for local project spaces, Lazarus is a photographic man about...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Walking through the Sparr Heights Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, Jay Fragoso was interrupted mid-stride.
“Jumping Jay,” a guest called out, beckoning him over for a handshake.
It is an appropriate moniker for a man who, at 72,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I was heartened to read your story on Andrew Soliz and his Native American sweat lodges ("A spiritual place to sweat," Feb. 10):
I was a lucky participant at one of his sweats, and they are run with integrity, safety and the utmost respect for the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 7:38 AM
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump out a perfectly good airplane from nearly 14,000 feet, experience free fall at 120mph, and then drift back to the earth under the canopy of a parachute?
Experience the thrill of skydiving through the...