| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:46 PM
If you ask Richard Smith how he's doing, you're bound to get the same answer any time of the week. "It's just another day in Paradise," he says with a smile.
With a clear view of the starry sky every night, the kind of silence that brings on a healthy...
| Sep 19, 2013
Dictators have an unfair advantage over democratic governments; they can overturn their previous decisions without needing to explain themselves to anyone. In their territory they are king. The people are there to praise and obey.
Such is the case of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The Resort Township Board of Trustees has approved plans to build a new playground in East Park.
Construction will start Sept. 15 and will take approximately a month to finish.
“We’ve wanted to get it back since the whole park was...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:55 PM
City officials in San Juan Capistrano are trying to figure out exactly how flip-flops became banned at two city parks.
The flip-flop ban is in place at Los Rios Park in the city’s historic district and at a recently opened dog park, said city...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Leaves already are changing color north of Chicago, so it's time to plan your fall leaf-hunting getaway. We've come up with some of the most scenic autumn areas within roughly 180 miles of Chicago, so it can be a day trip, or you can make a weekend of it....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Revelers hollered, jumped and pumped their fists as a disc jockey bumped remixes of Nirvana, Macklemore and M.I.A. at one of the three stages at the Wet Electric dance party Saturday at Huntington State Beach.
Contrary to the fears of many Huntington...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A group of youngsters this week has been learning first-hand about nature, from the weather to river runoff, as participants in the Fort Frederick State Park Junior Ranger Program.
On Tuesday, they were studying fossils, digging up what they could...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Music by the Lake concert series will continue Saturday at the City Park band shell, starting at 7 p.m.
The concert series features a variety of regional acts.
The concerts are co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council and the City of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Mt. Olivet picnic
The Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church picnic 4 p.m., July 20. Dinner includes hot turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes/gravy, side dish of applesauce or coleslaw. Beverages, ice cream and homemade desserts. Takeout dinners available....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:58 AM
One weekend, three classic-rock acts. Chesapeake City Park is about to host what amounts to a minature, retro music festival. The Beach Boys will perform July 19. Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band will rock the next day.