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Gardens and Parks

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  • Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks

    Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks
    Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers. Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...
  • Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground

    No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown. In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
  • Kansas agency tells visitors state parks are open

    Kansas agency tells visitors state parks are open
    A Kansas agency wants to clear up confusion about the effects of the federal shutdown on camping, fishing and other recreational activities around the state.       The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism issued a statement Thursday pointing out...
  • Wedded: Nadia Ennis and Rob Zanotti

    Wedded: Nadia Ennis and Rob Zanotti
    Date: Sept. 1, 2013 Her story: Nadia Ennis, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island. She is a veterinary technician at Belvedere Veterinary Center in Baltimore. Her parents are retired and live in Palm Bay, Fla. His story: Robert Zanotti, 34, was born in...
  • The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park

     The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park
    APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked. This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
  • Is your U.S. national park trip ruined? Here are 7 alternatives

    Is your U.S. national park trip ruined? Here are 7 alternatives
    We’re sorry, world. As you know, countless travelers from around the globe got shafted this week when U.S. elected officials, unable to compromise on a budget, closed down more than 400 national park system sites (and much of the federal government)...
  • Ticked off! @ street closure

    I'm ticked off at the driver in front of me at the light. He threw out some trash. I got out of my car and threw it back twice. He said, "What's wrong with you lady?" What's wrong with me? It's the street, not the city dump. Why does it seem like young...
  • National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?

    National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?
    Care to go for a hike in a national park? How about one on the moon? A bill introduced in Congress would protect U.S. Apollo lunar landing sites by making the detritus that astronauts left behind a part of the national park system. It may sound like a...
  • Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'

    Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'
    The city of Virginia Beach approved a measure Monday that will allow the Virginia Aquarium to build an "Adventure Park" complete with zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses. The project is a joint venture between the Virginia Aquarium & Marine...
  • Taking the Kids: 10 ways to kick-start Halloween all October

    Taking the Kids: 10 ways to kick-start Halloween all October
    Lucky kids. They don't have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky...
  • Universal's Theme Parks Help AMC Scare Up Interest in 'Walking Dead' During Halloween Season

    Greg Nicotero stands in the middle of the abandoned West Georgia Correctional Facility's Cell Block C, part of the set that's overrun by zombies in AMC's "The Walking Dead." He's grinning ear to ear taking it all in. Half-eaten bodies, blood and gore will...