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Gardens and Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Obama keeps Congress at arm's-length in government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — In 2011, with the government dangling on the edge of default, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) engaged in nearly daily negotiations. There were regular phone calls, talks and red wine at the White House....
  • What's up with theme-park sips

    What's up with theme-park sips
    The latest trend among the funky foods at theme parks is the themed beverage, a drink tailored to a specific area within an attraction. Butterbeer, the frothy beverage of choice among the Harry Potter crowd, set the standard when it debuted at Islands...
  • Florida travel calendar for October

    Florida travel calendar for October
    Check out festivals and events in October across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below: This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...