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  • Magic Wings - Butterflies

    Magic Wings - Butterflies
    Have you already had enough of the frigid weather? Are you ready for a tropical break? Well, grab the kids and head north for an educational and beautiful adventure! Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory is located in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts which is just a short drive from the Connecticut border. Walk through the entrance to the indoor garden and become enveloped in a lush, warm environment. "It is sort of an oasis," says owner George Miller, who grew up in New York City. "Not too many butterflies in Brooklyn," laughs the fairly new enthusiast, as he gazes upon his four thousand precious pets. "It's very relaxing," he says. "I come in here at six o'clock in the morning and it is just me and the butterflies. It's a very calming, soothing effect."
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....

    Ralph Albertazzie dies at 88; Air Force One pilot for Nixon

    Ralph Albertazzie dies at 88; Air Force One pilot for Nixon
    Ralph Albertazzie's most memorable flight as President Richard Nixon's personal pilot on Air Force One was the final, history-making journey they took together. Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974,...

    Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey

    Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey
    Julia "Judy" Bonds, a West Virginia environmental activist who garnered national attention for her homespun opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, has died, the environmental group Coal River Mountain Watch said. She was 58 and had cancer. Bonds,...

    Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist

    Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist
    Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75. Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...