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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....

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
    Often likened to a Noah's Ark due to its rich fauna, including 1,250 species of butterflies and multitudes of bird species, Costa Rica is sort of a poster child for eco-tourism. This tiny Central American country -- roughly the size of West Virginia --...

    Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure

    Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure
    Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home. The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...

    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.,...