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The Hartford CourantIt happens about this time every year. I visit the headquarters of Connecticut Forest & Park Association and pick up the brochure for the latest Connecticut Trails Day Celebration. And then go in my basement laboratory to develop a potion to split...
Culture MonsterThe latest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series is on "Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region"...
Postcards from FloridaIt's almost peak blooming season at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. When is the absolute best time to see more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises and other flowering plants? It's hard to pin...
How much of Jackson Park should be set aside for birds (“Bird-watchers fear the worst as Park District removes trees near Wooded Island,” June 13, 2013)? Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision was to provide a beautiful space where...
The birders made a plea last month when they saw two trees marked for destruction just outside the bird haven in Jackson Park. Wait a few more weeks, they asked, until the height of migration season is over. Although the trees aren't in the bird...
The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are both Original Six old-school NHL teams. Both have rabid fans from blue-collar backgrounds who have endured frustrating eras with their respective franchise owners. And both begin their games with a rousing...
The " Harley-Davidson" coffee mug belongs to Ted. The "Su Do Ko" one is Bill's. The mug with the picture of the yellow Labrador is Noel's. Mudgeon Quinn can name the owners of the rest of the dozens of mugs on the wall at her family's Quinn's Coffee Shop,...
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In the summer of 1989, the Baltimore Harbor Promenade opened officially. It began with a 3-mile walk from the Canton Waterfront Park and concluded at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. "The Promenade was designed as a permanent public pedestrian walkway with...
Vanishing America: In Pursuit of our Elusive Landscapes By James Conaway Shoemaker & Hoard, 275 pages, $24.95 The notion of progress is generally perceived as an inherently positive one. Calling to mind a variety of upward indicators, it can point to...
Morton "Jerry" Baum, founder and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence and a retired clothing manufacturing executive who was a tireless champion of city public schools, died May 5 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his...
On sparkling spring days, Ann Goldman Giroux enjoys tending her garden, planting vegetables and nurturing the lush roses and rare azaleas that adorn her family's home in Guilford. Giroux, who typically plants 800 white tulips along the front walkway and...
Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears. This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...
May 19, 2011 |Column| Hartford Courant
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Mar 8, 2011 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
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