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The Hartford CourantA tiny art park in New London, a sustainable garden landscape amid wetlands, a breathtaking oceanfront house and a healing garden for cancer patients are among the award winners in this year's Connecticut Design Awards competition sponsored by the state's...
John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
Biltmore in nearby Asheville, N.C., will be the site of the July 1 opening of Tiffany at Biltmore, an exhibition of 45 stained glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and The Tiffany Studios. The exhibition will fill The Biltmore Legacy...
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Wood Pond PressHARTFORD Lately billed as New England's rising star, the Insurance City Connecticut's state capital is making a comeback from its low point in the early 1990s when people, jobs, retailers and the major-league hockey franchise left for greener...
Special To The SunThe Great Falls of the Potomac may not have the instant name recognition of, say, Niagara Falls. But each year, about 3 million people visit this series of rapids and cascades along the Potomac River, where the rushing water and varied topography make...
In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
Art CriticThe cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHIS weekend, you could celebrate Earth Day -- which is technically Tuesday -- among L.A.'s stalled freeways, its overbooked apartments and endless arid concrete sidewalks. Or, like the hundreds of thousands of us who trek through Southern California's...
Chicago TribuneOn this date, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted headed west from Chicago, where he had arrived by train from New York, to a spot about 10 miles from the city. His mission was to inspect 1,600 acres that a group of Eastern businessmen had...
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My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A creature of habit, Brian Ouzounian joins a swallow-like migration each summer to this park's glacier-cleaved valley. Ouzounian has camped in Yosemite Valley in nearly every one of his 57 years, setting down stakes a...
The Hartford CourantIt's a beautiful spring day, and Edward Richardson of Glastonbury has just climbed 96 steps to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford's Bushnell Park. To the south are the gold domes of the state Capitol and the Bushnell Center...
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