| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It'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...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest...
| Jun 4, 2010
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,...
| Jun 3, 2010
It's no secret Seattle is facing a tight budget and the mayor has been looking for spots to make midyear cuts. Those cuts could happen any day now and we're told nothing is sacred. The Parks Department's warns we could see cuts to swimming pools,...
| May 4, 2010
| 9:31 AM
May 22-23--Mark your calendars and spend the day with family and friends at the Village of Riverside's Annual Arts Fair. Stroll this juried and competitive outdoor Arts Fair as you take in the original works of art from over 70 talented artists. View...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 5:24 AM
A 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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:08 AM
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
| 12:18 PM
It 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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:29 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:25 AM
As New Britain goes, so goes Connecticut. This could probably be said about a number of one-time industrial hubs that fell on hard times, like Meriden (silver), Waterbury (brass) or Danbury (hats). But New Britain, it seems to me, is a unique case....
| May 16, 2009
(WGN-AM) - Talks are under way to create a massive post-Olympics indoor youth athletic center in Washington Park, the cornerstone location of Chicago's plan to host the 2016 Games, the bid team confirmed.
State officials are conducting preliminary...