| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Are you thinking about holiday gifts for your favorite outdoors person. Well, here are some ideas for items that can be found online as well as regular outdoors and department stores:
The Helinox Chair from Big Agnes is light, sturdy...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:22 PM
It happens every year at this time: Well-meaning citizens, buoyed by the holiday spirit, call the local homeless shelter or soup kitchen, hoping to volunteer — only to be told thanks, but no thanks.
It's the one time of year some charities...
| Nov 21, 2013
In his new book, “Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living,” Nick Offerman — the former Chicago theater actor, comedian and native of Minooka, now best known for his hilarious performances as the red-meat-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
We have wonderful Christmas boat parades — cruising in harbors, lakes and rivers — to look forward to next month, and yes, boats being towed on trailers down a few main streets across the country.
I hope boaters have started to...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:34 PM
With a December deadline looming, work on the second phase of the Riverfront Park is right on schedule.
According to Town Manager Richard J. Johnson, the $12 million park expansion that includes a two-story boathouse and boat launch should make its first...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Paularino Elementary School teachers Lisa Roberts and Shannon Spining share a passion for teaching and kayaking.
Now, the pair have something else in common: an award for their philanthropic efforts.
Roberts and Spining started their nonprofit,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Titanic exhibit, now at the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to undersea treasures.
Dozens of sunken Spanish galleons remain undiscovered off Florida's coast, many hidden by centuries of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:31 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Suspected drug traffickers paddling across the border in four marijuana-filled kayaks were intercepted by U.S. authorities Friday near San Diego, resulting in the seizure of 297 pounds of drugs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...
| Nov 5, 2013
Hunting is in full swing in Pennsylvania, from archery deer to wild turkeys to squirrels, grouse and pheasants. Hunters can be seen in the woods daily Monday through Saturday, and the increased presence of hunters moving through the woods and fields is...
| Oct 20, 2013
Few sights in sport are more stirring than eight rowers propelling a thin racing shell across the water. Legs drive forward. Arms pull backward. Oars carve through the water in perfect, V-shaped synchronization. It's visual poetry—and in some...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Mid-America All-Indian Center is celebrating the opening of its newest exhibit “From Native Hands: A Journey Through Childhood” with special $1 admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 19.
The exhibit takes visitors back before...