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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Web ReporterIt'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,...
Tags: Plant Openings
July 8: Author - Cathy Maloney Talks About Her Book, The Gardener's Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a "Small Masterpiece" by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law OlmstedWGN NewsRiverside, 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...
Tribune reportersCraig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
Tags: McCormick Place, Pat Dowell, Condos, Willie Cochran, Rentals
Times Staff WriterPARIS had its Baron Haussmann, who in the 19th century redesigned the French capital. New York had its Robert Moses, who before and after World War II redesigned that city's highways, parks and bridges. And Los Angeles? L.A. had the Traffic Commission....
Tribune architecture criticThey are ruining Washington, ruining it in the name of saving it. Five years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, this once-lovely city of broad diagonal avenues and open vistas conceived in 1791 by French engineer Pierre L'Enfant is becoming an ever...
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...
Tags: Central Park, Conservation, Geology, Death, Dining and Drinking
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