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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"...
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...
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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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,...
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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...
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...
Sentinel Staff WriterWith apologies to Mickey Mouse, there are Florida attractions that don't require standing in line with crying babies, or waiting an hour for an adrenaline-pumping, 5-minute ride. For some work-addled souls, the notion of relaxation is better captured...
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Special to the TribuneIt's been a peculiar summer -- too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry -- too weird. But that didn't stop avid gardeners from primping, prepping and photographing their beds, borders, containers, rooftops, balconies and window boxes for our Glorious...
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