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Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

JOHANNESBURG | Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.

July 29, 2014 5:15 pm
Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

Surfers ride waves on the southwest part of Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to to promote the sport in Africa.

July 29, 2014 7:41 am
Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, former president George H.W. Bush pauses for a photo before an NFL football game in Houston between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans. Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine. Thursday June 12, 2014. A family …

June 12, 2014 2:09 am
New ValPlayso to include zip line, Oodle Swing

New ValPlayso to include zip line, Oodle Swing

VALPARAISO | Hearing Kaye Frataccia describe the final design for the next generation of ValPlayso, it might have raised a question of who it's being built for: the kids or the adults.

April 23, 2014 5:30 pm
ATV wheelchair to help disabled Indiana hunter

ATV wheelchair to help disabled Indiana hunter

INDIANAPOLIS | Vietnam veteran Jesus Quintana loves to hunt, but crossing fields and forests is not easy for the Eastside Indianapolis double amputee.

March 06, 2014 7:00 pm
New building at Wolf Lake almost ready for visitors

New building at Wolf Lake almost ready for visitors

The new building at the Illinois side of Wolf Lake looks quite cool and should open soon to visitors.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
Group gives disabled kids chance to play

Group gives disabled kids chance to play

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.

February 15, 2014 7:00 pm
New vehicles to take center stage at the Chicago Auto Show

New vehicles to take center stage at the Chicago Auto Show

The 106th annual auto show starts Saturday and will continue through Feb. 17. More than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of McCormick Place will be devoted to automakers' latest offerings.

February 08, 2014 6:30 pm Video Photos

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Dinosaurs, volcanos and snowplows — oh, my

Dinosaurs, volcanos and snowplows — oh, my

VALPARAISO | Judging by the reaction of the hundreds of adults and children who packed the Thomas Jefferson Middle School gym on Thursday, the ValPlayso: Next Generation is already a success.

January 30, 2014 9:15 pm Video Photos

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Camp means community service for many young people

Camp means community service for many young people

At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a month-long service trip for teens.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
Hiking with babies and tots: Trail options grow

Hiking with babies and tots: Trail options grow

Debbie Frazier wants her two children to grow up appreciating the outdoors. So she introduced them to hiking before they could walk.

May 12, 2013 7:11 am Photos

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Urban adventures: discovering your city on foot

Urban adventures: discovering your city on foot

Adah Bakalinsky says there are more than 650 public stairways in San Francisco. She knows because she's climbed them all, except the newest ones. And at age 90, she still climbs them with friends.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.

April 27, 2013 12:13 pm Photos

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Hundreds flock to annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show

Hundreds flock to annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show

HAMMOND | Camo was the clothing pattern of choice Saturday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, where hundreds of people gathered for the annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show.

January 26, 2013 7:18 pm Photos

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Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaches Jeff Goldman, left, and Jack Russell are shown with their team, the Sounders, at the Raynham Soccer complex in Raynham, Mass. Both Goldman and Russell have sons on the team. Parents who sign up to coach appreciate the experience because it's usually fun and builds dedicated time with…

July 12, 2012 9:00 am
Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your child is a tough line to walk for parents, who make up the majority of coaches working with the millions of kids playing youth sports every year.

July 12, 2012 9:00 am

Lake Station receives $18,000 grant to build playground at Field of Dreams

LAKE STATION | The city's Field of Dreams complex will soon sport a new playground and skate park, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

July 03, 2012 7:39 pm
Rails to trails movement grows around country

Rails to trails movement grows around country

On a route once traversed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, shouts of "On your left" ring out as cyclists pass runners, in-line skaters and families out for a stroll with children and dogs.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am
'Hunger Games' fever makes archery cool for kids

'Hunger Games' fever makes archery cool for kids

In schools and backyards, for their birthdays and out with their dads, kids are gaga for archery four weeks into the box office run of "The Hunger Games" and less than 100 days before the London Olympics.

May 05, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states and counting

Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states and counting

They've got badges and campouts, cookie drives and troops in 22 states. The Dog Scouts of America even has a motto or two as the half-human, half-hound organization goes about the business of doing good deeds.

April 16, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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