JOHANNESBURG | Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.
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.
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 …
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Vietnam veteran Jesus Quintana loves to hunt, but crossing fields and forests is not easy for the Eastside Indianapolis double amputee.
The new building at the Illinois side of Wolf Lake looks quite cool and should open soon to visitors.
VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.
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.
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.
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.
Debbie Frazier wants her two children to grow up appreciating the outdoors. So she introduced them to hiking before they could walk.
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.
The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.
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.
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…
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.
LAKE STATION | The city's Field of Dreams complex will soon sport a new playground and skate park, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.
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.
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.
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.
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