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La Grua Center presents lecture on Gullah culture

As our country blossoms — or tries to — and there is new energy for and curiosity about the many cultures folded into our society, every day is an opportunity for a learning experience. Consider a virtual Wednesday presentation hosted by the La Grua Center in...

Your pet helped you get through the pandemic. What happens now?

Lindsay Beattie works on her computer as her new dog, Moose, hangs by her side at home in Fort Lauderdale. There's been a rush on new pets during the pandemic with pet owners having more time to take care of an animal, but now that many have to return to the office, there's lots of anxiety about leaving the pets home alone. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

“Dogs in their perfect world would just be sitting on your laps, and that’s really what they did for a year.”

Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson River

Giant concrete tulip pots that support Little Island park are seen from beneath. The park, designed to be an immersive experience combining nature and art, is scheduled to open to the public on Friday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A whimsical new park built on pilings in the Hudson River off Manhattan has opened to the public

Teaching a dog to 'talk'

How Stella Learned to Talk

Online, millions of viewers can — and do — watch Stella type out sentences and "converse" with owner Christina Hunger, a 27-year-old speech therapist.




For veteran bicyclist Kevin Burke, safety is a two-way street

As a member of Bike Stonington, a community organization that promotes bike access, bike safety and bike awareness, Kevin has made it his mission to keep fellow riders safe.

Back aboard with the Tuesday Night Paddlers

Within a minute, 20 paddlers formed a flotilla that cruised past Andrews, Dodges, Enders and Ram islands.