The Easy Writer: Outdoors writer Jim Kirby retires

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor I don’t really know Jim Kirby. When I came on here as the sports editor for The Regional-Reporter, Jim had already been our outdoors writer for the past few years. There was never any question whether to retain him, it was a given he would have his job as long…

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New Two-Mile Reindeer Run at Brookfield Zoo

Zoogoers are invited to grab their glow sticks and running shoes and head to Brookfield Zoo for its first Reindeer Run, sponsored by Revolution Brewing, on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 24. With a two-mile course entirely inside the park, families and friends can “fun run” or walk along the pathways decorated with one million…

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Brookfield Zoo Gears Up for the Holiday Season with Annual Tree Trim

Local community groups and companies can join in the holiday spirit at Brookfield Zoo by participating in its annual Tree Trim on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Ê Celebrating its 37thÊyear, the event, presented by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and sponsored by Target, attracts more than 500 Chicagoland-area…

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Brookfield Zoo’s Annual Boo! at the Zoo adds a third weekend

For the first time, Brookfield Zoo is adding a third weekend to its annual Boo! at the Zoo Halloween celebration, presented by Ferrara Candy Co. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, guests of all ages can show off their Halloween costumes plus enjoy family-friendly and spooky-fun…

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Lost in the mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park offers a welcome respite from the daily grind and distractions   By Jason Maholy Sports Editor The natural world radiates a power and energy that gets swallowed by urbanization and the necessarily artificial habitats of which our cities are constructed. Mountains, in particular, have a majestic quality and seem to hold…

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Celebrate World Snake Day at Brookfield Zoo on July 16

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Snake lovers can slither their way to Brookfield Zoo on Monday, July 16, to celebrate World Snake Day. Activities for the entire family will be taking place between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brookfield Zoo is home to more than 100 snakes ranging in size from a few inches to almost 16 feet in length.…

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Brookfield Zoo’s new Summer Sundays features family entertainment

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New this year, families with children of all ages can head to Brookfield Zoo for family-friendly programming on select Sundays throughout the summer! From concerts to meet-and-greets with some favorite children’s characters, there is sure to be fun for everyone. This year’s Summer Sunday’s lineup includes: July 15: Ralph’s World Concert: Families can rock out…

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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Brookfield Zoo

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Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and venture out to Brookfield Zoo for the annual International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday, May 12. Each year during the migratory season, one billion birds die due to collisions with windows. Throughout the day at the zoo’s Living Coast Plaza, guests can participate in interactive and educational activities…

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