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National Parks

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  • A Rocky road trip

    A Rocky road trip
    The 100-year history and 415 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park represents merely a fraction of the range's age and size. Yet the centennial celebration, and a direct link between the park and the Burlington area via U.S. 34, seems to offer as...
  • Taking the Kids -- and finding your park

    Taking the Kids -- and finding your park
    Who would have thought a big hole would wow the kids? Of course, it's not just any hole. The Grand Canyon is perhaps the most spectacular hole anywhere. It's a mile deep with 10 miles separating the South Rim, where we were, from the North Rim. No...
  • Civil War: Lee's surrender at Appomattox, then and now

    The surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday effectively ended the Civil War. This is a rolling account of commemorative events that include a re-enactment of Lee's last clash with Grant's...
  • Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN and other company news

    Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN and other company news
    Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN Lehigh Valley Health Network recently was chosen as the exclusive health care provider of Valley Preferred Cycling Center. With this new partnership, LVHN will provide medical direction on site at the...
  • D.C. adorned in pink for Cherry Blossom Festival

    D.C. adorned in pink for Cherry Blossom Festival
    After biding a final and fairly certain sayonara to the icy days of winter, welcome the warmer weather with a weeks-long celebration in our nation's capital, which soon will be showered in pink. Washington's annual National Cherry Blossom Festival...
  • Restaurants at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park close after small fire

    Restaurants at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park close after small fire
    Two restaurants at a historic hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park have been temporarily closed after a kitchen fire Tuesday that injured one employee.  The Rim restaurant and Uncle George’s Lounge at Volcano House, the only hotel within the ...
  • Finding Harriet Tubman's spirit

    Finding Harriet Tubman's spirit
    March is a good month to think about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Eastern Maryland, the first national park site named after an African American woman. Harriet was born in March, made up her mind to flee slavery in...
  • Mt. Rainier National Park readies for a wildflower spectacle

    Mt. Rainier National Park readies for a wildflower spectacle
    Right now, Mt. Rainier is snoozing under a thin blanket of snow that probably won't be gone until after summer officially arrives. But as it melts, it's setting the stage for a short but spectacular show. Beginning in mid- to late July, wildflowers...
  • Films & programs: Memories of a Pan Am flight attendant

    TRAVEL Presentation Author and former Pan Am flight attendant Wendy Knecht will read from her book, "Life, Love and a Hijacking," focusing on the iconic airline, its history and her life as a flight attendant. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at...
  • Norma Friedemann, Evanston

    Norma Friedemann, Evanston
    Age: 84 Writing letters since: The early 2000s, mainly for the Chicago Tribune. Writes about a variety of issues in Illinois from gun control to health care costs. Her biggest concern is climate change, saying, "It upsets me that people don't realize...
  • Florida's python problem: Snakes are decimating mammals in the Everglades

    Florida's python problem: Snakes are decimating mammals in the Everglades
    Florida has a python problem, and it may be worse than anyone thought. In a new study, researchers found that the voracious appetite of the Burmese python can outpace even the reproductive speed of the marsh rabbit, a small brown bunny that seems to...