| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River.
There's the cursed Charles Island off the...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:32 AM
CASS, W. Va. — The Greenbrier River Trail is a gem.
It stretches 78 miles through a picturesque and surprisingly wild valley, next to a pretty stream, through forests and past open fields in the Allegheny Mountains of east-central West Virginia....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
WYMER, W.Va. - The Laurel Fork Wilderness is more than a little out of the way.
The 12,052-acre tract lies 17 miles southeast of Elkins, tucked between long narrow ridges in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains.
The two-tract wilderness is in one of the...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:40 AM
CASS, W.Va. — The Cass Scenic Railroad is a hard-working, up-the-mountain tourist rail line.
It's a slow 7 miles per hour on the steam-powered trains up Cheat Mountain to Whittaker Station and upward to Bald Knob on Back Allegheny Mountain.
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Time stands still for no one. Before long, we'll be shopping for fall fashions and school supplies. But there's time for a late-summer escape. We've come up with four destinations that, while you might never have heard of them, are engaging and...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 3:17 PM
C.J. McCollum was 5-foot-6 and overweight. Not exactly what Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Tom Izzo are looking for in a prospect.
But that's the beauty of sports in general and college basketball in particular. An athlete who doesn't fit the...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:05 PM
I spent much of my youth exploring the wilds of East Hampton's Hurd State Park. I tossed stones down the seemingly bottomless chasm of Split Rock, listening for their landings. We picnicked in a glade above Carlson Pond, scaled White Mountain and walked...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles.
I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
| Sep 24, 2012
If you want to introduce a child to a museum, there is no better day than Saturday - Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live when many museum open their doors for free to those with a downloadable ticket. Nine museums in the Lehigh Valley are...
| Jan 4, 2013
When the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem opened, ArtsQuest turned to the Lehigh Valley's own Lou Reda Productions in Easton to produce a documentary that showcases the site's historic and cultural significance. Now you can own a copy of......