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  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens. "I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
  • No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail

    No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail
    HARRIMAN STATE PARK, N.Y — Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cellphone for the rest of the 2,180-mile hike. "It would really be...
  • Adrenaline Rush Allays [Some] Aches And Pains

    Adrenaline Rush Allays [Some] Aches And Pains
    Sometimes when I run or play tennis or ultimate frisbee with friends, including The Courant’s editor, Andrew Julien, I'll list a few injuries at the outset just to set the psychological tone.  In that spirit, I must report that I started this trek...
  • A Place To Lay My Head Near The Appalachian Trail

    A Place To Lay My Head Near The Appalachian Trail
    Route 44 crosses the Appalachian Trail less than a mile outside of Salisbury Center, just past an 1851 Italianate style house owned by Barbara Nicholls, a retired New Yorker editor and gallery owner. Years ago when her daughter was young, Nicholls would...
  • 5 years after 'Appalachian Trail' scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

    WASHINGTON During a break in the recent congressional session, Mark Sanford sidled up to his pal Mick Mulvaney and sat next to him on a back bench in the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Cheshire cat's grin on his lean face. When...
  • Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40

    Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40
    BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
  • Republicans getting down to business

    Republicans getting down to business
    I was a little startled by something I saw Monday morning on Interstate 70, about halfway between Hagerstown and Frederick. As I approached the Appalachian Trail footbridge that passes over the highway, I looked up and saw what appeared to be a...
  • Glenn Close, Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute Benefit

    "When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York. While the Sundance founder...
  • 'A Walk in the Woods' starts shooting with Ken Kwapis at the helm

    'A Walk in the Woods' starts shooting with Ken Kwapis at the helm
    "A Walk in the Woods" has taken a big step forward. The long-planned adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir has begun production with director Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You") at the helm, the film's backers, Wildwood Enterprises and Route...
  • Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman Joining Robert Redford on 'A Walk in the Woods'

    Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal have joined Robert Redford in the independent drama "A Walk in the Woods." Wildwood Enterprises and Route One Films started production Monday on the film, an adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's...
  • Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area

    Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area
    No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...