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  • Carnett: Do you have fleeting moments of bliss?

    Have you ever experienced a euphoric, transcendental moment? I speak of an indescribable endorphin-induced (or not) reverie. Measured in microseconds, it leaves a soul momentarily awash in feelings of bliss. Clearly, our society's response to this is:...
  • Hiking advice from Adventure 16 on big 3 long-distance trails

    HIKING Presentation Learn tips and techniques for hiking three major U.S. long-distance trails: the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail — a 7,900-plus-mile feat that fewer than 200 people have achieved....
  • Veteran leans on walking sticks for therapy

    Veteran leans on walking sticks for therapy
    HAMPTON — Sen. Mark R. Warner is an urban-dwelling Northern Virginian of the first order, down to the crisp suit and sharp haircut. But during a recent visit to the Hampton VA Medical Center, one accessory seemed out of place. The senator...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Recreation and outdoors calendar
    3-D archery shoots Through Sept. 1: Tuesday shoots will be held from 5 p.m. to dark at Vingt Neuf Bowmen, Maryland State Game & Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall. Archery fun shoots Through Sept. 7: Baltimore Bowmen 3-D...
  • Review: Palmerton's Slopeside Grill menu comes with a great view

    Review: Palmerton's Slopeside Grill menu comes with a great view
    When you're sitting 1,285 feet above sea level, you can expect the view to be good — and it is at Slopeside Pub & Grill near Palmerton. The restaurant, at Blue Mountain Ski Area's Summit Lodge, opened in December as part of the resort's recent...
  • Around the Park: Severna Park screenplay winner sees awards as springboard

    Around the Park: Severna Park screenplay winner sees awards as springboard
    Arriving back home last week, Daniel O'Neill looked forward to partying with family and friends to celebrate his recent graduation from St. Mary's College. They also were celebrating the success of his award-winning screenplay, "Po Magnus" at two...
  • Appalachian Trail Hikes In And Near Connecticut

    Appalachian Trail Hikes In And Near Connecticut
    The 2,189-mile-long Appalachian Trail follows virtually unbroken mountainous terrain from Georgia to Maine, passing through many states including New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts on the way. There is fine day-hiking with excellent views within easy...
  • Scout leader dies on Father's Day hike with troop, 2 sons

    A Boy Scout leader from Maryland died of an apparent heart attack while on a Father's Day hike in New Hampshire's White Mountains with his troop, which included his two sons, authorities said. Vernon "Rick" Rippeon, 51, of Westminster, Maryland, was...
  • Hitting The Hiking Trail With A Cellphone And Pizza

    Hitting The Hiking Trail With A Cellphone And Pizza
    It happens increasingly on the Appalachian Trail, the 2,189-mile footpath that extends from Georgia to Maine. Long-distance hikers approaching a village use their smartphones to search the Internet for pizza parlors in the area. Once found, they order...
  • Keep The Kids Active This Summer

    Keep The Kids Active This Summer
    Kids are always excited when summer rolls around. School’s out, the days are long, warm and full of potential and the livin’ is easy. That is, until the second week of vacation, at which point there are permanent, child-sized imprints in the...
  • $10M Proposed To Extend State's Portion Of East Coast Greenway

    HARTFORD — Connecticut could get its first chance to spend millions of dollars to expand recreational trails along an East Coast network stretching from Maine to the tip of Florida. Towns, cities and nonprofit groups would compete for $10...