| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Get up close and personal with birds, frogs, snakes and a host of other animals during the inaugural Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley festival, May 30-31 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.
Presented by Lehigh Valley Zoo and ArtsQuest, the free event will feature...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 3:21 PM
With the high winds of the past few days, only the die-hard cyclists are willing to brave the chill and the gusting force of Mother Nature to get out on the road or trail.
High winds present problems not just from an increased effort to maintain speed...
| Mar 14, 2015
The management at Nestle Waters North America preaches safety inside its massive Lehigh County water-bottling plant.
Employees are covered head-to-toe in protective gear. It is a manufacturing plant; it's noisy, with many large, moving pieces of...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:36 AM
Phil Valentine, who has overcome both drug addiction and cancer, is planning to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine to spread a message about recovery.
Valentine, a Manchester resident who has been executive director of the Hartford-based...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:37 PM
The AppalachianTrail Conservancy has launched a voluntary registration system for people attempting to hike the entire trail.
The conservancy says the goal is to protect the 2,185-mile-long trail from overcrowding. Overcrowding can result in trampled...
| Mar 4, 2015
To raise awareness about climate change, Wellington resident Kathe Thompson walked for eight months across 3,000 miles, from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., with the Great March for Climate Action.
And that was only the beginning.
"I didn't get...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:35 PM
State police who searched the area of the Appalachian Trail about 4 miles north of Bangor on Tuesday night found a body, according to police radio reports.
The search, which began about 6:45 p.m., focused on the area of Fox Gap Road and Valley View...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:15 AM
You probably can't name any Grammy winners for best children's album — although you might guess a few if you go for the obvious. Disney movie soundtracks? Check. Elmo and Sesame Street? Check. In the '90s and early '00s, both of those ubiquitous...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:07 AM
Driving into Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on the main road called the Parkway, the sheer number of attractions that can entertain a family is mind-boggling. As far as the eye can see, there are diversions beckoning you and your kids to stop and give them a try....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:57 PM
Terry Cunningham doesn't remember exactly when or why she and her daughter Megan began talking about hiking the Appalachian Trail.
The Homer Glen woman's best guess was that the family — husband Lee and daughters Megan, 29, Melissa, 28, and...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Jim Ochse says this is the last time he's going to do it.
The two-time winner of the Empire State Building Run-Up is calling it quits in what amounts to one of the most extreme stair-climber challenges in the world.
The Allentown resident won the...