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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Downs completes Appalachian Trail

    Alan Downs completed the 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine on Aug. 14. He started his adventure April 1 in Georgia. Four times he did a 50-mile day, starting his hikes at 3:30 in the morning and finishing after dark. He...
  • A reason for hope found during the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon

    "Good morning." "Thanks for being out here." "Have a great day." If I heard those comments once, I heard them a hundred times — or more — from the 1,000 or so runners in last weekend's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. As a race volunteer, I...
  • After a fall from grace, time to consider Lance's rise

    After a fall from grace, time to consider Lance's rise
    At long last, we know what we thought we knew is true. Lance Armstrong did it. The disgraced cycling icon came clean to Oprah about being filthy. We now know, for certain, that he juiced and doped largely throughout his record run of seven Tour de...
  • Sandy Relief Vote And Sally Field

    The $50 billion Sandy relief package to aid people and communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut devastated by the super storm finally passed the House last week. All told, 179 Republicans voted against it. The only Democrat to vote no was...
  • More book recommendations offering domestic travel delights

    In last week's column, I shared four books that took me on virtual trips across the ocean. Today's column explores four domestic locales, places I visited in 2012 courtesy of the printed word. When she was 22, former waitress and novice backpacker...
  • Wiffle Ball tournament to aid baseball program

    The Clear Spring High school baseball program will hold a Wiffle Ball tournament   Saturday at the high school athletic complex.  The first pitch will be at noon. The tournament is open to all ages. The teams are made up of 3 to 5 players. The entry fee...
  • Rockfall netting secures the slope off Route 248

    Rockfall netting secures the slope off Route 248
    Q: For many years I used Route 248 northbound through the Lehigh Gap near Palmerton, and often fallen rocks from the eastern slope would be strewn on the roadway in the cantilevered section. I hadn't driven that section for many months until recently,...
  • Bacon Is Getting Its Own TV Series

    It's not like there weren't big things going on in politics this past week, what with the fiscal cliff looming and the state deficit seemingly growing by the minute. Oh, and tea party honcho Jim DeMint leaving the Senate. But sometimes a story that falls...
  • Take autumn easy

     Take autumn easy
    BETHEL, Maine — You know you've found a worthy fall colors spot when you plan to go far in a day but don't go far at all. On my first day in the mountains of western Maine last October, I planned to hit three stops — three places to soak in...
  • No pheasants will be stocked in Northampton County

    Pheasant hunters in Pennsylvania can get excited about the upcoming season because of an increase in the number of birds the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to stock throughout the state this fall. Northampton County hunters, not so much. For the...
  • Matt Long is keynote speaker for Runner's World half marathon

    Matt Long is 46 now, a few years older than when he triumphantly ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, finishing in 7 hours, 21 minutes. And he's a few years older than he was after finishing his triumphant 2009 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon in 16...