| Jun 6, 2015
We take wine seriously in the Lehigh Valley.
Our wineries grow their own grapes and produce wines that win top industry awards in all categories. We even have a signature grape, the chambourcin.
These family-owned wineries are part of the Lehigh...
| Jun 6, 2015
I thought I knew most of what the Lehigh Valley had to offer. But I learned so much while editing this Insider's Guide section.
For instance, I didn't know these 10 things:
•You can ride a historic carousel at Weona Park in Pen Argyl. The...
| Jun 6, 2015
Leaving the security of home for the unpredictability of the outdoors isn't for everyone. But for those who love nature, the Appalachian Trail — showcasing breathtaking scenery from Georgia to Maine — is a "must do."
Known as the "AT" and "a...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 11:20 AM
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed several trails and backcountry campsites after a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a black bear in the Hazel Creek section of the part in North Carolina.
According to a news release, the incident...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Shawn Bartelt, general manager at WFTV-Channel 9, on Friday announced her retirement and shared her delight in finishing her career on top.
Bartelt, 61, has been general manager of the ABC affiliate for nine years -- "three years longer than anything...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 11:31 AM
Based on Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir, "A Walk in the Woods" is headed to the big screen starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
A trailer released last week features the odd couple embarking on a trip to hike the Appalachian Trail - a 2,200-mile trail...
| May 30, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Zeke Barbour doesn't shy from a stiff challenge. So when the Forest Hill resident learned of a group trek on a rugged, rock-strewn 8 1/2-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, he signed on. Barbour has hiked pieces of the 2,160-mile trail...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 11:04 AM
The first rule of encountering a bear on the long, lonely trails of the Smoky Mountains isn't to yell or to wave your arms, and it certainly isn't to run screaming in the other direction as fast as your trembling legs will take you.
No, the first rule...
| May 7, 2015
| 8:16 PM
Think Florida lacks hilly hikes? Think again. Appalachian Trail hikers often train at Torreya State Park, an hour west of Tallahassee high above the Apalachicola River. The bluffs up to 300 feet high offer spectacular vistas over the river, and the park...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:23 AM
SIMSBURY — Nate Lungarini was only 30 minutes into his hike at Race Brook Falls in Sheffield, Mass., when he thought he heard a tree crash.
Then he heard screams.
Lungarini was hiking with Ryan Carr, both of Simsbury. They are both Eagle...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:22 PM
The latest PennEast pipeline route moves the natural gas line away from Moore Elementary in the Northampton Area School District, but keeps its proximity to Lower Nazareth Elementary in the Nazareth Area School District.
Residents of both communities...