| Aug 5, 2014
Bake Oven Knob is a hot spot destination most of the year for birders, nature lovers and hunters.
Tucked along the south side of the Appalachian Mountain range's Blue Mountain, the prime parking area for the gorgeous lookout area that is ripe for...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:29 PM
"Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast"
Smithsonian Books, $40
Too much emphasis is placed on observing man-made borders rather than on just experiencing the natural contours and geography of the Earth for its own sake. A case in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Glastonbury's Director of Health is calling it a career after 34 years serving the town of Glastonbury. David Boone's last official day is July 31, although he will remain interim Health Director on an as-needed basis, until a new director takes the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman, Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Yes, that Mark Sanford — the erstwhile...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:44 PM
South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, citing an ongoing lawsuit with his ex-wife.
"No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:51 AM
"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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Thanks for Dan Rodricks' column championing the mandatory Program Open Space funds ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1).
Program Open Space offers a bit of balance to development. When you buy real estate, you take up some of...