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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Pipeline route moved away from Moore Elementary, but not Lower Nazareth Elementary

    Pipeline route moved away from Moore Elementary, but not Lower Nazareth Elementary
    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...
  • Committing time, energy and love to a meaningful cause

    About four years ago — when I was 17 — a beautiful elderly woman said to me, "We are supposed to help each other. That's what we are here for, honey — to help each other." Although I only spoke to this woman for about two minutes in a...
  • Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'

    Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'
    While many retirees devote time to exercising, volunteering and spending time with family, Evan Klofach has managed to squeeze in another activity — visiting majestic mountain ranges. From the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps to Alpamayo in the...
  • Newington Man In Remission For Brain Cancer Plans Appalachian Trail Hike

    Newington Man In Remission For Brain Cancer Plans Appalachian Trail Hike
    NEWINGTON -- Ben Freeman isn't about to let brain cancer stop him from fulfilling his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Two years after his diagnosis, Freeman is in the final stages of preparation. On April 20, he will enter the trailhead at...
  • PennEast moves portion of pipeline on Bethlehem Authority's land

    PennEast moves portion of pipeline on Bethlehem Authority's land
    PennEast Pipeline LLC has again made changes to the route of its proposed 108-mile natural gas pipeline, this time responding to the Bethlehem Authority's concerns about its proximity to one of the authority's water main lines in the Poconos. Under...
  • Zoo and ArtsQuest partner for new 'Step Outdoors' festival at SteelStacks

    Zoo and ArtsQuest partner for new 'Step Outdoors' festival at SteelStacks
    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...
  • Wheels are turning in the Lehigh Valley despite the cold

    Wheels are turning in the Lehigh Valley despite the cold
    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...
  • Nestle Waters plant part of mecca for high-speed bottling

    Nestle Waters plant part of mecca for high-speed bottling
    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...
  • Phil Valentine Is Hiking Appalachian Trail To Send A Message

    Phil Valentine Is Hiking Appalachian Trail To Send A Message
    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...
  • Appalachian Trail launches voluntary thru-hiker signup

    Appalachian Trail launches voluntary thru-hiker signup
    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...
  • Grandmother walks across country for climate awareness

    Grandmother walks across country for climate awareness
    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...