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  • Manchester Boy Scout Finishes His Appalachian Trail Challenge

    Manchester Boy Scout Finishes His Appalachian Trail Challenge
    Manchester Boy Scout Jonathan Maidment has finished his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail, raising more than $32,000 for charity in the process. Maidment, 19, of Bolton is a member of Manchester Boy Scout Troop 25. He hiked the trail to complete one...
  • Hunting, trapping take precedence on Pa. state game lands

    Alleged Pa. State Trooper killer Eric Frein is still on the loose in the Poconos, keeping hunters and trappers out of certain portions of Pennsylvania State Game Lands 180, 183 and 221 in Price, Barrett, Paradise, Porter, Lehman, and Green townships, as...
  • 'America's Great Hiking Trails' is a beautiful book with great tips

    'America's Great Hiking Trails' is a beautiful book with great tips
    "America's Great Hiking Trails" Rizzoli, $50 What makes a hiking trail "great?" What makes it iconic? Author Karen Berger explores America's great hiking trails in this photo-rich coffee-table book. The United States has 11 national scenic trails that...
  • Love Story: Rescuers Find Love Caring For Stranded Whale

    Love Story: Rescuers Find Love Caring For Stranded Whale
    Erika Stuebing was scheduled to put a deposit on a house in Atlanta when her boss told her she was flying to Alaska that afternoon to help rescue a day-old beluga whale that had beached itself. The senior biologist at the Georgia Aquarium landed in Seward...
  • Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy

    Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy
    The Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs that appeal to youngsters without leaving adults rolling their eyes in annoyance. The Brothers are the family-friendly Americana duo of Joe Mailander, 29, and Justin Lansing, 30. Playing acoustic...
  • Three places to fall for West Virginia

    Three places to fall for West Virginia
    For much of the year, West Virginia lives up to its "almost heaven" moniker, serving up its beauty on meandering country roads, through rocky rivers and over high mountain peaks. But it's never closer to heaven than in the fall, when its sugar maples...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...
  • Wind Gap couple has tales to tell from completion of Appalachian Trail hike.

    Even though they saw flying squirrels in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and moose in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, traversing the entire length of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail — the A.T. — proved...
  • Like Tammy Wynette, another political wife stands by her man

    Like Tammy Wynette, another political wife stands by her man
    In the political strategy books, this rule might be filed under T. As in Tammy. As in Wynette, to the tune of “Stand By Your Man.” Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who last received national note when video surfaced of him kissing an...
  • No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail

    No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail
    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...
  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    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...