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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Meet the Okee Dokee Brothers at Musikfest

    Meet the Okee Dokee Brothers at Musikfest
    Minnesota-based Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up together exploring the outdoors in the Midwest.The duo played in a bluegrass band before switching to family music as The Okee Dokee Brothers. In 2011, they took a month-long canoe trip on the...
  • Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered

    Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered
    The redevelopment of a former Army post in the Blue Ridge Mountains might not appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side. Spanning roughly 600 acres in Western Maryland's Washington...
  • State game lands laws enforced at Bake Oven Knob

    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...
  • Glastonbury's Health Director retires

    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...
  • 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...
  • A Place To Lay My Head Near The Appalachian Trail

    A Place To Lay My Head Near The Appalachian Trail
    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...
  • Adrenaline Rush Allays [Some] Aches And Pains

    Adrenaline Rush Allays [Some] Aches And Pains
    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...
  • Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40

    Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40
    BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
  • Glenn Close, Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute Benefit

    "When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York. While the Sundance founder...
  • South Carolina's pathetic soap operas

     South Carolina's pathetic soap operas
    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...