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  • Owings Mills sports notices

    Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/OMT Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@tribune.com. Include date, time, location, contact...
  • Car plows into Virginia 'Trail Days' parade-goers

    A traditional weekend of merriment in a small Virginia mountain town was disrupted Saturday when a man lost control of his car and drove into a crowd of parade participants. Several people had to be taken to hospitals by ground and air ambulance, but...
  • Three new Eagle Scouts flying high in Troop 328 [Timonium]

    Boy Scout Troop 328 of Timonium United Methodist Church has been buzzing with activity the last few months. For starters, it celebrated an Eagle Court of Honor for three of its Scouts on April 20. David Harper, Matt Rafferty and J.P. Schmelz were...
  • A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail

    A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail
    Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail. And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
  • An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail

    An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail
    In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, an Army veteran from Pennsylvania named Earl Shaffer hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. No one had ever done that before. Completing the Georgia-to-Maine trek in 124 days, Shaffer became...
  • Paul F. Spigelmire, real estate agent

    Paul F. Spigelmire, real estate agent
    Paul F. Spigelmire, a Lutherville real estate agent, died June 16 of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Indonesia. He was 61. Mr. Spigelmire, who was visiting a daughter who is a Foreign Service officer, was snorkeling off the shores of Dili,...
  • Cyclists: Open Pacific Crest Trail to bikes

     
    Having hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, I can't even imagine riding a mountain bike on it, but I'm a novice in that type of riding. Plus it's illegal, as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy notes.  It's also been illegal on the Pacific Crest Trail...
  • Lessons from a cross-country biking trip at 71

     
    Peter Karch is a scientist. He identifies a concept by its definition and is puzzled when he can’t seem to find the right category. This is what happens when he tries to define life. He can’t. The Lehigh Carbon Community College biology...
  • Cheating a forgivable offense?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner wants to be New York City's next mayor, he admitted in an interview with New York Times Magazine. Weiner's political committee has already spent $100,000 on research and polling to see......
  • Kutztown dad spends Father's Day cycling cross-country to help his daughter

     
    Peter Karch spent Father's Day on a bike. It was his way of honoring his daughter. The 71-year-old Kutztown resident is on a mission to bicycle more than 4,000 miles from California to Virginia to raise funds for his daughter's health institute. I spoke...
  • 2013 Fall Gear Guide for the Outdoorsy and Active Lifestyles

     
    Now that we’ve reached the Fall season with hunting, fishing and hiking in full swing, it’s time to look at some of the new gear that’s available to make you safer, comfortable and more secure in the wonderful outdoors to make it a...