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  • Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'

    Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'
    Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.” But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it’s often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Hiking the AT as a spiritual experience

     
    There are people living in  small towns along the 2,180-mile-long Appalachian Trail who are known as “Trail Angels” for helping hikers who need food, shelter, medical and, sometimes, spiritual care. Now there's evidence that the experience...
  • #Pa. #Fall #foliage beginning to show

     
    Expect fall foliage in the Southeastern corner of Pennsylvania to be at about 5 percent of its fall-best, according to the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry. The Bureau of Forestry issued its first weekly fall...
  • 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...
  • In The White Mountains, Marking 125 Years Of Hikers' Huts

     In The White Mountains, Marking 125 Years Of Hikers' Huts
    — Like most of the trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Gale River Trail begins with forgiving dirt and mud but quickly changes to unforgiving rock. For most of the 4.6-mile climb up the trail, my wife, Lisa, and I were serenaded by the...
  • Connecticut Options For The Appalachian Trail

    Connecticut Options For The Appalachian Trail
    The  Appalachian Trail  extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at...
  • Body Found by Hunter in Lebanon County

    Body Found by Hunter in Lebanon County
    Pennsylvania State Police seek to identify the body of a white male, between 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, found Thursday in Lebanon County.  The badly decomposed body was discovered Thursday morning by a hunter about a quarter of a mile northwest...
  • A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park

    A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park
    LOGAN, Ohio — There is one Ohio state park everyone should visit. That's Hocking Hills, with its out-of-Ohio vibe that is very appealing. It is Ohio's best park for natural wonders and its most scenic state park. The picturesque 2,348-acre park in...