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local couple complete national park pilgrimage | Local News

Earlier this month, Fountain Hills residents Al and Nancy Lorenz returned from the gates of Arctic National Park in Alaska, the final destination of their lifelong pilgrimage to all 63 national parks. “It has been an incredible journey for Nancy and I to experience all 63 major national parks and experience an adventure in approximately […]

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4 Pretty Towns to Visit in Connecticut During the Fall Season

Wine from the vineyards of Priam. Leeanne Griffin / Hearst Connecticut Media Group The town of Colchester, which was founded in 1698, is home to farming communities and historic architecture and sits just on the border of “Quiet Corner”. Where to eat in Colchester? Cato Corner Farm specializes in various flavors of cheese, including Bloomsday, […]

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Oikawa Izumi: A Japanese university student on the front lines of helping refugees in Japan

The majority of asylum seekers in Japan have their applications rejected by the government, leaving them with nowhere to go and no way to earn a living. Many turn to refugee shelters run by humanitarian NGOs for help while their cases are resolved. We follow Oikawa Izumi, a Japanese university student who assists residents of […]

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Lake Superior Preserve Hosts Accessible Birding Event

SUPERIOR, WI – The Lake Superior Preserve hosted a free birding event this morning at the Barker Island Estuarium. The aim of the event was to make birdwatching accessible to people of all ages, knowledge and abilities. The tour was a short distance along wheelchair accessible trails and they also had wheelchair mounts for spotting […]

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Visit Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park

If you are ever in the northeastern region of Arizona, you should plan to stop at Petrified Forest National Park. I’ve been there several times, years ago, and highly recommend it. It looks like some kind of otherworldly alien landscape, dotted with beautiful multicolored pieces of petrified wood, large and small. It is also shrouded […]

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Steubenville officials debate support for trail access | News, Sports, Jobs

STEUBENVILLE — City Council made it clear Tuesday that it wants the Great American Trail to run through the heart of the city, signing a resolution to convince West Virginia officials to preserve the Market Street Bridge for recreational use. At the same time, the council filed an action on a draft resolution […]

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Inauguration of the site of the Virgin Mary – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly

Inauguration of the site of the Virgin Mary In Cairo’s densely populated Matariya district stands an ancient sycamore tree, named the Virgin Mary Tree, which now welcomes pilgrims and visitors after years of closure for restoration and development. For decades, the site attracted thousands of pilgrims as it is said to have offered shelter to […]

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Watch: A young Kobe Bryant wearing a Magic Johnson jersey in Italy

An image of a young Kobe Bryant wearing a Magic Johnson jersey in Italy is pure nostalgia. It’s been more than two years since Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash. As hoop fans continue to recover from its loss, the teachings of the Black Mamba continue to inspire millions around the […]

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Tremont to lead discussions on ‘regenerative community’ surrounding Great Smoky Mountains National Park | New

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Flathead Valley Singletrack expansions enthusiastically received

On the evening of September 14, several dozen recreation-goers converged on an undeveloped parking lot north of Columbia Falls. Cyclists, hikers and runners were on hand to explore a new three-mile section of trail recently completed by Gateway to Glacier Trails. The new non-motorized multi-use trail is the first phase of the Cedar Flats Trail […]

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Black bear spotted in Upper Miller Creek neighborhood

This reporter and his wife were driving up St. Francis Drive and heading towards the intersection of St. Thomas Drive in the Upper Miller Creek area around 3:00 p.m. Sunday when we spotted a small black bear crossing the road and into a large lot belonging to one of our neighbors. As we pulled off […]

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Adding more pasture so close to Yellowstone is bear-baiting – Daily Montanan

Montana’s Paradise Valley is aptly named, located between two towering mountain ranges, it cradles the mighty Yellowstone River which flows from its source in America’s first national park and provides critical habitat for native species still present 200 years after the Lewis and Clark expedition. Still, the Forest Service decided to expand cattle grazing on […]

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Woman rescued from hiking trail in Scottsdale with help of drone

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) – A woman was rescued on a hiking trail near Scottsdale on Saturday. Scottsdale and Phoenix Fire rescue teams were able to rescue a woman in her 60s off Ringtail Trail in northeast Scottsdale early Saturday morning. Officials said she called 911, saying she had symptoms of heat exhaustion and needed […]

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Trip to Hai Phong: what to explore, what to eat, how to get there…

The northern port city of Hai Phong is home to a well-preserved “French Quarter”, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, beaches, caves and exceptional cuisine. BEST TIME TO VISIT Hai Phong enjoys a subtropical climate typical of northern Vietnam: hot and humid with heavy rains in summer, dry and cold in winter. The best time to visit […]

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From a Natural Bridge to a Giant Swamp: Here Are 5 of Virginia’s Coolest Natural Wonders

With fall fast approaching, it’s time to venture outside and do some exploring. One of the best things about Virginia is that we experience all four seasons. With the scorching summer temperatures most behind us – you never know with climate change, right? – we thought it was the perfect time to highlight some of […]

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These national parks are eliminating reservation requirements for the fall

There is no doubt that our nation’s national parks continue to be hugely popular, welcoming avid travelers in search of wide open spaces and stunning scenery, whether it’s mountains, forests, canyons, coasts or other terrain. However, last summer many of the more popular parks had requirements or restrictions that made impromptu trips more difficult. To […]

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From the ashes of Wildfire, a local Malibu architect saw an opportunity – it’s now selling for $6 million

Mediterranean style gets a modern update in a newly built villa in Malibu, Calif., which went on the market Thursday for $6 million. Amit Apel, a well-known Malibu-based architect and builder, is behind the design of the 4,400 square foot home, which sits on 4 acres in the mountains. Nicknamed Maliview, the residence overlooks the […]

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Anglin’: B&B a family favorite | Peabody Gazette-Bulletin

By PHYLLIS ZORN Personal editor A rural Marion bed and breakfast brings guests back again and again to fish as close as a 19-acre lake behind the house. Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast, three miles north of K-150 on Clover Rd., is operated by Alice Richmond with her daughter, Brenda Be, and Brenda’s grandchildren, Devin […]

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From rails to trails take shape at Albert Lea – ABC 6 News

(ABC 6 News) – Traveling without a vehicle is about to get a little easier in Albert Lea, as an old railroad is becoming a new trail for the community. Albert Lea is one of 13 cities and counties in Minnesota to receive planning assistance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city says […]

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This colonial city was voted the most beautiful in Mexico

Share the article Last update 32 minutes ago One of the colonial cities of Mexico has just been baptized ‘the most beautiful’ in the country, beating household names like Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and even the wider Riviera Maya to the top spot. The honor was bestowed by Mexico’s own Travel Awards, and it’s […]

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Betty K. (Toedt) Venice | The Gazette

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Betty K. (Toedt) Venice Betty K. (Toedt) Venice Cedar Rapids Betty Katherine Venis, 97, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14 from 4-6 p.m. A funeral […]

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In the face of history, Congress studies adding lynching sites to national park system

The US House is considering a bill that would put lynching sites in West Tennessee on track to become part of the National Park Service, part of a trend this year of Congress using the agency to make advance discussions of the country’s troubled and often violent racial history. A invoice of U.S. Representative Steve […]

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Harness the power of the Monterey Bay waves

It was the American dream in the age of Edison, where the unknown tinkerer felt no limits to making an invention that met timely needs. At the height of the Industrial Revolution, mechanical devices ruled. Coal, oil and gas were the main fuels, blackening skies, buildings, water and lungs, to power the furnaces of industry. […]

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What does Sue represent to you? Seattle sports fans share their memories of Sue Bird

Sue Bird was in the storm like the drizzle is in Seattle. The legendary playmaker is synonymous with Seattle sports and after 21 years and four championships, she is ending her career as possibly the greatest athlete the city has ever had. Fans have grown up with Sue. They laughed with Sue, clapped with Sue […]

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Glacier Park bird monitoring part of continent-wide collaboration

Gear in hand, the group sets out through the eerily silent forest of Glacier National Park well before dawn. As the first rays of the sun make their way over the mountains to the east, more than a dozen biologists, volunteers and interns work hard to install a series of large nets along the shore […]

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Ruffed Grouse Society works on hunter habitat and hiking trails – Reuters

GREAT RAPIDS – Hunting trails aren’t much use unless they’re marked, cleared, accessible and mapped, and that’s where the Ruffed Grouse Society tries to make a difference. The Minnesota chapter of the national conservation group is making targeted efforts to rejuvenate the hunter trail system in the Chippewa National Forest, including mowing trails to allow […]

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The globetrotter at your fingertips with Nadir On The Go

Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:53 AM Last updated on: Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:24 AM Photo courtesy: Nadir “> Photo courtesy: Nadir “Nadir On The Go” is a popular YouTube channel, run by Nadir – a Bangladeshi man documenting travelogues since 2016, as he visits different cities around the world. Recently, Nadir won the Best […]

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Ahoy, great gazebo from €285,000 East Cork Coastguard Cottage

GUARDING against the depredations of smugglers and foreign invaders was the raison d’être of the Coastguard during the height of the British Empire and as quick response times were required it made sense that they lived near the sea. For the most part, nothing separated them from the coastline they were charged with protecting (Ireland […]

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Trapping in Jasper National Park and Removing Bears from Townsite

After trying a number of hazing strategies, authorities will begin trapping and removing approximately 10 bears from the Jasper townsite in Jasper National Park. For several weeks now, at least 10 black bears have been – as Jasper National Parks officials say – “using” Jasper and the abundant fruit in green spaces and city […]

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Inside Jeff Garmire’s record-breaking hike on the John Muir Trail

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‘The Boys’ Showrunner Doesn’t Want Erin Moriarty Trolls To Watch The Show

Following the way Erin Moriarty complained about being treated badly by fans of “misogynistic trolls”, The boys showrunner Eric Kripke responds. Kripke took to Twitter to tell them to fuck off. “Hi trolls! Number one, that’s literally the opposite of the show’s fucking message. Number two, you’re causing real people pain with real feelings. Be […]

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A sampler from Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The Skyline trail that leads to stunning views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is at the top of most Cape Breton Highlands/Parks Canada visitors’ to-do lists, Adam Cornick Located on an island surrounded by ocean, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is an island itself, made up of tumbled mountains, thick forests and vast, mostly […]

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Family member of 1987 Red Fork Falls victim wants trail closed | WJHL

UNICOI, Tenn. (WJHL) – After a man died in Red Fork Falls, a Johnson City woman who lost her nephew in a similar incident 35 years ago says something must be done to prevent another person from dying there -down. It took 20 people from eight different crews to recover the man’s body on Sunday. […]

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Reintroduction of cheetahs: helipads will be created in MP Kuno National Park

At least seven helipads are being built in and around Kuno National Park (KNP) in Sheopur district, Madhya Pradesh, where the cheetah reintroduction project will be carried out, officials said. A team from South Africa (SA) is due to arrive there on Tuesday, they said. Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dean and Senior Professor Yadvendradev […]

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Woman, 39, dies after being hit on New Hampshire trail while hiking with fiancé

Local The hiker, whose name has not been released, was descending Mount Cabot when she began to suffer from a serious illness. By Associated Press September 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. KILKENNY, NH (AP) — A 39-year-old woman died after suffering a medical condition on a New Hampshire hiking trail, New Hampshire Fish & Game […]

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Taoiseach welcomes new £250m whiskey distillery for Midleton

Growing global demand for Irish whiskey will be met by a new state-of-the-art €250 million distillery in Cork. rish Distillers has confirmed that it will invest 250 million euros in a new distillery in Midleton, east Cork, which will complement its historic distillery on the same site and which now ranks among the main tourist […]

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“Children will remember this time for many years…so let’s make it as beautiful as possible” – FE News

Living on a farm means that my lively children have space to roam, look for worms and pick flowers for mom. I realize that I am honored. With this vulnerability, many of us will find what is happening disconcerting, despite myself. Yet I also know that in these difficult times, it is a higher priority […]

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Earthquakes hit near Pinnacles National Park in California

Four earthquakes struck near Pinnacles National Park in San Benito County on Sunday. The first occurred around 11:57 a.m. The United States Geological Survey first reported it as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake, but it was later revised to a magnitude of 3.5. Weak to light shaking was reported, the USGS said. The epicenter was just […]

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The Lowell Riverfront Walking Path will be closed for a month starting Monday

A warning from the Everett Parks Department for those who like to use the Lowell Riverfront Trail. Tree roots and other issues need to be addressed to make the trail safe for everyone. A portion of the Lowell Riverfront Trail, which stretches 0.7 miles north of the new Lowell Riverfront Dog Park, will be completely […]

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The 15 Best Places To Visit In Mexico

Located on Mexico’s central Pacific coast and hugged by the towering Sierra Madre mountains, the rugged coast of Riviera Nayarit offers a surprising mix of small towns and luxury resorts. For a dose of the region’s laid-back, laid-back roots, opt to visit the beach towns of Sayulita and San Pancho, where a smoothie bar and […]

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Enjoying the Adirondack air with Baby Milly and watching the loons fight like penguins –

Last week’s rain certainly contributed to the wildfire situation. However, thunderstorms might have hit a dry end or two that could burn for a long time before being detected, and may even go unnoticed. Many times I have gone through the woods hunting and found where a fire has been burning for a while and […]

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The best lookout point in Rocky Mountain National Park is Forest Canyon

The idea for the walk came to me last weekend while I was taking care of some Sunday night obligations in downtown Estes Park. I had been in town for over a month and had just purchased an annual pass for Rocky Mountain National Park. So I figured there couldn’t be a more suitable first […]

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7 Maine Hiking Trails That Are No Dogs Allowed

There’s no shortage of hiking trails in Maine that you can conquer with your four-legged friend. Many of the state’s most popular parks, including Acadia National Park, welcome dogs as long as they are on a leash. Generally, the only limiting factor for hiking with your dog will simply be the type of terrain and […]

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Pinnacles National Park asks hikers to avoid trails in hot weather – KION546

PAICINES, Calif. (KION-TV) — Labor Day weekend is upon us, and escaping the heat won’t be easy. Some people might leave town or stay closer to home. Eric Petersen is an experienced hiker who comes to the park often. “I’ve hiked almost every trail here,” said Petersen of Salinas. “[Prewett Point Trail] is easy to […]

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Hospital’s Healing Field Project Receives Financial Boost

The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation recently received a $5,000 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to help support the creation of walking trails for Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Healing Grounds Project. “The hospital campus is in a wooded area by a lake, making it ideal for a peaceful and calming walk, which gave […]

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State plans $5 million restoration of former Lonz mansion on Middle Bass Island

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio – The State of Ohio plans to spend up to $5 million to restore the former home of George Lonz, who ran a major winery on this Lake Erie island for nearly 50 year. The house, built in 1906, sits in Middle Bass Island State Park, which was established in 2001, […]

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Obituary: Carolyn M. (Gay) Dalling

Carolyn M. (gay) Dalling READFIELD – Carolyn M. (Gay) Dalling, 80, died on Thursday August 25, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She died after a year of declining health. That year, Carolyn enjoyed many outings with family and friends, including her monthly wine parities with fellow Winos, trips to the coast, shopping, […]