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Reflections in Nature: Mullein once was more useful

July 27, 2014 The mullein plant, which has been in bloom for several weeks now, belongs to the family Scrophulariaceac (snapdragon), the genus Verbascum and the species thapsu. more »»

Army Corps plans community meetings to hear suggestions

July 27, 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes Project will hold four community meetings in early August to hear suggestions or concerns that local residents may have. more »»

Trains and lead in Altoona

July 27, 2014 ALTOONA — Listen quietly, what do you hear? A chug, chug, chug in the distance? Maybe a whistle blowing? Here it comes. The kids run to the fence, the adults shade the sun from their eye. more »»

Holocaust Museum opens United Nations archive on crimes during World War II

July 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of... more »»

Wright brothers’ mechanic honored at Ohio museum

July 27, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first powered aircraft finally has gotten his due. more »»

National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

July 27, 2014 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000. more »»


July 20, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fred Bell is right. After a while, you start to hear everything. The crunch of boots on a rocky trail. The gurgle of coffee in your stomach. more »»

Shooting event set strictly for women; register by Aug. 13

July 20, 2014 MANSFIELD — A “Women on Target” event is scheduled for Aug. 23 at Lambs Creek Sportsmen’s Club, and women of all ages are eligible to sign up. Women on Target is a program of the NRA. more »»

Game Commission elects new officers

July 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — At its quarterly business meeting last Tuesday, the state Fish and Boat Commission: •?Elected new officers; •?Approved a request to change the designation on a section of Pine Creek in... more »»

In the parks

July 20, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 July 25 — Bluebird Bonanza, 7 p.m. July 26 — S’mores and Stories. 8:30 p.m. July 27 — Fishers and Otters, 2 p.. more »»


July 20, 2014 Open paddle planned Country Ski & Sports in Montoursville is organizing an open paddle at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and through the season. The event is not a class. more »»

2 area men, USA Shooting Team prepare for tournament

July 20, 2014 By some etymologic accounts, the origin of the word “Spain” means the land where medals are forged. more »»

Pa. high school teams can register for fishing tourney

July 20, 2014 The Bass Federation and FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State High School Fishing Championship... more »»

Reflections in Nature:

July 20, 2014 During the 1990s, areas of Sullivan County were devastated by both the gypsy moth and cankerworm. more »»

Trapper corrals albino groundhog

July 20, 2014 YORK (AP) — The man catches about 300 groundhogs a year. That means thousands of them over the past three decades, mostly in York County. It’s his job, of all things. But only part of it. more »»

Local watershed organization receives grants

July 20, 2014 The Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association has been awarded two grants to help carry out its mission to preserve and protect the Loyalsock watershed. more »»


July 20, 2014 WILDWOOD, N.J. — Miles of free white sand beaches stretch across the Wildwoods area of New Jerse. more »»

5 free things for visitors in Minneapolis-St. Paul

July 20, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and S. more »»


July 13, 2014 There are a million and a half acres of land owned and maintained for hunting, trapping, fishing and conservation by the state Game Commission all across Pennsylvani. more »»



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