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A river can be a strange, yet beguiling, mistress, drawing us in with its charm and potential reward, much like a beautiful woman. A river can be elusive one day and generous the next. A river can … more
NEW YORK STATE — Public comment is being sought until Saturday, April 2 on changes to a state-level management plan that affect campgrounds and day-use area generic units. The amendments … more
When I want to reap the many benefits of being outside, immersed in the energizing forces of the natural world, I’m able do so simply by hiking the nearest woodland trail, paddling a local … more
Some purchases are unique; chicken feed and fertilizer don’t exactly fit this bill. No, I’m talking about much more rare opportunities. The kind you normally spend years window-shopping … more
Those of us who have lived in the area long enough probably remember that once there were not as many bald eagles seen here as there are now. We may have seen some wintering eagles from Canada and … more
To say I was a poor student is giving credit where no credit is due. On Memorial Day weekend, during my senior year in high school, I contracted a debilitating virus while camping and fishing in … more
For the past several months, in support of two beloved family members, I have spent what feels like an eternity in three hospitals and their nightmarish emergency departments, multiple doctors’ … more
With Groundhog’s Day in the rearview mirror and six more weeks of winter upon us, I find the winter speeding by rather quickly this year. Perhaps it’s because of all the spring planning … more
After a relatively mild first part of January, the month’s weather during the last two weeks or so turned more seasonable. Temperatures have been below zero in most of the region for at least a … more
It was about 9 p.m. on a late April evening when the Old Man called. Ginger, my Brittany spaniel, was snoozing on the rug by my feet. Every time the Old Man’s number appeared on my caller … more
I climbed into my car one nippy winter morning and found myself instantly enclosed in a capsule of crystalline feathers, ferns and flowers. This unexpected enchantment felt like I fell away from … more
Stark was the canvas upon which I stumbled. The snow was a sheer white contrast to the sprawling chaos of feather and bone left scattered at the feet of the one who created the scene. I … more
On January 13, the PA Game Commission (PGC) asked for public assistance in finding turkey flocks in Pennsylvania for an upcoming trapping and banding project. Turkeys will be trapped, processed … more
The Yellowstone River begins as a tributary to Yellowstone Lake, southwest of the Absaroka mountain range in Yellowstone National Park. Upon leaving Yellowstone Lake, the river joins the Missouri … more
Are you water-aware? Do you care about the quality of the water that sustains our lives and nourishes our spirits, while supplying us with a wellspring of wonderful things like beauty, inspiration, … more
I’ve always been accused of being a jack-of-all-trades. At first, it was sort of meant to be an insult, I think, but as I’ve gotten older I discovered there is a second part to the famous … more
REGION — It’s possible that, by the time this sees print, there will be ice on the regional bodies of water. One never knows. Should there be ice, and should one wish to go ice fishing … more
It was early morning when I arrived at GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center to volunteer for the day’s classes. The herd of horses had been turned out and some were grazing, while other horses seemed … more
There is a tradition in our small angling community; I don’t know who started it. I do know it was not me. Originally, it may have been my old friend, Frank, although I don’t recall ever … more
For the better part of a century, we have been graced with the existence of an impactful individual who recently departed this realm, leaving a legacy of powerful writing born of keen observation and … more
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