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Outdoors

Family history of heart disease leads to a world of hiking

Lisa Abbott scrolled through the online auction offerings of the American Alpine Club’s fundraiser. As a rock climber, ice climber, scuba diver and marathon runner, she enjoyed daydreaming about the various trips up for grabs. One offering stood out: a guided two-week trek through the ...

PGC advises to leave young wildlife alone

​HARRISBURG — Whether in their backyards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely their mothers are watching over them from ...

Court declines to disturb beach area

PORTER, Ind. — A federal appeals court has declined to disturb an Indiana Supreme Court ruling, later codified into Indiana law, which declared that Lake Michigan’s shoreline is — and always has been — owned by the state for the public’s use. In a 3-0 decision earlier this week, the ...

A good or bad outing … that all depends

By Shirley Grenoble sports@altoonamirror.com How did your spring gobbler season go this Year? My reports from hunters far and wide indicate it was a mixed bag. My friend, Joanie Haidle, and I traveled to Missouri to hunt and ran into the same complaints from hunters there that we have ...

Turkey dishes not just for November

Last year I cooked some wild turkey for a group of friends. Like many, they were wary, expecting to taste something they hoped to tolerate but did not expect to like. I cooked it in a simple way ... turkey breast in a crockpot. Then I sliced it and made home-made gravy for it. Most of ...

PGC paying tribute to Sewickley’s Oliver

If you’ve been to state parks or public lands in Southwestern Pennsylvania, chances are John C. Oliver III had a hand in acquiring some of that acreage. Regional parks that Oliver helped secure additional property for include Ohiopyle, Moraine, McConnell’s Mills and Raccoon state ...