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  • embrace the falls
    Summer, spring, winter, fall; McConnells Mill has it all!!!
    Tucked away in the mid western part of Pennsylvania, lies a place so remote and peaceful, a place where people go to escape the realities of life. Encompassing 2,546 acres of stunning views, McConnells Mill State Park is nothing short of...
  • Deserted Cherokees
    Will the real Appalachian history please stand up
    Part OneNative American history of the Southern AppalachiansApproximately 90% or more of the letters to this column are from readers with Native American ancestry in the Appalachian region, from Ohio and Pennsylvanian southward. Virtually all have...
  • 5 children, 1 adult dead after SUV plunges into flooded Mississippi creek
    5 children, 1 adult dead after SUV plunges into flooded Mississippi creek
    Five children and one adult are dead after a sport utility vehicle plunged into a flooded creek in eastern Mississippi early Saturday morning.The Neshoba Democrat newspaper reports the Dodge Durango with 4 adults and 5 children inside, veered off...
  • The creek from Mark Dabling
    School Bus Haze
    There was, for a long while, a School bus that had careened from the bridge into the river behind the Shadow Ridge Grove apartments and Senor Manuel's, and on the other bank Mark Dabling Road.Many people have visited the abandoned wreck and...
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    Jump on the Pig Pile in the Creek and the Cave
    Quite often a bar, coffee shop or yoga studio will set aside a comedy night, but it won't be able to sustain having multiple shows put on in a week let alone a night. The Creek and the Cave is a performance space, bar, restaurant and lounge....
  • Chota-Cherokee-1755
    The Wooden Architecture of Native America - Part 7
    Native American log buildingsIn many parts of North America archaeologists have discovered underground chambers lined with horizontally stacked logs that dated from before the arrival of Europeans. These pits generally were built as tombs, but...
  • 7lb blue catfish
    Storms and fishing
    You watched the weather all week to see if you could go fishing all weekend and then at the last second a surprise storm pops up out of nowhere and to your dismay puts an end to your fishing trip. As bad as this may be a lot of good things...
  • Hiking to keep cool? Absolutely!
    Hiking to keep cool? Absolutely!
    When you're looking for ways to beat the heat this summer, hiking may not be the first thing that jumps to your mind. But consider the pool or the beach - crowded, the sun beating down, dress codes. With the help of some brilliant friends,...