Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Park

first_img By: Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET Environment,  Holidays,  The Blog What are your New Year’s resolutions? Stay healthy, reduce stress, spend more time with family? We can help with all these things starting January 1 on a First Day Hike. Held in 28 Pennsylvania state parks, the guided hikes are free, and are part of a national effort to promote both healthy lifestyles and get people outdoors for year-round recreation at state parks.An invigorating walk or hike in a beautiful state park helps burn off holiday calories, cure cabin fever and spend time together with friends and family.State involvement has grown to the point where all 50 states sponsor First Day Hikes. Pennsylvanians are fortunate to have a state park within 25 miles, as well as 2.2 million acres of state forest land that they can explore. In addition to improving our quality of life and giving us places to play outdoors, state parks and the visitors they draw contribute close to a billion dollars in economic activity in nearby communities each year.The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating during daylight hours January 1, 2017:BeltzvilleCaledoniaCanoe CreekCodorusCowans GapDelaware CanalFrench CreekGreenwood FurnaceGifford PinchotJacobsburg Environmental Education CenterJennings Environmental Education CenterKeystoneKings Gap Environmental Education CenterLittle BuffaloLyman RunMoraineNescopeckNolde Forest Environmental Education CenterParker DamPine Grove FurnacePrince GallitzinPymatuningR.B. WinterShawneeSinnemahoningPresque Isle State Park in Erie will offer a New Year’s Eve or “Last Night” hike for those who wish to ring in the new year while hiking. This 3-mile easy hike begins at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will end around 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1. Also, Bald Eagle State Park in Centre County is offer an evening hike Dec. 31 that will focus on owls in the park.Most of the hikes are about one or two miles, but some can be longer depending on the park and its terrain. The treks are guided by state park staff or volunteers. For a complete list of hikes and times check the DCNR Calendar of Events.Last year in Pennsylvania, participants hiked more than 3,000 miles on the first day of the year.If you’d rather hit the trail on your own, somewhere closer to home, Pennsylvania has more than 5,800 local parks. This online map lets you search for one by county, name or location.The ‘welcome mat’ is out at our state and local parks and trails. I’ll be bundling up and heading to the First Day Hike at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County. Join me!Hikers are invited to share their experience on social media using #FirstDayHike and #GetOutdoorsPA. December 21, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Parklast_img read more

Eagle fire fighters set to fry some chicken and you’re invited

first_imgOldenburg, In. — The Eagle Fire Company in Oldenburg will hold Drive-Thru Chicken Fry Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station on Pearl Street. Firefighters will offer whole or half-chickens, livers, gizzards, cole slaw and potato salad.last_img

Valencia coach: Osimhen, others never let us relax

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results Valencia coach Albert Celades admits they were lucky in their 1-1 draw with Champions League opponents Lille.Jonathan Ikone came off the bench to cancel out Denis Cheryshev’s opener in stoppage time to give Lille a 1-1 draw against 10-man Valencia. Valencia had Mouctar Diakhaby sent off five minutes from time after being shown two yellow cards in quick succession.“We have never been comfortable. It cost us a lot with the ball and has been the tone throughout the game,” said Celades.“We improved in the second-half, but in the first-half it cost us. In general, we have had little fluidity in the game because we have been pressed and pressed. They have generated many chances.“All matches are crucial in the Champions League because there’s only six. Everything matters a lot and penalises you for any mistakes. We continue with our advancing options intact and now everything hardens more.”Tags: UEFA Champions LeagueVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

49ers’ Richard Sherman says Tim Ryan’s comments about Lamar Jackson ‘not that offensive’

first_img“It 100 percent is an issue,” Sherman said of not being able to pick up the ball. “That’s why (what Ryan said) wasn’t that offensive, because what he was saying was a great point. . . . He could have used better words, but it was made bigger than it really was.”Sherman said that he doesn’t believe any other 49ers players have “taken it offensively,” either.Ryan, who played in the NFL from 1990-93 as a defensive lineman and worked for more than a decade as a Fox television analyst before joining the 49ers’ broadcast team in 2014 (per the San Francisco Chronicle), released a statement Wednesday in which he apologized to Jackson “and anyone else I offended.” The 49ers apologized separately to the Ravens. Suspended 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan has Richard Sherman in his corner, in a way, when it comes to Ryan’s comments this week about Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.Sherman told reporters Thursday that Ryan made a good observation about Jackson’s dark skin camoflauging the ball and making it more difficult for the 49ers to defend him. “I understand how it can be taken under a certain context and be offensive to some, but if you’re saying, this is a brown ball, (the Ravens are) wearing dark colors, and he has a brown arm, honestly, sometimes we were having trouble seeing it on film,” Sherman said (video below per Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News).#49ers Richard Sherman said radio analyst Tim Ryan apologized to individuals at team hotel for his “dark skin” comment about Lamar Jackson, said Ryan made “valid” points but could have chosen better words— 𝙲𝚊𝚖 𝙸𝚗𝚖𝚊𝚗 (@CamInman) December 5, 2019DIAMOND: Why Niners’ offense will keep them from winning Super BowlThe Niners suspended Ryan one game after reports of his comments to a San Francisco radio talk show were published. Sherman said he wasn’t “as outraged as everybody else” after learning what Ryan said.last_img read more