OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show is this weekend

The whipping that houses and landscapes took from ice and wind last fall and the pummeling from snow and the deep freeze last month gave homeowners plenty of reason to go to the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show this weekend.

For many, a chance to get out of the house after being stuck inside for a year because of the coronavirus just adds to the attraction. Masks and social

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WGAL anchor Danielle Woods on following her dreams and the importance of representation in media | Food + Living

In 2014, as reporter for WJET-TV in Erie, Danielle Woods found herself stumbling over the name of a Pennsylvania town while recording a segment for the evening news.

It was a town she’d never heard of before but would soon call home: Lancaster.

“Do they really pronounce it like that?” Woods said she thought at the time. “I couldn’t even get it out of my mouth.”

And after her boss

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10 ways, places to work out for free in Lancaster County | Food + Living

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, going back to the gym might not be an option for everyone.

While most gyms require masks, social distancing and may be provide disinfecting supplies, some still feel most safe getting a workout at home.

For those who feel comfortable, several gyms in the Lancaster area offer free trials for new members who want to start a new workout routine.

But for those intent on

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4 top winter hiking trails near Lancaster County, plus how to stay warm and safe | Food + Living

The great outdoors widens horizons as we continue to hunker down. Going outside doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop. There’s beauty in taking a walk in the winter. Wilma Wagler loves walking through the covered bridges crossing the Conestoga River around her home near Leola, no matter the weather.

“It is so invigorating,” she says. “I love the scenery and getting outside. It keeps me emotionally and physically

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UT Knoxville requiring students living on campus to take weekly saliva COVID-19 tests for spring semester

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)– University of Tennessee students living on campus will have to take weekly saliva COVID-19 tests during the spring semester.

UTK Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the change Friday during the first COVID-19 update of the new semester.

“It is required of students living in university housing to participate in the community testing programs,” Plowman said.

That includes sorority and fraternity housing.

The testing requirement comes in addition to

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‘Some Kind of Heaven’ Director Lance Oppenheim on the Sometimes Sad Reality of Living in the World’s Largest Retirement Community

What could be wrong with spending your retirement years in a kind of candy-colored, sun-drenched utopia where you can enjoy a second youth, partying at dance clubs, performing on cheer squads and going to margarita parties?

That’s the question posed by “Some Kind of Heaven,” a documentary about life in The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community, near Orlando, Fla. With 120,000 residents, The Villages offer a massive array of

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People Living With Disabilities Want a Broader Park Experience

Alvaro Silberstein of Chile has lived most of his life in a wheelchair—and is still an avid outdoor adventurer. He cofounded the accessible-tourism company Wheel the World, which recently won a Lonely Planet 2020 Best in Travel award in the category of inclusivity. Silberstein has experienced national parks across the globe and supports the United States park system, saying the US offers some of the most accessible parks he’s visited

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What is a master watershed steward? This (virtual) environmental program’s coming to Lancaster in 2021 | Food + Living

This story originally ran in January 2020. A new round of training for the Master Watershed Steward program will be held virtually, starting in March 2021. The Lower Susquehanna region covering Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin counties, will hold an online open house Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.


Pennsylvania has more than 86,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, second only to Alaska.

That’s a lot of freshwater streams and

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Why was Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame living in San Antonio when he was captured?

The movie Hotel Rwanda has a happy ending, with the protagonist, Paul Rusesabagina, adopting two of his sister-in-law’s daughters, symbolically and literally helping the nation’s next generation rise from the ashes.

It may require pressure from U.S. and Texas officials to make sure the real-life story doesn’t have a tragic ending.

The man known to the world as one of Rwanda’s saviors is now in need of salvation. Rusesabagina was

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New Experiences to Try While Social Distancing | Family Living

(StatePoint) With a little creativity, having fun while following social distancing guidelines can be an opportunity to carve out brand new experiences.

Whether you’re a solo adventurer or you have the family in tow, consider these fun-filled tips and ideas from the lifestyle experts at Intex Recreation Corp.:

• Watch a Movie: Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t “go to the movies.” Have your next movie night under the

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