Ariel Whitely-Noll: Fall a great time to explore outdoors – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fall is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature, and take your kids, to hike and explore.

The cooler temperatures and changing leaves create unique opportunities to see changes in the natural world. In Shawnee County and across the state, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to be enjoyed.

To start your hiking adventures, you have to pick a trail. Locally, Shawnee

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Finally time for limiting hikers, hiring more Forest Rangers in Adirondack High Peaks?

Last weekend was ideal to be out hiking in the Adirondacks. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, with fall foliage color near or at its peak in many places.

The result was record crowds on trails of the popular High Peaks – numbers so great that some state and local officials were left shaking their heads wondering whether it’s finally time to limit the numbers of hikers through paid permits for parking

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US weekly jobless claims beneath 1m for first time since start of crisis

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Blog wrap

Well that’s all from us today, join us again in the morning.

Here’s a quick recap of today’s events:

  • It was a poor day for Britain’s top stock indices, with London’s blue-chips feeling the impact of a slew of stocks trading “ex-dividend”, meaning investors who bought their shares would not be entitled to the companies

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Fulwell 73 Teams With ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Scribe To Adapt Novel Behind BBC Time Travel Series ‘Moondial’

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 has secured the rights to turn Helen Cresswell’s young adult novel Moondial into an ambitious time travel drama after the book inspired a popular BBC series of the same name in 1988.

The James Corden-backed company will team with Matt Lopez, who wrote Nicolas Cage starrer The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Dwayne Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain, to reimagine the book, which follows a teenage girl

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Dreaming about your next trip? You’re not alone, but this time it’s different

If you’ve already canceled your summer vacation, you’re probably dreaming about your next one. It’s OK. So are a lot of people.

Rob Hall is one of them. He skipped his family cruise to Italy this summer but is optimistic that the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak will be over by fall. He’s planning to fly to Maui for a few days in October – at least that’s his dream. 

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US deaths surpass 1,000 for second straight day, jobless claims rise for first time since March; baseball is back

The daily U.S. death toll surpassed 1,000 for the second straight day and hospitalizations were again peaking as the paralyzing coronavirus pandemic showed little sign of easing Thursday.

The Johns Hopkins University data dashboard reported 1,195 U.S. deaths Wednesday, high by standards of recent weeks but still only half of the daily toll during the outbreak’s deadly peak in the spring. The Covid Tracking Project, however, showed almost 60,000 people

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RVing for the first time? 8 tips for newbies I wish I’d known during my first trip

A month ago, if I had heard the words “black water” in conversation, I’d have assumed the speaker was discussing an obscure movie, perhaps an Australian film (there are two by that name) or a Jean-Claude Van Damme flick that I haven’t seen.

But two weeks of driving across the country the words “black water” immediately conjure images of RVs, wastewater tanks and, well, poo spilling out onto my feet

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As the ghost trains rumble on, it’s time to bring the railways back to life

Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder
Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder

My journalistic colleagues are a responsible bunch. During an online meeting this week I asked a dozen of them, “Who’s been on a train since March?”

None had. Neither has Mark Smith, the international rail guru who founded the Seat61.com website. He told me: “I haven’t been on one for four months, possibly the longest train-free period of

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LVMH expects pandemic to dampen sales for some time yet

PARIS (Reuters) – The fallout from the coronavirus crisis will weigh on LVMH’s earnings for some time yet, though there were some signs of recovery this month, executives at the world’s biggest luxury goods group said on Tuesday.

Second quarter earnings at the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands will be hit particularly in Europe and the United States, Chairman Bernard Arnault told a shareholder meeting, conducted online.

“We

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How To Make the Most of Your Free Time Right Now

We all know the drill by this point: The coronavirus has ground “normalcy” to somewhat of a halt worldwide. Though lots of states and businesses have started reopening, there’s still a lot of stress and uncertainty surrounding the virus, when a vaccine will be ready and publicly available, and whether there is credence to reports it could be going airborne. Needless to say, many of us are still working remotely

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The last-minute gifts that will arrive on time

Father’s Day is 21 June, so with not long to go, and for many, lockdown rules mean they won’t be able to visit the special father-figure in their lives, whether that’s a step-dad, uncle, grandad or brother too.

If you’re not going to be seeing him in person, it’s likely this year’s present shopping has been made a little harder than normal.

When seeking out the perfect gift, you’ll need

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