Lynch’s training began in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Despite the attack, Lynch never imagined she’d see combat. She was stationed in Fort Bliss as a supply clerk and planned on being in the army for a few years then following her dream to be a kindergarten teacher. The start of the Iraq War, however, changed everything for Lynch and thousands of other soldiers.
Every single plant has a specific insect to attack it and keep it from taking over—to keep things in balance,” says Tait. “There’s no balance with invasive plants here, so they are growing really rapidly.
Veterans Day is observed every November 11, regardless of the day of the week that it falls on. This year Veterans Day falls on a Sunday. The Veterans Day National Ceremony will be held on the 11th, but some communities hold parades on surrounding days.
Colonel Ruby Bradley was working as a nurse in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. Three weeks after the bombing she was captured and spent the next three years as a prisoner of war.
Appalachian legend and lore is plentiful, passed down about people, places, and mysterious things. One of the most publicized is the lost silver mine.
With National Take a Hike Day just around the corner, whether you are planning a trip to Appalachia, or traveling through, be sure to make time for a hike. Learn the basics of preparing for a hike, read about Ken Burns’ film on the National Parks, and learn new tidbits about hiking.
Ready for the Big Hike Now that you are ready for the longer hikes and maybe spending a night or two, you’ll need additional gear. There’s no better way to decompress and clear your mind than spending a night recharging by lying against nature’s bosom in...
Pickled Okra with Shrimp Salad by Sandy Hood Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. cooked shrimp 1/2 - 1 cup sliced pickled okra 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 Tbsp. minced red onion 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 3 large avocados diced 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 can sliced water chestnuts Cherry...
Butterfly Angels Foundation helps those who are grieving over lost children and will be hosting an annual event to raise money for the cause.
Butterfly Angels: The McKinley Anne Foundation is dedicated to helping others during the grieving period of losing a child. They will be hosting Christmas at the Barn this year in Appalachia to raise money for the foundation.
Ready to Take a Hike? Join Us in Our Hiking Preparation Series Before Hitting the Trails! Suffering from NDD (Nature Deficit Disorder)? There’s a simple and exciting cure - Take a Hike! Yes, there is no better way to see and enjoy nature than to immerse...