850k DC-area residents expected to travel for Labor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 850,000 people in the Washington metro area are expected to celebrate Labor Day by traveling 50 miles or more.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday that it expects 850,700 people in the...

Dear Donna: Is widow really ready to date?

By: Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette

Dear Donna,

I have been widowed for two years after a long-term marriage. I feel like I am ready to start dating and I have been on two dates. They were perfectly nice men, and I had a good time. But after a...

Smoky Mountains appealing to visitors not to leave mark

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on the park.

Rangers say graffiti detracts from the park's natural beauty and...

Ginseng harvest permits available Tuesday in Boone Forest

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — People interested in harvesting ginseng from the Daniel Boone National Forest may obtain a permit this week.

Permits are $20, and holders may collect up to 1 pound of green, non-dried...

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Walker said in an...

The Fleming Museum of Art hires new curator

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's Fleming Museum of Art has a new curator.

Andrea Rosen most recently served as the assistant curator and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College...

New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York.

Seventy years after the war...

New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better...