Trail – Scottish Ultramarathon Series http://scottishultramarathonseries.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:26:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Trail – Scottish Ultramarathon Series http://scottishultramarathonseries.org/ 32 32 Teck will test the use and technology of carbon storage at Trail Operations https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/teck-will-test-the-use-and-technology-of-carbon-storage-at-trail-operations/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:26:06 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/teck-will-test-the-use-and-technology-of-carbon-storage-at-trail-operations/

Posted by Daniel Gleeson on June 28, 2022

Teck Resources has announced a carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) pilot project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in southern British Columbia, Canada, in support of its Net-Zero Climate strategy. Exchange.

The CCUS pilot is expected to enter service in the second half of 2023 and is expected to contribute to the company’s goal of reducing the carbon intensity of its operations by 33% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 .

“This carbon capture pilot project is an important step towards building our knowledge for the application of carbon capture, utilization and storage as an emissions reduction solution, as we work to assess ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and achieve our net zero goal,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “The pilot also provides us with a technical platform to help our steelmaking coal customers significantly reduce the carbon intensity of their steel production.”

The pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Trail Operations acid plant flue gases at a rate of 3 tpd. The pilot project will also evaluate options for using and/or storing CO2 captured at Trail Operations, Teck said.

If successful, the project could be expanded to an industrial CCUS plant with the potential to capture over 100,000 t/yr of CO2 at Trail Operations, equivalent emissions from over 20,000 cars.

Teck acknowledged the support of the CleanBC Industry Fund for its financial contribution to the CCUS pilot plant feasibility study, which was an important step in advancing the pilot project. The CleanBC Industry Fund highlights alignment between industry and government to meet Canada’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050, he said.

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Perry County Trail System Hosts First Mountain Bike Race https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/perry-county-trail-system-hosts-first-mountain-bike-race/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:48:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/perry-county-trail-system-hosts-first-mountain-bike-race/

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) — A trail system that has been developed over the past five years is now used by mountain bikers across the Commonwealth.

“It first started as a personal need, but then I realized how many people wanted the same thing I wanted, so we had tons of support from the city and county that got us to this point. “said Ben Braman, the designer and builder behind the Perry County Trail System.

In partnership with the Perry County Trail System, the Bluegrass Mountain Cup hosted an ATV race in Perry County on Sunday.

“We’re, you know, thrilled with how this season has gone and to bring this to Perry County for the first time and hope to be back next year,” the race director said. the Bluegrass Mountain Cup, Josh Patton.

The Bluegrass Mountain Cup kicked off a race-packed weekend on Saturday with the inaugural Kiss the Goat Trail race, wrapping up their ATV racing streak on Sunday.

“What Pathfinders, Perry County and specifically Ben Braman, the trail builder here, has done is just amazing,” Patton said. “I would say this is one of the best trail systems in the state. It’s a small system, still only has a handful of trails, but it’s growing rapidly and the quality of the trails is very, very high.

Braman said events like this were exactly the reason he wanted to create this trail system.

“Although it’s not a magic bullet to save an economy or to create the perfect lifestyle, but it’s definitely a very important piece of the puzzle to be provided to people who live here and people who come for tourism and others just for quality of life,” Braman added.

Sunday’s race wrapped up the Bluegrass Mountain Cup mountain bike racing series, featuring races in eastern and southeast Kentucky.

Patton added that he hopes to continue this partnership with the Perry County Trail System.

Patton and his team hope to coordinate more races across the Commonwealth this fall.

Braman said if you want to follow upcoming trail-centric events, you can visit the Pathfinders of Perry County Facebook page, follow Braman’s Instagram page, or contact him directly at (406) 456-8397.

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Coach Carol Chalu paved the way that many are still following https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/coach-carol-chalu-paved-the-way-that-many-are-still-following/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:27:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/coach-carol-chalu-paved-the-way-that-many-are-still-following/

TAMPA, Florida – The kids running on the Tampa Prep court didn’t know her.

But they know the name. Because it’s everywhere. And the same goes for all the banners she has earned.

Carol Chalu’s footprint is all over this Tampa Prep gym. Perhaps the little ones running around hadn’t known her. But they’re reaping the benefits of everything she’s done for the Terrapins.

“There are people who come and go in people’s lives and I have to tell you, Carol was a special person,” Tampa Prep head basketball coach Joe Fenlon said.

Tampa Prep head basketball coach Joe Fenlon has a state championship on his resume. He can therefore only watch the 12 volleyball titles won by Chalu, including six in a row, with admiration.

“She taught me the importance of preparation,” Fenlon said. “She never went to a game, a practice, a lesson without being impeccably prepared.”

She was so present at Tampa Prep, until she wasn’t. On May 18, Chalu lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“It’s not fair that this had to happen to Carol. But I’m sure she fought like she did to prepare for a game,” said Joey Johnson, a longtime sportswriter in the region.” She fought a private war and did it with class and dignity. And she certainly left her mark on this world.

Johnston thought of Chalu enough to include him on a list of Tampa Bay’s Top 25 Title IX trailblazers. Johnston covered Chalu’s first state volleyball championship, a win that sparked a six-game title streak.

“It didn’t matter what she coached, who she coached, she was a leader,” Johnston said. “She was a people’s leader. Extremely organized, knew what she was doing. Way ahead of its time. Way ahead of its time. »

Chalu made history as Florida State’s first female high school athletic director. She was also a pioneer on the court, revolutionizing the sport she dominated by starting what many consider to be the state’s first club volleyball league.

“In the 70s, when women’s sport was just beginning, when there was still a long way to go for women’s sport,” he said. “A lot of skepticism, a lot of criticism. But Carol did her job and she won.

Kids beating the heat this summer inside the Tampa Prep gymnasium might see her name and wonder who she was. Those who knew her will be happy to tell them all about this revolutionary force of nature.

“She could have coached football. She could have coached baseball,” Johnston said. “Anything, because she knew how to bring people together, motivate them and move them forward in the direction of working together as a team.

“She was at home in the gym. She was at home working with her children, building her teams.

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Residents Say No to ATV Trail https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/residents-say-no-to-atv-trail/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:15:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/residents-say-no-to-atv-trail/

Jodi Summit

EAGLES NEST — Residents here had a clear message for City Council on Tuesday that a heavily trafficked ATV corridor through their township will have a lifelong impact on a lifestyle of peace, quiet and outdoor activities calm looks.
It was a message residents repeated over and over again as the council agreed to take part in a Prospector ATV Trail Club proposal. It would develop a designated route through the heart of the township’s residential area to provide a shorter connection between Tower and Ely as part of a series of loop trails which the club has developed. The board will take up the matter again at a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at 5 p.m.
The controversial trail system, part of an effort to turn northeast Minnesota into a national destination for ATV riders, has faced growing concern in parts of the region, but nowhere is it did not face the level of opposition seen in Eagles Nest Township, where it appears the overwhelming majority of residents oppose the trail. More than 50 residents packed the small town hall to voice their concerns and they were joined by several dozen others who watched and joined the meeting on Zoom.
Township resident Bud Van Deusen presented the town council with a petition including 413 names of township residents and property owners. That’s out of about 500 property owners in the township, according to Fire Chief Larry McCray.
“We ask the city council to consider the long-term ramifications of this proposal for residents and the environment,” said Van Deusen, who was one of more than two dozen people who spoke to council during the meeting. Tuesday’s meeting. “We think it’s more of a business venture, incompatible with our way of life.” Van Deusen and others have recently organized under the banner of the Eagles Nest Trail Advocacy Group.
Van Deusen pointed out that opponents of the trail were not opposed to residents’ use of ATVs, which was never controversial. “What we take issue with is how much stress this main corridor would bring to our community,” he said.
Steve Casey, a resident of Eagles Nest Lake 3, spoke for many about his perspective on the outdoor activities favored by township residents. “In my 20 years here, I’ve seen very few jet skis,” he said. “For every jet ski, I see 100 to 200 canoe or paddleboard users. That’s the idea. That’s the vibe we have here. And I think one of the reasons why you have so much of people here and so many signatures is that it’s a real affront to this atmosphere.
There were a handful of voices expressing a different point of view. Walsh Road resident Percy White said she enjoyed using her mountain bike to visit neighbors and was upset the issue left neighbors at odds. “Division is killing me,” she said. “I want to get along with my neighbors.”
But Tim Rund, who had helped organize the petition campaign, dismissed the idea that the issue had divided the community. “The community seems to have come together on the issue,” he said, noting the overwhelming consensus against a corridor trail.
In an effort to address residents’ concerns, the city council had formed a three-person study group to find alternative routes for the proposed trail that might face less opposition. The group had identified three alternatives, including a northern route that ran mostly north of the highway. 169, a central route closer to the developed parts of the township, and a southern route that paralleled the existing Taconite Trail. This route found some support from those in attendance, mainly because it was an existing corridor and kept noise out of most parts of the township, with the exception of properties along from Swanson Shores Road.
But residents of Swanson Shores also turned in and expressed strong opposition to the alternative. The southern route, which would pass through Bear Head Lake State Park, would likely face statewide opposition from groups who have fought to keep ATVs out of state parks. ‘State.
While a few speakers expressed support for a particular route, the overwhelming majority of speakers said they opposed any new designated route. “I don’t think attracting mountain bikers nationwide should supersede our right to enjoy our property,” said resident Cindy Johnson.
Lisa Krause, a resident along Bear Head Lake State Park Road, said noise from the current ATV road is already causing problems. “The noise that passes through our property has literally stopped the conversations on our patio and in our garage,” she said. “Noise takes over the sounds of wind and loons.”
Greg Junek, who had been part of the study group, said he could not recommend any of the alternatives the group had developed. “Why should the quiet enjoyment of his property be affected? ” He asked. Junek and several others noted that the township, which has no commercial district or services, would see no economic benefits from the trail, only negative impacts.
“I’ve been through a lot of stress over the past year with all the ATV traffic on the road near my home,” said Lori McIntire. “They like to shoot up the hill near my house,” she added.
Mary Jo Deters asked why the state is pushing so hard for ATV trails. “Bicycling is the number one sport in Minnesota, so I don’t understand all the funding for ATV riding,” she said.
Irene Van Deusen noted that an existing ATV trail that passes south of the state park already exists and makes a new route unnecessary. But a White Iron Lake resident, who identified herself only as “Paula”, said it took her five hours to get from her home to Tower.

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GETTING THERE: Study aims to connect Fredericksburg-area trail network | Local News https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/getting-there-study-aims-to-connect-fredericksburg-area-trail-network-local-news/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/getting-there-study-aims-to-connect-fredericksburg-area-trail-network-local-news/

A study of the trail network in the Fredericksburg area is underway and citizens will be able to give their opinion on what should be done next Monday, June 27.

The $107,850 study, launched by the Fredericksburg-area Metropolitan Planning Organization, aims to connect the separate trails to create a network.

Three public meetings next Monday will discuss the study of the train and will give residents time to speak.

The Fredericksburg City Council will hold a meeting to address the Bankside Trail, part of the Virginia Central Railway Trail from the downtown train station to the Chatham Bridge. Residents will be allowed to comment on the route. The meeting will take place on the first floor of the Executive Plaza at 601 Caroline St.

Also next Monday, the George Washington Area Commission and the Policy Committee of the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold public comment periods on trail issues. The GWRC meeting starts at 6 p.m., followed by the FAMPO meeting. Both meetings will be held at 406 Princess Anne St.

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FAMPO is also expected to vote that evening on the final list of this year’s Smart Scale projects, the state’s ranking program for transportation funding. FAMPO has already approved a Smart Scale project to improve the VCR route.

FAMPO Administrator Ian Ollis said the goal of the Smart Scale project was to “close all trail gaps between Interstate 95 and Fredericksburg Station and the station on the proposed Bankside Trail of the town, which will link the station, the new Riverfront Park, and the new Chatham Bridge shared-use footpath in South Stafford.

The trail network study, which could bring drastic changes to three trail crossings, has just begun, Ollis said.

The study will analyze the potential for building a bridge or tunnel at the current VCR Trail crossings on US 1 near Idlewild and at Blue & Gray Parkway, as well as a new crossing over or below I-95 near the Harrison Road overpass. Another option for this crossing would be to take the trail to and across the viaduct.

Ollis said in an email that the study may eventually piece together the trail.

“The VCR trail exists in the city and in Spotsylvania, but the ‘missing middle’ to make it one trail is (the highway), which bisects the trail,” he said. “If all of these projects and an additional section at Spotsylvania are approved and funded, it will create a massive cycle and pedestrian route from Gordon Road to Spotsylvania south of Stafford (Chatham Heights and the Belmont Ferry Farm trail).”

Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436

sshenk@freelancestar.com

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Wood County Commission seeks state grant to develop trails in Mountwood Park | News, Sports, Jobs https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/wood-county-commission-seeks-state-grant-to-develop-trails-in-mountwood-park-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:02:15 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/wood-county-commission-seeks-state-grant-to-develop-trails-in-mountwood-park-news-sports-jobs/

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is seeking a state grant to help with trail development in Mountwood Park.

The commission signed a letter to Governor Jim Justice in support of an application by Mountwood Park for a 2022 Abandoned Mining Lands Economic Revitalization Grant for the designated Mountwood Park Trail Center and Campground Development project.

“We are constantly concerned with supporting and promoting our county’s many tourist attractions and features,” said the letter. “Mountwood Park has by far our most diverse offering for outdoor activities. From local residents using the park to the many visitors to our county and state, we have seen an increase in park usage. We are excited to see the mountain bike trail system upgrade currently underway.

The commission has committed $200,000 to renovate the former equestrian campground into a trailside campground for mountain bikers. The camping area would serve as a starting point for new 5-7 mile rails being built as part of the project.

The commission estimates that the project, once awarded, would be completed in six to eight months, the letter states.

Commission Chairman Blair Couch, who sits on Mountwood’s board of directors, said there was an old coal mine under the park, the westernmost one in West Virginia.

Park officials believe the mine predates 1877. Coal from the mine was likely sold to Volcano and Petroleum, he said.

Couch said the park also wants to use the grant money to put up metal fencing at the entrance to the mine so animals, like bats, can still get in and out. They want to put in place a way for people to look inside and have signs showing what happened there in the past.

The campground is above where the mine is.

“We have to secure all of this”, Couch said of mine.

Park officials aren’t saying exactly where the entrance is because they want to try to keep people out of it until they can secure it.

“It’s not sure” said the couch.

The park will seek $3.8 million in grants.

Couch said the park was hit hard by storms earlier this week.

“There are hundreds of trees down there, big trees,” he said. “The number of trees they had to cut from the road was phenomenal.”

Near White Oak Lodge, a shear cut through a hill of trees that toppled many, Couch said.

Stewards could travel there early next week to examine the damage.

Couch said planned dredging of the lake will begin July 5.

The commission also shared stories from former commissioner Holmes R. “Mannish” Shaver, who passed away earlier this week.

No committee meetings will be held on Monday, June 20, West Virginia Day. However, there will be a dedication for the David Couch Memorial Picnic Shelter at 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Boreman Park. Carlin’s Battery D, a Wood County Civil War reenactment group, will fire their cannon on West Virginia Day

Couch, who owned and operated the local Hertz rental car business in Parkersburg for many years and was a Wood County commissioner, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in December 1999 and is died in December 2001. He is the father of Commissioner Blair Couch.

The picnic shelter, which was built over two years ago, was paid for through grants and other funds raised. A formal dedication has been planned for almost two years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has kept it delayed.

Brett Dunlap can be reached at bdunlap@newsandsentinel.com




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How I Prepare for the Appalachian Trail Hike https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/how-i-prepare-for-the-appalachian-trail-hike/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:35:58 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/how-i-prepare-for-the-appalachian-trail-hike/

How do you prepare for more than 3,500 kilometers of hiking? How does one go from life as a corporate lawyer to life as a full-time backpacker (admittedly going through 16 months of life in the Rockies)? How do you mentally and physically prepare for such a gigantic adventure? I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but that’s how I do it.

learn by reading

I’m a big reader and love a research project, so I’ve spent many, many hours reading the adventures and advice of those who came before me. In addition to the great ones (Facebook groups, YouTube, and hiking websites including the Trek), I’ve read some cool books on different aspects of trail life.

Books I have read

  • Long Trails – Liz Thomas – great overall resource
  • Appalachian Trails – Zach Davis – great mental strategies for tough times
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson – the book that started it all for me
  • The Improbable Through Hiker – Derek Lugo – a fun personal story of life on the trail
  • Stumbling Through – Digger Stolz – another fun personal story

The best resource I have come across is the book “Long Trails” by Liz Thomas. It’s not specifically an AT book (it covers the three major long trails in the US and other long trails), but it gets right into the nitty-gritty of preparation and life on the trail. I borrowed this one from the library early in my AT planning, and learned a lot. I plan to ride it again soon so I can check my preparation against it.

Learn by doing

Being in the Rocky Mountains, it didn’t really get warm enough to do any prep for hiking/camping. Even today we had a big pile of snow on the high mountains. So from a camping perspective, my “practice” so far has been:

  • Pitch my tent twice (once inside, once on my terrace)
  • Sleep on my mattress/pillow for one night (on the floor of my apartment)
  • Cooking a freeze-dried meal with my camping stove
  • Try different sides of pasta to see which varieties I like (a common track food apparently)

Everything was quite successful even if I’m not sure I did the cooking part well. The instructions on the freeze-dried “lasagna” said to put half a liter of boiling water and let it sit for 15 minutes, which I did. What I ended up with was basically lasagna soup since there was so much liquid involved. I tasted about how I would expect a lasagna soup to taste, so not too bad I guess!

I’m booked to hike/camp next weekend, but recent snowfall and rain means that may not continue (camping is currently inaccessible without snowshoes). So it could be hiking from my house and camping on my patio!

Learning by doing

I live in much of the world for hiking. There are loads of trails right on my doorstep and the ones that don’t go up a massive mountain are in pretty good shape at the moment. I went out for four practice hikes with a fairly loaded pack (all but food and water), my longest so far being 2.5 hours. I will continue to increase this over the next month and a bit.

As a runner training for a hilly run 9 days before I started my hike, a lot of my hiking training was my running training. I’m currently doing a mountain running challenge here in Canmore, which is basically a fast hike with brief periods of running, straight up the mountain (and then back down afterward). It definitely helps strengthen my leg muscles!

I also do a strength training program, in addition to weekly bike rides and swimming.

So I guess the majority of my training is not specific to hiking, but more to fitness and strength. Hopefully this, combined with other training hikes, will physically prepare me for day one (i.e. summiting Mount Katahdin!) and beyond. I will then rely on the other skills I have acquired to make it to Springer Mountain in Georgia.

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🌱 Creation of a painted rock trail + Vette-O-Rama at Todos Santos Plaza https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-creation-of-a-painted-rock-trail-vette-o-rama-at-todos-santos-plaza/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:14:10 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-creation-of-a-painted-rock-trail-vette-o-rama-at-todos-santos-plaza/

Good morning everyone. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Concord Daily, filled with all the local news you need to know right now. Let’s do it.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and warmer. High: 84 Low: 57.


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Here are the top stories at Concord today:

  1. Carlyn Obringer conceded the Contra Costa County District 4 Supervisors race to Debora Allen and Ken Carlson. Obringer trailed Allen by just 512 votes in one of the lowest primary election turnouts in history. Only 18% of registered Contra Costa voters voted in the primaries, mirroring statewide turnout. (pioneer publishers)
  2. Do you love the sleek design and speed of execution of Corvettes? See you at the 50th Annual Vette-O-Rama this weekend at Todos Santos Plaza! And if you own one of the iconic vehicles, it’s not too late to register it for the show. Admission is free and the event will include a raffle for over 35 gift baskets. Visitors can vote for the Kid’s & People’s Choice Awards, and entrants will also be eligible for other prizes. (pioneer publishers)
  3. A white Toyota Sienna was carjacked at gunpoint in the Safeway parking lot at 4309 Clayton Road in Concord on Saturday. According to reports, the owner of the vehicle was physically attacked and the carjacker was able to seize the car brandishing the weapon. No injuries were reported. (News 24/680)
  4. John Muir Land Trust partnered with Volunteers for Outdoor California (VO-Cal) over the weekend of May 19-22 to create trails across the hill to Painted Rock in Moraga. According to VO-Cal project team leader and JMLT board member Eliot Hudson, “More than 70 trail volunteers and more than a dozen additional volunteers in the support base camp, during over a single weekend, have built over 2,000 feet of trail through the steep slopes of Painted Rock, with the North Rim on a gentle incline that virtually anyone can walk.” So, now that the heat has dropped, check out Painted Rock! It’s a fun landmark and the views are amazing! (Lamorindaweekly.com)
  5. The City of Oakley has allocated $180,000 of its ARPA funds to fund local nonprofits. On Tuesday, they are expected to finalize allocations. A total of 14 nonprofits are recommended by staff for a total of $173,150 allocated. The rest of the funds will be held for additional scholarships in the future. You can see a list of nominees and who are recommended for approval in this East County Today article. (East County today)

Today in Concord:

  • Groovy Gordita will be at Side door brewing at Concord. (4:30 p.m.)
  • This is Open Studio Party at Paint with a twist at Pleasant Hill. Choose any paint you like! (6:00 p.m.)
  • Come Jam with Instructor Vince Lay lead guitar/vocals and Joey Nunez acoustic guitar on the new stage and dancefloor @ Vinnie’s Open Mic Monday an event. (8:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Have you seen all the amazing Creative Concord murals all over town? Want to have fun? Here is a program for the rest of the festivities. Enjoy!
  • Meet at 3415 Oakley Road in Antioch for the June 19 Antioch Celebration Friday and Saturday June 17 & 18! There will be vendors, food and entertainment, followed by dinner and a fashion show.
  • The Town of Clayton is accepting applications for the position of Planning Commissioner until Wednesday, June 15. There are three vacant commissioner positions that expire on June 30. See the qualifications and get an application on this link.

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Kerber’s in North Huntingdon included in the state’s annual Scooped Ice Cream Trail https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/kerbers-in-north-huntingdon-included-in-the-states-annual-scooped-ice-cream-trail/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/kerbers-in-north-huntingdon-included-in-the-states-annual-scooped-ice-cream-trail/

June is National Milk Month, and state officials are celebrating by asking residents to indulge in one of Pennsylvania’s most popular dairy products: ice cream.

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development were joined by Governor Tom Wolf to announce the 30 creameries that make up the fifth annual Scooped Ice Cream Trail.

One of them is Kerber’s Dairy, a mainstay in North Huntingdon for six decades.

“We are honored that they included us on the list,” said owner Tom Kerber Jr.

Opened in 1961, Kerber’s Dairy began life with a herd of 300 Holstein cattle and a white brick building on Guffey Road. By 1991 the dairy herd had been sold and a larger building was constructed on the property to accommodate a wider range of products and more customers.

This expanded product line included ice cream, which is Kerber’s most popular product alongside its iced tea.

“We learned how to make ice cream at Penn State Creamery, and it’s the best,” Kerber said. “So to have us on a roster with them is quite an honor.”

This summer, Kerber said, the dairy will launch a few new flavors to mark the company’s inclusion on the Scooped Ice Cream Trail.

“We add blackberry cobbler and key lime pie,” he said.

Launched in 2018, the Pennsylvania Ice Trail is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and its PA Preferred program, the DCED Visitor Center, and the Center for Dairy Excellence. The trail offers a delightful way to support Pennsylvania’s more than 5,200 dairy farm families and the small businesses that source from them while providing the opportunity to explore the Commonwealth in spades.

“The trail fosters community spirit while showcasing the best of Pennsylvania’s dairy and food entrepreneurship,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “It’s the sweetest way to connect with friends, family and the farmers who work tirelessly to ensure healthy dairy products reach Pennsylvanians.”

Pennsylvania has the second-most dairy farms in the United States, and the industry generates more than $12.5 million a year while employing 52,000 people.

The state is a national leader in the production of ice cream, butter, and Swiss cheese.

Ambitious ice cream lovers can win a special stainless steel ice cream scoop by visiting 10 of the ice cream parlors on the trail and “checking in” at VisitPA.com/scooped.

Other creameries in the area include Betsy’s Ice Cream in Mt. Lebanon, Lone Oak Farm in Marion Center (Indiana County), Vale Wood Farms in Loretto (Cambria County), and Windy Ridge Dairy in Fombell (Beaver County). ).

To learn more, visit VisitPA.com/scooped.

Patrick Varine is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Storms leave trails of damage in Howard and Baltimore counties – CBS Baltimore https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/storms-leave-trails-of-damage-in-howard-and-baltimore-counties-cbs-baltimore/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:27:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/storms-leave-trails-of-damage-in-howard-and-baltimore-counties-cbs-baltimore/

COLUMBIA, Maryland (WJZ) — Cleanup efforts are underway in Baltimore and Howard counties after storms swept through Wednesday evening, leaving behind a trail of damage including downed trees and flooding.

Strong winds toppled trees and snapped branches, scattering debris across the area. A tree crashed into a Woodlawn home, collapsing part of the roof, damaging two of its bedrooms and knocking down a nearby power line.

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Elsewhere, heavy rain caused the waters to rise in the historic town of Ellicott, stranding several cars. Floodwaters also inundated the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, leading to the cancellation of a Halsey concert.

One of the hardest-hit parts of the region was the Greenleaf neighborhood of Columbia, where crews inspected the damage Thursday, dismantling damaged trees and sheared branches during the storms.

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Both counties were placed under tornado warnings Wednesday night after National Weather Service radar detected rotation near Columbia. There was no immediate word Thursday if a tornado touched down.

The weather also caused the postponement of the Orioles’ home game against the Chicago Cubs, which was rescheduled for August 18.

Ellicott City, founded in the 18th century as an industrial town and the first of the first B&O Railroad terminus outside the city, experienced two “1,000-year floods” in 2016 and 2018, damaging dozens of buildings. businesses and killing three people.

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A resident shared video clips on Twitter on Wednesday night showing rising waters from nearby tributaries as warning sirens sounded in the background. Mud and other debris accumulated Thursday near the Patapsco River.

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