Entries by Matt Holliday

How to Avoid Attracting Bears

GAME COMMISSION OFFERS ADVICE TO AVOID ATTRACTING BEARS NOTE: More information on bears is available on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by putting your cursor on “HUNT/TRAP” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, clicking on the “Hunting” in the drop-down menu listing and clicking on “Black Bears” in the “Big Game” section. […]

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Other items made by Fred Lutkus and Ned Eisenhuth at Minersville Area Junior/Senior High School

In the September/October issue of Pennsylvania Magazine: From the article Uncovering a Civil War Mystery (High school students reproduce 1864 Confederate submarine lanterns) by Jodi Webb, photographs by Edward “Ned” Eisenhuth At the end of that article, we mention the three previous projects done with students by Edward “Ned” Eisenhuth and retired industrial arts teacher […]

New Deal Post Office Art in Pennsylvania (listing)

This is a listing that goes with an article in the Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine of  New Deal Post Office artwork. If you’d like to see a copy of the article, email the editor. Post Office Art in Pennsylvania, list compiled by the article author Aliquippa1 – Oil on canvas, 1938,  Western Pennsylvania […]

A sleeping hen

Saw this hen turkey sleeping alongside a secondary road Saturday morning,must been one tired turkey. James Stugart.

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Thinking about a Farm Stay Get-Away?

We’ve profiled farm vacations as a group and individual ones (in Linda Feltman’s B&B column). They came to my attention again today when Michelle Nowak (of Maryland) emailed me about her blog, The Farm Stay Project, where she profiles farm-related properties operating as B&Bs in the Mid-Atlantic. You can also find a listing of members […]

Buy Fresh, Buy Local

We mentioned this movement in the News and Views section of the May/June issue. Here’s what appeared there: Buy Fresh, Buy Local This issue we feature a Pennsylvania dairyman and cheese maker, Brian Futhey (see page 8). His cheese is available at many markets that are part of the Buy Fresh Buy Local program, which […]

More about May/June 2010 contents photo

When: May 12th at dawn Where: The northern section of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 4 miles south of Milford. Photo was taken from the cliffs called Indian Point, which overlook the Upper Del. R. where it splits. The land on the opposite side of the river is Namanock Island. Who: Jeffrey Williams, see […]

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A Snake Encounter near Coudersport

A friend and I were returning from a trip to Coudersport last Summer, using back roads. We saw this guy stretched across a dirt road just north of Shawville, in Clearfield County. I did swerve to miss it, however, I may have nipped it’s tail. I stopped and backed up, and he was ready for […]

Birds at the Backyard Feeder

Following the Philadelphia-area record snowfall of December 19-20, there was considerable activity at the bird feeders  in my backyard in Harleysville. I have attached several pictures which I was able to capture. Included are shots of Northern Juncos, a White-Throated Sparrow, a Carolina Wren, and a Blue Jay. Each of these birds is a relatively […]