The Allegheny Front for the week of

January 9-15, 2015

#TakeTheStairs: Outside!

The weather outside may be frightful, but that's why God made ice picks and cleats on hiking boots! As the country celebrates National Take The Stairs Day, we checked out local steps to get you in shape for a new year of outdoor activity.

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Cheat Sheet: How the NY Fracking Ban Impacts PA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York state in December. For the Keystone state, the question remains: will New York’s decision to ban fracking impact Pennsylvania?

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Ice Fishing on the Allegheny River

Local anglers, including seafood restaurateur Luke Wholey, are making the most of the recent frigid temperatures. We joined him on the frozen Allegheny River in Armstrong County to find out about his love for the sport and the outdoors.

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Snowtubing: A Frosty Good Time

Sliding down a snowy hill is probably the easiest way to embrace the wintry weather. The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan joined kids, college students, and other adults to give snowtubing a try.  

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Snowshoeing 101

More than 5 million Americans step outside in old-school tennis racket style or newer metal and plastic snowshoes. We joined novices to the sport as well as Venture Outdoors trip leaders as they clomped around Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands.

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Commentary: Winter Camping, An Unexpected Love

If you would have told former Allegheny Front intern Charlene Ward three years ago that she would enjoy hiking and sleeping outside during winter, she would have called you crazy. But now, it's an entirely different story.

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Snow: It's What's for Dinner

What's the best thing about winter? Eating snow, say the children of The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier.

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