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Treasures Await

07/29/2014 | 01:34 PM

Find Yours with Metal Detectors   Perhaps it’s the allure of finding valuable metals, coins, jewelry and historical artifacts like we see on TV. Maybe it’s related to the rise in gold prices. Whatever the reason, metal detectors are once again quite popular and a favorite family activity, especially between grandparents and grandkids.   The […]

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Comfy, Cozy and A Snap To Set Up

07/22/2014 | 11:56 AM

Camping Is More Enjoyable with Today’s Tents   We’ve all seen the comedy routine: a couple pulls to a campsite and attempts to unfold and assemble a tent. Hours later, the tent is up, but it resembles nothing like it’s supposed to: poles are askew and the flap is on top of the tent. Sure, […]

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Herding Cats

07/15/2014 | 11:42 AM

Catfish are fun to catch, remain active in summer’s heat, and make a great meal.   When I was only about four feet tall or so, my dad and I caught a mess of bullhead catfish on barbecued chicken – leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. I’ve also caught bullheads and other varieties of catfish […]

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Where the Summer Bass Play

07/08/2014 | 11:52 AM

Those Lunker Bass Aren’t Taking Summer Off. They’re just vacationing in a different part of the lake.   It’s summer, and the world is taking it easy. The cicadas sing, dawn comes early, and the warm sun feels good on your skin. However, the bass that you hope to catch might not be as fond […]

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Get Out, Lie Down

07/01/2014 | 01:34 PM

  The kids are getting out of school and the weather is getting hot. That can only mean one thing—summer!   This time of year is great for being outside and soaking up sunshine, no matter where you are. Hot summer weather also means lots of fun in any body of water—from the pool to […]

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Got two Paddles… Where’s the Creek?

06/24/2014 | 01:32 PM

Summer is all about getting physical activity while enjoying the beauty and pleasure of the outdoors. One great way to get your exercise and experience the beauty of Mother Nature is to go canoeing.   Mark Palinsky, of Old Town Canoe and Kayak Co., said that families should consider what kind of canoe trip they […]

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Improve Your Score

06/17/2014 | 12:22 PM

With Golf Balls Specifically Engineered for Your   It’s common knowledge that, on average, a woman’s golf swing is slower than a man’s. Smart players (and manufacturers) recognize this and in recent years have replaced lower-lofted irons with hybrids. Frequently, however, that additional assistance is mitigated by playing a ball whose optimal performance is achieved […]

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Peter Nielsen

Going for Quality Workouts

06/10/2014 | 12:41 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Expanding the variety while focusing on the quality of your fitness regimen is more important than adding on extra hours in the gym according to new research recently published in the The Journal of Applied Physiology. The study was authored by Paul J. Arciero DPE, the director of the Human […]

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The Big D

06/03/2014 | 11:51 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Seventy-five percent of teens and adults in the United States have deficiencies of vitamin D, known as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” This is a stunning increase in the rates of vitamin D deficiency from forty-five percent between 1988 and 1994. At the same time, new research indicates that these deficiencies in […]

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