Warmer than- average temperatures may have canceled the inaugural Winter Fest at the newly created nonprofit ski hill at Mount Ascutney, but they won’t dampen the spirits of community members, organizers and mountain enthusiasts Saturday.

Member of the Ascutney Outdoor and guests met at the site of the new rope tow on Mount Ascutney for the dedication. Lack of snow prevented the Winter Fest that was planned from happening earlier in the day.

The third and final property near Griggs Street and University Avenue in Saint Paul has been purchased and secured for a new nearly 5-acre park in the Midway neighborhood, The Trust for Public Land and the City of Saint Paul announced today.

The Trust for Public Land today expressed thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the board's unanimous decision to provide $500,000 to help preserve the 10-acre Red Car property in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood.

Within a year, Chattanooga will have completed almost all of a horseshoe-shaped loop of interconnected urban trails stretching some 25 miles — what urban development experts say is one of the most impressive such greenways of any city its size.

In recent months, Sister Veronica and the Sisters of Our Lady have been in talks to sell the lion’s share of their 38-acres of Upper Nyack property.

The push to preserve one of Rockland's most treasured properties cleared perhaps its toughest obstacle this week after Clarkstown and Upper Nyack committed to chipping in a combined $400,000 to help reach the purchase price.

Sister Veronica Mendez adjusted her glasses and tried to remember the last time someone joined the religious order here. “Joined and stayed?” she pondered.

In the early 1924, the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine established a summer camp in Upper Nyak for youth from New York City.

The town of West Windsor, Vermont, will open a rope tow on February 6 that leads skiers up land once occupied by Ascutney Mountain Resort.