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Lake Snowden is the Perfect Place for a Staycation

by Melinda Casilli

If you're staying local this Memorial Day Weekend, stop by Lake Snowden for some family fun! Lake Snowden is 675 acres of natural beauty and adventure. There is something for everyone with camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. 

Hocking College Announces New Environmental Science Degree for Fall 2022

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College will debut a new Environmental Science program starting in the fall of 2022 with the help of program manager Dr. Lucia Grossman. 

Hocking College FFA Chapter Celebrates National FFA Week

by Melinda Casilli

National FFA Week is from February 19 - February 26, 2022, and is a week-long celebration to promote what FFA is and how the organization helps its members.  

Students Take Part in 56th Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike

by Melinda Casilli

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Hocking Hills State Park hosted 2,485 hikers for the 56th Annual Winter Hike. The 6-mile hike follows the trail from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave, the perfect backdrop to showcase the beauty of winter in our region. 

Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

Learning to Teach Birds from a Bike at Hocking College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Even though Wildlife Resources Management Program Manager Lynn Holtzman is retiring from Hocking College on July 2, he’ll still be involved in teaching people about Ohio wildlife.

Lake Snowden's Fishing Options Are Off The Hook

by Tracey A. Maine

Located six miles southwest of Athens and one mile northeast of Albany, Lake Snowden is a 675-acre recreation park that opened to the public in 1972.

Camping Options at Lake Snowden are In-Tents

by Tracey A. Maine

If camping and horseback riding are activities you enjoy, then you should consider visiting Lake Snowden! 

From Ohio to Ireland: Chlovechok Finds Her Path at Hocking College

by Matt Berry

It's 3,500 miles from John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio, to Seal Rescue Ireland.

American Guinea Hogs Added to Robbin's Crossing

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Robbin’s Crossing might not be open for visitors yet, but it has some new residents.

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