Latest Autumn Stories

2008-10-10 18:00:17

Fall colors have already reached their peak at several locations in West Virginia's northeastern mountains, the state Division of Forestry announced Thursday. Among areas now at 100 percent of their seasonal color potential are the Allegheny Front in Mineral County, the Mount Storm area in Grant County, and Spruce Knob, the state's highest peak, in Pendleton County. Leaves in the Davis and Canaan Valley areas of Tucker County are at 90 percent to 100 percent of peak color, while foliage...

2005-11-04 15:14:48

By Jason Szep WILMINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - In her quiet Vermont town, Cynthia Beaudette cannot recall a stranger autumn. The foliage that usually explodes in brilliant reds, yellows and orange across New England, drawing in thousands of tourists and their spending, was the dullest ever, she says. Green leaves clung to trees weeks longer than normal. When they finally turned, gale-force winds and a week of torrential rain knocked many off their limbs. Vacationers that usually...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
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