The French with their rich cuisine are thin because they are streetwalkers – but not in a bad way.
How is it that the French – whose national symbol is a pound of butter in the shape of a guillotine – are so darn thin? OK, the part about the butter guillotine I made up. But still. The French practically bathe in butter or at least their food does and yet the streets of Paris are littered with gazelle-like women who barely weigh 110 pounds soaking wet. But here’s the thing: the French walk. A lot. And that’s partly because their cities and towns are laid out in ways that make them very walkable and bikeable. Americans who visit Europe often return home marveling at how much walking they did in towns and cities that are pedestrian friendly. I was reminded of this last week at a meeting in which people complained that the obesity …
The Wildlands Conservancy says it has preserved 30 acres of fields, woodlands and wetlands in Williams Township.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Wildlands Conservancy says it has preserved 30 acres in Williams Township. According to a news release from the conservancy, the land is comprised of "high-value fields, woodlands and wetland habitat" owned by the Dreisbach family. "Longtime residents and local land-preservation supporters, the Dreisbach family was eager to secure a conservation easement for the long-term protection of their property," the news release states. The conservancy says the Dreisbachs were concerned about preserving areas where groundwaters surface on the land, because they create an ideal amphibian habitat, and affect the water quality of the nearby Tumble Creek. The conservancy holds easements on 7,400 acres, 300 of which are in Williams Township. This …