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Local with Laurie: Soaking up that Vitamin D

Laurie Connelly, ’Doah Staff Writer
March 26, 2013

'Doah photo by Laurie Connelly

‘Doah photo by Laurie Connelly

Mother nature has been completely bipolar this season. One day it’s all sunshine and flip-flops, the next it is winter jackets and snow boots. Nonetheless, it is now officially spring season which means the warm weather will eventually arrive. After multiple hours crammed in the dorm room studying for midterms, it’s time for some fun activities outdoors in the fresh air.
For college students with pets back home, it is easy to feel lonely and miss them while you’re away at school. So, to soothe that empty feeling, head over to the SPCA on Featherbed Lane where you can spend an afternoon playing with some animals. If a dog is of certain age the volunteers will put the dog on a leash and allow you to take him or her for a walk.
If you don’t want to walk a dog, why not go catch a fish? At Wilkins Lake, located right next to campus in Jim Barnett Park, you are able to sit and fish for free. The only stipulation is that you must have a fishing license.
Lastly, don’t forget to take advantage of green space on campus. The quad is a great area to take a blanket and lounge outside. When that sunny warm weather finally rolls in, it’s also a prime place to go tanning. If laying in the sun isn’t your thing, get a group together and start an impromptu game of frisbee or football.
There is so much to do in and around the City of Winchester, so why not take advantage of it? I know there is still snow coming down occasionally, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and have fun. Sooner or later, the snow will pack up until next winter and then its our time to shine — outside.

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