Cheektowaga native Ryan Ciminelli, one of the last Western New York natives competing full time on the Professional Bowling Association Tour, has announced his retirement as a full-time pro.
Lorna and Neil Miles are ahead of their time.
For 13 years they’ve been going on walking tours that have taken them away from crowds and to less frequently trod trails.
The retired San Jose couple — she worked as a nurse and he an engineer — have hiked in more than half-a-dozen countries as well as Yellowstone National Park.
They’re keeping their fingers crossed that they can go on two tours this fall with Vermont-based Country Walkers: one in Acadia National Park in Maine and the other in Nova Scotia. (The latter depends on whether Canada opens its borders to U.S. travelers.)
A big attraction for them now is the apparent safety of hiking or walking outdoors in the time of COVID-19. They say their friends’ interest in their foot-powered adventures