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Oh, and I have two kids

Canandaigua, N.Y., divorcee Pieter DeHond makes no secret of the fact that he'd like to find a new wife. But he refuses to do what others in his situation often resort to: place a personal ad in a newspaper. So he chose what he thought would be the next best strategy. In a field on his farm he built out of corn stalks a message in 50-foot letters visible only from airplanes flying between New York City and Rochester: "S.W.F. Got-2 [love symbol] Farm'n." Or, put another way : I'm looking for a single, white female who's willing to share the farming life. Underneath was an arrow pointed at his house. It's gone now, but if you're wondering, he has heard from several interested candidates.

Off for a run? You could make tracks for a rail-trail

Finding a well-maintained, safe surface on which to ride a bike, use inline skates, walk, or go for a run can be difficult along heavily traveled roads. But there are alternatives. Many people have discovered the multi-use trails built along onetime railroad corridors. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which is devoted to recycling these former rights-of-way, has helped to open 13,150 miles of them, with another 14,341 in development. Such projects are expected to benefit from the new federal transportation bill, which earmarks $370 million for trails programs. The longest rail-trails, the state in which each is located, and its distance in miles:

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Katy Trail State Park Missouri 225
Milwaukee Road Corridor Washington 145
Down East Trail Maine 126
George S. Mickelson Trail South Dakota 114
Soo Line Trail Minnesota 114
Blue Ox Trail Minnesota 107
State Line Trail Michigan 102
Paul Bunyan State Trail Minnesota 102
Great Allegheny Passage Pennsylvania 100
OC&E Woods Line State Trail Oregon 96


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