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Local woman reaches major landmark on Appalachian Trail


Local restauranteur and philanthropist Nancy Silivos is half way through her trek along the Appalachian trail.
She began hiking the trail, mostly by herself, in March.

This weekend, she made it to the halfway point in Pennsylvania.
She is 1092 miles down and still has about that many to go.

Silivos is hiking to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy.
So far she's raised almost 44,000 dollars for local group homes for adult with cerebral palsy.

Silivos has had some health setbacks on the trail with her feet and  back.
But a series of friends and family members have joined her on various stretches to hike with her.

The Appalachian trail is a 2200 mile foot path that stretches from Georgia to Maine.
She's made her way through seven states so far.

Silivos hopes to complete it in early Fall.

You can follow her journey on her blog; "takeahikenancy.com."
There's a link to it on our website under newslinks.