March 2014

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Retired Racers Seeking Loving Families

Retired Racers Seeking Loving Families

"The mission is the dogs and nothing more." This is the motto of Keystone Greyhounds, a Harrisburg nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds.

When They're Together

When They're Together

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: learning that a child would be severely disabled for life. But years after one family’s devastating diagnosis, they are doing more than coping – they are discovering new ways to have their daughter thrive.

In with the Old, Out with the New

In with the Old, Out with the New

When it comes to the joys of a long "most certainly unrelated to work" lunch, stress-relieving happy hour, an overdue night out or just a few laughs with friends, there's nothing quite like the nostalgic appeal or the newly discovered allure of a retro cocktail to fuel the fun.

Ageless Elegance

Ageless Elegance

We're constantly surrounded by the idea that youth equals beauty. Yet, there's such a beauty in aging, such exquisiteness in the way we mature the way we are intended to. Eight local residents from Bethany Village and Messiah Village open up about aging, style and beauty and how it's all so closely intertwined.

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Bookmarks

Bookmarks

For a long time, some well-read Twitter followers have been urging me to pick up John Williams’ novel, Stoner. Even after all their lavish praise, I had nagging doubts that this novel, which sold 2,000 copies when it was published in 1965 and was out of print until it was rescued by New York Review Books Classics in 2006, could possibly be as wonderful as they claimed. Now that I’ve read it, those doubts have been swept aside. It’s the extraordinary story of an ordinary life and as close to a perfect novel as any I’ve read in many years.

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Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Embracing the Fine Art Side of Enameling

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Be Well

Be Well

Be Well

As the winter season comes to an end, thoughts often turn to spring and making more healthful choices. Many people make decisions to lose weight, start exercising regularly or just begin living a more healthful lifestyle. At this time of year, there are all kinds of fitness and diet products being marketed to the public, but how do you know if the newest fad is actually a good idea? Let’s first look at what to avoid.

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Forever Homes Wanted

Forever Homes Wanted

This collection of animal portraits represents only a small fraction of the many potential adoption-ready dogs, cats, rabbits, rats and birds currently house at the Harrisburg Humane Society. For more information or to adopt, call (717) 564-3320 or visit humanesocietyhbg.org.

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Adventure Chick

On the Ice with the Hershey Bears

On the Ice with the Hershey Bears

Skating is not her thing, she says. But when the Hershey Bears offered a personal skating lesson with a player on the rink at Giant Center, how could Adventure Chick resist?

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Patrons on Harrisburg’s 2nd Street Restaurant Row have certainly passed by it, and some may have stopped to admire its workmanship and decidedly different architecture. Most have little idea what it represents. Sandwiched between Tom Sawyers’ diner-like façade and Capitol Shoe Repair is a remarkable brownstone portal impossible to reproduce and certainly more elegant than the entryways of its neighbors.

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Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Included among the Civil War-era structures that line the first block of Mechanicsburg’s N. Market St. stands an enterprise dubbed RecordSmith. Within the shop, shelves and tables full of 45s, LPs, CDs and a Jimi Hendrix poster (among others) mix incongruously with the interior’s partial restoration, some of which reveals the original 19th century brick walls and studs. Responsible for this unlikely tableau is Paul Smith.

McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Situated in the heart of Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row, just a few steps from the corner of N. 2nd and Locust streets, stands a downtown hot spot with a cozy neighborhood feel. With two floors, a hip laid-back atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks and dining options, McGrath’s Irish Pub & Restaurant attracts everyone from the youthful 20-something crowds to the political-minded folks of the capitol.

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Homes & Gardens

All things home and garden
Whimsy in High Places

Whimsy in High Places

What is it about inaccessible places that make our imagination churn and call out to our other selves?

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Food & Dining

Tasty Tidbits and Food For Thought
McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Situated in the heart of Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row, just a few steps from the corner of N. 2nd and Locust streets, stands a downtown hot spot with a cozy neighborhood feel. With two floors, a hip laid-back atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks and dining options, McGrath’s Irish Pub & Restaurant attracts everyone from the youthful 20-something crowds to the political-minded folks of the capitol.

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The Badlands, Crazy Horse, Wine and More... South Dakota

The Badlands, Crazy Horse, Wine and More... South Dakota

Is there another state richer with iconic, true blue American sights and spectacles than South Dakota? From Rushmore’s imposing granite noggins to the still-emerging magnificence of the Crazy Horse Memorial – and the desolate glory of the Badlands – South Dakota typifies this country’s outsized, go-big-or-go-home grandeur. But to focus only on the western side of the state, where those justifiably famous attractions reside, is to lose out on the gentler pleasures to the east. Instead, begin your tour in Sioux Falls, working west along I-90 – and following this guide to South Dakota’s Unmissable Top 10.

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Culture

Fun and Culture in the Mid-State
Painter Applies Extraordinary Skills to Portraits and Landscapes

Painter Applies Extraordinary Skills to Portraits and Landscapes

As painter Mark Topp discusses the elements of his craft, both comprehensible and oblique phrasing peppers his speech. There is “You learn by doing.” Or, “I do my best work when I’m not even thinking about it.” And, “You need to think through the materials…the painting and the painting experience are one.” None of it surprises those who know Topp, a 2008 émigré to the Harrisburg area.

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Alexander Grass Foundation

Alexander Grass Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that the Alexander Grass Foundation has committed to a $500,000 gift in support of the work of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg (JFGH)! The Alexander Grass Foundation has been a longtime supporter of our organization for decades.

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Cash in Your Closet! Consign at Wears Like New

Cash in Your Closet! Consign at Wears Like New

Turn those unworn clothes in your closet into cash! Wears Like New Consignment Clothier, with locations in Lemoyne and Hershey, will take your gently used apparel and resell it for you: All you have to do is drop off your things and pick up your cash when they sell.

Shop Local, Shop Unique at Pazazzz in Lemoyne

Shop Local, Shop Unique at Pazazzz in Lemoyne

Visitors are in for a unique shopping experience from the moment they set foot in Pazazzz Home Decor at State Street Plaza in Lemoyne. As they step in the door, they're offered a glass of red or white wine, or a bottle of mineral water. And then they're off to explore 2,500 square feet packed with distinctive gifts, artisan jewelry, handcrafted clothing, home decor and much more.

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Leave the Driving to Premiere #1 Limousine On Hershey-Harrisburg Luxury Wine or Beer Tours

For 12 years, Premiere #1 Limousine Service has provided luxury transportation services in the Harrisburg, Hershey, York, Lancaster, Gettysburg and Carlisle areas

Wears Like New Is A Consignment Shop Unlike Any Other

Wears Like New Is A Consignment Shop Unlike Any Other

Wears Like New is unlike any typical consignment shop

Premiere 1 Limousine Service Offers More Than Just Stretch Limos

Premiere 1 Limousine Service Offers More Than Just Stretch Limos

There are common misconceptions about limousine services, Jonathan Snavely, from Premiere 1 Limousine Services explains what else they have to offer.

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