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May 2016

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Seeing the Whole Picture

Seeing the Whole Picture

Harrisburg School District. The words conjure images of turmoil and poor achievement. But behind the curtain, countless moving parts are working to raise achievement, promote stability and engage families. Is it the Wizard of Oz at work, frantically spinning wheels and pulling levers to maintain an illusion? Or is it, in the words of Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney, “many different pieces,” fitting like a puzzle to prepare students for success?

Student Athletes, Part 4

Student Athletes, Part 4

Antonio Heredia Soto – 
Lower Dauphin High School to Bates College

A Dream Job Come True

A Dream Job Come True

There is no doubt that finding your dream job and flourishing in it makes for a more blissful work, and life, experience. But how do you do it? What are the keys to making your dream job a reality? With thousands of high-school and college students getting set to matriculate throughout the capital-city region this month and next, we tapped everyone, from career counselors to those lucky enough to be making moola at their passion, for advice.

The Connection Between Oral Hygiene and Overall Health

The Connection Between Oral Hygiene and Overall Health

One of the first fears that children develop is of going to the dentist. With age, that fear transforms into the dread of making the trip, having someone poke the insides of your mouth and figuring out if the occasionally mediocre work you do on your teeth was good enough to avoid getting a cavity. But would oral hygiene become more of a priority if you knew it could affect other parts of the body? It’s true, your mouth isn’t necessarily the only thing that suffers from lack of good oral hygiene.

Student Athletes, Part 3

Student Athletes, Part 3

Aaron Seigle – 
Susquehanna Township High School to Villanova University

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Any novelist who decides to write about a subject that’s the stuff of daily newspaper headlines faces a daunting challenge: how to tell a plausible story that isn’t quickly overtaken by tomorrow’s events. That’s the task Jennifer Haigh has posed for herself in her fifth novel, Heat and Light, the story of a small Western Pennsylvania town’s encounter with the Marcellus Shale boom.

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Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Gallery Space

About 17 years ago, when one of her necklaces broke, Joan Rhodes sought the necessary piece to repair it. “Back then, about the only local retailer that stocked such items was Joann Fabrics,” says the Boiling Springs woman. “While searching for what I needed, I noticed the array of pretty beads in the store, and that’s when I began to develop an interest in, initially, beading and wire wrapping.”

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Be Well

Be Well

Be Well

There’s a lot of talk in the media these days about the dangers of sugar, but is it accurate? Is there any amount of sugar that’s OK?

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Photo Story

Photo Story

Photo Story

Education Harrisburg

Taste

Taste

The initial stir of interest when Vrai opened its doors in February of this year swirled around the fact that the new restaurant would be the first since Prohibition to break Lemoyne’s status as a dry town. But aside from a wide assortment of delicious and creative adult beverages finally flowing again in the borough, Vrai offers an impressively unique menu based on a commitment to organic and local ingredients as well as a culinary philosophy of serving fresh, nutritious and unprocessed food that is as free from chemicals and pesticides as possible as a way of “feeling and living better.”

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Press Box

Press Box

Press Box

While some have compared Lucas Giolito’s blistering fastball to the one thrown by Stephen Strasburg or his potential to become another Roy Halladay, the guys doing the evaluating on the field – the managers and coaches – prefer to think of Giolito being, well, the first Lucas Giolito.

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Benchmark Group Media is Hiring!

Benchmark Group Media is Hiring!

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Fun and Culture in the Mid-State

The 2016 Hershey Theatre Apollo Award Winners

Students from 20 public and private schools across central Pennsylvania gathered at Hershey Theatre Sunday evening, May 22, for the 8th annual Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards. The awards program recognizes local students for outstanding performance in a high school play and/or musical.  A total of 17 Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards were presented

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May 2016 Volunteer of the Month

May 2016 Volunteer of the Month

Rick Hartman, Volunteer for The John Harris – Simon Cameron Mansion

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