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July 2015

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Finding a Home in America

Finding a Home in America

Shung Li Tan (a recent Messiah College graduate from Malaysia) and Ruth Pickens) once an esteemed professor in China) now call the U.S. home. Each came here for different reasons - Tan to receive an excellent education and Pickens to find the freedom she longed for her entire life.

The Pay Gap

The Pay Gap

More than a half century after the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, men continue to make more than women in most professions. Harrisburg Magazine takes a look at wage inequality in the 21st Century.

Working, Creating, Traveling

Working, Creating, Traveling

There is no need to give up. Not on fulfillment, not on yourself. Not on working, creating, traveling. Aging isn’t easy, and sometimes it may seem later years are less golden than tarnished. But as the following three very remarkable women prove, no matter how old you are, there is no need to sit on a couch and watch the world through television screens. Get out, get going, get doing. You’ve got a lot more life to live.

S.W.A.T.ing Aside Gender Barriers: An Interview with Officer Rebecca McCoy

S.W.A.T.ing Aside Gender Barriers: An Interview with Officer Rebecca McCoy

As a child, McCoy wished to be a cop or a teacher. Now, as a full-time patrolman and firearms instructor for the Capitol Police Department, the only female member of the Capitol's special weapons and tactics team and a part-time officer with Highspire Police Department, it seems McCoy has accomplished both of her original goals - and then some.

Late Summer Style

Late Summer Style

Photography: Elena Jasic Words and Styling: Jen Merrill Makeup Artist: Kylie Boughter Model: Erica Rivera

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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation

by Jenny Offill (Vintage Contemporaries, $15, 180 pages, Paperback)

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Run Strong

Run Strong

It seems that there’s a line of thought that says if you want to be a dedicated runner, you should avoid strength-training. In this article, we are going to look at some of the myths surrounding running and weight lifting and discuss how strength-training can actually improve your running performance as well as decrease injury risk.

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A Summer Evening at the Ball Park

A Summer Evening at the Ball Park

The Harrisburg Senators V. The Trenton Thunder

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The Oldest House in Town

The Oldest House in Town

Seeking a superlative is never easy and often subject to contention, but identifying the oldest house in Harrisburg is easy – well, reasonably easy. The title of oldest house in Harrisburg is generally bestowed upon the Parson John Elder House. But, then, it wasn’t always in Harrisburg.

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Glory

Glory

Free outdoor movie on the lawn at the National Civil War Museum

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Fun and Culture in the Mid-State

SpoofNotes: Les Misérables

People love Les Misérables because of its emotional depth and variety of themes, but most have encountered some version of the narrative other than the original 950-page monster written by Victor Hugo. What gems does Hugo’s text contain which adaptations have tossed aside? Fortunately, I’ve done the research for you; in the spirit of American culture – our value for the “original” anything and our short attention spans – I’ve read the first and last pages, and I’m ready to answer all your questions.

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July Volunteer of the Month

July Volunteer of the Month

Mickey Minnich, Vickie's Angel Foundation

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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.

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

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