June 2014

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25 Curious Festivals and Events for the Summer

25 Curious Festivals and Events for the Summer

Central Pennsylvania has a wealth of events that will tickle your spirit, spark your curiosity and entertain the whole family, while having you home in time to relax on the porch. Unless, of course, you want to make an entire weekend of it and stay away.

Hershey

Hershey

Building Community, Organically

Building Community, Organically

The mission is to get people to eat locally grown, fresh foods by joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Gettysburg

Gettysburg

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The Book of My Lives

The Book of My Lives

Aleksandar Hemon is a man whose life spans two strikingly different worlds, symbolized by the alien character on the cover of The Book of My Lives, his first work of nonfiction.

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Gallery Space

Painting Skill and Architectural Motifs Combine for Striking Results

Painting Skill and Architectural Motifs Combine for Striking Results

Since his undergraduate days at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design, Dana Sink has devoted his art to the representation of space. Combining the recessive qualities of architectural imagery with his deft skill in oils, the 39-year-old Harrisburg man produces complex and colorful compositions that accomplish the objective.

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Adventure Chick

Adventure Chick

Adventure Chick

Fitness Means Fun

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How Many Hickoks?

How Many Hickoks?

How many Hickoks does it take to run a family-owned business in Harrisburg continuously for 170 years?

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Face in the Crowd

Deli and Import Shop is Woman's Labor of Love

Deli and Import Shop is Woman's Labor of Love

Fraulie’s has been a fixture on Lemoyne’s South Third Street for more than 41 years. And it will continue to be so as long as 82-year-old owner Margot Maria Wutz can summon the will and energy

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Homes & Gardens

All things home and garden

In-Home Artist Spaces

Few things seem more romantic than the idea of an in-home studio – a place to create, a refuge from the world. Three area artists and a writer know that the creative life has its rigors, but the joy of stepping into a studio all your own makes the sacrifices worthwhile.

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Food & Dining

Tasty Tidbits and Food For Thought
The Universal Language of Food and Poetry

The Universal Language of Food and Poetry

Just off the Limekiln exit of I-83 in New Cumberland, The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar stands as a beacon of fine cuisine and high-minded literary notions. With a sophisticated literary-themed atmosphere, a locally sourced menu of unique culinary masterpieces and an impressive craft-beer and fine wine selection, The Garlic Poet is truly an epicurean gem in the midstate.

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Travel

The Best of the World
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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City Beat

May Young Person of the Month

May Young Person of the Month

Isaac Hawkins, 18, Senior, Steelton-Highspire High School

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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.

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

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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