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April 2013

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The Big Day on a Plan

The Big Day on a Plan

The idea of planning a wedding is enough to make one’s head spin. Where do you start? The flowers, the food, the dresses, the venue, the guest list, the music, the seating chart – each is part and parcel of making that big day one to be remembered and cherished for a lifetime. All of those variables must come together like a puzzle, and who is better to put those pieces together than a wedding planner. Niki Lannigan of Manheim, owner of Niki Lannigan Weddings, Events & Design, has been overseeing weddings and events in Pa. and Cape May, N.J. for more than 15 years.

Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bruises Heal and Bones Mend

Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bruises Heal and Bones Mend

This month, Adventure Man takes one for the team as he ventures to know more about MMA fighting, which he learns from the team at Unrivaled Athletics in Camp Hill.

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

When Mary Smith started as director of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors’ Bureau (HHRVB), the region ranked seventh in Pennsylvania for drawing tourism dollars. Last year, for the first time, the area passed Lancaster. It now stands at fourth, behind the giants of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and the Poconos.

No Babysitter Necessary: Six Locally Owned Restaurant That Are Surprisingly Family -Friendly

No Babysitter Necessary: Six Locally Owned Restaurant That Are Surprisingly Family -Friendly

Contributing writer Jen Merrill's 3-year-old daughter, Audrey, proved to be a real trooper during the six photo shoots at six separate restaurants for April's feature "No Babysitter Necessary: Six Locally Owned Restaurants That Are Surprisingly Family-Friendly.

Light Years

Light Years

Light Years is both an incandescent and an unsentimental portrait of the relationships between men and women, of the ways we support and defeat each other. If it’s the first work of James Salter you read, I feel safe in predicting it will not be the last.

Life is One Never-Ending Party

Life is One Never-Ending Party

This disc jockey followed his passion for music which now led him to operating one of the best known disc jockey companies in the Central PA wedding and corporate industries.

Grant Benefits Bethany Village Nurse

Grant Benefits Bethany Village Nurse

Four years ago, the residents at Bethany Village Continuing Care Retirement Community of Mechanicsburg established a nursing education grant program for employees. To date, $20,000 have been awarded to recipients.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

The Junior League of Harrisburg is reaching its goals of giving back the Harrisburg community through events, fundraisers and more. Going on its 85th anniversary, the president of the organization describes it as a "truly historical organization."

Painter finds Release in Abstract Approach

Painter finds Release in Abstract Approach

Like some abstract painters, Tami Bitner has found a sense of freedom and relief as she composes her non-objective canvases.

Ramblin’ Woman:  The Story of a  Traveling Photojournalist

Ramblin’ Woman: The Story of a Traveling Photojournalist

Amanda Mustard, 22, knows the true meaning beyond Tolkien’s famed phrase. In fact, no words could be truer for this vagabond photographer.

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