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Volunteer of the Month, January 2017

Volunteer of the Month, January 2017

Tell the readers about your volunteering. I am honored to sit on the Capital Region Board of Directors for the American Heart and Stroke Association.  I also volunteer time to the regional council for Junior Achievement, the American Cancer Society, York & PA State SHRM, my local Freemason lodge, Riverside 503/Eureka West Shore 302, Leadership Harrisburg Area and have recently gotten involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Why do you volunteer? What do you get out of it? I come from very humble beginnings, adopted and raised by my grandfather in Bedford Pennsylvania.  I made it a personal goal of mine to someday be able to give back 10-fold what this world has given to me.  I consider myself very blessed and, in turn, would like to leave a lasting legacy of...

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Small Business of the Month, January 2017

Small Business of the Month, January 2017

Tell us about the origins and impetus of Highland Gardens. Started as a mom-and-pop grocery store and decided it was more fun to sell tomato plants than canned tomatoes! Started selling vegetables and fruit trees and expanded into a full-service garden center. Our impetus was being perfectly timed and situated to grow with the Highland Park and Camp Hill area. For readers who may be unfamiliar, describe Highland Gardens. We are a full-service garden center. Great plants – many unusual and collector plants, as well as the usual. Over 1,500 perennial types, heirloom tomato varieties, fancy annuals, many, many hydrangeas, dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, awesome trees. We love trees! Garden embellishments, such as granite bird baths, chimes, benches, frilly and silly, too!...

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Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Scientific Theory?

Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Scientific Theory?

Science!

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Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

The holiday season is upon us, and for many it's those seasonal songs that get us in the spirit of the holidays!

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LOCAL ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE QUALIFIER

LOCAL ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE QUALIFIER

JABOCK ROBOT (Just A Bunch Of Cool Kids) is a local FIRST® LEGO® League team, comprised of 4th - 9th graders from the Cumberland Valley School District and Hershey High School, that recently won the 3rd place Champion’s Award at the Downingtown Area Robotics FLL Regional Qualifier on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. This win advances them to the Penn FLL Regional Championship held at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Should they place at the Championship tournament, they will compete next on a national level.

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Furry Friend of the Month, December 2016

Furry Friend of the Month, December 2016

Peeps, the Pit Bull

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Friday Favorites - What Is Your Favorite Art Movement?

Friday Favorites - What Is Your Favorite Art Movement?

This week, we get creative by asking "What Is Your Favorite Art Movement?"

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Friday Favorites Poll - Who Is Your Favorite Historical Figure?

Friday Favorites Poll - Who Is Your Favorite Historical Figure?

Who Is Your Favorite Historical Figure?

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Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Biopic?

Friday Favorites Poll - What Is Your Favorite Biopic?

There are thousands of outstanding flims, but this week we pick our favorite biopics.

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H-MAC Charitable Givings Total More Than $500,000 in Communities

On #GivingTuesday, Let's celebrate those who do great things right here in our Harrisburg community.

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