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February 2013

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

There’s a good chance you’re reading this column in February, and if there’s a month that requires a good laugh, it’s our shortest one. That’s why it’s the perfect time to pick up this collection of the incomparable Calvin Trillin’s best humor writing; a book that’s already been honored with the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

His Condiments are ”Accidentally Healthy...Intentionally Delicious”

His Condiments are ”Accidentally Healthy...Intentionally Delicious”

During his sophomore year in college, David "Vid" Lynch and some friends decided to have a weekend party with spicy foods. Their first concoction was homemade hot tomato sauce. As time went on, they kept developing new sauces. Today, the seeds of that business has blossomed into Torchbearer Sauces.

Yesteryear Ambiance, Today’s Taste Temptations

Yesteryear Ambiance, Today’s Taste Temptations

The outside of Hershey Road Family Restaurant, Harrisburg, is somewhat deceiving in its everydayness. Step inside, and that first impression changes.

A Journey of Farming-Life Discovery & Culinary Excess

A Journey of Farming-Life Discovery & Culinary Excess

Each January, for the past 97 years, Pennsylvanians from all across the state stop by for a tour of the largest indoor agricultural event in the U.S. More than 400,000 visitors come out to see more than 10,000 competitive exhibits, almost 300 exhibitors. More than 6,000 horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits, spread across 11 buildings and three arenas. Then there is the delicious, delicious, delicious food.

Five Years of  Integrating Racing and Gaming

Five Years of Integrating Racing and Gaming

Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has roots traced back to the ancient Greek Olympics. As a sport that boasts popularity in many countries, it has changed over the years – even right here in the central Pennsylvania area. After five years, since its opening, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reflects on its history of a transition from traditional horse racing to the now beautifully integrated racing and gaming facility located in Grantville.

PinnacleHealth Opens  New Orthopedic and Spine Unit  in Harrisburg

PinnacleHealth Opens New Orthopedic and Spine Unit in Harrisburg

Last October, patients began to occupy PinnacleHealth System’s new Orthopedic and Spine Unit at the Harrisburg Campus. The 42-bed unit is dedicated to the care of post-surgical patients after orthopedic procedures such as hip and knee replacements, and intricate spinal surgery procedures.

Go Red

Go Red

Heart disease and stroke is affecting women of all ages and backgrounds throughout central Pennsylvania. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute are fighting to bring women’s struggle against heart disease to light. These six women are all heart survivors, and all have very different stories to tell.

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