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Accomplished Painter is Long-Time Contributor to Local Fine Arts

Accomplished Painter is Long-Time Contributor to Local Fine Arts

Hochendoner’s name has been associated with the capital city fine arts scene for so long, one could be forgiven for assuming that the 66-year-old Chicago native has been an artist since childhood. “Actually, I entered the University of Dayton as a math major but switched and earned a degree in literature,” she says. “I briefly taught high school English in Cape Cod before coming to Harrisburg and working for the state in capacities where I was able to employ my writing skills.” Shortly thereafter came the chance meeting with Schock.

1700° Steakhouse

1700° Steakhouse

In the heart of downtown, directly across from City Hall, on the first floor of Hilton Harrisburg, special-occasion celebrators and dedicated foodies alike will find perhaps the most interesting steakhouse to open its doors to the capital region in recent memory.

50 Random Acts of Kindness

50 Random Acts of Kindness

When we think of community service, we think of volunteer and charity work and the time and planning those very meaningful and important activities often require. But how can we spread a little love on a whim? How can we offer one ray of sunshine to someone’s otherwise rainy day? Harrisburg Magazine has compiled a list of random acts of kindness – 50 simple ways each one of us could provide a very necessary form of community service: the emotional kind. And we just couldn’t resist trying out a few ourselves around the capital city.

Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Seasonal Eating in Central Pennsylvania

Centenarian Looks Back on Eventful Life

Centenarian Looks Back on Eventful Life

Few people can declare that they have begun their second century of life on this earth. Alma Bobb is among that select demographic. The Hershey Country Meadows resident celebrated her 101st birthday last November 29. She doesn’t look or act a day over 80.

Striking Back Against Silent Assassins

Striking Back Against Silent Assassins

Go Red Advocates Share Personal Battles Overcoming Heart Attack, Stroke

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton & Company, $9.60, 368 pages, Paperback)

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

On March 15, the 2012 America’s Got Talent third-place winner will be in Harrisburg, bringing his Earth Harp Collective to the historic Forum Auditorium. The concert celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Silver Academy, the Harrisburg area’s Jewish day school, and benefits the school’s scholarship fund. It’s an opportunity that no one should miss, because the career of William Close is rising rapidly, says The Silver Academy 70th anniversary co-chair Myra Werrin Sacks.

Behind-the-Scenes Heroes and Heroines

Behind-the-Scenes Heroes and Heroines

The Time, Energy, Passion and Love of 13 Volunteers from 11 Midstate Charities and Nonprofits

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