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February 2017

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Adventure Chick

Adventure Chick

In the history of the U.S., icy plunges date to at least 1903, proving that our buttoned-up forebears also had a screw loose somewhere. Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) has held its New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge since 1998, and this year, Adventure Chick joined 300 people infected with the deranged idea that running into a river was the smart way to ring in 2017.

Igniting the Passion to Help, Part 2

Igniting the Passion to Help, Part 2

Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

The benefits of group workouts

Building Healthier Lives

Building Healthier Lives

The American Heart Association's Go Red campaign takes aim at cardiovascular disease.

Free Store

Free Store

A blue and white shed encompasses most of the space in the back. A bin labeled “donations” sits in front of the shed. Sometimes the bin is empty, and other times it is overflowing. What stands out to visitors and passersby is the hand-made sign that covers the side of the shed. It is simple poster paper and spray-painted words, but the message is powerful, thoughtful and represents a group’s experimental act of giving back to their community.

Going Red

Going Red

These locals are going red to fight heart disease.

Charitable Companies

Charitable Companies

Three local companies that make giving back a priority.

Igniting the Passion to Help, Part 1

Igniting the Passion to Help, Part 1

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Whether it’s a memoir or a novel, for many people, an item on life’s bucket list is to see their name on the cover of a book.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Central Pennsylvania is, providentially, endowed with a number of first-rate colleges and universities: Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Elizabethtown, Dickinson – to name just a few. Harrisburg, though, has had a somewhat difficult time of it, over the years, developing a permanent home for institutions of higher learning. Fortunately, the capital city has an array of institutions that now make up for all of those disremembered and defunct endeavors to provide advanced educational opportunities.

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