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Our Text-Filled, Tweet-Followed, Smart Phone-Addicted, Status Update-Obsessed, Facebook-Friended Lives

Our Text-Filled, Tweet-Followed, Smart Phone-Addicted, Status Update-Obsessed, Facebook-Friended Lives

Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Sue Yenchko

Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Sue Yenchko

Sue Yenchko was at a civic event in 1996 when she overheard five young men griping about life in Harrisburg. She invited them to lunch and told a story – the story of how her father helped revive her hometown’s devastated economy. And that was the beginning of Harrisburg Young Professionals.

Stop and Wear the Flowers

Stop and Wear the Flowers

Alli Heyden was a bubbly, energetic blonde who illuminated the world around her. At 24 years old, she was living in New York City designing a clothing line with her name on it. Her future was as bright as her smile, which no one could seem to wipe off of her face.

Q&A Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski

Q&A Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski

Dr. John J. “Ski” Sygielski, president of HACC, has made quite an impression on the mid-state since taking over the reins of the commonwealth’s first community college just over a year ago. You’ve probably seen him on the news or read about him in the local paper. Here's why.

Manager Earns Tenants’ Acclaim at Lemoyne Landmark

Manager Earns Tenants’ Acclaim at Lemoyne Landmark

Among the businesses located on the second floor of the West Shore Farmers’ Market is that of attorney Gregory Katshir. His unpretentious shingle hangs among several others at one of the market’s entrances. No one would suspect that the Hampden Township man, along with his wife, Tracy, owns and manages the 63-year-old Lemoyne landmark.

Painter’s Essential Studio is the Outdoors

Painter’s Essential Studio is the Outdoors

It is of no small significance that Jill Peckelun spent much of her youth on a farm just north of Fredericksburg. Because of that early experience, the fresh air and rural environs of Lebanon County have left its mark on the Hershey woman’s impressionistic oil paintings.

Family Fun Fitness

Family Fun Fitness

These days, adults and children spend more and more time out of each day watching television, playing video games and in front of their computers. Due to this fact, obesity is on the rise for all age groups, but especially in children.

My Favorite Books of 2012

My Favorite Books of 2012

If we’ve connected on Twitter or Facebook, you know this column isn’t the only place I’m reviewing books. Annually, one of those other publications asks me to compile a list of my 10 favorites of the year. For the first time, I’m sharing that list (five titles each of fiction and nonfiction) with Harrisburg Magazine’s readers.

Fusion Fire Offers a Traditional  Asian Meal for a Steal

Fusion Fire Offers a Traditional Asian Meal for a Steal

There are approximately a million and five Asian restaurants in central Pennsylvania, so what makes Fusion Fire in Camp Hill stand out from the crowd? Jen clues us in...

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