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Debra A. Pierson

Debra A. Pierson

When Pierson Computing Connection, Inc., configured and delivered netbooks to 34,000 students in the devastated city of Detroit, Debra Pierson saw it as an opportunity to help transform a generation of children “that was basically forgotten.”

Weaver Combines Fine Art And Function

Weaver Combines Fine Art And Function

Weaving was not the process that Kane envisioned as her medium of choice when she enrolled in the art education curriculum at Messiah College, but after purchasing a loom and weaving a few scarves, she struck upon magic.

Beach Body Beautiful

Beach Body Beautiful

Whether you brave a bikini or a more modest one-piece, showing skin that’s been hidden all winter means a little body prepping.

A Rose By Any Other Name

A Rose By Any Other Name

A rose by any other name may very well be called the M.S. Hershey Rose, and for good reason. This rich, red hybrid tea rose was introduced at the Hershey Rose Garden – now called Hershey Gardens – in 1941 and was re-introduced in the new M.S. Hershey Tribute Garden last month to commemorate the garden’s 75th anniversary.

Dawson Undaunted

Dawson Undaunted

Twenty-six-year-old Natalie Dawson had her first job – throwing newspapers from her bicycle in a Lancaster neighborhood – when she was 12 years old. She’s been working ever since. Almost.

More Than Warm and Fuzzy

More Than Warm and Fuzzy

Keystone Pet-Enhancement Therapy Services, known to its friends as KPETS, is a nonprofit animal assisted therapy group whose canine and owner “teams” visit such venues as hospitals, schools and rehab centers to assist in the healing and/or learning process. Now meet its founder, Karen Gerth.

Maria Montero's Hope for Latino Women

Maria Montero's Hope for Latino Women

Maria Montero is an attorney who in December 2011, was appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett as executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. Diversity, she says, “is what makes America great.”

No One is Here Except All Of Us

No One is Here Except All Of Us

Novelist John Gardner wrote that it’s the job of the fiction writer to immerse her reader in a “vivid and continuous dream.” By that demanding standard, Ramona Ausubel’s first novel –an engrossing fable set in a tiny Romanian village whose inhabitants devise an imaginative plan to evade capture by the Nazis — is an unqualified success.

Stay Hydrated This summer

Stay Hydrated This summer

Instilling Scientific Literacy in Children

Instilling Scientific Literacy in Children

It’s a typical day at North Museum of Natural History and Science – typical, as in, very busy. In the Live Animal Room, third graders gingerly touch a bull python. In the Cabinet Museum, a dad lifts his daughter to see a starfish display. The Hall of the Cosmos’ “in-use” light is on. Mennonite teens scatter among the bugs, dinosaurs and stuffed owls.

Tapas Trend

Tapas Trend

When you’ve had enough of the same-old food offerings, it’s time to head to Andalusia. Located on Carlisle’s bustling North Hanover Street, the restaurant provides patrons the opportunity to experience authentic Spanish flavors in a warm, welcoming setting.

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