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Finding a Home in America

Finding a Home in America

Shung Li Tan (a recent Messiah College graduate from Malaysia) and Ruth Pickens) once an esteemed professor in China) now call the U.S. home. Each came here for different reasons - Tan to receive an excellent education and Pickens to find the freedom she longed for her entire life.

The Pay Gap

The Pay Gap

More than a half century after the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, men continue to make more than women in most professions. Harrisburg Magazine takes a look at wage inequality in the 21st Century.

A Summer Evening at the Ball Park

A Summer Evening at the Ball Park

The Harrisburg Senators V. The Trenton Thunder

Working, Creating, Traveling

Working, Creating, Traveling

There is no need to give up. Not on fulfillment, not on yourself. Not on working, creating, traveling. Aging isn’t easy, and sometimes it may seem later years are less golden than tarnished. But as the following three very remarkable women prove, no matter how old you are, there is no need to sit on a couch and watch the world through television screens. Get out, get going, get doing. You’ve got a lot more life to live.

S.W.A.T.ing Aside Gender Barriers: An Interview with Officer Rebecca McCoy

S.W.A.T.ing Aside Gender Barriers: An Interview with Officer Rebecca McCoy

As a child, McCoy wished to be a cop or a teacher. Now, as a full-time patrolman and firearms instructor for the Capitol Police Department, the only female member of the Capitol's special weapons and tactics team and a part-time officer with Highspire Police Department, it seems McCoy has accomplished both of her original goals - and then some.

Late Summer Style

Late Summer Style

Photography: Elena Jasic Words and Styling: Jen Merrill Makeup Artist: Kylie Boughter Model: Erica Rivera

The Oldest House in Town

The Oldest House in Town

Seeking a superlative is never easy and often subject to contention, but identifying the oldest house in Harrisburg is easy – well, reasonably easy. The title of oldest house in Harrisburg is generally bestowed upon the Parson John Elder House. But, then, it wasn’t always in Harrisburg.

Run Strong

Run Strong

It seems that there’s a line of thought that says if you want to be a dedicated runner, you should avoid strength-training. In this article, we are going to look at some of the myths surrounding running and weight lifting and discuss how strength-training can actually improve your running performance as well as decrease injury risk.

Family-Owned Enterprise Celebrates A Century in Business

Family-Owned Enterprise Celebrates A Century in Business

If you grew up in the 1960s, or earlier, a walk through Zimmerman’s Nuts and Candies store in Penbrook will have you chuckling to yourself, “Yes, I remember those!” Displayed before you will be a cornucopia of food products and confectionaries that seemed to vanish about the same time as your childhood. Preserving the past, even with contemporary variants, is one of Zimmerman’s themes. And it is all the more timely as the family-owned enterprise is marking its 100th year of operation in 2015.

Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation

by Jenny Offill (Vintage Contemporaries, $15, 180 pages, Paperback)

Harrisburg's Empowered Future

Harrisburg's Empowered Future

5 Local Women Inspiring Our City

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