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Treats of Sweet – 7 Decadent Central Pa. Desserts

Treats of Sweet – 7 Decadent Central Pa. Desserts

Grab a fork, a spoon or even just use your hands as Harrisburg Magazine takes you on a tour of some of the hottest Central Pa. dealers of dessert.

In-Home Artist Spaces

In-Home Artist Spaces

Few things seem more romantic than the idea of an in-home studio – a place to create, a refuge from the world. Three area artists and a writer know that the creative life has its rigors, but the joy of stepping into a studio all your own makes the sacrifices worthwhile.

Retired Racers Seeking Loving Families

Retired Racers Seeking Loving Families

"The mission is the dogs and nothing more." This is the motto of Keystone Greyhounds, a Harrisburg nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds.

When They're Together

When They're Together

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: learning that a child would be severely disabled for life. But years after one family’s devastating diagnosis, they are doing more than coping – they are discovering new ways to have their daughter thrive.

On the Ice with the Hershey Bears

On the Ice with the Hershey Bears

Skating is not her thing, she says. But when the Hershey Bears offered a personal skating lesson with a player on the rink at Giant Center, how could Adventure Chick resist?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Patrons on Harrisburg’s 2nd Street Restaurant Row have certainly passed by it, and some may have stopped to admire its workmanship and decidedly different architecture. Most have little idea what it represents. Sandwiched between Tom Sawyers’ diner-like façade and Capitol Shoe Repair is a remarkable brownstone portal impossible to reproduce and certainly more elegant than the entryways of its neighbors.

Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Embracing the Fine Art Side of Enameling

Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Included among the Civil War-era structures that line the first block of Mechanicsburg’s N. Market St. stands an enterprise dubbed RecordSmith. Within the shop, shelves and tables full of 45s, LPs, CDs and a Jimi Hendrix poster (among others) mix incongruously with the interior’s partial restoration, some of which reveals the original 19th century brick walls and studs. Responsible for this unlikely tableau is Paul Smith.

Be Well

Be Well

As the winter season comes to an end, thoughts often turn to spring and making more healthful choices. Many people make decisions to lose weight, start exercising regularly or just begin living a more healthful lifestyle. At this time of year, there are all kinds of fitness and diet products being marketed to the public, but how do you know if the newest fad is actually a good idea? Let’s first look at what to avoid.

Forever Homes Wanted

Forever Homes Wanted

This collection of animal portraits represents only a small fraction of the many potential adoption-ready dogs, cats, rabbits, rats and birds currently house at the Harrisburg Humane Society. For more information or to adopt, call (717) 564-3320 or visit humanesocietyhbg.org.

In with the Old, Out with the New

In with the Old, Out with the New

When it comes to the joys of a long "most certainly unrelated to work" lunch, stress-relieving happy hour, an overdue night out or just a few laughs with friends, there's nothing quite like the nostalgic appeal or the newly discovered allure of a retro cocktail to fuel the fun.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

For a long time, some well-read Twitter followers have been urging me to pick up John Williams’ novel, Stoner. Even after all their lavish praise, I had nagging doubts that this novel, which sold 2,000 copies when it was published in 1965 and was out of print until it was rescued by New York Review Books Classics in 2006, could possibly be as wonderful as they claimed. Now that I’ve read it, those doubts have been swept aside. It’s the extraordinary story of an ordinary life and as close to a perfect novel as any I’ve read in many years.

Ageless Elegance

Ageless Elegance

We're constantly surrounded by the idea that youth equals beauty. Yet, there's such a beauty in aging, such exquisiteness in the way we mature the way we are intended to. Eight local residents from Bethany Village and Messiah Village open up about aging, style and beauty and how it's all so closely intertwined.

McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

McGrath's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Situated in the heart of Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row, just a few steps from the corner of N. 2nd and Locust streets, stands a downtown hot spot with a cozy neighborhood feel. With two floors, a hip laid-back atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks and dining options, McGrath’s Irish Pub & Restaurant attracts everyone from the youthful 20-something crowds to the political-minded folks of the capitol.

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