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A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 4

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 4

Indian curry often warms the belly with its array of spices, seasoning and slow-cooked meats that fall apart – tender and comforting. But diners looking for a little adventure in their meal can find a hot and spicy combination in Passage to India’s Chicken Vindaloo.

The Senators’ 30th Season

The Senators’ 30th Season

Season No. 30 is fast approaching, easily the longest stretch of consecutive seasons of pro baseball on City Island since the original Harrisburg Ponies first played there in 1890.

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 3

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 3

While The Wing Co. has been serving up a variety of crispy chicken wings for years, its most recent menu addition seems to be winning the hearts of wing lovers – whether they go for them spicy or not.

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 2

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 2

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to sweat a little because the Bacon-Wrapped Poppers at Appalachian Brewing Company mean business.

The Islanders’ New Home Field

The Islanders’ New Home Field

Finally, after a dozen years playing in woebegone Skyline Sports Complex, the City Islanders of the United Soccer League are moving across the macadam to play 10 home games this season at the Senators’ ballpark on the island.

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 1

A Kick in the Taste Buds, Part 1

The Spicy Ahi Tuna Salad has been a staple on the menu at The Fire House for years, but it’s been given a solid makeover since Chef Martin Stone stepped on the scene. The colorful dish surprises some with its pack of heat, because who really looks to a salad for that flavorful depth of spice?

Brunch Spirits

Brunch Spirits

In tribute to everyone’s favorite spirit-filled brunch/breakfast beverage, Harrisburg Magazine paid a visit to SEVEN of the finest spots in the capital city to sample their tasty takes on the Bloody Mary cocktail – Café 1500, El Sol Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Home 231, The Kitchen at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Mangia Qui, The Millworks and Stock’s on 2nd.

The Repurposed Home, Part 3

The Repurposed Home, Part 3

Phil Wells has always been fascinated with lighting, furniture design and art. Somewhere along the line, the 10-year construction-industry veteran started imagining the possibilities of combining disparate pieces found in flea markets, scrap yards and demolished spaces – “wherever people throw stuff away.”

Boiling Springs Man Has Established National Reputation

Boiling Springs Man Has Established National Reputation

Artist Gerald Putt has completed numerous covers for "Pennsylvania Game News" and has established national repute through the Federal Duck Stamp program, which raises funds for habitat conservation.

Life Lessons, Part 2

Life Lessons, Part 2

Harrisburg Magazine caught up with several senior citizens from Bethany Village who were willing to share the most important life lessons they’ve learned over the years.

Tarantulas, Hissing Cockroaches and Scorpions

Tarantulas, Hissing Cockroaches and Scorpions

Ryan Bridge, the Bug Man, is a perfectly normal guy, living in a suburban home in Mt. Wolf. But head to a tiny room upstairs, and you learn that the Bridge family has roommates, hundreds of thousands of them. Most are dead and shelved, but along one wall in tanks and plastic tubs are live scorpions, madagascar hissing cockroaches and tarantulas.

Stress Down = Performance Up

Stress Down = Performance Up

Learning how to cope with and manage stress levels is important because it can affect us physically and emotionally and cause workplace issues.

The Repurposed Home, Part 2

The Repurposed Home, Part 2

Ted Hanson is a champion scrounger, living in the city’s Old Fox Ridge neighborhood. The apartment and Hanson’s Victorian home, once devastated by the 1972 Agnes flood, are decorated with finds from antique shops, thrift stores, going-out-of-business sales and discount stores.

Bacco Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Bacco Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Named after Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and merry-making (the deity equivalent of the Greek’s Dionysus), Bacco Pizzeria and Wine Bar lives up to it’s namesake by offering a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere of fun and relaxation with an impressive menu of culinary as well as spirit-filled palate-pleasers.

The Madness of March

The Madness of March

There is a lot of money to be won in March Madness, from traditional office pools photocopied on the company’s dime to more elaborate on-line wagering that will blow the beads off your abacus.

The Repurposed Home, Part 1

The Repurposed Home, Part 1

Sara Rose Bryant and Misha Kaschock were happy to find that the home they’d been eyeing came with a basement. For these collectors and repurposers, storage was an essential.

Life Lessons, Part 1

Life Lessons, Part 1

Harrisburg Magazine caught up with several senior citizens from Messiah Lifeways’ Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning who were willing to share the most important life lessons they’ve learned over the years.

YWCA Greater Harrisburg's Class of 2016 Women of Excellence

YWCA Greater Harrisburg's Class of 2016 Women of Excellence

The class of 2016 Tribute to Women of Excellence is a cadre of nominees with varied talents, backgrounds and paths. What they share is a belief that one person can absolutely make a difference, and they’ve each sought to prove that point.

For the Love of Pasta

For the Love of Pasta

In Central Pa., we are fortunate to lay claim to a variety of authentic Italian restaurants that offer up specialty pasta dishes, all with the restaurant’s own personal touches and ingredients. Harrisburg Magazine stopped by four local spots to discover some of the tastiest signature pasta dishes in the midstate.

The Point Is: Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between

The Point Is: Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between

It’s natural that some of those already enjoying the benefit of senior-citizen discounts might want a guide book that helps make sense of the journey so far and offers a map of the road ahead. Along comes former Esquire editor-in-chief and journalist Lee Eisenberg to fill that void.

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