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Day For Night

Day For Night

It’s always thrilling to watch a skilled author construct a daring narrative that defies our expectations as readers. Frederick Reiken has written two well-received, if fairly conventional, novels, The Odd Sea and The Lost Legends of New Jersey. His latest ranges over half a century and across locations from a Florida swamp, to World War II era Lithuania, to a nursing home in New Jersey, to the Dead Sea, as he enlists 10 narrators to offer their tales, almost in the manner of relay racers handing a baton from one to the other.

Zeal For Things Historic Guides Blacksmith

Zeal For Things Historic Guides Blacksmith

Blacksmith is not an occupation commonly associated with our time. Ty Zimmerman is one of a fraternity across the country who has kept the brawny tradition alive. In a shed behind his Lower Allen Dwelling, the 50-year old fabricates a plethora of devices, tools and gadgets that his 18th century ancestors would promptly recognize.

An Inferno of Flag Football Competition

An Inferno of Flag Football Competition

Sixteen warriors divided in half by the allegiance proudly displayed across their tee-shirt covered chests vie for glory.

Face-to-Face with Susquehanna Bank

Face-to-Face with Susquehanna Bank

Susquehanna Bank officers Steven Butz and Jewel Cooper would not deem their jobs worthy of a cinematic production, but both of them agree that their employer embodies the civic-minded virtues represented in those iconic films. Many customers find such qualities appealing and purposeful.

Char's at Tracy Mansion

Char's at Tracy Mansion

Char Magaro is the type of woman who gets things done. She’s the type of woman who can participate in an interview while making business decisions concerning paint colors and archways and edging. She’s on the brink of opening a new restaurant in Harrisburg after almost six years of plotting and planning; she has no option but to multitask.

Salvation Army Shoe Strut

Salvation Army Shoe Strut

Shoes for kids are one of the biggest requests The Salvation Army of Harrisburg receives from the community on a regular basis. That means new shoes to fit growing feet is a big need, especially during the back-to-school season.

Dream Big: The 8th Annual S.A.G.E Award Winners

Dream Big: The 8th Annual S.A.G.E Award Winners

Dream Big, Listen, Embrace History, Dance Away, Govern the People and Help Children. The 2012 SAGE award winners have channeled lives of service into fulfillment of their dreams and obligations through teaching, leadership, dance and mission work.

One Car, One Owner, One Million Miles.

One Car, One Owner, One Million Miles.

When Seldon Cooper purchased his new Volvo 240 sedan in November,1986, he didn’t have plans to reach where he was today. One million miles later, he realizes the accomplishment.

PNC Wealth Survey: What is the Definition of Wealth?

PNC Wealth Survey: What is the Definition of Wealth?

The folks in that lofty category, maybe not one-percenters but certainly affluent, are a generous bunch, according to PNC Wealth Management’s eighth annual wealth and values survey. America’s millionaires, by and large, support their communities. Seven out of 10 see a special obligation to help the less fortunate and believe they should give substantial sums to aid society.

For Pastel Artist, The Message Is In The Medium

For Pastel Artist, The Message Is In The Medium

Throughout the year at the offices of Harrisburg Magazine, one of the hallways is festooned with the work of local artists, a program facilitated by the Art Association of Harrisburg. This January through March, the pastels of Lower Paxton Township resident Virginia Thomas will be featured.

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