Crafting Casual Italian Cuisine
Jan09

Crafting Casual Italian Cuisine

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck Piles of pillow-like gnocchi await their accents of cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Grilled artichokes and chicken glisten atop artisan flatbread as a fresh Piadino sandwich takes shape on a plate. An oven door opens, and a peel enters to retrieve a Napolitano pizza with a bubbling cheese topping. From the kitchen of Cafe La Cucina, these dishes and many more like them grace the tables of...

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Flirting Made Easy
Jan09

Flirting Made Easy

by Justin Arter, photography by Bill Ryan Flirting and courtship have never been simple matters for teenagers, even at the times when kids taped notes on their crushes’ lockers or sat in their bedrooms half the night working up the courage to make that special phone call. But today’s flirt-to-first-date journey is even more complicated, thanks to the internet and smartphones. The situation is especially confusing for parents who want...

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The Pre-Apprentice
Jan09

The Pre-Apprentice

by Linda L. Esterson, photography by Bill Ryan Elsner Engineering Works in Hanover is bracing for workforce attrition, as much as 30 percent in the next 10 years. “This is happening regionally as well, and it’s almost entirely due to retirement,” says Gordon Laabs, business development manager of Elsner, which produces machines that wind, pack and fold products. “The majority of the workforce has 25 years of experience in this field.”...

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Valentine’s Through the Years
Jan09

Valentine’s Through the Years

by James Rada, Jr. Every February love fills the air. On Valentine’s Day, sweethearts exchange roses, chocolates, cards and kisses. More than a day of romance, Valentine’s Day signals the end of the new-year blahs that settle in after the celebrations of New Year’s Eve and the cold, short days of January. Over the past century in Hanover, the celebration of the most romantic day of the year has changed. It’s still recognizable as...

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Let Us Cater To You
Jan09

Let Us Cater To You

by James Rada, Jr. When you’re planning a big event, say a wedding or corporate meeting, there are plenty of things on your to-do list. But one chore that you don’t have to face is preparing a meal for dozens, or hundreds, of attendees, thanks to the many caterers who serve the Hanover area. They can help out with your party, corporate meeting, holiday event, wedding or any other gathering. And they have an excellent reputation for...

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