Savor Your Spirits
Sep07

Savor Your Spirits

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck While historians have traced the science of fermentation to 10,000 B.C., debate still surrounds the exact origins of distilled beverages. Over the centuries, distillation has transcended cultures, people and places, becoming part of heritage traditions. Today, that tradition is upheld in a community whose agricultural and historical heritage is recognized across the world — Gettysburg....

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The Art of Telling Tales: Haunted Hanover
Sep07

The Art of Telling Tales: Haunted Hanover

by Jennifer Noel, photography by Phil Grout Professor of Prestidigitation. A unique title for a unique performer. But Dr. Marc Charisse certainly owns the designation proudly. As a student of the art of magic and storytelling for over 50 years, all the while earning a Ph.D. in communication law and history from the University of Washington, Charisse seems to be the perfect narrator for Hanover’s ghostly tales. Dr. Charisse, who serves...

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Taking the Stigma Out of Seeking Help
Sep07

Taking the Stigma Out of Seeking Help

by Sylvia Blair Forty-nine-year-old Kim* has battled depression for 20 years and has also experienced chronic anxiety for the past six years. A series of tragic circumstances triggered both conditions. Her resulting grief turned into a lifelong health journey which she continues to manage today. Twenty years ago, if someone told Kim that she would be facing a lifetime of dealing with mental illness, she would not have believed it....

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From Skate to Tile
Sep07

From Skate to Tile

by James Rada, Jr., photography by Phil Grout Growing up, Rich Moorhead loved to skateboard. He liked the speed, the feel of the wind on his face, and the excitement of pulling off a stunt. Then one day, he walked into his nephew’s garage and saw a stack of broken skateboards. His nephew, who also liked skateboarding, saved his old skateboards rather than throwing them out. “What are you going to do with them?” Moorhead asked his...

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Currents – Sept/Oct 2017
Sep07

Currents – Sept/Oct 2017

Halloween in the Park at Codorus There promises to be a little spooky and a lot of fun at the Halloween festivities at Codorus State Park Oct. 20-21. Part of the campground is reserved for campers to decorate their site and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. Other festivities include a 1.5-mile hayride, food vendors, a nature tent, DJ and more. Activities begin at 6 p.m. There is a $12 per-car donation, bring flashlights. For more...

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