Settle In With a Good Book
May04

Settle In With a Good Book

by James Rada, Jr.  photography by Bill Ryan Is it a bookstore, coffee shop, or café? Does it even matter? When you walk into the Reader’s Café on Broadway in Hanover, you know you’re in someplace different. The Reader’s Café is the brainchild of Derf Maitland, who opened the store in 1996 with his wife. “Coffee shops were taking off then, and Starbucks was taking over the world,” Maitland said. “Small chain shops were opening, and...

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Currents – May/June 2017
May04

Currents – May/June 2017

Main Street Hanover Mini-Golf Downtown merchants will create one-of-a-kind mini-golf holes in their businesses. Golfers will visit participating businesses offering specials and play some of the most unique mini-golf holes. The event will take place May 13, registration is at 11 a.m., check in is at 22 Carlisle St. at the Hanover Heritage Conference Center. The cost to play is $10 per team of four players, with event proceeds...

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Hanover Rhinos Football

On Saturday, April 8, the Hanover Rhinos semi-pro football team took on the Maryland Phantoms at Manheim Adventure Park. The Rhinos play regular season games through early June. To learn more, visit www.hanoverrhinos.org.  –  photography by Phil Grout Deyaneira Garcia, Stefaun Rascoe Chase Scarf, Twon “Choo Chooooo” Lyles John Shipley, Lee Stottlemyer, Joel Riddle, Darrell Shot Ned Davis, Mark Davis Ryan & Melissa Pysher Adara...

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Guilty Dogs Bark Louder
May04

Guilty Dogs Bark Louder

By both example and by their words, parents teach their children lessons that last a lifetime. Linda Esterson’s story (Things My Parents Told Me, page 22) offers a wonderful collection of parental advice that folks treasure, more now than they did as children, perhaps. “Do not ever sully the family’s name.” – Steve Hersh “Do what you love to do and the money would come eventually.” – Kirsten Smith “You don’t have to like it, you just...

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One Blade at a Time
May04

One Blade at a Time

by Jeffrey B. Roth   photography by Phil Grout The first question that comes to mind when talking to Rob “Deker” Dekerbaum, 40, is how does a computer security consultant, and the co-owner of a computer security business, become a custom knife maker, who ends up as a contestant on a bladed weapons making competition reality television series? In 2016, Deker, a native of Silver Spring, Md., who moved to the Hanover area 12 years ago,...

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