The Spiritual Experience of Local Hikes
Jul06

The Spiritual Experience of Local Hikes

by Jeffrey Roth Rays from a recent Sunday morning sun danced upon the rippled surface of the briskly moving waters of Susquehanna River as it flowed past Indian Steps, in southern York County. Slightly engorged on Spring rains, the river carried tree limbs, branches and other naturally occurring flotsam, along with jetsam – plastic shopping bags, water-saturated remains of a cardboard box and other less easily identified...

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Long Live the Queen
Jul06

Long Live the Queen

by Jennifer Noel, photography by Gregory Blank Strength in numbers. The adage certainly proves to be true, especially when it comes to honey bees. Thousands of bees may blanket a single hive in order to create the intricate structure known as the honeycomb; a geometric design imitated in countless ways because of its ingenuity. A summer picnic would be incomplete without the buzzing of a bee; a cup of tea not quite ready without a...

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Hanover YMCA: New Vision, Same Mission
Jul06

Hanover YMCA: New Vision, Same Mission

by Jennifer Noel, photography by Bill Ryan Potential. A single word can sum up the new South Hanover YMCA. With a brand new, state of the art facility, members can continue to take advantage of all the programs that the YMCA has to offer as the organization fulfills its mission “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” It did not take long after its grand opening in...

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Blending Compassion and Skill
Jul06

Blending Compassion and Skill

by Lisa Moody Breslin, photography by Walter P. Calahan Dr. Zaher Srour moved his practice from Manhattan, NY to the Hanover-York area in 2007 to have a better quality of life with his family. An award-winning doctor for his compassion and for his rapport with his patients, Srour is involved in multiple humanitarian activities with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and he is the CEO of Human Development Organization (HDO). Srour...

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To Have and To Hold
May04

To Have and To Hold

by Kym Byrnes Although weddings conjure thoughts of romance and love and beautiful things – there is a tremendous amount of work (and chaos and decision making and compromising and budgeting) that goes into pulling such an event together. Many people are often shocked to find out just how much the celebration of love costs. A study conducted by The Knot wedding website shows that people are spending more than ever on weddings. In 2016...

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Words of Wisdom: Parental Advice Sticks Through Adulthood
May04

Words of Wisdom: Parental Advice Sticks Through Adulthood

by Linda L. Esterson Whether it was to “sit up straight,” or “sit with your legs crossed,” or “say please and thank you,” childhood is filled with parental edicts. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day unfold only twice a year, but  parents’ words of wisdom tend to spill into life every day. Especially when raising their own children, many people in the area are discovering that parents indeed knew best. Lisa Kane, director of the Guthrie...

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