Colonel Michael Bowersox:  Firm, Fair and Passionate Leadership
Mar08

Colonel Michael Bowersox: Firm, Fair and Passionate Leadership

by Lisa Moody Breslin photography by Kelly Heck March marks Col. Michael Bowersox’s one-year anniversary as the manager for Hanover Borough. His family’s 100-year history in the area and his impressive 30 years in the Marine Corps contribute to his leadership style, which has been described as firm, fair and passionate. To relax, Bowersox enjoys time with his family, sitting on his front porch and listening to music. A self-proclaimed...

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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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The Wonder of Winter
Jan08

The Wonder of Winter

by Elena Bittinger This season brings long, cold nights, short, cold days, and a yearning for spring. But don’t just grab your fleecy blanket and hibernate in front of the fire, or you’ll miss a delight that you’ll find at no other time of year: the region’s winter celebrations. The Winter Festival in Hanover, IceFest in Chambersburg, and Ice Art Fest in Carlisle offer spectacular attractions and fun activities for all ages. So fold...

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