Enjoying the Open Road
May04

Enjoying the Open Road

by James Rada, Jr., photography by Phil Grout With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, many people are hitting the road and letting the wind blow through their hair as they roll along the highways and backroads of Adams and York counties. They feel each bump in the road more intensely, and with a shift in their bodyweight, they change lanes. “This is a great area for riding,” said Phil Destethano, manager of...

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Never Too Late To…. Write a New Story
May04

Never Too Late To…. Write a New Story

by Nancy Duffy, photography by Bill Ryan WHO: Kevin Turnbaugh is an inspiration. This 62-year-old industrial engineer turned Army logistician turned Christian author has learned to write new chapters of his life story since being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a disease that left him totally blind 18 years ago. With the aide of his service dog, Harpo, a golden labrador, this ‘72 graduate of Hanover High School travels...

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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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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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Dignity and Hope Harbored in One Boutique
Feb22

Dignity and Hope Harbored in One Boutique

by Lisa Moody Breslin, photography by Kelly Heck Born and raised in Hanover, Diana Klunk owns and operates LifeChanges, a health and healing boutique for women living with cancer. A breast cancer survivor and spouse of a colorectal cancer survivor, Diana credits God, optimism and the love of family and friends as key motivators each day. Her family members include husband, Ken, daughter, Shannon, son, Ryan, daughter-in-law, Marie and...

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Feb22

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

by Nancy Duffy, photography by Phil Grout Some people live their whole lives dreaming. And some, like Larry Johnson of Gettysburg, live the dream. In May 1999, Johnson, along with other members of his expedition team, climbed Mt. Everest. They didn’t intend to summit the 29,029 foot mountain located on the border of Nepal and Tibet like most explorers; their goal was much different. Johnson and the team launched to search for two...

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