A Clean Sweep
Feb22

A Clean Sweep

by Nancy Duffy Though winter did not seem to wear out its welcome with such mild weather, Spring brings with it many things we love: opening day at the area ballparks, vacation planning, more having more daylight hours to spend outside. Spring encourages us to emerge from our cocoon-like existence and start fresh physically and mentally. Open a new window, open a door One of the first steps of spring cleaning is to make sure our...

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Christy Lucas: Rooted  In Love
Jan17

Christy Lucas: Rooted In Love

by Kym Liddick Byrnes, photography by Kelly Heck Christy Lucas said she didn’t know what she wanted to be until she was in her 30s. Until then, she was focused on being a good wife and mother. Although she would spend 14 years teaching and three years as a principal, Christy said that she now believes those experiences were preparing her for her most recent journey that has her changing the lives of local veterans, service members and...

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The Art of the Proposal
Jan17

The Art of the Proposal

by Jennifer Noel “Will you marry me?”  It’s one of the most important questions ever asked, always with the hopes of a resounding “Yes!” as the answer. Sometimes a proposal is spontaneous and sometimes it’s a carefully planned event. The question may be posed in front of strangers, while surrounded by family, or in a quiet moment alone. The possibilities for the milestone are endless and the details innumerable. The pressure to pull...

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Online Casanovas & IRS Fakes: Scams Abound
Jan17

Online Casanovas & IRS Fakes: Scams Abound

by Linda Esterson Mary Smith* loves playing Publisher’s Clearinghouse. She “always” feels she could win. So when she received a photocopied letter in the mail informing her she had won a third place prize of $100,000 in December 2013, she was ecstatic. The York County resident called the contact number on the letter, which provided a secret code she repeated to the representative on the line. She needed to pay the taxes up-front and...

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Teens Experience Driving Distracted
Jan17

Teens Experience Driving Distracted

by Linda Esterson, photography by Bill Ryan Maddie Smith climbed into a go-kart and buckled the seat belt. The 15-year-old had never before operated a motor vehicle, not a car nor a go-kart, but she felt herself up for the task. With her left foot on the brake pedal and her right on the gas, she puttered around the make-shift track marked by dozens of bright orange traffic cones at South Western High School. Then, on this particular...

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Men With a Song in Their Hearts
Jan17

Men With a Song in Their Hearts

by James Rada, Jr., photography by Phil Grout Maybe you don’t think you have much of a singing voice. No problem. You can still have your sweetheart serenaded on Valentine’s Day with a quartet of singers from the Hanover Barbershop Chorus, which has been performing in Hanover for 51 years. On Valentine’s Day, quartets will spend the day serenading women (and men) in the area with a rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Heart...

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