Currents – Jan/Feb 2018

Earl David Reed

Earl David Reed Comedy Tour  Saturday, January 27  •  8 p.m.  Earl David Reed’s genius is the way he interacts with the crowd and knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! His TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, and Showtime. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. Ages 18+.

Tickets: $24. VIP Drink Package includes 2 Free Drinks, additional $8  •  Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. Visit for more information.

Hanover Has Talent  Saturday, February 3  •  2 p.m.   An afternoon of local talent. Come cheer on your favorite performer. Proceeds benefit the Hanover Area Council of Churches “Changing Lives Shelter for the Homeless.”

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center. Audition Information: or call 717-632-1146

Local Organization Expands Autism Program Hanover-based TruNorth Wellness recently broke ground on a facility that will allow them to expand their services, including the Amazing Kids Club. The Amazing Kids Club is a year-round, on-site therapeutic program for children and adolescents from two to 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder. A $3.5 million capital campaign is ongoing to raise funds for the expansion. During its 13-year history, the Amazing Kids Club program has grown from serving 32 children in its first year to more than 240 today. When this new facility opens, the organization plans to eliminate its current wait list, bringing enrollment to over 400 children. To learn more, visit 

Chamber Educator of the Year Award winner Dr. Chris Esgar
Photo courtesy of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, photo by Kevin Strack (Remembrances by Kevin)

Chamber of Commerce Gives Recognition To Those Making a Positive Impact On Our Community  In a ceremony at Bay City Restaurant, the Hanover Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses, organizations and individuals who are making a positive impact in the Hanover community. The following awards were given at the November event. To get more information visit

Community Leader Award:  Dr. Barbara Rupp, past superintendent of South Western School District

Chamber Educator of the Year Award:  Dr. Chris Esgar, professor at HACC

Chairman’s Award:  Bert Elsner II of Elsner Engineering

Service to the Community:  Dr. Maureen Thiec, past principal of Delone Catholic High School

2017 Educators of the Year:  Tyler Sieg, South Western School District; Marie Smith, Hanover Public School District; Candy Sneeringer, Delone Catholic High School; Nicole Harlacher, Spring Grove Area School District; and David Bowman, Conewago Valley School District.

Positive Action Award:  Memory Care Ministry at Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community.  The Memory Care ministry at Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community enhances the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another related disorder, as well as the lives of their families and caregivers within and outside the Cross Keys Village community.

Entrepreneur of the Year:  Keith D. Smith, owner of Keith Smith Concrete Contractor, Inc.

Small Business of the Year Award:  Pennsylvania Theatrical Arts by Brittany Stevens

Author: HM

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