La Voz Latina Central
Feliz Día de Gracias
At the Center of Your Community / Al Centro de Su Comunidad
What’s Inside: Investment Fraud – Advice for Seniors
p. 6 Diabetes – Can Be Controlled
p. 10 Gratitude In Times of Thanksgiving p. 12
Sound Financial Advice – From The Experts
p. 14 Hamilton Health Center Expands – For Better Health Services
A Note From The Publisher
n el siglo XX, los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica sufrió dos guerras mundiales, y otros conflictos militares traumáticos y costosos; llamada “La Grand Depresión”; hubo más de una docena de recesiones y pánicos financieros, crisis del petróleo, epidemia de gripe, y la renuncia de un Presidente deshonesto. Sin embargo, el Dow aumentó de 66 a 11.497.” ~ Warren Buffet, magnate de negocios estadounidense, inversionista y filántropo.
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El 09 de octubre del 2007, el promedio Industrial de Dow Jones alcanzó su punto más alto en la historia, al valor de 14.164. Entonces, como estoy seguro que todos recordamos, el 09 de marzo del 2009, el Dow cayó a su punto más bajo en más de una década, al valor de 6.547. Tres años más tarde, al día de hoy aun sentimos el impacto de la caída del Dow Jones. Pero, como el Sr. Buffet a indicado en la cita anterior, que los estadounidenses somos un pueblo resistente. Mientras escribo esta carta, el Dow se encuentra en 13.107 – 1 mil puntos más o menos que la marca más alta de agua del año 2007. No está demasiado mal tomando en cuenta dónde nosotros estábamos hace sólo tres años atrás. No importa cuáles son sus inclinaciones políticas. Además, usted está probablemente leyendo esto después del día de las elecciones, hay mucho que decir sobre nuestra capacidad para resistir y recuperarse. Este volumen está dedicado a la problemática financiera. En la página 14, nosotros nos pusimos al corriente consultando a unos expertos financieros locales para obtener algunos consejos sanos. Usted no querrá perderse lo que tienen ellos que decir. También en este volumen, estamos encantados de presentarle algunas páginas de recapitulaciones fotográficas de dos grandes y maravillosos eventos que pasaron en la ciudad de Harrisburg, en el que participo La Voz Latina Central: Noche de la Habana en el Radisson Hotel (página 20) y la gran apertura del nuevo Hamilton Center Health (Centro de Salud “Hamilton”), ubicado a la altura de la calle 17 entre las inmediaciones de las calles Derry y Market (página 19). Ademas, una lista de eventos del mes de Noviembre y las columnas habituales que han crecido a contar. Feliz lectura, y que tenga un gran día de acción de gracias. Graham S. Hetrick Publisher
n the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the [Great] Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.” ~ Warren Buffet, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
On October 9, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its highest point in history at 14,164. Then, as I'm sure we all remember, on March 9, 2009, the Dow plummeted to its lowest point in more than a decade to 6,547. More than three years later, we are still feeling the impact of that fall today. But, as Mr. Buffet indicated in the above quote, we Americans are a resilient people. As I write this letter, the Dow sits at 13,107 – a thousand or so points less than the high-water mark of 2007. Not too bad considering where we were just three years ago. No matter what your political leanings may be, and besides you are most likely reading this after election day, there is much to say about our ability to endure and bounce back. This volume is our financial issue. On page 14, we caught up a few local financial experts for some sound advice. You won't want to miss what they have to say. Also in this issue, we are happy to present photographic recap pages of two wonderful events in which La Voz Latina Central participated – Havana Night at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (page 20) and the opening of the new Hamilton Health Center (page 19). We also have a November events listing and the usual columns you've grown to count on. Happy reading, and have a great Thanksgiving.
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What is a Credit Union? You may be wondering what is the difference between credit unions and other financial institutions? Many differences exist, but the short of it is this: Credit unions exist to help people, not to make a profit. This difference resulted in credit unions being established as a financial cooperative rather than a for-profit bank. Although credit unions don’t sell groceries or farming supplies or electricity, we share the same principles as other cooperatives. At a cooperative, you’re a member/owner, not a customer. As financial cooperatives that stand on social responsibility and economic viability, credit unions play a substantial role in the global cooperative movement. In 97 countries, close to 186 million people are members of credit unions. Credit unions around the world have taken that message to heart and adapted it for their International Credit Union Day celebration on October 18, 2012, which is the launch of the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. Cooperatives address the common goals of their members. Cooperative principles include: • Voluntary and open membership • Democratic member control • Member economic participation • Autonomy and independence • Education, training, and information • Cooperation among cooperatives • Concern for community These principles underscore the cooperative values of self-help, selfresponsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.
Here are a few examples from the World Council of Credit Unions of how credit unions worldwide are exercising cooperative principles to promote the above values: In Mexico, credit union field officers physically take credit union services to the poor in marginalized areas of the country through new handheld technologies, giving them an opportunity and affordable alternative to access financial services. Amid the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, men and women alike are getting the chance to experience democracy firsthand by voting at their local Islamic investment and finance cooperatives (credit unions). In Kenya, a credit union with a membership consisting of secondary school teachers offers an HIV/AIDS peer education training program to help members help their communities. In Haiti, credit unions have strived to maintain operations in the face of a catastrophic disaster, so that their members have access to the resources they need to begin rebuilding their lives and homes after 2010’s devastating earthquake. In the U.S., credit unions are committed to providing a safe and affordable alternative to predatory payday lenders. Credit unions are always looking for opportunities to bring affordable services to communities in need. As financial cooperatives, credit unions are much more than money lenders and holders. Like all cooperatives, we stand for the power of People Helping People. Credit unions are prime examples of how the cooperative spirit transforms individuals and advances communities, the first steps toward building a better world. To find a credit union to join, visit www.iBelong.org.
Five Ways to Join a Credit Union Credit unions are for everyone, but federal or state laws dictate to whom they may provide financial services. A credit union’s charter defines its “field of membership,” which could be based on an employer, relationship, or geography. Here are five ways to find a credit union to join:
1. Surf the Internet. Visit www.iBelong.org for an online database locator of credit unions. Many credit unions have websites with membership eligibility requirements posted. 2. Ask your boss or human resources department. If you work for a large employer, they likely sponsor their own credit union. Small businesses partner with existing credit unions to provide its employees with credit union access. If you are self-employed, contact a credit union to enroll your business and some credit unions also provide business services.
3. Poll your family. Do any of your family members belong to a credit union? Most credit unions invite family members to join. However, each credit union may define “family” differently. At some, only immediate family members are eligible; while others may permit extended family members, such as grandparents, cousins, uncles, and/or aunts. 4. Quiz your friends & neighbors. Some credit unions have a “community” field of membership, serving a region defined by geography rather than by employment or some other association. Ask your friends and neighbors if they know of a credit union you may join. 5. Review your memberships. Many religious, civic, and alumni associations have credit unions or are affiliated with an existing credit union. In addition, there are credit unions for veterans of the armed services.
Fraude de Inversiones Asesoramiento para las Personas Mayores Por el Mark J. Kogan Esq.
as historias de personas mayores de edad que pierden sus ahorros de la vida son muy comunes en estos días. Las personas mayores de edad son victimas a través del Internet, correo electrónico, teléfono, visitas a domicilio y seminarios gratuitos “financieros” diseñado específicamente para grandes grupos de personas mayores. Por lo general, creen que esta estafa les dará el dinero que necesitan para resolver todos sus problemas financieros. Si suena demasiado bueno para ser verdad, probablemente lo es ... La psicología de este tipo de estafa se realiza haciendo que se sienta cómodo y hacen preguntas aparentemente benignas, por ejemplo, las preguntas acerca de su salud, la familia, opiniones políticas, aficiones o empleadores anteriores. Hay muchas razones por las que las personas mayores de edad son víctimas de fraude, entre ellas: Ser demasiado confiado y demasiado bien educado para ser grosero, quieren una mejor tasa de retorno sobre su dinero y creyendo que el vendedor es realmente agradable, amable y cariñoso o
simplemente estar impresionado con un “credencial de lujo y títulos.” Depredadores financieros utilizan tácticas para infundir miedo en las personas mayores y se aprovechan de la soledad, aislamiento y la disponibilidad de algunos adultos mayores jubilados o viudos. ¿Cómo se sabe si una inversión potencial es real? Póngase en contacto con el regulador de valores de su estado para ver si el vendedor está autorizado a vender el valor de su estado y si la seguridad está disponible a la venta en su estado. Por lo general, las inversiones que garantizan o prometen altos rendimientos para poco o ningún riesgo son signos de problemas en el futuro. Escafas de inversión pueden tomar muchas formas. Si no suena bien, las personas mayores no lo volvieran a pensar! Aunque sea atractiva la inversión, los estafadores utilizan tácticas específicas para las personas mayores. Tenga cuidado con estas frases: • “Su ganancia está garantizada.” • “Es una tasa sorprendentemente alta de retorno.”
• “No hay riesgos.” • “Usted sería un tonto para dejar pasar esta oportunidad.” • “Esta oferta sólo disponible hoy.” • “Es un consejo de inversión secreto para ti.” Protéjase a sí mismo, verifique las respuestas mediante la comprobación de los antecedentes del vendedor. Para un agente: FINRA BrokerCheckfinra.org/brokercheck o llame 1/800-289-9999. Para un agente de seguros contacte a los Seguros del Estado de la Comisión y el National Association of Insurance Commissioners naic.org. Para un asesor de inversiones contacte a SEC Investment Adviser Disclosure Database adviserinfo.se.gov. Para todos los vendedores contacte a State Securities RegulatorNorth American Securities Administrador Association nasaa.org (202) 737-0900. Para ver la inversión, pregunte: ¿Es esta inversión registrada en la SEC o con mi regulador de valores del estado?
Y que: Confirme lo que el vendedor le dice a usar la base de datos EDGAR de la SEC de la presentación de la compañía en sec.gov/edgar. También llame al regulador de valores del estado para averiguar lo que saben acerca de la empresa. Si tiene algún problema o si sospecha que alguien que usted conoce ha sido acogido por una estafa asegúrese de enviar una queja por escrito a un regulador de valores. Aquí es donde usted puede buscar ayuda: • FINRA Complaints & Tips: 9509 Key West Avenue Rockville, MD 20850, (866) 397-3290. • SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy: 100 F Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20549, (800) SEC-0330. • Stagte Securities Regulator: (202)7370900, nasaa.org.
Investment Fraud Advice for Seniors By Mark J. Kogan Esq.
tories of seniors losing their life’s savings are far too common these days. Seniors are being targeted through the Internet, mail, phone, in-home visits and free “financial seminars” specifically tailored to large groups of seniors. They usually believe these scams because they think that this will give them the money they need to solve all of their financial problems. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The psychology of the scam is done by making you feel comfortable and asking you seemingly benign questions, for example questions about your health, family, political views, hobbies or prior employers. There are many reasons the elderly fall victim to fraud, including: being too trusting and too well mannered to be rude or wanting a better rate of return on their money and believing the salesperson is 6
truly nice, friendly and caring. They could also be impressed with “fancy credential and titles.” Financial predators use tactics to instill fear in seniors, and they prey upon loneliness, isolation and availability of some retired or widowed seniors. How do you know if a potential investment is legit? Contact your state’s securities regulator to see if the salesperson is licensed to sell the security in your state and if the security is licensed for sale in your state. Usually investments that guarantee or promise high returns for little or no risk are signs of trouble ahead. Investment scams can take many shapes. If it didn't sound good, seniors wouldn't give it a second thought. Whatever the enticing investment, scammers use specific tactics to hook seniors. Be cautious of these phrases: • “Your profit is guaranteed.”
• “It’s an amazingly high rate of return.” • “There’s no risk.” • “You can get in on the ground floor.” • “You would be a fool to pass this by.” • “This offer is only available today.” • “It’s a secret investment tip just for you.” Protect yourself, verify the answers by checking the seller’s background. For a broker, visit FINRA BrokerCheck at finra.org/brokercheck or call (800) 289-9999. For an insurance agent, contact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners at naic.org. For an investment adviser, contact SEC Investment Adviser Public Disclosure Database at adviserinfo.se.gov. For all sellers, contact the North American Securities Administrator Association at nasaa.org or (202) 737-0900. To check out the investment, ask: Is this
investment registered with the SEC or with my state securities regulator? Then confirm what the sales person tells you using the SEC’s EDGAR database of company filing at sec.gov/edgar. Also call your state securities regulator to find out what they know about the company. If a problem occurs or if you suspect that someone you know has been taken in by a scam, be sure to send a written complaint to a securities regulator. Here's where you can turn for help: • FINRA Complaints & Tips: 9509 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, (866) 397-3290. • SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy: 100 F Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20549, (800) SEC-0330. • Stagte Securities Regulator: (202) 737-0900, nasaa.org.
Como Yo Lo Veo Por el Graham Hetrick
iempre me asombro de la habilidad de la generación más joven para adaptarse a la tecnología. Cuando visito a mi nieto veo con asombro cómo se mueve entre su MacBook, iPods y su iPad. El puede investigar a la velocidad de la luz, él se comunica por correo electrónico y Skype, y grava su vida en videos y fotos digitales. Para las generaciones más jóvenes, esto es parte de la vida; para mí es un milagro. Recuerdo que al finalizar mi tesis de maestría le dije a mi esposa que en los días previos antes de las computadoras hubiera pasado años en la biblioteca para hacer la misma cantidad de investigación. Este fenómeno ha causado que las personas consiguieran información de diferentes maneras. Cualquiera menos de los 30 anos consigue su información y comunica por un dispositivo electrónico u otro. Mientras su madre lee un periódico, los niños están en la computadora o usando un Smartphone. Toda las noticias búsqueda de direcciones están sólo a un toque del dedo pulgar para esta población experta en alta tecnología. Esto me lleva al corazón de este artículo. La razón por la cual mi esposa y yo comenzamos La Voz Latina Central fue para ayudar a la comunidad Hispanohablante y al Anglósajon a comunicarse el uno con el otro. Quisimos hacer esto porque la comunicación abre oportunidades, reduce estereotipos y promueve unidad entre los dos grupos. Los periódicos han aprendido que ellos no pueden ser sólo un papel impreso, especialmente un periódico mensual como el nuestro. El formato mensual nos da la oportunidad de explorar asuntos en profundidad, pero la comunidad tiene también otras necesidades. Nuestra comunidad tiene que tener la capacidad de publicar eventos, debatir y ayudar otros a estar en contacto instantáneo con nuestras compañías auspiciadoras. La interacción de la comunidad es también muy importante y es por esta razón que le damos la bienvenida a los blogs o grupos de opiniones. Recuerde que en todos los artículos e impresiones siempre respetamos a la persona y juzgamos las ideas. Somos una comunidad que valora el amor y el respeto. Tenemos un web máster, las Cartas de Nancy, y ella le dará seguimiento a sus opiniones.
A nuestros anunciantes, le proporcionamos un formato en el que pueden tener el sitio web para manejar directamente su propio negocio en el sitio web. Usted también puede tener un método oportuno para anunciar descuentos especiales o cambios en su negocio. Consecuentemente aquí está un sitio web hispano bilingüe dedicado a mejorar nuestra comunicación y entendimiento. Nosotros podemos ponerte en frente de los negocios que quieran servir a la comunidad y además apoyar a muchas organizaciones sin fines de lucro, dándole una voz en los eventos y programas de la comunidad. Espero sinceramente que todos ustedes promuevan el periódico así como el sitio web para que nuestra comunidad pueda crecer en el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu. Como el sitio web para que crezca, por favor envíenos sus sugerencias al web máster. Esto es para que ustedes y nosotros podamos reflexionar de acuerdo a las necesida des de nuestra comunidad.
As I See It By Graham Hetrick
am always amazed by the younger generation’s ability to adapt to technology. I visit my grandson and watch in amazement as he moves between his MacBook, iPod and iPad. Here researches at lightning speed, he communicates by email and Skype and records his life in digital photos and videos. To the younger generations this is just life; to me, it is a miracle. I remember finishing a master’s thesis and telling my wife that, in the days before computers, I would have spent years in the library to do the same amount of research. This phenomenon has caused people to get their information in different ways. Anyone under 30 is getting their information and communicating by one electric device or another. While their mother is reading a newspaper, 8
the kids are on the computer or smartphone. Everything from news to directions is just a thumb touch away for this tech-savvy population. This gets me to the heart of this article. The reason my wife and I started La Voz Latina Central was to help the Spanish-speaking community and the English-speaking community to communicate with each other. We wanted to do this because communication opens up opportunities, reduces stereotypes and promotes unity between the two groups. Newspapers are finding out that they cannot just be a printed paper, especially a monthly paper such as ours. The monthly format gives us the opportunity to explore issues in depth, but the community has other needs. Our community needs to be able to post events, debate issues and help others instantly get in touch with
our supporting companies. It is my pleasure to announce that we now have a great new website for your use (lavozlatinacentral.com). Each month, it will have our full issue from the newspaper. You will be able to browse through the archive files to find articles you may have missed. We also have a calendar of events that allows you to upload your events. This will help the community support each other’s organizations. We really want you to use us as the center of your community. The community’s conversation is also very important, and it is for this reason that we welcome blogs or opinion pieces. Remember that, in all postings, we always want to respect the person and judge the ideas. We are a community of love and respect. We have a webmaster, Nancy Castes, and she will monitor postings.
To our advertisers, we have provided a format in which you can have the website directly drive business to your own website. You can also have a timely method to announce specials or changes within your business. So here it is: a Hispanic, bilingual website devoted to improving our lives through communication and understanding. We can put you in front of the businesses that want to serve the community and also support many of our nonprofits by giving them a voice for community events and programs. I truly hope all of you will promote both the paper and the website so that our community can grow in body, mind and spirit. As the site grows, please send in any suggestions to the webmaster. This is for you, and we want to reflect what the needs are of the community.
Health Observences for the month of NOVEMBER Diabetic Eye Disease Month Prevent Blindness America 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 331-2020 (312) 363-6001 (312) 363-6052 Fax email@example.com preventblindness.org
National Healthy Skin Month American Academy of Dermatology 930 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (888) 462-DERM (462-3376) (847) 330-0230 (847) 330-8907 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org aad.org
Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung Cancer Alliance 888 16th Street NW, Suite 150 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 463-2080 (202) 463-7497 Fax email@example.com lungcanceralliance.org
National Hospice Palliative Care Month National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1731 King Street, Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22314 (800) 646-6460 (703) 837-1500 (703) 837-1233 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org nhpco.org
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Alzheimer’s Association 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (800) 272-3900 (312) 335-4078 (866) 699-1246 Fax email@example.com alz.org National Family Caregivers Month National Family Caregivers Association 10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500 Kensington, MD 20895-3944 (800) 896-3650 (301) 942-2302 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org thefamilycaregiver.org
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. 9202 Waterside Street, #203 Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 335-0241 email@example.com nostomachforcancer.org
November 11, 2012 LHACC salutes all veterans
Celebrate an armed service veteran this Veteran’s Day … My family recently traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania to visit my husband’s 92 year old aunt who still enjoys baking, family and friends – I believe in that order! We were in awe of her great memory and story telling ability. As usual, she had made cookies for us which she proudly served us – old fashion oatmeal peanut butter … yum. She mentioned that her elderly brother Paul lived downstairs in the same independent senior living community. We had never met him, but were happy for her just the same. As we were leaving Aunt Ruth’s, at the front building entrance were a half dozen elderly people sitting in lawn chairs and having a grand time. I could not resist saying hello to them. Within seconds, the sweet ladies with their red lipstick and matching rouge had totally engaged me in their chatter. “As a matter of fact,” said one, “you are standing right in front of a big war hero.” My daughter, who had hung back to ensure I did not take too long, was suddenly curious, especially when she realized it was aunt Ruthie’s brother! I glanced over to see a charming gentleman holding a cane. He was obviously enjoying the company of all these lovely ladies. He humbly and shyly looked away. With keen interest, I leaned down and asked if he wouldn’t mind sharing his “hero” story with me. There was a sudden glean in his eye as he spoke softly. “I was co-piloting the plane when I looked back and our gunner was shot, then our plane was shot down by German fighters. We had to quickly parachute out, I remember coming down and just as quickly being captured - unfortunately this was not the case for all my crew.” Paul talked about being a prisoner of war and how he spent his day. His eyes welled up with tears as he spoke of the death of his gunner. He would pause, as he contemplated on memories he chose not to speak of. Thirty minutes later, we were all three, my husband, my daughter Marialana, and I all huddled around totally engaged as Paul recounted his days as a POW all the way up to the day of his liberation. “Thank you so much,” were the first words we could find to say. We realized this was a near missed opportunity to celebrate a humble war hero. I felt proud to have met this war hero and honored to have met him! I hope that as you approach this upcoming Veterans Day, you will be as fortunate as my family and I were to have met Paul. The experience has me reflecting on my own personal heroes. In two weeks, my niece, Lauren, leaves for Qatar. My uncle Poncho was a three-war veteran who served in the Korean War, World War II and the Vietnam War. Cousin Ivan was in the US Air Force and volunteered for several missions to Vietnam. Cousin Ventura came here to serve in the US Army and retired from a long military career before moving back to Puerto Rico. Take the time to make this Veteran’s Day a very special and memorable one for someone. Display a flag, say thanks, call a friend or family member. Let Paul’s story serve as an inspiration. On behalf of the Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC), and all Latino, Hispanic, and American Veterans, I invite you to join LHACC in acknowledging Veterans Day on November 11, 2012 in a way you have never done before! God Bless our Troops! … Gloria Vazquez Merrick, LHACC Executive Director www.lhacc.org
Diabetes Can Be Prevented and Controlled: Give Thanks Oralia Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.
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uring the month of November, there are observances of American Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22, 2012) and American Diabetes Month (Nov. 14, 2012, World Diabetes Day). Although diabetes is a serious condition, we have made advances in the field of its prevention. This gives a person a reason to give thanks. Diabetes in Pennsylvania According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million (8.3 percent) Americans have diabetes, including 5.7 million still undiagnosed. Also known is that diabetes affects groups disparately. For example, Latinos (L/H) are twice as likely to have diabetes than whites. In 2009, in Pennsylvania, diabetes and its complications are the seventh leading cause of death, responsible for 3,229 Pa. deaths, equivalent to nine deaths each day. The number of diabetes-related hospitalizations has increased over 10 percent, from 21,842 in 2000 to 24,143 in 2009. Furthermore, it is estimated that 1 in 3 babies born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime; and 1 in 2 if that baby is a minority. This does not have to be the case. Remember, the good news is that diabetes and its complications can be prevented. Advances in Diabetes Research Four important evidence-based diabetes studies are: (1) the Diabetes Complication and Control Trial (DCCT); (2) the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) reporting that tight glucose control can prevent complications; (3) the Diabetes Prevention 10
Program (DPP) landmark study showing the causal associations between lifestyle and T2DM; and (4) the Nursesâ€™ Health Study (NHS) showing that 91 percent of T2DM is due to modifiable (such as diet and exercise) risk factors. The 9 percent of T2DM is due to non-modifiable factors like genetics, age, ethnicity, sex, family history of diabetes. These findings combined are great news and give us a reason to be thankful, especially this Thanksgiving Day (and every day). The major independent modifiable risk factors associated with T2DM reported are: being overweight/obese, physical inactivity, high dietary fat intake and low dietary fiber intake. Symptoms of T2DM include: frequent urination, unusual thirst, hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/ bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet and recurring skin, gum or bladder infections. Often people with T2DM do not have symptoms. Early detection is a key for diabetes survivorship. Therefore, Latinos need to know their values to see if they are below, within or above the current diabetes care. Latinos can talk to their doctors and ask what their numbers are for (but not limited to): Hemoglobin Alc Goal: < 7% Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) Goal: < 100 mg/dl Blood Pressure (BP) Goal: <130/80 mmHg Bad Cholesterol (LDL) Goal: < 100 mg/dl Body Mass Index (BMI) Goal: <25
Talk to your doctor about your diabetes risk and screening needs. Take an online diabetes risk test offered by the American Diabetes Association. You can also attend the various statewide community-based health screenings made available to the public, most at no cost. For example, on Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership (PDAP) is hosting a World Diabetes Day (WDD) event at the State Capitol, East Wing Rotunda. World Diabetes Day – November 14 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda The PA DOH PDAP’s WDD at the State Capitol event is open to the public and free of charge. Health promotion and health education materials and goodie bags will be available to anyone who attends as well as screening opportunities (blood sugars, cholesterol and blood pressure) regardless of insurance status. The keynote speakers include NBA Legend Bob Lanier, Dr. Renu Joshi from PinnacleHealth, several legislators, Chief of Staff Todd Shamash, Acting PA Secretary of Health Michael Wolfe and me (Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Dept. Public Health Sciences) – just to name a few. The community is coming together to help the PA DOH Diabetes Prevention & Control Program Administrator Rebecca Lorah with WDD for increasing diabetes awareness. Some folks are even giving items for the goodie bags that will be given to attendees. For example, George Nahodil from Members 1st will provide water bottles, goodie bags will also have Hershey’s sugar-free chocolates and fresh whole fruit and veggies from local farmers' markets. Contact Dr. Renu Joshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to donate items. You can help by lighting your homes/businesses/offices the color blue (use light bulbs, holiday lights or window candles). You can also display a blue ribbon showing your support for WWD for diabetes prevention and control in Pa. Dr. Bob Gabbay announced that Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will also be lit in the color blue. McNaughton Homes is also displaying blue ribbons at their buildings and selected homes. Other buildings that will also be lit the color blue includethe Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Mount Nittany Medical Center as well as the Corner Room and Allen Street Grill in State College, to name a few.
In other states, the Empire State Building, Cheney Stadium (Wash.), Ferry Building (Fla.) and Clinica Hispana America (Texas) will be lit blue. Some of the countries taking part are Mexico, China, Venezuela, United Kingdom, South Africa, Taiwan, Uruguay, Spain, Peru, Netherlands, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Japan, Greece, France, El Salvador, Denmark, Coast Rica, Canada, India, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Argentina and Australia. Visit idf.org/worldiabetesday to see photos and learn more. Dr. Renu Joshi of PinnacleHealth Local physician and diabetes expert Dr. Renu Joshi at PinnacleHealth says, “Diabetes is a silent killer…the risk of complications is directly proportional to blood sugar control. Be careful because diabetes is the No. 1 cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations.” She also wants readers to know that obesity is directly related to worsening diabetes. So diet and exercise is key to keeping your blood glucose under control. Her advice to her patients and the general public is “to maintain a healthy weight, avoid obesity and think twice before eating that wonderful cake (junk food), because if you are not careful, it can contribute to damaging your eyes and nerves. You can do it. All it takes is the will power to do it.” Finally, she invites everyone to come out to the State Capitol on November 14 to find out if you have diabetes or high cholesterol and learn about ways to protect yourself from diabetes. Diabetes information is available at the local doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, school nurse’s office, gym and fitness centers, pharmacy, health-food stores, newspapers as well as on the Internet. OK, my friends, happy Thanksgiving! I look forward to seeing you on Nov. 14 at WDD from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pa. State Capitol Rotunda. Please do your best to protect yourself from diabetes and its complications. Send me your health questions to email@example.com. Together we can help keep our residents healthy. ¡Salud!
La Gratitud en Tiempos de Acción de Gracias Por el Dr. Hector Richard Ortiz
oviembre es el comienzo de la temporada de las festividades familiares en América. El Día de Acción de Gracias es una oportunidad para reflexionar y mostrar el sentimiento sincero de gratitud por los dones, talentos y oportunidades que la vida nos ofrece a todos, tanto individual como colectivamente. El Día de Acción de Gracias es una gran ocasión para compartir en familia, olvidar resentimientos o malentendidos pasados y expresar nuestra gratitud por el privilegio de vivir. Pueda que usted este de acuerdo conmigo y acepte que la vida ciertamente necesita un equilibrio entre la virtud de dar y el privilegio de recibir; la grandeza de obtener y la responsabilidad de compartir; la decisión de vivir una vida de plenitud en vez de simplemente tomar la triste decisión de coexistir. Por lo tanto, uno debe ser agradecido por lo que tiene. Sin embargo, si no es este el caso, si lo que tiene no es lo que usted estaba buscando de la vida, todos tenemos el poder de elección y el privilegio de elegir lo que desearíamos 12
obtener de la vida. Una cosa es clara, todo en la vida tiene un precio y cada derecho implica una responsabilidad. Tres cosas básicas son absolutamente necesarias: la fe, la esperanza y el compromiso con la búsqueda de sus objetivos planeados. Una vez que creamos en nosotros mismos, nosotros seremos capaces de satisfacer nuestras necesidades inmediatas y maximizar nuestro bienestar. El pensamiento positivo y el aprecio por lo que tenemos pueden inspirarnos a aceptar la responsabilidad de estar a cargo de nuestras propias vidas y ayudar a otros a encontrar el verdadero propósito de las suyas. Usted podría comenzar por disfrutar de las grandes cosas que la vida nos ofrece cada día. Su actitud es lo que realmente cuenta. Si ha encontrado el tesoro de sus bendiciones y es capaz de disfrutar de ellas, hágalo, se lo merece. Pero nunca se olvide de extender su solidaridad a los demás y principalmente a aquellos que mas lo necesitan. El Día de Acción de Gracias puede servir como un recordatorio de que
cuando alguien menos afortunado pide nuestra ayuda, nuestra responsabilidad es ayudarlos. No es sólo un acto de justicia, sino de la solidaridad. De hecho, la Biblia dice: "Alégrense con los que están alegres, y lloren con los que lloran" (Romanos: 12-15). Aceptemos la responsabilidad individual, pero también debemos entender nuestra responsabilidad colectiva. Este es un deber natural para implementar un sistema de justicia, igualdad, equidad y oportunidades. Esto es lo que yo llamo un deber obligatorio que todos nosotros tenemos para servir a los demás. Esto se adapta perfectamente a lo que Eldon Tanner dice: "El servicio es la renta que pagamos por el privilegio de vivir en esta tierra" (Covey 1989, 299). Por lo tanto, debemos rendir cuentas de nuestros actos y contribuir responsablemente a Las disparidades sociales y económicas relacionadas con la injusticia, la discriminación y la segregación. Uno de los principios de la solidaridad es que tenemos una obligación personal y comunitaria para ayudar a aquellos que mas lo necesitan. Más importante, debemos
hacerlo en forma oportuna y proporcional. La decisión de ayudar a los demás proviene no solo de nuestro compromiso espiritual a la compasión, sino que este debe también venir de nuestro compromiso por la justicia moral, la empatía y la solidaridad. El punto es que nuestra gratitud no solo debería acentuarse en esta ocasión sino también durante todo el año. Nuestro compromiso debe ser concentrarnos en las soluciones y oportunidades y no sólo en contar las dificultades y los fracasos. El pensamiento positivo tiene que venir de un enfoque práctico y entusiasta. Aspiro que siempre estemos predispuestos a aplicar el pensamiento positivo cuando surjan las dificultades y poder manejar los inconvenientes de la vida de una manera proactiva. Demos gracias por las cosas que suceden a nuestro alrededor todos los días. Recuerde que un nuevo enfoque puede ayudar a reevaluar conscientemente el presente y ayudarnos a prepararnos para un futuro optimista. ¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!
Gratitude in Times of Thanksgiving By Dr. Hector Richard Ortiz
ovember is the beginning of the holiday season in America. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect and show a sincere sentiment of gratitude for the multiple gifts, talents and opportunities that life offers to all of us both individually and collectively. Thanksgiving is a great occasion to come together as a family, forget past resentment or misunderstandings and express our thankfulness for the privilege of living. As you may agree, life certainly needs a balance between the privilege of getting and the virtue of giving; the greatness of earning and the commonality of sharing; the uniqueness of living and the saddest decision of merely existing. Consequently, one should be thankful for what he or she has. However, if it is not what one is looking for, we have the power of choice and the privilege of selecting what we would like to get from life. One thing is clear, everything in life has a price and every right implies a responsibility. Three basic things are absolutely needed: faith, hope and commitment to pursuit. Once we believe in ourselves, we can fulfill our immediate needs and maximize our well-being. Positive thinking and the appreciation for what we have may inspire you to accept the responsibility of being in charge of your life and helping others find the real purpose of theirs. You can start by enjoying the greatness of life every day. Your attitude is what really counts. If you have found the treasure of your blessings, enjoy them but don’t forget to extend your solidarity to others. Thanksgiving can serve as a reminder that, when somebody less fortunate requests our assistance, our human responsibility is to help. It is not just an act of fairness, but of solidarity. In fact, the Bible says: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep” (Romans: 12-15). I encourage individual responsibility, but we also must understand our collective accountability. It is a duty to implement a fair system of equality, equity and opportunities. It is what I call a mandatory duty for serving others. It perfectly matches what Eldon Tanner said: “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth” (Covey 1989, 299). Consequently, we should remain accountable for our acts and contribute responsibly to the social and economic debates about injustice, discrimination and segregation. One of the principles of solidarity is that we have a personal and community obligation to assist those in need in a timely and proportional manner. The decision to assist others comes from our spiritual commitment to compassion; it affirms our pledge for moral justice and reaffirms the necessity of empathy and solidarity. The focus this time of year is thankfulness. But also all around the year, it should be on solutions and opportunities and not merely difficulties and failures. Realistic, positive and critical thinking comes from a practical, affirmative and enthusiastic approach. Be predisposed to apply positive thinking when difficulties arise in order to handle them in a proactive manner. Give thanks for the great things that happen around you every day. Remember that a fresh approach can help you consciously re-evaluate the current present and prepare for an optimistic future. Happy Thanksgiving! NOVEMBER 2012
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With get-rich-quick schemes and financial investments gone awry, there is comfort in knowing that right here in central Pa. we have an abundance of these proficient financiers ready and able to help you with your financial matters and the future of your investments. La Voz Latina Central sat down with some financial experts right here in our region and asked some important questions on essential topics for financial security, whether you are just starting in a career, own your own business or are contemplating retirement.
Business owners: Are you setting aside time for year-end tax planning? Thanks to the extension of the “Bush-era tax cuts” through December 31, 2012, the current federal income-tax environment remains favorable through year-end. A number of business-tax incentives are scheduled to expire after December 31, 2012. These incentives include widely popular and utilized ones, such as 50 percent bonus depreciation, enhanced Section 179 small-business expensing and many more. Other provisions, such as the small-business health-insurance credit and the Code Sec. 199 domestic production activities deduction, while not expiring, appear to be underutilized. The following are some of the planning opportunities available in 2012. •
Bonus depreciation – 50 percent of qualified property purchased and placed in service during 2012 may be expensed, and the balance depreciated over the assets’ useful lives.
IRC Section 179 expensing – new or used fixed assets purchased during 2012 may be expensed up to $139,000, subject to limitation.
Domestic Production Activities Deduction – the deduction is 9 percent in 2012 of the qualified domestic production activities, subject to limitation.
Small Employer Health Insurance Credit – eligible small employers may claim a tax credit of 35 percent of premiums paid.
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit – expenditures for solar and geothermal energy equipment may qualify for a tax credit of 30 percent.
• Work Opportunity Tax Credit – tax credits are available for qualified wages paid in 2012 to returning veterans and qualified disabled veterans. •
Family Owned Business – utilize education and retirement planning opportunities to maximize the benefit of tax credits and lower tax rates.
Maximize Tax Benefit of Lower Tax Rates – the 10 percent bracket will revert to the 15 percent bracket and the other rates will revert to 28 percent, 31 percent, 36 percent and 39.6 percent. The capital gain tax rate of 15 percent will revert to 20 percent.
Although this is not a comprehensive list, we have found each of these planning opportunities to be beneficial for many of our clients in reducing or eliminating tax liability. As 2012 draws to a close, it is imperative that you make the time before December 1, 2012 to review these tax incentives and determine the best way to utilize the tax benefits to help improve your business’ bottom line. Joseph T. Cawley, CPA, CVA, Principal – firstname.lastname@example.org Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF) bssf.com, (717) 761-7171 Camp Hill & Lancaster locations
How do you recommend planning for the different stages of life? Sound financial planning that includes strategies for each stage of your life can help you as you work toward your goals. While life events like re-marrying or changing careers can happen at any time, most investors follow three main life stages, guided by a good plan. Mile marker No. 1: What is your plan?
Buying a first home, starting and supporting a family, paying off debt – if you are in your 20s or 30s, your financial obligations may seem larger than your income. But here’s the good news – you’re in the best position to put the power of compounding to work for you. So fund your IRA and, even if you don’t qualify for a deduction, get the benefit of tax-deferred compounding of earnings. Sign up for your employer’s retirement plan and get two major tax breaks: contributions are pretax and earnings are tax deferred until withdrawn. Also, make sure your loved ones are protected financially by getting adequate life insurance coverage. Mile marker No. 2: Adjust your plan. During your 40s and 50s, you may be in the peak earning years of your career. This is the time to maximize your retirement contributions and make the most of savings opportunities offered by Uncle Sam. Mile marker No. 3: Review your plan. With retirement around the corner, start your retirement distribution planning in an effort to maximize income from your retirement plans and minimize your tax burden. Consider rolling over your employer’s retirement distribution into an IRA to maintain tax-deferral benefits and postpone paying taxes to future years when your taxable income may be less. Estate planning also offers opportunities to pass your hard-earned assets to your loved ones instead of Uncle Sam. Regardless of which life stage you’re at, it is never too late to start or adjust your financial plan. Your financial advisor can help you design a strategy that stays flexible as you strive to meet your changing needs. IRA earnings are tax-deferred until withdrawal. A nonqualified early withdrawal before age 59.5 may be subjected to tax and a 10 percent penalty as set by federal law. Cathy Orwan, Financial Advisor Waddell & Reed, Inc 214 Senate Avenue, Suite 302, Camp Hill email@example.com, (717) 975-9350, ext. 105
Are some loan rates too good to be true? Yes, many financial institutions advertise what are called teaser rates. They are low rates that are for a limited time only. After a period of time, say six months, then the rate is changed to a higher rate. When you are inquiring about a loan that was advertised with a rate, which seemed too good to be true, ask the institution the following questions: How long is the rate you have advertised good for? Is the rate (annual percentage rate) a fixed rate or variable rate? If it is a variable rate, ask them how often can it change and what index is the rate tied to. Many financial institutions use the prime rate as their index and add a margin to that based on your credit score. You should always determine this information when comparing loans offered by different institutions. Compare rates, terms (number of months to repay the loan) and the monthly payment for your loan and make sure there is no penalty to repay the loan early. Stephen Brindamour, President/CEO Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union 3850 Hartzdale Drive, Camp Hill svfcu.org, (717) 737-4152
With the upcoming election and global economic uncertainty, how should I invest my assets? Unless you subscribe to the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, the world is not coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Whether global, national and local economics are strong or struggling, every person still needs to invest his or her money wisely. The wild market swings over the past decade have frightened some investors into moving their long-term investments into short-term, ultra-conservative cash positions. However, that strategy may make it impossible for them to reach their long-term financial goals. While it is impossible to predict what the global economy and the geopolitical atmosphere will bring in the coming year, it is imperative that clients diversify their investments properly based on their particular situation. A well diversified portfolio of equities, fixed income and alternatives allocated based on a client’s time horizon remains the most appropriate solution to long-term investment success. Edward P. Gormley, CPA, CFP, President & CEO Susquehanna Financial Advisors LLC 4999 Louise Drive, Suite 101, Mechanicsburg sfausa.com, (717) 506-1000
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From The Kids Cook Monday:
â€œKids will have fun arranging the layers of rotisserie chicken, tortillas, salsa, spinach and cheddar cheese to create this double-decker casserole. Whole-wheat tortillas and spinach give the pie a heartier texture, not to mention a healthy dose of fiber and vitamin C.â€? Ingredients: 1 rotisserie chicken (about 2 pounds), skin removed, meat shredded 2 cups chunky salsa, divided 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3 (7 1/2 inch-diameter) whole-wheat tortillas 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup baby spinach, divided Directions: Adult: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Kid: In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, 1 cup of the salsa and the sour cream. Stir until combined. Spread another 1/2 cup of the salsa onto the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Together: Layer one of the tortillas into the pie plate; top with half of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and half the spinach. Repeat layering the chicken mixture, cheddar and spinach once more. Top with the remaining tortilla, 1/2 cup salsa and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Adult: Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more, or until the cheese melts. Let cool slightly before slicing into wedges. Serves 6 Best for ages 8-11 Reprinted courtesy of The Kids Cook Monday and Dash @ 2012.
Hamilton Health Center Expands for Better Services By Chelsea Hess-Moore
amilton Health Center used to service its patients from six different locations spread across the Harrisburg area. This posed problems for those who may have struggled finding transportation to get access to the care they needed. Now, those problems won’t be so common for many people in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. After a $17 million renovation project funded through grants, tax credits and a bank loan, Hamilton Health Center opened its doors at an expanded site on 100 S. 17th St. in Harrisburg. The new location is settled conveniently along a bus route, making it accessible for those with no transportation of their own. The facility hosts Hamilton’s medical and dental care for adults and children as well as The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy and Quest Diagnostics center. There are also 37 exam and dental rooms throughout the facility. Jeannine Peterson is the CEO at Hamilton. She says that along with trying to improve operational efficiency and accessibility to their services, they were also gaining more patients. “Hamilton had experienced a significant increase in the demand for services over the last five years,” says Peterson. “We had exceeded our existing capacity.” Hamilton is a federally qualified health center that serves lower-income individuals, including many without health insurance. During the last year, Hamilton saw 20,000 patients during 70,000 visits. That number is expected to grow with the new facility. About 30 percent of the clients don’t have insurance, and although it is not a free clinic, they provide services and programs to help those who may be unable
to pay, especially those in dire need of medical assistance. Through Hamilton, they can assist with medication costs and helping provide a lower price to help patients get the medicines they need. To better assist with meeting the needs of the diverse groups of patients they treat, Hamilton has made sure to find resourceful people to help communicate between the staff and patients of other languages. “We employ bilingual and bicultural staff including full-time interpreters to aid in better communication between patients and staff,” says Peterson. The center currently employs about 175 people. Located centrally in Harrisburg, patients come from surrounding areas such as Cumberland, Lebanon and Perry counties. Although Hamilton opened its new site, they will continue to serve patients at the Downey and Foose school locations; however, the Fulton Street site will discontinue services. This great expansion is just a single step in Hamilton’s plans to do even more. They plan to begin more fundraising to prep for phase two, which will include the expansion of the pediatric department and the addition of vision, social and behavioral services as well as administrative offices. This is anticipated to cost nearly $7 million. The hope is to begin construction within the next year. Peterson assures that patients who come to the new location will have a fulfilling visit. “We refer to the new facility as a medical mall because all the services you need for the entire family are there,” says Peterson. “All people are treated with dignity and respect, and everyone is welcome regardless of insurance or income status.”
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(Family Features) All hosts want to delight guests with delicious meals, especially during the holidays. The pressure often leads them to spend a fortune on ingredients or cater their gatherings. The experts at Campbell’s Kitchen have created this traditional holiday menu, proving that it’s possible to prepare a memorable, gourmet feast by combining affordable, quality ingredients. For more affordable holiday tips and recipes, visit www.campbellskitchen.com. Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing Prep: 25 minutes Roast: 3 hours 30 minutes Stand: 10 minutes Makes: 12 servings 3 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Stock (Regular or Unsalted) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup) 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces) 4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds) Vegetable cooking spray 1. Stir 1 3/4 cups stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. 2. Heat remaining stock, remaining black pepper, celery, onion and mushrooms in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing to saucepan and mix lightly. 3. Remove package of giblets and neck from turkey cavity. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Spoon stuffing lightly into neck and body cavities. Fold any loose skin over stuffing. Tie ends of drumsticks together. 4. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Spray turkey with cooking spray. Brush with stock mixture. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat, not touching bone. 5. Roast at 325 F for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until thermometer reads 180 F. Baste occasionally with stock mixture. Begin checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Notes: – Bake any remaining stuffing in a covered casserole with the turkey for 30 minutes or until the stuffing is hot. – Stuffing in the turkey should reach 165 F. Moist & Savory Stuffing Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 10 servings (about 3/4 cup each) 2 1/2 cups Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth Generous dash ground black pepper
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2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 package (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1. Heat broth, black pepper, celery and onion in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing and mix lightly. 2. Spoon stuffing mixture into greased 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover baking dish. 3. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until stuffing mixture is hot. Sweet Potato and Parsnip Purèe Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each) 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups) 4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth, heated 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Additional fresh chives for garnish 1. Place potatoes and parsnips in 4-quart saucepan. Add water to cover. Heat over mediumhigh heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain vegetables well in colander. 2. Place vegetables, broth and butter into food processor. Cover and process until mixture is smooth. Add brown sugar, black pepper and chopped chives. Cover and process until mixture is just combined. Garnish with additional chives. Cornbread Turkey Pot Pie Prep: 15 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 4 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each) 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free) 1 can (about 8 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 2 cups cubed cooked turkey 1 package (about 8 ounces) corn muffin mix 3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1. Heat oven to 400 F. Stir soup, corn and turkey in a 9-inch pie plate. 2. Stir muffin mix, milk and egg in medium bowl just until combined. Spread batter over chicken mixture. 3. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese. Source: Campbell Soup Company
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(Family Features) Los anfitriones siempre desean agasajar a sus huèspedes con deliciosas comidas, especialmente para las fiestas. La presiûn suele llevarlos a gastar una fortuna en ingredientes o a contratar un servicio de catering para sus reuniones. Los expertos de Campbell’s Kitchen han diseòado este men˙ festivo tradicional a fin de demostrar que es posible preparar un banquete gourmet memorable al combinar ingredientes asequibles de calidad. Para obtener m·s consejos y recetas a buen precio para las fiestas, visite www.campbellskitchen.com. Pavo asado relleno de hongos Tiempo de preparaciûn: 25 minutos Tiempo de cocciûn: 3 horas 30 minutos Tiempo de reposo: 10 minutos Rinde: 12 porciones 3 1/2 tazas de caldo de pollo Swanson (regular o sin sal) 3 cucharadas de jugo de limûn 1 cucharadita de hojas de albahaca secas, trituradas 1 cucharadita de hojas de tomillo secas, trituradas 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta negra molida 1 rama de apio, cortada en trozos gruesos (aprox. 1/2 taza) 1 cebolla pequeòa, cortada en trozos gruesos (aprox. 1/4 taza) 1/2 taza de hongos en rebanadas (aprox. 1 1/2 onza) 4 tazas de relleno de hierbas sazonadas Pepperidge Farm (Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing) 1 pavo (de entre 12 y 14 libras) Aceite vegetal en aerosol 1. Mezcle 1 3/4 taza de caldo con el jugo de limûn, la albahaca, el tomillo y 1/8 de cucharadita de pimienta negra en un bol mediano. 2. Caliente el resto del caldo y de la pimienta, el apio, la cebolla y los hongos en una olla con mango de 4 cuartos de galûn a fuego medio-alto hasta que rompa el hervor. Reduzca el fuego a mÌnimo. Cubra y cocine por 5 minutos o hasta que las verduras estèn tiernas. Retire la olla del fuego. Agregue el relleno a la olla y revuelva ligeramente. 3. Retire la bolsita de menudos y el cuello de la cavidad del pavo. Enjuague el pavo con agua frìa y sèquelo con papel de cocina dando ligeros golpecitos. Rellene el cuello y las cavidades ligeramente con una cuchara. Pliegue los sobrantes de piel sobre el relleno. Ate las patas por los extremos. 4. Coloque el pavo, con la pechuga hacia arriba, sobre una rejilla en una asadera plana. Rocìe el pavo con aceite en aerosol. Pincele con la mezcla de caldo. Inserte el termûmetro en la parte m·s gruesa de la carne del pavo sin tocar el hueso. 5. Ase a 325 F de 3 1/2 a 4 horas o hasta que el termûmetro alcance los 180 F. Rocìe ocasionalmente con la mezcla de caldo. Controle el punto de cocciûn despuès de tres horas en el horno. Deje reposar 10 minutos antes de cortar. Notas: – En una cacerola tapada, cocine el relleno restante con el pavo por 30 minutos o hasta que el relleno estè caliente. – El relleno del pavo deberÌa alcanzar los 165 F. Sabroso relleno jugoso Tiempo de preparaciûn: 10 minutos Tiempo de cocciûn: 10 minutos Tiempo de horneado: 30 minutos Rinde: 10 porciones (aprox. 3/4 taza c/u) 2 1/2 tazas de caldo de pollo Swanson Natural Goodness (Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth)
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Cantidad generosa de pimienta negra molida 2 ramas de apio, cortadas en trozos gruesos (aprox. 1 taza) 1 cebolla grande, cortada en trozos gruesos (aprox. 1 taza) 1 paquete (14 onzas) de relleno de hierbas sazonadas Pepperidge Farm (Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing) 1. Caliente el caldo, la pimienta negra, el apio y la cebolla en una olla con mango de 3 cuartos de galûn a fuego medio-alto hasta que rompa el hervor. Reduzca el fuego a mìnimo. Cubra y cocine por 5 minutos o hasta que las verduras estèn tiernas y revuelva con frecuencia. Retire la olla del fuego. Agregue el relleno y revuelva ligeramente. 2. Con una cuchara, coloque la mezcla de relleno en una fuente chata de 3 cuartos de galûn para horno, enmantecada. Cubra la fuente. 3. Hornee a 350 F por 30 minutos o hasta que la mezcla del relleno estè caliente. PurÈ de batatas y chirivÌas Tiempo de preparaciûn: 15 minutos Tiempo de cocciûn: 15 minutos Rinde: 4 porciones (aprox. 3/4 taza c/u) 2 batatas grandes, peladas y cortadas en pedazos de 1/2 pulgada (aprox. 3 tazas) 4 chirivÌas medianas, peladas y cortadas en rodajas de 1/4 pulgada (aprox. 2 tazas) 1/4 taza de caldo de pollo Swanson Natural Goodness (Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth), caliente 2 cucharadas de mantequilla 2 cucharadas de az˙car morena compactada 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta negra recièn molida 1 cucharada de cebollino fresco picado Cebollino fresco adicional para decorar 1. Coloque las batatas y las chirivìas en una olla con mango de 4 cuartos de galûn. Agregue agua hasta cubrir. Caliente a fuego medio-alto hasta que rompa el hervor. Reduzca el fuego a mÌnimo. Cubra y cocine por 10 minutos o hasta que las verduras estèn tiernas. Escurra bien en un colador. 2. Coloque las verduras, el caldo y la mantequilla en el procesador de alimentos. Cubra y procese hasta lograr una mezcla homogènea. Agregue el az˙car morena, la pimienta negra y el cebollino picado. Cubra y procese hasta integrar. Decore con cebollino adicional. Pastel de pavo y pan de maìz Tiempo de preparaciûn: 15 minutos Tiempo de horneado: 30 minutos Rinde: 4 porciones (aprox. 1 1/2 taza c/u) 1 lata (10 3/4 onzas) de sopa crema de pollo concentrada Campbell’s (Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup), regular o 98% reducida en grasas 1 lata (aprox. 8 onzas) de choclo en granos enteros, escurrida 2 tazas de pavo cocido y cortado en dados 1 paquete (aprox. 8 onzas) de mezcla para panecillos de maÌz 3/4 taza de leche 1 huevo 1/2 taza de queso cheddar rallado 1. Caliente el horno a 400 F. Mezcle la sopa, el choclo y el pavo en un molde para pasteles de 9 pulgadas. 2. Revuelva la mezcla para panecillos, la leche y el huevo en un bol mediano hasta incorporar. Esparza la preparaciûn sobre la mezcla de pollo. 3. Lleve al horno por 30 minutos o hasta dorar. Espolvoree con queso.
Allenberry Playhouse 1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs allenberry.com, (717) 258-3211 Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Through November 10 The cast of this comedy portrays around 150 different characters. The fastpaced and entertaining plot has earned the play a Tony award and success on Broadway. Ticket price: $38. Carlisle Theatre and Performing Arts Center 40 West High St., Carlisle carlisletheatre.org, (717) 258-0666 Shemekia Copeland with special guest The Don Johnson Project November 3, 7:30 p.m. In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in blues. She’s currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Ticket price: $35, $30, $25 and $10 with student ID.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre 510 Centerville Rd., Lancaster dutchapple.com, (717) 898-1900 A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies 2 Through November 10 A sequel to the original Church Basement Ladies brings the diverse group of women back. This time, the ladies serve high school students at a banquet, experience the ups and downs of a Vikings Super Bowl game and perform at a church-sponsored missionary night. Ticket price: varies. Fulton Theatre 12 North Prince St., Lancaster thefulton.org, (717) 397-7425 Witness for the Prosecution Through November 4 This Agatha Christie thriller follows the trial of Leonard Vole, a man arrested for the murder of his elderly friend. When Leonard’s own wife agrees to testify as a witness for the prosecution, Leonard’s hopes are all but lost. Contact the Fulton for ticket prices. continued on page 26
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Hershey Theatre 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey hersheytheatre.com, (717) 534-3405 White Christmas November 4 through 11 This new musical is based on Irving Berlin Christmas favorites. It tells the story of two “showbiz buddies” who put on a show at an inn in Vermont and manage to find love along the way. Ticket price: starts at $27. The Pullo Center, Penn State York 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York pullocenter.yk.psu.edu, (717) 505-8900 Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore, Presented by Downstage Entertainment November 1, 8 p.m. Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch in 2008,” Ralphie May has filmed a record-setting three separate one-hour Comedy Central specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highlyrated. Ticket price: $42.50 and $32.50. Aimee Mann with Ted Leo November 2, 7:30 p.m. The long awaited new album from Aimee Mann, Charmer, will be released September 18 on Superego Records. Mann will support the new album with tour dates this fall. Ticket price: $50 and $37. Ed Kowalczyk of Live – I Alone Acoustic Tour November 9, 7:30 p.m. Ed Kowalczyk, the singer and songwriting force behind the multi-platinum rock band Live, delivers one of the most dynamic and powerful performances of his career in this unique unplugged performance. Ticket price: $29. Marshall Tucker Band November 29, 7:30 p.m. More than four decades later, the new vinyl Greatest Hits release takes us back to the early years of The Marshall Tucker Band, both literally and physically. Ticket price: $50 and $35. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center 50 N. George St., York mystrandcapitol.com, (717) 846-1111 Melissa Etheridge 4th Street Feeling Tour November 3, 7:30 p.m. Experience an unforgettable night of music with one of the greatest female rock icons of all time, Melissa Etheridge. Ticket price: $106, $81 and $61. CapLive: Lost in the Trees November 9, 8 p.m. Hailing from North Carolina, Lost in the Trees is an eclectic ensemble lead by writer, composer and general architect, Ari Picker. Ticket price: $14. Deer Camp: The Musical! November 15, 7:30 p.m. Laugh until it hurts as this hilariously-funny show follows four fearless deer hunters on their annual trek to deer camp. Ticket prices: $29, $27 and $20.
York Symphony Orchestra POPS: Tribute to Gershwin with Kevin Cole November 17, 7:30 p.m. A tribute to George Gershwin featuring pianist Kevin Cole, the top performer of the Great American Songbook and one of the foremost interpreters of Gershwin. Ticket price: $56, $46, $36 and $18 for students. Up Close and Personal with Smokey Robinson November 19, 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winner Smokey Robinson is one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music. Ticket price: $68, $61 and $46. Paula Poundstone November 24, 7:30 p.m. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, this hilariously funny comedian will take the stage with her razor-sharp wit and uncanny ability to interact with the audience in conversations sure to make you laugh until your cheeks hurt. Ticket price: $41, $36 and $31. National Circus of the People’s Republic of China November 27, 7:30 p.m. These talented performers will astound and amaze the entire family with their jaw-dropping, gravity-defying, nail-biting stunts. Ticket price: $38, $32 and $29. Theatre Harrisburg The Krevsky Center, 513 Hurlock St., Harrisburg theatreharrisburg.com, (717) 232-5501 The Music Man November 2 through 18 This 1957 Broadway hit musical has won five Tony Awards. A con man masquerading as Professor Harold Hill arrives in River City. He promises to steer the town’s boys away from sin by starting a band and teaching them to play musical instruments. Will “Harold” skip town after collecting money for instruments and uniforms? Will Marian, the town librarian, uncover his scheme? Performing at the Whitaker Center Sunoco Performance Theater. Ticket price: $15, $20 and $25. Whitaker Center Sunoco Performance Theater 222 Market St., Harrisburg whitakercenter.org, (717) 214-ARTS The Machine November 21, 7:30 p.m. The Machine is considered America’s premier Pink Floyd tribute band. They have weaved a precise re-creation of Pink Floyd’s music with moments of their own re-interpretation to create a fresh experience for audiences. Ticket price: $29 and $35.
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The November 2012 issue of La Voz