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contents Winter 2016 Volume 10 /// Issue 4

12 A Sure Cure for Cabin Fever... Visit a State park! Winter is the least appreciated season of the four in Pennsylvania. Luckily several state parks hold annual event to beat the winter blues.

16 How To Deck Your Halls on Scrooge's Budget

Regional Skater Makes A Worldwide IMpact

Pennsylvania pros offer tips for holiday decorating on the cheap.


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100 Years Of 'Purposeful Living': Albright Care Celebrates Rich History Of Impacting The Region

12 Healthy Snacks For Holiday Partying 16 A Sure Cure For Cabin Fever... Visit A State Park!

22 How To Deck Your Halls On A Scrooge's Budget


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28 Tips From An Interior Decorator 30 Regional Skater Makes A Worldwide Impact

36 What Is An 'Amish Christmas?' 42 Crown Jewel Of Juniata County: Dirt Track Diva To Use Mrs. USA Title To Help Others

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one-hundred-year anniversary is cause for celebration, and Albright Care Services is wrapping up its anniversary year, having opened its doors in 1916 as the United Evangelical Home. It doesn’t take long, in talking to Albright Care Services leaders, to get a sense of what drives them — the people. “We have some very talented individuals here,” said Sue Jamison, director of the annual fund, referring to the residents at RiverWoods Senior Living Community, in Lewisburg. “The things they make are incredible,” said Jessica Owens Pastuszek, Slifer House Museum director and corporate communications coordinator, referring to items residents make in the on-campus woodshop and art studio. Jamison mentioned an ambulance driver from 1953 who helped transfer patients from the Slifer House hospital to the newly built Evangelical Community Hospital. He ended up living at RiverWoods until his passing just a few years ago. Orphans and the elderly were once cared for on the land where the RiverWoods center now provides more than 300 senior residents a place for “purposeful living.” “When people come here, one of the things we try to do is to extend whatever their mission was,” said Shaun Smith, president and CEO, “to turn that passion into a greater good.”

Filling a need

That attitude might have been radical 100 years ago, when the United Evangelical Church determined to fill a community need by finding a place for an “old folks and orphans home.”


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The resulting committee considered several properties, but when they walked on the Delta Place, as the former residence of the Slifer and Ross families in Lewisburg was called, one of the committee members held up his hand: “Brethren, we need look no further,” declared Rev. W.E. Detwiler. “This is of God.” The United Evangelical Home opened in the Slifer mansion in May, 1916, and by August, welcomed 11 elderly residents. The home was fortunate in having Rev. Dr. Abraham Winter as its first superintendent. A man so dedicated to the cause that he and his wife and four children slept in one room “in order to provide rooms for the residents, referred

to as ‘guests,’” according to an account given by the son of Catherine Winter, who was nearly four years old when her family moved there. Jamison referred to Rev. Winter’s address at the opening day ceremony on August 4, 1916, when he called the home a place of refuge and said, “I think that nothing shall be spared to make it what we, ourselves, would like to have it if we should be compelled to seek its hospitality.” Winter’s address tied in with the Biblical notion of caring for widows and orphans, Jamison said, pointing out that Albright Care Services, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, bears in mind the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of its residents.

“As much as we can, we work to meet all of these needs,” she said. Even something as simple as a group of residents that gather together to attend Bucknell University basketball games, courtesy of RiverWoods-provided transportation, shows a benefit that RiverWoods provides to its residents. “If they lived alone, I don’t know if they could get together like that,” Smith said. “Neighborhoods change. One of the sad things that happens with elderly people is they get isolated. What we try to do is provide community.” “They take care of one another,” Jamison agreed. “Especially the independent living folks.” co n ti n ued o n pa g e 10

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RiverWoods employees: A special kind of people Say what you will about the residents at RiverWoods (and Albright Care Services leaders are all too happy to rave about them), the senior living community could not exist without a corps of 350 dedicated employees. Shaun Smith, president and CEO of Albright Care Services, recalled that, throughout his career at RiverWoods, he was a bit surprised when time after time he heard people say, “It doesn’t smell like a nursing home.” And it really doesn’t. Walk through the prettily decorated, carpeted hallways of either RiverWoods Personal Care or Nursing Center, and you notice a clean, fresh scent. “It’s the people caring for the residents that built this reputation,” Smith said. “It only comes from good staff.” Albright Care Services, which owns and operates RiverWoods Senior Living Community, among other endeavors, is the fifth largest employer in Union County. It celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, having opened as the United Evangelical Home in 1916. Employee longevity says a lot for the quality of a workplace. Six RiverWoods employees have worked there more than 40 years, said Jessica Owens Pastuszek, Slifer House Museum director and corporate communications coordinator. Thirteen have worked there more than 35 years, and 59 have been there more than 20. Many are multi-generational employees from the same family. Asked what qualities are looked for in their employees, Smith said, “I think sometimes people select us as much as we select them. You have to be a special person to even apply, and our employees are our biggest asset.” Between the nursing assistants and therapists, the activities workers, wait staff, and housekeeping staff, residents receive daily interaction with people who get to know them and their habits. “Everyone realizes that people are here because they have a need,” Smith said. “And if something changes with a person, they’re concerned.” Walking down a hallway later in the day, a reporter noticed the sweet, fresh scent in the air and asked Owens how it was achieved. Does the staff use a special fragrance spray? “No,” she answered, and you could hear the pride in her voice. “It’s just that clean.”


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Wide range of options

Albright Care Services owns and operates both RiverWoods and Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, in York, as well as Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) Centers in Williamsport, Lancaster and Lebanon. Albright manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. Both RiverWoods and Normandie Ridge offer independent living, personal care and skilled nursing care. A Benevolent Care Fund at RiverWoods and Normandie Ridge ensures that residents can stay, even if their own funds run out. “That’s always been our mission,” Owens said, referring to Rev. Winter’s first annual report, in which he mentioned the “worthy poor,” who were given the same treatment as guests who could afford full payment, as is the case today. “But it’s also kept very confidential,” Smith said. “None of the other residents would have to know.” “That’s one of the things that we love that we can say,” Jamison said. “That in

our history, we have never asked anyone to leave for lack of pay.” The benevolent fund is made possible through individual and corporate donations — “We have many generous donors,” Jamison said. But in line with “purposeful living,” the residents themselves contribute their passions and abilities, making eye-catching items in the art or woodworking shops that are then sold in the gift shop, with profits given to the benevolent fund.

Activities that engage

Drawing even more on the sense of community within and outside of Albright Care Services, nearby WoodMode, Inc., of Kreamer, donates lumber “seconds” to the woodshops. One resident carved a lumber truck, complete with little logs, to give in thanks to thenpresident of Wood-Mode, Bob Gronlund. Additionally, RiverWoods teams with BILL (Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning), where residents can both enroll in and/or teach classes. And because Albright Care Services oversees the Meals On Wheels Lewisburg/Milton program, residents are welcome to volunteer with that, as well as assist at

Residents at RiverWoods have plenty of activities available on a beautiful campus where they can contribute their skills and services to helping others in fulfilling the theme of “purposeful living.”

RiverWoods facts: » Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hired architect Samuel Sloan to design the mansion now known as the Slifer House Museum. Eli moved in with his wife and six children in 1861. » Lamont Ross, a local physician whose descendants still live in the Lewisburg area, bought the estate in 1908.

the Slifer House Museum, help with the RiverWoods Auxiliary, and get involved in other opportunities — wherever their purposes lead them. “I’ve had residents tell me the reason they moved to this place is because there are so many volunteer opportunities,” Owens said.

Notable residents

It’s obvious that Albright Care Services administrators take pride in knowing their communities are highly regarded by people who could choose to live wherever they wish. People like: - Mary Jane Kenison, whose father, Frank Sanders, served as the second superintendent of the Evangelical Home, from 1939 to 1946. Kenison appreciated that the matron of the orphanage always included her and her sister in daily activities, making them “feel like we really belonged here.” She now lives on the Slifer House grounds again, having been a resident of RiverWoods since 2001. - Jan Bender, apartment manager and later administrator of Riverview Manor, whose husband, Richard Bender, served as chaplain. When a 1988 fire forced the

evacuation of 70 residents, Jan helped them relocate to the Best Western Inn (where rooms were generously provided by the Baylor family) and then joined in the daunting task of cleaning residents’ belongings so they could return to their lives. She and Richard retired to RiverWoods in 2001. “She moved back here because of the care she witnessed while working here and because of the volunteer opportunities she saw here,” Owens said. “She knew she had a place to offer her skills.”

Tending to needs

One hundred years after welcoming its first residents, Albright Care Services continues to tend to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of its seniors. “I think our approach is to make it as homelike as possible,” Owens said, “so you’re moving into a home, not a facility.” It goes back to Rev. Winter’s foresight, Jamison agreed, paraphrasing him and saying, “Let’s make it a home we would like.”

» In 1803, Jacob Albright established the Evangelical Association, which eventually formed into the United Evangelical Church (today part of The United Methodist Church). The church opened a home for the elderly in the former Slifer mansion, in 1916. An orphanage, the Gamber House, was built and opened in 1921. » Two dormitories were added to the Home. The first, in 1919, provided space for 50 additional residents. The second, in 1926, housed a chapel and a hospital, complete with an operating room. » The orphanage operated from 1921 until 1959. » Land was sold to the board of directors of the new Evangelical Community Hospital, which was built across Route 15 from the original site in 1953. Medical equipment, 31 patients and five babies were transferred there from the home’s hospital. » The Evangelical Home was later named Lewisburg United Methodist Home, which became RiverWoods in 1997, the same year the corporate name was changed to Albright Care Services. » For more information, visit

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Healthy Snacks for Holiday Partying Cindy o. Herman


an you enjoy the holiday parties and still fit into your jeans in January? Of course. All it takes is a dollop of planning and a dash of perspective. First, perspective: Have you seen the size of a dinner plate lately? Compare it to a set of antique china, and you might find that today’s salad plate is about the same size as yesterday’s dinner plate — do we really need that much more food


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than our ancestors? “I feel like, if you’re new to healthy cooking, measuring is really important,” said Sarah Dayton, registered dietitian nutritionist at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Studies of popular restaurants show the average meal coming in at nearly 1,500 calories — the recommended daily allowance is about 2,000, depending on age and gender. “You’re getting way more than a portion than you think,” Dayton said. Measure the ingredients in your

cooking, pay attention to portion sizes, and you can eat anything … in sensible amounts. And in keeping things in perspective, why not start eating the main meal on salad plates? “I think a lot of it is visual,” Dayton said. Picture a full dinner plate. Now transfer that image to a salad plate. You get all the flavors without an uncomfortable tightening of your waistband. You could also try the USDA’s MyPlate suggestion, filling half the plate with vegetables and fruit. “So if you fill up on things high in fiber like raw fruits and vegetables that take up a lot of space in your stomach,” Dayton said, “you may not miss the mac and cheese as much.” When possible, plan ahead. Choose the foods you really love, and pass on the rest. “I think it’s really important to scope out the buffet line before you eat,” Dayton said. “You can still have the things you want and not severely overeat.” Another tip for healthy holiday snacking is to try some of the recipes Dayton provided. Make the party healthy by offering healthier munchies. But what about that one holiday recipe that fills the house with its familiar scent? Or that one, mouthwatering cookie recipe that Grandma made every single Christmas? “Make the cookie,” Dayton said. “It’s the holiday. There are some things that are not meant to be changed. “There should be no reason for people to deprive themselves of favorite things. Just keep your portion size in control.”

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“I love sweet-and-spicy or some kind of roasted nuts,” Dayton said, layering a sheet of garbanzo beans with a nice coating of pan spray. She had drained and rinsed the beans and patted them as dry as possible. “You want them really dry because if you don’t, they’ll steam in the oven instead of getting crispy.” And you want them crispy, because these hearthealthy, low-calorie, high-in-fiber beans are going to taste a lot like roasted nuts – perfect, too, for someone with a nut allergy.   “They smell like a roasted nut, and they’re going to be crispy like one, too,” Dayton said, as she shook the pan ten minutes into the roasting time.   The roasted beans could be served fresh out of the oven and will keep up to a week in a sealed container – no need to refrigerate. They also add a nice crunch on salads.   “You could use your own spicysweet nut recipe at home and just pour it on the garbanzo beans,” she said.   Using nuts, the recipe would give you 219 calories and 18.1 grams of fat per serving; with the garbanzo beans, 92 calories and 2.2 grams of fat. And you’ll be surprised at how tasty they are!

“I think this is something no one else is going to bring to a cookie exchange,” Dayton said as she stirred together a lemon cake mix, some yogurt, and water. “This is actually a recipe that I saw online, that I thought, ‘There’s no way this can work.’ So I had to try it. It turns out perfect every time.”

That’s all it took: cake mix, yogurt, water.   “No oil. No eggs. Any brand, any flavor of cake mix,” Dayton said.   For a fun, more festive look, she piped the batter into mini phyllo cups – available in the freezer section of the grocery store – but you could also bake it into a cake

or cupcakes. And to really “zest it up,” you could use lemon (or other flavor) yogurt instead of plain.    In no time, the little cups baked into sweet-smelling, light-as-air treats. Drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze, they glistened in gooey goodness…sure to impress at the cookie exchange. Inside Pennsylvania | November 2016


A Sure Cure For Cabin Fever... Visit A State Park! COnnie Metz

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erhaps out of the four seasons we have in Pennsylvania, winter is the least appreciated.

Cold temperatures, snow, blustery winds and frigid temperatures can make spending time outdoors a drudgery rather than a pleasure. We tend to forget that state parks are open year-round offering a variety of outdoor activities. In fact, several state parks hold winter festivals, snowfests and winterfests all to the delight of the public. These annual events are entertaining, educational and just pure fun for the entire family. In fact, the more snow, the better; and the colder the temperatures, the more fun for outdoor recreational winter sports.

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Chapman State Park is host to one of the most unique winter carnivals in Pennsylvania. Located in the Pennsylvania Wilds the Warren County Winterfest, is a weekend long event scheduled for January 20-22.


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What perhaps draws the 6,000 visitors are their sled dog races. "We have the only sled dog race in Pennsylvania", boasted Ed Atwood, who co-chairs the Winterfest committee. These races have been held since 1979; and in fact, there are pure bred huskies on the premises for viewing. The event also boasts a polar bear plunge into the icy waters of Lake Chapman. Held the last 10 years, it helps raise money for local charities. An unusual activity is Ski-Joring where one or two sled dogs pull a participant on skis. "You have to be very talented for

this," Atwood said. An outhouse race is also part of their Winterfest merriment. "Participants can bring their own outhouses or they can borrow one of ours. There are two pushers and two pullers with one ‘on the pot’," he said. Also included is a 32-mile dog race, a cardboard box derby, plus a canine weight pull, ice skating and fishing and tobogganing. According to Atwood, its longevity is because of their many family-fun activities.

Parker Dam State Park January 28-29, 2017

The Clearfield YMCA Winterfest ‘17 will be held at Parker Dam State Park on January 28-29. Like Chapman, Parker Dam State Park is a bit lesser known than other state parks, but don’t let its size keep you from enjoying their winter festivities. With Moshannon State Forest nearby, it offers many winter outdoor recreational activities. "It’s the Polar Bear Swim held on co n ti n ued o n pa g e 2 1



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Sunday that draws the most visitors," Carey Huber, environmental education specialist, said. Hundreds fill the park for outdoor recreational events including an "Almost Naked Mile" where participants are asked to wear bathing suits, but gloves and a hat are allowed if weather is frigid. Another fun event is a "Frozen Salami Sling" which a ring of salami is used as a shot-put. There’s also a guided snowmobile tour on properly permitted snowmobiles. A blizzard volleyball tournament is held on Parker Lake beach, as well as an old-fashioned ice block cutting demonstration. There’s also a Snowbox Derby and snow/ice sculpturing. This Winterfest has been ongoing since 1978. According to Huber, what sells the event is its tradition and many of its unusual events.

R. B. Winter State Park February 12, 2017

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We have familyfriendly activities with a goal to get kids outdoors. noon to 4 pm. Unlike Chapman and Parker Dam state parks, it is sponsored entirely by the park and it’s held for only one afternoon. "There is no main event," MaryAnn Haladay-Bierly, Environmental Education Specialist at the park said. "All events run simultaneously." Visitors can chose whatever they wish to participate in — whether it be interpretive programs or actual hands-on activities. She admits that she doesn’t plan specific events until a week prior to Snowfest. "I check the weather before I offer events," she said. "We don’t reschedule." With the help of 60 to 90 volunteers,

last year’s event included an introductory to archery, ice skating, winter mountain biking, ice fishing, harvesting ice carving and snow shoeing. One of the unusual events at Snowfest is a Broom Ball, played on the beach of Halfway Lake. "We have family-friendly activities and events with a goal to get kids outdoors," Haladay-Bierly said. "All this is my idea, and I’ve been doing this since 1996." Up to 1,500 attend Snowfest each year at R.B. Winter. One of the most important things visitors need to know is to dress for the weather for any outdoor state park event. "Visitors will probably be walking on ice or snow," Haladay-Bierly said. "Wear appropriate footwear and know that most activities are outdoors so dress accordingly." Of course, every state park winter event is contingent on weather. Several of Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks offer festivities, and there really is something for everyone. Organizers prepare for last-minute changes; some call it a Plan B in case nature doesn’t cooperate.

Other state parks holding winter events in 2017: » Black Moshannon: "Fun in the Snow" – January 21, 2017 » Nescopeck: "Winterfest" – February 4, 2017 » Codorus: "Winter Festival" – January 21, 2017 – Snow date January 28, 2017 » Hills Creek: "Step Outdoors” – 3rd Saturday in January –


For more information on specific state parks or before traveling to a state park that is offering a special event, please call 570-966-1455 for detailed information.

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How To Deck Your Halls on a Scrooge’s Budget W Tricia Kline

hether you excitedly look forward to decking the halls each Christmas season, or you’re a minimalist who doesn’t consider yourself creative or crafty, Pennsylvania professionals and amateurs offer some ideas on how to spruce up your home for the holidays this year, without needing to spend much money or time. German

It’s no surprise to learn that Pennsylvania, with its strong German heritage, is home to the No. 1 distributor of German glass ornaments in the United States. “We have an unbelievable collection,” said Roger Lund, owner of The Christmas Haus in New Oxford. Glass-blowing is a strong German tradition, and the craft done right is beautiful and quality. “There is a big difference between mouth-blown (German-made) versus machine-blown ornaments coming out of China,” Lund said, explaining that difference can be seen in the thickness of the glass and the amazing details that can be infused into it. Also, under very strict controls over paints and glitters that can be used on them, German ornaments do not contain


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any harmful materials, such as lead. Color trends change every now and then at The Christmas Haus. This year, the store features a lot of beautiful oranges and teals. And in addition to glass ornaments, you’ll find German steins, Moravian stars, nutcrackers, music boxes, craft kits and more. Each year, officials with The Christmas Haus travel to Germany to work directly with German artisans, some with a 400-plus year family craftsmanship history, who supply the traditional handmade items they sell at the store. Lund said German ornaments in particular have a special nostalgic connection with people, especially in Pennsylvania, where the first Woolworth’s department store, established in Lancaster, popularized the German-made glass-blown ornaments in the United States and throughout the world. For those whose grandparents shopped at Woolworth’s in those years, it is likely they could have picked up a beautiful German-made Christmas ornament, which then became a beloved family heirloom. “It’s what was on grandma’s tree,” Lund said. “People look at these as

heirlooms and classics, and if they created memories for themselves, they can create memories for their child, too.” “What we get is an awful lot of nostalgia,” Lund said. “People come in (to the store) and immediately relate to them from their childhood.”


The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen store in Lancaster offers handmade crafts for sale from craftsmen nationwide. “In the Guild store, we have several artists that make beautiful handmade holiday decorations,” said store manager Kelly Rapp. That includes needle-felted animals by Holly Kingman, handmade reclaimed co n ti n ued o n pa g e 24

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wood houses by Brian Cunfer, handcarved Christmas figurines and ornaments by Art Shoemaker, and handcarved Santa figurines and trees by Don Swartz. Rapp said for the store’s holiday displays this year, her inspiration was an “Enchanted Forest” theme, with “woodland animals, muted golds and coopers, icy blues, berry colors such as juniper and pomegranate, and sage green.” “I love using needle-felted and bottle brush animal ornaments for decorating a Christmas tree,” she said. “The neutral palette of the ornaments mix well with subtle metallic accents and a pop of berry colors.” She said for mantel or table centerpieces, a “striking but simple display” can be created using birch, gilded or snow-covered pine cones, juniper, eucalyptus and pomegranate.


With a hobby of transforming old things and making them look new, Pam Smith, of rural Shamokin, said she usually goes yard-saling and thrift shopping with a specific purpose in mind — to find items that she can re-purpose. And if you allow your mind to think outside the box, so to speak, just about anything can be used for decorating. Smith, who participates in local craft shows, said she likes the “primitive” look, so her projects have included taking old cabinet doors, painting them and making them look rustic. She transformed one by adding hooks to the bottom and making it a coat rack. She turned an old window into a picture frame for photos of her 10 grandchildren, and an old screen into a holder for flower arrangements to hang on her front door. “There are always ways of repurposing things,” she said, adding that she discovered a type of paint that doesn’t require a lot of sanding, making achieving the rustic and primitive look that much easier. “It’s just a matter of painting things over, making them look different,” Smith said. “It’s all trial and error,” she added. “If you don’t like something when you put it together, just take it apart and do it again.”


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There are always ways of repurposing things.

For Christmas, she suggests the money-saving option of buying in bulk — for example, the long strands of garland versus the shorter pieces. This allows you to custom fit the garland for whatever decorating projects you plan to undertake. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money,” she said. “You can look at clearances after the season and prepare for next year.” Or, something that wouldn’t cost anything at all — collect those cheap wine bottles that many people throw away and use chalk paint to decorate co n ti n ued o n pa g e 2 6


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It’s all trial and error. If you don’t like something when you put it together, just take it apart and do it again.

them for any celebration. Smith also likes to decorate with fresh greens for Christmas “I’ll take a crock, fill it up with fresh greens, put water in it, and it will last all season,” she said. “It doesn’t cost anything, and it looks homey and warm. It also gives a fresh smell in the house.” And while everyone will differ as to what colors they like to use for Christmas, Smith said she is more into the greens and burgundies, which complements her rustic log home.


Rhoda Bennett, of Mifflinburg, has been the chief decorator at her church for many years. Since her husband passed away several years ago, she said she has devoted less time to her own home during the holidays, and more energy into decorating the church. Her vision includes 14 Christmas trees, some she places at the front of the sanctuary, some in the vestibule. To spruce up the pines, she went for the more classic wintry look of poinsettias, acorns and pine cones, and used spray snow on the branches and stretched cotton along the bottom to look like a blanket of snow. She adorns the two


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biggest trees with always-festive white lights and poinsettia flowers, and big golden bows at the top with streamers that hang down over the branches. On the walls of the church, she hangs wreaths that continue the poinsettia theme. Last year, she used a six-foot homemade wooden snowman, complete with a black hat and red trim, to fill in some empty space next to one of the big trees. In all, she said it takes her five to six hours to transform the building into that winter wonderland. She is sometimes joined by a few volunteers at the church who help her “take down the old and put up the new,” she said. To keep it fresh each year, Bennett said she tries to arrange things differently, though she does like to keep the same classic theme each year. Also at the church, the kids get involved by decorating their own tree for children’s church with gold and red Christmas balls, and the doors and windows throughout the church with festive window clings.


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Tips From An Interior Decorator I know people who pull out the same decorations year after year and place those things in the same place each year.


aren Viscito, of Karen Viscito Interiors, of Mechanicsburg, specializes in residential design and is always looking to try something new.

“I know people who pull out the same decorations year after year and place those things in the same place each year,” she said. “While this is fine, and it makes the Christmas decorating easier for some people, I can never do that.” But if you do want to do something different this year, where do you start? “I always start with imagining a guest coming to a party at my house,” Viscito said. “The first thing would need to be outdoor lighting.” She especially likes the glow of white lights on trees and bushes, and she adds a spotlight to highlight her front door and the wreath she hangs there. She also puts candles in her windows and lanterns on her front porch. And in the same outside planters she used for the summer and fall, she places fresh greens, pomegranates and oversized pinecones. Viscito added, “Don't forget even if


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it is cold outside, guests may still be looking at your deck or patio through the windows — add some lanterns outside.” Inside, she dresses her staircase with white garland, touched up with golden ornaments and white lights. “The glow that this gives off makes the entry of the home so warm and inviting,” she said, adding that this year she plans to purchase even more garland to stretch it further along the banister in the upstairs hallway. “To help keep the theme flowing smoothly into the house,” Viscito said, “I carry a color theme throughout the home. Your foyer should be a hint of what’s to come in the rest of your house.”

I always start with imagining a guest coming to a party at my house.

In her home, that means a white tree in her living room and one in her dining room, both decorated with colors that tie to those particular rooms. Even though Viscito likes decorating changes, she said, “Guests will see that I have never broken the tradition of having a ‘family tree’ in our home. This tree has all the handmade ornaments made by our children when they were little; it also has ornaments I made for my parents, and the heirloom ornaments that were handed down to us from our parents." Throughout the home, Viscito said she is strategic about what she puts on the flat surfaces, making sure what she displays are items that are “very

impactful and meaningful." “Some people feel that if they own it, they need to display it,” she said. “It’s OK to leave some things packed away and maybe bring them back the following year.” Viscito also suggested that a dining room table can be a great place for a holiday display — especially if you don’t use yours a lot for meals. She has decorated hers with a white faux fur runner and large gold and brass deer, along with gold Christmas trees and brass candlesticks. “I think people need to do some unexpected things in their home,” she said. If you have a large kitchen island, for example, she suggested doing something interesting there, such as a grouping of lanterns or a large antique dough bowl filled with poinsettias and candles. Viscito said she often shops at discount stores for tree ornaments, wreaths, tree skirts and more. “These are not heirloom quality items, but they certainly make changing the look of the holiday season easier on the pocketbook,” she said. She also suggests looking at holidayspecific magazines, websites and blogs for inspiration.

It’s OK to leave some things packed away and maybe bring them back the following year.



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A Regional Skater Makes A Worldwide Impact

dam Rippon left home to pursue his skating career nearly a decade ago, but he’s never forgotten his roots.

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Rippon, the 2016 U.S. National Figure Skating Champion, grew up in central Pennsylvania. He remembers that his family would go skiing at Montage Mountain in Scranton and skating on the outdoor ice rink inside the former Red Barons stadium in Lackawanna County. “Whenever I come back home, I see how beautiful Pennsylvania is. The rolling hills are gorgeous,” says Rippon, 27, who lives and trains in Los Angeles. “I always love to come home and soak that all in. Now that I’m older, I realize that I didn’t appreciate how beautiful it was when I lived there.” Rippon’s youngest sister and brother are a senior and freshman at Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit. Another sister is a student at Millersville University, and his two brothers are both graduates of The University of Scranton.

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The entire family isn’t usually able to travel to competitions, but they were able to see Rippon skate in the Stars on Ice tour when it stopped in Hershey in the spring.

Drawn to the ice

His love for skating began in the winter of 1999. Rippon was invited to a birthday party at a skating rink and had so much fun that he continued asking his mom, Kelly, to take him back. “I befriended local skaters and they started teaching me different moves and I really enjoyed it,” Rippon says. “My birthday is in November and as a present, my mom signed me up for these Wednesdaynight group classes. I always looked forward to going and I got hooked. Then I started going to local competitions.”

I always love to come home and soak that all in. Now that I’m older, I realize that I didn’t appreciate how beautiful it was when I lived there.

While attending a competition in Philadelphia, Rippon’s mom saw a flyer about one of the coaches in the area, Yelena Sergeeva, a former Soviet national competitor, and signed Adam up for lessons. For six and a half years. Rippon’s mom drove her son to the Philadelphia area on weekends for lessons. Eventually, Rippon lived with families in the Philadelphia suburbs during the week and went home on weekends. In 2007, Rippon moved to train in Hackensack, N.J. From there, he relocated to Toronto to train under Canadian skating legend Brian Orser, then Detroit, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012. Rippon is coached by Rafael Arutunian, Michelle Kwan’s former coach. Rippon visits the region once a year at the holidays. “When I come home, I get ice time at The Revolution Ice Rink and The Ice Box in Pittston. I always get a flash of deja vu!” he said.

Plenty of accolades

Currently ranked sixth in the world, Rippon is also a two-time U.S. National silver medalist and a two-time World Junior Champion. Though he already has a skating move named after him, the “Rippon Lutz,” a triple Lutz jump with both arms over his head, Rippon plans to continue pushing the sport — and himself — to new heights. “Every day, I focus on adding more difficulty to my programs and I also want to choose music that isn’t c o n ti n ued o n pa g e 3 2

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typical of skating. I want to push the music choices forward to bring in different audiences,” said Rippon, who skated to music by Queen and The Beatles last season. “Every day I push myself to be the best version of myself.” With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on the horizon, Rippon remains focused on his goals, and they aren’t what his fans might think. “For so long, my goal was just to go to the Olympics, but then I realized the Olympics alone are not a good goal,” Rippon said. “I skate every day because I want to better myself as an athlete and because I love performing. I also love the daily grind of training. There’s something so exhilarating about it. As long as I’m still improving, that is why I skate. I feel like I still have something more to give.”

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Holiday Hustle Humbled via an 'Amish Christmas?' A Cindy o. Herman

n “Amish Christmas” might conjure images of lanternlit church services and tables full of home-baked pies, rolls and cookies, and in some Amish districts that could be the case.

But members of the Old Order “Nebraska” Amish community within the region focus their attention on the reason for the holiday. “We believe that’s the day Baby Jesus was born,” said Lizzie Yoder, pausing in her chores at the general store she runs in Winfield, Union County. And though she acknowledged that no one can pinpoint the exact date of Christ’s birth, still, Dec. 25th is the day it is celebrated. “It’s a day to remember as Jesus Christ was born.” The frenzy most non-Amish, or English, people endure throughout the Christmas season — shopping, decorating, attending parties — does not exist in the Amish faith.


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“I won’t say you’re wrong if you do decorate,” said Lizzie’s cousin, Manass Yoder, from his farmhouse in Snyder County. “It’s Amish faith, you would say. We were brought up that way, and we try to keep it that way.” “We do not decorate. We do not have Christmas trees,” Lizzie said. “Some districts have church. Our district usually doesn't unless it’s Christmas on Sunday.” Whether or not to give gifts at

We would have candy and treats and all that, but just a gift for the whole family.

Christmas is an individual decision. “Some people don’t give presents on Christmas morning,” Lizzie said, adding that families might opt to give presents before or after Christmas Day, to keep the focus on Christ. Others choose not to give gifts at all or only occasionally. “I would say it’s the same as the English,” she said with a smile. “It’s not all the same.” And what sorts of presents might they give to loved ones? "Always something they can use or wear,” Lizzie said. Fabric for a new dress, mixing bowls or a rolling pin, a hammer or a pitchfork – anything deemed worthwhile. As a child, Lizzie and her family usually received a shared gift. “We would have candy and treats and all that, but just a gift for the whole family,” she said. “One year it was an express wagon, and it was for all. Now, I remember when we got that. Or a sled that you could go sled riding. Because we didn’t have any and we were so grateful c o n ti n ued o n pa g e 3 8


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for that.” “I guess the biggest gift we think we have,” said Manass, his voice lowering in respect, “was when Jesus came.” Schools in Winfield celebrate Christtag (Christ day) with singing and time spent together. The celebration opens with devotions, “usually 2nd Luke,” said Manass, who with his wife, Susan, raised six children. “Grandpa and Grandma usually go,” he added, referring to himself and Susan. “Usually there’s a little gift for the teacher, and the teacher usually has a gift for each of the scholars. One for the girls and one for the boys.” Gifts can be as simple as a little candy or an orange. “Just something that they know the teacher appreciates them.” And even at a children’s Christmas celebration, there is no Santa Claus. “We would not look down on people that would,” Lizzie said. “It’s just that we don’t feel right about it. Because Jesus Christ is the reason for Christmas.”  Christmas dinner in the Amish community is an individual choice. “It’s just whatever we’re hungry for,” Lizzie said. “We usually have a roast of


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some kind. That’s what this family likes. Some might have seafood. It’s the same as English, I would say.” She does make cookies, and Manass agreed there is usually a snack in his house as well. “I guess Christmas is supposed to be sweet,” he said. “The women like to make candy or some sweets. It’s something a little special for that day, I guess.” He pondered then added, “It’s sweet to think what happened 2,000 years ago.” Even better than dessert are fruits or vegetables and dip, Lizzie said, since fresh produce is not in season in December. “But we always have lots of eats on Christmas day. Yes, we do.” “We were taught not to go overboard, use it as a holy day,” Manass said. “Even if we don’t go to church for it, still we want to remember who the day is for.” Both Manass and Lizzie emphasized that members of the Amish community do not look down on the beliefs of others. “We don’t want to offend anybody,” Lizzie said. “We wouldn’t think that we have Christmas the right way, and you don’t.”

Frehlicher Grischtdaag

Online translations of the Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas greeting suggest “Frehlicher Grischtdaag!”

But both Lizzie Yoder and Manass Yoder said, if they use any greeting on Christmas Day, it is one familiar to all of us: “Merry Christmas!”

“I guess we’re just humans, also.” Manass chuckled. “We might just do things a little differently.” When asked for a favorite Christmas memory, both gave it some thought and said all their Christmases were special. But Manass did remember a few years ago, riding in his buggy into nearby New Berlin, in Union County. He saw a big sign that said, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” “I thought that was just wonderful.” He nodded, remembering. “Yeah, I thought that was wonderful.”


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Crown Jewel of Juniata County Dirt Track Diva to Use Mrs. USA Title to Help Others tabitha Goodling


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She was the kind of girl who seemed like she could be good at anything.


Juniata County girl knows a little something about Victory Lane as well as what it means to capture a crown. Ashley Deihl Stremme grew up in Mifflintown, but the wife of former NASCAR driver David Stremme has just received the crown as Mrs. USA. She earned the crown in August in Las Vegas, serving as Mrs. North Carolina, her current home state. Stremme said her personal goal was to make it to the top 15. Her ultimate goal was the top five. Hearing her name as the winner as she stood gripping the hands of the first runner-up was a moment she never dreamed could happen, she admitted. “I still can’t even tell you what I was thinking at that moment,” the 31 year-old said.

Ties to local racing

Fans back home watched for updates on Twitter and Facebook, knowing Stremme was vying for the crown. Many in the area recalled her early days as she watched her dad, Joe Deihl, race at the Port Royal Speedway. She later took to the track herself and raced Powder Puff at the local speedway. Keith Kauffman is the Port Royal Speedway’s most successful driver in history. He retired in 2013, but recalled years when a young Ashley Stremme hung out at his home. Stremme was friends with Kauffman’s daughter, Becky, and the two spent time together on many weekends in the Kauffman’s Mifflintown home. “She was the kind of girl who seemed like she could be good at anything,” he said, describing her as “very likeable.” When Kauffman heard of the local girl’s latest title, he said he was always glad to hear a local person do well, but pointed out Stremme was capable of proving “anything is possible.” Stremme graduated from Juniata High School in 2002. She took an interest in pageants immediately and won Miss Motorama in 2003 and Miss Motorsports 2005. Stremme met her race car husband at a dirt track in Alabama not long after that Miss Motorsports title. They met up again by means of a mutual friend in 2007. The co n ti n ued o n pa g e 4 4

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She took to the raceway herself in 2013 for the Better Half Dash when race car drivers’ wives compete. She won that race on Oct. 10 of that year. It was through that win that she got involved with charity work — a platform she has used ever since in state and now national pageants. When she was traveling with other wives involved with the Better Half Dash, Stremme visited Victory Junction, a camp in North Carolina that has a medically safe, fun atmosphere that encourages children with serious medical conditions. Stremme fell in love with the camp and decided to do whatever she could to spread the word about the place that allowed handicapped children to try things they never imagined possible, such as zip-lining, riding a horse or rock climbing. The camp triggers an emotional response for Stremme because of her own personal connection to handicapped children. Her older sister, who was in a wheel chair, passed away at age six when Stremme was only three.

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Stremme visited Victory Junction just before her trip to Las Vegas this year. “To those little girls, I am a princess,”

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Stremme said. Stremme took the platform of Victory Junction to the state pageant in North Carolina, where in 2012 and 2013, she earned first-runner-up as Mrs. North Carolina. In 2015, she took the title for the state and headed to the Mrs. USA pageant. She said she took her state title very seriously. “You put your heart and soul into something and you just want to see it come together,” Stremme said. Even though she was born and raised in Pennsylvania and has lived in North Carolina for only a few years, she said she is devoted to both states. “Pennsylvania will always be my home. My address may be in North Carolina, but Juniata County is my home.” When Stremme made it to the national pageant, she made sure to introduce herself to Mrs. Pennsylvania, simply because the connection made her feel closer to home.

Proud of her roots

“A lot of people I meet are not proud of where they come from. I will always be proud that I came from Juniata County,” she said. “The whole community gets behind me and supports me. When we were younger we always complained how everyone knew everyone’s business. But that place is the most amazing place.” Stremme tries to get back home to the area three to four times a year, she said. Those who knew her back home have been cheering for her accomplishments for years, and the Mrs. USA title was no exception. Former Port Royal Speedway official Craig Rutherford is one of those people. “You could tell Ashley had the potential to achieve great things when she was in high school. Even then she was wellrounded,” he said. “She was mature for her age, had athletic ability, attractive, ambition, confidence and a drive to succeed. “Port Royal Speedway sponsored her entry into The Ms. Motorsports Pageant, which she won. She excelled during her reign there and will do the same now. She also showed she could drive a race car. I'm sure she would excel there if she had decided to concentrate on that. We should all be proud of her. I am.”

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h, Christmas! Don’t you just love it when the holidays roll around and you can finally eat all your favorite, festive foods? Decorated gingerbread men. Flaky, crunchy nut rolls. Candied sweet potatoes. And of course, everyone’s favorite, fried crackers and eggs. Yes, there is such a thing, and if you’re a Central Pennsylvania native, you might have heard of it. You might have even eaten it. And you might like it, as does Lonny Hackenburg, of Selinsgrove. He and I laughed one day over the humorous, “Dutchified” ways that many of us in the Susquehanna Valley talk: “Tie the horse fast.” “Those clouds look like they could make. They might give some rain.” “Lock open the doors.” But along with our entertaining expressions, ethnic groups in Pennsylvania have been fortunate enough to be exposed to — and have a chance to laugh at — each other’s cooking preferences. The Susquehanna Valley farmers are befuddled by the anthracite region coal miners, with their pierogies, haluski and golabki or “pigeons.” And the anthracite folks are just as amazed by chicken and waffles, smierkase and schnitz un knepp. So when Lonny told me about fried crackers and eggs, I had to ask for more

details. There aren’t many. Fried crackers and eggs is pretty much exactly what it sounds. Soak saltine cracker with water and fry them in a pan with a dozen eggs poured on top. “We’ve been eating that for Christmas morning and Easter morning,” Lonny said of him and his wife. “My grandmother made it on Sunday mornings. Just crack the eggs on top and fry it.” It’s got to be one of those things, like haluski and smierkase, that’s better than it sounds. Around the country, the same food names can refer to different dishes. My sister in North Carolina discovered that our chicken pot pie, with homemade noodles, would be called chicken and dumplings in the South. Chicken pot pie, to them, is what we’d call chicken pie, baked with a crust. But then what about the dish we call chicken and dumplings, I asked, with light, fluffy dumplings boiled on top of the pot of chicken and vegetables? That would probably be called steamed biscuits, my sister said, but they don’t actually make such dumplings in the South, at least, not to her knowledge. How sad, huh? I have to admit, fried crackers and eggs doesn’t sound like the most appealing dish to me, but maybe a little schmutz of some sort would help. Schmutz can be anything from mayo to jelly to apple butter — anything to spread on food to add a little moisture and flavor. And yes, fried crackers and eggs seem to me to need a whole lot of schmutz.

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December 10 Visit with Santa’s reindeer from noon-3 p.m. in Canal Park, Mill Street.

December 17 Boneshaker Cyclocross held 2-5 p.m. at Hess Recreation Area. Information, Riverside Adventure Co., 570-854-2437.


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lewisburg November 29 The Underwater Bubble Show, 7 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Tickets not required.

December 1 Holiday tree lighting, 7 p.m., Hufnagle Park.

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Bucknell University Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive.

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December 6 “A Christmas Carol” dinner theater by Gerald Charles Dickens, noon and 5 p.m., Country Cupboard, Route 15.

December 10 Break fast with the Grinch, 8 -11 a.m., Lewisburg Club, 131 Market St. Sponsored by Sunset Rotary. Visit www.sunsetrotary. com.

December 8-10 Winter fest at the Elias (same hours as Christkindl Market), Elias Center for the Performing Arts, 212-214 S. 5th St.

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Santa at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Noon-2 p.m., at theater lobby, sponsored by Lewisburg Downtown Partnership. 2 p.m., bike giveaway, sponsored by Buffalo Valley Kiwanis Club. Free holiday movie, “Home Alone,” immediately following bike giveaway. Movie sponsored by Caldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.

The 30th annual holiday craft show will be held 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Greenwood Elementar y School. Features at leas t 10 0 vendors from throughout Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Door prizes awarded throughout the day donated by the vendors, but visitors must be present to win. Greenwood High School’s popular musical group, “Out of the Blue” will perform their holiday show on the stage in the large group instruction area at 10 a.m. The sponsors, Millerstown Community Success, Inc. (MCSI), will sell food items throughout the day. Information, 717-589-3598.



December 10 Santa Claus visits The Open Door Gallery, 430 Market St., noon-2 p.m.

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December 3, 10, 17 A live nativity, “Christmas Story” presented at 6 p.m. at Middlecreek Farms, two miles from square of Middleburg, Route 522 South. No charge for admission (donation box available). Reservations needed for large groups of 20 or more. Call 570-837-3192. Weather cancellations will be announced by radio. Local churches participating. The Prophet Isaiah will be your guide, hear from the Wisemen, listen to the angels and shepherds, see the baby Jesus, pet the animals, live choir and special music. Refreshments served.

mifflinburg November 24 Mifflinburg’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run, 7:30 a.m. registration and check-in, 9 a.m. start time; & 9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run, Mifflinburg Community Park, along Park St, N. Fifth St., and Buffalo Valley Rail Trail.

December 8-11 Chris t Wesleyan Theatre Produc tions presents “A Christmas Carol: A New Musical at 7 p.m. December 8, 9, 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. December 10 and 11 at the church, 363 Stamm Road. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors ages 65 and older and $8 for children through age 12. Tickets available at www. and CWC’s Well Read Bookstore. All seating is reserved.

December 10 The Milton Area Community Band annual holiday concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Milton Area High School. Brett Hosterman is director.



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richfield November 26 The 15th annual Christmas in the Park held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Basom Park. Featuring food, craft vendors, and horse and carriage rides. Entertainment: Santa arrives at noon, Dale and Galla perform 10 a.m.-1 p.m., live nativity at 1, East Juanita Junior Chorus at 1:30, East Juanita Senior Chorus Christmas Cantata at 2, and Richfield United Church of Christ Choir “singing carolers” at 2:30.

selinsgrove November 22 Downtown Selinsgrove will be transformed into a winter wonderland with lighted snowflakes atop the decorative street lamps that are wrapped in white lights as well. The businesses will be decorated with holiday garlands and ready for the annual SACC Christmas Tree Lighting and caroling on the Commons in town center, scheduled for November 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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A Candlelight Christmas begins at 7:30 p.m. December 10 and 3 p.m. December 11 at Zion Lutheran Church. Performance features the singing of popular carols, Randol Bass’s Gloria and Dan Forrest’s Festival First Nowell. The Susquehanna Valley Chorale will be joined by the Zion Handbell Choir, Commonwealth Brass Ensemble, harpist Elizabeth Asmus and David Cover on organ.

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he Eastern White Pine is a tree that plays a role in our state’s history and is essential in the winter months. Gerald L. Hoy, Service Forester for Mifflin, Union and Snyder counties at the PA Bureau of Forestry, Bald Eagle State Forest, has written about the tree for a plant identification course. “The tall old growth white pines were the most sought after tree by British in the 1700’s to make ship masts for the royal navy. The tallest and straightest trees were designated with the ‘King’s Mark’ and were not to be touched by the colonist,” Hoy wrote. The tree is known for its five bundles of needles, and it is the only five-needle confer in Pennsylvania. Squirrels, Hoy wrote, tend to really enjoy the cones from the tree. Gavin Benfer is an employee at Engle’s Nursery in Middleburg. Benfer has worked at the store for 12 years and has a degree from Penn State University in horticulture. He noted the tree is found anywhere from north eastern Canada down the entire east coast and as far west as Iowa.

Benfer said it is easy to remember the white pine has five needles because there are five letters in the word “white.” “They like full sun but you will also find them among larger trees in the woods and the trees tend to shoot up to get light,” Benfer said, making it one of the fastest growing trees. Benfer said they can grow 50 to 75 feet tall over the course of 25 to 40 years. “That is potentially two feet a year,” Benfer said. Hoy said the tree can grow as “a single tree in thin soils at the top of a mountain, but probably grows best in well drained fertile soils along a valley stream.” The white pine is very helpful to animals in the cold and winter seasons, Hoy said. “(White pine) becomes extremely important during our cold Pennsylvania winters. Being an evergreen, this tree provides excellent thermal cover for wildlife to escape the winter winds. It also provides vitamin C-rich needles as deer browse (food) in those deep snow winters.” Hoy said the oldest and tallest tree in all of Pennsylvania is a white pine located in Cook Forest State Park in Clarion County. “This massive 181-foot-tall tree has been affectionately named ‘Longfellow,’ This specimen is thought to be 300+ years old and is part of an Old Growth

forest within the state park,” he said. Benfer also pointed out the specimen of tree known as the weeping white pine or Pendula tree. Another form is the contorta white pine, Benfer said in which the branches and needles are twisted. These are forms that are often bought for front yards. White pines that are planted on the western side of a home can protect a home against cold winds, thus lessen heating costs, Hoy said. It is the wood of white pine that makes the tree desirable for many folks. “White pine lumber is still an import resource used today. White pine timber is valued at about $100 per 1,000 board feet as it stands as tree — meaning before it has been harvested. After, white pine lumber can be found for sale at around $5 a board foot depending on the dimensions,” Hoy said. Benfer said some of the nicest cabins in the area are built with white pine. The white pine lumber was so impressive that historically it was a wanted form of wood. In his course, Hoy wrote, “In the midto late-1800s the White Pine was cut and floated down the creeks and rivers to saw mills to fuel the building of America. By the early 1900s there were very few white pine of timber size left in the entire state.”

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