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TAILBOARD TALK FOR THE LOVE OF PETS CINEMATIC RAMBLINGS POSTCARDS FROM… POEM #HBGMAG INFLUENCER SHORT STORY A LIFE WELL LIVED ARTFUL INSPIRATIONS SIMPLY THE ART WINNERS SIMPLY THE BEST 2022 WINNERS SIMPLY THE BEST GALA 2022

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Retrospection/Patti Boccassini-Hill

The Coveted Simply the Best Award Story By Patti Boccassini-Hill

How it All Started What could we come up with that would tout the new Harrisburg Magazine, as well as be a great marketing campaign for local businesses? It was the year 1997, during an inbound plane ride from a City/Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Publishers’ convention in Minneapolis, MN, that “Simply the Best” was born. The very first Simply the Best awards party was held in September of that year, upstairs at the Appalachian Brewing Company pub on Cameron Street, Harrisburg, with nearly 200 people in attendance. We were thrilled. We gave out small, inexpensive acrylic star statues with their name engraved on them along with their category. The following year, the event was held with almost 350 people. The annual event increasingly grew, and on 9/9/99 the party was held at the new Whitaker Center for the Science and the Arts. Still growing in attendance, in 2000 we moved to the Hilton downtown, with the awards ceremony being held outside on the patio and the ballroom turned into dancing to the beat of the fabulous and eclectic Big Tubba Mista. Quickly realizing this marketing idea was becoming big, we trademarked the Simply the Best logo. Sure enough, as the years followed, other local publications started having “best of” issues. The gala was gaining recognition as the “party of the year” for Central PA, and, with the help of the JDK Group, it was kicked up a notch. The ballroom at the Radisson Penn Harris was decked out like no other venue. In 2001, Mike Miller of Mixed-up Productions was raised up in the air above the dance floor to the theme from 2001: A Space

Odyssey. Each year grew to be bigger and better. By 2013, we had to turn people away, as the limit in the ballroom was 800 people. Half-time shows showcased models dressed in flower bikinis; the Garden of the Good and Evil décor; Japanese Gardens with dancers, just to name a few. And the food – over 18 local restaurants who either won Simply the Best or Readers’ Choice honors provided amazing cuisine from which to choose. This wasn’t a typical awards show. In the beginning, the ballots, which were in the first three issues of the year, were counted by hand. By the fifth year we realized it was just too much to handle, and ballots were put online, tallied, and verified. What started out with approximately 25 categories such as best power lunch, best hot dog, best martini, best steak, best hospital, best hotel and so on, has grown into the most successful marketing campaign for both the magazine and the winners. Over the years the event became a fund raiser with silent auctions as well as a portion of the proceeds from advertising dollars benefitting different nonprofit organizations. Giving back to the community was deep in our hearts. Who knows, those original acrylic star awards from 25 years ago may be worth some money someday. Congratulations to all the winners. You make this community thrive. 7 Patti Boccassini-Hill was the former Publisher and Editor-in-chief of Harrisburg Magazine. Patti semi-retired in 2014, and now works part time at Triscari Video|Web| Marketing in Camp Hill, PA as a project manager, and contributing writer for PA State Association of Boroughs’ magazine, The Borough News.

Introspection

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” — The Dalai Lama

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his month marks one year since I came on board as Managing Editor. Though my name was in the masthead for the 2021 August issue, I wouldn’t actually begin writing content for the magazine until September. To quote myself (how often does anyone get to do that!) from my very first Introspection, I said back then that I was “determined to have a blast as Editor, by helping our readers have one, too.” It would be an understatement to say it truly has been a blast guiding our editorial content for the past 12 months – and I can safely say it’s 4 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

been one of the best 12 months of my career. And, ironically, seeing as how I first moved to Harrisburg 25 years ago, I feel a strange kinship with the magazine’s annual Simply the Best, which also is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Therefore, being able to witness first-hand the behind-the-scenes process of the building and promoting, the tabulating and publishing of our biggest project of the year, has been both humbling and enthralling. What have I learned from being one of the many cogs in the Simply


the Best machine? Mainly, something akin to what the Dalai Lama once said. For our Simply the Best and Readers’ Choice honorees aren’t recognized merely as people and businesses who are better than others; but rather are the best versions of themselves, constantly aspiring to improve upon their relationships with the Greater Harrisburg region. I know for a fact that Harrisburg Magazine has helped me to work more on my relationship with the local community – and hence, I feel like a better, more-rounded person myself. To everyone who participated in the 2022 version of Simply the Best – including those who may have narrowly missed out on their own laurels – I say, “job well done!” In these pages our readers will, of course, find our annual list of those who earned the esteemed distinction of Simply the Best – 471 honorees in approximately 200 categories! But, in our continuing efforts to improve our magazine, you’ll find plenty of other “cream of the crop” features and articles. For starters, there are our first-ever Simply the Art honorees, local talents in both the visual and performing arts arenas who were recognized last month at a special gathering at the Smith Gallery and Fine Custom Framing in New Cumberland. With any luck, and with the able assistance of my newly promoted assistant, Arts & Entertainment Editor Christina Heintzelman (who was the driving force behind this year’s Simply the Art), the plan will be to further expand the boundaries of the awards in 2023. Christina’s Artful Inspirations feature this month focuses on the works of an artist whose paintings not only are among the best the region has to offer but will figure prominently in this year’s Simply the Best Gala, scheduled for September 1st at the Penn Harris Hotel Harrisburg. Stuart Leask’s “State Street Reflections,” a beautiful nighttime rendition of State Street looking east to the State Capitol, will be the centerpiece of our fundraising efforts for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society the night of the event. An additional piece by Christina profiles a woman who could easily top “best of” lists in the fields of nursing, education – and humanitarianism. “A Life Well Lived” is exactly that, the tale of Darlene Oordt Dykema, who definitely holds a top spot on her brother (and magazine owner) Darwin Oordt’s pedestal. In this month’s Influencer, freelancer Paul Hood examines the lofty and quite noble mission of ex-NFL player Garry Gilliam, Jr., a Milton Hershey School grad and Founder and CEO of The Bridge, a “for-purpose” real estate development company looking to turn the old Bishop McDevitt High School grounds into a

self-sustainable eco-village. One of the best mixologists you’re likely to find in Central Pennsylvania is this month’s Bartender’s Choice bartender Lauren Hench, anointed a “mad scientist” behind the bar at Old Trail Tavern in Liverpool by co-workers who marvel at the multiple versions of new potent potables she creates on a regular basis. Harrisburg Magazine also strives to bring you some of the best literature and humor we can gather, and hopefully this month’s contributions won’t disappoint. Julia Tilley’s “Friday Night at the Drive-In” is a poetic snapshot in time for summertime outdoor movie aficionados; fiction writer Roni Fogelman makes her print premiere with “Fifteen,” a tale that’s both nostalgic and tragic; The Cercus cartoonist Brad Maurer decides to “stray” away from insects for a moment for some laughs about cats; and, as always, satirist Bill Roddey will “bite” you with some acerbic – and quite topical - one-liners.

And don’t forget our columns! Alex Brubaker’s By the Book previews the annual Harrisburg Book Festival; in Postcards From … author Steven G. Williams discusses how to mitigate the effects of “overtourism”; Barbara Trainin Blank previews Narcisse Theatre Company’s production of Antigone at Italian Lake in Theatre Thoughts; Andrea Reed suggests foods that are good sources of prebiotics in Nourishing Bites; Kristen Zellner evaluates the nutritional plusses and minuses of name brand pet foods in For the Love of Pets; Film & TV historian Kevyn Knox sings the praises of the little-seen gem “Johnny Guitar” in Cinematic Ramblings; in The Finance Hound, Bryson Roof answers the question “what happens to our money when we die?”; and finally, HACC’s Robert Stakem takes aim at home gun safety in Tailboard Talk. 7 Keep striving to be “Simply Your Best!” RG

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By the Book/Alex Brubaker

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Previewing the Harrisburg Book Festival

t’s August, and that means it’s time to hurry up and finish those books you promised to read by the end of the summer. Maybe you’re devouring Book Lovers by Emily Henry, or sitting in suspense with Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake, or binging the latest hit from Colleen Hoover. Whatever you’re reading these days, it’ll soon be time to look ahead to the fall. For us at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, fall means something else entirely — and that’s the 10th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival, which will take place from Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 23rd. This will be the first in-person festival since 2019, way back when we didn’t know if there’d be another festival, let alone another year of bookselling. The good news is we’re back, we’ll be meeting in-person again, and we anticipate hosting the largest free book festival in Pennsylvania with over 7,000+ attendees across five days. So, what happens at a book festival? We’ve got the exclusive teaser details below — from author events and signings to an outdoor tent sale, blind-date-with-a-book, children’s activities, and more! Outdoor Tent Sale Perhaps the most popular and crowd-favorite addition to the festival lineup happens in a 30’ x 60’ tent across the street from the bookstore on the corner of Verbeke and 3rd. The outdoor tent will include over 10,000+ used books at bargain prices, ranging from $1, $2, and $3 across fiction, history, biography, art, poetry, classics, children’s literature, and more. Open from Wednesday, October 18th - Sunday October 23rd from 10am- 6pm each day, so make sure to send out the alert notice to your book club and tell your friends! Author Events and Signings The festival wouldn’t be what it is without the creative voices behind those books we love—the authors. Over the years, the festival has hosted conversations and signings with such beloved authors as Ibram X. Kendi, Stephen Chbosky, Tayari Jones, John Grisham, and Madeline Miller. This year, we’ll feature an author conversation and signing each day with a celebrated author working in their genre. While we can’t unveil any authors quite yet, we’re excited at the upcoming lineup!

Children’s Activities If you have children, you won’t want to miss the festival’s party for the kiddos on Saturday, October 22nd. We’re doing something a little extra this year for the little scholars — and that includes face painting, story time, drawing activities, author signings, and a special visit from a furry costumed friend. Harrisburg’s very own Caldecott Winning illustrator Lauren Castillo will make an appearance for her new chapter book, Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home. Rare Book Annex We’ve tried to keep this one under wraps for as long as we could, but it’s official - we’ll be opening our brand-new rare book annex next to the bookstore. If you like rare books, first editions, pamphlets, maps, out-of-print editions, collectibles, and ephemera — you won’t want to miss this grand opening, browsable for the very first time this October. Blind-Date-with-a-Book Here’s the premise — we wrap a book in brown paper, write some clue-ridden keywords on the outside about the book (replete with bookselling drawings!), and you pick the book that looks the most intriguing. Never heard of the book before? Good! We love to introduce readers to new books they might not have otherwise selected. It’s one of our absolute favorite activities as booksellers — and we can’t wait to see what you pick up. For more information on the book festival, author updates, and more, visit our website at www.hbgbookfest.com. 7 Alex Brubaker is the manager of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore and director of the Harrisburg Book Festival. Previously, he was the editorial assistant at Rain Taxi Review of Books and the exhibit coordinator for the Twin Cities Book Festival. He is a graduate of Millersville University and now lives in Harrisburg.

Nourishing Bites/Andrea Reed

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Best August Bites for Gut Health

hoosing foods we know we can’t completely digest seems like a strange concept, but these foods are essential to maintaining a healthy balance in our gut. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains contain different types of fibers that we can’t digest, known as prebiotics. We often hear a lot about the “good” bacteria or probiotics in food, but little about what we need to do to help them thrive within our bodies. The “good” bacteria rely on these prebiotic fibers that pass through the stomach undigested. Our gut bacteria ferment these fibers to create short-chain fatty acids that supply energy to the digestive cells, assist with immune functions, fight inflammation, and more! If you aren’t used to including some of these foods in your diet, now is the time to take advantage of August’s best produce one bite at a time. 10 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

Improving the nutrition on your plate can be as simple as taking a bite of all the best things August has to offer. By choosing foods that are in season and local you can ensure they have the most nutrients and the least bitter flavors to keep both body and taste buds happy. If they aren’t your favorite foods, taking just a bite can help you learn to tolerate new flavors and textures. Small changes, such as just one bite, ensure you can be successful in your quest for your best health. The three primary types of prebiotics are resistant starches, inulin, and pectin. Good


news, the first bite of August is an American favorite! Potatoes that have been boiled and then chilled, such as those used in potato salad, are a good source of resistant starch. For a non-starchy vegetable, try adding green beans or peas to your favorite side, stir fry, or salad. Garlic, leeks, and onions are the perfect inulin-rich ingredients to add a little flavor to your favorite dishes. They can be eaten cooked or raw and are a rich source of antioxidants. If you enjoy foraging, burdock root and dandelion greens are plants you want on your plate. Try topping your salad with these new ingredients. Nothing says “best bite” like a crisp apple or tart blackberry. These fruits are high in pectin, as are peaches, carrots, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. These fruits and vegetables are readily available throughout Pennsylvania in August and have the fiber we need to fuel our gut health.

Aiming for diversity makes sure we get a good mix of all the prebiotics without the fuss of tracking each bite. Since these things may be new to your diet, be sure to gradually introduce them to avoid digestive upset. By taking things one bite at a time, you’ll find making small changes for your health more manageable for both your palate and your body. The best vegetables and fruits are the ones that make it on your plate; it is up to us to simply take it bite by bite. 7 Andrea Reed, MPS, RDN, LDN, is a freelance dietitian with a background in agricultural sciences. Growing up in the outdoors of Pennsylvania inspired her to include agricultural education in her nutrition counseling and is the focus of her writing. To find out more about Reed Nutrition visit https://reedrdn.com.

Personal Finance/Bryson Roof

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What happens to my money when I die?

here are various legal terms, such as intestate and probate, which make it challenging for my friends and family to understand what will happen to their money when they pass away. The answer to this question depends on the amount of planning you have completed prior to your passing. It’s important to understand there are two types of assets: Probate Assets and Non-Probate Assets. Non-Probate assets are assets that have a beneficiary designation, or someone who is named to inherit the asset, such as life insurance, IRAs, 401(k)s or a bank account with a Transfer-on-Death designation. Jointly owned property is also nonprobate (think about a home with both spouses on the deed). NonProbate assets are straight forward and pass on to the beneficiary or joint owner without a Will. Probate assets are assets individually owed, such as an individual bank account or when you buy something such as a car without a coowner. Oftentimes, business ventures are not jointly owned.

No Will or Estate Plan People are often surprised by how money is distributed when someone passes away without a Will. In Pennsylvania, there is a common misconception that a married parent will pass on all of their money to their surviving spouse. Dying without a Will is known as dying “Intestate.” This is a legal classification stating that the person who passed away has not expressed their wishes in a Will and therefore the state must decide on how the probate money will distribute via the intestate succession laws. It’s wrongly assumed that if a father passes away, the mother will receive 100% of the father’s money. If the father passes away without a Will, Pennsylvania intestate succession dictates that the first $30,000 of probate assets transfers to the mother and then the remaining assets split between the children and the mother. Using a Will to Avoid Intestate Succession If Pennsylvania Intestate Succession comes as a surprise to you or the succession doesn’t reflect how you want your money to pass, there is a simple solution to remedy this situation. You can elect to draft a Will. A

Will is a legal document outlining how you would like your money and valuables distributed when you die. A Will dictates “who” gets your stuff. Using a Trust If a Will dictates “who” gets your stuff; a trust dictates “how” people get your stuff. When I hear the word trust, I immediately think control. For example, if you are worried that your 19 year old son would waste his inheritance on a 1968 Corvette Convertible, then a trust might be useful for you. In your trust, you can stipulate that your 18-yearold child will not receive the money until they reach the age of 32. Or you could limit your child to using the funds for Health, Education, Maintenance and Support (HEMS). Who should use a trust or when is a trust appropriate? Trusts can be effective for controlling an heir’s spending, protecting your inheritance from your child’s divorce, and planning for children with special needs. Trusts are frequently used for advanced planning techniques such as reducing inheritance taxes, charitable gifting, and nursing home planning. Seek Professional Advice While there are various online discounted providers, such as Legal Zoom, I have found that an estate planning attorney provides significant value when establishing a Will or Trust. Estate planning is extremely nuanced and can be worth the spend to address your concerns, explain all the legal jargon, and tailor a solution for your unique circumstances. The last thing you want to do is create an error in your estate plan causing your husband, wife, daughter, or son to have to sort out the mess at the courthouse while they are grieving over your loss. An estate plan is a gift to your heirs so that they aren’t sorting out a mess when you pass away. 7 Bryson J. Roof, CFP®, is a financial advisor at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Harrisburg, and has been quoted nationally in various finance publications including CNBC, U.S. News & World Report, and Barron’s.

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Theatre Thoughts/Barbara Trainin Blank

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Ending summer with a bit of music, comedy – and Greek tragedy!

he Dog Days of Summer are theatrically longer than the calendar definition, but shows don’t totally go into eclipse. Continuing through August 14 at Totem Pole Playhouse is Footloose; and The Princess & the Pea continues through August 20 at Gamut Theatre Group (a Popcorn Hat Players production). Beginning this month at Totem Pole is Love, Sex & the I.R.S., August 19-September 4. In this PG-13 comedy, called a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot, Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out-of-work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning arrives when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. The annual Cicada Festival in Mt. Gretna takes place in August, presenting short plays by members of PAPA — Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania. This year it’s August 26 at the Mt. Gretna Hall of Philosophy, with performances from 6-8 PM and a talkback from 8-8:30 p.m. A theatrical highlight of the late summer is a production of Sophocles’s Antigone by Narcisse Theatre Company. The play tells the story of the daughter of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who has recently died. Her brothers, fighting for control of Thebes, have killed each other, and Creon, the current ruler, has ordered that one of the brothers not be buried. When Antigone defies the decree, Creon sentences her to death, leading to tragic consequences for his family. “A work of art 2400 years old, this is clearly a political play,” said FL Henley, Jr., founder and artistic director. “But it is also, one

could say, a feminist play — as far as we know, the first feminist one — against the tyranny and arrogance of a patriarchal demagogue.” Henley became so enthralled with Antigone that he considered eight different versions to produce until he decided to write his own adaptation. Part of that interest, he said, resulted from recent political events in this country and its “toxic environment.” The mission of Narcisse Theatre Company, a non-profit entity, is to develop and produce engaging and eclectic theater performances and theater arts education of the highest order. While Narcisse also aims to create things of beauty and to evoke an emotional response from its audiences, in the case of a work like Antigone, it hopes for an intellectual response as well. Henley calls this production a homage to the WPA Federal Theatre Project and a hybrid of Brechtian “epic theater” with Bauhaus and Art Deco visual elements. The production is part of Narcisse’s second annual Italian Lake Free Theatre Series at the beautiful and historic Italian Lake Park. Performances are September 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. More information and Covid-19 safety guidelines can be found at www. narcissetheatre.org. 7 Barbara Trainin Blank is a freelance journalist, book author, editor, and playwright. She grew up in New York City in a house rich in the arts, which are a major focus of her writing. She lived in Harrisburg for 24 years and continues to contribute to regional publications.

Tailboard Talk/Robert Stakem

Gun Safety in Your Home Editor’s note: Public safety professionals often hold informal discussions on the back bumper or tailboard of an ambulance or fire truck. Hence, the column’s tagline, “Tailboard Talk.” orty-four percent of adults in the U.S. report living in a household where there is a gun in the home or on the property. While the majority of these households safely store their firearms, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported over 2,000 unintentional shootings by children between 2015 and 2020. Of these shootings, 765 resulted in deaths. Two key components to reducing these tragedies are education and storing firearms safely. First, have open discussions with members of your household about firearms and the dangers that can result if they are not handled properly. The discussion should include the following points:

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• Emphasize that children should stay away from firearms unless with a responsible adult. • If a firearm is found, emphasize that children should immediately notify an adult and that they should never touch the firearm. • When children go to another home, ask the parents or guardians if firearms are in the home and if they are properly secured. Second, take steps to ensure firearms in the home or on your property are securely stored. Take these steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others: • Guns should be kept in a locked safe.


According to the Nationwide Children’s organization, “Some parents believe that hiding their guns will prevent children from accessing them. However, 75% of children who live in homes with guns know where they are stored.” • Gun trigger locks provide an added layer of security, but should not be relied upon in place of a locked safe. • Ammunition should be stored separately from the guns, also in a locked container. Education and training on the safe storage and handling of firearms is available throughout our area at local gun shops, firing ranges and at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Taking the time to understand and prevent firearm accidents and unintentional shootings is every gun owner’s responsibility. 7 Robert Stakem is executive director of the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

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For The Love of Pets/Kristen Zellner

How to Find a Trusted Brand of Pet Food

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he aisles of a pet supply store are bursting with a variety of beautiful packages with colorful pictures of wholesome ingredients and happy pets. However, a product that looks great on the outside doesn’t always match what you find inside, nor does it tell you anything about the company that produces it. According to The American Pet Products Association, the pet industry in the US was worth $103.6 billion in 2020, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Companies are vying for your business, and they will pull out all the stops to reel you in. This means, the bigger the company, the bigger the budget for advertising, manufacturing, sponsorships, coupons, and other gimmicks. This does not mean that their food is better than brands made by smaller companies. I am suspicious of the larger companies because, in my experience, they have been the least transparent when it comes to answering important questions regarding sourcing of ingredients and manufacturing practices. Due to the hundreds of pet products recalled over the last 15 years, consumers have learned to be savvy when purchasing food and treats for their pets. Before dismissing a product, I look at the reason for the recall. Some are understandable and others can be horrifying. There are two types of recalls. Voluntary recalls occur when a manufacturer finds something wrong with their ingredients, production or a finished product and they decide to take the affected product off the market. FDA initiated recalls are sparked by consumer complaints or testing of a product that unveils a problem. The former doesn’t rattle me too much, as the company took the initiative to pull the product on their own. I steer away from companies that have had numerous or high-volume recalls. Based on the FDA Enforcement Reports at FDA.gov, the top five manufacturers with the most recalled food per pound since 2012 are Mars Petcare, Nestle Purina, Hill’s, Diamond, and Smucker’s Pet food. Mars

owns IAMS, Pedigree, Royal Canin, Sheba, Eukanuba, Cesar, Whiskas, Greenies and Nutro. Nestle-Purina owns Merrick, Alpo, Beneful, Beyond, Castor & Pollux, Chef Michael’s, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Purina, and Zuke’s. Hill’s is owned by Colgate-Palmolive, and they make Science Diet, Ideal Balance, and Healthy Advantage. Diamond makes Diamond Naturals, Nutra-Gold, and Taste of the Wild. Smucker’s owns 9 Lives, Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘n Bits, Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Milo’s Kitchen, and Rachael Ray Nutrish. This doesn’t mean that each brand from the above companies makes “bad” food. Many of their foods have healthy and nutritious ingredients, but some foods have low-quality ingredients, and the recalls send a red flag to consumers. My best advice for concerned pet owners is to choose foods and treats made by smaller companies with few or no recalls in their history. These will often be the products that aren’t on commercials, in magazine ads, or sold in supermarkets. The Whole Dog Journal is an excellent resource for pet owners. They review pet foods each year, publish a list of foods that they recommend, and explain why they recommend them. Pet owners trust them because Whole Dog Journal doesn’t take advertising dollars from pet food companies, and they are completely subscriber supported. 7 Kristen Zellner owns Abrams & Weakley General Store for Animals, est. 1986, Central PA’s first health food store for pets. She helps customers keep their pets healthy through better nutrition.

Cinematic Ramblings/Kevyn Knox

Singing the praises for Johnny Guitar

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ere in Cinematic Ramblings, I usually talk about multiple films or genres or what have you, but in this month’s column I want to take the opportunity to praise one film – and one film only. That film is the criminally underseen Western masterpiece, Johnny Guitar. Born somewhere between the classic Western and the Revisionist Western, Nicholas Ray’s fabulous (and no other word describes this movie better) Johnny Guitar may be the strangest Western of alltime. Gloriously strange. Much like Ray’s other color films, like Rebel Without a Cause and Bigger Than Life, the use of bright vibrant colors is integral in how the film works as art. And it works gloriously. Gloriously indeed. The film stars Joan Crawford, the most fabulous of the fabulous. Crawford stars as Vienna, the owner of a saloon and gambling house in the middle of nowhere. Vienna knows the railroad is coming her way and as soon as that happens, she’ll have a packed house every night. The problem is, like Crawford herself many times, Vienna has 14 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

enemies who are trying to run her out. These enemies are led by Emma Smalls, played brilliantly by Mercedes McCambridge. Emma hates Vienna and blames her for the death of her brother – even though she had nothing to do with it. Emma has powerful landowner Mr. McIvers (Ward Bond) behind her, along with a slew of people working for McIvers, including the yes man of a Marshall. On Vienna’s side is The Dancin’ Kid (Scott Brady) and his gang (Ernest Borgnine, Ben Cooper, and Royal Dano). The Kid is an on again off again lover of Vienna’s who is also hated by Emma. Well, not hated so much as desired by a woman who doesn’t want to admit her sexual side. Things become even more complicated with the arrival of the titular hero, Johnny Guitar, played by Sterling Hayden. The love of Vienna’s life, Johnny shows up five years after leaving


Vienna. The Dancin’ Kid and his gang, specifically Borgnine’s rough and tumble gunslinger, take an instant dislike to Johnny, who unbeknownst to them is actually Johnny Logan, legendary gunslinger, and the proverbial fastest gun West of the Pecos. Martin Scorsese said that US audiences “didn’t know what to make of it,” but European audiences, not having the same biases as American, saw Johnny Guitar for what it was: “an intense, unconventional, stylized picture, full of ambiguities and subtexts that rendered it extremely modern.” The film had a second coming thanks to the European audiences, and people like Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, the latter of whom called it a “Western dream,” and wrote of its bold colors, the poetry of its dialogue, and the theatricality which

resulted in characters dying with “the grace of ballerinas.” Today Johnny Guitar is rightfully considered a classic, as well as one of my personal top ten films of all-time – and is still as fabulous as ever. Hopefully I have convinced you to take a look, too. That’s it gang. See ya at the movies. 7 Kevyn Knox is a Writer, Artist, Pop Photographer, Film & TV Historian, Pez Collector, and Pop Culturist. He has written film reviews for FilmSpeak, Central PA Voice, and The Burg. His reviews & other ramblings can be found on his blog, www.allthingskevyn.com.

“Florida man and woman crash into FedEx truck during sex act” Driver suffers ‘injuries to his private area’ Now known as FedSex. I went to a yard sale today to buy crap to sell for my yard sale tomorrow. It’s so hot out my teeth are sweating and my fillings are wilting. A male rabbit hops toward a female rabbit with anticipation but she says “Whoa there Bugs baby, it’s too darn hot. So go shag some squirrel.” The new Webb telescope could be powerful enough to see back to the beginning of the universe, whereas I can’t remember what I did yesterday. The theme of this summer is “NOW HIRING!” The colors this summer are brown and blue. Brown the color of our yards and lawns and blue for our cobalt dry skies. TV game shows are as common this summer as birds madly crying for a mate. The networks are so desperate that the hot new game show is JACKS starring celebrities you never heard of.

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Postcards From…/Steven G. Williams

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Overtourism

ou may have read this in the news last month: Venice will soon require a reservation and a fee for day trippers. Obviously, this resulted in mixed reactions from folks across the world. But as much as I am a proponent of travel and I want you to experience as much as possible, I do think we should have an honest conversation with ourselves about our impact on the places we travel to and whether we are adding or subtracting from those places. Take for example, Maya Bay in Thailand. It became so popular due to the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Beach, that on average 5,000 people were visiting it per day, leaving behind trash and damaging wildlife. In 2018, Thailand was forced to close Maya Beach. They have since reopened it, but with limited access. Like Venice, Thailand was responding to overtourism. We should all try mitigating overtourism’s effects on a location, whether it be Venice, Maya Bay or anywhere in between. So, to help with that, here are some tips to consider when planning your next trip. • Slow down your trip. If you have one week, don’t bother trying to hit all the iconic spots in a location. Prioritize a few and really live in the moment. • Post fewer pictures on your Instagram story. This goes

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hand in hand with the first bullet point. Being in a new place is about experiencing that new place. As much fun as it might be to flex for the gram, that is not what travel is about. Plus, all the filters on Instagram actively help paint a different picture of what the location is like. Filters skew reality. • Don’t just follow the crowd; explore. Go beyond the “bucketlist” destinations and sites. Do some research on what else there is in the place you’re visiting and branch out beyond sites like the Eiffel Tower. • Support local establishments and not chains. There seems to be a Hard Rock Café in every country and, even though collecting the shirts with the countries’ names on them might be fun, please do not eat there. Find local establishments serving up local dishes and patronize them with your travel dollars. Charging folks an entrance fee to what some consider one of the most beautiful cities in the world may seem unfair to some, but this fee will also be applicable to vacationers getting to the city via cruise ship, and you may recall that, in 2019, a cruise ship crashed into a Venetian harbor. The long-term impact of this fee might be that it discourages those massive boats from getting so close. If we want these wonderful places to continue being wonderful and accessible for future generations, we must protect them and sometimes that means protecting them from ourselves. I love a good selfie, but when you visit a place, make sure you’re also contributing to the local economy, mindful of your waste and treating the locals with respect. 7 Steven Williams is an avid traveler, amateur cook, and fantasy author. He serves on the Harrisburg School Board and is the Associate Director for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Danielle.


Poem/Julia Tilley

Friday Night at the Drive-in By Julia Tilley

The sun empties itself in August heat of a yellowjacket field. We play there but only so close to the glare of browning hay. Time lapse- the ruby progression of day into night. At the drive-in we are young and the seats stick to our legs like hot asphalt. A series of still images trick our minds to motion, to heads cooling against car glass- the mind comprehends the unity of light through air, the ear does not hear the sound of a cord seldom struck. Moonlight, archlight- beyond the windshield the black lake of the car hood reflects the marriage of illumination and light. Ocular reflex. The sensing of radiance, like dreams and jazz, burns the retina.

On the screen the beaches are lush and cool. The blond bends her neck like a beautiful bird, her hand contains the anemone’s sting. She looks at him with her fast eye. Her smile, sunlight through water. He is the pale insomniac of love. In cars people are kissing in movielight, chain-smoking dreams, drinking the swift life from brown paper bags. Light falls from their faces in linear rays onto scattered popcorn. Visible light is the origin of color. We ponder the property of shadows.

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#hbgmag Influencer

It Takes a Village: The Man behind Harrisburg’s Upcoming EcoVillage, The Bridge.

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laced within the side of a grassy hill overlooking Market Street, it has sat empty for years all while remaining majestic, yet imposing and grand in scale. Its two noticeable towers - one near the western end of the city and the other near the eastern end - scrape the sky and appear weather beaten as the elements have gracefully aged its brick facade. It is the former home of Bishop McDevitt High School, which during its 70-year tenure at Market Street, was - and still is, respectfully Harrisburg’s most well-known private Catholic school. Founded in 1918, Bishop McDevitt (renamed in 1957 after Reverend Phillip R. McDevitt) established itself as a reputable educational institution noted mostly by locals for churning out spectacular student athletes turned NFL stars, such as natives Ricky Waters and LeSean “Shady” McCoy. Fast forward almost a decade later, and yet another ex-NFL player, Garry Gilliam, who splits his time between Seattle and Camp Hill and is Harrisburg Magazine’s “Influencer’’ for the month of August, is on track to revive old Bishop McDevitt School into a self-sustainable eco-village known as The Bridge. But brass tacks first: Gilliam, Founder and CEO of The Bridge, is listed at 6’6” and approximately 300 lbs. and fresh off stints with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco Forty Niners. A once undrafted rookie who spent his college career at Penn State as a triple major in business, advertising and psychology, Gilliam has a vision to match his physical size. A certified juggernaut of ideas and moxy, Gilliam is full speed ahead with reshaping Harrisburg’s stagnancy regarding urban redevelopment and repurposing of iconic structures. With major plans already taking the field, The Bridge is set to become Harrisburg’s first of a kind community complete with entertainment, housing, and

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a “Giant Bleacher Garden’’: a conversion which involves the removal of old bleachers in McDevitt’s legendary football field known to locals as “The Brickyard.” Sponsored by The Giant Company and Empower at The Bridge Foundation, the ambitious project (already underway) will provide fresh produce to underserved residents in the city of Harrisburg. To say that The Bridge founder and CEO Garry Gilliam is confident is an understatement. He speaks with a sense of ease and assurance that immediately demands attention. Perhaps his confidence and can-do spirit, instilled in him at an early age by his mother, Thelma Shifflet, is the reason Gilliam has taken on an immense project slated to fill a void in the city of Harrisburg. A proud graduate of Milton Hershey School, Gilliam reflects on how he first struggled with his mother’s decision to enroll him at MHS and how many nights he cried himself to sleep. “I had to grow up fast,” says Gilliam, who credits his mother’s tough-love approach to his confidence and drive and how he quickly discovered MHS was more than an average boarding school, “When I first got there [Milton Hershey] I actually tried to take off. But I was told by MHS staff they were my family now,” said Gilliam. “It had taken some time, but I quickly realized the sacrifice my mother had to make in order for me to have a solid future.” After toiling with confusion and tears and feeling abandoned, Gilliam adjusted to life at MHS and excelled in academics and sports, dabbling in extracurricular activities surprising for a young man from the inner city adorned with natural athleticism and physical gifts. “I immersed myself in a lot of activities to distract myself from being homesick,” Gilliam admits. “I even studied ballet and sang in a choir,” Gilliam said, adding that “It wasn’t until later I found out the school offered a wide array of programs intentionally.” Gilliam refers to Milton Hershey’s “whole child approach” as something he plans to infuse into the overall development of The Bridge, but along with an educational/recreational component, The Bridge’s mission is the “whole community approach” as it sets out to stimulate growth and economic

stability in an often-overlooked section of Harrisburg - an undertaking far more complex and lengthy than just a crafty rehab of an old structure. “With Milton Hershey offering those wrap-around and self-sufficiency programs so the students could be the best versions of themselves, I knew I had to take my knowledge and educational background a step further and do something beneficial for my community.” Armed with a well-rounded education and athletic ability, the former Penn State Nittany Lion offensive lineman brings to Harrisburg the grassroots spirit and ideas he siphoned from playing football in cities like San Francisco and Seattle, a regional hotbed for technology and innovation. That, combined with the lessons Gilliam learned about Milton S. Hershey himself from his time at MHS as well as Penn State University, shuttles his determination. “I’m very grateful for the environment I come from,” Gilliam said. When asked when the idea was planted and then began its germination process, Gilliam talks about how much he admires Milton Hershey’s vision for offering children opportunities in fields like carpentry and graphic design. “As I was looking around the area,” Gilliam begins, “I began to wonder to myself: where are the other towns in Pennsylvania like Hershey?” Milton Hershey’s spirit and entrepreneurship is the goal for Gilliam’s’ long yardage plan. “Along with this phenomenal school Milton Hershey built a business, a town, and, in a sense, developed a thriving ecosystem that provides jobs, entertainment, and healthcare” Gilliam exclaims. “Milton Hershey built a real legacy and I’m a product of it,” Gilliam adds. With plans to make Harrisburg the flagship location, Gilliam is adamant about his stance on individuals clinging to the mindset of needing to leave Harrisburg in order to see and envision big ideas. “Talent in this area is plentiful and evenly distributed. If someone wants to make something happen, they need to know they can do it in this city.” See The Bridge on Page 20 AUGUST 2022 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE 19


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But along with making things happen in his hometown, Gilliam’s organization has eyes on several cities in the Commonwealth, such as Erie, Williamsport, and Philadelphia. When asked if there’s a possibility of taking the formula for The Bridge global in the future, as expected, Gilliam is already steps ahead and not just merely talking about major plans, instead taking pride in his embedded hustle and a phrase – “Being about that action” - he often recalls hearing from his friend and former teammate all pro running back, Marshawn Lynch. “We’ve already been in discussion with teams overseas,” he adds, with a sense of pride one can almost feel through the filters of a Zoom conference call. Another motivational phrase Gilliam lives by are “points of pain.” He’s quick to point out the importance of sustainability and education and self-sufficiency, which, if lacking in forgotten communities, can lead to negative outcomes. But there is nothing negative relayed during 20 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

a conversation with Gilliam because his plans are far deeper than urban renewal. In fact, one can assume he’s on a quest for the renewal of the human spirit and hope within the city of Harrisburg. With a timeline boosted by a recent grant totaling 4 million dollars, Gilliam is set to have The Bridge - and all its phases - completed sometime during the year 2026. “There’s one grocery store in the city limits of Harrisburg,” Gilliam says, with a twinge of shock regarding this sobering fact. “Higher density and more disposable income are what grocery stores look for,” Gilliam adds. So, it’s easy to see why Gilliam is developing a 170-unit community where individuals and families can thrive in an urban setting. And not only will they thrive, but they will also have useful resources at the ready. The next phase, a community hub and event space known as the JEDI Innovation Center, an acronym that stands for Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, will help stabilize the ongoing development. From struggling to adjust to a critical decision about his future, which led to a total immersion in the realm of academics and athletics, then playing football on both college and professional sports’ biggest stages before coming back to his hometown with a grand scheme to help a city in need of something electric and exciting, Gilliam’s journey is one that inspires. “I wanted to return to Harrisburg and do something that was more than just a football camp,” Gilliam said. “I want to make a difference and create positive change.” When it’s all said and done, the old Bishop McDevitt High School and all its glorious 115,000 square feet will embark on a new chapter on Market Street, one complete with the trappings of ideas that spawned a tremendous reimagining of a structure on its way to furthering its status as an urban icon. 7 For more information on The Bridge and its upcoming events and community outreach programs, follow their progress at www.thebridgeecovillage.com.


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Short Story/Fifteen

Fifteen

Story By Roni Fogelman Illustration By Rhiannon Loza

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er name was Marguerite. His was Joey. It was the Waldorf Astoria. Her excitement grew as her mother tore open the envelope. A thin sheet of pale blue paper floated to the floor revealing the invitation to her cousin’s engagement party. A thick white brocade card bore the names Marguerite and Joseph scripted in silver. “Please Mom, she begged, “can’t we go?” The room swallowed her immediately. Huge columns trimmed with gold stood at the entrance to the rented ballroom. The heavy gilded doors propped open, hungry for arriving guests and the buzz of hundreds of voices could be heard far down the hallway. The tables were circles of blue and white. They were huge and draped to the floor in white linen, then blue and then a triangle of white in the center. Glasses glittered and silverware gleamed. Her heart pounded wildly as they passed table after table. In the center of each table was a beautiful blue candle in a transparent glass vase, each candle circled with live forget-menots. Thick lavish tapestry drifted from the ceiling to the floor covering windows as high as she could see. She could hardly breathe as they approached their table. Her father pointed to one of the seats. He was stiff and nervous; she was sure he had never been to the Waldorf Astoria either. Her mother smiled and floated gracefully into the seat beside her. They had both bought new dresses for the affair once Dad had agreed to make the drive from Pennsylvania to New York City. Just as she touched the miniature gold cherub clutching a white card with her name written in lovely silver letters the music changed. She hadn’t really noticed the threepiece orchestra playing quietly in the corner. Everyone turned toward the doorway and there stood the smiling couple. Marguerite was a vision in pale blue taffeta and Joey was handsome in a dark navy suit. They could have been on the cover of any teen magazine. Her bleached blond hair was teased into the 50’s bouffant style and he was an Italian version of James Dean. She couldn’t breathe. This is what it meant to become engaged! Waiters dressed in black with long white aprons carried tray after tray of food to each table. She had never seen waiters lift huge

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silver trays above their heads and glide through the room with ease. At each table they flicked open a small wooden stand then lowered the tray. It was simply remarkable. First came tiny pies the size of a quarter. Mother whispered that they were filled with crab and mushrooms and cheese. Dad didn’t eat any. Soon, the waiter appeared with small bowls of soup. It was thick and creamy and, as she lifted the first spoon to her lips, it was cold. Dad didn’t eat any. She glanced toward her mother for guidance. She got none. Courses followed, so many she couldn’t remember them all when she relayed the story to her best friend Loie the following week. Then the music changed again, and the dancing began. A delicious young man held out his hand. The room swirled in blue and white and glistening crystal lights as he held her closer than any of the boys at the Friday night dances. She was amazed at how her feet seemed to follow his steps with ease. At 15, she was already tall and had her mother’s poise. She felt the strength of his arm around her waist guiding their path through the couples. She didn’t dare look up for she had nothing to say. As the music ended, he smiled broadly and whispered, “How old are you anyway?” He held her hand tightly as he escorted her back to her father, flashed a beautiful smile and with twinkling blue eyes said simply “It’s a pity.” In a moment he was gone, melting into the sea of taffeta and lace. She would remember that moment for a long time. She watched in a dream-like state as Marguerite and Joey moved from table to table laughing and kissing. Friends and relatives were wishing the young couple health and happiness for their future. This would be the last time she would see her cousin so happy. Trips to New York City were rare and always exciting. Marguerite was her older cousin and her family lived in Queens. Queens, New York. The difference in age, though only three years, was as huge a chasm as their lifestyles. Hers was small town Pennsylvania with football games on Friday nights and Sunday dinners at her grandparents. Her cousin, on the other hand, shopped at Nordstrom’s, shaved her eyebrows and went on dates with Italian boys on Friday nights. So, the unbelievable chance to tag along with Maggie and her friends was like a dream come true. On a hot summer evening, during a rare visit, the girls were meeting at Pops. In the late 50’s, there were places like Pops in every neighborhood, a local pharmacy with hardwood floors that creaked as they went through the noisy screen door; it banged shut after them. It was like a whirlwind of laughter, perfume, lipstick sharing and highpitched voices all talking at once. It was heaven. As the younger cousin, she was squished into the high-backed booth with Maggie, Ginger and Gretchen pressed into one side. It was an old booth with scratches and gashes deep in the mahogany. The air smelled like sweet licorice gum and hairspray all mixed together. There were such delightful discussions that she simply sat scrunched in the corner sipping her cherry coke and nibbling on a giant pretzel stick. Every few minutes Ginger would jump up and run to the phone booth in the opposite corner. It was a bizarre phone booth plucked right out of an old movie. You could hear the rotary dial and the busy signal even over the noisy fan that circled above. Ginger held the black phone out for all to hear; then a flutter of giggles and she’d race back to the table. And then they were there. The screen door banged; the only sound was the fan above. Joey just appeared, grabbed Marguerite’s hand gently tugging until Gretchen tumbled out of the booth followed by Maggie. Three look-alikes in tight jeans and white shirts with open collars and rolled up sleeves. The protruding square on each arm indicated a pack of Lucky Strikes tucked neatly in the sleeve. As Joey leaned over the table, his dark black hair and smoky black eyes made her catch her breath. He

and Maggie disappeared, and his look-a-likes slid into the booth across from them. She strained to catch a glimpse of her cousin, to no avail. The twosome stood behind the magazine rack stacked with Mad and Life in vivid color. All that was visible was Maggie’s foot propped against the wall as she leaned against it and Joey’s hand on her waist. With a snap of Joey’s fingers, the boys were gone. Maggie grabbed her hand so hard her coke spilled. It was time to go home. They were already late and well past Uncle Jerry’s 10 pm curfew. Uncle Jerry had been a fire fighter for twelve years with the New York City Fire Department, until his accident. He was off duty when he heard screams and ran into the burning apartment building. On his second attempt, the third floor fell through trapping him under flaming beams. He survived but could never work again. There was a huge public display of sentiment and gratitude. His commendations for saving three lives that day and a substantial retirement package were not enough to ease his constant pain. Mother said that he was born to be a fireman like my grandfather. The men at Station 106 were like family and he never got over losing them. Her family didn’t make it to the wedding and it was a few years until she saw her cousin again. They had married the next summer and moved out to Long Island to a beautiful suburban neighborhood. Their first home was much like most young couples. It was a two-bedroom one story with a modest dining room. Furnishings were a mixture of both parents’ hand-me-downs, several gifts and a few pieces purchased on time. The blond bouffant had morphed into a natural blond flip but Joey looked the same, a young handsome husband. She left for college the next fall and heard hushed rumors that something had happened. But college life was all encompassing, and she quickly dismissed the rumors as family gossip. By the time the leaves were green, and the days were warm, Joey had disappeared. Aunt Eleanor and her daughter Marguerite sat across the table from her mom and spoke of the tortured young man crippled with a terminal illness. She had never heard of the disease and years later could not recall exactly how to pronounce it. She would only remember vividly the face of her cousin that day at her mom’s kitchen table. Maggie’s face was twisted, and tear streaked. Her body, much thinner now, shook as she told of the visits to physician after physician, test after test and his ultimate diagnosis. Flashbacks of swirling blue taffeta came rushing into her brain as Aunt Eleanor held her daughter’s arm, her own hands shaking from the beginning stages of Parkinson’s. He had requested to die alone. He had not wanted those he loved to watch his decline. He had begged them to let him go and not attempt to find him. They complied. Her head was throbbing now; her mind was racing. It flooded with images of Joey’s bright smile and dark eyes; she couldn’t erase pictures of a hot summer evening with youthful laughter, licorice air and hairspray. Memories of a privileged couple floating through the magical Waldorf Astoria toward a promised future lingered. She murmured under her breathe, “It’s a pity.” 7 Since 2009, Veronica (Roni) Fogelman has led Ledgerock Consulting, a consulting company in York, PA, that specializes in healthcare and currently assists clients in 13 states. She is an accomplished speaker and a published author. Her podcast, “The ABCs of Healthcare Sales,” can be found at Apple Podcasts.

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A Life Well Lived

Darlene Oordt Dykema –85 and still going strong! Story By Christina Heintzelman cheintzelman@benchmarkmediallc.com

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Maya Angelou

Darlene – please call her “Dar” - Dykema grew up in Orange City, Iowa, a very conservative and insular Dutch community. She was the oldest of the three Oordt siblings. Darwin, the owner of Harrisburg Magazine, was the youngest sibling and he has revered Dar all his life. The reason Dar features prominently in this issue of Harrisburg Magazine is because she is a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma and this year the annual Simply The Best Gala’s fundraising focus will be on the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, with funds going to the local chapter here in Harrisburg. But this story is about a life well lived and the propensity of Dar’s 24 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

spirit to keep moving forward. Dar’s paternal grandfather came to America all by himself at the age of thirteen. He had sold firewood on the canal in Holland and worked hard with little money to spare and decided that America may offer more opportunities. He learned five languages along the way: German, French, English, Dutch, and Frisian, which is a native language consisting of sixty dialects of the people of Friesland. Dar lived with her family in Orange City until the age of eighteen when she left for college at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa. “This was an entirely different culture for me, people were much more open, and I was exposed to Catholicism after having only known the Reformed religion of Robert Schuler my entire life. The school was very ridged with no vacation, but I learned a lot,” she says. After nursing school in Sioux City, Dar returned to Orange City to


work in a small hospital. “I learned so much because I had to take care of many different patients with many different health problems, and it was necessary for me to re-learn the Dutch language.” She also met her future husband, Virgil. She worked at the hospital for one year and then moved to Willmar, Minnesota for a brief time with her husband. Again, she was exposed to different religious beliefs, this time Lutheranism. The couple moved back to Orange City so Virgil could go back to school. In the meantime, the couple had two sons, David and Dan. Dar was hired as a nurse in the infirmary at the same college she had gone to earlier in life. She also went back to school for a teaching degree during the time of President Kennedy’s implementation of the New Frontier Program, which granted students a free education if they would agree to teach for three years after they received their teaching degree. “My husband was very helpful and supportive in my juggling of a full-time job, raising a family and going back to school,” she adds. Dar got her degree in secondary education and taught health at Orange City High School for three years. But her love of learning pushed her forward and she again went back to school to get a master’s degree in counseling (MSA), at the University of South Dakota. “For two summers I drove the seventy miles one way and went to night school the rest of the year in order to finish my courses.” In between these times, tragedy struck and Dar and Virgil’s son, David, was gravely injured in a trampoline accident. His spine was severed, and he was paralyzed from the neck down. Although he received the best care possible, he died from his injuries. But Dar’s faith and her early life lessons kept her firmly focused on her family and moving forward with life. The family moved to Rogers, Arkansas, and Dar went back to nursing at Mercy Hospital. While nursing, she met the superintendent of schools when he was a patient in the hospital. He was so impressed with Dar that he offered her a job as Dean of Women of the high school, a job she held for sixteen years. Dar’s love of education was still strong, and she went on to become licensed as a clinical psychologist. She said, “I am a firm believer in public education, so I needed to keep learning – to keep going onward.” Because of her advanced degrees she was hired at the Arkansas State Department as a K-12 grade supervisor. “It was in this time that Hillary Clinton spearheaded a statewide program to upgrade the school system and I was hired to oversee this program because of my degree in administration.”

After a three-year position as a counselor for Bentonville Arkansas High School, she and Virgil decided to retire to Bella Vista, Arkansas. “I loved going to school but even after retiring I still needed to learn so I became active in a church bible study group,” she says. Life was lovely for Dar and Virgil until he was diagnosed with lung cancer and Dar needed to care for him until he died five years later. Very shortly afterwards, Dar was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. “I wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor for a check-up. He found a lump in my neck, and it was surgically removed. That was when I was diagnosed with cancer and immediately began chemotherapy.” But three-quarters through the treatment she was so sick that she could no longer walk. She entered Everest Rehab Center and stayed for three weeks, gaining strength, learning to walk and talk again. “Since chemo didn’t work, I am now doing immunotherapy every other week, getting a PET scan every other month and walking two miles every day!” Prognosis for Dar is guarded because although she has no new lesions, her existing lesions are growing. But Dar is a strong and resolute woman and says, “I am so looking forward to visiting Harrisburg and attending the [Simply

the Best] gala. My son and I already have our plane tickets to come to this wonderful event. It will be the first time in twenty years that I’ll be seeing my brother, Darwin.” Dar also became a great grandmother recently when her grandson and his wife presented her with a beautiful great-granddaughter weighing in at 8 lbs., 14 oz. Her name is Haley Lee. When asked what she would advise for younger people she didn’t hesitate a minute. She said, “Remember your value system – we used to value education, hard work, completing a job, and appreciating your parents. I also believe that taking the Lord seriously gives a moral structure to life.” She closed with this, “I have no regrets in life. I have been very blessed. I live in a wonderful retirement village with wonderful neighbors and friends and a loving family close by. Life is a great thing if you sit back and enjoy it.” Dar may be sitting back and enjoying life now but her conscientious strides in education and commitment have certainly made her a positive force with her family and in her community. 7

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Artful Inspirations

A Simple Line Painted with the Brush Leads to Freedom and Happiness* Stuart Leask: From Photojournalist to Fine Artist in Thirty Short Years Story By Christina Heintzelman cheintzelman@benchmarkmediallc.com

Photos Supplied By Stuart Leask, Artist

*From a quote by Joan Miro. hen someone begins an interview with the statement, “Back in the 80’s getting into trouble is what saved me,” you know you are in for a remarkably interesting story. Welcome to the wild ride that has been Stuart Leask’s life. From his early years, Leask was influenced by his parents’ love of bright colors – picture purple walls and orange chairs - and his father’s job as a talented photographer working for S.I. Newhouse Sr. whose

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family owns Conde Nast, a cable company, and various newspapers including The Harrisburg Patriot-News. “From my father I learned how to compose a picture to capture a moment in time – to tell a story in a single frame,” Leask says. One million of his father’s negatives from his time with The Harrisburg Patriot News have been donated to the Historical Society of Dauphin County as a time capsule of events from 1952 through 1995, portraying important times in Harrisburg and the famous people who came to the


city. Steven Wydra, the office manager for the Historical Society says, “This has been an invaluable gift for our area as we use it for research projects and exhibits. Volunteers have been tasked with cataloguing this huge treasure which allows us to easily find specific negatives for specific projects.” Because of this influence from photography, drawing became second nature to Leask and his parents encouraged his creativity. “I excelled in art but flunked ninth grade,” he laughs. From high school to York Academy of Art and Philadelphia College of Arts, he proceeded to become an art school drop-out. “I partied way too much, brawled a bit, and drank even more, ending up in jail quite a few times.” His father found out about these problems via a news article in a Philadelphia paper. Leask adds “One week I was taking a photograph of inmates in shackles being led to their hearings and two week later I was the one in shackles.” When asked how these times saved him, he replies, “I needed to face my problems with alcohol and through the tools I received from AA and the Big Book, I have been able to remain sober and put my energies into art.” Leask’s father suggested that he return to their Mechanicsburg home and work with him as a photographer for the Harrisburg PatriotNews, which he did for about 13 years. Leask’s first assignment was to photograph the ‘dog of the week’ for the Harrisburg Humane Society. He failed miserably. Well, at least his father felt it was an awful photograph and compelled him to return to the Humane Society and do the photograph over and “make it right this time.” For thirty years, Leask worked as a professional photographer, thirteen of those with The Patriot News. His work includes two AP distributed photographs from this time at The Patriot News. The first one was of a State Police helicopter flying under the Dock Street Dam in Shipoke to rescue a drowning man. This photo made the cover of the New York Times and a copy of it hung on the walls of the press/city room for years – it may still be hanging there today. Two weeks later he snapped a photo of a young boy whose head was caught in between the bars of a porch railing and again, AP distributed the photo around the world. “Here is the crazy part – forty years later the young boy in the photo, whose name is Carlos Rivera, ended up working with me at UPS,” he adds, “My life has always been about synchronicity, being at the right - or sometimes the wrong - place at the right time.” As a commercial photographer, he did a photo shoot for the November 2004 issue of Harrisburg Magazine providing six pages of photographs for Barbara Blank’s article Sweet and Hot: Ethnic Restaurants Worth Finding. In 2011, Leask was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm which required an emergency helicopter trip to University of Pennsylvania Hospital for surgery, and four weeks later another diagnosis of prostate cancer. This was a wakeup call for him and he says,” I am now in my bonus round of life, and I ask myself ‘am I gonna be the best person I can be?’ And the answer to that is ‘Yes’.” After having worked part time for UPS for quite a few years, in 2013 he sold all his photographic equipment to go full time with the company. “Working for UPS was an awakening for me as I learned how to do the impossible – load a truck and deliver everything inside it within one workday. Nothing was impossible for me to accomplish.” Thus was the end of Leask’s thirty-year hiatus from painting as he felt more secure in spending time with his paint brush and doing the impossible. Often the scene of Leask’s paintings will be a location of where his UPS letter boxes were located. A ray of sunshine entered his life in 2016 with his marriage to Joann See Stuart Leask on Page 28 AUGUST 2022 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE 27


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Wingert, who he describes as his best friend and support system. This relationship made him even more resolute in becoming an artist. Unfortunately, tough times continued. In 2018, Leask’s daughter from a previous marriage, Samantha, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and he came close to a nervous breakdown. “I paint for her – for when she can’t express herself through her art.” He then adds, “In the act of painting all my worries disappear. Right now, Sam is doing great and is back to painting and creating some amazing work, much of it on her iPad.” It was also during this time that Leask put together his first public exhibit of his acrylic arts, which were featured at BrainVessel, a unique gallery of sensory experiences located in Mechanicsburg, PA. Leask uses social media quite a bit to post his art, to look at the art of others, and give and receive feedback. “This is integral to my art, and it is what drives me forward reaching further within myself to create my paintings.” To understand Leask’s art, it is important to know his inspiration. He states, “A lot of my inspiration is based on my photojournalism background. How I visualize things on my travels as well as my day-to-day routines. I take a lot of photos of places I go . . . all sorts of images. Then I mentally group the separate images into one central illustration. The magic comes in between the various photos I shoot and the scene that develops on the canvas.” Leask’s technique is unique in that he often starts with an underpainting of a gray gesso to which he then uses chalk to create outlines of his work, much like a black and white negative. After this he may also do an underpainting of burnt umber. He then layers on colors and watches as the negative becomes a composition. He often leaves bits of the chalk outlines showing through the work to create a luminous effect and sometimes bits of the gray underpainting will also be left exposed. He works entirely in acrylics as he feels these allow him to work faster and achieve his desired effect quickly. “There is not really any single feeling I am consciously trying to express. I paint what I like. I paint how my eyes see a scene, differently than how others would see it. I attempt to seize a moment, to experience an event and transform it into a visual display of light and movement. I want people to feel they are part of the painting – to be able to see it come alive as if they were there.” He adds, “Early on I wanted to paint like N.C. Wyeth but soon learned that I needed to just be myself.” When asked what he would like for viewers to take away from his art he says, “I want people to feel emotion when looking at my work. I want people to understand that behind each finished work, there is an artist that experienced the scene first-hand. It is my grasp at immortality – when I am gone part of me will remain and hopefully be cherished and each scene can be relived.” Leask’s website is www.stuleask.com; Facebook is @stuleask. com; Instagram is Stuleask. His work can also be seen at Smith’s Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery located in New Cumberland (which was featured in Harrisburg Magazine’s March 2022 issue). There is also a YouTube ArtTalks2U video created by Smith’s Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery featuring Leask at https:// youtu.be/uHM2fveG3fw. 7

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Artist’s Work to be Raffled at Harrisburg Magazine’s Simply the Best Gala

Stuart Leask’s acrylic painting “State Street Reflections” will be raffled off as part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the annual Harrisburg Magazine’s Simply the Best Gala which will be held at the Penn Harris Hotel in Lemoyne on September 1, 2022. After a two-year Covid hiatus, the gala is returning just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Simply the Best. The painting is a beautiful nighttime rendition of State Street looking east to our State Capitol. The brilliance of the streetlights creates a beautiful mosaic of light on the pavement. The air is filled with the energy of light in movement. The artist has this to say about the scene, “It had just rained, and the dome of the Capitol rose out of the mist. Driving my UPS package car on the same streets, night after night, caused me to start seeing things differently. What a wonderful break from monotony! State Street and the Capitol came alive right before my eyes.” The canvas is 24 x 36 and with the framing it measures 27 ½” x 39 ½”. The frame has a texture with soft silver and gold mottling, reminiscent of reflections in a pond or of a mosaic reflecting forward but at the same time hearkening back to the history of our past. The frame is finished in a warm walnut outer edge and inner lip. 7

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elebrating the twenty-fifth Anniversary of Simply the Best, Harrisburg Magazine decided to develop a niche ballot entitled Simply the Art because we realized that to only have one category for a field as broad as the arts was very limiting. A field of nineteen categories in visual and performing arts was created in order to give much-deserved kudos to more local artists. Harrisburg Magazine is committed to honoring and showcasing the many talented artists who make our community a vibrant and interesting place to call home. Our sincere gratitude goes to the local arts community and to all the voters who helped make Year One of Simply the Art a success.

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS DANCER Cheryl Dondero

LOCAL SINGER Amy Simpson

LOCAL ACTOR Paul Hood

MISC. PERFORMING ARTIST Ashley Nichole Walkowiak

LOCAL BAND The Swisher Sweets

THEATRE COMPANY Gamut Theatre Group

LOCAL MUSICIAN Shea Quinn

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L to R: Ashley Nichole Walkowiak, Reina 76 Artist, Clark Nicholson

Ashley Nichole Walkowiak and Cheryl Dondero

VISUAL ARTISTS ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHER Jelani Splawn CERAMICIST / POTTER Naomi Menkis DRAWING ARTIST / ILLUSTRATOR Shelly Echeverria MISCELLANEOUS Jeannine Harbin MIXED MEDIA ARTIST Molly Goehring MURALIST Stephen Michael Haas PAINTER (OIL/ACRYLIC) Reina 76 Artist PAINTER (OTHER) Shelly Echeverria PAINTER (WATERCOLOR) JTJacobs Art PAINTER (WATERCOLOR) Shelly Echeverria SCULPTOR Toby Bouder TATTOO ARTIST Rene Rosario AUGUST 2022 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE 31


AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The results are in! The readers have spoken. It's now time to reveal the winners of Harrisburg Magazine's "Simply the Best" Readers' Poll. Once again, our readers have identified who they believe are the best of local businesses that the Harrisburg region has to offer. We present to you Harrisburg Magazine's "Simply the Best" of the Harrisburg region for 2022. . .as selected by you, the readers. Check out the new local favorites to see why they are "Simply the Best." And of course, revisit those who continue to make the list every year.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to all of our readers who voted.

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100 Legacy Park Drive Suite 400, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 80


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OVERALL BAR SIMPLY THE BEST

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works 1 S Union St, Middletown, PA 17057 See Our Ad On Page 53 READERS’ CHOICE

Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing Co 2240 Millennium Way, Enola, PA 17025

PLACE FOR A CRAFT BEER SIMPLY THE BEST

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works 1 S Union St, Middletown, PA 17057 See Our Ad On Page 53 READERS’ CHOICE

Appalachian Brewing Co. Mechanicsburg 6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Wolf Brewing Co. 100 Legacy Park Drive Suite 400, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 80

PLACE FOR A NIGHT OUT SIMPLY THE BEST

Cork & Fork Osteria 4434 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Cafe Magnolia 4700 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

SpringGate Arcona Market House Ln, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

SPORTS BAR SIMPLY THE BEST

Gilligan’s Bar & Grill 10 N Houcks Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 READERS’ CHOICE

Ted’s Bar & Grill 7300 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

SWEETS & TREATS SIMPLY THE BEST

Kristy’s Whistle Stop 600 S Enola Rd, Enola, PA 17025 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

Desserts, Etc. 840 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 78

TAKEOUT SIMPLY THE BEST

The Pizza Grille - Camp Hill 3817 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE

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VINEYARD/WINERY SIMPLY THE BEST

SpringGate Vineyard 5790 Devonshire Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Winery at Hunters Valley 3 Orchard Rd, Liverpool, PA 17045

WINGS SIMPLY THE BEST

Ted’s Bar & Grill 7300 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Arooga’s

4713 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Boro Bar & Grill RiverView 4425 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

HARRISBURG AREA LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE OR CHARITY SIMPLY THE BEST

Speranza Animal Rescue 1216 Brandt Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. 7790 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation 3909 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 54

CHILD/DAY CARE CENTER SIMPLY THE BEST

The Goddard School of Harrisburg 4397 Sturbridge Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

Tender Years Child Development Center 201 Bryant St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SIMPLY THE BEST

Harrisburg Area Community College 1 HACC Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

Penn State Harrisburg 777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 See Our Ad On Page 16

COMMUNITY SERVICES SIMPLY THE BEST

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region 1519 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 See Our Ad On Page 36

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READERS’ CHOICE

COMMUNITY SERVICES READERS’ CHOICE

The Salvation Army Harrisburg 506 S 29th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104

LOCAL TELEVISION PERSONALITY

Jen Shade @ 105.7 WQXA RADIO STATION SIMPLY THE BEST

104.1 Wink (WNNK)

SIMPLY THE BEST

READERS’ CHOICE

Ali Lanyon @ ABC27

105.7 The X

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SENIOR LIVING

Alicia Richards @ ABC27 NONPROFIT

SIMPLY THE BEST

Masonic Village at Elizabethtown 1 Masonic Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

SIMPLY THE BEST

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 3908 Corey Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 76

READERS’ CHOICE

Bethany Village 325 Wesley Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 69

READERS’ CHOICE

New Hope Ministries

READERS’ CHOICE

READERS’ CHOICE

100 Mt Allen Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

3303 N 6th St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

TV STATION

Caitlin’s Smiles

Messiah Lifeways

SIMPLY THE BEST

PET ADOPTION AGENCY

abc27 News

SIMPLY THE BEST

3235 Hoffman St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

1216 Brandt Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

READERS’ CHOICE

READERS’ CHOICE

1300 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Speranza Animal Rescue

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. 7790 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

PET GROOMER SIMPLY THE BEST

Pet Bath and Beyond 905 Kranzel Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011

WGAL 8 NBC See Our Ad On Page 71

VETERINARIAN/ANIMAL HOSPITAL SIMPLY THE BEST

Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic 1424 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

See Our Ad On Page 36

READERS’ CHOICE

READERS’ CHOICE

1806 Lambs Gap Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Lambs Gap Animal Hospital

Compassionate Groom and Spa 3300 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011

PET SUPPLY STORE SIMPLY THE BEST

Abrams & Weakley General Store for Animals 3963 N 6th St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 82 READERS’ CHOICE

Benny’s PET DEPOT 5202 Simpson Ferry Rd #101, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PET SIMPLY THE BEST

Lower Allen Community Park Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

Compassionate Groom and Spa 3300 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011

RADIO PERSONALITY SIMPLY THE BEST

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Sue Campbell @ WNNK

HEALTH & WELLNESS ACUPUNCTURIST SIMPLY THE BEST

Tian Shi Acupuncture 4055 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center 310 Lambs Gap Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 66

ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL SPECIALIST CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center 310 Lambs Gap Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 66 READERS’ CHOICE

Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place 2793 Old Post Rd #10, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 36


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CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

Life Adjusted Chiropractic 1315 N Mountain Rd #1757, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

The Hetrick Center 500 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057

COUNSELING OR THERAPY OFFICE SIMPLY THE BEST

Elevated Mental Health Services 179 Watson St, Steelton, PA 17113 See Our Ad On Page 67 READERS’ CHOICE

Inspired Counseling Solutions 355 N 21st St #204, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 60

GENERAL OR FAMILY PHYSICIAN CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

UPMC Primary Care Good Hope 1830 Good Hope Rd, Enola, PA 17025 See Our Ad On The Back Cover

READERS’ CHOICE

West Shore Family Practice, PC 6375 Mercury Dr #200, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 70

HOSPITAL SIMPLY THE BEST

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 3 READERS’ CHOICE

UPMC Harrisburg 111 S Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 See Our Ad On The Back Cover

IN-HOME HEALTH CARE SIMPLY THE BEST

Hospice of Central PA 1320 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

Home Instead 15 N Twelfth St, Lemoyne, PA 17043

MEDICAL SPECIALIST CLINIC (W/O A CATEGORY) SIMPLY THE BEST

A Child’s Eyes 4705 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 74 SIMPLY THE BEST

AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology 4518 Union Deposit Rd # 201, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

Arlington Orthopedics - UPMC 820 Sir Thomas Ct, Harrisburg, PA 17109 66 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022


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OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

Partners in Women’s Healthcare 1 Lemoyne Square suite 201, Lemoyne, PA 17043 See Our Ad On Page 69 READERS’ CHOICE

Woodward & Associates Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists 8105 Adams Dr suite b, Hummelstown, PA 17036

OPHTHALMOLOGIST OR OPTOMETRIST CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

Premier Eye Care Group 3903 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Schein Ernst Mishra Eye 717 Market St #112, Lemoyne, PA 17043

PAIN SPECIALIST CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania 3399 Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

The Hetrick Center 500 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057

PEDIATRIC CLINIC SIMPLY THE BEST

JDC Pediatrics 1824 Good Hope Rd #201, Enola, PA 17025 READERS’ CHOICE

UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics - Heritage 3720 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On The Back Cover

PHYSICAL THERAPIST SIMPLY THE BEST

Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania 3399 Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

The Hetrick Center 500 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057

PODIATRY SIMPLY THE BEST

Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania 3399 Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA 4 Flowers Dr Ste 2, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Harrisburg Foot and Ankle Center 4033 Linglestown Rd Ste 1, Harrisburg, PA 17112

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PSYCHOLOGIST OR PSYCHIATRIST OFFICE SIMPLY THE BEST

PinnacleHealth Psychological Associates 205 S Front St 5th floor, Harrisburg, PA 17104 See Our Ad On The Back Cover READERS’ CHOICE

Inspired Counseling Solutions 355 N 21st St #204, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 60 READERS’ CHOICE

New Passages, Inc. 3235 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 48

WALK-IN URGENT CARE FACILITY SIMPLY THE BEST

Patient First Primary and Urgent Care 107 S Sporting Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 39 READERS’ CHOICE

UPMC Urgent Care Mechanicsburg 6481 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On The Back Cover

HOME BUILDING ARCHITECT SIMPLY THE BEST

Farinelli Construction, Inc. 611 Gettysburg Pike Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

Allison Ong Shreffler Architecture + Design LLC 4601 Goose Valley Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 See Our Ad On Page 56

BUILDING SUPPLIES SIMPLY THE BEST

RF Fager Company 2051 State Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

McCarren Supply 50 N Spring Garden St, Carlisle, PA 17013

CONTRACTOR/REMODELER SIMPLY THE BEST

Musser Home Builders 395 Gettysburg St, Dillsburg, PA 17019 See Our Ad On Page 37 READERS’ CHOICE

Home-Time Renovation LLC 5821 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

COUNTERTOPS & CABINETRY SIMPLY THE BEST

Down East Fabrication 215 Salem Church Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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COUNTERTOPS & CABINETRY READERS’ CHOICE

Kitchen Saver 550 Financial Way, Goldsboro, PA 17319 See Our Ad On Page 43

DECKS & PORCHES SIMPLY THE BEST

West Shire Decks LLC 275 Cumberland Pkwy, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 70

READERS’ CHOICE

G.S. Flook, Inc. 450 Valley Rd, Goldsboro, PA 17319

DOOR & WINDOW COMPANY SIMPLY THE BEST

Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania 4856 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 44 READERS’ CHOICE

Infinity from Marvin - Homespire Windows & Doors 2 Laurel Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070

FLOORING SALES & INSTALLATION SIMPLY THE BEST

Couch Potato Carpet and Flooring 320-330 Newberry Commons, Goldsboro, PA 17319 See Our Ad On Page 77 READERS’ CHOICE

Arko Flooring LLC 615 Graham St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 36

GUTTER COMPANY SIMPLY THE BEST

Ryan’s Roofing 20 Central Blvd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 62 READERS’ CHOICE

Dreamworx Roofing 5256 E Trindle Rd Suite 2, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

HOME BUILDER / DEVELOPER SIMPLY THE BEST

Musser Home Builders 395 Gettysburg St, Dillsburg, PA 17019 See Our Ad On Page 37 READERS’ CHOICE

Berks Homes (Harrisburg Office) 145 Limekiln Rd #300, New Cumberland, PA 17070 See Our Ad On Page 67 READERS’ CHOICE

McNaughton Homes 4400 Deer Path Rd Ste 1, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 50

HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST 1 SIMPLY THE BEST

Anderson’s Chimney & Masonry 207 Walnut Alley, New Cumberland, PA 17070 70 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022


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HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST 1 READERS’ CHOICE

Your Chimney Sweep 601 E Locust St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 54

HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST 2 SIMPLY THE BEST

J D Construction READERS’ CHOICE

Premier Paving and Sealcoating INTERIOR DESIGN/WINDOW TREATMENTS SIMPLY THE BEST

Farinelli Design Studio READERS’ CHOICE

L & L Window Fashions 5450 Derry St Bldg 2, Harrisburg, PA 17111

ROOFING COMPANY SIMPLY THE BEST

Ryan’s Roofing 20 Central Blvd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 62 READERS’ CHOICE

Dreamworx Roofing 5256 E Trindle Rd Suite 2, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

SIDING SIMPLY THE BEST

Abel & Son Roofing & Siding 1537 Country Squire Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 See Our Ad On Page 40 READERS’ CHOICE

Ryan’s Roofing 20 Central Blvd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 62

HOME MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN SIMPLY THE BEST

HB McClure/HB Home Service Team 600 S 17th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 See Our Ad On Page 78 READERS’ CHOICE

Handyside Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical 450 Fishing Creek Rd Suite 1, Goldsboro, PA 17319 See Our Ad On Page 49

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING CO. SIMPLY THE BEST

HB McClure/HB Home Service Team 600 S 17th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 See Our Ad On Page 78 READERS’ CHOICE

Zimmerman Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning 110 E Allen St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 72 HARRISBURG MAGAZINE AUGUST 2022

See Our Ad On Page 55


HOME ACCENTS COMPANY SIMPLY THE BEST

Interior Furniture Resources 7035 Jonestown Rd Suite A, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Rustic Orchid 3 N Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020

HOME REPAIR/HANDYMAN SIMPLY THE BEST

Home-Time Renovation LLC 5821 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Ace Handyman Services Harrisburg 4219 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 See Our Ad On Page 77 READERS’ CHOICE

ReMod Squad See Our Ad On Page 60

KITCHEN &/OR BATH REMODELING CO. SIMPLY THE BEST

Bath Fitter

542 Industrial Dr, Lewisberry, PA 17339 See Our Ad On Page 43 READERS’ CHOICE

Home-Time Renovation LLC 5821 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

LANDSCAPING &/OR LAWN SERVICE SIMPLY THE BEST

Grassworks Inc 278 E Canal Rd, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

PA Landscape Group 920 Limekiln Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070

MAID/CLEANING SERVICE SIMPLY THE BEST

Facility Concierge Services 4813 Jonestown Rd #101, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 50 READERS’ CHOICE

Clean Technologies, LLC 67 Stephania Dr, Middletown, PA 17057

PAINTERS SIMPLY THE BEST

Anderson Pro Painting, Inc. 18 Railroad Ave, Shiremanstown, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 42 READERS’ CHOICE

Key Painting & Decorating LLC 100 W 2nd St #100, Hummelstown, PA 17036

PEST CONTROL SIMPLY THE BEST

Wilbur Wildlife Control Service 404 W Keller St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 78

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PEST CONTROL READERS’ CHOICE

Penn Pest

2810 Shutt Mill Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110

PLUMBER SIMPLY THE BEST

HB McClure/HB Home Service Team 600 S 17th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 See Our Ad On Page 78 READERS’ CHOICE

Handyside Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical 450 Fishing Creek Rd Suite 1, Goldsboro, PA 17319 See Our Ad On Page 49

POOL/SPA SERVICE SIMPLY THE BEST

Goodall Pools - Camp Hill 3501 Simpson Ferry Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 48 READERS’ CHOICE

Aqua Specialists, Inc. 160 Silver Spring Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

RENOVATIONS & RESTORATION SERVICES SIMPLY THE BEST

Service1st Restoration & Remodeling 330 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111 See Our Ad On Page 54 READERS’ CHOICE

Home-Time Renovation LLC 5821 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

SECURITY COMPANY SIMPLY THE BEST

Shearer Lock, Safe, & Security 5450 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

Securewire Technologies 2708 Commerce Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110

TREE SERVICE & STUMP REMOVAL SIMPLY THE BEST

Good’s Tree Care Inc 4401 Chambers Hill Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

Alpine Tree Experts inc 407, Lewisberry, PA 17339

LEGAL BUSINESS LAW ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Mark Emery @ Law office of Mark Emery See Our Ad On Page 83 READERS’ CHOICE

Stuart S. Sacks @ Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP See Our Ad On Page 64

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Geoffrey McInroy @ The Law Office of Geoffrey McInroy See Our Ad On Page 56 READERS’ CHOICE

Ethan K. Stone @ Jameson Stone LLC See Our Ad On Page 70

DIVORCE ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Catherine Boyle @ Saltzgiver & Boyle See Our Ad On Page 74 READERS’ CHOICE

Jessica Smith @ JSDC Law Offices See Our Ad On Page 77 READERS’ CHOICE

Lee Smigel @ Smigel, Anderson & Sacks See Our Ad On Page 64

EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Solomon Z. Krevsky @ Krevsky Bowser READERS’ CHOICE

Jennifer L. Ruth @ Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP See Our Ad On Page 64 READERS’ CHOICE

Jennifer Will @ McNees Wallace & Nurick ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Katherine L. McDonald @ Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy READERS’ CHOICE

Mary-Jo Mullen @ Halbruner, Hatch & Guise, LLP See Our Ad On Page 60 READERS’ CHOICE

Deborah E. Crum @ Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP See Our Ad On Page 64

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Jessica Smith @ JSDC Law Offices See Our Ad On Page 77 READERS’ CHOICE

Katherine L. McDonald @ Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy LAW FIRM SIMPLY THE BEST

McNees Wallace & Nurick 100 Pine St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 READERS’ CHOICE

Jameson Stone Law 3400 E Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 70

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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Ethan K. Stone @ Jameson Stone LLC See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE

Michael R. Kelley @ Smigel Anderson & Sacks, LLP See Our Ad On Page 64

WORKMAN’S COMP. ATTORNEY SIMPLY THE BEST

Maura B. Mundy @ Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy READERS’ CHOICE

AJ Palutis @ Smigel, Anderson & Sacks See Our Ad On Page 64

LOCAL INTEREST CUSTOMER VALUES - LARGE BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Members 1st Federal Credit Union 5000 Louise Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 47 READERS’ CHOICE

Bobby Rahal Automotive Group See Our Ad On The Front Cover Fold Out

CUSTOMER VALUES - MED BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards 522 E Mt Airy Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019 READERS’ CHOICE

Hornung’s True Value 509 S 29th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104

CUSTOMER VALUES - SM BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Therapy! Rage Room 5231 Simpson Ferry Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Sacred Connections 5201 Spring Rd Unit 16, Shermans Dale, PA 17090

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards 522 E Mt Airy Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019 READERS’ CHOICE

JFC Staffing Companies 1520 Market St #4815, Camp Hill, PA 17011

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Sweet Confections Cakes 4702 Fritchey St, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 60

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MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS READERS’ CHOICE

Good Brotha’s Book Café 1419 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102

NEW BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Wolf Brewing Co. 100 Legacy Park Drive Suite 400, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 80 READERS’ CHOICE

Poop Genie

261 Ridgewood Dr, Millersburg, PA 17061 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

Therapy! Rage Room 5231 Simpson Ferry Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

ONE-MAN OPERATION (NO EMPLOYEES) SIMPLY THE BEST

Peaceful Paws Pet Sitting & Advanced Care Lambs Gap Rd, Enola, PA 17025 See Our Ad On Page 60 READERS’ CHOICE

Framed! in St. Thomas 5968 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works 1 S Union St, Middletown, PA 17057 See Our Ad On Page 53 READERS’ CHOICE

Eva Seraphine Photography Studios, LLC 45 Army Heritage Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013 See Our Ad On Page 82

WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS SIMPLY THE BEST

Pet Bath and Beyond 905 Kranzel Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

Konhaus Print & Marketing

RECREATION & LEISURE ART GALLERY SIMPLY THE BEST

Brain Vessel - Mechanicsburg 4704 Carlisle Pike, Hampden Township, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Coexist Gallery 310 S Front St, Steelton, PA 17113

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COMMUNITY/CHARITY EVENT SIMPLY THE BEST

Vickie’s Angel Walk by Vickie’s Angel Foundation READERS’ CHOICE

Caitlin’s Smiles “A Night of Smiles” Art Auction ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (JUMP, GO-CARTS, ETC.) SIMPLY THE BEST

Monkey Joe’s Camp Hill 3608 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Stumpy’s Hatchet House of Hershey 515 Rear W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 READERS’ CHOICE

Therapy! Rage Room 5231 Simpson Ferry Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

GOLF COURSE SIMPLY THE BEST

Armitage Golf Club 800 Orrs Bridge Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 READERS’ CHOICE

Dauphin Highlands Golf Course 650 S Harrisburg St, Harrisburg, PA 17113 READERS’ CHOICE

Range End Golf Club 303 Golf Club Ave, Dillsburg, PA 17019

HISTORICAL SITE SIMPLY THE BEST

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325 READERS’ CHOICE

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

LIBRARY SIMPLY THE BEST

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library 100 N 19th St, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

East Shore Area Library 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, PA 17109 READERS’ CHOICE

Simpson Library 16 N Walnut St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

MUSEUM SIMPLY THE BEST

State Museum of Pennsylvania 300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

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MUSEUM READERS’ CHOICE

AACA Museum, Inc. 161 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103 See Our Ad On Page 36

MUST SEE PLACE IN HARRISBURG SIMPLY THE BEST

City Island Harrisburg Station Road, Harrisburg, PA 17101 READERS’ CHOICE

Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex 501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

PARK SIMPLY THE BEST

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

Adams-Ricci Park 100 E Penn Dr, Enola, PA 17025

PLACE FOR KIDS TO HAVE FUN SIMPLY THE BEST

Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards 522 E Mt Airy Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019 READERS’ CHOICE

Monkey Joe’s Camp Hill 3608 Hartzdale Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Where the Wild Things Play 1170 Mae St Suite 160, Hummelstown, PA 17036

PLACE TO SPEND A DAY OFF SIMPLY THE BEST

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park 760 Tobias Rd, Halifax, PA 17032 See Our Ad On Page 52 READERS’ CHOICE

The Spa at Hotel Hershey PLACE TO TAKE A DATE SIMPLY THE BEST

Millworks

340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 READERS’ CHOICE

The Hotel Hershey 100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033

PLACE TO TAKE A TOURIST SIMPLY THE BEST

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READERS’ CHOICE

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325 READERS’ CHOICE

Indian Echo Caverns 368 Middletown Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036

PLACE TO VOLUNTEER SIMPLY THE BEST

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 3908 Corey Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 76 READERS’ CHOICE

Caitlin’s Smiles 3303 N 6th St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

New Hope Ministries 5228 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

TRAVEL AGENCY SIMPLY THE BEST

AAA Central Penn 4680 E Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Richcreek Vacation Center 5300 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 See Our Ad On Page 36

AFFORDABLE PLACE TO EAT - EAST SIMPLY THE BEST

Glass Lounge Restaurant 4745 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 READERS’ CHOICE

Peachtree Restaurant and Lounge 251 N Progress Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17109 READERS’ CHOICE

The Hershey Pantry 801 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 72

AFFORDABLE PLACE TO EAT - WEST SIMPLY THE BEST

The Pizza Grille - Carlisle 1007 Ritner Hwy, Carlisle, PA 17013 See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE

Jigsy’s Brewpub & Restaurant 225 N Enola Rd, Enola, PA 17025 READERS’ CHOICE

Philadelphia Steaks & Hoagies 4401 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill, PA 17011

AMERICAN RESTAURANT - EAST SIMPLY THE BEST

Harvest Seasonal Grill - Harrisburg 2625 Brindle Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 63

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AMERICAN RESTAURANT - EAST READERS’ CHOICE

Gilligan’s Bar & Grill 10 N Houcks Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109

AMERICAN RESTAURANT - WEST SIMPLY THE BEST

Cafe Magnolia 4700 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

Flinchy’s Restaurant, Bar and Deck 1833 Hummel Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Valley Bistro 4520 Valley Rd, Enola, PA 17025

ASIAN SIMPLY THE BEST

Bangkok Wok 125 Gateway Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 78 READERS’ CHOICE

Bangkok 56

1917 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 READERS’ CHOICE

Chalit’s Thai Bistro 5517 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

CHEF SIMPLY THE BEST

Shaun Fink @ Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works 1 S Union Street Middletown PA 17057 See Our Ad On Page 53 READERS’ CHOICE

Tim Heiss @ The Mill at Hershey DINER SIMPLY THE BEST

Capitol Diner 800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

Front Street Diner 4003 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN) SIMPLY THE BEST

Hellenic Kouzina 500 E Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 READERS’ CHOICE

Chef de Crêpe 20 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

FOOD TRUCKS SIMPLY THE BEST

717 tacos

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Grappling Crab Shack 1781 Main Street, Lisburn Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 See Our Ad On Page 54 READERS’ CHOICE

The Lucky Penny Burger Co. ITALIAN SIMPLY THE BEST

Gabriella Italian Restaurant 3907 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 READERS’ CHOICE

Visaggio’s

6990 Wertzville Rd #1037, Enola, PA 17025

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT SIMPLY THE BEST

El Sol Cantina 3721 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

El Rodeo - Mechanicsburg 4956 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 86 READERS’ CHOICE

Fiesta Mexico 3957 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 See Our Ad On Page 86

OVERALL DINING (DOWNTOWN) SIMPLY THE BEST

Millworks

340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 READERS’ CHOICE

Cafe Fresco Center City 215 N 2nd St #1, Harrisburg, PA 17101 READERS’ CHOICE

El Sol Mexican Restaurant 18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

OVERALL DINING (EAST SHORE / SUBURBAN) SIMPLY THE BEST

Devon Seafood & Steak 27 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 READERS’ CHOICE

Glass Lounge Restaurant 4745 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

OVERALL DINING (WEST SHORE) SIMPLY THE BEST

The Pizza Grille - Camp Hill 3817 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE

Thea

1303 Saxton Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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PIZZA PLACE SIMPLY THE BEST

The Pizza Grille - Camp Hill 3817 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011

READERS’ CHOICE

Snazzy Giraffe 104 Walden Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 80

See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE

JoJo’s Pizza & Pasta 107 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

the clothesVine 134 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013

RESTAURANT SERVICE

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE - VINTAGE/CONSIGNMENT

SIMPLY THE BEST

SIMPLY THE BEST

3817 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011

1207 Market St, Lemoyne, PA 17043

The Pizza Grille - Camp Hill

Wears Like New Consignment Shop

See Our Ad On Page 70 READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE

Glass Lounge Restaurant 4745 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

STEAKHOUSE

Damon & Dora’s Vintage Clothing & Antiques 1969 York Haven Rd, Goldsboro, PA 17319 READERS’ CHOICE

Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb

SIMPLY THE BEST

24 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

4745 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

FARMERS MARKET

Glass Lounge Restaurant

SIMPLY THE BEST READERS’ CHOICE

Texas Roadhouse - Harrisburg 3529 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 48

SUNDAY BRUNCH

West Shore Farmers Market 900 Market St, Lemoyne, PA 17043 READERS’ CHOICE

Broad Street Market 1233 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102

SIMPLY THE BEST

The Hershey Pantry 801 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 See Our Ad On Page 72 READERS’ CHOICE

The Circular @ The Hotel Hershey 100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

FRAMERS SIMPLY THE BEST

Smith Custom Framing-Fine Art Gallery 190 Reno Ave, New Cumberland, PA 17070 See Our Ad On Page 57 READERS’ CHOICE

Artworks Custom Picture Framing 6200 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

SIMPLY THE BEST

Harvest Seasonal Grill - Harrisburg 2625 Brindle Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 See Our Ad On Page 63 READERS’ CHOICE

The Vegetable Hunter- Harrisburg 614 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

JEWELRY STORE SIMPLY THE BEST

Mountz Jewelers 3780 E Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On The Inside Back Cover READERS’ CHOICE

K Novinger Jewelry

SHOPPING ANTIQUES SIMPLY THE BEST

Old Sled Works

1200 Market St #9, Lemoyne, PA 17043

LOCAL STORE (WITHOUT A CATEGORY) SIMPLY THE BEST

Glitz Soap Co. 1 E Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

722 N Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020 READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE

The Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne

No Common Scents “where art meets soap..” 5 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

415 Bosler Ave, Lemoyne, PA 17043 READERS’ CHOICE

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE - NEW SIMPLY THE BEST

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3605 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Wax Melts On The Loose 308 Bridge St, New Cumberland, PA 17070


PLACE TO SHOP FOR THE HOME SIMPLY THE BEST

Rustic Orchid 3 N Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020 READERS’ CHOICE

David’s Interiors 5078 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 READERS’ CHOICE

Turkeyfoot Nursery See Our Ad On Page 36

SPECIALTY OR HOBBY STORE SIMPLY THE BEST

Holmes Cycling and Fitness 2139 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

The Dancer’s Pointe 201 W Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036 See Our Ad On Page 36 READERS’ CHOICE

The Magic Is In You 5922 Linglestown Road Side Door, Harrisburg, PA 17112

SUPERMARKET SIMPLY THE BEST

Wegmans

6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 58 READERS’ CHOICE

Karns Foods 4870 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 36

THRIFT OR CONSIGNMENT STORES SIMPLY THE BEST

CommunityAid 4405 Lewis Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 READERS’ CHOICE

Pink Hands of Hope 5325 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 See Our Ad On Page 83 READERS’ CHOICE

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center 3901 E Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011

WEDDING & EVENTS BIRTHDAY PARTY SERVICES SIMPLY THE BEST

Balloons by J 353 W Juniata Pkwy, Millerstown, PA 17062 See Our Ad On Page 88 READERS’ CHOICE

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BRIDAL SHOP/FORMAL STORE SIMPLY THE BEST

Taylored for You Bridal Boutique

READERS’ CHOICE

Mountain Laurel Catering & Events 3424 N 6th St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

516 E Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

FLORIST & EVENT DECOR SIMPLY THE BEST

Whimsy and Wild 820 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013

READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE

Tamzen’s Bridal 11 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

CATERER SIMPLY THE BEST

The JDK Group Catering & Events

Strock Enterprises, Inc. 729 Williams Grove Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

DJ/EVENT ENTERTAINMENT SIMPLY THE BEST

JUKE BOX HITS Entertainment Services 1 S Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020

1 Bishop Pl, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 59

READERS’ CHOICE

Balloons by J 353 W Juniata Pkwy, Millerstown, PA 17062 See Our Ad On Page 88

PARTY RENTALS SIMPLY THE BEST

Once Upon A Party Rentals

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S York St, Goldsboro, PA 17319

2700 Turnpike Industrial Dr, Middletown, PA 17057

READERS’ CHOICE

Mixed-Up Productions See Our Ad On Page 73

The BaR KarT

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Smooth Like Clyde EVENT COORDINATOR SIMPLY THE BEST

The JDK Group Catering & Events 1 Bishop Pl, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 59 READERS’ CHOICE

Peter Allen House 1801 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA 17018 See Our Ad On Page 84

EVENT VENUE SIMPLY THE BEST

The Hotel Hershey 100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033 READERS’ CHOICE

Peter Allen House 1801 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA 17018 See Our Ad On Page 84

Weir Event Rentals 5901 Linglestown Rd Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17112

PHOTOGRAPHER SIMPLY THE BEST

Erin Shaffer Photography 4076 Market St #201, Camp Hill, PA 17011 READERS’ CHOICE

Elaine Gates Photography 309 E Elmwood Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

WEDDING CAKES SIMPLY THE BEST

The Pennsylvania Bakery 1713 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011 See Our Ad On Page 38 READERS’ CHOICE

Sweet Confections Cakes 4702 Fritchey St, Harrisburg, PA 17109 See Our Ad On Page 60

WEDDING PLANNER SIMPLY THE BEST

Peter Allen House 1801 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA 17018 See Our Ad On Page 84 READERS’ CHOICE

Susan Moran / That’s it! Wedding Concepts

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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