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Diving Into a 50-Ton Passion Former Banker Now Dedicated to Whale Conservation, Videography By Alysa Poindexter Dan Knaub may seem like an ordinary guy from Central Pennsylvania, but underneath that cap and behind that cheery disposition is a man with an extraordinary job as a marine biologist, videographer, and activist birthed from a fascination with some of the largest creatures on Earth: 50-ton whales. From full-time banker to full-time founder and president of the Whale Video Company—amongst many other notable titles—Knaub’s zeal for whales has allowed him to take a dive into a thriving career centered on these gigantic yet mysterious ocean dwellers. He has created more than 50 programs on humpback whales used by some of the nation’s largest whale nonprofit organizations, including the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and the Cetacean Society International (CSI). It was Knaub’s first deployment trip to Vietnam in 1959—only days after officially gracing adulthood—that he had his first whale encounter. “I was 18 years and 2 days,” said Knaub. “I figured it was a great time to see some things and do some things before I went to college.” He had no idea that some of those “things” would include witnessing a pod of sperm whales between San Francisco and Hawaii on a journey that please see PASSION page 24 Dan Knaub has spent many hours on the open water over the course of hundreds of whale-watching trips.


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“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.� – Daniel Webster “Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this day passes: Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth.� – W.J. Cameron “I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at

the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.� – Benjamin Harrison “These heroes are dead. They died for liberty—they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless place of rest. Earth may run red with other wars—they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.� – Robert G. Ingersoll

Sometimes it Is, in Fact, Lupus Contrary to what one cranky television doctor (House, M.D.) would like you to believe, lupus is a very real disease that hundreds of thousands of people deal with every day. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks healthy parts of his or her own body, resulting in inflammation, swelling, and pain, among other symptoms. What can make lupus dangerous is when it attacks vital organs such as the heart, lungs, or liver. It is more likely to affect women than men, as well as people of non-European descent. However, if caught early, those affected by lupus have a good chance of living normal and healthy lives. Symptoms of lupus include the following, and if it seems like many apply to yourself, you may want to visit your doctor:

symptom, regardless of how strong or mild the case is. Joint and muscle pain. Arthritis is another common side effect of lupus. Almost three-fourths of all patients report joint and muscle pain to be the first sign that they have lupus. Look for arthritis in the wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles.

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Fatigue. Most people who have lupus suffer fatigue whenever the disease is about to flare up. This is a near-universal

Skin irritation. Many lupus patients wind up with skin rashes, especially on the face. Sores, flaky red spots, and scaly rashes are also possible and can be located on the face, neck, back, hands, and arms. Chest pain. The disease can cause inflammation of the heart and the lungs, which can result in very strong chest pains that can put people at an increased risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Celebrities who have had lupus include singers Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Toni Braxton, as well as My Favorite Martian actor Ray Walston.

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Serving Wounded Warriors and Survivors of Fallen Heroes By Doris Brookens t’s an American tradition to pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces each Memorial Day— especially honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. If you are a military service member who was wounded and needs to apply for disability benefits, it’s important to know that you will receive expedited processing. Our wounded warriors initiative is for military service members who become disabled while on active duty on or after Oct. 1, 2001, regardless


of where the disability occurs. Depending on the situation, some family members of military personnel, including dependent children and, in some cases, spouses, may be able to receive benefits. Learn more about it at wounded warriors. Did you know that May is also National Military Appreciation Month? Even more reason to let members of our military know how much we value what they do for us and

our nation. To learn more about the Social Security benefits for those who have served in the military, read the publication Military Service and Social Security. You can find it online at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10017.html; send an email to; or call (800) 772-1213 (TTY (800)325-0778) to ask for a free copy to be mailed to you.

Memorial Day is also a good time to remind families of fallen military heroes that we may be able to pay Social Security survivors benefits. If the person you depended on for income has died, you should apply for survivors benefits. Learn more about Social Security survivors benefits at www.socialsecurity. gov/pgm/survivors.htm. The men and women of the Armed Forces serve us each and every day. At Social Security, we’re here to serve them too. Doris Brookens is the Social Security office manager in Harrisburg.

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Alvin S. Goodman illiam H. Lentz Jr., 92 (Lt. Col., U.S. Army Retired), gold-medalwinning tennis player with Bill Nicolai, 90, of New Cumberland, in the 2011 National Senior Games, directed artillery fire in Europe during World War II both from the air and ground-forward observation posts. His 76 air combat missions were as an observer in a Piper Cub over hostile territory. “On one occasion I heard the scream of German 88 guns on my radio. The pilot made a diving turn, and in a few minutes we were over the site of an ambush of the 202nd Field Artillery Advance Party lying on their bellies beside their trucks, exchanging rifle fire with the dug-in German troops. “Two 88s were at an intersection less than a half mile away. Luckily, one of our 155mm Howitzers in the advance party had stopped just short of a slight rise in the road, not in view of the Germans. I got the crew to unhook the gun, turn it around, and fire on the 88 positions. After a few shells from our Howitzer, the gun crews fled. “Two days later, the advance party was again ambushed. When we arrived, the Germans had captured the group commander, two battalion commanders, and 29 others and had killed seven men. I had to stop our artillery fire for our prisoners were being held on the German front lines. A few days later, we took the airfield where our soldiers were being held to find that Col. Billings had demanded the Germans surrender, and they did! “The Russians were closing in on Berlin. Their Air Force was roaming our area and shot down two Piper Cubs, so we were grounded. Gen. Eisenhower decided not to cross the Elbe at Sandau, for he was told the rest of the German Army was in the south.” On April 21, 1945, Lentz was transferred to group headquarters and sent to the 5th Armored


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Division Artillery HQ as the 202nd group liaison officer until the war ended. While his former unit was shipped back to the States for redeployment to the Far East, he was in Ebensee, Austria, guarding German army physicians in a prison camp who were awaiting trial for war crimes. He received treatment from one of the German doctors for a previous knee injury. In 1950 Lentz was recalled to active duty.

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“After two months waiting for orders, I was notified the Army no longer needed my military occupational specialty.” But he joined the Reserves in 1957 when the Army planned an artillery unit near his home and was looking for artillery officers. But the Army changed its plans and made it an anti-aircraft battalion. Then, in the summer of 1961, when the Russians were building the Berlin Wall, President Kennedy called up more than 150,000 troops and the Pentagon called his unit to active duty as a field artillery battalion and ordered the unit to Ft. Sill, Okla. “Someone at the Pentagon forgot about the change they had made three years earlier,” Lentz said. “Our unit became the Fifth Battalion of the 43rd Artillery with 12 155mm Howitzers. The new battalion immediately went to Ft. Indiantown Gap for two weeks. We had only three officers trained in

artillery during World War II. The brand-new, untrained battalion arrived in Ft. Sill with 500 Reserve soldiers in September 1961. The Army post was shocked. Everybody called us the ‘Christmas Help,’ but not for long.” After only six months of training, the “Christmas Help” made a record-high score on the Fourth Army Field Test. “The previous high was 72 and our Reserve Unit scored 82.2!” At the insistence of someone up the chain of command, the Fourth Army gave the unit another test in the spring of 1962. On the second test, despite the more difficult rolling terrain of the East Range, the unit made 100 percent in gunnery and 100 percent in survey. “A few days later, the ‘Christmas Help’ was selected as one of the Army’s strategic battalions—a great honor.” The unit returned to Pennsylvania in August 1962 and was deactivated. Col. Lentz completed the command and general staff (C&GS) course at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. “When I moved to Central Pennsylvania, I became a C&GS instructor at the Harrisburg Reserve Center until retiring from the Army Reserves in 1970.” Near the end of his career in training, Lentz was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Executive Academy, conducting conferences for school specialists and administrators, retiring in 1982. In 1943, Lentz married Kathleen Friel while he was stationed in Oklahoma. She died April 23, 2000, after 57 years of marriage. He has three children, William H. III, Kathleen, and Robert; six grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. A lifetime tennis enthusiast and ambassador for the game for more than six decades, Lentz was

inducted into the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame May 9, 2009, in New Kensington, Pa. He published a book, Tennis 202, on doubles strategy and tactics. In late August 2011 Bill Nicolai won the singles tennis championship and he and Lentz earned gold medals in doubles at the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic States Senior Games in Maryland.

Lentz had carpal tunnel surgery on his racquet hand recently but hopes to be able to resume playing tennis in the near future.

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The Beauty in Nature

Some True Frogs in North America Clyde McMillan-Gamber everal species of true frogs in the Ranidae family live in northeastern North America. These related frogs are wood frogs, mink frogs, carpenter frogs, northern leopard frogs, southern leopard frogs, pickerel frogs, green frogs, and bullfrogs. These frogs eat invertebrates and are camouflaged to avoid being eaten. But snakes, turtles, mink, raccoons, herons, fish, and other critters ingest some frogs and tadpoles. True frogs spawn in water in spring, starting with wood frogs in March and ending with bullfrogs in June. Males of each kind vocalize to draw females to them for spawning. Each female lays hundreds of eggs in a mass on the water’s surface, while her mate fertilizes them externally. Tadpoles hatch in a couple of weeks, depending on water temperature, and eat algae and decaying vegetation. Polliwogs


change to small adult woodies crawl frogs in one under protective summer, except leaves on forest floors. green frogs and Skins of mink bullfrogs, which frogs smell like mink metamorphose in musk. They inhabit two summers. eastern Canada and Wood frogs live the northeastern farther north than United States. They other kinds of are light green with North American brown markings. true frogs, ranging They spawn among deep into Canada. emergent and floating This handsome vegetation in ponds, Southern leopard frog species is tan with a where males call “kuk, dark mask around kuk, kuk,” like each eye, camouflage for life on forest hammers hitting wood. floors. Carpenter frogs live in acidic, Wood frogs spawn in temporary sphagnum moss bogs on the Delmarva woodland pools within a few days, before Peninsula and down the Atlantic Coast. cold weather returns. Males float on the Their nuptial vocalizations are series of water and croak, sounding like quacking two-syllable hammering notes. ducks being strangled. After spawning, In April, the males of the closely

related leopard frogs and pickerel frogs utter growling snores from the shallow edges of the ponds they spawn in. Leopards choose grassy habitats while pickerels live in woodsy ones. Leopards are greenish with dusky circles, while pickerels are brownish with darker rectangles. Green frogs are the most widespread and abundant of true frogs, inhabiting most waterways and impoundments. They are dull green, with males having yellow throats during the breeding season. Males utter notes that sound like loose strings on a banjo. The brownish-green bullfrogs are the largest of true frogs and live in most impoundments. Males utter deep, quavering bellows that resemble the lowing of cattle. During spring and summer, listen for true frogs. Their calling is an interesting part of nature.

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By Pat Sinclair As summer approaches, I’m always looking for nutritious recipes that require little effort. An Italian frittata is a complete meal the way I prepare it. Fresh asparagus celebrates spring and abundant zucchini heralds the end of the season. Try topping it with sliced tomatoes before adding the cheese. There are endless variations, and it’s a great way to use up small amounts of leftover vegetables. Eggs provide healthy protein, and you can replace two eggs with egg substitute or egg whites if you are limiting cholesterol. Not all frittatas contain potatoes, but adding them makes the meal more substantial. Just add some fresh fruit and dinner’s ready! Makes 2 servings 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup diced red pepper 1 1/2 cups refrigerated hash browns or frozen shredded hash browns, thawed 8 spears asparagus, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Hot pepper sauce, if desired 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese Heat the butter and olive oil in a 9-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and cook two to three minutes or until softened. Add the potatoes and cook about five minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Add asparagus and continue cooking about three minutes until bright green. Add the spinach and garlic and cover. Cook one minute until the spinach is wilted. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and a few drops hot pepper sauce in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour over potatoes. Cook five to eight minutes, lifting edges and allowing uncooked egg to flow underneath. Heat the broiler. Sprinkle frittata with cheese and broil two to four minutes or until center is set. Cut into four wedges to serve. Tip: For variations, include experiment with fresh vegetables. When I use zucchini, I chop it and cook it with the onion. For leftover vegetables, add them with the spinach.

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Economic factors, along with the rise of cell phones and other devices that reduce the need for face-to-face interaction, may be behind the trend. In the same time period, however, the percentage of drivers in the 60 to 64 age range rose from 83.8 to 95.9 percent; among drivers 65 to 69, license holders

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My 22 Cents’ Worth

Should Seniors Get Discounts? Walt Sonneville


hy should seniors get discounts? The practice of senior discounts is widespread. They are offered, for example, at fast-food establishments, museums, movie theaters, Amtrak, Southwest and United airlines, Disneyland, some colleges and universities, and, thanks to the “Golden Age Passport,” seniors receive free entry into national parks. From mid-life through the “Golden Age,” median income declines as we get older. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 2007 the median income of households headed by a person 45 to 54 years old was $65,476. Median income for householders 55 to 64 years old declined to $57,386. For those 65 years and older, it fell to $28,305. But don’t seniors have offsetting “compensation” through paid-up

mortgages and minimal clothing and transportation expenses? They do, but they also have higher healthcare expenses. The average annual expenditure for healthcare in the period 2005-2007, according to the Census Bureau, rose from $2,792 for individuals 45 to 54 years of age to $4,967 for those 65 to 74 years of age (prescription and nonprescription drugs are included). Poverty knows no age distinction, so why not allow discounts to others? It happens that discounts are offered to easily recognizable groups—for example, the military, children accompanying their

parents for lodging and meals (“kids eat free”), and the aged. Senior discounts can create an awkward moment when patrons are offered a discount at the cash register but hesitate to admit they are in their senior years. They would hope to be carded when purchasing alcoholic beverages— an unlikely event—or asked if the adult daughter “is your sister?” Deference is extended to seniors in considerations other than discounts offered by retailers. Some electric utilities will suspend turning off power to seniors with past-due accounts during extremely hot or cold periods. The IRS and AARP

have programs to assist low-income seniors in tax preparation. Meals on Wheels provides food to seniors with limited mobility. Interestingly, that organization, in its 2008 study, found that “seniors age 80 and over were less likely to be food insecure compared to 60- to 64-yearolds.” One program that does not discriminate by age is Medicare. It provides benefits to needy children, disabled individuals, and low-income seniors. Walt Sonneville, a retired market-research analyst, is the author of My 22 Cents’ Worth: The Higher-Valued Opinion of a Senior Citizen, a book of personal-opinion essays, free of partisan and sectarian viewpoints. A Musing Moment: Meditative Essays on Life and Learning was released in January 2012. Contact him at

Through the years, all that’s changed is our ability to do even more.

“The 50plus EXPO always attracts an interested and engaged audience by featuring a wide variety of exhibitors from the area, under one roof, in a convenient, central location. The Citadel staff always meets lots of current and prospective members during the event.”

For over 80 years, Rolling Green Cemetery and Neill Funeral Homes have served the Central PA area with the highest level of personal service. As a Dignity Memorial® provider, we’re pleased to offer a number of additional benefits exclusive to the Dignity network. Like our 100% Service Guarantee, that assures you of service beyond expectation before, during, and after the service. But what makes us even prouder is the way we work with each individual family, helping to create lasting memorials as unique as the loved ones they honor.


NEILL FUNERAL HOME, INC. Steven Wilsbach, Supervisor 3501 Derry Street Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-2633


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ROLLING GREEN CEMETERY 1811 Carlisle Road Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-761-4055

NEILL FUNERAL HOME, INC. Kevin Shillabeer, Supervisor 3401 Market Street Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-737-8726

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Tom Gugerty Business Director Citadel Federal Credit Union

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Meet Valerie Pritchett at the 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony


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Visitor Bag Sponsor Premier Eye Care Group Bronze Brookline Manor • Lebanon Valley Brethren Home • Madeira Chiropractic Menno Haven • The Middletown Home • RetireSafe • Sprint CapTel Automotive Ciocca Honda Media abc27 • WHP580AM • WHYL • WIOO

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Dear Friends,

Registration Form.........................................12

I hope you will join us for the 13th annual Dauphin County 50plus EXPO. Each month, 50plus Senior News brings you information on topics of health, wellness, finance, and much more. This is our opportunity to bring 50plus Senior News to life—your life! Representatives from an array of businesses are looking forward to speaking with you about topics that are important to you! Unbeknownst to many of us, our own communities hold a wealth of information on the topics relevant to your life: money-saving strategies, home renovation ideas, health and wellness matters, retirement living options, travel, or great places for entertainment. Our 50plus EXPOs are an effective forum for all those “hidden” community resources to gather in one visible, easyto-access location! On-Line Publishers, Inc. and the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging are happy to be able to present this dynamic, one-day event to our visitors free of charge. You could spend a couple of hours at the EXPO while you talk with the exhibitors and have a few precautionary screenings done. If time doesn’t permit, make a shorter visit. Either way, we’d love to have you come. The 50plus EXPO isn’t just informative, however—it’s also entertaining! The brass quintet Vintage Brass will provide live music, followed by 2011 PA STATE SENIOR IDOL Peggy Kurtz Keller. See page 18 for more details. This day is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Please stop by their booths, have your bingo card signed, and talk with them about how they can assist you.

Shuttle Bus Information.............................12 Directions to the EXPO...............................12 Welcome..........................................................12 Presenter..........................................................14 What Is an EXPO? .........................................15 Exhibitor Display Map ................................17 Entertainment ...............................................18 Seminar ............................................................18 Health Screenings ........................................19 Door Prizes......................................................20


Co-Host – Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging

Simply bring this completed form with you to the EXPO, drop it at the registration desk and you are ready to go!

Gold Sponsors – Homeland Center, Homeland Hospice, 50plus Senior News


Visitor Bag Sponsor – Premier Eye Care Group


Automotive Sponsor – Ciocca Honda PHONE:


Bronze Sponsors – Brookline Manor, Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Madeira Chiropractic, Menno Haven, The Middletown Home, RetireSafe, Sprint CapTel


Media Sponsors – abc27, WHP580AM, WHYL, WIOO Wheelchairs will be available at the front desk courtesy of On-Line Publishers, Inc.

See you at the EXPO!

Donna K. Anderson, EXPO 2012 Chairperson

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To make registering for door prizes an easy task – bring along your extra return address labels.

Shuttles to the exhibit hall and back to your parking area will be provided by Messiah Village. Please, hop aboard.

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Directions To Hershey Lodge West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey FROM NORTH Take I-83 South/US-322 East toward Hershey. Take exit 47 for US-322 East toward Paxton Street/Hershey. Continue straight onto Eisenhower Boulevard. Take the US-322 East ramp to Hershey. Keep left at the fork to merge onto Paxton Street/US-322. Take the ramp to Hersheypark Drive/39 West. Merge onto and continue to follow Hersheypark Drive. FROM SOUTH Take I-83 North to exit 46B for 322 East toward Hershey. Merge onto Paxton Street/US-322. Take the ramp and merge onto to Hersheypark Drive/39 West. Continue to follow Hersheypark Drive.


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FROM EAST Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) West to exit 266. Turn left onto 72 North. Follow 72 North to 322 West. Take 322 West to Hershey (approximately 12 miles). Follow 322 West to the traffic light at University Drive. Turn right on University Drive. Take the first left into the entrance to Hershey Lodge. FROM WEST Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) East to exit 247. Take I-283 North to exit 3C and follow 322 East toward Hershey. 322 East becomes 422 East. At the traffic light, turn right onto University Drive. Take the first right into the entrance to Hershey Lodge.

50plus Senior News Since 1995, the mission of On-Line Publishers, Inc. (OLP) has been to enhance the lives of individuals within the Central Pennsylvania community. We endeavor to do this by publishing 50plus Senior News, produced through the Mature Living Division of OLP. Over the years, 50plus Senior News has grown to six unique editions in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Now more than ever, Central Pennsylvania’s adults over 50 are a dynamic and inspiring population who refuse to slow down and who stay deeply involved in their careers, communities, and family lives, and 50plus Senior News strives to reflect that in its editorial content. Pick up a copy of 50plus Senior News for articles that will amuse you, inspire you, inform you, and update you on topics that are relevant to your life. Regular columns appearing monthly include topics like health, trivia, book reviews, nature, technology, leisure, veterans’ issues, and, most important, coverage and information about the goings-on in your county. Whether you’re looking for some light, amusing reading

or seeking out information on weightier matters, you’ll find it in our excellent and timely editorial, which is supplied by both national and local writers for a balanced blend of nationwide interest and regional relevance. Many of your friends and neighbors have been highlighted within the pages—or even on the cover—of 50plus Senior News. Be sure to check out 50plus Senior News’ new website at, now featuring editorial and photo content and offering you, its readers, a chance to offer your thoughts and commentary on the articles that reach you each month. And now, you can even find 50plus Senior News on Facebook! The advertisers in 50plus Senior News offer goods or services to foster a happy, healthy life. They are interested in increasing your quality of life, so please call them when considering a purchase or when you are in need of a service. Although 50plus Senior News has won many awards for its content and design over the years, “the greatest reward is the difference we make in the community,” attests Donna Anderson, president of OnLine Publishers, Inc. 50plus Senior News—reflecting the vibrant and energetic lifestyles of its over-50 readers … and truly Redefining Age!

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• Provider and leader of quality healthcare in Central PA for more than 145 years. • 50 renovated Personal Care Suites. • Applications being accepted for a limited number. • Skilled Nursing Care Unit accommodates 92, including a 21-bed Alzheimer’s Unit.


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50plus EXPO – Brought to You By: For more than 15 years, On-Line Publishers, Inc. has celebrated serving the mind, heart, and spirit of the 50+ community of Central Pennsylvania through our Mature Living Division of publications and events. On-Line Publishers, Inc. produces six 50plus EXPOs annually in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster (two), and York counties. These events are an opportunity to bring both businesses and the community together for a better understanding of products and services available to enhance life. Entrance to the event, health screenings, and seminars held throughout the day are free to visitors. 50plus Senior News is published monthly, touching on issues and events relevant to the 50+ community. The 50plus Resource Directory is a resource guide of businesses interested in your well-being. It is your “50+ yellow pages” and can be useful in locating products and services to meet your needs. 50plus LIVING is an annual publication and the premier resource for retirement living and healthcare options for mature adults in the Susquehanna and Delaware valleys. On-Line Publishers produces (((b))) magazine, Central Pennsylvania’s premier publication for baby boomers. (((b))) magazine reflects on the past, recalling the provocative and history-changing decades of the 1960s and ’70s; it also examines where baby boomers are today and identifies the issues they face now—all with a


mind toward representing the mid-state’s own boomer community. In 2011, On-Line Publishers, Inc. marked its sixth successful year hosting the PA STATE SENIOR IDOL competition, making Peggy Kurtz Keller of Ephrata the 2011 PA STATE SENIOR IDOL. Auditions for 2012 were held in late April and early May with the finals night competition scheduled for June 4, 2012, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster. On-Line Publishers also works to inform and celebrate women in business through our Business Division. BUSINESSWoman includes professional profiles and articles that educate and encourage women in business. Success Stories highlights the achievements of local professional women so that others may be inspired. It is a special insert in the March issue of BUSINESSWoman magazine. POWERLUNCH is an extension of BUSINESSWoman and is held in York in the spring and in Harrisburg and Lancaster during the fall. Executive women are offered the opportunity for networking, lunch, seminars, and information from a select number of exhibitors interested in marketing to women. The first annual women’s expo was held April 21, 2012, at Lancaster Bible College, and will be held again in Cumberland County on Nov. 3, 2012, at the Carlisle Expo Center. This one-day event features exhibitors and interactive fun that encompasses many aspects of a woman’s life.

Valerie Pritchett Will Join 50plus EXPO as Honorary Chairperson



Valerie Pritchett anchors abc27 News Live at Five and abc27 News at 7 p.m. In addition to her anchoring duties, Valerie also reports and coordinates the Val’s Kids program, which features children in foster care who are looking for permanent homes. Harrisburg is where Valerie, her husband, Joe, and their two dogs call home. An animal lover, Valerie helps many animal rescue organizations with fundraising. She serves as honorary co-chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and Daffodil Days events and is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Network. ZE ON OR



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What Is an “EXPO”? The 50plus EXPO is an event that’s a unique hybrid of information and leisure, all geared toward satisfying the needs of the area’s over50 crowd. This day is about you and whatever is on your mind. Finances, health, leisure, travel— the knowledge you seek is all available at one of our more than 90 exhibitors. Each exhibitor booth is loaded with information and staffed by friendly people who are eager and willing to answer your questions. The EXPO will also offer a variety of health screenings free to each and every visitor, so be




proactive about your health and take advantage of this convenient opportunity to give your body a little “tune-up”! The 2012 Dauphin County 50plus EXPO will include screenings for blood pressure, hearing, glaucoma, and more. Be sure to make your way around the EXPO floor getting the listed sponsors to stamp your bingo card, and return the completed card for a chance at winning a door prize. At the 50plus EXPO, you can spend an hour or spend the day. Socialize, become better informed, and, most of all— have fun!

Senior Citizens, What Can Dauphin County Do for You? If you or a loved one are 60 years of age or older, there are probably services or community resources available to assist you. We can assist you with a wide array of issues including the following: • Medicare Part D - We have counselors who can help you sort through and choose the best prescription drug plan for you. • Home Delivered Meals - We deliver hot meals 5 days per week, approximately 4,000 meals per week to senior citizens in Dauphin County. There is no charge for this service. • Senior Centers - With 18 Senior Centers throughout Dauphin County, senior citizens can gather for fellowship and activities including board games, cards, dance, tai chi, exercise, computer classes and trips. There is no charge to join a senior center, and many of the activities have no cost.

Dauphin County Board of Commissioners Jeff Haste, Chairman George P. Hartwick, III, Secretary Mike Pries, Vice Chairman

• Adult Day Care - Your loved one can spend the day engaging in supervised activities at one of seven facilities that is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. • Home Care Support - Our Family Caregiver Support Program can help you care for an older relative in your home.

• Nursing Home or Personal Care Placement - We can do an assessment to determine if you or a loved one is medically eligible for nursing home admission and provide you with information so that you and your family can make an informed decision. If you would prefer to stay in your home instead of going into a nursing home, we can help you obtain a waiver to receive that care in your home or in your community. There is no charge for this service. • Concerned about possible exploitation, abuse or neglect of a loved one? Our Protective Services Unit and Elder Abuse Task Force will intervene to assure that the health, safety and welfare of the senior citizen is protected. To report suspected elder abuse or exploitation, call 1-866-SAFE-111 (1-866-723-3111). There is no charge for this service. • Other services are available such as transportation, long-term care Ombudsman representation and inhome personal care.

For more information, please call 717.780.6130

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Refractive surgery results will vary among patients.

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Proudly Sponsored By: Gold:

Visitor Bag Sponsor Premier Eye Care Group

Automotive Ciocca Honda

Bronze Brookline Manor • Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Madeira Chiropractic • Menno Haven The Middletown Home • RetireSafe • Sprint CapTel

Media abc27 • WHP580AM WHYL • WIOO

The 50plus EXPO is FREE to the community due to the generosity of our sponsors.

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To Seminar abc27 ........................................................................109 Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 AMTRAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Appleby Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Auer Cremation Services of PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Bath Fitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 BetterLiving of Central PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167, 168 BioRX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 BRONSTEIN JEFFRIES PA OF FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 Brookline Manor ..................................................................146 The Campus of The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg . .173 Capital BlueCross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Capital Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Celtic Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Ciocca Honda ..............................................................141–143 Cochlear Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Cosmopolitan Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging ................161–163 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Executive Coach, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 E-Z Breathe PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Go Ahead Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Green Eco Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Gutter Magician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 Highmark Blue Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Homeland Center .......................................................101–103

Lobby Hospice of Central PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Humana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158, 190 ING Financial Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Kitchen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Lebanon Valley Brethren Home........................................151 Macro Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 The Manor at Oakridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Madeira Chiropractic ..........................................................106 ManorCare Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Mary Kay & Thirty One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Memorial Eye Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Menno Haven.......................................................................187 Messiah Lifeways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180, 181 The Middletown Home ......................................................107 Miracle-Ear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Old Country Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184, 185 Orthopedic Institute of PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Owens Corning Basement Finishing Systems . . . . . . . . .192 PA Department of Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection . . . . . . . . .119 Pennsylvania Home Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 PPL ePower Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital Region, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 RetireSafe..............................................................................120 Rheems Nursing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Ricker Sweigart and Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Rominger & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Rutherford House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Scentsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Senior Home Repairs, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Spring Creek Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center . . .111 Sprint CapTel........................................................................126 Sundance Vacations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 TASCO, LLC Barrier-Free Renovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 TLC Ladies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Totem Pole Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Traditions of Hershey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Tri-County Association for the Blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 United Healthcare Community Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 West Shore Window and Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 WHP580AM ..........................................................................147 WHYL .....................................................................................140 WIOO .....................................................................................154 Zimmer-Randall Assoc. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Premier Eye Care Group .....................................................104 ProAdvisor Financial Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 ReBath and More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Renewal by Andersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127


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Entertainment 8 – 8:30 and 9 – 9:30 a.m.: Vintage Brass Vintage Brass is a group of five retired/self-employed brass players from the greater Harrisburg area: Dan Newhouser, trumpet; Dave Rutman, trumpet; Katie College, French horn; Gil Bishop, trombone; and Jim Milbrand, tuba. Performances can include classical music, Broadway show tunes, popular songs, and patriotic numbers. To request Vintage Brass for your event, contact Dave Rutman at (717) 938-9539 or

1 – 1:40 p.m.: Peggy Keller, 2011 PA STATE SENIOR IDOL Winner A nurse, teacher, wife, and mother from Ephrata, Peggy Kurtz Keller sung the national anthem for her high school and is still singing it today at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Peggy enjoys singing at the VA Hospital in Lebanon, for community and civic organizations, and in local theater.





11 a.m. – RetireSafe What’s Next in Washington? What Does it Mean for You? Presented by: Thair Phillips, President, RetireSafe RJ






RetireSafe President Thair Phillips will discuss the latest news from Washington, DC, including up-to-date reports on H.R. 1086, the CPI for Seniors Act, Social Security, Medicare, taxes, and debt. RetireSafe will cover issues and topics that can save your life or your retirement. Come learn and share your thoughts and concerns—RetireSafe will be listening! RetireSafe is a nonprofit, nonpartisan bronze EXPO sponsor representing 400,000 seniors nationwide and more than 15,000 in Pennsylvania. Learn more at

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Free Health Screenings BioRX – Booth #153 Alpha-1 test Celtic Healthcare — Booth #134 Blood pressure Miracle-Ear — Booth #188 Hearing Orthopedic Institute of PA — Booth #169 Heel scan for osteoporosis Premier Eye Care Group — Booth #104 Glaucoma Tri-County Association for the Blind — Booth #182 Vision screenings for acuity ZE ON OR






16th Edition Now Available! In print. Online: Call for your free copy today!

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Many Great Prizes to be Given Away During the 50plus EXPO


Your chance of taking home a great prize from the 50plus EXPO is HUGE! These are just a sampling of the many door prizes provided by our exhibitors.

The EXPO thanks the following companies for their generous contributions: Brookline Manor Gift basket ($40 value)

Mary Kay (Christy Stermer) Free pampering session and $10 gift certificate ($60 value)

Capital Self Storage Three consecutive months’ complimentary standard storage (up to $537 value)

Menno Haven Chestnut Landing Restaurant gift certificate ($50 value)

Executive Coach One gift certificate for Bob Neff Tours; one gift certificate for Westlake Tours ($50 value each)

Scentsy Plug-in Burner and Scentsy Bar ($25 value) TLC Ladies Sheetz gift card ($25 value)

Macro Advisors Gift certificate to Hershey Grill ($50 value)

Traditions of Hershey Gift certificate to Houlihan’s ($50)

Manor at Oakridge Private dining room party for four people with three-course lunch and chefprepared meal ($50 value)

West Shore Window & Door Walmart gift card ($25 value)



Please Stop and Visit Us at the Dauphin EXPO at Booth #106 for a Free Spine & Posture Health Screening

Madeira Chiropractic Wellness Center John Madeira, D.C., Kelli Ross, D.C., Rachael Buck, D.C

158 West Caracas Avenue, Hershey, PA

• Big Medicare Premium Increases Ahead for Medicare Part D and Part B? • New Limits on Doctors, Hospitals, and Medicines that are Important to You? • Are Big Tax Increases on the Horizon? And Even More Debt? Help us fight against Medicare and Social Security benefit cuts, and fight for a Consumer Price Index for Seniors (CPI-S) that will finally give older Americans a fair and accurate Social Security COLA by passing H.R. 1086, the CPI for Seniors Act! Help us save America from even more debt and higher taxes. Go to to learn more about your benefits and how to protect them. Come talk to us at the 50plus EXPOs — We care about your thoughts and concerns! ZE R ONNSO R B

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Harrisburg’s Oldies Channel!

• Independent Living • Personal Care • Short-Term Rehab Brookline Manor 2 Manor Blvd. Mifflintown, PA 17059

Please, stop by and visit us at our booth!

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• Breakfast with Ben Barber and News with Dennis Edwards • John Tesh with Music and Intelligence for Your Workday • Bruce Collier & The Drive Home • Mike Huckabee Three Times Daily

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WE PLAY OVER 1500 GREAT SONGS! May 30, 2012



Mark your calendar now! COUNTRY GOLD RADIO

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the EXPOs!



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A Continuing Care Retirement Community Courtyard Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Crescent View Personal Care West View Terrace Apartments

May 30, 2012 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hershey Lodge

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West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey

Skilled Nursing Personal Care and Apartments Respite and Vacation Stays Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Pet Visitation Computer and Wii Availability

(717) 944-3351 • 999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057

Sept. 19, 2012 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. York Expo Center Memorial Hall–East 334 Carlisle Avenue, York

Oct. 23, 2012 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Carlisle Expo Center 100 K Street, Carlisle

Nov. 6, 2012 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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me,” said Knaub. It would also be the tens of thousands of trips would be beginning of his Whale Video Company. immune, but it’s as if it is their first During six months in 1988, he took time—there is something magical about 175 whale-watching trips, recording a whale,” he said. everything he saw. According to Knaub, That magic seems to have Knaub a lot of planning goes into a whalecompletely captivated as he has made watching trip and capturing video, several connections with the whales he including anticipation of bad weather, has videotaped, knowing about 100 on being prepared for seasickness, preparing sight. backup equipment, and knowing how to “It was their amazing stories that got spot a whale. me away from banking,” Knaub said. In Knaub’s videos, there is a distinct Quite a few of these whales have enthusiasm not only from the whale become celebrities amongst whale watchers, but from the whales as well. watchers and fanatics. The most notable The videos show whales blowing ring are Salt and Colt. bubbles and Salt, a breeching, which humpback whale, is when whales was the first launch whale to be themselves out of treated as an the water in an individual and incredible given a name. display. She is the most “Humpback sighted whale in whales are 50 the whale world, tons of fun,” he being spotted laughed. every year. Salt blows near a calf. Knaub’s Marine biologists videos—digitized estimate that she and annotated by him—have become is 43 to 44 years old (most humpback known as the world’s largest video whales live to be about 75). documentation archive of dolphin and Salt is also a mother of 12 calves and whale behaviors. They serve as some of eight known grand-calves. Scientists are the first notations of certain whale able to keep track of whales by their behaviors. markings and scars. Many are even “We have about 500 [whales] named after such markings. identified on video,” Knaub said. “[The] Colt is a 30-year-old humpback whale whales have names and personalities and who is well known for his singing an interest in us.” talents; he has been dubbed “the Frank His vast collection of videos caught Sinatra of the whale world.” the attention of Google, making Knaub “Colt has a little black mark that one of the official contributors to Google looks like a handgun,” laughed Knaub. Earth and Google Ocean. Knaub also When it comes to selecting names, “you has videos posted to YouTube that have have to use your imagination.” accumulated thousands of views. Both Colt and Salt are whales that are Knaub said that it simply takes one available for adoption through a CSI trip to excite individuals about whales. program that Knaub helped to establish. “You would think someone who went on Through this organization, your

donation goes toward protecting whales against inhumane hunting, known as whaling, and toward environmental conservation. Those who choose to adopt are sent a package that includes a DVD of the adopted whale that displays Knaub’s fascinating whale videos. Whale fans are also able to take direct action by signing petitions against the hunting and consumption of whales or by contacting state legislatures on the CSI website. “If we tell you about them and show you stories about their personalities, it’s like they become friends,” Knaub explained. Knaub also takes his vast knowledge to senior communities and elementary schools across the nation, giving lectures that drown out the negative stereotypes whales are often given: that they are dangerous creatures responsible for the decline in fish and other ocean life. “My company wants to show the beautiful side of whales,” he emphasized. Knaub remembered an example of such a side when a mother whale briefly left her calf by his boat for a few hours. “Why would a mother want to bring its calf to us even when they are treated badly? They are more trusting than most people will be. “They deserve our protection.” Interested in getting involved with a few of Knaub’s non-profit organizations? Whale adoption and cetacean preservation information can be found on the CSI website at www.csiwhales or by calling (203) 770-8615. To donate to a whale and dolphin charity, visit the WDCS International Charity page at or call their toll-free number, (888) 699-4253. For more information on the preservation of all animals, visit or reach them at (202) 296-3860.

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would be the beginning of his military career as well as the spark for an infatuation that would evolve to greatly influence his life. “They just fascinated me,” Knaub said of the whales. He always believed he would be in the banking industry, having pursued it very early on. After he attended the US Naval Academy, Knaub acquired a BS in accounting from Elizabethtown College and his MBA in banking from Shippensburg University. He was able to work in Harrisburg with two large banking institutions. However, Knaub’s interests began to float back into the world of whales after discovering whale watching—a practice of observing whales in their natural environment—in Provincetown, Mass., during a 1985 trip with a group of friends. It was not until the very last day of their three-day journey that they were able to witness their first whale. “It was foggy,” Knaub recalled, “and then someone [on the boat] with the microphone announced, ‘There’s a whale!’” What he witnessed that day was the tail—also known as the fluke—of the whale, which would become a notable symbol in his company’s logo. “After eight hours on the boat we thought it was the most amazing thing.” The following year, he brought his wife along to whale watch and they both witnessed two humpback whales that came directly up to their boat, slapping their flukes in the water—an action called lobtailing. “They really excited me and fueled my passion to be a marine biologist,” Knaub said. Having brought along his personal camera, many other whale watchers would ask Knaub for copies of his videotapes. “That was the light-bulb moment for

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May 6, 8 to 10 a.m. – Photography Walk, Wildwood Park May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Garden Faire, Fort Hunter Mansion & Park May 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. – Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Spring Flowers, Wildwood Park

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East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St., Harrisburg, (717) 652-9380 May 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Friends of East Shore Area Library Book Sale

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Johnson Memorial Library, 799 E. Center St., Millersburg, (717) 692-2658 Kline Branch, 530 S. 29 St., Harrisburg, (717) 234-3934 May 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Friends of Kline Library Book Sale May 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Friends of Kline Library Monthly Meeting

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Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library, 2410 N. Third St., Harrisburg, (717) 232-7286 McCormick Riverfront Library, 101 Walnut St., Harrisburg, (717) 234-4976 May 24 and 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Friends of McCormick Riverfront Library Book Collection and Sale Northern Dauphin Library, 683 Main St., Lykens, (717) 453-9315 William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second St., Hummelstown, (717) 566-0949 May 1, 6:30 p.m. – Novel Thoughts Book Club May 15, 1 p.m. – Novel Thoughts, Too!

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I have made it a lifelong rule that there is no good reason, other than a house fire, to get up before 8 a.m. Don’t get up at the crack of dawn to try to beat everyone to a yard sale. You won’t miss a thing. In fact, you can get the best prices around lunchtime as most yard sale hosts are ready to call it quits. By noon, sellers are exhausted, and they don’t care what you pay for that Wedgewood cachet pot as long as you take it with you. It is a great time to negotiate or even get stuff for free. Don’t Buy Damage Condition is a key to value. If you pick up a tattered linen from a yard sale, thinking that it is some fabulous antique Amish quilt, you are probably paying

hard-earned money for the same rag that you might use to wax the car. Someone else’s tattered piece isn’t automatically a wonderful antique. Don’t fantasize about a yard sale find. If it is in poor condition, leave it on the lawn.

Don’t Buy Parts I always say that buying parts is for auto mechanics, not yard sale shoppers. Don’t buy incomplete sets or games with missing pieces. Buy complete games in their original boxes whenever possible. Instruction booklets increase value by 15 percent. Don’t Let it Go Until You Know … What it’s Worth! As an antiques appraiser with a PhD and decades of market experience, I know that most hosts don’t bother to find out what their objects are worth before they schlep them from the attic out to the front lawn. Do your homework and you can go home with some great stuff from your neighbors’ yard sale. PhD antiques appraiser, author, awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery channel, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Visit,, or call (888) 431-1010.

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Asparagus Tips – Grab a Spear, My Dear Wendell Fowler s the brown-gray mood of winter melts, giving way to warmer temperatures, crocus, and pudgy, chirping robins, nature’s ultimate finger, asparagus, begins poking its purple tips through the warm soil. I’ll never forget Mom cautioning my brothers and me as we ran through the family garden using asparagus spears as swords in our swashbuckling fantasy. “Don’t run while you have asparagus in your hands. You’ll poke someone’s eye out! This low-calorie, luxurious member of the lily family was historically reserved for royalty and rulers and is derived from the Greek word asparago, meaning to “sprout” or “shoot up.” History tells us that Roman emperors were so fond of asparagus that they kept a special fleet of ships solely to fetch it. Ancient Romans hoarded it, since they believed asparagus spears cured all


ailments, which is evidence of man’s recognition of food as medicine. Ancient Chinese herbalists have used asparagus root for centuries. The edible young shoots are one of the most nutritional, well-balanced veggies. • 5 ounces provides 60 percent of the recommended daily allowance for folacin— required for blood-cell formation growth and the prevention of liver disease, cervical cancer, colon and rectal cancer, and heart disease. • Asparagus contains potassium, which helps regulate the electrolyte balance within cells and helps maintain normal

heart function and blood pressure. • It contains fiber, thiamin, and B6 and is one of the richest sources of rutin, which strengthens capillary walls. • Asparagus is especially rich in the antioxidant nutrients vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. • Asparagus is a diuretic and a laxative; for those who are sedentary and suffer from gravel, it’s been found beneficial, as well as in cases of dropsy. • Asparagus contains steroids that mimic pheromones, which purportedly make you attractive to lovers. This generous gift of the universe contains more glutathione than other

produce. It assists cells in breaking down toxic peroxide and other oxygen-rich compounds, preventing them from destroying DNA. Glutathione repairs damaged DNA, stimulates immune function, recycles vitamins C and E back to their active forms, and removes toxins. In 1991, an Italian researcher reported a compound found in asparagus that had shown some antiviral activity in test-tube studies. The root contains compounds called steroidal glycosides, which may have anti-inflammatory properties to ease the pain of arthritic-related conditions. Without getting busted by the grocery cops, bend a stalk and select a bunch that is firm with tightly closed buds. The thickness of the stalks makes no difference. The color should be bright green with subtle purple hints. Discoloration and fading can guarantee it’s old. please see TIPS page 29

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The Search for Our Ancestry

Changes to FamilySearch Angelo Coniglio he Church of Latter-Day Saints’ free site FamilySearch (now at is a valuable resource for genealogical researchers. It is undergoing design changes that are almost complete. The old site, in many ways more user friendly, is now at asp. As explained on the old site, most of the records and indexes on that site have been added to the new one, and other features of the old website have been or will be moved in coming weeks. Unless I state differently here, I refer to the new site. It permits, but doesn’t require, free registration with a username, password, and email address. However, registration is required for a very important feature on the new site. LDS work goes on continuously to digitally index records and make them


available online, but still, many are available only on microfilms (reels of miniaturized photocopies of records) or microfiche (small, flat sheets of miniaturized images). A widely used service of the LDS church is the rental of these microfilms/fiche containing varied historical records: land dealings; civil birth, marriage, and death records; and church baptisms, etc., from widespread sources. At the new site, you’ll see a page with the main heading “Discover Your Family History.”

Select the link “Catalog” just below the title. Click the drop-down tab for “Search” and select one of the options: Place-names, Titles, etc. I’ll give an example, searching for records from Columbia, Pa. Select “Place-names” and type “Columbia” in the form. As you start to type, a list of possible matches will appear. Here I find trouble with the new site, because the town of Columbia, Pa., won’t appear as a choice unless you type “Lancaster, Columbia.” On the old site,

as soon as you searched for “Columbia,” it would give a list of all Columbias with records, from which you could choose “Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Columbia.” It may sound trivial, but when searching for records from a foreign town, you may not know the name or correct spelling of that town’s region, county, or province. FamilySearch would do well to upgrade the site with a more inclusive search engine. Be advised: When searching by place-name, enter the state, county, or province, if known, and then the name of the town. Anyway, once you click on “Search” for “Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Columbia,” a list of microfilms/fiche will appear. Clicking on “Church Records,” for example, gives a list of such records. Selecting one—say, Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; parish registers, 1881-1935—gives a page

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describing available records and the film number they are on (in this case, film 1723649). Often the records are available online at the FamilySearch site, and a link will direct you to them. If not, go to or contact your closest Family History Center (FHC) to determine if the film is there. If the film you want is not on hand, it can be ordered for viewing at an FHC. A change in procedures at most FHCs now requires microfilms/fiche to be ordered online. They’re no longer to be ordered and paid for in person at the FHCs. You need a working email account and must be willing to pay for film rentals by credit card or by using the online PayPal system. Online ordering requires registration. Go to FamilySearch and, in the upper right-hand corner, click on “Sign In.” If you’re not yet registered, this will take you to a page that has a button entitled “Create New Account.” Click there and select “FamilySearch Account” for the general public or “LDS FamilySearch Account” for LDS church members. Fill in the information blocks and then click “Register.” You’ll be directed to open your email to complete the registration. Once registered, to order a film, go to You’ll see a page headed “Online Film Ordering” where you can sign in. You must assure that the film is delivered to

your “default” FHC, the center where you wish to research the film. On the right is a little “house” icon (for “Home”). Click there, and follow directions to select a default FHC. Select the FHC and return to the film-ordering page. Enter the desired film number and click the “Search” button. If the film is already available at your FHC, you will be so informed. If not, you can order it for a short term (60 days) for $7.50 or as extended loan (indefinite) for $18.75. Then proceed as in a typical online purchase. You will be given an order number and will receive emails telling you the progress of your order and when it has arrived at your FHC. Once there, it will be filed numerically by film number. Make a note of that so that you can locate the film in the FHC’s files. If the film is short term, it will have a due date associated with it. The patron who ordered the film, as well as others who may use it, must recognize that if the film is not renewed online before that date, it may be returned without further notification. Angelo Coniglio encourages readers to contact him by writing to 438 Maynard Drive, Amherst, NY 14226; by email at; or by visiting yTips.htm. His new historical fiction novel, The Lady of the Wheel, is available through

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After cooking, if your asparagus has gone limp, you’ve blown it. All of asparagus’s delicious cosmic healing qualities are ruined by cooking too long; raw is best. Steam it for one minute. Pay attention; over-cooking deserves a good flogging. “As quick as cooking asparagus” was a Roman saying, meaning something had to be accomplished rapidly. To steam: Place washed, whole, trimmed asparagus on a steamer rack over rapidly boiling water. Cover and begin timing. Serving suggestions: • Try asparagus with minced, fresh garlic and lemon juice squeezed over the top. • Chop it up raw and toss it into a salad. • Drizzle it with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and chopped green onions.

(Fields marked with an * are required.) • Yogurt, low-fat mayonnaise, or non-fat sour cream are easy toppings. • Complement asparagus with a glass of Chenin Blanc, Fume Blanc, or French Colombard. • Chives, chervil, parsley, savory, and tarragon infused with olive oil are delicious poured over asparagus. After eating asparagus, somewhere between 20 to 40 percent of the population detect their urine smells foul. This is caused by the sulfur and methanethiol compounds in the splendid spring vegetable. Not a good-enough reason to avoid this honorable rite of spring. Just don’t poke someone’s eye out. Chef Wendell is an inspirational food literacy speaker and author of Earth Suit Maintenance Manual. To order a signed copy of his food essays and tasty recipes, contact him at or

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Silver Threads

They Led Three Lives W.E. Reinka n early 1950s television, Richard Carlson starred in I Led Three Lives. Each episode started with a dramatic voiceover: “This is the fantastically true story of the Herbert A. Philbrick, who, for nine frightening years, did lead three lives—average citizen, member of the Communist Party, and counterspy for the FBI.” I always thought if we could count “average citizen” as one of our lives, we all could claim at least two—for instance, average citizen and housewife or average citizen and pipe fitter. It may be a stretch to call celebrities average citizens, but if we do, several from past and present have led three lives, just like Herbert A. Philbrick. Take Dorothy Rodgers, wife of composer Richard Rodgers, who always fought being summarized as “wife and mother.” She wrote books on home decorating and invented a toilet cleaning



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“jonny mop,” which she sold to Johnson & Johnson. Jamie Leigh Curtis, daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, and a movie star in her own right, holds the patent on a disposable diaper that comes with a moistened baby wipe attached. New Yorker writer Ian Frazier often writes about fishing, but his patent is for a different kind of pole—one that

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removes debris stuck in trees. Ever yearn to write, but say you haven’t the time? Draw inspiration from Edward Streeter. Streeter retired from his 37-year banking career in 1956, a couple of years after his novel, Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation, hit the bookstores. Later it was transformed into a hit movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara. But Streeter already knew about Hollywood. You see, back in the ’40s, he made time to write Father of the Bride despite his daily commute to New York’s Fifth Avenue Bank. Anyone with more LPs than CDs remembers the choral harmony of Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians. Waring played in orchestras to put himself through Penn State, where he studied architectural engineering, not music. His engineering knowledge stood him in good stead as he helped work out the kinks in another inventor’s basic blender design. Voila! The Waring Blender was born. Hedy Lamarr shocked European movie-goers by skinny dipping in the 1933 Austrian-Czech film Ecstasy. In Hollywood she is remembered as much for turning down what became Ingrid Bergman roles in Gaslight and Casablanca as for starring in such pictures as Samson

and Delilah and The Strange Woman. But the woman Louis B. Mayer once called “the most beautiful girl in the world” was not just another pretty face. Back in 1942, Lamarr shared a patent for a “secret communication system” that was designed as a guidance device for U.S. torpedoes. The invention, based on “frequency hopping,” was so far ahead of its time that the military couldn’t use it until the 1960s. In today’s digital age, it helps keep cell phone calls secure. Even ardent baseball fans may have trouble recalling journeyman catcher Moe Berg. A defensive specialist, Berg got in just 662 big-league games during 15 seasons in the 1920s and ’30s. Berg’s I.Q. might have been higher than his batting average. He graduated from Princeton with honors, and then earned a law degree from Columbia while playing big-league ball. Players used to joke, “Moe Berg can speak seven languages, but he can’t hit in any of them.” One of those languages was Japanese, which might explain how a ball player who hit only three homeruns in his first 10 seasons got selected, along with bona fide stars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, for a 1934 traveling all-star team that visited Japan. Berg charmed his hosts into letting him take home movies from the top of Tokyo’s tallest building, movies some say were used to plan Jimmy Doolittle’s Tokyo bombing raid. Once America entered World War II, Berg’s fluent German led to missions for the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to today’s CIA. One of his greatest spy triumphs was discovering that Nazi Germany’s nuclear research lagged behind the American atomic efforts. In any language, Moe Berg would have made Herbert A. Philbrick proud.

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This Month in History: May Events • May 9, 1862 – During the American Civil War, General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued orders freeing the slaves in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia without congressional or presidential approval. The orders were countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln 10 days later. • May 14, 1804 – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed St. Louis on their expedition to explore the Northwest. They arrived at the Pacific coast of Oregon in November of 1805 and returned to St. Louis in September of 1806, completing a journey of about 6,000 miles.

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• May 31, 1889 – More than 2,300 people were killed in the Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania. Heavy rains throughout May caused the Conemaugh River Dam to burst, sending a 75foot-tall wall of water pouring down upon the city.

Birthdays • May 1 – American labor leader Mary “Mother” Jones (1830-1930) was born in County Cork, Ireland. She endured misfortune early in life as her husband and four children died during the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. She also lost all of her belongings in the Chicago Fire of 1871. She then devoted herself to organizing and advancing the cause of labor, using the slogan, “Join the union, boys!” She also sought to prohibit child labor. She remained active until the very end, giving her last speech on her 100th birthday. • May 8 – International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910) was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864. • May 19 – African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was born in Chicago, Ill. She is best known for A Raisin in the Sun (1959) a play dealing with prejudice and black pride. The play was the first stage production written by a black woman to appear on Broadway. She died of cancer at the age of 34. A book of her writings, entitled To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, was published posthumously.

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