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Announcing the upcoming 2017 Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America Pageant

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At Your Fingertips Helpful numbers, hotlines, and local businesses and organizations eager to serve you—all just a phone call away. CHIROPRACTIC Tomasetti Family Chiropractic 113 Oakridge Drive, Mountville (717) 285-0001 Coins & Currency Steinmetz Coins & Currency, Inc. 350 Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 299-1211 Dental Services Dental Health Associates 951 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster (717) 394-9231 Lancaster Denture Center 951 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster (717) 394-3773 Healthy Smiles Dental 144 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 945-7440 Emergency Numbers Central PA Poison Center (800) 521-6110

Financial Services Internal Revenue Service (717) 291-1994 U.S. Financial (800) 595-1925, ext. 2122 Funeral & Cremation Services Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Serving Lancaster County (800) 720-8221 Gastroenterology Regional Gi 2112 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster 690 Good Drive, 2nd floor, Lancaster 426 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown 4140 Oregon Pike, Ephrata (717) 869-4600 Health & Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020 American Cancer Society (717) 397-3744

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Employment Lancaster County Office of Aging (717) 299-7979

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Eye Care Services Campus Eye Center 2108 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 100 Lancaster (717) 544-3900 222 Willow Valley Lakes Drive Suite 1800, Willow Street (717) 464-4333

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CONTACT Helpline (717) 652-4400 Disease and Health Risk (888) 232-3228 Domestic Violence (800) 799-7233 Flu or Influenza (888) 232-3228 Hearing Services Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (800) 233-3008 V/TTY

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By Lori Van Ingen Recreational bicycling has become a way of life for Lancaster County residents Marilyn and Barry Gelsinger. “What I like most (about cycling) is the exercise and association with other people,” 74-year-old Barry said. Barry and Marilyn Gelsinger, Marilyn, 71, said bicycling second and fourth from left, helps her “relieve stress. I always on their 2007 bike trip to Holland feel better when I’m out in the and Belgium with members fresh air.” of their bicycle club. “It’s a lot more enjoyable (to ride along trails and open roads) than to go to a gym and ride a the weekends for another 20-mile stationary bike,” Barry said. ride. When Barry retired in 1995, Now, they ride by themselves the Gelsingers would ride once five days a week for a breakfast in a while to get some aerobic ride and with the bike club exercise. Barry began bicycling on weekends. The couple will in earnest in 1996 after he had a sometimes get in 17 miles before quadruple heart bypass. the actual club ride begins, They started cycling on clocking 40-70 miles total on mountain bikes, averaging 10-12 Wednesdays alone. miles per hour. They rode along Socializing also was a big numerous trails, such as Pine reason they joined the bike club Creek Rail Trail and Valley Forge and have continued to enjoy it. Rail Trail. Because they were The organization has grown from riding on rough roads, they had 400 to more than 650 members to look out for rocks, Marilyn from Lancaster and York said. counties. By 1997, the couple joined the “There’s always someone to Lancaster Bicycle Club and soon ride with,” Barry said. found they loved peddling out on And, Marilyn added, “We ride the open country roads, trading to eat. We always wind up eating their mountain bikes for road somewhere.” bikes, the lightweight type used That was particularly true during the Tour de France. of the Apple Butter Ride they The Gelsingers carry a GPS participated in at Liverpool, Perry specifically for bicycling. That County, which culminated in a way, if they get separated from potpie supper, cake, and pie. their group of cyclists, they The Gelsingers enjoyed riding can always find their way back, with the bike club so much that Marilyn said. Barry became the club’s president They also carry a bike from 1998 to 2003. During those computer that shows how many years, Barry would take rides with miles they’ve traveled, how fast all classes of bicyclists, from the they are going, and their average very slow to the very fast riders. speed. Besides the local county rides, When they first joined the the Lancaster Bicycle Club has bike club, Barry would ride organized rides to the Naval around the Denver/Reinholds Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. area 20 miles a day, five days a “Before 9/11, you could ride week. Since Marilyn was still through the academy,” Marilyn working, she would join him on said.

The club members also participated in the Seagull Century Ride, traveling 100 miles in one day to Salisbury, Maryland, and the Shoofly Classic in Oley, Berks County. The Gelsingers have taken part in rides throughout the United States, too. They were among 25,000 riders to participate in the Five Boro Bike Tour, riding across all the bridges in New York City, and the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). In early 2000, they rode across the country from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida, with six other members of the bike club. They averaged 68 miles per day on the six-week journey. “A support vehicle, a 15passenger van, drove with us so that we could have snacks, or if we were tired we could go on the van,” Marilyn said. In 2001, the Gelsingers were supposed to participate in a ride with then-Gov. Ridge, who is a bicyclist, but President Bush called Ridge up to head Homeland Security at that time. So in 2002, Gov. Mark Schweiker and his daughter rode with them. Bicycling has become so ingrained in the Gelsingers’ everyday lives that each year when they winter in Yuma, Arizona, they make sure their bikes come along with them as they have joined the Foothills Bicycle Club there, too. One unforgettable ride with that bike club was when Barry traveled from International Falls, Minnesota, to San Luis, Mexico—2,300 miles—in just 35 days. “We had no side vehicle. We carried everything with us,” Barry said. “We started with seven people and ended with five.” In 2002, the pair completed the 108-mile Tour de Tucson in less than nine hours, earning them a silver medal in the competition. And a bicycling

excursion through California took them across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. “The bike lane had a fence separating the bike riders from the lanes of traffic, so we felt comfortable riding our bikes,� Gelsinger said. “At the top of the bridge it got very windy, but the view was great!� The Gelsingers crossed the Atlantic with members of the bicycle club in 2007 for a bike tour through Holland and Belgium. “We were impressed with the huge number of bicyclists in Amsterdam,� Marilyn said. “We saw a parking garage that held 5,000 bikes!� Another memorable ride was through Cuba, from Havana to the western tip of the country. Barry’s parents had taken him on vacation to Cuba in 1953, and he always wanted to go back. “When (President) Obama opened

relations with Cuba again, I wanted to do a bike trip there,� he said. Marilyn vividly recalls how “terrible the roads were. They were full of potholes. You had to keep looking at the road so you wouldn’t get a flat tire.� But, she continued, the Cuban people were very friendly and they enjoyed talking with them. The Gelsingers plan to continue cycling locally and across the country and would encourage anyone of any age to start cycling. But, they advised, new cyclists should always wear a helmet—and they should take a bike course, which trains new cyclists how to ride in traffic safely. For more information, contact Bill Hoffman, Lancaster Bicycle Club’s director of advocacy, at (717) 560-3636 or visit https://

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The Evolution of Independence Day If Americans have one holiday in common, it’s the Fourth of July. How long have we officially been celebrating independence from Great Britain? Here’s a timeline: July 4, 1776 – Members of the Second Continental Congress meet in Philadelphia and adopt the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1777 – To commemorate the first anniversary of the signing, Philadelphians light candles and set off firecrackers. Yet with no sure outcome in the war for independence, celebrations are kept to a minimum. July 4, 1778 – On the second anniversary of the signing, Gen.

George Washington issues his troops a double ration of rum and orders a Fourth of July artillery salute. 1781 – Massachusetts carries out the first official state celebration of the Fourth of July. 1801 – The White House hosts its first public Fourth of July reception. 1870 – Congress establishes the Fourth of July as an unpaid holiday for federal employees and the District of Columbia. 1938 – Congress establishes the Fourth of July as a paid holiday for federal employees. 1941 – Congress expands the 1938 law to include the District of Columbia.

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Older But Not Wiser

The Bite Sy Rosen

OK, there’s a lot of information about what you should do if your young child is a biter, but what do you do if it’s your 3-year-old granddaughter who bites? As a parent, you are supposed to make sure your child is behaving properly and that they are corrected and, if needed, disciplined for bad behavior. As a grandparent, your job is to spoil the heck out of them. So, let me first recount the incident as best as my memory serves. I went to pick up my granddaughter, Summer, at daycare. She was playing outside and clearly was the prettiest girl there—she was actually glowing (not that I’m prejudiced). Summer was at a table doing some artwork, and I must say, her drawing was museum quality (not that I’m

prejudiced). As soon as she saw me, she ran to me. Her speed was blinding, and I’m sure in a few years she’ll be competing in the Olympics (not that I’m prejudiced). Summer then gave me a big hug and bit my leg right above the kneecap. As a grandparent, my first instinct (after saying “ow”) was to compliment her. Great bite. You’ve got strong teeth; a vampire would be jealous. And then, of course, I realized biting was not a positive attribute. I

wasn’t totally crazy. I was just “grandparent crazy.” I then decided to handle the situation myself. By saying “situation” and not “problem,” I am showing what a progressive

grandfather I am. One thing I did not want to say was, “I’m going to tell your mother.” That’s not who I am. I am better than that. I can fix this problem myself (oops, I said “problem”). I thought I should get to the root cause for her behavior, so I looked up

the reason for children biting on the internet (the internet can’t be wrong, can it?). They could be experimenting, or irritated, or defending themselves, or showing love, or being controlling. I, of course, chose “showing love.” Summer loved me so much that she wanted a piece of my leg to take home with her. And now it was time for the talk: Me: Summer, when you bit me, were you just showing your love? Summer: Huh? Me: I just want to know why you did it. Summer: Did what? Me: A few minutes ago you bit me. Right on my leg. Do you remember? Summer: Huh?

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Me: OK, I’m not reprimanding you.

Summer: Talk about what? Me: Never mind. Do you want to get some ice cream like last week?

Summer: What does reprimoonding mean? Me: OK, let’s table this for a second. Summer: What table? Me: I mean let’s not talk about it.

Summer: Yes, I want a little strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate with six M&Ms, two gummy bears, cookie crumbles, and whipped cream. Just like last time.

Me: So you remember what you had last week.

thing and you promise not to do it again.

Summer: Yes!

Summer: Do what?

Me: But you don’t remember biting me a few minutes ago. Summer: Huh? Me: Let’s just forget the whole

Me: Never mind. Just give me a hug. That’s nice, that’s a good hug. No, don’t bi—no, no, don’t bite—oww! That’s it; I’m telling your mother.

Office of Aging Offering Free Swim Classes The Lancaster County Office of Aging will offer free aquatic exercise classes during the summer months at five local community pools. Participants must be 60 years of age or older. Registration occurs at each pool site, and no membership is required. There is no registration deadline,

and participants are permitted to join a course after classes have already begun. • Leola Community Pool, 23 E. Main St. – Mondays and Wednesdays, June 19 to Aug. 9, 12:15 p.m. • Manheim Community Pool, 504 E.

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Soldier Stories

Robert Naeye

Stranded at a Remote Vietnam Airfield, Vet Lives to Tell the Tale

Imagine you’re in the Vietnam War, flying over the central highlands of South Vietnam. Your pilot drops you off on a remote airstrip. Moments after he takes off, you realize you’re 15 miles from where you were supposed to be, and your only companions are husband-andwife American missionaries. Fortunately, Greg Gaffney, of Hummelstown, is still around to tell his story. Gaffney, 71, was born and raised in Harrisburg, in what he describes as a “much simpler time.” After graduating from John Harris High School in 1963, Gaffney followed in his father’s footsteps and went into the construction business. But after receiving a low draft

Greg Gaffney points to the city of Da Lat, which was near his base during the war.

Gaffney with a model he created of his base, OL-25.

number, he joined the U.S. Air Force in September 1965, thinking it would

offer better opportunities for training and travel than the other services. After receiving his basic training in communications at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Gaffney was transferred to Niagara Falls International Airport in upstate New York, where a fighter squadron was stationed. Gaffney spent 14 months in the communications center, doing everything from working at a switchboard to sending and receiving messages over a teletype machine. In December 1967, he and about a half-dozen buddies received orders to go to Vietnam. After a series of long flights across the Pacific on a giant C-141 transport jet, he landed just

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outside Saigon at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. “When they opened the door of the airplane, you could feel the heat smack you in the face,” says Gaffney, who describes this as one of his most vivid memories. “I had never been in the tropics. We could hear explosions and see flashes in the distance. My friend turned to me and said, ‘I guess we’re here.’ I replied, ‘I think you’re right.’” A few days later, after being issued jungle gear and weapons, he took a short flight to an airstrip near the city of Da Lat. He and his companions were driven in an old Dodge wagon (with a missing door) to a small house in a valley where Air Force personnel lived. The house was outside a security compound, and quite vulnerable. “We didn’t ask why,” says Gaffney. The local Vietnamese were outwardly friendly, but Gaffney notes, “They could be washing your clothes in the daytime and setting a booby trap at night.” Gaffney worked inside Operating Location 25 (OL-25), a well-defended base about 6 miles away on top of a hill. OL-25 was never assaulted on the ground during Gaffney’s time there, but the Viet Cong sporadically fired rockets in its general direction, without inflicting casualties. He worked 12-hour shifts in the communications center. His primary

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mission was to receive coordinates for airstrikes, including small jets flying from nearby bases and B-52 bombers originating in Thailand and Guam. Gaffney would pass that information on to radar operators, who directed the attacks. Conditions at OL-25 were primitive, with no medical facilities. The men ate the same bland military rations day after day, so Gaffney and his buddies often bought food from local Vietnamese. This included bread with bugs baked in. “At least we got a little protein with our bread,” jokes Gaffney. They sometimes drank locally brewed beer, which was later found to be unfit for human consumption. But it was safer than the water. Unsurprisingly, many of the men came down with dysentery and hepatitis, including Gaffney. His weight dropped below 100 pounds. Eventually, he became so sick that he had to be medevacked by helicopter to a field hospital at Nha Trang. “Being in a field hospital gave me deep appreciation for the men and women who worked there,” says Gaffney. Severely wounded GIs would be flown in, but the doctors and nurses always maintained their composure under severe stress, and almost always kept the injured men alive. After recuperating for 10 days, Gaffney took the earliest available flight, aboard a six-seat Air America propeller-driven airplane flown by a U.S. mercenary. The pilot flew over mountainous terrain in cloudy weather, by visual navigation alone. He dropped off Gaffney and two American missionaries on the wrong airstrip and took off before anyone realized the error. Fortunately, the missionaries spoke fluent Vietnamese and somehow arranged for a white van to take them back to Da Lat. “If not for the missionaries, I would be speaking Vietnamese today,” says Gaffney. Gaffney returned to the U.S. in December 1968, just before the Tet Offensive. Gaffney learned several years ago that OL-25 was evacuated and captured by enemy forces shortly after he left the base.

The war was “a non-subject” when Gaffney got home. “People would say, ‘Hey, it’s good to see you,’ and that was it. It was a volatile time in the country’s history,” recalls Gaffney. After serving for 10 months at Charleston Air Force Base in Maine, Gaffney volunteered to return to Southeast Asia. He spent a year at Nakhon Phanom Air Base in northeast Thailand, just across the border from Laos. After a total of four years in the Air Force, Gaffney was honorably discharged. He returned home to his family in August 1969. Like many returning Vietnam veterans, Gaffney did not exactly receive a warm welcome on the mainland. He was spit upon while walking down a ramp in the San Francisco Airport. Gaffney holds no grudges for the poor reception he and other veterans received. “Bitterness doesn’t pay; it just weighs on you as an individual,” he advises. Just three days after returning to his family in Harrisburg, he was back on the job for his uncle’s construction company. He still works two mornings a week in construction, and says he has enjoyed every minute. Although his work doesn’t use many of the communications skills he acquired in the Air Force, he says his military experience helped him learn the importance of teamwork. “When I came home, I wasn’t afraid of anything,” he adds. A few years ago, Gaffney created an impressively detailed model of OL-25. He mostly used off-the-shelf parts, such as a measuring spoon for a radar dish. He keeps the model in a closet but displays it whenever he receives visitors who are interested in his Vietnam experiences. Gaffney occasionally gives talks to students about his time in Southeast Asia. “Any time I have a chance to speak in a high school, I’ll tell my story,” he says. “But the main reason is to bring honor to those 58,315 names on the wall.” Robert Naeye is a freelance journalist living in Derry Township. He is the former editor-in-chief of Sky & Telescope magazine.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Starting Your Collection Lori Verderame

When embarking on a new phase of life, like marriage, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object. When looking for an investment object that is both fun and smart, art and antiques are a good idea. For the novice collector or seasoned art and antiques lover who wants to jump into the market, I’ll share my insider tips on starting an art collection. I’ve compiled a buying guide to help you find, understand, and collect the best examples of fine art and antiques. First, learn as much as you can about art and antiques in places where you are not tempted to buy art or antiques. Visit museums, historical societies, libraries, and other places where fine art and antiques

are on display or are discussed academically and socially but are not available for sale. You should learn about the various types of media (e.g., pastels, watercolors, bronzes, oils on canvas, etc.), art movements throughout history (e.g., Surrealism, Impressionism, Contemporary Realism, etc.), and diverse subject matter (e.g., still lifes, seascapes, portraits, abstractions,

etc.) so you have a good idea of what sparks your interest. This method will prevent you from buying just because the opportunity presents itself. Don’t think about buying a work of art or antique piece until you establish a budget. Have a budget in mind, settle on it, and stick to it. Do not waiver and don’t convince yourself to overspend because you

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fell in love with a piece. No matter what, you will be happy with your collecting progress only if you stick to your budget. Slow down and forget life’s distractions when you are considering an art or antique purchase. Even if you are only buying a small, reasonably priced piece, it is a good idea to take it slow. Don’t feel rushed in the process of adding to your collection. This work of art or antique object will become a part of your home life for years to come. Learn to look at the work of art or antique piece for more than just a few minutes. If you still like it after much deliberation, then that is the piece for you. Don’t let a pushy dealer, please see ANTIQUES page 19



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Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her album The Music Never Ends last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my career and others I had always heard and loved and just wanted to get them recorded,” said Watson from her home in Sherman Oaks, California (see www. As an added bonus, said Watson, six of the songwriters on the album were women well into their 60s, 70s, and 80s. “America remains a unique bastion of innovation and opportunity,” she said. “I’m 78 years old and am still having a lovely time in show business

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The Beauty in Nature

Strips of European Flowers Clyde McMillan-Gamber

Flowering plants originally from Europe dominate many country roadsides in southeastern Pennsylvania farmland, as elsewhere in North America. Queen Anne’s lace, chicory, butterand-eggs, bouncing-bet, alfalfa, red clover, two kinds of thistles, common mullein, and teasel are some of the more common European plants blooming profusely and beautifully along many cropland roads in midsummer. They create lovely, natural bouquets that brighten roadsides and provide nectar and pollen for insects and seeds for mice and certain types of small birds. Queen Anne’s lace can be up to 4 feet tall and has flat clusters of tiny, white flowers. This is the ancestor of domestic carrots and has flowers

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similar to those on that vegetable. Dried flower clusters curl up in winter and resemble small birds’ nests. Chicory can reach 4 feet and has blue blossoms that generally only bloom in the morning. Yellow-andblack male American goldfinches, and other kinds of birds, are striking among chicory flowers when eating its

seeds. Large, mixed patches of Queen Anne’s lace and chicory seem to reflect blue skies, patched with white cumulus clouds. Butter-and-eggs are so named because of their bright-yellow blossoms. This is a kind of snapdragon that has snapdragon-shaped blooms. Butter-and-eggs probably escaped

from flower gardens. Bouncing-bet, or soapwort, according to legend, is named for a well-endowed washerwoman. This species has pale-pink blossoms. And, when crushed, its leaves lather into soap, a reason European colonists introduced it to North America. Alfalfa and red clovers, both escapees from hayfields, have lovely flowers. Those of alfalfa are purple and sweet-smelling, while those of red clovers are hot pink. The blossoms of both plants are attractive to a variety of bees, butterflies, and other insects that sip their nectar while pollinating those blooms. The invasive nodding and Canada thistles have pretty, pink flowers on bristly stems. But bees, butterflies, and other insects sip nectar from their blossoms and small, seed-eating birds,

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particularly American goldfinches, consume their seeds. Goldfinches delay nesting until midsummer, when they use seed fluff from thistles to line their dainty nurseries. Common mulleins are biennial plants that have one or two flower stalks during their second summer. Each flower stalk has several yellow blooms that produce seeds in little pockets after they are pollinated. Seeds fall out of the pockets, and many are eaten by birds. Medieval Europeans dipped mullein stalks into animal fat, filling

the holes, and later lit those stalks to be torches at night. Teasel is also a biennial species, producing bristly flower heads with many tiny, lavender blooms during their second summer. Medieval Europeans used teasel flower heads to tease out wool. When riding along country roads, watch for strips of European flowers. They are pretty and their species have interesting histories. Clyde McMillan-Gamber is a retired Lancaster County Parks naturalist.

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Hepatitis C Screening Recommended for Boomers — Are You at Risk? By Claire Yezbak Fadden The generation that tuned their transistor radios to listen to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or the Carpenters has something else in common: the potential for being infected with hepatitis C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 30 baby boomers is at risk of the disease, and most don’t know it. Baby boomers, born primarily between 1946 and 1964, are five times more likely to be infected than other adults. Yet, most infected boomers do not know they have the virus because hepatitis C can damage the liver for many years with few noticeable symptoms. Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases, including liver cancer, currently the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths and the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States.

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treatments now available, we can prevent tens of thousands of deaths from hepatitis C,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. More than 2 million U.S. baby boomers are infected with hepatitis C, accounting for 75 percent of American adults living with the virus. The number of new hepatitis C infections has been going down

since the late 1980s, when blood transfusions became regulated and the population stopped sharing needles in response to concerns about HIV, said Michael Ryan, M.D., a clinical professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. “However, the number of people developing advanced liver disease, or cirrhosis, is steadily rising. It’s estimated that 20-50 percent of those infected will develop advanced liver disease,” Ryan said. “When I began my practice 27 years ago, I rarely saw serious liver disease.” Upward of 15,000 Americans, most of them boomers, die each year from hepatitis C-related illness, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Deaths have been increasing steadily for more than a decade and are projected to grow significantly in coming years, peaking around 2025. Ryan said 80 percent of the patients he sees exhibit no symptoms. “The disease takes an average of

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Breakfast: George’s Kendig Square Restaurant

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“Identifying these hidden infections early will allow more baby boomers to receive care and treatment, before they develop life-threatening liver disease,” said Kevin Fenton, M.D., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/ AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention. Current CDC guidelines call for testing only individuals with certain known risk factors for hepatitis C infection; however, studies find that many baby boomers do not perceive themselves to be at risk and are not being tested. CDC suggests that a one-time hepatitis C testing of individuals born 1945-65 could identify some 800,000 additional people with hepatitis C, prevent the costly consequences of liver cancer and other chronic liver diseases, and save at least 120,000 lives. To learn more about health risks associated with hepatitis, visit the CDC’s hepatitis website (www.cdc. gov/hepatitis). The site includes an online hepatitis risk-assessment tool to evaluate your risk for viral hepatitis. Claire Yezbak Fadden is an awardwinning freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @claireflaire.

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Rory Summer is kitten season when feral cats everywhere produce more kittens than rescues and shelters can rehome. One way to help fight cat overpopulation is by adopting a stray, like Rory. This adorable, 10-weekold female was rescued from a feral cat colony and brought to Lancaster County SPCA in June. She’s curious, friendly, and loves attention. Other ways to help end cat overpopulation include donating much-needed cat and kitten food; participating in LCSPCA’s trap, neuter, and release (TNR) program; and making sure all pet cats are sterilized, microchipped, and kept indoors. LCSPCA offers TNR services, whereby feral cats can be trapped, brought to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated, and then released where they were trapped. For more information about adopting Rory or any other pet from LCSPCA, visit, call (717) 917-6979, or visit the shelter at 848 S. Prince St., Lancaster.

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July 5, 7-8:15 p.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Willow Lakes Outpatient Center 212 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street (717) 464-9365

July 19, 7 p.m. Memory Loss Support Group The Gathering Place (Main Entrance) 6 Pine St., Mount Joy (717) 664-6641

Cocalico Senior Association – (717) 336-7489 July 6, 10:30 a.m. – Penny Pitch and Ring Toss July 17, 10 a.m. – Penn State Nutrition with Donna July 28, 10:15 a.m. – Birds of Pennsylvania, Lancaster County Environmental Center

July 6 and 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Women’s Divorce/Separation Support Group Mental Health America of Lancaster County Community Services Building, Room B-103 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster (717) 397-7461

July 20, noon Brain Tumor Support Group Lancaster General Health Campus Wellness Center 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (717) 626-2894

Columbia Senior Center – (717) 684-4850 July 7, 10 a.m. – Chuck Mummert, the Singing Mayor July 19, 10 a.m. – Harmonica Jack July 25, 10 a.m. – Eat This, Not That

July 10, 10-11 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Garden Spot Village Concord Room 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6076 July 17, 2 p.m. Lancaster County Parkinson’s Support Group Landis Homes 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz (717) 509-5494

July 24, 2-3 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group Garden Spot Village Theater 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6259 July 26, 6-8 p.m. Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania Support Group Lancaster General Hospital – Stager Room 5 555 N. Duke St., Lancaster (800) 887-7165, ext. 104

Community Programs Free and open to the public July 2, 7 p.m. Singspiration – 15th Annual Community Hymn Sings Series Historic Old Leacock Presbyterian Church 3181 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise (717) 687-6619 If you have an event you would like to include, please email information to for consideration.

July 5, 2 p.m. Korean War Veterans Association Meeting Oak Leaf Manor North 2901 Harrisburg Pike, Landisville (717) 299-1990 July 21, 6-9 p.m. Music Fridays Downtown Lancaster (717) 341-0028

Library Programs Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road, Adamstown, (717) 484-4200 Columbia Public Library, 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia, (717) 684-2255 Eastern Lancaster County Library, 11 Chestnut Drive, New Holland, (717) 354-0525 Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, (717) 367-7467 Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, (717) 738-9291 Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St., Lancaster, (717) 394-2651 Lancaster Public Library Leola Branch, 46 Hillcrest Ave., Leola, (717) 656-7920 Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, (717) 626-2255 July 10, 1-3 p.m.; July 25, 6-8 p.m. – Scrabble Meet-ups July 13, 7 p.m. – The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign July 20, 7 p.m. – Concert: The Knotwork Band


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Dulse – Superfood of the Sea Suzy Cohen

Quick—what food is red, salty, chewy, and delicious? If you said bacon, you’re close … sort of! I’m actually talking about dulse (rhymes with “pulse”), which is a kind of seaweed, or technically a form of algae that grows attached to rocks near the shore of the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Its leaves are roughly the same shape as bacon, which is appropriate because when you pan-fry dulse, it actually tastes kind of like bacon. Don’t roll your eyes at me—I’m totally serious. Unlike bacon, dulse is a superfood. The high content of minerals makes it particularly useful for the production of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone. Dulse comes in many forms, even powder. Think of it like you would salt, and just sprinkle it on soups,

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Dulse has powerful antioxidant properties and can inhibit runaway cell proliferation; plus, it provides the following nutrients and several others not listed here:

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Iodine – Iodine is essential to your thyroid’s ability to produce enough thyroid hormone, and iodine deficiency is very common. But it’s not just for your thyroid; it’s needed in all your cells, especially your reproductive organs and for immune function.

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Here are six fascinating facts about Benjamin Franklin. 1. He petitioned congress to abolish slavery in 1790. Franklin’s formal proposal of abolition presented to Congress began: “Mankind are all formed by the same Almighty Being, alike objects of his care, and equally designed for the enjoyment of happiness.” Specifically citing the plight of African slaves, Franklin urged Congress to grant “liberty to those unhappy men who alone in this land of freedom are degraded into perpetual bondage.” The petition failed to pass, and Franklin was strongly denounced by representatives from Southern states who asserted that the Bible fully supported slavery. 2. He created bifocal glasses. In an August 1784 letter to a friend, Franklin expressed great personal pleasure in the “invention of Double Spectacles, which, serving for distant objects as well as near ones, make my eyes as useful to me as ever they were.

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When it became clear that the American colonies would have to engage in a war for independence from England, Ben Franklin was made president of Pennsylvania’s defense committee. In that capacity, he presided over the development of a top-secret system of underwater blockages to damage and prevent enemy warships from navigating the Delaware River as well as ways to more efficiently produce gunpowder necessary for militia muskets. To compensate for the shortage of gunpowder, Franklin proposed making greater use of the bow and arrow. Though these were clearly antiquated weapons of war, Franklin justified their use in a letter written to Gen. Charles Lee, explaining: “A man may shoot as truly with a bow as with a common musket … He can discharge four arrows in the same time of charging and discharging one bullet. A flight of arrows, seen coming upon them, terrifies and disturbs the enemies’ attention to their business … An arrow striking any part of a man puts him outside of combat till it is extracted.” In his time, Ben Franklin may have been the smartest and most versatile American in the country. He was certainly its best scientist and inventor. Additionally, he excelled in business, diplomacy, and practical political policy.

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3. He understood germ theory. Franklin was one of the first to suggest that colds and flu “may possibly be spread by contagion” rather than cold air, the common belief during his time. “People often catch cold from one another when shut up together in close rooms, coaches, etc., and when sitting near and conversing so as to breathe in each other’s transpiration.” His recommendation was for people, especially during a flu and cold season, to get as much fresh

air as possible. Throughout his life, Franklin maintained ventilation in his home and especially his bedroom, where he kept the window open, even throughout the winter. 4. He described signs of lead poisoning and its treatment. Franklin observed a disturbing phenomenon. Tradesmen who worked with lead often experienced health issues such as joint pain, stiffness, paralysis, and severe intestinal problems. Friends further raised his curiosity about this issue by pointing out that people who drank rum from stills that used metal coils also exhibited similar signs and symptoms. Functioning much like a contemporary epidemiologist, Franklin concluded that the cause was lead poisoning. He strongly recommended caution when working with the metal and suggested that the coils of stills be replaced by tin rather than pewter, which contained large amounts of lead. 5. He created a new musical instrument. In 1761, Franklin attended a concert in England where all the music was performed on wineglasses of various sizes. That event sparked his imagination, and a few months later he produced an “armonica.” He attached 37 glass bowls of Brainteasers

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“The same convexity of glass through which a man sees clearest and best at the distance proper for reading is not the best for greater distances. I therefore had formerly two pair of spectacles, which I shifted occasionally … “I had the glasses cut and half of each kind associate in the same circle. By this means, as I wear my spectacles constantly, I have only to move my eyes up or down, as I wanted to see distinctly far or near, the proper glasses being always ready.”

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different sizes to a spindle rigged with a foot pedal and flywheel to spin. Once set in motion, a person could play them simply by touching the spinning rims with a wet finger. Franklin’s armonica became very popular in European circles. Mozart and Beethoven wrote music for it and Marie Antoinette took armonica lessons. 6. He promoted the benefits of physical exercise. Living in a time when life expectancy was between 35 and 40 years, Ben Franklin lived to a ripe, healthy, and happy 84 years. His “secret” was to work out, arguing that one of the most effective ways of warding off illnesses

was to exercise. In early America, he was unique in stating that the best measure of exercise was not duration but intensity, emphasizing the importance of perspiration. As a scientist he understood that a workout needed to be challenging and cleansing enough to produce sweat, thereby allowing the body to remove toxins. Ben Franklin died at 11 p.m. April 17, 1790, at age 84. Nearly 20,000 mourners gathered in Philadelphia to pay their respects to a man whose inventions and scientific discoveries changed their world and who helped create a new nation.

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