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Turning Wood into Wonderful In Retirement, Local Man Takes on Fulltime Woodturning By Beth Anne Heesen He might be retired, but Robert Gochnauer is hard at work dawn to dusk most days. In his home-based woodturning shop, that is. The 75-year-old knew he needed something to pour his time into when he retired 13 years ago. “My wife Mary Anne and I, we don’t like traveling too much,” he said. “But both of us need to be busy. She does sewing and if I didn’t do woodturning, my life would be that I’d be grumpy,” he said with a laugh. What makes woodturning unique from other forms of woodworking is that the wood rotates while the artist works with it. Gochnauer places a log on a machine tool known as a lathe that turns the log while he cuts and shapes it into something beautiful. He likes to work with wet, green logs. Among his creations are bowls, plates, pepper mills, clocks, miniature Christmas trees, and other Christmas ornaments. He makes pens and letter openers for graduation gifts. Some of his favorite pieces are a set of bowls with bark left on them. He also makes specialty items for antique dealers, who might need a special rung for a chair or a doorknob smaller than anything they can find in a store. please see WOOD page 25 Local woodturner Robert Gochnauer compares a completed bowl, left, to a work still in progress, right.




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Angelo Coniglio ast month, I reviewed online genealogical sites including “list” sites; state and county sites; genealogical society sites; and the passenger manifest sites and To continue:

L Stephen Morse ( has sites that allow searches of émigrés to Castle Garden and Ellis Island but also to Baltimore, Boston, Galveston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, as well as Canadian and other ports. After a search, the user is redirected to the site that holds the information; for example, or For other ports, you’ll be redirected to, reviewed below. If the redirection site requires subscription (payment) and/or registration, you’ll have to do so before you can actually view the information. Morse’s sites allow direct viewing of manifests by ship name and voyage date. This can be helpful if other searches have led to a manifest supposedly for your ancestor but with incorrectly recorded information due to a computer error by, etc. You can look at the manifests page by page until you find the correct one. RootsWeb: RootsWeb ( is the Internet’s oldest genealogy site. It’s free and is now affiliated with, reviewed below. The site is loaded with features, including genealogy hints, surname searches, etc. Some of the links lead to sites or services that must be paid for; however, one major service is free. RootsWeb posts actual family trees of others who have uploaded them. These trees can be searched by a person’s name, and you may find your ancestor in a tree that was researched and posted by someone else, possibly a relative. You can contact the author of the tree for further information. The trees are only as good as the

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authors and may or may not contain details such as birthplaces, exact birth dates, etc. However, this site can be very valuable. If you have your own family tree in a database, you can upload it for others to see, opening the potential that long-lost relatives may see it and contact you. Having a tree available to online viewers is a way to connect with others researching the same families. RootsWeb is easy to navigate and provides various formats to view your data. For privacy, the displays do not show the names of anyone living but born after 1930, protecting their privacy.

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Similar sites are the free sites GenCircles ( and There are numerous other sites with similar information, which can be found through an Internet search for “family trees,” but be forewarned: Most require paid registration, or at a minimum, your email address so that you can be put on their advertising mailing list. and FamilySearch: I’ve discussed both of these sites in detail in the past. is a paid subscription site that provides images of varied original documents: passenger manifests, U.S. censuses, U.S. naval muster rolls, etc., while FamilySearch ( is the Mormon genealogy site that provides lists of vital records, such as microfilms available for rental or video courses on research for specific nationalities. Much of the information to be found on these sites is secondary but valuable. In specific instances, real, original (photocopies) of primary information is there online. For example, has original civil birth, marriage, and

death records for 1866 through 1910 for each of the 23 towns in the central Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. (By complete coincidence, that happens to be the province of my ancestors. This is known in the trade as “genealogical serendipity”!) Like RootsWeb and GenCircles, has online family trees submitted by members. You are given the choice to allow your tree to be public and viewable by other subscribers or private, viewable by you alone. The above sites are but a few of the thousands devoted to some aspect of genealogy. New information is being added constantly, and many sites, even if they don’t have the information you’re looking for, link to others that do. If you’re interested in the subject, set aside some time to seriously “surf the Web” to see which sites best fit your needs, and be sure to visit local (offline) sources, such as public libraries, genealogical societies, and Family History Centers. There is overlap between many of these sources, but that’s a good thing. The more corroboration you have for a piece of data, the better. The search process may be different at different sites or localities, and that, too, can be valuable. Take censuses, for example: If you’re not sure about names, but do know where your ancestors lived, lets you search by county, city ward, etc.; if you’re not a “computer geek,” many library and genealogical societies have paper copies of censuses covering their local areas that you can search in the conventional way. This ends my brief discussion of “general sites.” Next time, I’ll discuss sites for research of ancestors from specific countries. Angelo Coniglio encourages readers to contact him by writing to 438 Maynard Drive, Amherst, NY 14226; by email at; or by visiting ogyTips.htm.

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Color Me Fall Theodore Rickard n our part of the world, public entertainment each fall is furnished by the trees. They change color—all except the pine trees, of course. On all the others, the green leaves turn to gold or orange or dark red. And the rural areas within driving distance trigger a sort of pilgrimage to go look at them. Although memory tends to dim, we could recall the occasion years ago when


we loaded the children into the station wagon and sallied forth to view the fall colors. In the vernacular of the youngsters, this was “boor-ing” to the extreme. The then-2-year-old tired of listening to the squabbling of his older siblings and fell asleep in his car seat. The oldest reread The Catcher in the Rye—parts of it aloud to elicit drown-out cries from the

next two oldest. The 6-year-old, from his vantage point in the third seat of the station wagon that she shared with the spare tire, kept updating her parents on what was going on as though they couldn’t hear it all themselves. An item in the Sunday paper had pointed out a route guaranteed to thrill us with the most vibrant of the fall

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Such Is Life

Facing Fear: My Triumph in a Taxi Saralee Perel


ou can do this,” my husband said, as we were about to get into the back of a New York

City cab. “No, Bob. I can’t.” Monstrous claustrophobic tentacles were rearing their hideous suction cups. We were standing in line outside Penn Station. Taxis pulled up, one after another in a whirlwind, and whisked everyone, including the women and children, away. What we tell ourselves influences our behavior. And I was giving myself all the wrong messages. As our turn in purgatory approached, I thought, “I’m going to have a panic attack in the cab, and (here’s the important part) I won’t be able to handle it.” This is the same thing that lots of people go through in elevators, dentist

to our hotel, I was filled with self-hatred. This “relapse,” as therapists would call it, was, in my mind, going to be permanent. I started to cry as we lumbered with our suitcases down the crowded avenue. I was a pathetic sight, tears dripping down my face. I stopped and put my bags down. “Wait,” I said to Bob. He looked at me with anguish on his face. “It’s OK,” he said, wiping my cheek with his fingers. “No. It’s not. Everybody in the world can get into a cab but me.” I watched as cabs sped by, knowing they were forever off-limits to me. And that’s when the miracle and the magic happened. Bob, always mysteriously simpatico, put his arm around my shoulder. “Everybody’s afraid of something,” he said. He saw me eyeing the cabs. “You

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month offices, and airplanes—the fear of the fear. I continued my, “No, I can’t!” thinking. I imagined myself in the tiny space in the backseat with my huge suitcase on my lap and smushed up against my face so I’d suffocate and die. This figures, I thought to myself. All this time I’ve assumed I’d die in a car crash, an airplane, or from some horrible, contagious disease. Instead, I’ll be

snuffed out by a Samsonite. Of course, my body systems began to skyrocket into a full fight-or-flight panic response. “Breathe,” Bob said. “I am,” I said defensively. “I’m just not breathing out.” “Breathe,” he repeated. “And focus.” “I’m not having a baby, Bob!” I screamed. “I’m having a panic attack.” And so, as we walked the eight blocks


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don’t have to do it, but if you wanted to, how would you pull it off?” “With a whiskey IV.” “I mean it.” I tried to remember what had worked for me in the past. “I’d tell myself that anxiety symptoms are just that and that I’m not insane. And I’d say that the symptoms feel terrible but they won’t last.” He nodded encouragingly. Now I was on a roll. I pictured myself in the taxi, not necessarily in a calm state, because I knew realistically that was not likely to happen this time. Instead I saw myself looking out the window, feeling quite anxious, but (and this is the important part) knowing I could handle it. I wasn’t going to go crazy or have a heart attack or whatever my fill-in-the-blank terror would be. Becoming calm wasn’t necessarily my goal. Doing what I wanted in spite of and along with the anxiety was. I wanted to hail a cab. I took one step toward the sidewalk. The prickly heat of tension covered my arms. I stopped. I’m not letting you win, I growled silently to my demons. I took two more venturing steps ahead. I forced my arm in the air and a cab slowed down. My knees lost most of their strength but they still held me up. I turned back. “I can’t do it for you,” Bob said. “It has to be your victory.” And with the hard steel look of an Olympian sprinter poised at the ready, I heard the starter gun go off in my head. With my level of terror only matched by my level of determination, I raised my arm. The cab stopped. I opened the door quickly before I could talk myself out of it. I am doing this come hell or high water or anything you want to throw at me, you lousy panic monster! The symptoms came on like a rushing army.

I can tolerate it, I thought. My heart pounded; my body shook. I felt the dread of impending doom. “Nothing’s going to happen,” I said like a mantra. “These sensations can’t hurt me.” My breathing became rapid and shallow. “You’ve been through this a hundred times before,” I said to myself. “Breathe from your diaphragm. Long, deep breaths to the slow rhythmic count of four. That will take you down. It always does. Just wait it out.” I can’t handle this! I began to think. “Don’t listen in,” I said back to myself. “Concentrate on your breathing. You can handle this. It’s an adrenaline rush and I promise it will pass.” And then I added, with a loving whisper to my frightened, brave soul, “I am so very proud of you.” We made it to the hotel. I had given myself well-rehearsed “yes, you can,” messages. And it worked. Now, lots of people might not think it takes courage to get into a cab. Not compared to scaling a mountain or speaking in front of 200 people. But it’s all the same. I believe everything in this life is what we make of it in our hearts and our heads and, therefore, our actions. My parting words are this: If you panic in supermarket lines or airplanes or driving over bridges or in crowded malls and are able to muster the courage to proceed, even for just a tiny part of the way, then you are a medal-deserving Olympian hero, in every sense of the word. The finish line has nothing to do with crossing that line or the having the fastest time. It’s taking the first, trembling step.

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Thank-You Notes Candace O’Donnell very October I remind myself that Halloween means more than goblins and pumpkins. It is the eve of All Saints’ Day. So, on this holiday I pause to thank by name special deceased relatives and friends who have bequeathed, by example, precious gifts to me. I can’t claim that I’ve used each of their gifts to its fullest potential yet, but at least I can offer each of them a prayer of gratitude. You could say that my mother had a tragic life. She was divorced when I was a toddler; she floundered through a series of low-paying jobs; and she suffered many health problems, including alcoholism. She died at 54, primarily as a result of her five-pack-a-day nicotine addiction. But through it all, Mommy retained her infectious sense of humor. That is her greatest gift to me, along with her


fondness for words and reading. She loved to quote Shakespeare. I can also trace my ham gene to her. In the ’30s, she had been an extra in Hollywood and claimed to have performed a “sister act” with Betty Grable. We still have her glamour shot with her marcelled, bleached waves, leaning back seductively. Because my mother was often ill, my aunt—her sister—and my uncle served

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her sense of obligation to help others. One other gift—she was way ahead of her time in physical fitness: walking, swimming, ice skating, and playing tennis to stay healthy. I’ll never match her energy, but I do try to keep the rust off. My Uncle Eddie was a real character, aptly described by my husband as “a piece of work.” He was a natural comedian, regaling the entire neighborhood with his antics: cleaning the clogged drains on the roof in his underwear while bantering with the assembled crowd, putting his beloved golden retriever through her tricks on top of the local bar, dancing while belting “I Want a Big Fat Mama” at the top of his lungs. He was an incredibly generous friend and neighbor, especially with his time, volunteering his considerable jack-of-all-

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trades talents for hours. Although I’m all thumbs, I try to follow his lead by sharing whatever limited skills I have— babysitting, cooking, proofreading, listening, etc., when my friends need a hand. I admit I’ll never match his “grace under pressure,” as Ernest Hemingway put it. When a tornado flattened his four-story, plate-glass warehouse, he was destroyed financially, but I never heard him whine, “Why me?” My Nana, my father’s mother, was an operant definition of charisma. Reared on a farm, she rose to own a secretarial school, and she traveled widely, a little pouter pigeon in her matching silk suits and hats, speaking about career opportunities for young ladies in business. She was also a Christian Science practitioner with many devoted followers. She was a legendary cook, and her groaning board at Thanksgiving was surrounded by people she had healed. She basked in the adulation. I once saw her persuade a cab driver to sing “God is Working His Purpose Out” along with us, and he didn’t even know the song! From Nana I inherited my love of singing, my introduction to the Bible, my tendency to consult a doctor or take medicine only as a last resort, and, you guessed it, an extra dose of that ham gene. Lancaster’s late, revered Jeanne Clemson, founder of the Actors’ Company, inspired generations of actors and theater lovers. At an age when most of us would have been content to rest on our laurels, she

continued to teach, direct, and sometimes perform. I witnessed her, well into her 80s, running a tedious 12-hour technical rehearsal—patient, smiling, encouraging, and standing. I used to tease Jeanne that if you so much as licked a single stamp and put it on a single fundraising letter to be mailed for the Fulton Theatre, you would receive a handwritten thank-you note from her. I would be thrilled to think that I can emulate a fraction of her long-term stamina and graciousness. My friend Carolyn (Sis) Hollister served as my role model for motherhood. She never missed a sports event for her three children; she was a den mother and a room mother; and she counted all the money raised at the annual carnival to benefit her kids’ school. She set high standards for her children, and they all excelled in college and career. Like my Uncle Eddie, she left the example of “grace under pressure,” facing her long battle with cancer with rock-solid faith, never a hint of selfpity, and, believe it or not, her characteristic giggle. Remembering that giggle is one of my lasting presents from Sis. Maybe a tiny touch of her courage will come to me when I need it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for these pearls beyond price, for these seven examples I’ve described, and for all my “saints.”

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Golden Visions Senior Community Center – (717) 633-5072 Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471

York County Library Programs Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock, 32 Main St., Glen Rock, (717) 235-1127 Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, (717) 927-9014 Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – Purls of Brogue Knitting Club Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, (717) 432-5613 Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover, (717) 292-6814 Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, (717) 225-3220 Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, (717) 632-5183 Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion, (717) 244-2032 Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, (717) 252-4080 Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, (717) 846-5300 Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, (717) 993-2404

Northeastern Senior Community Center – (717) 266-1400 Red Land Senior Citizen Center – (717) 938-4649 South Central Senior Community Center – (717) 235-6060 Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. – Exercise Classes Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Wii Games Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Blanket Knotting Project Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. – County Picnic at York Revolution Oct. 14, 6 p.m. – Make Apple Dumplings for Fall Festival Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – Halloween Party Susquehanna Senior Center – (717) 244-0340

Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury, (717) 235-4313

White Rose Senior Center – (717) 843-9704,

Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, (717) 938-5599

Windy Hill Senior Center – (717) 225-0733

Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, (717) 428-1034

Yorktown Senior Center – (717) 854-0693

Programs and Support Groups Oct. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Dockenspeilers German Band Concert Brown’s Farm Market & Garden Center 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville (717) 428-2036

Free and open to the public

Just a snippet of what you may be missing … please call or visit their website for more information.

Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Caregiver Support Group Golden Visions Senior Community Center 250 Fame Ave., #125, Hanover (717) 633-5072

Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784

Oct. 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Embracing Aging: A Community Conversation York College DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall 441 Country Club Road, York (717) 848-3733

Oct. 11 and 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Women with Depression/Mood Disorders Support Group Emanuel Methodist Church 40 Main St., Loganville (717) 747-8924

Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ray Owen Performance Brown’s Farm Market & Garden Center 3100 N. George St., Emigsville (717) 767-4142

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Clean 3 Sweaters for the Price of 2!


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This is an easy meal for fall when the days turn colder and rainy. Add some chewy bread and a salad or some fruit for a complete meal. I like this chowder later in the season when we can still get local sweet corn that is tender and crisp. Other times of the year, I add frozen or canned corn kernels. Bags of cooked, peeled shrimp are a great convenience food when cooking for two. Watch for sales and keep a bag in your freezer.

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Makes 2 servings 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup (1 medium) chopped onion 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken broth 6 small new potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup milk (use 2 percent or whole) 2 ears fresh sweet corn 8 ounces cooked medium shrimp 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce, or to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in the flour and cook 30 seconds. Stir in the chicken broth, salt, and pepper and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Cut sweet corn from the cobs. Scrape the cobs with the edge of a spoon to release milk. Add to the pan and cook 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until heated through. Season to taste with sriracha sauce. Garnish each serving with chopped chives and bacon.

Cook’s Note: Because new varieties of sweet corn maintain their sweetness longer, it keeps its flavor a day or two in the refrigerator. When I buy sweet corn, I look for moist husks and ears that feel full. Once you peel back the husk, the sugar begins to turn to starch, changing the flavor. Recently I began cutting the stalk close to the ear of corn, making the husk easier to remove. After removing the silk, hold the ear upright and cut off kernels using a knife or corn cutter. You can substitute 3/4 cup frozen corn or one (11-ounce) can corn, drained, when local corn is unavailable. Pat Sinclair announced the publication of her second cookbook, Scandinavian Classic Baking (Pelican Publishing), in February 2011. This book has a color photo of every recipe. Her first cookbook, Baking Basics and Beyond (Surrey Books), won the 2007 Cordon d’Or from the Culinary Arts Academy. Contact her at

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Home Care Services & Hospice Providers Agency Name Telephone/Website

Alliance Home Help (800) 444-4598 (toll-free)

Year Est.

Counties Served






Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York


Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, York

Country Meadows At Home (888) 754-2220 (toll-free)


Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York

Garden Spot Village (717) 355-6000




Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill


Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill


Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, York

Central Penn Nursing Care, Inc. (717) 569-0451

Compassionate Care Hospice (717) 944-4466

Good Samaritan Home Health (717) 274-2591

Good Samaritan Hospice (717) 270-7672

Home Instead Senior Care (717) 731-9984; (717) 540-5201 (717) 741-9999

HomeCare of York/ White Rose Hospice (717) 843-5091



Other Services

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CCH provides specialized pain and symptom management to individuals at the end of life. Our goal is to help keep patients where they reside while counseling and supporting them and their caregivers.


Provides homemaker, companion, personal care, and transportation services, plus Alzheimer’s and dementia services, to older adults in their homes in a compassionate, respectful manner to help them maintain and enjoy personal independence.


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The Good Samaritan Health System VNA is a Pennsylvania licensed home health agency that is Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited. We work with your physician to provide nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care, and specialized care as needed.


The Good Samaritan Hospital provides services to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. We are Pennsylvania licensed, JCAHO accredited and Medicare certified. We provide services 24 hours per day with a team approach for medical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.


Wherever you call home, our compassionate CAREGivers are responsible, reliable, trained, fully insured and bonded, and thoroughly screened. Three hours to 24/7/365. Dementia assistance, medication reminders, personal hygiene care, mobility assistance, chores, errands/transportation.


When your physician recommends part-time or intermittent care, or the emotional support and pain control of hospice care, we can provide quality, professional medical care that allows you to stay at home. We provide individualized services by skilled registered nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, or speech), medical social workers, and home health aides.

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Home Care Services & Hospice Providers Agency Name Telephone/Website

Homeland Hospice (717) 221-7890

Hospice of Lancaster County (717) 295-3900; (717) 733-0699 (877) 506-0149; (717) 391-2421

Year Est.



Counties Served

Cumberland, Dauphin, York

Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York



Home Medicare Aides Certified?

Other Services


Exemplary care provided by a highly trained staff who address all patient and caregiver needs.


Not-for-profit hospice providing physical, emotional, and spiritual end-of-life care at home, nursing home, or one of our two inpatient care centers located in Lancaster County. Palliative care and bereavement support services. JCAHO accredited. Massage therapy, music therapy, and pet visits also available. Referrals 24 hours a day: (717) 391-2421.


Lancaster, York


Two- to 24-hour non-medical assistance provided by caregivers who care. Companionship, meal prep, bathing, cleaning, organizing, and personal care needs. Respite care, day surgery assistance. Personal organization services. Assistance with VA homecare benefits. Fiscal management services. PA license #10053601.

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Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York


For everyone’s peace of mind, 24-hour personal care in the home you love, yours! Premier, professional caregivers. Extensive background checks. Free home evaluations.

Sadie’s Angels (717) 917-1420



Locally owned and operated. On call 24/7. We offer non-medical in home assistance, errands, yard work, companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation. No long-term contracts. Independence is only a phone call away.


Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, York


Owners Leslie and Sandra Hardy are members of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. We have contracts with the VA and the Area Agency on Aging. Private insurance and self-payment are also accepted. Friendly faces, helping hands, warm hearts. Skilled nursing also available.


Up to 24-hour non-medical care including companionship, respite care, personal hygiene and laundry, meal prep, and errands. Choose your caregiver from a list of thoroughly screened, bonded, and insured caregivers. Nurse owned and operated.


Home care specialists in physical, occupational, and speech therapy; nursing; cardiac care; and telehealth. Disease management, innovative technologies, and education help you monitor your condition to prevent hospitalization. Licensed non-profit agency; Medicare certified; Joint Commission accredited.

Keystone In-Home Care, Inc. (717) 898-2825 (866) 857-4601 (toll-free)

Safe Haven Quality Care, LLC (717) 258-1199; (717) 238-1111 (717) 582-4110; (717) 582-9977

Visiting Angels (717) 393-3450; (717) 751-2488 (717) 630-0067

VNA Community Care Services (717) 544-2195; (888) 290-2195 (toll-free) VNA_Community_Care.htm



Lancaster, York

Berks, Chester, Lancaster

This is not an all-inclusive list of agencies and providers. These advertisers are eager to provide additional information about their services.

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Smile of the Month

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Jeffrey R. Lander, MD Board certified with 27 years of experience Completed more than 5,400 cataract surgeries No shot, no stitch cataract surgery with all post-surgical care by the surgeon

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October 30th is

Create a Great Funeral Day

Savvy Senior

Funeral Preplanning Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are both in our 70s and have been talking about getting our funeral and burial arrangements taken care of. Do you have helpful suggestions on this matter? – Still Kicking Dear Kicking, Planning your funeral in advance is a smart idea. Not only does it give you time to make a thoughtful decision on the type of service you want, but it also allows you to shop around to find a good funeral provider and will spare your family the stress of making these decisions at an emotional time. Here are some suggestions to consider.

Compare Providers Choosing a quality funeral provider is your first step and most important decision in preplanning your funeral. No matter what type of funeral or memorial service you envision for yourself, it’s wise to talk with several funeral homes so you can

More and more people choose to purchase their cemetery property in advance of need. By doing so, they provide a true gift of love to their surviving family members. Purchasing cemetery property now protects the entire family from uncertainty and the stress of making decisions when a death occurs. It also allows you to make your own choices while keeping costs as low as possible by buying at today’s prices. Dignity Memorial cemeteries offer high quality cemetery services and merchandise plus these other benefits: affordable prearrangements, inflation protection, family coverage, transferability, away from home protection, and peace of mind.

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adequately compare the different services and prices. Funeral Rule Are you aware of the “funeral rule,” a federal law that requires funeral directors to provide you with an itemized price list of their products and services? Be sure to ask for it and review it carefully. The price list lets you choose only the products and services you want. (Note: If state or local law requires you to buy a particular service, the funeral provider must disclose it on the price list, along with a reference to the law.) Casket Shopping You can save big—at least 50 percent—by purchasing a casket from a casket store versus the funeral home, and the funeral home providing your service must accept it (it’s the law). A simple Internet search for “casket stores” plus your area will help you locate both brick-and-mortar and online casket

sources. Another good shopping resource is Costco (, which offers its members a large variety of caskets and urns at discounted prices. Savvy Fact: According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral today is around $6,500, not including cemetery charges. Should You Prepay? Preplanning your funeral doesn’t mean you have to prepay too, but if you are considering paying in advance, be cautious. Prepaid plans are not regulated by federal law, and state regulation is uneven. Before you sign anything, here are some areas you need to be very clear on: • Be sure you know exactly what you’re paying for. Get a detailed, itemized price list and compare with other funeral providers before committing. • Are the prices “locked in,” or will an additional payment be required at the time of death? • What happens if you move to a different area or die while away from home? Some prepaid funeral plans can be transferred but often at an added cost.

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• Are you protected if the funeral home goes out of business or if it’s bought out by another company? • Can you cancel the contract and get a full refund if you change your mind? If you do decide to prepay, get all the details of the agreement in writing, have the funeral director sign it, and give copies to your family so they know what’s expected. Other Options There are other ways to set aside money for your funeral, rather than giving it to a funeral home. You can set up a payable-on-death, or POD, account at your bank, naming the person you want to handle your arrangements as the beneficiary. With this type of account, you

maintain control of your money, so if you need funds for medical expenses or something else, you can withdraw it at any time. This type of fund is also available immediately at the time of your death without the delay of probate. And if you’re concerned about Medicaid eligibility, check the laws of your state. Some states will exempt POD accounts if they’re set up as irrevocable trusts. Savvy Tip: The Funeral Consumers Alliance ( is a good resource that provides a variety of free online funeral planning publications that are very helpful. They also offer an end-of-life planning kit called “Before I Go, You Should Know.� To order a kit, call (800) 765-0107. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book.

Book Review

Something You Forgot ‌ Along the Way By Kentetsu Takamori

5IF "CJMJUZ UP MJWF BO FOIBODFE MJGF omething You Forgot ‌ Along the Way: Stories of Wisdom and Learning introduces 65 heartwarming stories that show what it means to learn from life’s events. These simple yet beautiful tales invite us to look deeper into almost any situation in life. In the tradition of Aesop’s Fables, each story concludes with a moral lesson. In these lessons, the author gives us a perspective on people and events that is both rare and unexpected, demonstrating a profound understanding of the human condition. This book is a joy to read for anyone: teenagers looking to share in the wisdom of an adult; parents and teachers who wish to share something invaluable with their children or pupils; and all people everywhere, young or old, who seek to better themselves and the



world they live in. Takamori’s book sold more than 650,000 copies in Japan. It is on sale at Barnes & Noble,, independent spiritual stores, and various hospital gift shops. About the Author Kentetsu Takamori is a Pure Land Buddhist teacher born in Japan in 1929. He has lectured throughout Japan and worldwide on Buddhism for more than half a century. He is the author of several bestselling titles in Japanese. You Were Born for a Reason: The Real Purpose of Life was the first of his works to be published in English. He lives with his wife and their dog in a small town in Toyama Prefecture overlooking the Japan Sea.





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Travel Appetizers: Stories that Whet the Appetite for Travel


Oz for Animals By Andrea Gross ions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!” I find myself humming the familiar tune from The Wizard of Oz when I’m interrupted by a loud roar. It seems that a nearby lion is trying to tell me something. My husband and I are visiting The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary, a land every bit as amazing as the mythical Oz. Here, and at other sanctuaries across the country, injured and abused animals are being rehabilitated and given a safe haven in which to live out their lives in relative comfort. Their stories are heartbreaking, tales of people who didn’t realize that wild animals can’t be domesticated into lovable pets, of zoos that overbred in order to get cute babies that would increase attendance, of people who wanted to use animals as roadside attractions. What on Earth were these people



A black skimmer feeds her chicks outside the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. The chicks are between 2 and 4 days old. © MARINA SCARR PHOTOGRAPHY

thinking? (At least the Scarecrow admitted he didn’t have a brain.) Here, three sanctuaries that welcome visitors: Birds in Florida Part hospital, part long-term care

This Northern Gannet, which has only one eye, will remain at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary for his entire life.

facility, the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary ( in Indian Shores, Fla., concentrates on the four R’s:

rescue, repair, rehabilitate, and, if possible, release. As the largest wild bird hospital in the United States, it’s a ray of hope for birds that have been caught in fishing lines, been wounded by gunshot, ingested pesticide, or been injured or poisoned in other ways. More than 8,000 birds, from large birds of prey to tiny songbirds, receive help each year in the sanctuary’s extraordinary hospital, which includes an ER room, surgical center, recovery area, and convalescent home. Birds that are unable to live in the wild receive long-term housing. The sanctuary is open year round except for major holidays and, unlike most other sanctuaries, admission is free. Carnivores in Colorado Nearly 300 lions, tigers, wolves, bears, and assorted other animals live at The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary please see OZ page 20


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By Myles Mellor and Sally York


Elephants have space to roam at California’s PAWS rehabilitation center.

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Visitors to Colorado’s Wildlife Animal Sanctuary can view the animals from a boardwalk that encircles the facility.

This tiger, rescued from horrendous conditions, now has a safe place to live at Colorado’s Wildlife Animal Sanctuary.

(, the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States. It recently received national attention when it rescued 25 ex-circus lions from Bolivia. Now, instead of living eight to a small cage, the lions roam the grasslands northeast of Denver. A long boardwalk winds around the facility, allowing visitors to view the stillcaged animals from above and the freeroaming ones through a telescope. The best time to go is early morning, late afternoon, or during feeding times, which can be found out by calling (303) 536-0118.

That’s why it was big news in 2007 when the Performing Animal Welfare Society ( became the first sanctuary in North America to house a bull elephant. Started in 1984 by Pat Derby, who had trained animals in Hollywood for television shows such as Gunsmoke and Lassie, PAWS has three facilities and houses approximately 100 animals, including nine elephants, three of which are bulls. The newest of the three facilities, Ark 2000, is located near San Andreas, Calif., and comprises 2,300 acres—a veritable mansion for the animals, many of which spent their earlier lives being forced to perform for humans. Guests are welcomed several times a year for special events.

Elephants in California Even sanctuaries that house potentially dangerous animals like lions and tigers generally draw the line at elephants. Elephants—especially bulls—simply require too much space.

Photos © Irv Green except where noted; story by Andrea Gross (

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SENIOR IDOL Voices Combine for Rewind PA STATE

By Megan Joyce If there was ever any doubt that Central Pennsylvanians know true talent, the recent PA STATE SENIOR IDOL Rewind show dispelled all uncertainties. Held at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, the show accomplished the unprecedented feat of bringing together all six winners of the annual PA STATE SENIOR IDOL competition for an evening of undeniably special music. Each of the Idols—Charles Lee, 2006; Diane Wilson-Bedford, 2007; Barry Surran, 2008; Donna Mark, 2009; Chris Poje, 2010; and Peggy Kurtz Keller, 2011—were able to perform solo numbers that reminded audience members just why the Idols had earned their titles. But it was the duets, trios, and full-group performances that truly sparkled. Each was a surprisingly harmonious blend of seemingly disparate singing styles, crossing musical genres and varying tempos to give rise to the robust sound that only six strong and able vocalists can combine to create. The night kicked off with a “Celebration” medley as the six SENIOR IDOLs assembled on stage, four from behind the curtains and two delighting the crowd with their surprise entrances from the rear of the theater. An oldies medley was next, and both song mixes gave each Idol a chance to step forward and showcase their individual style and talent before blending back into the six-person sonic powerhouse. A variety of song choices followed. Lee performed “I Can’t Get Next to You” by The Temptations; Mark sang the gospel award-winner “You Raise Me Up”; Wilson-Bedford presented “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; and Poje sang The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.” The first duet of the evening was “Unforgettable,” performed by Mark and Surran. Surran then came back on stage to sing “I Had the Craziest Dream” from the movie Springtime in the Rockies; he was followed by Keller performing “Cabaret.” The last performance before the evening’s intermission was a “visit from beyond” by the Rat Pack, with Lee, Poje, and Surran filling in for Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin, respectively. The trio presented a medley of oldies amidst playful, “in-character” banter. After the house lights came back on and the audience was reseated, the three Idol ladies took their turn on stage with the 1964 classic “My Guy.” Next, Lee presented a soulful version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”; Keller added some jazz to “Summertime”; Surran’s tones took on a Latino vibe with “Sway”; and Wilson-Bedford showed she can hit the notes like Whitney Houston with “I Believe in You and Me.” Poje returned next, still channeling Sinatra with “Mack the Knife.” Keller then joined him on stage for their duet, “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera. The last of PA STATE SENIOR IDOL Rewind’s solo performances went to Mark and her rendition of “Sh-boom.” The show concluded on a rousing note, first with a nod to all veterans and servicemen and women in the audience, followed by a sing-along of “God Bless the USA,” which had audience members on their feet. For photos and highlights from the 2011 PA STATE SENIOR IDOL Rewind show, or for information about the 2012 auditions for the PA STATE SENIOR IDOL competition, visit

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Photo: Kem Lee

Kathryn Stockett

One Book, One Community is a program through the public library systems in Central Pennsylvania designed to encourage dialogue about a particular book, foster lifelong learning, and develop strong community ties. The Help by Kathryn Stockett is this year’s selection. Special events and group discussions will take place in October at your local library.

This Month in History: October Events • Oct. 5, 1813 – Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh was defeated and killed during the War of 1812. Regarded as one of the greatest American Indians, he was a powerful orator who defended his people against white settlement. When the War of 1812 broke out, he joined the British as a brigadier general and was killed at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario. • Oct. 13, 1792 – The cornerstone of the White House was laid by George Washington. The building, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., is three stories tall with more than 100 rooms and was designed by James Hoban. In November 1800, President John Adams and his family moved in. The building was first known as the “Presidential Palace” but acquired the name “White House” about 10 years after its completion. It was burned by British troops in 1814, then reconstructed, refurbished, and reoccupied in 1817. • Oct. 15, 1917 – World War I spy Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad at Vincennes Barracks, outside Paris.

Birthdays • Oct. 2 – Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869-1948) was born in Porbandar, India. He achieved worldwide fame for his devout lifestyle and nonviolent resistance, which ended British rule over India. He was assassinated by a religious fanatic in the garden of his home in New Delhi on Jan. 30, 1948.


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silence. This didn’t mean they were listening: only that they were concentrating on poking one another. Only the restraint of seatbelts forestalled an all-in wrestling match. But I was listening to the reading with the result that I missed the turn-off to the country highway that the newspaper guaranteed provided the very best of colorful viewing. It took a few minutes to get turned around amid a symphony of horn-blowing by other motorists as I slowed down enough to avoid missing the turn-off yet again. It took about 10 minutes on the county route before the inevitable question arose. “Are we there yet?” It came from my bride, the mother of the brood, and it was enunciated loudly and clearly, preempting everything in her following burst of laughter. There was a moment of silence in the car. Even the 6-year-old interrupted his live-action news broadcast, and the recitation of the adventures of Holden Caulfield was finally silenced. “Oh, there they are!” interrupted. One of the children had finally looked out the window. The narrow road was flanked with what I think were mature

oak trees. And they were majestically magnificent in wreaths of gold and scarlet and colors ranging all the way to the deepest maroon. Traffic ahead of me had slowed to a crawl. Obviously, others subscribed to the Sunday newspaper. For 15 minutes or more, we cruised slowly by the fall spectacular of nature’s power and grace. “Gee,” I heard somebody say in the backseat. And it broke the silence that had somehow descended. “Gee!” I had heard this “gee” before. It was when we took the kids to Washington and visited the National Cathedral. The last time we made the fall color trip, there was just the two of us in the car. We had stopped for lunch. The restaurant was highway neocolonial with maple furniture and checked tablecloths. We’d been there before. It featured homemade soups and brown betty dessert, and the washrooms were clean. I’m sure they still had a children’s menu. I was going to ask. But I didn’t. And I don’t know why. It was near sunset, and we were just about back home when I heard from the front seat next to me: “Are we there yet?” Both of us smiled in the creeping dusk of the fall of the year.

• Oct. 26 – Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Park Ridge, Ill., in 1947. She was first lady from 1993-2001 during the presidency of her husband, Bill Clinton. In 2000, she became the only first lady ever elected to the U.S. Senate, serving as a Democrat from New York. She was reelected in 2006 and then began a presidential campaign, hoping to become America’s first female president. She lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, who went on to win the general election and appointed her as U.S. Secretary of State in 2008. • Oct. 28 – Microsoft founder Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Wash., in 1955. In 1975, he co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, designing software for IBM computers. By 1980, Microsoft became the leading software company for IBM-compatible computers. Gates became a billionaire by age 31 and remains one of the world’s wealthiest individuals.


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Celiac Disease and ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling Gloria May, M.S., R.N., CHES orth Carolina resident Paul Evan Seelig has been sentenced to nine to 11 years in prison— not for carjacking, burglary, or robbery, but for selling regular, everyday baked goods he had purchased and then relabeled as “gluten free.” Dozens of folks, many with celiac disease, testified at the trial as to how ill they had become after eating bread from Seelig’s “Great Specialty Bread Company.” Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is a digestive disorder brought on by ingesting certain proteins (glutens) found in wheat, rye, barley, the crossbreeds of any of these, and possibly oats, although researchers have differing opinions about whether or not oats are problematic for all celiac sufferers. Gluten triggers an autoimmune reaction in susceptible folks (there is a genetic component to celiac disease), which then damages the inner surface of the small intestine and can cause interference with the absorption of certain nutrients. This, in turn, can create vitamin deficiencies, weight loss, generalized feelings of weakness and fatigue, anemia, dental disorders, osteoporosis, and, if it occurs in children, it can result in stunted growth. There aren’t any clear symptoms of celiac disease, but typically the sufferer will complain of intermittent diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating after meals. Many folks who suspect they may have this disorder embark on their own gluten-free diet as a means of selfdiagnosis. If they do go to a doctor, they may undergo blood tests, have tissue samples of the small intestine taken to assess damage, or even be asked to swallow a


camera pill that collects pictures of the gut without the patient having to undergo surgical exploration. Celiac disease is on the rise, more than four times more common than it was 50 years ago. Currently it may affect as many as one in 100 people in the United States. Researchers don’t fully understand this increase, but Seelig obviously seized upon it as a business opportunity with potential for growth. While there is no cure for celiac disease, it can be managed with diet, although it requires vigilant label reading and menu scrutiny. Many foods are naturally gluten free; that is, they don’t contain the offending protein in their raw state and remain so if they are not “glutenized” by cooking methods such as coating them in flour before cooking or adding flour to them for thickening. Vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs are all naturally gluten free. The effort to get the FDA to establish a standardized definition of the term “gluten free,” which would serve to protect the public health by providing consumers with the assurance that foods bearing this label actually are gluten free, has been stalled for years. Seelig got in trouble because the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services did what the FDA didn’t do. As with most everything else, you have to be very cautious about any health claim a product makes, be it “low fat,” “heart healthy,” or, in this case, “gluten free.” Gloria May is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in adult health education and a Certified Health Education Specialist designation.

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Salute to a Veteran

The Atomic Bomb Ended His Career as a B-24 Pilot Robert D. Wilcox uring WWII, thousands of young men went through the Army’s aviation cadet program and performed heroically in a wide variety of fighter, bomber, and transport aircraft.


For others, however, the end of the war in Japan also meant the end of their ability to distinguish themselves in the aircraft they had learned to fly. And that was the fate of Warren Conrad, an accomplished athlete who

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had grown up in the ammunition at armorGermantown area near plated P-36s. The Philadelphia. bullets were frangible, Conrad had attended breaking up when they Temple University on hit the target. But an athletic scholarship. didn’t those bullets Because he had excelled sometimes hit a in a number of sports in vulnerable spot? high school, Temple Conrad agrees that it wanted him for its could happen. But he powerhouse gymnastics dryly adds that it program. He became rarely did. captain of their team Upon graduation that, in his sophomore from transition, he was year, won The Eastern made an instructor Intercollegiate Warren L. Conrad in 1943 while an for one cadet class. Chairmanship. And that’s when his aviation cadet in San Antonio. He had enlisted in life changed. That’s the Army Reserve, and when the A-bombs were after his sophomore dropped and Japan year, he was called up surrendered. Since the by the Army in war in the Pacific was December 1942. His over, the need for pilots basic training was at abruptly dried up. Camp Wheeler, Ga. Conrad’s half-day Then he considered additional duty himself very lucky to be assignment had been as accepted for the Army’s physical training officer, aviation cadet program, something for which he where he started with a was ideally equipped. short stint at the His gymnastics specialty College Training was parallel bars, Conrad showing his athletic Detachment at although he also did ability at a San Antonio pool. Michigan State College well on rings and the (now Michigan State pommel horse. Over University). time, he supervised hundreds of men in Soon, he was on his way to their physical training. Since entertainment was sparse—and classification in San Antonio. There, they much needed—he was asked to put decided whether the cadets would be together a gym show, “Conrad’s Aerial pilots, navigators, bombardiers … or, in Circus,” to entertain the troops. His the case of “washing out” altogether, group included four gymnasts, three privates in the Army. To his delight, Conrad was selected to divers (onto trampolines), three be a pilot, and he started his actual flying weightlifters, a circus clown, and a trapeze aerialist (straight from Ringling time in primary, basic, and advanced Brothers Circus). flying, all of which were in Oklahoma: It was during rehearsal that he was put primary in Tulsa, basic in Enid, and on orders to pick up a B-24 crew and fly advanced in Altus. them to the Pacific. How did he feel He flew twin-engine aircraft in about that? advanced, and after earning his wings “I thought it was terrific,” he says. “At and commission, he was sent for that age, you felt invulnerable. Nothing transition in B-24s in Harlingen, Texas. Half the day was for flying, and the other could happen to you. But the base commander had other ideas. He wanted was for additional duty. He remembers that, during the flying our gymnasts to put on their show. training, they often carried 10 gunnery Which we did. But a day after our show students who practiced by firing special ended, the A-bomb was dropped on

young guys of my age. It was a wonderful foundation for everything else that ever happened to me.” He mustered out of the Air Force at Kelly Field in February 1946 and returned to Temple to earn his degree. He stayed in the Air Reserve, finally retiring in 1982. After graduating from Temple, he taught for many years at Dobbins Vocational Technical High School in Philadelphia. In 1974, he joined the faculty at Philadelphia’s Central High

School, which was known for its strong program for academically talented athletes. After becoming department head and athletic director, he retired in 1986. He and Hazel have three children: a son who is a physician in Central Pennsylvania, a son who is a civil engineer in Texas, and a daughter who is a muralist in Florida. Together, they have brought the Conrads 12 grandchildren. Because their eldest son is an orthopedic surgeon in Central

Pennsylvania, they moved here in 2005 and ever since have been enjoying the many pleasures of the area, where today Conrad stays in shape by golfing, swimming, and riding his bike. But he says he often thinks back to those days in the Air Corps that provided such a strong foundation for the rest of his life.

The official name of his enterprise is it looks. With wood, you have to start simple: Robert H. Gochnauer over.” Woodturning. Not one to be wasteful, his mistakes What got him started was a class he make his home a little warmer in the took 24 years ago with David Ellsworth, winter. a prominent woodturning artist and “I heat myself with my mistakes,” he instructor from Bucks County. Back then said. “I’ve got a woodstove where I put it was a fun hobby for Gochnauer, but in what didn’t come out right.” now he does it full time. Sometimes a momentary lapse of To really get attention can into it, he said, lead to you almost have mistakes worse to be retired. The than ruined work isn’t work. While he profitable enough was never to make a living badly injured from. from “The woodturning, equipment is accidents do expensive,” he happen. said. “The lathe I “Once in a have is $6,000. while you’ll be Lamps of different shapes and sizes. We’re happy as doing a bowl long as we take in and it might more than we blow apart,” spend.” he said. “I Then there’s broke a bowl the time factor. in half while There’s the turning one cutting. The time and it hit sanding. The me in the shaping. shoulder. Sometimes he Another time paints. Once in a a piece of while he stains, wood hit me though he prefers in the nose the natural-wood An assortment of salt and pepper shakers, saffron and it look. Not to wouldn’t stop boxes, travel mugs, magnifying glasses, letter mention all the bleeding. I openers, and birdhouses. inspiration and had ice on it planning that go for two days.” into the work. But a little blood and a few bruises “A lot of people ask how long it takes aren’t enough to keep him away from his me to do it,” he said. “I take my time. If shop. “It takes a lot to get me stopped,” it doesn’t get finished today, I can do it he said. tomorrow. I’m retired. I can take a nice He does what he can to stay safe. lunch and dinner break.” Goggles on his eyes. Ear plugs in his He compares woodworking to pottery, ears. And he doesn’t let his thoughts with an exception: “With clay, you can wander too much. His focus stays on the reshape your work if you don’t like how task at hand.

“You better keep your mind on what you’re doing when something sharp’s spinning in front of you,” he said. While Gochnauer works from home, the woodturning clubs he’s involved in— Susquehanna Woodturners Club, Lancaster Area Woodturners, and Philadelphia Woodturning Center— connect him to people who share his interest. In fact, his woodshop has become the go-to place for classes because of its large size. He also donates items to organizations like Landis Valley Farm Museum and Hospice of Lancaster County, which then sell them in auctions. The

organizations are delighted to have his creations, and he’s happy to provide them. “To me, woodturning is really exciting,” he said. “It’s the satisfaction of taking an ugly piece of wood and making it look nice. I never get tired of it.”

Japan, and I never did see the Pacific.” The show proved to be another turning point in Conrad’s life, however— because a buddy’s girlfriend, Hazel Eadon, came to see the performance. It didn’t take long for Conrad to start dating her. And, on the day the war ended, he proposed … and she accepted. What did Conrad like about the military? “Well, it was wartime, and our military experience sharpened our feeling of patriotism. And I liked the discipline and the company of so many other


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Silver Threads

I Love Desi W.E. Reinka


hances are that, even as you read this, some television station, somewhere, is running I Love

Lucy. More than 50 years after the show’s first episode, Lucy’s zany comedy still plays. Everybody has a favorite episode: candy-packer Lucy cramming chocolates in her mouth; Lucy stomping grapes; Lucy’s TV pitch for Vitameatavegamin. Funny thing—hardly anyone talks about Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball’s onscreen and real-life husband. But Lucy wasn’t the only genius on the show. Arnaz was the show’s producer, the I in I Love Lucy. Part of Arnaz’s genius was limiting himself to a supporting role as the longsuffering husband of the nutty but lovable wife. Desi Arnaz blazed a technical trail when he came up with the idea of the “three-camera technique.” Previously, TV

shows were shot with a single camera, the way movies are filmed, with each scene being shot several times from separate angles. With three cameras rolling simultaneously, I Love Lucy became the first TV show to film in sequence before a live audience. Three cameras are expensive—three crews, three times as much film. But, boy, did it work. Take film quality. Other than being in black and white, I Love Lucy episodes still look like they were filmed yesterday. In contrast, kinescopes of other early “love” shows are too blurry for the rerun circuit.

Sixteen-year-old Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Archa III escaped Cuba with his family during the 1933 Revolution, landing virtually penniless in Miami. While still in high school, Arnaz became a protégé of bandleader Xavier Cugat. Arnaz’s musical career eventually led to a Broadway role in Too Many Girls, a Rodgers and Hart musical where he led the actone conga finale. Arnaz met Lucille Ball on the set of the film version of Too Many Girls. In late 1940, they eloped. She was 29, he 23.

Professional commitments and Arnaz’s wartime hitch in the U.S. Army Air Corps often kept them separated. They phoned each other daily but some of the calls proved so explosive that hotel operators sometimes intervened in the fireworks. Arnaz’s skirt chasing didn’t help the marriage. Ball fired for divorce in 1944, but they reconciled. Both were doing well after the war in separate careers: Ball on radio and Arnaz with his band working alongside such luminaries as Bob Hope and Ed Sullivan. But their desire to work together was thwarted by sponsors’ reluctance to put what was then considered a “mixed marriage” on TV. To prove their point, Ball and Arnaz staked their personal savings to produce a TV pilot. Fortunately for TV viewers, the sponsors took the leap and CBS first aired the classic sitcom in October 1951.

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As head of Desilu Productions, Desi Arnaz went on to produce other TV hits, such as Our Miss Brooks, December Bride, Make Room for Daddy, and The Untouchables. For some reason, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover didn’t appreciate The Untouchables and ordered a secret investigation of Arnaz. Arnaz started piling boozing atop skirt chasing on the marriage rocks

and America’s favorite onscreen couple divorced in 1960. Ball remained a TV mainstay, but even her most devoted fans concede that the later shows with Arnaz don’t hold a candle to I Love Lucy. Late in life, Arnaz served as ambassador to Latin America under President Nixon and managed to get his alcoholism under control. He died in 1986.

The Beauty in Nature

Asters and Pearl Crescents

Braintwisters Untwist Your Brain!

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Clyde McMillan-Gamber any sunny, partly overgrown meadows and roadsides in southeastern Pennsylvania have beautiful patches of blooming asters in their lower, damper spots during the first couple of weeks in October. Some clumps of asters have white flowers in abundance, while others present pale-blue ones. Several local pastures have white aster flowers in such profusion in their moist places that they look white, as if snow fell only on those sites. But I think the asters with pale-blue blossoms in October are the loveliest. Aster blossoms during October are one of the last sources of nectar for a variety of bees, butterflies, and other kinds of insects, including pearl crescent butterflies. Pearl crescents are at their greatest abundance in late summer and into autumn because they are the result of a few generations of that butterfly species that year. This species of butterfly is gregarious, several of them nectaring together on aster flowers and other blooms, making beautiful, exciting spectacles of themselves. Pearl crescent butterflies live across most of the United States, except the West Coast. And they are pretty little creatures, having 1.25- to 1.5-inch wingspans and attractive orange-andbrown patterned colors on their upper wings. These butterflies are difficult to spot because of their camouflaging colors,


and they have a darting, erratic flight that helps keep them safe from birds and other airborne predators. Pearl crescent butterflies produce a few broods of young a year, from April up to and including October. Each generation of female pearl crescents lays clusters of tiny, pale-green eggs on the undersides of aster leaves in summer. The caterpillars hatch and groups of them feed together on the aster leaves. The growing larvae are dark brown with a cream-colored stripe along each side for camouflage and have many branched spines to discourage birds and other critters from eating them. The last brood of caterpillars each year, usually late in October or early November, overwinters in the chrysalis stage in the ground at the base of aster plants. The larvae change to butterflies the next spring and are the first generation of their species that year. They mate, lay eggs, and die, making room and food available for the next generation of pearl crescent butterflies. Look for blooming aster plants this October in damp sections of local meadows and roadsides. They are lovely in themselves and are made the more attractive by swarms of pretty pearl crescent butterflies and other types of insects that nectar on their flowers before cold weather sets in. And pay close attention to the pearl crescents themselves to enjoy their inspiring presence and beautiful colors.

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Creativity Matters

Artful Movement Judith Zausner


hat is solitary but not creative and has health benefits but not fun benefits? The answer:

exercise. Although it’s important to our health, and many people have developed great walking, jogging, or gym routines, it is not an expressive outlet. But what if there were alternative exercise approaches that were captured with imagination? What if it engaged you intellectually and creatively? Conductorcise (www.conductorcise. com) is a “workout for the mind, body, and soul.” For decades, Maestro David Dworkin, now in his 70s, led orchestras here and abroad and also taught hundreds of gifted young people. Realizing that he was sweating from the intensity of his movements after conducting, Dworkin developed an opportunity for seniors to have a similar experience. Participants in his

Conductorcise programs enhance their listening skills, learn about composers, and are taught how to use a baton. And when the music plays, Dworkin begins. He guides them to actively orchestrate with arms and batons whipping the air, torsos twisting, legs bending and sweat pouring. The exercise is exhilarating: an intellectual process played with a physical presence. If you prefer to think and interact, you can do so with the performers of Second Circle Improv Players (, a group

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of people who artfully use their bodies to spontaneously portray issues and actions with words and physicality while utilizing their repertoire of improv games. They are a diverse, intergenerational group that explores social issues and breaks down stereotypes as they demonstrate “a unique blend of interactive role play and improvisational theater techniques.” A particularly physical game, for example, is Machines. When an audience suggests a machine, such as a washing machine, it’s played out on stage. An actor starts with a sound and motion, and other actors progressively join to physically layer themselves, coordinating their movements and sounds to create a total machine in motion. It’s mesmerizing. Audience participation is an integral part of the experience, with audience members encouraging the performers to portray topics such as retirement, positive aging, conflict resolution, cultural diversity, communication, and more. In fact, the group encourages members in the audience to join in some games and share ideas. Creative movement can also be a response to a unique experience. Community Access to the Arts ( is an organization that strives to “nurture and celebrate the creativity of people

with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.” Ann Mintz was the director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., when she partnered with CATA to provide a series of workshops for CATA participants that used exhibitions in the museum as the basis for programs. One such event centered around kinetic sculptures by MIT artist-in-residence Arthur Ganson. Their response was unique and extraordinary. “These are individuals with physical and intellectual challenges, and they approach physical movement in a different way,” Mintz said. “Immediately after viewing the art, they were encouraged to express themselves, which resulted in a display of whirling and dipping, moving hands and happy faces. It was so beautiful because it was completely spontaneous and unselfconscious.” They engineered their bodies as moving objects in space and, in effect, looked like components of a kinetic sculpture. Exercise can be for everyone, and it now has an exceptional voice in the arts. Exploring different modalities and creatively translating different experiences to movement is an opportunity filled with physical and cognitive benefits. Your personal world may be ripe for interpretative exercise. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali Judith Zausner can be reached at

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Art and Antiques by Dr. Lori

Elizabeth Taylor Collection Sparks Global Exhibitions Dr. Lori hroughout the fall of 2011 at sites around the globe, there will be a series of public exhibitions and events leading up to the sale of the vast collection of the late Elizabeth Taylor. The three-month-long tour of highlights from Taylor’s immense private collection began in September 2011. The traveling exhibition will make stops in major global centers such as London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Geneva, Paris, Dubai, and Hong Kong. At the tour’s New York finale, from Dec. 3–12, there will be an exhibition featuring The Elizabeth Taylor Collection of jewelry, fashion, decorative arts, and movie memorabilia. At the close of that exhibition, Christie’s will embark upon four days of auctions, from Dec. 13–16, to sell off the screen legend’s collections. Christie’s New York will devote its entire Rockefeller Center gallery space to


the public exhibition and sales, which are expected to draw several thousand visitors each day. Jewels from the world’s finest design houses will demonstrate Taylor’s exceptional taste and her breathtaking custom-made collection. Diamonds, rubies, pearls, and precious metals will be highlighted by names such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Cartier, and many others. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime global happening in the world of precious jewels. Taylor’s impeccable sense of style is

legendary. The actress had a lifelong love affair with haute couture and designer accessories. Products from some of the world’s design powerhouses will be on display. The fashion accessories available on view from names like Versace, Vuitton, and Valentino will range from shoes and belts to handbags, hats, and fine luggage. For the first time in history, some of the world’s most important pieces owned by a maven of fashion will come to the auction block. The last auction day—Dec. 16—will focus on select furniture, decorative arts,

and film memorabilia from the late star’s Bel Air, Calif., home. In February 2012, objects from Taylor’s fine art collection of modern and impressionist paintings will be sold at Christie’s, London. Elizabeth Taylor inherited late 19th- and 20th-century British and French works of art from her father, the art dealer Francis Taylor. A portion of the funds generated by special events, exhibition admission, and publication fees will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), which was founded in 1991. ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations worldwide in an effort to assist those living with HIV and AIDS. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and appears on the Fine Living Network and on TV’s Daytime. Visit or call (888) 431-1010.


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Unable to make it to a meeting? Our sales representatives are also available to answer your questions over the phone or can meet with you one-on-one.

This year, Medicare Annual Enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7! Come to a neighborhood meeting and get important information about your Medicare options.

Call to reserve your place. 1-866-218-9822 (TTY/TDD 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week A Coordinated Care plan with a Medicare Advantage contract. The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. A licensed, authorized representative will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at neighborhood meetings, call 1-866-218-9822 (TTY/TDD 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. More information and enrollment by phone is also available through HealthAmerica customer service at 1-877-886-2944, 8 a.m to 8 p.m., seven days a week. *$0 monthly plan premium options available. Y0022_CCP_2012_4002_324 File and Use: 10/01/2011

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York County 50plus Senior News Oct. 2011  

50plus Senior News, published monthly, is offered to provide individuals 50 and over in the Susquehanna and Delaware Valley areas with timel...

York County 50plus Senior News Oct. 2011  

50plus Senior News, published monthly, is offered to provide individuals 50 and over in the Susquehanna and Delaware Valley areas with timel...