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Picture of the Day (access required)

The lake that resides in the center of today’s picture is smaller than some others located in the Harrisburg area, but its shaped hedges and other plant life make it just as interesting. Recently, several dead fish surfaced in the lake leading some to question the lake’s water quality. Water samples taken from the lake showed nothing but lower than ...

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Picture of the Day (access required)

Much as the name suggest, Penn and Dauphin Park is located at the corner of Penn and Dauphin streets in Harrisburg Pa. The park is very tiny, only about an acre in size, but features a variety of playground equipment designed for younger kids. Location: Harrisburg, Pa.

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Picture of the Day (access required)

In today’s picture, we capture the large "Y" that rests atop the Harrisburg Area YMCA, located at 701 N. Front St., Harrisburg. The complex features a variety of activities for community members including swimming lessons, martial arts, yoga, team volleyball and dodge ball, life long learner groups and more. The Harrisburg Area YMCA was founded in 1854 and still serves ...

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Picture of the Day (access required)

Today’s picture may look like a run-of-the-mill bar and grill, but upon entry you can venture down 43 feet into the stone-lined vaults of the catacombs below. Bube’s Brewery was first purchased by Alois Bube in 1876, and still remains in its original condition to this day thanks to restoration measures that began in 1968. The brewery was featured on ...

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The invisible woman and the DMV (access required)

Life is a series of snapshots—frozen moments in time that serve as proof you were "here." From the long ago black and white, often yellowed and musty-smelling photos of ourselves as an infant, to the present-day digital downloads, it’s all documented.

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Treading the boards with special needs (access required)

Youth with disabilities often face significant challenges both in the school environment and in their transition to adult lives. But studies show the drama of navigating through the challenges can be eased with more drama—in the form of theater arts—and the York Little Theatre is putting out a casting call to children with special needs.

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Where the wild things are (access required)

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best-known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are passed away last month. In his 83 years, Sendak influenced multiple generations of children...

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When cancer strikes (access required)

Cathryn Marsala is excited about the arrival of her second child. She entered the first trimester of her pregnancy with some queasiness and increased fatigue—all normal symptoms for an expecting mom...

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Are You a Love Optimist? (access required)

Research shows that couples who blissfully stay together for a lifetime have an uncanny ability to downplay the negative and highlight the positive in their mates and their relationships. When you are with your friends, do you talk up your mate’s overall helpfulness or do you prefer to tell a juicy story about the one incredibly thoughtless...

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Eating Disorders: When food becomes the enemy (access required)

The signs may be subtle and many parents may miss them at first: Your teen is losing weight. She is suddenly self-conscious about the sizes of clothing she tries on. She heads for the bathroom before helping clean up the dinner dishes. Or maybe he’s become stringent about putting into practice nutrition advice learned in health class and is suddenly spending more time at the gym than usual.

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Saving for college? Not so fast (access required)

Somewhere in the back of most parents’ minds we’re all fretting about the same thing: How are we going to pay for our kid’s college tuition? We know higher education is a must these days; we also know it’s exorbitantly expensive. Nobody wants to saddle their child with tens of thousands of dollars in school loans, but with today’s cost of living and tomorrow’s uncertainties, who can afford to set aside much of anything to help pay for it? And where should we set it aside?

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