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Farmers market opens for season (access required)

Posted by:Central Penn Parent Staff on May 4, 2012

The Farmers on the Square market in Carlisle will open for the season from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in front of First Presbyterian Church on the square. The event only allows local producers to sell at the market. A variety of fresh food products will be sold including mushrooms, dairy, honey, poultry, meats, kettle corn, cheese, eggs, bread, baked goods...

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A few minutes means millions for NFL draft picks

Posted by:admin on May 4, 2012

Last Thursday night, over the course of about two hours, close to 50 young football players, having never played a minute in the NFL, became instant millionaires. They were selected by their future teams at the NFL draft, a live TV event where you watch fortunes change in an instant, or fail over hours.

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Vine vision

Posted by:admin on May 4, 2012

Last month, the upstart Pariah Vineyard & Winery planted 810 vines in four grape varieties on a 1.5-acre site in Jackson Township, Dauphin County. The business is owned by Harrisburg residents Derrick Michael and Heather Zellers. Michael, 29, a graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School, said the plan is to build a production facility — hopefully within the next year — on the larger 26-acre tract. It will take about three years until Pariah’s grapes are ready to harvest, he...

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (access required)

Posted by:admincpp on May 4, 2012

In some ways, I’d like to give The Pirates! Band of Misfits two ratings: one for creativity and one for kid appeal. While I’m all for weaving science into any family movie, I’m not sure little ones will grab onto the concepts of Charles Darwin. Also, a few scenes might be disturbing to kids, like the main character nearly getting his head cut off with a cleaver, a pet bird...

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Highmark to drop UPMC lawsuit

Posted by:admin on May 4, 2012

Highmark spokesman Michael Weinstein said Thursday that the insurer will drop its federal lawsuit accusing UPMC of false advertising as part of the agreement extending the current Highmark-UPMC contract through 2014.

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Money tighter for small business

Posted by:admin on May 4, 2012

Commercial lending standards have tightened in the past year for small businesses and scuttled a major portion of contracted transactions for smaller properties, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday.

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