Weekly distribution in Harrisburg

Collecting items for "Blessing Bags"

MCC of the Spirit, 2973 Jefferson Street, Harrisburg, is collecting items to put in Blessing Bags to be given to the homeless in downtown Harrisburg every week.

Laundry hacks for less impact

5 tips to make laundry day more earth-friendly

If protecting the planet seems like it requires a Herculean effort, it’s oftentimes the smallest and simplest efforts that have profound, long-lasting impacts. Though doing laundry is a …

Not your run-of-the-mill meals

Simple sheet pan suppers

At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn't one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan …

One drop at a time

Here's how you can save precious water

Drought can affect just about any area of the country at any time. Even if drought is not typically accompanied by the kinds of warnings associated with floods and certain storms, it remains …

get in touch with the 'market mavens'

Tips to successfully reach decision makers

Research has found that women ages 25-54 are an important audience for advertisers to reach. Also known as “Market Mavens”, this demographic group makes the majority of the purchasing decisions …

Keep your cool during the heat

8 ways to use less energy

The temperature is rising, and that can be a good thing for those people who love long days of outdoor recreational activities. Sometimes, though, there can be too much of a good thing, and …

YWCA Lancaster's second event

Nominations accepted for annual honor

Nominations are being accepted through July 20, for the 2nd Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon. YWCA Lancaster hosts the luncheon, now in its second year, during which six women in the community …

Your Guide To Caregivers in Central PA

Caregiver Guide 2018

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Make a difference, it’s not that hard


Living green is much more than just disposing of our trash responsibly. Monitoring what comes into our homes and businesses and how it arrives is …

Sometimes I miss you

My first very own castle

Home ownership sure has its benefits, especially when it comes to square footage. Our home includes a two-car garage and deck, plus the basement. …

Who would pursue such misery?

The path home

My family’s home was recently sold, according to Zillow.com.  It had gone into foreclosure after my Uncle Bob had passed, and the house sold at …

I'm a real charmer

Give Ronald a chance at life

Remember the characters in those magical books by "J.K. Growling?" Hairy Pawter? Hermione Ginger? Ron Fleasly? He's my favorite character because he has "ginger" hair too! I think I was named …

Disproven & controversial

Breast cancer - know your risks

The American cancer Society reports there are many factors that research has shown are not linked to breast cancer. You may see information online or hear about these disproven or controversial risk …

Gardening, travel, enlighted reading

Outstanding books for you

Finally, it’s spring, and The Dauphin Co. Library has a wide range of titles to get you prepared for outdoor gardening, travel preparations, or where to find great reads while you …

50 years of service

Women's club new officers installed

The membership of the Lenker Manor - Paxtang Women’s Club recently installed its new officers for next year. 2019 will be the local civic organization’s 50th continuous year as a service and …