We’ve got another gift guide to help you find the best gifts for friends and loved ones. Check out more fantastic foodie finds, fashion forward trends, and a new pet lovers section. This holiday season is sure to be...
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. Photos by Danielle Debley From humble beginnings inside her home in Hummelstown, Tina Marie Lerch began making chocolate candy, experimenting with different recipes and refining her craft with different techniques. Armed with nothing but determination and...
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. Photos by Danielle Debley Tis the season to be jolly, and if candy makes you jolly then a visit to Macris Chocolates is in order. And if you’re a chocoholic, Macris Chocolates is definitely the place...
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. Photos by Danielle Debley My Grandfather told me, “Don’t ever change anything I’ve done and you’ll be in business forever,” says Peter Matangos, owner of Matangos Quality Candies.  “And over the years I’ve done just that....
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. Photos by Danielle Debley Whoever came up with the saying “like a kid in a candy store” must have had Zimmerman’s Nuts and Candies in mind. Once inside you will step back into a time of...
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. While chocolate may be the “food of the gods,” for most of its 4,000-year history, it was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat. In the 1500s, Spanish conquistadors such...
By Charles J. Hartwell, Esquire You’re at a party. Cousin Haley has finished off the boxed white wine. The spritzers did not last, and the tequila is not coming out. Somebody needs to make a run for more wine. You...
“In life, it seems that everyone collects something,” notes a friendly antique dealer from Crossroads Antique Mall in Hershey. For unique friends and family members that are harder to shop for, try visiting an antique shop. More often than...

Kicking Up A Storm

By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D. Photo by Danielle Debley They are the quintessential American chorus line, drilled with military precision and style. The Rockettes are America’s best known dance troupe — and a staple of the holiday season — but...
Holiday break is coming up and you just know the kids will drive each other crazy being cooped up inside. We’ve got some tips for you that will make your holiday break easy-breezy and tons of fun. Here are...