by Diane McCormick “My sister, in a cage, in a bar, with an axe.” My brother sounded perturbed, but it was too late. The deed was done. No one lost any toes or took a hatchet to the head. It...

Urban Living, Part 1

Architectural Pop WORDS BY M. DIANE MCCORMICK, PHOTOGRAPHY BY HALEY HARNED The Property: 1500 Condominium, at 1500 N. 6th Street. Built new by The Vartan Group in 2012, the property features 43 units – studios, apartments and lofts. Occupancy is almost...
Jami Shields is celebrating her second year owning Fit Forward Fitness Studio in Carlisle. Her journey, to not only being a trainer, business owner and fitness competitor is one that can inspire anyone to pursue their passion. “Ten years...
By Rick Dapp; Photograph by Jadrian Klinger Just north of Division Street nestled between Third and Green streets lies the most beautiful park in the city of Harrisburg. With its easily recognizable Japanese bridge and a sculpture entitled Dance of...

Did You Know?

WORDS BY RICK DAPP Central Pennsylvania is, providentially, endowed with a number of first-rate colleges and universities: Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Elizabethtown, Dickinson – to name just a few. Harrisburg, though, has had a somewhat difficult time of it, over...
Cynthia Correll is a veteran salon owner, with nearly three decades in the industry under her belt. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new goals and challenges for this beauty entrepreneur. Just a few months ago she merged her...
MORE THAN MONEY: TRANSCENDING TRADITIONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT Triage is as natural to Kim Kenawell-Hoffecker as breathing. A long-time, dedicated volunteer emergency services worker, this founding partner of Avantra Family Wealth approaches every situation with an impressive level of calm, focus, and...
Words by Angelique H. Caffrey, Photography by Kelly Ann Shuler As springtime begins its descent upon the Susquehanna Valley, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg once again plans to fete the Women of Excellence who have consistently given back to the community...

Fine Dining

Words by Rick Dapp Every region of the United States is blessed with food offerings that are idiosyncratic and, though they are exported to other parts of the country, remain identified with their place of origin. Central Pennsylvania is not...

Urban Living, Part 2

Lofty Intentions WORDS BY M. DIANE MCCORMICK, PHOTOGRAPHY BY HALEY HARNED The Property: Throughout Harrisburg are former storefronts, their glass-fronted facades recalling the heyday of mom-and-pop shops. Along a downtown alley, WCI Partners has converted three storefronts into loft apartments, part...