By: M. Diane McCormick Maria Montero On her mother’s side, Maria Montero’s ancestors are Irish and Italian – immigrants who overcame illiteracy and language barriers to work in Pennsylvania’s coal mines. On her father’s side, her ancestry is Peruvian. Diversity, she...

Debra A. Pierson

By: M. Diane McCormick; Photography by Alan Wycheck Owner/CEO, Pierson Computing Connection, Inc. When Pierson Computing Connection, Inc., configured and delivered netbooks to 34,000 students in the devastated city of Detroit, Pierson saw it as an opportunity to help transform a...

Dawson Undaunted

By: Eileen Voyles; Photography by Jadrian Klinger One Woman's Journey Twenty-six-year-old Natalie Dawson had her first job – throwing newspapers from her bicycle in a Lancaster neighborhood – when she was 12 years old. She’s been working ever since. Almost. In 2009,...
By: Lori Myers; Photography by Jadrian Klinger A rose by any other name may very well be called the M.S. Hershey Rose, and for good reason. This rich, red hybrid tea rose was introduced at the Hershey Rose Garden – now called...
Photographs by Alan Wycheck My wife and I had a life that fit the “American Norm” by most standards. We got married, purchased a home, adopted a dog (to test the waters of keeping something alive for an extended period of time) and,...

Jason Kutulakis

Photograph by Alan Wycheck A Face-to-Face with the Carlisle attorney and senior partner of Abom & Kutulakis. Jason Kutulakis drew a circle with eyes and a mouth and asked the little boy what was missing in this face. Grown-ups know there’s...