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This Dutch Tradition is a Susquehanna Valley Favorite

Feb 18, 2016 07:08PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Today, Arts+Entertainment




It's no question this is a region of great tradition. More importantly, we love nostalgia! So, when we wrote about the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of clear toy candy making, our readers smiled and shared our stories with all of their friends.

In addition, there were plenty of other big stories last month, including the top baby names at Geisinger, and so many more. Check out these top 10 stories from January 2016, which are in order from No. 1 to 10.

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Clear Toy Candy – A PA Dutch Tradition

You may remember finding clear toy candy in your stocking, or trimming a tree with it, lights sparkling through delicate figurines. You won’t see this treat made in any factory today. Read More » 

 

Top baby names at Geisinger hospitals revealed - Jan 07 2016 1116PM

Top baby names at Geisinger hospitals revealed

This year, Geisinger Health System (GHS) tabulated the most popular names of the more than 4,000 babies delivered at its hospitals throughout 2015. Read More » 

 

Life Around the River - Winter 2015 - Nov 18 2015 0657AM

Life Around the River - Winter 2015

A native of Middleburg, Pa., and graduate of Susquehanna University, Dale Orris has played the trumpet for 54 years, positively contributing to the area’s musical heritage. This and more ... Read More » 

 

Third-generation Growth Strategies in Local Business - Dec 18 2015 0119PM

Third-generation Growth Strategies in Local Business

When Benjamin T. Moyer started his furniture business in 1934, there were a dozen furniture stores in Sunbury. The business celebrates its 80th birthday this year, with grandson David Moy... Read More » 

 

A Recipe for Clear Toy Candy - Nov 19 2014 1037AM

A Recipe for Clear Toy Candy

Web-exclusive article for the winter 2014 edition of Susquehanna Life Magazine. Read More » 

 

2015 Susquehanna Life Winter Activities Guide Sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital - Dec 03 2015 0925AM

2015 Susquehanna Life Winter Activities Guide, Sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital

Your source for getting around and having fun this winter, brought to you by Evangelical Community Hospital. Read More » 

 

The summit bullwheel of the poma lift The floating bullwheel design not anchored but suspended from cables is something I have not seen in my travels before although I know they are out there writes Kevin Photo provided by Kevin Whipple

Crystal Lake Ski Center History Dates Back to 1971

Some fascinating information about the earlier years of this popular ski area. Read More » 

 

2015 Pennsylvania Maple Festival Guide - Jan 30 2015 0725PM

2015 Pennsylvania Maple Festival Guide

Check out these maple-themed events, programs and places right here in Pennsylvania in our first guide of 2015. Read More » 

 

In the Winter 2015 Issue - Nov 20 2015 0626AM

In the Winter 2015 Issue

A collection of articles from the Winter 2015 Issue of Susquehanna Life Magazine. Read More » 

 

Many Hoppy Returns  - Dec 09 2015 0943PM

Many Hoppy Returns

Steve and Lorna Gessner grew Christmas trees on their Richfield farm, beginning in 1987. Low market prices, a long growth cycle and the challenge of producing enough tree varieties sullie... Read More » 

 


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