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In The Winter - 2016 Issue

Dec 02, 2016 03:23PM, Published by Melanie Heisinger, Categories: In This Issue




Dear Readers,

Every once in a while—a few times in a lifetime, if you’re lucky—an opportunity comes along that propels your life forward in ways you couldn’t have predicted. Starting Susquehanna Life magazine was one such opportunity. So was marrying Tony and having our children, Justin, Ben and Jordan. Moving to Lewisburg from Manhattan would fall into that category.

Last fall, I had the unexpected pleasure to be hired as Susquehanna University’s first Professional-in-Residence, and to teach a course on magazine publishing. I never envisioned myself as a teacher. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and then had the idea to start the region’s first lifestyle magazine—and went for it.

Now that I’ve amassed 23 years of experience running a magazine, there is so much I feel compelled to share; I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to do so.

This magazine business—as is the case for most small businesses with an entrepreneurial bent—has been a learn-as-you-go enterprise. To be able to share what I’ve learned with the next generation? Maybe even someone who might want to start their own magazine? Priceless!

Each week was devoted to a different aspect of magazine publishing—from how and why I started Susquehanna Life magazine and the unique challenge (and opportunity) presented by the Internet to careers in magazine publishing. We skyped with some of my suppliers—our creative director Simone Tieber; our Web site and social media partner Locable.com CEO Brian Ostrovsky; and our newsstand distributor, Mary Jane Burns, president of Publisher’s Distribution Group. How rewarding it was for the students to benefit from these professionals’ knowledge and experience.

This winter issue includes three articles penned by my students: Jenna Danyew, Maribeth Guarino and Emily Gibbs. I hope you enjoy reading their articles and are impressed, as I was, with the writing talent they reveal!

As we close our 23rd year, I’d like to pause and publicly thank our advertisers, subscribers, readers and suppliers. We are grateful for your support and encouragement in this endeavor to uncover and present in each issue the best the region has to offer.

Enjoy the winter season and the holidays with your friends and family—and don’t forget to be grateful for all the good people (and opportunities) in your life.

With love,

Erica Shames

Founder & Publisher  

By the Book Winter 2016 - Nov 27 2016 0412PM

By the Book [Winter 2016]

Browse these book recommendations about the rich history of Pennsylvania and more. Read More » 

 

Celebrate the New Year with a First-Day Hike - Nov 27 2016 0526PM

Celebrate the New Year with a First-Day Hike

John Jakoby has led first-day hikes since the early 1990s—before it became a national movement. Recently, hiking organizations have promoted New Year’s Day hikes to start on the right foot. Read More » 

 

First Night State College

Danville Holiday Festivities: First Night at State College

Come see why Santa and his reindeer choose to take up residence in Danville during the holidays. Read More » 

 

Sudquehanna Lifes Winter 2016 Dining Guide as Chosen by our Readers - Nov 27 2016 0507PM

Sudquehanna Life's Winter 2016 Dining Guide, as Chosen by our Readers

Enjoy different types of restaurants as chosen by our readers. Read More » 

 

Crustless Quiche with Roasted Tomato  Pesto - Nov 27 2016 0427PM

Crustless Quiche with Roasted Tomato & Pesto

This recipe involves two ingredients—tomatoes and basil—that are at their peak in early September. But if the tomatoes are roasted, and the basil is made into pesto and then frozen, their... Read More » 

 

Lewisburgs Fantasy Escape Room  The Value of Teambuilding Skills - Nov 27 2016 0400PM

Lewisburg’s Fantasy Escape Room & The Value of Teambuilding Skills

Lewisburg’s Fantasy Escape Room provides teambuilding exercises in a variety of settings, from boardrooms to university classrooms, that aid in focusing and uniting team members. Read More » 

 

Downtown Hanover

The Role of Independent Businesses in Hanover’s Rebirth

Mom and pop endeavors are leading a renaissance in downtown Hanover. Read More » 

 

8 Ways to Put the Fun Back in Winter - Nov 25 2016 0907PM

8 Ways to Put the Fun Back in Winter

Let Susquehanna Life magazine reacquaint you with some of the winter activities you enjoyed as a child, and introduce you to new ones. Let us help put the fun back into the season! Read More » 

 

The Power of Gratitude - Dec 09 2016 0655PM

The Power of Gratitude

“The simplest and deepest way to make who we are at one with the world is through the kinship of gratitude.“ – Mark Nepo Read More » 

 

 

Lewisburg Native Son Brings Hollywood Home - Dec 09 2016 0736PM

Lewisburg Native Son Brings Hollywood Home

LA- and NY-based film partners introduced the idea of shooting indie feature film Buck Run in Lewisburg at a town meeting last September and were surprised at the welcoming reception they... Read More » 

 

Common shiners spawning on a chub nest

Face-First: Scuba in the Susquehanna

Keith Williams is on a quest to connect people to the water that surrounds them. Read More » 

 

Take to the Snow with Skijoring - Dec 09 2016 0757PM

Take to the Snow with Skijoring

Imagine a unique winter activity where you and your friends—your furry, four-legged ones—could alleviate cabin fever while exploring Pennsylvania’s rural trails, bike paths and mountains.... Read More » 

 

Seeing Wilkes-Barre Up-CloseAnd Through New Eyes - Dec 09 2016 0813PM

Seeing Wilkes-Barre Up-Close—And Through New Eyes

After arriving in Wilkes-Barre, I set as my goal four of the area’s most historic structures, representatives of the town’s colonial era and, later, the height of its industrial age. Read More »  

Letters to the Editor [Winter 2017]

Readers share their thoughts on previous issues. Read More » 

Web Extras

Everything You Do On Land Affects Water - Dec 09 2016 0821PM

Everything You Do On Land Affects Water

Here are 5 specific things you can do to protect water quality. A Face-First Web Extra. Read More » 

 

Katie Answers Some Teambuilding Questions - Dec 09 2016 0841PM

Katie Answers Some Teambuilding Questions

Teambuilding is an important part of a successful business. Katie answers a few questions about why. Read More » 

 

Whitney Answers Some Teambuilding Questions - Dec 09 2016 0845PM

Whitney Answers Some Teambuilding Questions

Teambuilding is an important part of a successful business. Whitney answers a few questions about why. Read More » 


Breathing Your Way to Gratitude Abdominal Breathing Techniques - Dec 09 2016 0849PM

Breathing Your Way to Gratitude: Abdominal Breathing Techniques

Joan Hatcher, Licensed Social Worker, in private practice in Williamsport, recommend using deep abdominal breathing as a mindfulness tool that can help us invite gratitude into our lives. Read More » 

  

Dare to Be One More Perspective on Gratitude - Dec 09 2016 0854PM

Dare to Be: One More Perspective on Gratitude

Here is one more perspective on gratitude, this one is from Steve Maraboli, speaker, bestselling author, and behavioral scientist dubbed by Inc. Magazine as, “The Most Quoted Man Alive.” Read More » 

 

Buck Run Film Crew Grateful for Local-Area Hospitality - Dec 09 2016 0900PM

'Buck Run' Film Crew Grateful for Local-Area Hospitality

Filming for Buck Run took place last October and November in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and Milton. Read More » 

 


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