In The Spring - 2019 Issue
Mar 17, 2019 07:02AM
As I write this, we are in the throes of winter, January turning to February. We await another snow storm and Arctic temperatures. Will it be 3 to 5 inches, or 4 to 8, is the question on everyone’s mind.
I try to remain positive, buoyed by the joy inherent in taking part in diversions like learning how to play pickleball at The Miller Center, a wine and small plates pairing event at Elizabeth's An American Bistro, and get-togethers with friends. And, above all, staying active—jogging outside, when possible, and utilizing the Bucknell gym for yoga and spinning classes when it’s not. But I'm truly just biding time until the emergence of spring and I can again play golf outdoors, a new passion!
Embracing the spring is the message behind this issue, encouraging you to really latch onto and be grateful for all the promise spring offers. Maybe it’s the first sighting of a crocus sprouting that delights you. Or perhaps it’s the abundant daylight, sunshine and warmer temperatures that make you smile.
I was a spring baby, and with that first taste of warmth, I think, came an alignment with higher temperatures; nothing makes me happier than to spend time outside, in harmony with nature.
That synchronicity with the outdoors is the theme of an article about helping our monarch population survive. Can you help by planting milkweed this spring to assist monarchs thrive in a world that sees their numbers dwindling precipitously?
Daniel Holmes was inspired to create his own adventure as a result of encouragement he found in this column in the summer 2018 issue. Read his story and be inspired by how he made momentous life changes!
A day trip idea from Whitney Pipkin arises from the opening of a former Maryland plantation for visitors seeking more information about plantation life and the role of the Underground Railroad.
Trees, it turns out, can help reduce water pollution, and in Pennsylvania the goal is to plant 10 million of them by 2025. Read how people are banding together to achieve this goal in Harry Campbell’s article.
Mountains of culm—perhaps you’ve seen them beside roadways in Northeast Pennsylvania coal country? They’re eyesores, and they’re part of a reclamation effort to boost economic development and recreation opportunities, as Carrie Pauling tells us.
If you’re a business owner, you’ll be pleased to learn that your employees can be your competitive advantage in the marketplace, if you treat them right, as the experience at Sekisui SPI teaches us.
And that’s just a taste of what awaits you in this spring issue. Enjoy the changing of the seasons, and make time to get outdoors.
Founder & Publisher
Articles from our Spring 2019 Issue:
A partnership of national, regional, state and local agencies is working to plant 10 million trees by the end of 2025 to reduce water pollution in Pennsylvania. Read More »
The duality of the coal mining legacy in Pennsylvania—a dirty business that also brought jobs and prosperity—pervades, even as areas of blight dotted with mountains of culm are transforme... Read More »
Historic Meeting House, Book Donation to Public Library, Festival Turns 50, Floating Classroom: Life Around The River
We explore what's happening around the Susquehanna Valley. Read More »
Imagine a flight from slavery at Woodlawn Manor, a former plantation transformed into a Maryland State Park. This day-trip includes a museum visit, walking trails and an earful of history... Read More »
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