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Susquehanna Life

In the Fall 2014 Print Issue

Sep 01, 2014 05:48PM ● By Erica Shames

The Fall 2014 print issue of Susquehanna Life provides an insight into the efforts being made to strengthen our region as well as great things to do outside, ways to stay healthy, and generally enjoy where we live.

From Where I Sit

Some things should not be for sale: political office, state and national parks, and articles in newspapers and magazines, to name just a few. Read More 


Letters to the Editor

Once again, thank-you so much for [Susquehanna Life] magazine. Although I don’t live in The Susquehanna Valley, your magazine makes me miss it that much less. The articles you have are ha... Read More 


Life Around the River

October is when the pink ribbons come out and we recognize those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and those who have survived breast cancer, and remember those who have been los... Read More 


Fall 2014 Fairs and Festivals

BalloonFest, Air Show and So Much More Read More



Jan Fisk RTRM a Registered Radiology Technologist at the Thyra M Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital uses the somov ABUS Platinum system on Brandy Kift of Muncy The ultrasound equipment is especially effective for women with dense breast tissue

Breast Health - Healthy Balance

Estimates for the incidence of breast cancer in the U.S., for 2014, provided by the American Cancer Society, indicate that about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagno... Read More 

Build Muscle as Best Protection Against ‘the Disease of Aging’ - Healthy Balance

If you want good health, a long life and to feel your best well into old age, the No. 1 most important thing you can do is strength-training, says Dr. Brett Osborn, neurosurgeon. Read More 


Eggs Florentine

Cooking at Home - Eggs Florentine

I love this recipe because it is so versatile! It easily can be made in a ramekin for individual servings or in a larger casserole. The combination of two (or more) cheeses (I’ve also tr... Read More 


Reptiland - How a Boyhood Dream Became a Modern Zoo

By the Book

Author Steve E. Troutman explores the Tulpehocken Path, focusing on the lesser-known sections in Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, Pennsylvania. He presents a history of the trail, ... Read More 


Ladies’ Art Retreat

Every once and a while it’s worth the effort to turn off the radio and listen to the sounds that surround us in nature. It’s rejuvenating to hear the water calmly ripple and flow along th... Read More 


Fall Illumination - September Midnight

A poem of Summer's transition to Fall Read More 


Explore a Canal

To make the transportation of goods and people easier, early pioneers looked to Europe and quickly saw how canals effectively eliminated the “highs and lows” of the terrain and moved larg... Read More 

Fall Foliage in the Susquehanna River Valley

Dense woodlands surround much of this beautiful region, making it home to some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful old-growth forests. Try any of these routes for a glorious autumn afternoon... Read More 


Waggoners Gap courtesy of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau

Five Places to Play this Fall

Fall to-do list: Bird-watch perched on a rocky summit; ride horseback through an emerald forest; carve a hard-shelled gourd; walk in a soldier’s shoes; and stroll around a historic lake. Read More 


Resistance at Christiana: Precursor to the Civil War

From 1861 to 1865, the American Civil War ravaged the United States, as division over issues like slavery and states’ rights split the nation. However, one of the first signs of the surgi... Read More 

Reaching Out to the Planet

I stood deep among fragrant hayscented fern, facing one of my office-induced directional challenges. I was looking for the namesake ponds, tiny seasonal impoundments pushed into place by ... Read More 


The Allure of Hidden Treasures

I “broke the ice” at the semi-annual Beaver Run School Amish Auction outside of Washingtonville, Pennsylvania, last April. Read More 


A New Way of Looking at Leadership

Caz Russell, of Montandon Pennsylvania, believes that a mentoring relationship is one of the most beneficial. Since retiring from PPL, he has embarked on a new career as an inspirational ... Read More 

Safer Pest Management

Years ago, Betsy and Karl Schlegel, lifelong farmers, made sure they did everything they could to avoid exposing their children to harmful pesticides on their Dalmatia fruit farm. About t... Read More


Business Strategies - Workplace Wellness

Over the last several decades, an epidemic of “lifestyle diseases” has developed in the United States. The cost of treating chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control a... Read More 


Early Leadership and Mentoring Training

Heidi Witmer set out to teach a crew of 12 teenagers the value of hard labor in agriculture under the working theory that today’s youths aren’t lazy, just suffering from a lack of opportu... Read More 

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