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In the Spring 2015 Print Issue

Mar 12, 2015 02:48PM ● By Erica Shames

Dear Readers and Advertisers,

It’s difficult for us to believe we’ve been bringing Susquehanna Life magazine to your neighborhoods for 22 years!  It seems like just yesterday that Susquehanna Life magazine was an idea I was determined to turn into a reality. 

It’s been a wonderful journey, filled with extreme peaks and valleys of learning and growing and most of all one filled with great satisfaction: we’ve delivered a publication with thoughtful content, backed by the best darn readers and advertisers in the region! 

“Community” has always been a part of our everyday mindset.  Early on, we realized that to capture your attention and loyalty, we needed to provide information and content that was useful, made you laugh and pay attention, and come back each issue wanting more.  Our readers and advertisers have proven to us that they are our Community—a community where we connect, share ideas and help to spread a positive message. Your time, energy, advertising support and allegiance is a valuable gift we treasure, day in and day out.

Our new interactive Web site, launched in late October 2014, extends our Community online.  We will continue to publish and deliver Susquehanna Life magazine to your mailbox (and in-box, for digital subscribers) every quarter. But our goal is to expand our Community with additional information and opportunities—to make, the Ultimate Online Guide to the Region, your Community Web site. There, you can simply click to find events happening in our area, what’s new, what’s hot and just about everything happening in our corner of the world. 

We’ll be calling all writers with a “regional voice” to share their expertise with you on subjects like fashion, shopping, education, lifestyle, local sports, arts entertainment and more.  We’ll be expanding our business listings to help our readers make smart consumer buying decisions.  We will also make it easy for you to interact with Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. Our goal is to make a valuable tool to help navigate your busy lifestyle.

We invite you to come grow with Susquehanna Life magazine and your Community!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. We look forward to taking this journey with you!

Erica Shames, Publisher

Above, you'll find PDF versions of our Marketplace and Food & Drink Dining Guide, and below are our digital articles from the Spring 2015 issue and associated Web Extras. Let us know your favorite content in the comments below.

Letters to the Editor, Spring 2015

Five letters sent to our editor for the spring 2015 issue. Read More » 


Life Around the River - Spring 2015 - Mar 11 2015 0949AM

Life Around the River - Spring 2015

Community Impact Fund, Repurpose and reuse, oldest trail, kitchen tour. Read More » 


Cooking at Home Jambalaya - Mar 11 2015 0912AM

Cooking at Home: Jambalaya

This recipe may rival any Jambalaya folks have eaten in New Orleans! Read More » 


By the Book - Spring 2015 - Mar 12 2015 0212PM

By the Book - Spring 2015

It's another edition of the Susquehanna Life Book Club! Read More » 


Smokey the Bears Rescue - Mar 12 2015 0152PM

Smokey the Bear’s Rescue

On Jan. 30, 2014, Smokey the Bear miraculously escaped destruction by fire. The blaze, however, was not in the forest. It engulfed the Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg. Read More » 


Many believe that drinking maple sap is a way to energize the body after a long winter It can be used to make coffeetea brew beer and in just about any recipe calling for water to add a subtle sweet maple flavor

Of the Season: Maple Sugaring in Your Backyard

Collecting maple sap is a green, environmentally-sustainable process that can be enjoyed by anyone with a healthy, mature maple tree. Below is a summary of how to maple-sugar in your back... Read More » 


Spring Illumination - Mar 12 2015 1125AM

Spring Illumination

Life’s Harmonies


The Benefits of Using SusquehannaLifecom - Mar 12 2015 0122PM

The Benefits of Using

What you can look for at


Veterans Tell Their Stories - Mar 12 2015 0140PM

Veterans Tell Their Stories

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and Nina Talbot can attest to that. The Brooklyn artist worked on her “Veterans” series of paintings for a period of five years, ... Read More » 


Thats No Cow Its a Camel  - Mar 11 2015 0904AM

That’s No Cow, It’s a Camel!

Driving the rural roads of Pennsylvania the last thing you expect to encounter is a 7-foot-tall cow with a long neck and hump. Read More » 


Get Up Get Out and Get Moving - Mar 11 2015 0936AM

Get Up, Get Out and Get Moving!

Our time has come. The frigid winter temperatures have passed. Emerge from hibernation and float, fish or play in three meandering creeks or try your skill at orienteering through woodlan... Read More » 


Some members of the WAWHOs pose for a group photo following the December monthly meeting

WAWHO, They Exclaimed!

As Maddi Dunlap will attest, books are powerful creatures. They can inform, influence, incense, instill ideas and inspire. Read More » 


Questions at the End of Life Victor Vogel MD - Mar 12 2015 1229PM

Questions at the End of Life: Victor Vogel, MD

After 30 years treating cancer patients, Dr. Victor Vogel believes people can make better decisions if they are taught to ask the right questions at the end of life. Vogel’s book, Doctor,... Read More » 


The Elephant in the Room - Mar 12 2015 1241PM

The Elephant in the Room

This guide consists of 96 cards, shaped like elephant footprints, divided into four categories: values and beliefs; people and places; definitions and resources; and complex care. Read More » 


Lets Go Fly a Kite - Mar 11 2015 1009AM

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Throw caution to the wind and come out to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kite Day in the park. Read More » 


Sweet Seat - Mar 11 2015 0857AM

Sweet Seat

Last January, Sen. Toomey, who admits to possessing a sweet tooth, was appointed the job of keeping the Senate's Candy Desk stocked with goodies—an opportunity, he says, to promote Pennsy... Read More » 


Lewisburg is designated a River Town

Lewisburg’s Evolution

In 1999 there were 13 storefront vacancies in downtown Lewisburg. Three major partners – the Lewisburg Borough, Bucknell University and the business district—joined forces to fill them an... Read More » 

Web Extras

Web Extra Print Recipes From the Spring Market Faire of Kitchens Tour - Mar 12 2015 1248PM

Web Extra: Print Recipes From the Spring Market Faire of Kitchens Tour

Download and print these delicious instructions for your personal stash! Read More » 


Web Extra Interview with Victor Vogel MD - Mar 12 2015 1235PM

Web Extra: Interview with Victor Vogel, MD

More of the interview from the print issue and more information on Dr. Vogel. Read More » 


Lewisburgs designation as a River Town opens up economic development possibilities

Web Extra: Lewisburg’s Evolution

More on the evolution of our hometown.




Web Extra The Art of Maple Sugaring - Mar 06 2015 1238PM

Web Extra: The Art of Maple Sugaring

It's maple season and we've got some DIY methods for you. Read More » 


Web Extra Fun Facts About Camels - Mar 06 2015 1224PM

Web Extra: Fun Facts About Camels

Did you know: Camels only spit when they feel threatened, but are typically docile creatures? This and more in our fun facts section! Read More » 


Web Extra Kiting Near Harrisburg - Mar 05 2015 1120AM

Web Extra: Kiting Near Harrisburg

The Keystone Kiters club generally holds two workshops per year—one before the Superbowl and one in August. Read More » 


Web Extra New Year New Region - What Changes Did You Request in Your Town - Mar 06 2015 1231PM

Web Extra: New Year, New Region - What Changes Did You Request in Your Town?

A wrap-up of your top ideas to improve life in the region. Read More » 


Web Extra The 99 Reasons You Love Susquehanna Life Magazine - Mar 05 2015 1127AM

Web Extra: The 99 Reasons You Love Susquehanna Life Magazine

What, we posed, is your favorite thing about Susquehanna Life Magazine? We asked, and you responded—in spades. Here is just a sampling of the answers we received. Read More » 


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