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In The Spring - 2021 Issue

Dear Readers,

Each time you open a copy of Susquehanna Life magazine, I want you to feel like you are embarking on a journey, of sorts, during which you’ll encounter new people and places, flavors and ideas. Do you feel it?

In this issue, we introduce you to two Huntingdon residents who are leading a charge to spread kindness—it’s an idea that’s resonating across the country. They’re simply baking cookies for people who care for us, but the effect is powerful. We can all do something to show our appreciation for the many people in our communities who are sacrificing their health to protect ours. Share your ideas with me at

Readers tell us they’re always looking for places to get out in nature. Our 7 hikes for all abilities article will point you in the right direction.

Family life has taken on a new dimension with the pandemic, especially in the realm of education. Some parents in the Lewisburg and Milton area have banded together to create a learning pod for their children. See if their model makes sense for your family.

We’ve reported on eel weirs before, but the article in this issue features information from Lewisburg Area High School science teacher Van Wagner indicating these dams are much older than previously thought. Why, he poses in a YouTube video shot by his son, Luke Wagner, aren’t there any protections for an edifice near Danville that is more than 1,500 years older than the pyramids? It’s a fair question.

Pennsylvania’s lumber heritage is still very much alive, suggests a Business Life article about a Picture Rocks-based wood products manufacturer. Their products are used in a variety of settings—some will surprise you. Learn what the company is doing to preserve the environment while bringing fine wood products to market. 

Sadly, we’re still coping with the pandemic. To help, we offer COVID coping strategies to protect your mental and physical health: the best places to secure comfort food in our Dining Guide; how to grow your own herbal (calming) teas in our Garden Shed column; and a recipe for Tabbouleh Salad in our Cooking at Home recipe. Yum.

Take time to stop and smell the roses this spring. And write and tell us how it’s going. 

Best wishes, 
Erica Shames

Web Extras

Hummus bi Tahini Recipe

Hummus bi Tahini Recipe

Pair hummus with the tabbouleh salad recipe in the Spring 2021 issue of Susquehanna Life magazine, and you have a delicious, healthy meal! Read More » 

Outdoor Education along the Colebrookdale Railroad Line

Outdoor Education along the Colebrookdale Railroad Line

Now that you’ve learned about learning pods in the Spring 2021 issue of Susquehanna Life magazine, here is another innovative education initiative that arose out of the pandemic. Read More » 


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