• Julie Sayles shows a map of the Appalachian Trail. She thru-hiked the entire length of it (2,168 miles) in six months and one week.
    Warwick grad thankful for Appalachian Trail experience

    The woods know how to bring out the human heart. Julie Sayles, a 2013 Warwick graduate, didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. She dropped out of Temple University after her first semester and...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Fritterin’ away in the kitchen

    This recipe is going in the “updated Pennsylvania Dutch” series. It’s where I enhance traditional Dutch recipes. Sometimes the Dutch essence gets lost, but not here — the word “fritter” is plain and clear and I know...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • The history behind fruit leather

    Bikers and runners have become complex. Multiple things are attached to them all over their body. This is an incomplete list: lights (head, knuckle, belt), gels for fuel, sports watch, glucose tabs, phone, iPod, body glide (for...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • Strawberries and champagne, again

    I don’t know if I want to call attention to this, but have you noticed I cook a lot with alcohol? It’s an easy way to add flavor. I think of it as an addition to my...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • Easter eggs to dye for

    Along with the bunny, the egg is the most familiar symbol of Easter. Many Christians believe it is a symbol of life, but so do Hindus. The Persians, Greeks, and Chinese gave gifts of eggs during spring...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Dennis Rakers: Luther Acres’ hidden gem

    Luther Acres has been hiding one of their chefs, Dennis Rakers. He and chef Quinn Hackers won second place earlier this month in the Iron Chef Cocalico. Hackers got the glory, held the trophy, and was interviewed...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  •   Pizza crust revisited

    The pizza crust that gets thrown back into the box, that’s been me. I’d rather save myself 300 calories per crust and be thought rude than to eat something I don’t like. Not eating the crust means...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Advice for your vices

    I’m a runner and I try to watch what I eat. I eat well 78 percent of the time, I’m guessing. This year I turn 50, and that means I’ll be the youngest in my runners age...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • February fondue

    Dipping etiquette for non-circus acts Have you ever heard “I love you” in High German? “Ich liebe dich!” For those not schooled in the PA Dutch language of love, hearing that could be a frightening experience. Therefore,...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Brats and dip: an unbeatable team

    Even though my dad was a big football player in the early 50s, I don’t get the game. All they do is fall down. They can’t run or something — it’s frustrating to watch — they run a few...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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