Join me and PennLive’s John Micek from 6-8 p.m. June 20 at Molly Brannigans for the 4th annual YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s Junior Board Happy Hour fundraising event.
While John and I are slinging drinks, ABC 27′s Dave Marcheskie will emcee. Stop by for good company, a raffle and decent drinks (help us out: Order beer!)
A full 100% of the tips earned during the 2-hour event will support the YWCA’s Junior Board and its programs, including Camp Reily, a 27-acre wooded property with a lodge and pool off Fishing Creek Valley Road. The camp provides an opportunity for more than 100 inner-city children to enjoy a rural camp experience each week during the summer months.
Raffle items include Penn State football tickets, Hersheypark passes, a golf package, Troegs Brewing Co. basket and more.
It’s free to attend; Shocktop drafts will be just $1.50 — and you’ll be able to nosh on free apps.
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For more than a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. More than 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S.
This month, Gallery@Second hosts a reception for its June exhibitions, which run all month through July 13.
The reception is from 6-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public with refreshments and live music by Mark Wesling. Featured artists include York County native Steve Wetzel and his landscape paintings and Harrisburg-based artist Vivan Calderón’s recent series, “Prints from the Earth.”
Gallery@Second owners Ted and Linda Walke have been participating sponsors of 3rd in the Burg since its inception in May 2013 and said they’ve found it to be a great boost to business by bringing new audiences into town.
This week, we feature 5 Questions with the Walkes.
Summerfest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday with a full bill of family fun entertainment, including a bounce house, splash contest and coin toss for the kids. Plus, there will be burgers and dogs on the grill.
Also notable this year is the new addition to the snackbar — Raspadilla’s all natural shave ice and smoothies!
To further enhance the summer celebration, Boiling Springs Pool and SaraBozich.com are giving away two 4-Pack admissions to Boiling Springs Pool. Use it four times yourself, take a friend twice, or bring a group of four once — any time this season.
To enter, leave a comment below.
For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:
It’s no secret that I’m partial to beer and wine, but sometimes I do enjoy a perfectly blended cocktail, preferably those made with beer or wine.
Last weekend Nate and I spent a few days in Baltimore. While we were there, we visited the Heavy Seas Alehouse, where in addition to their regular line up of beers, they have an entire menu of beer cocktails.
“Lost Cargo” at Heavy Seas Alehouse.
Nate decided to have a “Lost Cargo,” a fabulous cocktail made with Heavy Seas Peg Leg stout, bourbon, port, bitters and toasted spices. We watched our bartender pour two ounces of bourbon and an ounce of port into a shaker of ice. She threw in a few bitters and shook. The mixture was then strained into a glass and topped with the stout. She rained spices over a lit match to create the toasted spices that settled on the head of the beer. It was amazing.
I would say it was the best beer cocktail I’ve had in a long time, but then last night I discovered beer jam, a syrupy beer concoction that is used in cocktails. The beer is boiled with sugar, vanilla and spices and then pectin is added to produce a rich, loose, jelly-like syrup.
Father’s Day is this weekend, and believe it or not, your Dad doesn’t want a tie this year. Give Dad something more personal and fun with a simple at-home beer pairing lunch or dinner.
The easiest thing to make and serve to kick-off a meal is always chips and dip. I’m currently obsessed with guacamole, and I know my dad loves salsa so let’s start there.
My easy guac consists of 2 avocados, juice of half a lime, a quarter of a yellow onion, some diced tomatoes, corn and salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Not an avocado fan? Salsa is one of the easiest things to make at home. Try this easy recipe with step-by-step instructions.
For an easy beer pairing for any starters and to kick off your palate I recommend DuClaw’s Oz, their newest IPA release. Oz is only 4.4% ABV making it an easy drink and features a nice Simcoe hop flavor that isn’t overwhelming.
*UPDATE* The derecho will miss us, so I’m hoping to head out to The 1500 Condominium for Crawdaddy’s, Cocktails & Jazz. Then we’ll head home for a cozy evening watching Burn Notice. Stay safe today, everyone! I had plans for this evening, but odds are I’ll stay tucked at home away from the weather. Which is OK because there is plenty going on the rest of the weekend.
Father’s Day is on Sunday! There are lots of options, including The Dauphin County Wine & Music Festival and a host of pig roasts, to choose from. As for my pops, I’m planning to take him to Midtown Scholar to check out WWII books, maybe get some coffee at Little Amps, then grab a snack on the rooftop deck at The Speakeasy.
Tomorrow, Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars will play the Farmers Market in Hershey (well, maybe – more likely inside the Cocoa Beanery). Most nights, Mars is playing sold out show in Philadelphia, New York City or Los Angeles, but thanks to a scheduling opportunity, you can catch him for FREE this Thursday at the Farmers Market in Hershey, on the grounds of the Cocoa Beanery.
Personally, I enjoyed reading the book but didn’t start running in minimalist shoes until it was recommended by my doctor late last summer. I eased into minimalist shoes, using them for shorter runs and saving my “normal” Brooks shoes for longer runs.
However, it wasn’t long before problems began to arise. Last fall, I had to take off several weeks of running after developing mild Achilles strains in both feet. My doctor said this was “normal” and to just back off a bit. After recovering from that, I jumped into Harrisburg Marathon training without any problems.
1. Killer bread at the original Zephyr (and Fisaga, North St. Zephyr)
The secret ingredient to this must-have pre-dinner treat would frighten today’s health conscious, but back then, mayonnaise was the key to this deliciousness. Add a signature chopped salad and there was lunch.
Get it: Donnie Brown’s secret to success? Tasty breads. It’s not the same, but you can get FireBread at The FireHouse or Black N Bleu.