Weekend Roundup 7/28

by: Sara Bozich
July 28, 2016
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We’re mixing things up with a HAPPY HOUR on a Thursday!

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Join us TONIGHT after work for a Pop-Up Happy Hour at Strawberry Square. We have lots of great partners sharing in this one — Including The Vineyard at Hershey, JB Kelly Seafood, Popped Culture, plus terrific deals from participating Strawberry Square retailers. AND, Shawan & the Wonton will perform!

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Tomorrow night’s Must-Do: Bras & Bucks for Boobies // Decked-Out Live at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey. Great cause, great fun — a special beer brewed for the event, plus Marissa and the Groove live on stage.

Meanwhile, because apparently I can’t stay still this summer, I’ll be in Lewes and Rehoboth, DE for the weekend, part-work/part-fun.

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2016 Harrisburg Mile

by: Kelly Leighton
July 27, 2016
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The Harrisburg Mile is one of my favorite events of the year.

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It’s more than just a running event; it’s a community event. With nearly 2,000 people participating, you have everything from elites to walkers, and all of us in between. I always look forward to it, and I was especially excited this year — even if I did get bumped from the 6:35 to the 7:15 heat due to old age (i.e. turning 30). Never mind that I am usually getting ready for bed at that point, I rallied.

We had a beautiful night Wednesday, and as I lined up with the rest of the 30-39 age group, I battled a bunch of nerves, as usual. I really wanted a sub-6 mile, but I was also realistic in the fact that it was hotter than the Carlisle Mile, I had done no speedwork (oops),and I wasn’t at racing weight anymore (summer, am I right?). I decided to go for it, and see what happened. It’s only a mile.

The gun went off, and people went balls to the walls. I couldn’t believe how many people passed me and were in front of me. I don’t have a strong starting kick, I think from years of being a distance runner and swimmer. By the time we hit the halfway, I was still on pace to break 6, and I was passing more people than getting passed, so I just willed myself to hold on.

As we approached the finish line, I saw the clock pass 6, so I knew my sub-6 was out of reach. But I told myself to keep pushing, and finished in 6:06, good enough for a two-second PR, and third in my age group. I was especially proud of my husband, who rarely runs, but finished in 6:43. I think he just wanted to get to the beer tent sooner.

I stated up way past my bedtime to see the elites, collect our awards and spend time in the beer tent before heading to ZeroDay. The mile only happens once a year, so may as well enjoy it. Maybe next year I’ll get that sub-6, but until then, I am content with my long runs.

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Giveaway: Ladies Night at Excitement Aug. 4

by: Sara Bozich
July 23, 2016
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Ladies Night is back at Excitement.

Get the squad together for a FREE ladies only night full of education, drinking and MORE at Excitement in Camp Hill on Thursday, Aug. 4 for “Beyond Vanilla: Try Something New” with Guest Speaker Ducky DooLittle, Sex Educator, Speaker and Author.

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Join us (yep, I’ll be there) for a fun, FREE, no-guys-allowed evening of raffle prizes, snacks and drinks, games, pleasure tips, Excitement’s money machine and great discounts, too!

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Both will work to secure your spot, but sign up NOW because this event WILL FILL UP FAST! Questions? Just ask!

The event features free food and drink – plus sex tips, shopping deals at Excitement and PRIZES!

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Excitement is the one-stop shop for adults. From adult toys and games to non-tobacco products like vapes and E-cigs.

This week, we’re giving away a $100 gift card to Excitement.

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4 Summer Beer Cocktails You’ll Want to Try

by: Tierney Pomone
July 22, 2016
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We’re in for yet another scorching hot weekend, and I’ll be relying heavily on my thirst-quenching beverages to keep me cool. As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes it is just too hot for a stout, porter, or even an IPA. Sometimes I need something lighter to make it through.

That’s when beer cocktails come into play. A perfect blend of beer, booze, and other yummy liquids, hoptails can be the perfect alternative on a hot sunny day. Or, they can be just a fun way to switch up your drinking routine. Try a few of these to really get into the summer mood.

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Campground Sunrise

This lovely breakfast cocktail is of my own creation. When we went camping earlier in the summer, I brought along lots of Atwater Whango, their mango wheat beer. As I was in my tent dreaming of mango mimosas, I figured why not try to make my own fruity concoction. The Campground Sunrise was born. I’m not much for measuring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make this drink. In a pint glass, you’ll need 1 oz shot tequila (I use Altos) + 1/3 can of Whango + champagne + orange juice. The champs and orange juice you can do to your preference, but I vote more champs than juice. Gently stir and enjoy!

Herbal Ginny

This hoptail calls for a very specific beer: Dogfish Head Biere de Provence. This is another of my at-home concoctions, so again the measuring is up to your discretion. Biere de Provence is an herbal beer using lavender, marjoram, and bay leaves. The result is an aromatic pleasure with complex flavor reminiscent of running through a garden. This works wonderfully with gin’s already herbal earthy flavors. After consulting with my cocktail mistresses Lauren and Lissa, we recommend Wigle Ginever for this drink, a ratio of 1 oz shot per beer, again stirred gently. Garnish with fresh sage from your garden.

IPA Slushies

The Beeroness nailed summer when she put out her recipe for IPA slushes. Why should wine get to have all the fun? She recommends using a tropical DIPA. Suggestions: Troegs Nimble Giant, Great Lakes Chillwave, or Starr Hill Hopfetti. Follow her full recipe here.

Pina Beerladas

It’s no secret that Sara and I are all about the pineapple/tiki/summer life. The only thing I love as much as a margarita in the summer is a pina colada. Who says we can’t make it into a hoptail? Take the basic pina colada recipe, and substitute out the pineapple juice for Rivertowne’s Hala Kahiki pineapple beer. 3 parts Hala Kahiki Pinapple beer + 1 part white rum + 1 part coconut cream. Blend ice, rum, and coconut until smooth, stir in the beer, core a pineapple, and drink it with an umbrella and straw!

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