2014: Year in Review

by: Sara Bozich
January 4, 2015

Before we forge full-speed into the new year, let’s take a quick look back.

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In 2014, we wrote 396 blog posts. This included 62 Giveaways, the most popular of which were tickets to the Poconos 400 and a gift pack to Al’s of Hampden & Pizza Boy Brewing Co.

You also loved our posts on Fun Board Games for Adults, Best Brunch in Harrisburg and How to Dress for BrewFests.

Here are some of the year’s highlights:

march12maibock

Brewery at Hershey brewmaster Ryan DeLutis and I brewed a batch of March 12 Maibock — he and I share the same birthday. We’re on schedule to brew again this week. Stay tuned for our birthday release!

millbock chef's garlic poet

The Garlic Poet started hosting regular Chef’s Table dinners married with local craft breweries. This was the first (I think) with Millbock Brewing Co.

Dani Lissa photo

Took a photography class with the one and only Dani Fresh to help me re-learn some basics.

sara beth indiana

Visited one of my longest and best friends in her new home in Indiana (the state). While there, we dined at The Cerulean, and I did this write-up on it.

2014-03-12 17.29.59

I turned 35. We drank this.

jersey mike

We (RunPositive) hosted the 2nd annual Jersey Mike 5K. Look for the announcements for the 2015 race.

table at bricco

Table at Bricco opened.

pints pedis

We co-hosted the first Pints & Pedis event with Stouts and Stilettos.

bruce springsteen

I bought Andy tickets to see Bruce Springsteen in Hershey.

fox43

I spent some time on Fox43 with my River 97.3 buds, Glenn & Bob.

ricketts glen

We went camping and hiking at Ricketts Glen.

color run

I — along with the rest of the area — did the Color Run. Though I did it with a 101-degree fever. Makes it pretty hard to make excuses about working out now.

andy pinchot

We also hiked Pinchot Park, played in the water and followed it up with $2 Bloodys at the Silver Lake.

Getting ready for the first annual Harrisburg Glow Run 5K.

Getting ready for the first annual Harrisburg Glow Run 5K.

I also ran the Glow Run.

cpyb ballet

I was invited to sit in the “tweet seats” with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s summer workshop featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet.

paint and create

Some of my best girlfriends go together to try the newest fad: Painting whilst wineing. We did this at Paint and Create in Lemoyne.

He's most adorable when he's snoozing.

He’s most adorable when he’s snoozing.

Took a thousand adorable pictures of my dog.

beach

Went to the beach with my mom and sis and drank A LOT of grapefruit crushes.

sailing

Ooh, hey, we got to go sailing! #lifeishard

chicago

Andy and I also returned to Chicago for a mini baseball and food vacation.

james harrison

Went to my first NASCAR race at the Poconos. Met James Harrison.

abc fresh hop

Helped “brew” another Appalachian Brewing Co., 2014’s Fresh Hop Ale. So fresh and delicious!

wot

GK Visual and I hosted a special 3rd in the Burg screening of our series, What’s on Tap, at Whitaker Center Stage Two.

sistercation keri

Keri and I took a #sistercation to Deep Creek, Md.

jay 40th

Helped surprise this guy for his 40th birthday!

wedding

Modeled some wedding dresses (along with Tierney!) for Taylored for You bridal.

I will ask you politely to turn your camera horizontally, please.

I will ask you politely to turn your camera horizontally, please.

Judged the Central PA Super Chef, which my friend Chef Kurt Wewer of The Garlic Poet, won.

sam calagione

Spent a relaxing weekend at the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, DE. Met Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione.

psu field

Went to my first student-attended, prime time Penn State football game versus Ohio State.

mike herrera

Got to see MxPx’s Mike Herrera perform in our friends’ living room!

al gnoza

Was interviewed by Al Gnoza on ABC 27 about the state of Harrisburg’s nightlife.

bruce sara

Joined The Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show on Saturday Morning as Bruce’s regular co-host. Check us out every Saturday morning on 92.1 WTPA from 9 a.m. to noon.

All the Boziches.

All the Boziches.

Saw ALL my cousins over Thanksgiving (first time maybe EVER).

blackbird distillery

Visited a distillery in northcentral Pennsylvania (more on that later).

hershey bears

Witnessed by first (and second, third and fourth) hockey fight at a Hershey Bears game.

pedi

And spent New Year’s Eve getting pedicures and eating sushi (and in my case, falling asleep before midnight).

PLUS:

Shared recipes from Sara’s Kitchen for:

Hosted a bunch of great events:

The first #sbhh for 2015 is already on the books! Join us on Jan. 21 for HAPPY HOUR at Spring Gate Vineyard.

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