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Wild Game & Mushroom Dinner

Photo3Through many years of theme dinners, wine and food pairings and chef competitions, I’ve learned to like most foods. I’ve eaten reindeer (The Forebay), crocodile (Pol-i-tesse), snake (Marlboro Ranch), wild boar (my husband’s kill) and probably several other oddities I can’t recall at this moment.

Not all of that was a favorite (though give me a Hershey chef-prepared reindeer tenderloin any day), but I have learned to appreciate the nuances of different meats – and also learned a lot about venison (again, the hunter-husband).

Naturally, I jumped at the chance to attend the Wild Game & Mushroom Dinner at The Forebay at the Hershey Lodge last weekend.

The restaurants at The Hershey Lodge have twice now celebrated this theme dinner, featuring menus at The Forebay (a best-kept secret for great food) and the Hershey Grill combining wild game meat, from rabbit to elk, and Pennsylvania grown mushrooms.

I also should note that The Forebay is my husband’s favorite restaurant. It’s certainly one of Hershey’s best-kept secrets, tucked away from locals atop the Hershey Lodge lobby. We always enjoy outstanding food and drink while here – we even chose this as our Valentine’s Day dinner location earlier this year. If you haven’t been – for a theme dinner or otherwise – consider it for your next night out.

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This week on SaraBozich.com

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Hanson is playing the Chameleon Club on Monday – and theyr’e not those young Mmmboppers any more. Kelly tells it like it is.

Don’t miss your chance to win a 60-min Swedish massage from Lindsay Faith Massage Therapy. She recently opened her new practice in Hershey.

image from sarabozich.typepad.comI finally bought an iPad. And promptly returned it.

Ask Jeff: Fantasy football is so his game.

Photos from last weekend’s event at Polished are available here. If you haven’t yet, you’ll want to “Like” KIST on Facebook.

Halloween in Hershey kicks off this weekend. My blog for the Hershey-Harrisburg Visitors Bureau has some details on the fun.

Weekend Roundup! You know it by heart now: Read, share, repeat.

Kelly is now officially a marathoner!

My “Out with Sara” column covers a handful of events supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out Level 2 tonight and ABC tomorrow – plus benefit cocktails all month long at Raspberries and Accomac Inn.

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CATEGORIES: Bloggers, Sara Bozich

Steamtown Marathon

This is my favorite picture of Kelly ever. Look at that marathon smile.My 78 year-old swimming buddy, Nick, approached me excitedly Monday morning.

"Kelly! Did you win the marathon!?" he asked.

I stifled a laugh. "Not quite! I actually came in 421st."

"Oh," he said, trying to hide his disappointment. "Well, what's most important is that you finished."

And that I did.

Somehow, everything went right for me Sunday. Despite the hours I had spent making endless "what if" lists in my head:

  • What if I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the race?
  • What if certain limb/muscle/tendon breaks/pulls/strains?
  • What if I just bomb it?
  • What if I DNF? (Ed. note: That's runner-speak for Did Not Finish)

… My concerns proved unnecessary.

The weather was perfect for most of the morning (temperatures in the 50s-60s), the course was scenic and the crowds were phenomenal. And somehow, I felt great for the majority of the race.

This was a point-to-point course, which means my friend Bill and I boarded a school bus in Scranton at 6 a.m., and after 40 minutes, we were dropped off at the Forest City high school. It would take us 26.2 miles through 14 communities to run back.

"So, basically, we have to finish," Bill said. "Your car is in Scranton."

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CATEGORIES: Running

Weekend Roundup 10/13

Me with Victor the Alligator at Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica (2008)Last weekend’s KIST party was a big success – thanks again to Polished and those of you who were able to make it out for the event.

As we creep closer to Halloween, chillier temps and the inevitable holidays, events are lighting up the weekends. From wine dinners to live music and a whole host of stuff in-between, you should have no trouble finding something to do in the greater Harrisburg area this weekend.

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Now, settle in – we have a bunch of fundraisers for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (I’ll highlight a few in tomorrow’s “Out with Sara” column), and plenty of ways to take in the fall season.

What are you doing this weekend?

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2011 Blog Reader Survey

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CATEGORIES: Bloggers, Sara Bozich

Fantasy better than reality

image from loadtv.biz As an admitted Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions fan, football season has been undeniably frustrating so far.

Prior to the season, I would have believed anyone who told me that after the Eagles/Bills game one team would be 1-4 and the other 4-1. Not in a million years would I have assumed that the Eagles would be the 1-4 team through five weeks with perennial doormats the Bills, 49ers and Rams on the early season schedule.

I assumed the Eagles offensive line would be an achilles heel all year, but I was way off. Sure they are still bad enough to keep quarterback Michael Vick running for his life most of the game, but the pricy revamped defense has been painful to watch. I've seen better tackling in powder puff football games.

I know it's early in the season, but the Eagles are running out of time. They will realistically have to finish the season 8-2 to have a chance at making the playoffs. I'm not giving up yet, but I fear the Eagles may.

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CATEGORIES: Sports, Television

Testing the iPad

I’m testing the Typepad App for iPad. Let’s see how this is done. This is my dog, Buddy. This is actually one of the best photos ever taken of him – he’s absolutely adorable in person, but not very photogenic.

Testing the iPad

CATEGORIES: Uncategorized

Giveaway: 60-min Swedish massage

**Congratulations to Jonathan Gillette, who will soon have his first-ever professional massage from Lindsay!**

Local tweep, Lindsay Aiken (@LindsayFaith) recently opened her own massage practice in Hershey – Lindsay Aiken Massage Therapy.

Lindsay feels strongly that massage is not just a luxury spa service, but a form of preventative health care. Because of this, her practice provides affordable massage care. Lindsay views her business as a “ministry of sorts” and seeks to work with her clients to meet their needs.

We all deserve a little “me” time.

Lindsay is a graduate from the HACC Massage Therapy program (2009), licensed in the state of Pa. for massage therapy and a member of AMTA. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2009.

You can learn about her full line of services and pricing here.

To introduce you to her new practice, Lindsay is generously donating one (1) 60-minute Swedish-style massage to a lucky reader.

To enter to win the 60-min massage, leave a comment below telling us why you need/want a little pampering.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

Enter early and often. A winner will be selected at random at the end of the week.

CATEGORIES: Giveaway, Hershey

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