Fall Fest is organized by the YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s Junior Board. The Junior Board is a group of women ages 21-35 that dedicates its efforts toward YWCA programs, including Camp Reily, a 27-acre wooded property with a lodge, cabins and swimming pool.
More than 50 inner-city children attended the rural day camp each week during the summer and participated in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, character- and team-building exercises, and water safety and swimming lessons.
Proceeds from Fall Fest are used to purchase equipment for Camp Reily, make improvements to the camp and fund summer camp scholarships.
P.S. – Stay tuned, we’re giving away a pair of tickets next Monday!
After getting off to a record start in their first game, the Steelers offense has fallen on its face. In the last six quarters they have scored a total of nine points and have given up 50 in the same amount of time.
The Panthers are +6 in turnovers but they have been giving up some yards, which is an area that the Steelers could capitalize on. The Panthers defense can be one of the best in the league and are led by one of the best linebackers in the league Luke Kuechly.
Offensive identity is an important aspect of successful team and the Steelers haven’t seemed to find theirs yet, but it’s safe to say it’s going to be pass first and that’s what Todd Haley’s offensive philosophy has been from day one.
Keeping up with the craft beer scene isn’t always easy. I am dedicated to reading my feedly every day to be in the know, so that I can share it with all of you. While I of course want you to keep reading everything that I write here as well as at Stouts and Stilettos, we can’t get to it all every week. Want the scoop on what I follow each week? Check out these 5 blogs that I just can’t do without.
photo via www.TheBeeroness.com
Cooking with craft beer is something that I absolutely adore. I, however, don’t have the expertise on creating the recipes myself and knowing where to sub out beer for other parts of the recipe. This is why The Beeroness exists. She’s a craft beer recipe master to the extraordinaire! From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, The Beeroness has the craft beer recipe for every occasion. My personal favorites are Coconut Curry Belgian Ale Chicken and Bacon Beer Dip (which is great for your football Sunday).
The officially official website, in my opinion, of everything craft beer is of course CraftBeer.com. Operated by the Brewer’s Association of America, CraftBeer.com offers everything you could need from basic beer news, beer education, event announcements and more. Some of my favorite and most credible information comes from their website. My favorite post to-date instructs consumers on how to identify when your beer isn’t quite right and how to verbalize this to a bartender without sounding like a complete jerk. Now that’s some real conversation for you, check it out here.
Craft Beer and Brewing
Yes, you can (and should) subscribe to Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, but you can also read their articles online. I love actually holding and reading the magazine when I get it quarterly, and have actually dog-eared and written comments in the margins on this one because I enjoy it that much. They’ve been putting out some fantastic content recently, and I favor their articles where they interview brewers of note and ask them to put together their “fantasy 6-packs.” Trust me, it’s not as easy as you think. Expect to find these articles alongside muses about beer styles, brewing trends, style education and home brewing recipes and tips.
Paste Magazine’s Drink Section
I am a lover of lists and bold opinions, and if you are too then Paste’s drink section is the place for you. They’ve compiled such important checklists as great beer-centric hotels, weird beers, interesting beer coozies, and “top lists” for days. I actually find a lot of inspiration in what they right and use them as a challenge to continue to create concise yet relevant content.
Brooklyn Brewshop’s The Mash
If I could have a dream job that wasn’t writing for myself all day long, it would be working for the Brooklyn Brewshop’s blog. They have weekly 2 o’clock beer tastings which they share in The Mash, they provide the basics of craft beer-ism such as glassware styles and their uses, they share homebrewing tips and tricks, and more from cooking with beer to trips to take. They’ve got a great mix of stuff to learn and know which I love to share with everyone I know. Be sure to check out their home cider making kit which is perfect for this time of year in central Pa.
A friend of mine had a bad race at the Harrisburg Half Marathon last week. She had trained hard, but last Sunday, she just didn’t have a good race and was disappointed in her results. Knowing about my Boston Marathon experience, she asked me, “How did you come back from that? How do you get over a bad race?”
It’s true, in the days — sometimes weeks after a race gone “bad,” it can be tough to focus on anything else. After Boston, I had a really hard time dealing with it. I was so disappointed in my experience, and I felt like I never wanted to run another race again. Luckily, I’ve gotten over that, but it took some time.
Here’s my advice on coming back from a disappointing race:
Ditch the watch.I’ve written about this before, but I never wear a watch when I run. I map everything out prior to when I run, and just go for it. I know that most runners think that’s crazy, but it works for me. It makes me actually enjoy running because I am not staring at my wrist. I am not classifying this run as good or bad by what my pace is. I am just running. If I need a slow day, my legs make that decision for me. If I need a fast day, I pick it the hell up and go for it. Running without a watch has made me love running for what running is. Not for how fast or slow I am. This really helped me after Boston, because I never knew how fast I was running. I just ran to run.
Don’t blow it out of proportion. It’s ONE race. Maybe you had a bad day. Maybe you didn’t sleep well the night before, maybe you didn’t eat enough, maybe you didn’t taper enough, etc. Just because you had a shitty race, does not make you a shitty runner. Pick yourself up.
Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon; a true bourbon can only be made in the United States. Corn must comprise at least 51 percent — but not more than 79 percent of the grain. This is what gives bourbon its sweeter flavor profile over rye-based whiskies. Master distillers may create a single-barrel bourbon from a single superior barrel, or a small-batch bourbon by blending a few of the best barrels.
Fun fact: There are more bourbon barrels in Kentucky than there are people.
Place first four ingredients in an old fashioned glass and muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add cracked ice and pour in bourbon. Top with a splash of seltzer, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale; stir gently. Garnish with a fresh slice of orange.
Knob Creek Bourbon Fizz – by Chef Michael Symon
5 sprigs thyme
1⁄2 oz simple syrup
1⁄2 oz lemon juice
11⁄2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
1 egg white
2 oz orange soda
Muddle two sprigs of thyme and simple syrup in a shaker. Add lemon juice, bourbon, egg white and ice. Shake vigorously for one minute. Strain over fresh ice and top with thyme.