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Let Us Cater To You

by James Rada, Jr. When you’re planning a big event, say a wedding or corporate meeting, there are plenty of things on your to-do list. But one chore that you don’t have to face is preparing a meal fo…

Crafting Casual Italian Cuisine

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck Piles of pillow-like gnocchi await their accents of cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Grilled artichokes and chicken glisten atop artisan flatbread as a fr…

Flirting Made Easy

by Justin Arter, photography by Bill Ryan Flirting and courtship have never been simple matters for teenagers, even at the times when kids taped notes on their crushes’ lockers or sat in their bedroom…

The Pre-Apprentice

by Linda L. Esterson, photography by Bill Ryan Elsner Engineering Works in Hanover is bracing for workforce attrition, as much as 30 percent in the next 10 years. “This is happening regionally as well…

Valentine’s Through the Years

by James Rada, Jr. Every February love fills the air. On Valentine’s Day, sweethearts exchange roses, chocolates, cards and kisses. More than a day of romance, Valentine’s Day signals the end of the n…

The Wonder of Winter

by Elena Bittinger This season brings long, cold nights, short, cold days, and a yearning for spring. But don’t just grab your fleecy blanket and hibernate in front of the fire, or you’ll miss a delig…

Currents – Jan/Feb 2018

Earl David Reed Comedy Tour  Saturday, January 27  •  8 p.m.  Earl David Reed’s genius is the way he interacts with the crowd and knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience…

Brittany Stevens: Earning Ovations

  by Nancy Duffy   photography by Kelly Heck Standing center stage in the Eichelberger Theatre on Stock Street in Hanover, Brittany Stevens appears right at home, complimenting and guiding young …

Reach Resolutions

Happy New Year, dear readers. I hope that your holiday was joyous and that you have launched into 2018 with resolutions that you can reach. I’ve got a few short-term and long-term goals linked to self…

For the Love of the Land

by James Rada Jr., photography by Phil Grout Farming once had an image. Farmers were weathered-skinned men dressed in coveralls and working all day to raise a single crop on hundreds of acres of land.…

Ready Set Goals

by Kym Byrnes, photography by Bill Ryan The notion that a plan is necessary to reach goals, and that goals are necessary to achieve success, is the thinking that led Hanover Public Schools to start a …

Hagerman Restoration: Eye for Detail

by Kym Byrnes, photography by Bill Ryan Most days Paul Hagarman can be found in a workshop, surrounded by generations-old furniture that is broken, scratched, dulled, missing pieces and in general dis…

How to Tackle Boredom After the Meal Ends

by Linda L. Esterson The holiday meal was a success, and now the dishes are cleaned and put away. It’s the next morning, and Uncle George, Aunt Jane and all of the cousins are still at the house — and…

The Perfect Tree

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” — especially when the evergreens that have been planted for the coming holiday season gradually grow taller as days grow shorter. Finding a Christmas tree…

Currents – Nov/Dec 2017

Downtown Hanover Christmas Parade  Friday, November 24  •  Line up 8:15 a.m. • Parade starts 9 a.m. Bands, floats, walking performances, walking groups and antique cars will be judged and awarded priz…

Hanover Half Marathon

Close to 200 runners gathered at the YMCA on Oct. 1 to take part in the 3rd Annual Hanover Half Marathon. Proceeds from the event benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program to help cancer patients beg…

Hanover Chili Cookoff

The heat was on at the 22nd Annual Hanover Chili Cook-off at Good Field on Sept. 3. Proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit several local charities including the H.A.R.T. Center and Guthrie M…

Solace and Solid Ground

At a time when most people place print journalism in quicksand and news about mass shootings and hurricanes weighs down hearts, it is an incredible honor and challenge to be the editor of Hanover Maga…