Welcome to Southern PA Magazine. This is our new and exciting venture that expands the coverage of Hanover Magazine to include Gettysburg and York. Through the years, we have found that the region beyond Hanover was ripe with stories. Unfortunately, the material never quite fit with Hanover Magazine, but by expanding readership in Adams and York counties, we can reach more than 30,000 people.
Southern PA Magazine wants to be your “go-to” publication for interesting people, exciting events, and lifestyle topics in the region. If you consider yourself more of a digital person, bookmark our website at southernpamagazine.com, or you can download the free Southern PA Magazine app, where you can save money at your favorite venues with online coupons. There’s no need to clip or print. If you have your phone, you will have the coupons!
Southern PA Magazine will feel familiar to readers of Hanover Magazine and its sister publication, Carroll Magazine, honoring what makes both magazines special. However, you may notice a few changes. While some sections have been dropped, a new “Day Tripper” column has been added. This new column, as the name suggests, will include stories on tank-of-gas trips that are well worth the journey.
The great writers you’ve grown to love from Hanover Magazine are back, plus a few new ones I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
July is a big month for Gettysburg; it’s the anniversary of the largest battle of the Civil War. We sent writer Lisa Breslin to interview the superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park to share his views on the battle and Gettysburg’s place in history.
From there, you can jump to stories about wild women skating on the Hanover roller derby team. Oddly enough, reading this story took me back to my childhood, reminding me that my father was a big fan of roller derby. On Saturday afternoons, I would come downstairs to our TV room in the basement and watch women elbow each other as they raced around the rink. It wasn’t exactly a bonding moment, but it was fun.
With the lovely summer weather, you can delight in America’s favorite pastimes with baseball fun and barbecuing. While our York readers may be familiar with the York Revolution baseball team, our other readers may not. Let me tell you, the Revolution puts on a great show that, along with baseball, includes plenty of activities to keep you interested between innings. And there’s not a bad seat in the stadium. I’ve become convinced over the years that for professional baseball at a great value, go with a minor league team, and the Revolution is one of the best around!
As for barbecuing, read Nancy Duffy’s article about butcher shops in Hanover. Get the freshest and tastiest beef, chicken, and pork to complement your favorite barbecue sauces. These shops show you places where you can buy great cuts of meat for your summer-barbecuing wants and needs.
So read on, and welcome to Southern PA’s premiere issue, and let us know what you think.
James Rada, Jr.