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Southern Yankee

You may be wondering, "What is Southern Yankee?" That is a good question, but I believe the more pressing question is "Who is Southern Yankee?" The short answer is … me, Laura Page! Through this blog, I invite you to experience the lifestyles, culture, places and happenings within Central Pennsylvania. through the eyes of this Texas girl.

Suburban Resistance

Josette Plank is raising a rumpus and living the goofy life in the Harrisburg suburbs. Hailing from the Pennsylvania hinterlands, Josette grew up in an era when cartoons aired only on Saturday mornings and gravy bread was considered a vegetable. Each week, she shares her observations of family life at home, on the road and in the school drop-off line. Email Josette at josetteplank@gmail.com. You can follow her on Facebook and at Twitter at Instagram @josetteplank.

A Loving Journey

Trish Schaeffer is a mom of three active boys—two of them with special needs. Trish will write each week on topics relevant to families with special needs. Whether she’s educating you about something she’s learned, offering advice or simply sharing a piece of her world, she does so with a compassion and persistence that inspires.

Food for Thought

Looking for a new restaurant to take the family? Need an idea for what to make for dinner? Look no further. Christopher Hopkins is the assistant editor/web for Central Penn Parent and loves all things food related. He’ll find the best restaurants for you family, provide delicious recipes everyone will love and bring you all things you need to know about having a great meal. Is there a restaurant you’d like to learn more about? Send your suggestions to christopherh@centralpennparent.com.

Thrifty Mom

Larissa Newton is the copy/Web editor for Central Penn Business Journal, a sister newspaper of Central Penn Parent. She is mom to a 3-year-old daughter, and loves to get things for free. Email her with comments, suggestions or tips at larissan@centralpennparent.com. Follow her on Twitter @newton_larissa.

Really!?

Despite having raised a teenager and being a news reporter for most of her 20+ year career, Andrea Ciccocioppo is continually surprised and appalled by the crazy stuff going on in the world today. Every Wednesday, she will comment on an issue relevant to kids, parenting or life in Central Pennsylvania–the good, the bad and the just plain nuts.

Live Some Place Special

Our Passion is inspiring character to create special places. Charter Homes & Neighborhoods is an industry leader creating Special Places for our homebuyers. Since 1990, Charter has delivered more than 4,000 homes in the most recognized neighborhoods in the region. Charter has earned most major national and regional awards, including the coveted 2013 GOLD National Housing Quality Award, the highest recognition given to a homebuilder, and the only one earned in the country since 2009. Today, the company is selling homes in more than 25 neighborhoods across Central Pennsylvania. Learn more at charterhomes.com.

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Dinosaurs Come to Life

May 8 - November 14
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Native Americans Along the Susquehanna

May 8 @ 10:00 am - July 5 @ 2:00 pm
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Driving Miss Daisy

May 26 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
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