Tag: Central PA

Things I Wished I Did While I Lived in Central PA (aka reasons to visit)

As highlighted in my last post, I’m somewhat unceremoniously moving from Lancaster, PA, where I’ve lived and worked for the past five years, back to the little known town of Browndale, PA (which is right next to Forest City, which is just north of Carbondale, which is close to Scranton, if you need a point

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Lancaster

I went through some pretty big life-changes this past summer, namely, in that after five years of teaching high school English at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster County, I’ve decided to resign. The decision felt spur of the moment, and probably wasn’t as meticulously planned as I would have liked (as in, maybe I

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Weekend Trip Idea: Mad Men Weekend in Hershey

“I grew up in Pennsylvania. In a whorehouse.” This is not normally the kind of sentiment that comes to mind when you think of Hershey, Pennsylvania, the self-dubbed “sweetest place on Earth.” You’re supposed to think of Hershey’s kisses, and Reese’s Cups and the scent of chocolate wafting through the air. You’re supposed to think

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The Weirdness of PA’s Route 30 (Now with BONUS Intercourse)

There’s a time and a place for political correctness and then there are situations where you simply have  to call things like they are and Route 30, (or at least the portion spanning Chester, Lancaster and York counties) is weird as all get out. There’s actually a lot of weirdness going on in rural, central Pennsylvania. This

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Harrisburg Bars

Despite being our capital city, I never knew much about Harrisburg growing up (although to be fair, I must have been somewhat sheltered up there in NEPA as I also  didn’t realize Lancaster was an actual city until a month before I moved down here). I’ve had preconceived notions of other locales which means they appear very much like I thought

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A Weird Night on the West Shore

I haven’t woken up smelling like an ashtray in sometime, and that’s not a complaint. Last night I did a bar tour of Central PA’s west shore and it was epic.  For those of you unfamiliar with Central PA’s geographics and lingo the area around Harrisburg is often referred to as being on the east shore

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