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Linglestown Weekend Preview

Here’s this weekend’s menu of stuff to do just beyond your backyard. Enjoy!

Fun in the sun? … There’s a buzz in the air as temps are predicted to climb into the 40s over the weekend and low 50s early next week. Plus, be sure to move your clocks ahead one hour SATURDAY night with the return of daylight saving time.

Prep that honey-do list … Head to the Pennsylvania Home Show time at the Farm Show if your abode is in need of repairs, renovations or simply a fresh look. The show runs through Sunday and there’s free parking everyday.

Music sampler … Two all-time favorites are scheduled to be on stage at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house this weekend – Sterling Koch and his amazing steel guitar on FRIDAY and the always entertaining folk music group Rayzen Kane on SATURDAY, 8 – 10 pm both nights, no cover.

And, live acoustic music by the DeAngelo Trio is being offered SATURDAY by the folks at Linglestown Gathering Place, which is located across the street from St. Thomas Roasters in the home next to the former La Piazza restaurant, 8 – 10 pm, free. Plus, check this out – this week’s free snackage is Rosemary crust pizza with Cremini & Merlot sauce and Brie.

Shopping opp #1 … First Impressions Boutique, Gifts & Day Spa in Linglestown is offering a free gift with $25 purchase of BareMinerals make-up or skin care. This offer is good through Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Shopping opp #2 … Simply Chic Consignment Boutique is holding a huge Winter Clearance Sale. The shop, which specializes in women’s fashions and jewelry, is located on Linglestown Road about halfway between the village and Colonial Golf & Tennis Club.

More stuff to do … Event info has been rolling into the Gazette at a good clip of late, so be sure check out the Community Calendar from time to time. Better yet, CLICK HERE to start receiving free email calendar updates.
Pictured is the DeAngelo Trio who will be appearing SATURDAY at Linglestown Gathering Place.

How to ‘turn on the power’ for a more active life

By John J. Homza, D.C.
for Linglestown Gazette

This month’s topic will focus on optimal health and performance to help you no matter what kind of fitness activity you do.

The effects of spinal misalignments can range from subtle to dramatic. This is especially seen in the performance of athletes. Professional athletes have experienced benefits of spinal alignments from our office and notice enhanced performance. We’ve helped pros with the Harrisburg Senators, Harrisburg Heat and student-athletes from Central Dauphin School District.

Let’s face it, when you feel great, you play better. Often times, people assume that we treat athletes after their games for various muscle and skeletal issues. Quite the opposite!

Yes, we help them with various complaints, but we do spinal alignments for them before a game. Why? Because when your nervous system has better communication with the body, it works at a higher level. Reflexes are improved. Muscle strength increases. Mental focus is more acute.

In other words, their bodies are finely tuned and we have a saying to all our members when they receive spinal adjustments – POWER IS ON!

At Homza Chiropractic, we are truly blessed to help weekend warriors, young athletes, and professional athletes achieve higher levels of function.

Special offer for Gazette readers – Call Homza Chiropractic at (717) 541-9311 before Janurary 31, 2014 and mention Linglestown Gazette and you will receive our special $55 evaluation and treatment. This service – which normally costs $205 – includes an exam, x-ray if necessary, and an adjustment.

John J. Homza D.C.

John J. Homza D.C.

My wife and I have been chiropractors on Linglestown Road for over 22 years. In that time I have witnessed the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. I would like to share some insights over the next few months on how the body has an innate ability to heal and how to tap into those capacities.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Homza Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab. Also, you can follow them on Facebook.

Linglestown-Area Backyard News – Holiday Edition

Guess what? Santa stopped by the Gazette’s satellite newsroom at St. Thomas Roasters today and dropped off a pile of holiday tidbits that he needed delivered ASAP to all the good readers of this blog. Have fun unwrapping this motherload of yuletide cheer.
Shop til you drop for a good cause … Our friends with Linglestown Area Civic Association, better known as LACA, have teamed up with First Impressions in Linglestown to offer you a special holiday-shopping event  this Thursday. CLICK HERE for details.
Give the gift that keeps giving …  Central Dauphin High School Alumni Association is once again offering the best discount card in the region with a new list of participating businesses for 2014. These cards make great stocking stuffers, thank-you gifts or just a thoughtful surprise for anyone in the central PA area. CLICK HERE for a list of 38 local deals.

The price is $10 per card, but you can “buy one and get one free” if you place an order by Dec. 31, 2013.

To order, simply send a check payable to CDHSAA, 910 Wenrich St., Harrisburg, PA 17112. If you enclose a business-size SASE, the group with send you the cards and copies of the list of participating businesses as soon as your order is received.

Cool pool deal … You still have time to put a discounted 2014 season pass to Koons Pool under the tree for someone special if you take action by Dec. 31, 2013. Family passes that go for $250 can be nabbed for only $200, and individual passes with a regular price of $160 are now available for a mere $135. CLICK HERE to download an application.

fb_likeDon’t miss out! … Are you aware that Linglestown Gazette posts breaking local news and special features on Facebook? CLICK HERE and than click “Like” to join in on the fun.

Have you seen these strange lights in the night sky near Linglestown? …

Get Rid of Arthritis Pain Once and for All

By John J. Homza, D.C.
for Linglestown Gazette

If you suffer with arthritis or know someone who does, hopefully the information that follows will stimulate thought and eventually bring back health. Plus, you’ll find a special offer for Gazette readers that could spur you to take a step toward feeling better.

Over the last 23 years, we have seen arthritis in various forms at Homza Chiropractic in Linglestown. It mostly comes down to two types: inflammatory and degenerative.

Inflammatory arthritis – such as lupus, rheumatoid, and psoriatic – are related to nerve and immune system reactions. Recently, a member of my practice stated, “I’ve had lupus for 13 year and I have never felt so comfortable walking. My hips and back feel much more connected and the pain has seriously subsided. I wish that I had come here years ago.”

Degenerative, or “wear and tear” osteoarthritis, is the most common spinal arthritis and we start to see people at this time of year who suffer with it. Posture and spinal alignment are keys to slow its progression with these forms of arthritis.

Do we treat arthritis? No. what we do is help balance and reconnect the nerve system so your body can function optimally again. The chiropractic alignments relieve stress, which helps tissues receive more oxygen and nutrients and slows the progression of arthritis.

If you are tired of feeling old, can predict the weather based on your aches and pains or just want to feel better, consider getting chiropractic adjustments. We are always amazed at how the human body responds when the nervous system is reconnected to better adapt to stress.

Special offer for Gazette reader – Call Homza Chiropractic at (717) 541-9311 before December 1, 2013 and mention Linglestown Gazette and you will receive our special $25 evaluation and treatment. This service – which normally costs $205 – includes an exam, x-ray if necessary, and an adjustment.

John J. Homza D.C.

        John J. Homza D.C.

John Homza and his wife, Josee, have been chiropractors for 23 years. In that time they have witnessed the body’s amazing ability to heal itself.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Homza Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab. Also, you can follow them on Facebook.

Linglestown Area Backyard Gossip, 10.03.13

B² (left) & Lions Club President John Petrina

B² (left) & Lions Club Pres. John Petrina

Gazette does community events … Linglestown Gazette publisher Bill Bostic, aka B², recently spoke to the Lower Paxton Lions Club.

His talk, which included little-known facts about the village of Linglestown, focused on the importance of local news sources and a brief look at the content on Linglestown Gazette.

Contact B² via email at if you would like him to speak at a community group meeting.

LACA_puzzleChristmas gift idea … Share the village of Linglestown with your family and friends by giving them a 250-piece puzzle that depicts the modern-day village and a brief history of the origin of “The Town of St. Thomas.”

Proceeds benefit the Linglestown Area Civic Association, the folks who stage community events like the New Year’s Eve celebration in the square and the upcoming 250th anniversary of the village’s founding that will take place in 2015.

CLICK HERE for an order form that you can print. Deadline to order is Oct. 31.

Save the date … Linglestown’s annual Fall Festival is back and better than ever. It will be held Oct. 18 – 20 and will feature music, historical events, kids’ activities and special offers from village merchants. Check back for more info about this event sponsored by Linglestown Merchants’ Association.

Linglestown doctor offers allergy relief without pills, injections

By John J. Homza, D.C.
for Linglestown Gazette

As a person who grew up suffering with terrible allergies and sinus pressure – feeling like my head was going to explode – I can attest that chiropractic has helped change lives of countless people.

I have helped many members of my practice on Linglestown Road and one recently said, “Since coming here, I have noticed a huge change in my neck and how I am able to turn it better. I have not had a sinus headache!”

Do chiropractors treat sinus and allergies? No, we do not. Then how does chiropractic help these conditions?

It is simple. The body is a self-healing and self-regulating system. Your brain uses the nervous system to communicate to all systems in your body. If your nerve system has interferences, your body will have to work differently or not as efficiently. Therefore it will give you symptoms that things are not working correctly. Mucous membrane hypersensitivity is only one symptom of your body not working efficiently.

Spinal alignments help reconnect your body to the nervous system for optimal function.

John J. Homza D.C.

        John J. Homza D.C.

My wife and I have been chiropractors on Linglestown Road for over 22 years. In that time I have witnessed the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. I would like to share some insights over the next few months on how the body has an innate ability to heal and how to tap into those capacities.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Homza Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab. Also, you can follow them on Facebook.

Linglestown’s ‘Tomato Man’ is back

There’s a little gem of a produce stand, called Tomato Man Produce, located in the neighborhood behind Linglestown Middle School. To be specific, it’s at the corner of Mimosa Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. (map)

Good stuff at good prices? I’m not sure, so you be the judge and leave a reply on this blog post to tell everyone what you learn.

CLICK HERE to view additional photos.

Dolly Parton in Linglestown?

A taste of good ole Southern hospitality was on display Sunday evening in Linglestown that featured none other than country music legend Dolly Parton … well, a pretty darn good clone of Dolly, wouldn’t you say?

The event was hosted by Simply Chic Consignment Boutique to benefit a couple worthwhile causes.

By the way, the boutique located about a quarter-mile west of the village on Rt. 39 offers high quality women’s clothing and is best known for its sleek n’ chic cocktail dresses and evening wear.

CLICK HERE to see what a great job Simply Chic owner Jan Suszko and her staff did to stage a fun event right in your backyard.

Oh yeah, the real Dolly above is the gal on the right. Just sayin’ …

Linglestown-Area Shopping Secret Revealed

Gazette contributor Jennifer Feinberg shares local shopping secret that could make you the hostess with the mostest!

I am a fan of several stores at the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace, but one little gem that I happened upon at the Shoppes about a year ago is Francesca’s Collections.

Francesca’s is an eclectic and fun boutique. They have a little bit of everything, from women’s clothing, shoes, bags and too cool inexpensive jewelry.

But what I love most about Francesca’s are the novelty and gift items they have throughout the store, like kitchy wall hangings and pictures, and trendy, fun gifts and novelties. It is a great “go-to” store for a fun hostess or party gift.

Next time you are at the Shoppes at Susquehanna Market Place, make sure you stop in and check out Francesca’s. If you haven’t been there already, I bet you will be going back.
To read more articles by Jennifer Feinberg, check out her blog and sign up for FREE email updates.


How to Get Medical Help in a Jiffy

Gazette contributor Jennifer Feinberg – a local blogger, Realtor and a mom – shares her secret weapon for dealing with medical emergencies.

Like most families, we have a pediatrician and a family doctor, but there are times that we need an immediate appointment for an illness, or have an emergency that requires fast medical care.

We are lucky to live less than a mile from two urgent care, walk-in facilities, and one in particular has been a standout when it comes to service, care, bedside manner and efficiency – Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine in Colonial Park.

Here’s how things unfolded the last time I sent out a medical SOS:

We had an emergency a few weeks ago that required a visit and X-ray. I called the office at 7:55 pm from the ball fields and the receptionist immediately said they close at 8, but they would definitely see us and watch for our arrival. We were in by 8:10 and out by 8:50, X-rays and all. Plenty of time to pick up the necessary prescription at the Target Pharmacy (another favorite) that closed at 9 pm.

Aspire’s urgent-care portion of the office is set up and functions just like a doctor’s office. The professional staff (nurses, PAs, and doctors) at Aspire is always pleasant, courteous, thorough in their exams, quick and efficient. My wait times have always been extraordinarily short. Aspire also has a family practice that I am seriously considering moving my entire family’s care to.

I have used the other urgent-care facility on occasions because I wasn’t aware that Aspire offers X-rays and other diagnostic services, but I intend to only use them going forward now that I am aware of their lineup of services.

I hope you and your family doesn’t ever need emergency or quick medical services, but if you do I highly recommend Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine.
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How to Show Your Child a Great Time for Less Than $8

This is the first post by Gazette contributor Jennifer Feinberg, a local blogger and Realtor who is putting out some cool stuff about the greater Linglestown area.

The Meadows Original Frozen Custard has several locations in central Pennsylvania, including Enola, Carlisle, and York, but I am going to focus on the location on Rt. 22 in the Colonial Park neighborhood of Lower Paxton Township.

Earlier this month I surprised my 9-year-old with an after-school date. I picked him up from school and we went to the Meadows. The frozen custard is delicious (think soft ice cream, but richer and creamier). Beyond the treat, the highlight for my son, Pete, was the batting cages that were built last summer. For only $7.53, Pete and I had a small cone of custard (I had chocolate and Pete had the Flavor-of-the-Day, Party Cake) and got 5 tokens, good for 50 pitches in the batting cages. I’d say that was a cheap date!

In addition to the batting cages, the Meadows in Harrisburg also has a mini-golf course (another Feinberg Family favorite!) and a very nice patio area located in between the mini-golf and batting cages for the adults who want to watch instead of play.

The Meadows in Harrisburg is located on Rt. 22 next to Gilligans and Taco Bell and across from El Rodeo. The Meadows is convenient, delicious and offers quite a few options for inexpensive family entertainment. Check out their Facebook page for their daily specials and deals.

I know the hour I spent enjoying custard and watching my mini MLB star hit balls yesterday at The Meadows was one of those little things that meant a lot to me and Pete, and worth way more than the $7.53 it cost. I hope you find some time to enjoy one of my favorite places too.
For more articles by Jennifer Feinberg, check out her blog and sign up for free email updates.

Millbock's Richard Cranium Rye

Linglestown Beer Guys to Release New Brew

Hey, I’ll drink to that!

Alan Miller and Albert de Bock, owner/operators of Linglestown-based microbrewery Millbock Brewing Company, are set to release a new beer Monday evening that they call Ale Killer Dogs IPA. CLICK HERE for details.

If you’re not familiar with Millbock, some of the morning gang that hangs out at St. Thomas Roasters gave one their offerings a try a few months ago. CLICK HERE to read their reviews.

Linglestown events attract crowds

Two events held during the last week in the village of Linglestown were big hits with local residents.

Linglestown Fire Company’s soup sale last Saturday was a perfect fit for a snowy and blustery day.


Linglestown firefighters hard at work last Saturday cooking soup. (Photo by George Gallion.)


Soup lovers turn out in force at fire company’s soup fundraiser. (Photo by George Gallion.)

And tonight’s tasting event with Linglestown’s very own microbrewery Millbock Brewing Company held at St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House attracted about 60 people.

The event was sponsored by the coffee house and Linglestown Gazette. By the way, it was great getting a chance to meet several Gazette readers at the event.

Millbock brewers Alan Miller (on left in blue shirt) and Alan de Bock (on right in blue shirt) discuss the finer points of microbrewing with Gazette readers.

Millbock brewers Alan Miller (on left in blue shirt) and Albert de Bock (on right in blue shirt) discuss the finer points of microbrewing with Gazette readers.