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Hot weather hasn’t damaged central Pennsylvania’s crops at area farmers markets

In Everyday Living, Opportunities on July 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

This article appeared in today’s Harrisburg Patriot-News, by Sue Gleiter

 Bud Stover of Stahl’s Produce in Sunbury stocks peppers at his stand at the Farm Show farmers market – Photo by JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News

Heat radiated off the macadam at the Open Air Farmers Market in Harrisburg.

Luckily for farmers and customers, a slight breeze offered some relief in the parking lot at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Farmer Daniel Lancaster of Red Hill Farm in Middletown hoisted containers of freshly picked sweet corn from a truck.

Sweat beaded on his face. Perspiration stained his orange T-shirt.

“It’s worse to be out in the field,” Lancaster said. “We don’t pick when it gets superhot, so Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Sunday, July 24

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a constant state of inelegance.” – Jane Austen 

Fast food neighborhoods linked to junk diet in the U.S.

In Everyday Living, Opportunities on July 24, 2011 at 5:32 am

Fotopedia/Marius Mézerette

Living near fast food outlets leads to higher consumption of junk foods but living close to supermarkets stocked with fruit and vegetables doesn’t mean a healthier diet, a U.S. study has found.

The US study, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, examined data from a longitudinal study called the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, which collected information on the health of 5,115 18 to 30-year-olds from 1985 until 2001.

“Fast food consumption was related to fast food availability among low-income respondents, particularly within 1 to 2.99 km of home among men,” the study found.

The link between junk food consumption and proximity to home was particularly strong for low income Read the rest of this entry »

The nineteenth Amendment

In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 24, 2011 at 5:30 am


The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

This is a continuation of a series of posts devoted to exploring the enduring foundation of our nation. Click on the document below to go to a comprehensive Website to read the entire Constitution. Each day, we will post the successive Amendments to The Constitution, one each day.