The Struggle of the Poor College Student

This is the first in a series of posts hoping to clear out a bunch of interesting articles that I’ve read lately but haven’t had time to blog about here. Today’s post is based on a September article by Vicki Madden in the NY Times about poor students. For me, it came at a good […]

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Central PA

Recently the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team was in New Cumberland, PA to rebuild a home (south of Harrisburg, off Rt. 83). The builder attends Mountain Ridge Church in Dillsburg, and used to attend McBIC, so I know who he is and have interacted with him occasionally, though not for years. The episode was filmed […]

Night Photos of Harrisburg Flooding

I went with my family up to Negley Park in Lemoyne to look over the flooding on the East and West Shore of the Susquehanna near Harrisburg. Here are a few of the photos: The first photo is of the Harvey Taylor Bridge north of City Island. The other two are of flooding on the […]

Revitalizing Downtown?

Sad to see this article (thanks to Messiah College colleague, and fellow class of ’96 alum for the heads up) about the revitalization process in downtown Harrisburg. Apparently, what started as an appeal to the working crowd, couples, and families, has now become a late night draw for drinking and excess. Often those partying are […]