Festival makes growing your own herbs super-easy

Festival makes growing your own herbs super-easy

Cooking only scratches the surface of the roles herbs can play in our lives. The Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival, open Friday and Saturday (April 11-12) at the York Expo Center, offers attendees a wealth of reasons for growing their own. “You could appreciate them for their beauty and fragrance, or in cooking to flavor your food and beverages,” says festival organizer Denise Eckert. “They can be used medicinally, they can...

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Go kosher at the York Jewish Food Festival

Go kosher at the York Jewish Food Festival

When your mouth starts watering in line Sunday afternoon and you take your first bite of unbelievably juicy corned beef on rye, take a quick second to thank all of the staff, volunteers and baleboostehs who make the York Jewish Food Festival possible. “Baleboosteh,” explains Linda Seligson, the adult cultural and contemporary director for the York Jewish Community Center, is a Yiddish term for an excellent or praiseworthy homemaker...

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Get your Susquehanna Ale Trail passports

Get your Susquehanna Ale Trail passports

The Susquehanna Ale Trail’s third annual Passport Event features two weekends of tours and craft beer tastings at nine regional breweries. One $15 ticket gets beer lovers the tours, the tastings (at least three per stop), a souvenir mug and a discount on purchases at the breweries. This year’s passport includes access to Bube’s Brewery, Gunpowder Falls Brewing, Lancaster Brewing Co., Liquid Hero Brewery, Mudhook Brewing Co.,...

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Tell Bair’s Fried Chicken who your favorite teacher is

Tell Bair’s Fried Chicken who your favorite teacher is

If you know a fantastic local teacher, now’s the time to speak up. Bair’s Fried Chicken in Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York, is accepting nominations for amazing teachers through Wednesday, April 2. Nomination forms are available online at www.bairsfriedchicken.com. The voting will take place during First Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Central Market stand. Everyone who votes will get two free fountain drinks...

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First Friday: Grab the girls and hit the town

First Friday: Grab the girls and hit the town

First Friday hits York City with a Girls’ Night Out theme this month. The fun lasts from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at a number of downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. For a complete list of what’s up, visit downtownyorkpa.com. Here’s a rundown of some of the food and beverage options: On tap Beer lovers have several choices, including the Brewhaha sampling at the Philosophy Collective, 126 E. King St., where attendees will revere hops and...

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Make your own honey (Step one: Take this class)

Make your own honey (Step one: Take this class)

Two words: Honey-tasting station. Yes, the PennApic Beginner Beekeeping Workshop has a lot more going on than just a honey-tasting station, but if you need a reason to learn about how to become a beekeeper, free honey samples is a good one. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Union Firehouse, 30 E. Canal St. in Dover. Expert apiarists will offer presentations on getting started and tips for success, and the day will be...

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