Author Archives: Stephanie Reighart

My rules for impulse purchases at the grocery store

I tend to grocery shop hungry, so I developed rules to keep myself from impulse shopping.

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The cost of free

We all love free stuff. But what does it really cost?

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Update on the Blueberry Girls

The girls are still working toward their goal, but making significant progress.

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Local farm featured on national website

Spoutwood Farm Center located in Codorus Township was recently featured on the website of the organization Certified Naturally Grown. The certification is available to farms that do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMOs. Similar to USDA certified … Continue reading

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My credit card number was stolen…but it was probably time.

In a world of electronics, sometimes the hackers win.

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Are dollar stores the answer to urban food deserts?

This week while researching my story about the rise of dollar stores in York County, I had an epiphany. Dollar stores, with a smaller footprint than grocery stores or big box stores, can — and do — fit easily into … Continue reading

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Work like you exercise…in intervals

Most of us feel deeply challenged by how to get more done, more efficiently, in a world of relentlessly rising demand. The default answer is to put in more time. But just as that may be counterproductive in workouts, so it is at work.

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Rough winter makes way for healthy summer in crab populations

Crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay seem to be healthy, according to the latest report.

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Will the future fuel for cars be natural gas?

Last night, I went to a screening of “Gasland 2” for work. While the film argued against the natural gas drilling industry and its potential harms to the environment and human health, it was a minor point that resonated with … Continue reading

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Local woman gives a charitable twist to home parties

Krista Greene of Newberry Township has always had “a heart for missions,” she said. Her father was a pastor and she went on mission trips as a kid. Years later, with a family to raise, Greene didn’t have the means … Continue reading

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