Help kids fight cancer and enjoy local cider


That looks yummy! SUBMITTED

That looks yummy! SUBMITTED

Wyndridge Farm announced they would be selling off a basket of goodies to benefit a local cancer organization. Read the post here:

Hello Crafty Fans! This month we are helping to create awareness for childhood cancer. Helping to Bring some light to this great cause. Wyndridge Farm will donate 100% of proceeds to this year’s recipient, The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation of Red Lion.

Our Foxy Swag basket is filled with our delicious Hard Apple & Cranberry Cider, Apple-Citrus Soda, two swag glasses for the perfect pour of cider, Baseball hat for our perfect fan, bottle opener and so much more! Retail Value $80.00. Let the bidding war begin! You can bid as many times as you would like, and you must be 18 or older to win. The winner will be contacted through Facebook the end of September.

Wyndridge Farm will start the bidding war at $80.00. Come on you Sly Foxes……Live Crafty!

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Video: Tacfit 717 Level 3 Workout

Jason Cavanaugh is head coach and owner of Tacfit 717 in Dallastown. Tacfit works on a four-level system, with one being the easiest, four the most challenging. This week’s video is level three. Every two weeks we’ll post the next level.

When performing these exercises, do 20 seconds on, 10 off. Do all four exercises then repeat them. Then give yourself a whole minute off. You should do the circuit for a total of 8 times, equaling a 20-minute, high intensity workout.

Need help timing yourself? There’s an app for that. Tacfit Timer is available at the app store for $.99.

Cavanaugh says it can take months, or even years to progress up a level, especially as the workouts get tougher. If this workout is too intense for you, drop back to level one or two.

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Zumbathon to benefit American Heart Association

This Zumbathan has a Halloween theme, so wear your costume! YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS--JASON PLOTKIN

This Zumbathan has a Halloween theme, so wear your costume! YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS–JASON PLOTKIN

Want to dance away the calories for a good cause?

A Zumbathon benefiting the American Heart Association will be 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn, 2000 Loucks Road in West Manchester Township.

Tickets are $25 through Sept. 19 but will be $35 Sept. 20 to the day of the event.

Guests are asked to dress in costume for the Halloween-themed party, and vendors will be available with prizes, dinner, an open cash bar and party favors. Continue reading “Zumbathon to benefit American Heart Association” »

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Learning to listen to my body

Learn to listen when your body says it needs rest.  (AP Photo)

Learn to listen when your body says it needs rest. (AP Photo)

I spent the past two days locked up in my apartment with a cold that knocked me in bed for most of that time. It’s tough for me to sit still.

Ask my husband.

I am a woman of determination. Chores are done in record time. Freelance projects are completed ahead of deadline. If I’m sitting still, I’m only planning the next project, craft or task.

So, when I get sick, it’s tough to use a sick day as a sick day.

Yes, I called off work both days (mostly to show mercy to my co-workers, who I’m sure don’t want me coughing all over them). But my body also was begging for rest. Continue reading “Learning to listen to my body” »

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Living…a little

I’m about a month out from my marathon, which is when I begin lose my mind entirely. I get really strict with following my plan exactly, demand anyone with a mild sniffle stay at least 20 feet away from me, buckle down on my diet, and use hand sanitizer every five minutes.

I’ve invested 3 months of my life into this training, and as any runner knows, it doesn’t take much to derail all that work. Injury and illness do not give a single crap how hard you have worked, how many times you didn’t go out, didn’t have another drink, didn’t sleep in.

I get this way whenever I’m close to a big race. I become rigid in my training. Unmovable like a rock.

beach-runUnless, there’s a beach.

I love the ocean. Crashing, waves, sand between my toes, overpriced drinks, arcades, give me all of it please. So even though I’m a mere month away from Chicago, when the opportunity for a beach weekend with friends arrived, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Living…a little” »

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Wednesday Walks: Join us at Sam Lewis State Park Sept. 17

wednesdaywalks-300x300Last week we walked two miles at John Rudy County Park as part of our Wednesday Walks series.

This week, you can join us at Sam Lewis State Park in Lower Windsor Township.

Meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Hill Top Pavilion for a one-mile walk on the Hilltop Trail.

According to the park website, the trail “winds through a pine plantation, interesting rock formations and spectacular scenic views.”

Continue reading “Wednesday Walks: Join us at Sam Lewis State Park Sept. 17” »

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Free CPR Saturday!

Free CPR SaturdayThanks to the generosity of the United Way of York County, the American Red Cross of York County has funding to provide three FREE CPR certification classes to members of the York community!

When: Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Shrewsbury Branch YMCA of the YMCA of York County
100 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury, 717-235-0446

What: Participants will learn
-Adult CPR/AED
-Care for choking victims
-Care for sudden illness
-Basic first aid (burns, bleeding, etc)

How: Register to guarantee a spot!
call 1-800-RED-CROSS (option 3)
Use Coupon code: T127YORKCPRSAT1014

Additional free classes will be offered in January (Hanover) and March (York).  Contact the local chapter for more information.

Print your copy of the Free CPR Saturday flyer and share with others. During Red Cross Preparedness month, learn the skills needed to help save a life!

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CSA Autumn: Simple roasted cauliflower

This past week, we had a cantaloupe, squash, corn, peaches, broccoli and cauliflower in our half-share from Miller Plant Farm’s fall CSA program. And because it’s been a pretty busy week between the two of us, we treated all the veg pretty simply.

And so I present simple roasted cauliflower:

Roasted cauliflower. Photo by Jeff Lautenberger.

Roasted cauliflower. (Yellow cauliflower? It exists!) Photo by Jeff Lautenberger.

Jeff used to hate cauliflower until we went to Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore and ate, among other things, roasted cauliflower. So, thank you, chef Spike Gjerde, for opening Jeff’s eyes to the beauty that is broccoli’s albino cousin.  Continue reading “CSA Autumn: Simple roasted cauliflower” »

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Cutting out the carbs

Have you ever thought about the amount of processed carbs you might eat in a day? FILE - DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS

Have you ever thought about the amount of processed carbs you might eat in a day? FILE – DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS

I eat a lot of processed carbs. As in: a huge amount.

I tried to mentally keep track of just how many boxed carbs (cereal, breads, pasta) I was eating in a day, and it’s kind of sad.

For breakfast, I had a cinnamon raisin bagel with butter.

Lunch was a PB and J sandwich with a side of Doritos.

Dinner was a bowl of spaghetti with marinara sauce and a small salad.

That’s crazy, right? Continue reading “Cutting out the carbs” »

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Healthy cooking: Low-fat buffalo shrimp casserole

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Casseroles are an easy make-ahead meal for any weeknight dinner, but they can be loaded with heavy fat and and little nutrition.

Make this low-fat buffalo shrimp casserole the next time you need an easy meal. The brown rice and lentils are loaded with fiber to help  keep you full, while the mixture of light cream cheese and Greek yogurt adds enough creaminess that won’t miss the canned soup.

Buffalo shrimp casserole is a great way to make an easy family meal that won't load everyone up on fat. KATE PENN - DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS

Buffalo shrimp casserole is a great way to make an easy family meal that won’t load everyone up on fat. KATE PENN – DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS

Recipe for extra creamy brown rice and lentil buffalo shrimp casserole

  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 frozen package of frozen pearl onions in a cream sauce, defrosted
  • 6 oz. medium shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot

Add the rice and lentils to your rice cooker. Add the water and let it steam until tender.

In a sauce pan, melt the cream cheese, milk, yogurt and shredded cheese. Add the dried mustard and nutmeg. Stir until well combined over medium heat.

Peel the shrimp and toss in the chili, garlic and cumin powders.

Cook over medium heat until pink. Toss in the Red Hot.

Add the rice and lentils to a casserole dish. Stir in the broccoli, onions in their cream sauce and the Greek yogurt mixture. Stir until well combined. Stir in the shrimp last. It helps them hold their sauce. Top with extra shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Serve with extra Red Hot for topping.

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