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NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY IS JUNE 18 America’s Real National Pastime
While the vast majority of Americans consider baseball the national pastime, for my family, fishing is definitely a close second. My dad and I have put in hundreds of hours on the water since I was a little boy. In fact, I think several of my fondest childhood memories stem from these quiet but exciting trips out on the water with my dad. Every year, we would go for the opening day of trout fishing. We’d start making our way to the fishing hole long before sunshine first filled the sky. Traditionally, we would fish for local trout, but often, we’d venture to the Susquehanna River, which was dubbed a world-renowned bass fishing location. We’d pack up our small aluminum johnboat and head out in search of both bass and catfish. I can’t remember a single trip when we didn’t have a blast.
was predicted to be nice, but on our drive to the lake, we noticed that the car’s thermometer read a measly 32 degrees. We got out on the boat, and the biting wind and splashing water took all feeling out of my hands almost immediately. Luckily, once the guide slowed the boat, I could feel myself thaw. Both my dad and I ended up catching several striped bass, each of which was over 20 pounds. Even now, several years later, that trip still stands out in my memory. It’s a spot we will definitely have to hit again. While fishing has always been a hobby of mine, the longer I enjoy it, the more lessons I’m able to take away. Throughout my younger years, I remember feeling like an entire day would go by before I got a bite, and a trip only felt truly successful if I caught something. Fast forward to my experiences now, and I have zero problem with going out on the water or
wading in it and never even seeing a fish the whole day. Fishing gets me outdoors and gives me the opportunity to clear my head, breathe in my natural surroundings, and just relax. Now that I’m a dad myself, I’ve enjoyed being able to take my kids fishing, as well. The one time my dad and I took my daughter out, she had a great time — until she didn’t. She caught a fish and was really excited until a tiny bit of the fish’s blood got on her hands. She hasn’t shown any interest in going fishing since. My son, however, seems to have taken to fishing the same way I did when I was his age, which means he likes the activity but lacks the patience. I’m sure that, over time, fishing will offer him the same life lessons that it did to me.
“Fishing gets me outdoors and gives me the opportunity to clear my head, breathe in my natural surroundings, and just relax.”
One year, we decided to test our luck at hooking striped bass at Raystown Lake. During this particular point in time, Raystown Lake was known all across Pennsylvania as one of the most notoriously difficult spots to fish. So in order to make the most of our trip, we hired a guide. Since it was an early May morning, it was incredibly cold. Both my dad and I had checked the weather beforehand and knew it
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Enjoy Your Family Time
BY TAKING A BREAK FROM YOUR PHONE
Setting some time aside to be with family is important, but it can be difficult when everyone is always on their cellphones. Constant cellphone use has become a global problem, and the habit is hard to break because we rely on mobile devices heavily for work, school, and keeping in contact with friends and family. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can reduce how often you’re on your phone and minimize distractions. Siempo After you install Siempo on your phone, it will ask which apps are likely to distract you. Once you select them, the app will move those apps away from the home screen and place the important ones, such as the messaging, contacts, email, and calendar apps, on the first screen. You can also designate times for specific apps to be used throughout the day. Stay Focused Stay Focused is like Siempo, but there are some significant differences. You can set times to access certain apps and put the most distracting ones on lock. Stay Focused also has a “strict mode” that prevents you from uninstalling it, so be sure to think carefully
before activating the lockdown because you won’t have access to those specific apps until the timer runs out.
Forest In the time that Forest takes control of your device for a set time limit, the app starts growing a tree. Once the tree is fully grown, your time is up, and it joins the other trees that were grown during other breaks. If you pick up your phone and try to access an app, Forest will send you a notification asking you if you want to kill your baby tree by giving up. Who says guilt isn’t a good motivator? App Alternatives Aside from using these apps, silencing your phone and putting it in another room, leaving it in your car if you’re out at dinner, or keeping it in your purse or back pocket during a social event can also reduce your screen time. Having your phone out of sight and out of reach will keep the temptation of pulling it out at bay. Spending time with your family is crucial, and with these apps and tips, you’ll enjoy each other’s company without too many screen distractions.
Don’ t Take Our Word For It
“I am very satisfied with the results of my treatments at Gilbert Physical Therapy. I have suffered with lower back pain for many years. Over the years I had tried several treatment approaches without success. I responded to an invitation to attend an information
“I came in with pain and weakness in my
right shoulder and the recommendation from my doctor for rotator cuff surgery. After meeting with Chris, I decided to try and aggressively avoid surgery by adhering to PT to improve flexibility and
session at Gilbert Physical Therapy on the type of pain that I was experiencing. I discovered how their approach to therapy could help me, and it certainly did. Prior to treatment I was experiencing pain every day. I am now pain free, except under the most strenuous activities, and even then I simply repeat the exercises I was taught and the pain goes away!” –Russell K.
strength. My numbers were pitiful in the beginning, but Chris, Chelly, Matt, and Melanie coached me and encouraged me through several months of PT. Today I’m stronger and the pain is almost gone. I’m truly grateful for all they did to help me get strong and regain the use of my arm! It’s been wonderful – Thank you!” –Donna C.
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Grilled Beef Ribs
Inspired by Saveur magazine
Nothing feels more paleo appropriate than digging into a giant rack of beef ribs. This largely hands- off recipe requires plenty of hands-on eating, making you feel like one of our cave dwelling ancestors.
1 5-lb. rack of beef ribs
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Heat a charcoal, wood-burning, or gas grill to medium high. Once heated, move heat source to one side or turn off half of the burners to create an indirect heat zone. 2. Season ribs with salt and pepper and char on the hotter side of the grill, turning occasionally, for 12–15 minutes. Once charred, transfer to the other side of grill and cook until the thickest part of the rib reaches 130 F, about 2 1/2–3 hours.
3. Let meat rest for 15 minutes. If desired, serve alongside grilled veggies.
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In Honor of National Go Fishing Day!
Take a Break From Your Smartphone Don’t Just Take Our Word for It! We Want to Hear From You Grilled Beef Ribs
Succulent Bowl Workshop When: Saturday, June 8; 2 p.m. Where: Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses Admission: $35
Ever since the formation of the speedway in 1939, race enthusiasts have enjoyed watching amazing dirt-track races every year from March to October. With the track running for a half-mile on a banked, clay, oval track, Williams Grove Speedway provides excitement for the whole family. Prices vary depending on age, but gates open two hours before starting time. Gather the kids, and prepare for a fun-filled and energetic time shared by all! Farmers Flea Market When: Recurring weekly on Sundays; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Admission: Free
While they have always been an interesting type of plant, succulents are now becoming all the rage for homeowners in various climates. Because of their unique, sun-loving, and uncomplicated nature, succulents are fun
and easy plants to care for. They make for especially great projects for novice
gardeners. Come down to Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses to learn how to make a succulent container with Michael Larkin. You will design
With over 600 vendors gathering every Sunday (weather permitting) at the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, the chances of finding unforgettable treasures to take home with you are quite high! To make sure you have time to see all the market has to offer, the event starts with the rise of the sun at 6 a.m. If you want more information or are interested in selling items, go to WGHSEA.org.
and plant a container with succulents of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Preregistration and payment required, so call 717-766-7611 or register online to secure your spot! Friday Night Races at Williams Grove Speedway When: Recurring weekly on Fridays until October 4; 7:30 p.m. Where: Williams Grove Speedway Admission: Prices vary depending on age. Kids 12 and under are free.
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