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Local Dining Spots Foster Community

Dining out is a great way to celebrate life’s milestones or simply reconnect with friends and loved ones. Research firm NPD Group found that, by the end of 2015, restaurant visits by consumers increased by 700 million compared to just five years prior. While chain restaurants invest heavily in advertising, independently owned restaurants do not have those same resources. Multi-unit chains also have more pull with suppliers and might be able to negotiate better deals,

Categories: Dining, Entertainment, Food, and Lifestyle.

The Benefits of Hiring Local Wedding Vendors

Local vendors are often a go-to choice when couples are planning their wedding ceremonies and receptions. As the “shop local” movement grows in popularity, weddings present a prime opportunity to embrace this movement. Couples may have different ideas regarding where to tie the knot, but local vendors can be hired regardless of geography. Brides magazine says the biggest factor influencing wedding location is the size of the guest list and the number of people who

Categories: Advice, Seasonal, and Shopping.

Hospice FAQ & Local Links

*Hospice of Washington Co. Inc. – “Hospice of Washington County, Inc. is committed to serving our community by empowering patients and families to provide quality end-of-life care and grief support for those coping with a life-changing loss.” *Lutheran Home Care & Hospice – “ Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. is a not-for-profit, faith-based provider of home health care, home health telemonitoring, hospice, in-home support and grief support services throughout south central and northeastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.”

Categories: Advice.

Fall Canning – Farm Fresh Flavor

If you’re planning on preserving your produce this fall harvest, it’s important to plan ahead and have all of the tools you’ll need. Being prepared can help save time, ease stress and make clean up a breeze! Preserving local fruits and veggies is a fun way to support your local community and savor the farm-fresh flavors all year long. Must-haves for fall canning: • Large soup pot or pressure canner • Tongs • Jars and

Categories: DIY, Farm, Food, Garden, Healthy, Produce, and Seasonal.

Apple Butter: Fall Recipe Favorite

Fall apples are a fresh, Pennsylvania favorite! Autumn offers the pick of the litter when it comes to this locally produced fruit. Perfect for mid-day snacking, baked in a pie, or start canning now to have holiday presents for friends and family! One classic way to preserve is by making apple butter. Apple butter has a long history in the Pennsylvania & Ohio areas – like tapping trees for maple syrup, it was often a

Categories: Farm, Food, Healthy, Recipes, Seasonal, and Uncategorized.

Local Highlight: Back to School

This week’s featured businesses are all ready to help get you on track for a great start to the new school year! The fall season can be busy with back to school errands but these local businesses will help make it easy! • Martin’s Farm Market -> Stock up on fresh produce, as well as deli meats for lunches and classic dinner cuts as well! • Ur Sweet Repeats -> Franklin County’s largest consignment event! • Small Acre Haymaker -> Prep

Categories: School and Shopping.

How To Guide / Summer Kick Off

Happy May Day! With spring here and summer quickly upon us, the Franklin Shopper is happy to feature a month full of How-To specials! Our helpful advice will help you get ready for a sun-filled season – with a focus on local! Pick up your Franklin Shopper every Wednesday and find summertime treasures for sale as well as local event information and more helpful how-to advice! You can also find more summer tips geared towards the

Categories: Seasonal, Shopping, and Summer.