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Tyler Naples

Tyler Naples
About Tyler

Tyler serves as Copywriter with The Sweet Core, a full-service marketing and design agency in Lancaster County. Find him coworking at The Candy Factory or cruising the backroads in his 1970 VW Bus.

DSC_5576At Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center, visitors can experience fun-filled adventure unlike any other! From ziplines to horseback riding, there’s something for everyone at Lancaster County’s premier outdoor adventure center. Looking for something fun to do in Lancaster County? Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center has created a one-of-a-kind center for family fun entertainment! Check out these great summertime activities and packages:

Explorer Package
The Explorer Package offers a variety of adventure and fun! This package includes 20-30 minute sessions of each activity including climbing tower, paintball targets, archery and their ALL NEW pedal cart course. Challenge your friends and family on this high-speed course as you zip through a special Lancaster County covered bridge!

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Looking for the perfect blend of outdoor activity and fun? Look no further! “Our Discovery Package is the perfect mix of nature exploration and outdoor fun,” says Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center. Visitors will have an opportunity to try out a hands-on reptile exhibit, GPS nature hunt, slingshot and archery shooting.

Aerial Excursion Zipline
Now is your chance to soar above the trees! The Aerial Excursion Zipline features over 7 ziplines totaling in 3,500 ft!

Horse Rides & Farm Animal Experience
Engage and interact with farm animals during this hands-on experience. Participants will be given an opportunity to learn more about large farm animals and even feed and groom them!

To reserve your package, please click here.

Happy National Donut Day! Grab a donut at one of these great Lancaster County locations:

Achenbach’s Pasteries
275 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540

From their famous Long Johns to delicious pastries, wholesome breads and mouthwatering pies, enjoy their wonderful selection of treats!

Duck Donuts
2097 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

Warm, delicious & made to order donuts! Fresh made warm vanilla cake donuts, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and hand dipped in hot icing.

Sugar on Top
4 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA 17579

Specializing in serving gourmet, customizable donuts. Customers can build their own creation and add their favorite frostings or toppings.

Shady Maple Bakery 
23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 1760313320785_10150664165909984_3632406763687831341_o

The Shady Maple Bakery stand at Lancaster Central Market offers a variety of Shady Maple’s famous baked goods including donuts, pies, cakes, gourmet breads and more!

Dosie Dough Bakery
45 South Broad Street, Lititz, PA

A unique cafe and bakery serving fresh bagels, breads and pastries centered in Lititz!

DSC_5211The Neighborhoods of Old Town Lancaster, Pennsylvania invite you to discover boundless beauty beyond the garden gate! From midcentury to modern, revel in the distinguished styling and comfort of Lancaster’s finest homes and gardens during a self-guided tour.

The tour will represent four historic areas of the city including Old Hickorytown, Old Town, Historic South Lime St., and Washington Square. During the tour, local homeowners will open their doors to visitors as they casually uncover unique architecture, vibrant home decor and garden oases.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased day-of on the corners of E. Vine and S. Duke St. For additional information, please visit

The Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF) has approved funding to four Lancaster County community benefit organizations for children’s behavioral health programs:

  1. CASA of Lancaster County: $25,000 for Children’s Behavioral Health Coordinator. Will serve 140 children with expanded behavioral health screenings in collaboration with the Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Grant will provide a behavioral health advocate for youth entering foster care.
  2. COBY’s Family Services: $9,800 for Incredible Years Series Parent Intervention Program. Will serve 8 children and 14 families in Solanco School District to help build strength-based techniques and increase family competency.
  3. Lancaster Public Library: $3,500 for the Autism Resource Center. Will serve 6,000 family members, 2,000 children, and 500 community members to increase family competency with updated materials and resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  4. Samaritan Counseling Center: $20,000 for TeenHope. Will serve 6,000 family members, 1,500 children and 125 community members to expand behavioral health screenings and increase access to behavioral health services.

“Together with these partners, we will improve public health and wellbeing in Lancaster County through programs for children’s behavioral health. We are so excited to partner with these organizations so that an estimated 3,648 adolescents will receive mental and behavioral health services,” said Anna Brendle Kennedy, Executive Director of LOHF.

An additional $41,070 in grant funds will be available for the Fall 2016 Community Grant program. Interested organizations can submit letters of intent online from June 1, 2016 to July 15, 2015. We encourage you to contact LOHF staff to discuss any questions about your program before you apply. To learn more, please visit

Lancaster County is a great place to work AND play! The area is home to many small business and startups. Now, a new local business aims to help us enjoy our work!

Molly Connolly took three business trips to Alaska. On these trips, she hoped to spot a real-life moose. She never saw a single one! In shouldn’t be that hard to find a moose in Alaska, right? The solutions to our work life challenges shouldn’t be hard to find either.

A comprehensive digital resource for freelancers and consultants, Elusive Moose helps us to create and maintaining a fulfilling, healthy and happy work life. With decades of consulting experience, Molly Connolly and Jason Mundok launched the business to help us find those elusive solutions to the challenges that prevent us from truly enjoying our work.

There, visitors can access a variety of informative multimedia content including articles, weekly podcast series and more! From managing a team of millennials to prioritizing our time, Elusive Moose answers our biggest work life questions. Follow along as Molly and Jason break down big ideas to create tangible, real world solutions to our work problems.

Recently, Elusive Moose launched a brand new Membership Portal. As a member, you’ll receive exclusive members-only content, out-of-this-world conference discounts, expert video interviews and extras! For a limited time, Elusive Moose is offering a discounted rate on their annual membership. At only $99/year, this is an extraordinary value!

For all the details, visit Elusive Moose online. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Inspira is a performance project that incorporates audiences’ feeling and thoughts in an improvisational presentation of West African, jazz influenced spirituals. From the opening notes of “Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name” to a classic violin mashup of text and voice featuring Lincoln and Dr. King’s speech; from Tiananmen Square protesters’ “We Shall Overcome” in 1989 to the piece’s climax “Ferguson Diaries,” INSPIRA creates breathing space for people to share grief, anger and love. For more information go to: Performers include Frances Wong, saxophone; Michael Jamanis, violin; Matthew Armstead, vocals and Amanda Kemp, poet.

Lancaster New Sounds showcases world-class, classically trained musicians performing music by living composers in casual listening atmospheres. Our concerts present the great diversity of music that composers of our generation are creating. Pay-what-you-can admission and intimate atmospheres create a laid-back space for audiences and performers to interact. Follow their motto, “Listen. Discover. Grow.” they strive to make each concert a unique, thought provoking, and inspiring experience for every person involved, whether a listener or performer.


DSC_0126A colorful scarf is your greatest accessory, right?

Join Boutique Tana Kaya on March 24, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for their special Tie One On Party! Located at 305 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, Boutique Tana Kaya offers affordable, high-end women’s clothing.

During the event, guests will learn how to tie a scarf, bringing new life to favorite outfits. Guests are invited to bring their own scarf or purchase one at the boutique. Guests will even learn how to tie their man’s bowtie! Wine, cheese and hors d’ouevres will be served. Owners, Scott and Sherry Soost welcome you to join their fun and informative class!

Registration is limited. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Boutique Tana Kaya today at (717) 984-2983.

Photos by Petal Mattheson


logo12662530_1243646322318132_7201898617418046207_nHusband and wife team, Bryan and Brittany Donovan, launched Horse Shoe Ranch with a focus of delivering honest and uncompromised GMO-free and heirloom vegetables.

“We started Horse Shoe Ranch because we believe there was a need within the community. We needed diversity. At Horse Shoe Ranch, we’re very passionate about community and bringing people together over fresh, local
. We want people to know where their food comes from,” said Bryan.

12321641_10207656236340021_1100302550849423775_nHorse Shoe Ranch membership grants access to a community of like-minded people who are passionate about local and organic produce. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. At Horse Shoe Ranch, members are given the flexibility to pay in full or make payments on a membership or “share”. Participants will receive quality, organic and homegrown vegetables. Horse Shoe Ranch also provides eggs sourced from pasture-raised hens.

Membership options include a standard 22-week share for $550 or an 11-week share for $325. Eggs are available for an additional add-on.

Visit Horse Shoe Ranch online. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.


TTDL-1In its 8th year of celebrating and encouraging alternative giving, Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster hosted an alternative gift fair, Saturday, December 12th at the Farm and Home Center.

The day began with a blueberry pancake breakfast to celebrate the life of Nicole Mathewson, a beloved friend to the community who tragically lost her life in December. During breakfast, donations were accepted and given in Nicole’s honor to organizations that she would have supported including Lancaster County Reach Out and Read Coalition, Power Packs Project, and SWAN: Scaling Walls at Note at a time.

TTDL-9Shoppers were given an opportunity to engage with over 30 nonprofit organizations, enjoy food and beverage from local eateries and browse a variety of fair trade goods.

Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote charitable, alternative giving through an annual gift fair that offers local residents an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts in support of nonprofit organizations’ contributions to a better world.

For more information or to get involved, please visit the

Photos by Petal Mattheson


NavWell_Logo_HorizontalLancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF) is proud to introduce NavWell: Pathways to Wellbeing. A newly developed web ­based and mobile­ compatible software tool that links primary care physicians with behavioral health providers and community resources, NavWell will allow for an improved continuum of care and support for Lancaster County youth and families.

This new system goes beyond simple referral tracking and case management by supplying health care providers with decision support, care linkage, and automated identification of potential health issues and treatment options across a spectrum of emotional, behavioral and psychosocial problems.

How NavWell Works:

● When a child visits a pediatrician, a parent/caregiver will sign a release allowing the health provider to use their protected health information in the NavWell system. He/she will share that information with other referred providers and use that information for their treatment.

● Once the patient and parent/caregiver are registered in the NavWell system, the Patient Questionnaire (PHQ­9) or other age appropriate behavioral health assessment tool can be administered.

● The tool will automatically be scored by NavWell and the pediatrician will be alerted in the NavWell system that a newly identified issue requires attention. The pediatrician will make notes in the patient record in NavWell and select appropriate referrals.

● The parent/caregiver will schedule an appointment with one of the referred behavioral health providers. There, the provider can reference the child’s record in Navwell to review the pediatrician’s notes, reasons for referral and create a treatment plan. He/she can document prescribed medication and schedule a follow­up visit. This information will be captured in the patient’s record in NavWell and can be viewed by the original referring provider in real time.

● The pediatrician and behavioral health provider can send notes to each other via a secure email portal.

Several providers have agreed to pilot NavWell within their practices. LOHF appreciates their willingness to help prepare this system for broad use. While NavWell is based on considerable research including conversations with providers representing all areas of the local community, LOHF recognizes that it must be vigilant the in getting it right. In order for NavWell to be effective, it must be simple and secure to use and the referral component must be completely accurate and up-­to-­date.

“As we work with primary care practices and behavioral health providers to pilot NavWell, we welcome all feedback for improvement. Together, we will invest in a stronger support system for integrated behavioral health and primary care,” says Anna Brendle Kennedy, LOHF Executive Director.