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PHOTO BY MIKE SCHWARZ
  • Photo by Mike Schwarz

Mellon Square Park. The renovations and scenery make this park on top of a parking garage an oasis for Downtown workers looking to escape the cubicle.

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 Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. You can find this English-made liqueur in many local spirits shops. Mix with lemon-lime soda and garnish with tons of fruit, mint and cucumbers for a summery happy-hour refresher.

PHOTO BY BILL O'DRISCOLL
  • Photo by Bill O'Driscoll

Pine Creek Gorge. This glacier-carved landmark in north-central Pennsylvania, which includes the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania,” has an 18-mile creekside biking path, good canoeing when the water’s up and, for hard-cores, the challenging 30-mile West Rim hiking trail.

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My Struggle: Book 1. Believe the hype: The first installment of this six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard is an unlikely page-turner. Who would have thought such self-absorption would make for such an absorbing read?


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Gilmore Guys. This podcast features two guys making their way through all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. One is an avid fan; the other had never watched a single episode.




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