When Mindy Deardorff doodles, she doodles faces.

“I love faces,” says the artist. “I’ve drawn faces since I was a kid.”

She especially enjoys drawing the faces of the elderly. “There’s more character,” she says. “There’s more wisdom. You get more from the expressions.”

When Mildred Anthony was a child, Sunday dinner was an early affair. Afterward, her father would get into his 1935 Hudson and drive the members of his band, the Mahanoy City Eagles Band, to New York City.

Anita Payne knows what makes a good CNA.

“A true heart,” she said. “Honesty. Patience. And being willing to learn, because nursing is forever changing. People can’t come into this thinking they know everything.”

In 1934, Marie Andrews’ father started a tradition in Lykens, Pennsylvania, that continues to this day.

To thank the customers of his hardware store and electrical appliance repair shop, Richard Klinger outfitted a sound truck with evergreens, sat on top wearing a Santa Claus suit, and drove through the town, distributing candy and oranges to children.

Homeland Center residents will soon be able to access a host of audiobooks, large-print titles and other materials as part of a growing cooperative effort with the Dauphin County Library System.

Rob Lesher, the executive director of the Dauphin County Library System recently visited Homeland’s Ted Lick Room library and said he was excited at the opportunity to offer access to even more materials.

“I was greatly impressed by Homeland’s library and the possibilities that exist for the Dauphin County Library System to work with your staff on a number of programs,’’ Lesher said.


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