• Wedding

    Local bride dislocates knee during first dance with groom

    Newlyweds share their story after bride dislocates knee during first dance A Pennsylvania couple is sharing their story and laughing off a wedding nightmare after the bride seriously injured her knee as they danced at their wedding reception. PHILADELPHIA – A local couple is sharing their story after their wedding reception took a painful turn as they took to the dance floor for their first dance.  After planning their dream wedding, Julie Benn and Paul Richter were forced to postpone it and make some other major adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those challenges were nothing compared to what they  

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  • Jewelry

    Luke Bryan visited a local jewelry store – and got a surprise birthday party – before his Hershey concert

    Luke Bryan made a stop in Camp Hill to do a bit of shopping prior to his concert at the Hersheypark Stadium last Friday. The “Play It Again” singer visited the Mountz Jewelers store in Camp Hill, and posed for a few pictures with the staff. It was a first for the company, said Tonia Ulsh, presidnet and co-owner of Mountz Jewelers. “[Bryan] had contacted us ahead of time, but obviously we weren’t quite sure if it was somebody spoofing us, or if it was a reality situation,” Ulsh said. “We’ve had sports people and some famous local people, but  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    BSW: Four local women open new cosmetics store in downtown Homewood

    From left, Katrina Brown, Kim King, Mia Jennings and Tiara Jackson. Brown, King, Jackson and Latanya Tharpe (not pictured) are owners of BSW Cosmetics, which opened July 3 in downtown Homewood. Jackson said Jennings is a businesswoman-in-training. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Four local entreprenuers held the grand opening on July 3 of their latest project, BSW Cosmetics, a new cosmetics store at 2050 Ridge Road in Homewood. The family-run business is owned by Katrina Brown, Tiara Jackson, Kim King and Latanya Tharpe. Jackson and Tharpe are Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates.  BSW stands for Beauty Starts Within. Jackson said the business,  

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  • Shopping

    City Hall: More roundabouts, recycling savings and shopping center improvements | Local Government

    “From a standpoint of community policy — it’s safer, quicker, more efficient and I saved you money. Those three are usually good things in the scheme of life,” Shafer said. A few years ago, some motorists who frequented 14th and Superior streets weren’t buying it. The city is now doing another analysis of the intersection, said Dan Carpenter, interim manager for traffic engineering. Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} Economic recycling Standardized recycling bins and fewer — but larger — recycling sites made a difference, city officials say. A new two-year, $2.2 million contract with Husker  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    Local Model and Talk Show Host Brandee Joyner Is Changing Beauty Standards | People

    Most entertainers join the Hollywood scene to find fame and a glamorous lifestyle. But San Diego’s Brandee Joyner says she’s stepping into the spotlight for a different reason: to lift up the “everyday woman.” One who is curvy, beautiful, and—simply put—not a size 0. Joyner, a South Bay native, is the host of the new Brandee J Talk Show, which dives deep into the lives of celebrities, models, and politicos every week. She isn’t looking to gossip—her goal is to be “everybody’s homegirl” who inspires, motivates, and encourages women to be their true selves. “I don’t care about drama,”  

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  • Shopping

    This online marketplace wants New Yorkers to ditch Amazon and shop local

    When Covid-19 hit the United States last year, Maya Komerov saw shoppers flock to Amazon (AMZN) at the expense of the small businesses in their neighborhoods. So she used her background in tech and previous experience working with local shop owners to build ShopIN.NYC, an e-commerce platform for local shopping in New York City. ShopIN.NYC is the newest iteration of Cinch Wallet, a company Komerov founded in 2017 to drive shoppers to local stores where they could get personalized discounts and offers through the Cinch Wallet app. But once the pandemic hit, Komerov focused on restructuring her business  

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