Lori R

Lori R

Lori brings experience in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds to her job as Community Relations Manager. She has been a volunteer coordinator, freelance writer, public speaker and, most recently, a professional fundraiser. Lori is also co-author of 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, a book that encourages children and grown-ups to incorporate the characteristics of real heroes into their lives. She has shared this message (at times, dressed as singing cowgirl Dale Evans) with educators, parents and lots of school children in Boston, Phoenix, Nashville, and all over Central Pennsylvania. Lori is also the Song Lady for elementary age kids at her church, and a board member for KPETS, a nonprofit that promotes animal-assisted therapy services. Her husband, two grown daughters and geriatric beagle sometimes have to remind her that it’s good to stay home once in a while!

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Ready for spring? This season's harsh winter a bane for some, boon for others

[caption id="attachment_3617" align="alignright" width="300"]Industries like ice fishing do well during harsh winters. Industries like ice fishing do well during harsh winters.[/caption] If you live within Susquehanna’s footprint, you have had a rough winter. Sub-zero temperatures, ice storms, snow that just won’t quit – we have seen it all.  It’s likely that the cost of heating your home has you shaking your head and wondering where to cut your personal budget so  you can keep warm. You are experiencing how weather impacts your personal economy. Continue Reading »

Sick of winter yet? Here are 15 ways to rid the winter blues

WinterBluesGroundhog got you down? This month that rascally rodent promised six more weeks of winter and, unfortunately, he was absolutely right.  So what can we do to chase away the winter blahs and remind ourselves that spring is just around the corner? How about a healthy dose of “Hoodie-Hoo?”  Believe it or not, today is Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day, a holiday created and copyrighted by Wellcat Holidays.  How do you celebrate?  At high noon on February 20, go outside, throw your hands in the air and yell, “Hoodie-Hoo!”  That’s all there is to chasing winter away and welcoming spring, which arrives in exactly one month. Continue Reading »

Throwback Thursday: Growing Up in the 1960s: Penny Candy, Party Lines and Black and White TV

pony pictureIn a world awash in technology and global interconnection, it’s easy to forget that not so long ago, life was very different.  Take the 1960s for instance… This was the decade of my childhood, when the size of my universe was measured in blocks rather than miles.  The beginning of the ‘60s was very different from the end.  Personally, I grew from a first grader to a teenager.  In the world beyond my neighborhood, huge stories dominated the news … the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement, the moon landing, the feminist movement, the Beatles! Continue Reading »

Area Farmers Markets Offer Fill of Fresh Fruits and Veggies

farmers market blog photoThink back to Jan. 1.  Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and add more fresh fruit and vegetables to your diet? Keeping that resolution may have been a little tough at the time, since the dead of winter is not prime season for succulent strawberries or tasty tomatoes. But now the wait is over.  Fresh, locally grown produce is available in just about every community where you will find a Susquehanna Bank. Continue Reading »

Susquehanna's United Way Campaign is officially over

Susquehanna’s United Way campaign is officially over, and what a campaign it was!  Our employees dug deep and pledged more than $400,000. Combine that with Susquehanna Bank’s matching corporate gift and you have a total of $800,000 pouring into our communities through United Way.   Throughout the campaign, we encouraged employees to share their reasons for supporting United Way.  The responses we received were heartfelt and personal, demonstrating that United Way is more than a “cause” for Susquehanna’s donors.  It is a part of who they are. Continue Reading »

“Dude, Where’s My Car?”: Car Theft Prevention Tips

A couple of years ago, my daughter parked her car at a local store, opened the windows a bit so our beagle could get some fresh air, and proceeded inside to make a quick purchase.  When she returned, the window was opened even wider and her purse was gone!  She had left it on the front seat, easy pickins’ for anyone who cared to take it home. Sometimes, we make it so easy for dishonest folks to take what doesn’t belong to them.  And that includes our vehicles.   According to the FBI, a vehicle is stolen every 40 seconds!  But a few simple precautions can prevent you from becoming one of these sad statistics.  We thought it was a good time to share some tips as a reminder, since many people will be taking to the road for summer vacations. Continue Reading »