Friday, June 17, 2011

For over a year now I have heard praises sung about Alvaro’s at Green and Peffer where one can buy all sorts of delicious baked goods with an Italian flavor. I have been warned, however, that one must rise early; the in-crowd flocks to the site almost with the coming of the sun and the various sweets quickly disappear. In no time the showcases have that “picked over” look. Well, I decided that today was my day and so I rose early, dressed, and with camera in hand took off for this Utopia of desserts—only to find that it did not open until 10 a.m . . . today’s TripAdvisor visitor was Deborah from Nashville. She came east to attend a wedding and to add to her collection of “State Capitols Visited.” She has been to more than thirty of these government buildings . . . Mayor Thompson is calling for three days of prayer and fasting as part of her plan to save a bankrupt Harrisburg . . .

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