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Denny One Wolf

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: GOOD’S INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 20 Trinity Drive #100 • Leola, PA 17540 (717) 661-6100 • goodsinsuranceagency.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/M2bWSJ3EiJQ"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DennyOneWolf.mp3"] Amidst feathered dream catchers and the sweet smell of new leather, I sat down across from Denny One Wolf in his Willow Street gift shop. A chief of the Métis Nation of the ...

Kaden Stetler

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  ALL THINGS BUSINESS LLC 2148 Embassy Drive • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 431-2023 • www.allthingsbusiness.biz [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/pu147s2HbFE"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/KadenStetler.mp3"] “Homelessness always bugged me.” In January, Kaden Stetler was sitting in his Lancaster apartment watching an episode of the animated TV show Star Wars Rebels with a friend. The specific episode detailed the heroics of ...

Loryn Spangler-Jones

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  GREG ORTH’S SANDLER TRAINING 1175 Manheim Pike, Suite B • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 459-3445 • www.thincbox.sandler.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/c1LqwIIY5ks"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LorynSpanglerJones.mp3"] Like Icarus, son of Daedalus—the mythological craftsman and artist—maybe she flew too close to the sun. The sun in this metaphor being the combined social consciousness of a conservative audience, which turned ...

Ken Hudson

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  ZIG’S BAKERY & CAFE 800 East Newport Road • Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 626-7981 • www.zigsbakery.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/uCaEjLJdJIA"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/KenHudson.mp3"] As an eight-year-old boy, Ken Hudson loved to see the fire trucks responding to calls in his Philadelphia neighborhood of Carroll Park—so much so, that he took it upon himself to bring the ...

Sérgio Vigilato

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  TELLUS360 24 East King Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 393-1660 • www.tellus360.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/fmdFr7AP0-g"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ReveloMagazine3Podcast-SergioVigilatoV2-0.mp3"] “Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.” – Truckin’, The Grateful Dead. (Words by Robert Hunter; music by Garcia, Lesh, Weir) While sitting down with an animated and excitable subject in a North Queen ...

Angelia Reed

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  OOH LA LA CONSIGNMENT 3014 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 391-8223 • www.oohlalaconsignmentlanc.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/1jwkoQxD12E"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AngeliaReed.mp3"] If you see a city tree this winter, or a light post or railing wrapped up in handmade scarves or adorned with crocheted hats—it is a sure sign The Yarn Bomber, a.k.a. Angelia Reed, ...

Gina Baum

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  QUANTUM DYNAMIX 480 New Holland Ave, Suite 8201 • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 431-6681 • www.quantumdynamix.net [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/gt_sUv3DDPU"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GinaBaum.mp3"] It is an awesome feat for anyone to rappel off the 11-story Ruoff Tower in Lancaster. It’s an amazing achievement for Gina Baum. “I decided not to rappel in the wheelchair, but rappel like ...

Ray Zor

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor:  HORSE INN 540 East Fulton Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 392-5528 • www.horseinnlancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/6EIe40dsN0w"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RayZor.mp3"] Anyone could be hard pressed to imagine how a black leather-clad punk rocker with a mohawk fashioned from Troll dolls and a dyed blue goatee grew up in the corn-surrounded town of New Holland—home of ...

Josh Parmer

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: D&S CIGAR LOUNGE 1623 Manheim Pike • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-3500 • dnscigar.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/faohsL0qOs4"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JoshParmer.mp3"] Inspired by “Back to the Future,” Josh Parmer picked up a skateboard after seeing Marty McFly* rip through time on his Valterra. Parmer’s family was into skiing, so a transition to skateboards was easy, especially ...

Becky Rupp

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: SPA LA VIE 3031 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 295-4523 • spalavielancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/NDzFuEv_4H0"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/BeckyRupp.mp3"] Getting to where she is today Becky Rupp travelled a long, hard road pocked with drugs, alcohol abuse, and failed relationships. She spent most of her life trying to fill a hole. When she thought ...

Wayne Mutata

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: FESTOON BOUTIQUE 202 North Duke Street  • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 299-2232 • shopfestoon.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/cI1BBcoRK4w"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WayneMutata.mp3"] Even though he is a man seriously dedicated to his desires, Wayne Mutata’s smile is contagious. Sitting in his meticulous Lancaster home, Wayne is more than 7,000 miles from where he grew up. What brought ...

Jim McMullin

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: HORSE INN 540 East Fulton Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 392-5528 • horseinnlancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/zF0B9YzuvHY"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JimMcMullin.mp3"] During the lean times Santa Claus came every other year to the McMullin house, sometimes even skipping two years in a row. Little Jim McMullin didn’t know any better. “We lived in extreme poverty. When you ...

Samantha Pfautz

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: THE FRIDGE 534 North Mulberry Street • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 490-6825 • beerfridgelancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/Vu9I9WPAUwQ"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SamanthaPfautz.mp3"] To say the experience of prison changed someone’s life is cliché, a prelude to a tale perhaps told too many times. But, for Samantha Pfautz, the statement is real. In 2016, Sam—then 21 years old—made the ...

Will Kiefer

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: HINKLE INSURANCE AGENCY INC. 600 Olde Hickory Road, Suite 200 • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 560-9733 • hinkleinsurance.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/myjj4jDv58g"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WillKeifer.mp3"] Will Kiefer sits on a piece of gym equipment in the shadow of a gorilla mural honoring the infamous Harambe. The mural depicts strength on a level that can relate to the ...

Timothy Truman

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: Horse Inn 540 East Fulton Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 392-5528 • www.horseinnlancaster.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOU29QuQ5wU"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TimTruman.mp3"] One summer day in 1986, I crossed the Armstrong pedestrian bridge spanning the railroad yard connecting the West End of Lancaster City to the straggled bits of what becomes Manheim Township. Built to transport industrial ...

Tracie Young

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: GREG ORTH’S SANDLER TRAINING 1175 Manheim Pike, Suite B • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 459-3445 • www.thincbox.sandler.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA1FYCwFc_8"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TracieYoung.mp3"] The term labor of love is overused, but when love’s labor makes you lose your job, there is no other cliché better suited to describe the passion. This is the case of ...

Joey Welz

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: MOLLY’S PUB AND CARRY OUT 253 East Chestnut Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 824-4535 • www.mollyspub.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3OEQMFSdxI"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JoeyWelz.mp3"] The clack of the aluminum storm door shutting ricocheted through the quiet suburban neighborhood. I took a step back from the doorway and waited patiently with the rest of the Revelo crew ...

Jerome Wright

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: D&S Cigar 1623 Manheim Pike • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-3500 • www.dnscigar.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-iYIHZXyg"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JeromeWright.mp3"] It doesn’t really matter to professional cellist and artist Jerome Wright what people may think. Secured away and sheltered in his Lancaster City home, the animated introvert has made peace with a life of tragedy and ...

Jessica Higgins

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: Zig’s Bakery & Cafe 800 East Newport Road • Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 626-7981 • www.zigsbakery.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCfZxf1hK0"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JessicaHiggins.mp3"] While other kids were keeping up with 90s fads, Jessica Higgins was throwing punches in a Lancaster City gym. Eventually, the young boxer realized the sport wasn’t going to pay the bills, so ...

Chris & Bill Davis

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Michael C. Upton Story Sponsor: Tellus360 24 East King Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 393-1660 • www.tellus360.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdRgGE1LSk"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ChrisBillDavis.mp3"] Chris Davis just danced. On the green rooftop of Tellus360, I sat with Bill Davis for more than an hour as we talked about his son, Chris. Slowly swaying and bopping to 80s rock coming from ...
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