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Let me preface this post by noting that Valentine's day is not a holiday I, personally, subscribe to. The cards, the flowers, the mush, the grand gestures, and all the things that some expect of this day...none of that is really my jam. So, last year, after I requested no frills or fancy dinners or grand gestures, my boyfriend, Mike, presented me with a terracotta pot with a yellow lily and some dirt in it. (Read: don't scoff yet...) Upon further inspection, it turned out that the "dirt" was finely crushed chocolate cookie bits covering a blue Solo cup filled with his gluten-free version of cookies and cream ice cream (my absolute favorite) that he had mixed and made himself. This gesture seemed small to some in my life, but to me, the girl who hadn't had cookies and cream ice cream in almost two years, it was the grandest gesture of them all.

Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA

Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA

That one grand gesture, when someone went out of his way to make sure that I could eat what I loved and not get sick is why the the candlelight dinner at Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA is so important. This little bakery is hosting a reservation-only, gluten-free candlelight dinner on Valentine's day this year. Taking your gluten-free sweetie to this dinner may be the gesture they've been looking for if you haven't quite mastered the gluten-free vibe in the kitchen, or if you're tired of going out to eat at the same "safe" restaurants all the time. (more…)


It’s always great when people proactively celebrate and educate others about the gluten free life, and that’s exactly what Penn State’s Celiac Support Group is doing with its 2011 Food Faire.  It’s sure to be a good time with lots of food – if you’re going to be around central Pennsylvania, check it out and tell us about all the fun!  Below is some information on the Food Faire from Heidi Watson, president of the Celiac Support Group.

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Information for Attendees:

This year, for the first time ever, local Celiacs and residents of central PA will be able to attend the Centre Area Gluten Free Food Faire to learn about products and services for individuals with celiac disease/gluten intolerance and we anticipate a great turnout! The State College Celiac Support Group is sponsoring a food expo, so it will also be a terrific chance to try new (more…)

John Libonati

Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group

December 29th, 2009 by John Libonati

Independent celiac support group for people in the Philadelphia region. http://greaterphillyceliac.com/

Officers

Co-President Karen Dalrymple RN, BS 583 Valley View Road Langhorne, PA 19047 (215) 757-1233

Co-President Alice Bast Executive Director, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness CeliacCentral.org

Meetings are held twice a year at Abington Memorial Hospital. AMH is located at 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 in the Lenfest Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45 pm to enable you to visit all of the vendors and speak with other celiac buddies. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

All newly diagnosed celiacs who are interested in joining the Greater Philadelphia Celiac Sprue Support Group please contact Karen Dalrymple at (215) 757-1233.

John Libonati

GIG of Harrisburg

December 20th, 2009 by John Libonati

Linda L. Weller Harrisburg PA USA 17105 717-520-9817 harrisburg@gluten.net www.harrisburgceliacs.org

Gary Powers, CSA President Easton PA USA 0 610-438-0205 president@csaceliac.org

John Libonati

ACS Whoo Sprue Group – Philadelphia

December 20th, 2009 by John Libonati

Laura Sposito 1211 Tree Street Philadelphia PA USA 19148 215-336-5004

Clare Quigley, M.S. Ed., Founder/ Director PA USA clare@celiacsofeasternpa.com www.celiacsofeasternpa.com

Rose Marie Butera Pittston PA USA 0 570-655-0728 rosemariebutera@gmail.com

Lorraine Weaver Pittsburgh PA USA 0 412-835-4983 lorraine.weaver@comcast.net www.pittsburghceliacs.com

Karen Wolff Clymer PA USA 0 724 254 9862 kwolff@iup.edu

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