Mark Singel recalls the fast-paced events of 1993 in new memoir

HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released A Year of Change and Consequences, former acting Governor Mark SIngel’s recollection of the events of 1993.

msayocac_fcAbout the Book:
Mark Singel, a Johnstown native and Penn State graduate, won election as Lieutenant Governor in 1986 as Robert Casey’s running mate. In 1993, Governor Casey was stricken with Appalachian familial amyloidosis, a rare and usually fatal liver disorder. The governor required a multiple organ transplant, which was still experimental at that time. While the governor was incapacitated and recovering, Mark Singel became the acting Governor of Pennsylvania. This book is Mark Singel’s recollection of the events that year.

About the Author:
Mark Singel served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 through 1995 and, for a period of time, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth. The only person in Pennsylvania history to serve an extended time as Acting Governor, Singel received high marks for his stewardship. He led the state by enacting the first modern workers’ compensation reform package, refinanced the state’s park system through the “Key 93” program, and helped launch the high-tech era with landmark telecommunications legislation. He was also instrumental in reducing state and local taxes, the implementation of a statewide 911 emergency phone system, and the creation of thousands of new jobs in recycling and environmental technologies. He was the original author of the state’s mortgage assistance bill that has saved 50,000 Pennsylvania homes.

Prior to his terms as Lieutenant Governor, Singel served six years in the Pennsylvania State Senate and was chief of staff to two members of the U.S. Congress.

Singel ran for U.S. Senate in 1992 and for Governor in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from 1995-1998 and was the President of Pennsylvania’s Electoral College in January, 1997. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention five times from 1992 through 2016.

55Singel founded The Winter Group in February, 2005 and has developed it into one of the most effective and prestigious government relations firms in the state. He continues to provide consulting services to clients in retail, hospitality and gaming, manufacturing, technology, energy, non-profits, and health care fields. Recent successes include a ban on public smoking, legislation to address child sexual abuse, and consumer protection in health care settings.

Singel served as Chair of Pennsylvanians for Judicial Reform which was instrumental in bringing talented, progressive jurists to the state’s Supreme Court.

Singel has served in various capacities with Pennsylvania’s governors and decision-makers and maintains strong personal and political ties with leaders at all levels today.

A magna cum laude graduate of Penn State, Singel continues to teach at the Harrisburg campus and other universities. He has served on the Boards of Penn State and St. Francis Universities and holds several honorary doctorate degrees. Singel is currently active with Harrisburg University and is a regular commentator on local and statewide political broadcast programs. He is a sought-after speaker at both political and academic events and is active in numerous community and philanthropic activities.

Singel has been married to Jacqueline for 40 years and has three children: Allyson, Jonathan, and Christopher. He has three grandchildren: Thomas, Felicity, and Henry Boots.

A Year of Change and Consequences
Authored by Mark Singel
List Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620066955
ISBN-13: 978-1620066959
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State

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Biography of the Merchant Princess of Harrisburg now available

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess, Barbara Trainin Blank’s biography of the Harrisburg apparel retailer.

msmp_fcAt a time when women rarely went into business for themselves, Mary Sachs, an immigrant from a poor family with little formal education, became perhaps the most successful entrepreneur in her adopted city of Harrisburg, Pa., and beyond. She opened her first retail store in Harrisburg, selling upscale women’s clothing in 1918, but expanded it to include several departments. Stores in Lancaster and Reading followed. Known as the “Merchant Princess,” she revolutionized retailing, by setting customers up in individual booths and bringing clothes to them.

But Sachs also won accolades for her charitable works, earning a second moniker as the “Princess of Philanthropy.” She was most active in the Jewish Community Center of Harrisburg and other Jewish organizations but donated ecumenically to serve many causes. Eleanor Roosevelt, a personal friend, declared that “few can ever match” her generosity.

Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess
Authored by Barbara Trainin Blank
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Hardcover
Black & White on White paper
118 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066454
ISBN-10: 1620066459
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography : Women
Biography & Autobiography : Business
Biography & Autobiography : Rich & Famous

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JoePa, Smokin' Joe and Titanic Victims and Survivors some of the highlights of Keystone Tombstones 3

kt3_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the third volume of the Keystone Tombstone series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley. The book relates interesting tales of famous people interred in Pennsylvania including the search to find their graves, most of which involved detours through local pubs and taverns.

The authors will be on hand for the Mechanicsburg Wine Walk at Sunbury Press’s bookstore at 50 W Main St. in Mechanicsburg on Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM. They will be signing copies of their books as the company also celebrates the release of volume three of this popular series.

Since the release of Volume One, Farrell and Farley have become mainstays on PCN, where segments based on their series have been aired.  The two have also appeared on numerous other television and radio stations and have been written about in dozens of newspapers.

About the book:
Joe Farrell and Joe Farley
 explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred.

Included in this volume:

  • Nick ADAMS “Johnny Yuma Was a Rebel”
  • Marian ANDERSON “A Voice Heard Once in a Hundred Years”
  • “Babes in the Woods”
  • John BARRYMORE “The Great Profile”
  • Robert CASEY “The Three Time Loss from Holy Cross”
  • Jimmy DORSEY “A Fabulous Dorsey”
  • FLIGHT 93 Crash Site “40 Heroes”
  • “Four Founders”
  • “Fox and Cox”
  • Joe William FRAZIER “Smokin’ Joe”
  • Dave GARROWAY “The Communicator”
  • Harry GREB “The Human Windmill”
  • John Frederick HARTRANFT “Old Johnny”
  • Robert (Bob) HESS “More than Just a Scientist”
  • “The Kelayres Massacre”
  • John MCDERMOTT “Golf’s Unknown Champion”
  • Mary Pinchot MEYER “The Mysterious Case of Mary Pinchot Meyer”
  • Joe PATERNO “JoePa”
  • Teddy PENDERGRASS “Life Is a Song Worth Singing”
  • Molly PITCHER “From Molly Pitcher to Black Hawk Down”
  • Art ROONEY “The Chief”
  • Lillian RUSSELL “The Great American Beauty”
  • Arlen SPECTER “The Single Bullet Theory Senator”
  • ”Titanic Victims and Survivors”
  • Willie THROWER “Football’s Jackie Robinson”
  • “Pirates’ Pride”
  • John UPDIKE “One of America’s Best”
  • Grover WASHINGTON, Jr. “The Smooth Jazzman”
  • Anthony WAYNE “Mad Anthony”
  • Unusual Tombstones


backcoverimageKeystone Tombstones Volume Three: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania

Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
190 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063613
ISBN-10: 1620063611
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information about the book, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Volu…