The Bees’ Knees

‘America Was Being Invaded’

9/11 Memories

In last week’s issue, I asked our readers for their memories of 9/11. I thought one or two people might send something. Instead, we were overwhelmed with responses. Some long, some short, some poetic, all still raw with emotion. And here are a few of them… On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was visiting a friend who lived […]


From Where I Sit

Attended the “Tribute To ATrojan” memorial dedication Friday, Sept. 2, at the Hershey High School athletic field where Governor Tom Corbett and others unveiled the memorial to honor Hershey High Class of 1981 member Michael Horrocks. He was co- pilot of United Airlines Flight 175 on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, which, shortly after leaving Boston for a non-stop flight to […]

It’s Time to ScarePage

In Hummelstown

It’s not officially fall in Hummelstown until the Scarecrows line Main Street. These very creative scarecrows are crafted by local groups, organizations, businesses, families and individuals who are competing for priz­es in the annual Scarecrows on the Square Contest sponsored by the Hummelstown Business and Professional Association (HBPA). Votes cast by visitors to the Square are tallied and winners are […]

Letters to the Editor

In this week’s mailbag, we have school supplies, tax bills, an old cliché, a lost cat and a lovely 93-year-old woman. Let’s jump in… I recently read … about the Palmyra school district asking parents to buy school supplies. I support coming together as a community and doing what is necessary to help our children succeed. However, I would like […]

A Good Deal

If you’re looking to this space to find some meaningful words about the upcoming 9/11 anniversary… Well, look elsewhere. In the coming week, some enormous, uncountable number of words will be said about the attacks, but no matter how sincerely we look back on that day, none of those words will compare to the sacrifices made by people like Michael […]

Castaway Critter of the Week


Defenders of the Light: Dr. Marissa Weber

Dr. Marissa Weber, a Lower Dauphin grad and a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps, has graduated from her ophthalmology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Weber is the daughter of G. Thomas and Jo Ann Weber and the granddaughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ricker and H. Louise Weber and the late Dr. […]

Piccola’s Report

For decades, Penn­sylvania taxpayers includ­ing those who reside in the Hershey and Hummelstown areas have been very gener­ous when it comes to educa­tion funding. Our Common­wealth ranks near the top in per pupil expenditures on public education and we continue to have some of the highest teacher and adminis­trator salaries in the country. We’ve learned that simply pouring more money […]