“Jack the Giant Slayer”

            Earlier this year, I had the displeasure of reviewing “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”. The R-rated update on the fairy tale made for one of the most miserable moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had in my life. So I wasn’t exactly thrilled to see another action-packed take (though with a more family-friendly PG-13 rating instead of an R) on a […]

Hammer Boy Nailed

Vigilante Or Good Citizen?

Protecting Students

Mike Minto doesn’t understand what the big deal is that he stands on a Derry Township street corner each afternoon armed with a camera in his hand and pistol in a holster. For Minto, he’s simply guaranteeing the safety of his neighborhood. Minto’s crusade began about a month ago after his son got off the bus and a car went […]

A Plan to Pump

Septic System Owners Face

Londonderry Township’s new On-Lot Disposal System (OLDS) ordinance was discussed at the March 4 supervisors meet­ing. A packed house left cars parked on the grass, and township secretary Beth Graham scrambling to find chairs right up until the meeting started. “I’ve got five left,” she said with a shrug, as a citizen sat in one of them. The Pennsylvania Act […]

What Do We Want?

Downtown Hershey

Potential changes in the responsibilities of the Derry Township Design Review Board and the scope of its terri­tory were topics of discussion at the Feb. 26 township public hearing. The Design Review Board is an advisory board that distributes certificates of appropriateness for changes in the appearance of properties in the “Chocolate Avenue Preser­vation Overlay District” in downton Hershey. Changes […]

Letters to the Editor

The debate over the Chipotle restaurant continues as Phil Guarno, the owner of Fenicci’s restaurant on West Chocolate Avenue and a member of the Derry Township Design Review Board, responds to the latest developments … I was hoping not to ask you to publish another editorial so quickly, however while reading the Sun this week I came across an interesting […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Defenders of the Light: Country Director Sara Hersey

Sara Hersey, a 1990 Hershey High grad, has been named the new CDC Country Director for South Sudan. Hersey is an epidemiologist spe­cializing in HIV and sexually transmit­ted infection surveillance and research, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and program management. Her professional experience spans more than 15 years and 16 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. During the […]

Class Rank

“Life isn’t a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between.” Gossip Girl “The easy life and the so-called good environment lacks the challenge of stress, strain and rigid confrontation. In education, there is a need to prepare the student to face down trials. Education lacking these character building lessons blocks self-discovery and self-control, for these arouse one’s […]

From Where I Sit

Wanted to take note of the passing of some area resi­dents this week, each of which served their communities well, each in different ways. I’m sure most noticed the death of Grace M. Pollock of Camp Hill on Feb. 15. She was a great benefactor to many charities and organizations through the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Foundation. Interestingly […]