“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

      “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is a film very much like 1994’s “Forrest Gump.” This is not to say that the main character has below-average intelligence or that the film is going to win an Academy Award that rightfully belongs to “Pulp Fiction.” Rather, the film follows a character as he experiences American history of the 1950s through 80s. The […]

On Time, On Target

One More Bike

One Less Car?

Derry Township Supervisor Sandy Ballard said that she is optimistic about the potential benefits of a bike path study spanning from western Lebanon County to Harrisburg. The study, which would be funded by a Regional Connections Grant from the Tri County Regional Planning Commission, will look for the best and safest way for bikes to travel through the area. “We’re […]

New Palmyra Report Cards

ABC, Easy as 123

With the beginning of each school year, students look forward to new clothes, new school supplies, new classes, new schedules and new challenges. Palmyra Area School District [PASD]’s elementary students and their parents can add new report cards to that list. This month the district is ushering in a newly-revised report card, which more closely reflects the work that students […]


Letters to the Editor

Our readers have sent us all sorts of great vacation photos for our Fun in The Sun series, but often, there’s a good story to go with the photo, like one from the Schuyler family. They took The Sun to the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World … When we checked in, I remembered hearing about John Lennon staying here […]

You Know What I Mean

Thank goodness, they’re gone. The tourists, that is. They clog the roads. And jam the restaurants. They drift aimlessly in the grocery stores. And generally get in the way of those of us who have jobs. Jobs provided, in many ways, by the tourists. Sun Country has an amazingly diverse and remarkably clean economic base. There’s the Med Center, which […]

Shine a Light

Essays from our readers

Youth, Fellowship, GoodwillBy Jason Smith, Fuzzy Few Organization Anyone passing through town last week likely noticed the activity at Hummelstown’s Schaffner Memorial Park. If you’re a local, you know it was a sign that summer is winding down and a return to school is near. It was Fuzzy Few Carnival Week, the time when the community gathers to enjoy food, […]

From Where I Sit

During the autumn and winter stalemate of 1944 in the World War II European Theatre of Operations, there were increasing signs of plummeting morale among the United States front line forces. This manifested itself by the increasing rise in desertion rates. This became so serious that General Dwight D. Eisenhower, as commander of all U.S. forces in the ETO, became […]

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