“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

            The original “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was one of my favorite movies of 2009. The film was based on a book that I absolutely loved as a child, it gave the lead role to the awesome Bill Hader (though surprisingly it was Mr. T who stole the movie), and it was sweet and funny at every turn. […]

A New Face

Yanna Sees Micaela

My first week in 11th grade English class at Hershey High was fairly easy and quite ordinary. The only thing strange was that no one sat next to me. Just as I began to enjoy the space, a new face appeared. Micaela Thorndyke moved into my Honors English class during that first week of school, right next to me, in […]


Shock Pen Case

DTSD Faces Federal Lawsuit

The parents of the 7-year-old who was suspended from Hershey Elementary after bringing a shock pen onto a school bus have sued Derry Township School District in federal court. Editor’s Note: The mother of the child, Kathleen Bertoldi, has publicly identified herself. However, the father and the child have not been publicly identified. The child is identified as “G” in […]

‘Hershey Office’ Files Chapter 11

Hotel Plan Dead?

Hershey Office, L.P. – which planned to build a hotel on the former Miller Chevrolet property on East Chocolate Avenue – has filed for Chapter 11 “reorganization” in federal bankruptcy court. The Sheffey Connection The bankruptcy papers, filed in federal court on Sept. 16, were signed by Daniel Sheffey, as the “President of General Partner” of Hershey Office, L.P. Dan […]

Letters to the Editor

My name is Tracey Bemis, and I am the new Coordinator of the Toys for Tots Program here in SE Dauphin County. The TFT Program here covers Hershey/Hummelstown/ Steelton/Highspire/Royalton/Middletown/Lower Swatara (basically everything between Eisenhower Blvd. to Palmyra, Jonestown Road down past Three Mile Island). We are based out of the Bob Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Hummelstown. […]

Crisis Management

So your kid comes up to you and says: I need an iPhone 5s. And you say: No, you WANT an iPhone 5s. You need food, clothing and shelter, and I already give you all of that. But your kid is ready for that speech: Oh, no, I really do NEED an iPhone 5s. With the 5s, I get faster […]

From Where I Sit

This week’s column is pretty much all about remembering. Some recent passings have left me with a nearly complete spectrum of feelings as I remember friends, a person I worked with and someone I simply admired. Mainly it’s a remembrance of Margaretta G. Hartwell, who left us on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the ripe old age of 97. Margaretta was […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Gettysburg ‘Day Two’

The South Hanover Township Historical Society will host a presentation on the Battle of Gettysburg, Day Two, on Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. The presentation will be made by Steve Runkle and held at the Independent Bible Church of Sand Beach, 216 E. Canal Street, Hummelstown.