“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

                I wish I could be more supportive of “The Hunger Games.” Here is a blockbuster franchise that has nothing to do with superheroes, nor does it contain tired recent tropes like wizards or vampires. I’m all ready to endorse the strong heroine of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and I’m intrigued by the society that watches intently each year as […]

46 And 10

Kicker Joe Julius kicked two extra points – along with a 46-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the game – to defeat Wilson 17-14 and send Lower Dauphin to the district championship football game. For more on the big kick and even bigger team win, see Page B1 in Sun Sports. Photo: Kevin J. Fischer.

P.O. Gets Reprieve

Downtown Development Delayed?

The Hershey Post Office isn’t moving. Yet. The Hershey Post Office currently occupies the old Hershey “abattoir” building in the heart of downtown Hershey. However, the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t own the building. It rents the building from the Hershey Trust under the terms of a lease that dates back to 1983. That lease was set to expire Jan. 31, […]

$20,000 Down The Drain?

‘We’re Sorry’

Two residents, who had spent more than $20,000 constructing an addition to their home before they were instructed to stop, asked for relief from the North Londonderry Township Supervisors at their Nov. 18 meeting. Jason Miller said they were constructing the addition to the house for his mother-in-law, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. He said they had acquired […]

‘Open Season’ Coming

Mariner East Pipeline

As progress on the Mariner East “Phase One” pipeline project is made, plans for new Mariner East “Phase Two” pipeline are slowly developing, with survey work already being done in Sun Country. Mariner East Phase One, which is currently under way, involves the repurposing of a pipeline that runs across multiple Sun Country municipalities – including (west to east) Londonderry, […]

Santa, Soup And Songs

In Hummelstown

The Hummelstown Business & Professional Association will present Hummelstown Holiday Happenings 2013 in conjunction with The Hummelstown Community Foundation’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 8. Santa, sponsored by Buse Funeral Home, will arrive on theSquareat1pm.atopaHummelstownfiretruck.Hewill be delivered to his tent outside Buse Funeral Home, where a couple of his elves will be waiting to usher in youngsters eager to […]

Letters to the Editor

Just read Kathy Taylor’s article about medical marijuana and her grandson G. My heart is aching for her. Before I read her article I was “on the fence”, well, actually leaning towards “it’s just all those ‘hippy-type’ Coloradans that would ever legalize this stuff”; however, Kathy, you have changed my mind and opened my eyes. It’s not simply “smoking a […]

The Question

I used to get the question once every week or so, but now, I get it pretty much every day. The question comes in various variations, but it always comes down to this … When are you going to turn The Sun into a daily? Similarly, the answer has various variations, but it always comes down to this … Are […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Correction: The name in the headline here is incorrect. This name of this kitty is Dexter. Sorry!


On Nov. 19, the Hershey Rotary Club awarded grants totaling more than $20,000 from its annual auction to local charitable organizations, including: Love Inc., Hershey Symphony Orchestra, Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards, The Hershey Story Essay Contest and Summer Concert Series, Vinny’s Kids, Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey Community Chorus, Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, Hershey Volunteer Fire Company, Hershey Food Bank, Hershey […]