“Ride Along”

          In 2011, the MTV Video Music Awards had no official host. The opening monologue was performed by Kevin Hart, who also did other comedy segments throughout the night. Hart was clearly acting as the host, so why wasn’t he advertised as such? I don’t think it was because they thought Hart wouldn’t bring in viewers (he had a fanbase […]

The Vanishing Act

‘She Hit The Barn’

Remembering A Landmark

Warner Motors in Hummelstown has closed for good. The dealer, a landmark at the corner of Quarry and Main for nearly 90 years, ended its used car operations several months ago and shut down its service shop Jan. 17 Wendy L. Warner is the granddaughter of the founder, “Pop” Warner, and she shared her memories of her family’s passion for […]

Another Chain Coming

268-Seat Restaurant

Representatives of the Hershey Trust Company appeared before the Derry Township Zoning Hearing Board, during its Jan. 15 meeting, to request relief from parking requirements for a proposed restaurant to be located in the Kmart Plaza near the intersection of Hersheypark Drive and Mae Street. David Tshudy, an attorney representing the Hershey Trust Company, said the company has had negotiations […]

No Frozen Pipes

Keep Mike Sane

During the “polar vortex,” all of us at Mike Leonard’s Plumbing were running crazy, dealing with frozen pipes across Sun Country. To help our crews keep their sanity, here are some tips to keep your water running … – Know where your main water shut-off valve is located (if well water, know the location of the power switch to turn […]

Letters to the Editor

This is an unlabeled photograph of the first all-sports athletic team from Hershey [High School], donated to our Hall of Fame committee, by Gabe Plebani. We are hoping to get help from the public as to the identity of the boys in the photo. The photo is circa 1912-13, and there are no yearbooks from that time to help in […]

Shine a light

Essays from our readers

World Culture, Local LeaderBy Jim McConkey Diana Carel-Diaz, the World Culture Club of Central Pennsylvania’s president, retired following January’s program: “Exploring Arts around the World.” Carel-Diaz is the last of the Culture Club’s founding members to retire. Her roots in Hummelstown go back four generations. The Culture Club will continue staging programs at Hershey Medical Center under the leadership of […]

From Where I Sit

Lost in the announcement last week of the appointment by Gov. Tom Corbett of State Senator Mike Waugh to become executive director of the Farm Show Complex was the fact he will be replacing Patrick J. Kerwin, who left Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company several years ago to oversee that operation. This and the major expansion of the complex with […]

Metal and Glass

During the coldest hours of the “polar vortex,” we received this message from Jessica Emick … Please help! This cat showed up meowing outside my door tonight, 1/7, in the Hershey We quickly posted a “Bow-Wow BOLO” on our Facebook page, and The Sun community quickly jumped into action, sharing the information across the Internet. Within a day, the cat […]

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