“300: Rise of an Empire”

                2007’s “300” told the story of a small Spartan army that stood up to an insurmountable Persian army.  The rebellion didn’t go very well. The ending set the stage for a sequel where armies from other Greek cities would band together to face the Persians with better odds. “300: Rise of an Empire” is not that sequel. It tells […]


The cast of Lower Dauphin’s “Singin’ in the Rain” pauses for applause during its March 11 production of the 1952 movie classic. Just like the Hollywood production, the LD show featured real rain generated by an overhead piping system designed by LD students. See Page 5 for Mayor Miller’s totally unbiased review of the show. Photo: Bryce Detweiler.

Kid’s Game, Real Money

Yanna Sees

Pokémon, to many, is a kid’s game. To Orrin Wilson, a sophomore at Hershey High, the game is much more than just child’s play, it’s a moneymaker. Orrin began playing Pokémon at eight years old when he went to his first tournament. “Well, I had cards, so basically I just brought my cards with me and then they told me […]

US 322 To Be Closed

For 10 Days

US 322 – aka Governor Road – will be closed beginning March 24 as crews work to replace the bridge spanning Spring Creek. The bridge is located just east of Meadow Lane near the Milton Hershey School farmer’s market building. PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said it should take crews about 10 days to complete the project, which will replace the […]

Trash Bills Going Up

Bike Study OKd

Residents will soon see their Waste Management bills rising as the Derry Township Supervisors unanimously approved an increase during their March 11 meeting. Township Manager Jim Negley said the increase is due to rising prices at the Harrisburg incinerator. He said prices per ton increased by $2.91 on Jan. 1, 2014. He said bag prices will increase from $3.35 to […]

More Holes

In Hummelstown

Are you ready for more digging in Hummelstown? It’s coming beginning the first week in April. After wrapping up work on the east end of the borough replacing water mains this winter, United Water will pick up where it left off on Main at Water streets and continue westward to Railroad Street. “The water main replacement construction project may at […]

Letters to the Editor


The snow may be melting, but the elusive snowy owls are still hanging around Sun Country. Beverly Barley kindly sent us this photo, which was taken by Ross Seaman on March 9 somewhere in Derry Township. (Yes, it’s a big township, but I’m being vague to protect the private property from marauding hordes of drooling birders.) Meanwhile, in last week’s […]

From Where I Sit

Said goodbye on Saturday, Feb. 22, to a good friend and a genuine World War II hero in Orfeo “Ike” Corsetti of Hershey. He was better known in Hershey for the dry cleaning, tailor and tux rental shop he ran here from shortly after the war until his retirement. Ike was 93 when he passed. I got to know Ike […]

Shine a Light

Essays from our readers

CrossFit Gamma is holding a “Bar 2 Bar” Run on Saturday, March 15, at noon. Members of CrossFit Gamma, their friends and families, and members of other local gyms are coming together to combine their love of fitness with some fun extracurricular activities. We will be running from our “barbells” at CrossFit Gamma to local “bar” establishments for a drink […]


The road is held up by the fill. The fill is held up by the stones. And the beautiful brown stones of the Duke Street Bridge are falling into the Swatara Creek. In short, the bridge is falling down. So, it had to be closed. Much to the annoyance of the folks who use the bridge as a shortcut into […]