“Jurassic World”

            “Jurassic World” takes place in a future where dinosaur cloning technology has existed for a few decades and the novelty of living dinosaurs has worn off. In real life, we live in a world where the “Jurassic Park” franchise has existed for a few decades and this movie took in $204 million in its opening weekend. We are not […]

Helping Hops

Volunteers from Hershey Volunteer Fire Company were called for a “brew drill” at Tröegs Brewery on June 12. Here, HVFC President Ed Svirbely adds hops for a com-memorative beer – Red Steam Common Ale – to be un-veiled July 13 at a fundraiser to benefi t the fi re company. Photo: Kevin J. Fischer Photography.

Parking Garages, Public Improvements?

TIF Details Emerge

Details about the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) uses are beginning to emerge as Derry Township’s Industrial Commercial Development Authority (ICDA) met with the Derry Township TIF Committee early June 11. The first two projects that would be receiving TIF funding are the Chafia Capital Partners project, which encompasses the 500 block of East Chocolate Avenue, and the 169 Chocolate […]

‘Ride Through The Bible’

New Attraction On Route 743?

Could a new amusement complex be coming to the area? Earl Grove sought zoning guidance at the June 10 Conewago Township supervisors meeting for land that is owned by Hershey Free Church on Route 743. Grove said that he is part of a group of retirees from Sight and Sound of Lancaster with tentative plans to create a new “faith-based” […]


Coach Cari Zelko congratulates Angelo Licata on his first-ever race as a Hummelstown Flamingo while his sister, Gabrielle, stands by. The Flamingos faced Devon Crest in their first meet of the season, held Saturday, June 13. For more Sun Country summer sports, see Pages 12-15. Photo: Kelly Hollenbeak.

Clubhouse To Court

Won’t Go Away

The Hummelstown Swim Club has filed an appeal of Hummelstown Borough Council’s Nov. 26, 2014, decision to reject plans for a proposed “clubhouse.” The proposed structure has been at the center of a long-running – and increasingly costly – feud between the privately run swim club, the borough and residents in the club’s Kokomo Avenue neighborhood. In a brief filed […]

Letters to the Editor

I live in the heart of Deer Run, near the PPL towers. The back porch faces toward Hummelstown. As the crow flies, I’m more than a mile from the train tracks. In the past several weeks, ever since the railroad backed the train up into H’town blocking people in, I have been astonished by the amount of train traffic I […]


Many of you know Danielle. She was our advertising manager for many years and she still helps us out. In fact, she was responsible for our big, beautiful graduation section earlier in the month. Well, just about the time that section was due, she and her husband had their first child, a beautiful baby boy. We couldn’t be happier for […]

From Where I Sit

Once again, it’s a Monday morning and the smile still hasn’t left my face after a great weekend going down automotive history lane with three days at “The Elegance at Hershey.” For someone who is not a “car guy or gal” and don’t live in the Hershey area, “The Elegance at Hershey” is a threeday event that began Friday, June […]

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