“Ted 2”

            Seth MacFarlane is quickly losing his clout in the entertainment industry. “The Cleveland Show” has been cancelled, “American Dad” has been bumped from a major network to basic cable, he bombed as an Oscars host, and as for his last movie, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” he was lucky there was a “Transformers” movie to soak […]

Digging Up The Past

Sheetz Plan Resurrected

The much-discussed, much-delayed plan to build a Sheetz store on Middletown Road is moving forward again as Integrity Bank has sold the site to Middletown Wood Road Partners on June 19 for $500,000. The partnership was formed May 15, 2015, two days after the establishment of the general partner of the partnership, Middletown Wood Road GP. The partnership and the […]


Elizabeth Rhine keeps cool during a competition at the Hummelstown Swim Club. For more Sun Country summer sports, see Pages 12-15. Photo: Kelly Hollenbeak.

Six Yes, One No

PASD OKs Pay Hikes

The Palmyra Area School District (PASD) School Board called a special meeting June 25 before its regularly scheduled committee meetings, at which time it approved contracts with teachers and support staff. Following an executive session, vice president Ellen Wargo moved to approve a new collective bargaining agreement between the PASD and the Palmyra Area Education Association (PAEA) retroactive to Sept. […]

Letters to the Editor

Open letter to supervisors of Derry Township from Dave Damore: A. When are one of you (Ballard, Moyer, Court and Foley) going to alleviate the daily (M-Fri) backlog of traffic heading east on route 322. I took notice to the reference to a “69 vehicle backup northbound on Middletown Road” around evening rush hour. I promise you on any rush […]

CPWW2RT Meets July 2

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will meet Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown. Guest speaker will be Harold Billow, 92, of Mt. Joy, a survivor of the 1944 Malmedy Massacre. For more information about the speaker, contact Terry L. Hartzell, tlee.hartzell@gmail.com or (before 9 p.m.) at 939-3629. For information […]

Free July Concerts Every Wednesday

Free family concerts will be held every Wednesday in July at Chocolatetown Square in Hershey starting at noon. Presented by The Hershey Story Museum, the scheduled concerts are: July 8, Juggling Hoffmans; July 15, Kit’s Kaboodle: Mother Nature; July 22, Forgotten Friends; and July 29, Toy Chest Treasures: Toys From Long Ago. In case of inclement weather, performances will take […]

Puzzle Piece

The wedding wasn’t quite conventional. For starters, it wasn’t in a church. It was on a beach in North Carolina. A beach shared that afternoon with sunbathers, puppy players and the occasional shark. And the bride, well, she wore ink. As in tattoos. Lots of them. And metal. As in piercings. Lots of them. And hair in a fascinating shade […]

From Where I Sit

Well, it finally happened. On Wednesday, June 17, a congregational meeting at the African-American Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss budget and construction issues broke up about 8 p.m. A small group of 12 remained following the meeting for Bible study. The group was joined by a 21-year-old white man, Dylann Storm Roof. At some point, he […]

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