“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”

            Tyler Perry has been writing, directing, producing, and starring in movies about his Madea character for over ten years now. So how is it that this movie is so incompetently made? If this were a first-time filmmaker, I could maybe chalk the film’s painfulness up to inexperience or a lack of resources. But as this is Perry’s 17th directorial […]

Deja Vu All Over Again

Derry at Crossroads

Sell Plumbing to Buy Pool? “What sacrifices are we willing to make?” Derry Township Supervisor Matt Weir asked at the Oct. 23 Supervisors meeting while talking about replacing the Hershey Rec Center. And the $26.8 million to $31.2 million price tag for doing that. Weir said the supervisors have done a lot of soul-searching over this project. “How do we […]

Homecoming Coming for LD

To kick off its homecoming weekend, Lower Dauphin’s football squad will play Bishop McDevitt in Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of the game. Also, the Alumni Band will perform with the high school marching band in the stands throughout the game. The Alumni Cheerleaders will perform during the third […]

Rule 10

Did that photo catch your eye? Of course it did. But sometimes in the connected era, in which we see everything that happens to everyone all the time, it’s easy to miss the forest for the fires. Like those in California. Or the ones touched off by Trump’s tweets. Or the massive conflagration touched off by the New York Times […]

Letters to the Editor

Last week’s issue has provoked all sorts of responses. Let’s start with a reply to the “Shine A Light” op-ed by Jody Jacobs on problems with a disruptive student in Derry Township’s elementary school … As a parent and taxpayer of Derry township. Let me start by saying that there are three sides to every story. Yours, their’s, and the […]

That’s Life

The Land We Care For Most humans really don’t like bees very much, and if they were honest, most bees probably don’t like humans too much either. But the two need each other. A lot. And after a mysterious condition called Colony Collapse Disorder killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. honeybees, things are finally looking up for hives around the […]

From Where I Sit

Nobody seems to have noticed yet but the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), which presently has its national headquarters at 501 W. Governor Road in Hershey, has quietly announced it is purchasing the headquarters building of the Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) at 800 W. Hersheypark Drive. Once the purchase is completed and PAWC has moved to its new […]

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