Pool Update: Mohler/Pool Split?

By Dave Buffington Members of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors have held yet another private meeting in an attempt to develop a new plan to build a new community center. The Sun learned of this unadvertised meeting, held May 31, from multiple sources, and in an email received after our print edition went to press, Board Chairman Susan Cort […]

Hummelstown Fireman’s carnival

2019-06-06 E-Edition


Rebekah Burkett gets kisses and congratulations on her graduation from Elizabethtown Area High School on May 30. Hershey (june 5), Lower Dauphin (june 6), Palmyra Area (june 6) and Milton Hershey (june 9) will soon see off their seniors also. Look for photos of all the E-town grads in a special insert in this issue. Photos: Nathan Merkel.

Brewery on Tap?

With an assist from Dauphin County, a project is currently in the works to bring a brewery to the former Hummelstown Borough building on South Hanover Street. Mike VanGavree and Lou McCloskey, who are two of the partners who make up the four-partner group, Ghost Brewing LLC, said they hope to revive the Rubber Soul Brewery, which filed for bankruptcy […]

Shine a Light

Essays by our readers

By John “Mothman” Laskowski The Story of Cee Cee In September 2018, we brought you a front-page photo of a Cecropia caterpillar found by Hummelstown Borough employee Scott Deal near Shope’s Field. The caterpillar, which eventually spun a cocoon, was put into the care of John “Mothman” Laskowski, who looked after her until she emerged at the end of May. […]

Letters to the Editor

The Giving Tree of Hummelstown held a Roll Up Your Sleeves event on May 18 to pack 100 bags of healthy snacks. The bags will be distributed this summer to children in the Hummelstown area by Communities That Care and the Bookmobile and the Hershey area through Cocoa Packs. In addition to fruit, granola bars, applesauce and milk, the snack […]

I’m a Pageant Dad

Remember the reality show Toddlers and Tiaras? I used to think it was so fake. Well, I can say now it was actually pretty close to reality. The show, which ran for seven seasons, chronicled the lives of parents and their children in the world of child beauty pageants. They’re high-glitz, full of pretentious parents and highly competitive. I will […]

From Where I Sit

A couple of big happenings this week. On the local scene, The Elegance At Hershey weekend is coming up from this Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. The other, and much more somber, is the recognition of the World War II D-Day landings June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France, now some 75 years ago. The Elegance weekend kicks off […]

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