2020-04-09 E-Edition

Hope 2020

If there is one thing we’ve all learned during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s that hope is what will get us through this. hope puts a smile on our faces, hope keeps us sane while we are confined to our homes and hope brings people together, even if it’s only through FaceTime or sidewalk chalk. Willow Kristich is hopeful and so […]

Many Lost, Some Found


Undoubtedly, hundreds, maybe thousands, of jobs have been lost in Sun Country since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Employers as big as Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company and as small as MoviE-Town have announced layoffs and closings. However, there are a few glimmers of light in the local employment picture. Essential Work While businesses in fields like entertainment and […]

Closing Credits at MoviE-Town


The coronavirus outbreak has claimed its first local retail victim. MoviE-Town Cinemas in Elizabethtown will not reopen, claiming the business is “unrecoverable,” after closing its doors March 16 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The theater initially reported the news to The Sun on Tuesday morning, March 31, but then walked back the statement later that day, saying the closure would only […]

Letters to the Editor

This is what I saw in Hummelstown last week and I wish others would share the acts of kindness that they witness: I was in a long line, which was getting longer, at CVS, while a little old lady was trying to return an item. The Manager was explaining that CVS may not accept returns, due to the Covid19 virus. […]

‘Very, Very Kind’


There has been so many acts of kindness I’ve observed during these uncertain times. I could fill the whole newspaper with all the positivity that has been circulating while we hunker down and wait for this thing to pass. There is my 11-year-old neighbor, who recognized my son was suffering from cabin fever, and placed in our front yard her […]

From Where I Sit


Well, here we are, another week at the mercy of the coronavirus. We remain in lockdown here at Traditions of Hershey, much as the same situation exists at Country Meadows in Hershey, Masonic apartments in Elizabethtown and just about all other assisted living and nursing homes in the Harrisburg metro area. We fill our days with a lot of television […]

Notes From The Mayor


Seems like we’re getting some mixed signals from the experts. Last Tuesday, March 31, I put a request in with The Sun (back me up Dave and Drew) to ask the state officials if COVID-19 (19) could be dispersed in the air by normal breathing or talking. Their answer from the state Department of Health was “no”. But by the […]

We Have a Winner

The winner of our “Easy Like Sunday Morning” aerial quiz is … Tim Drexler of South Londonderry Township. Drexler was chosen at random from all the entries with all correct answers. Those answers were: 1. Reese’s factory (from the railroad tracks) 2. MHS Purcell Friendship Hall 3. Stauffers Mennonite Church 4. Waltonville Road, north trail crossing 5. Hershey Road/743 campground […]

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