2020-04-30 E-Edition

Drive-Thru Viewings

When Travis Finkenbinder purchased Rothermel Funeral Home in Palmyra in 2009, he did so knowing his business’ first responsibility is listening to and being responsive to families who are making final arrangements for their loved ones. Finkenbinder says he sees what he and his staff do as a caregiving business, meeting families’ unmet needs. “We’re celebrating a life, and we’re […]

Their Best Life!

Brooke and Carly Traina take their new puppy, Rocco, for a walk in Hummelstown. For more on how our pets are coping with the quarantine, see Pages 2-3.

‘Only the Beginning’

Good feelings generated at Palmyra Area School District’s regular board meeting April 23 by student and staff accomplishments and community support dissipated as the Finance Committee broached recent budget developments. PASD’s preliminary budget of $56,969,902 once contained a proposed 4.3 percent real estate tax increase. However, district administration, working through department and division budgets prior to March, brought expenditures under […]


What’s Important

Admittedly, this week’s “food for thought” will cover some of the same ground as my editorial did last week. But I saw a post on social media that I have been thinking about all weekend. Last week, I encouraged you to appreciate the little things while we’re all stuck at home. The birds chirping, mowing your yard or being able […]

Letters to the Editor

The editor of the Sun promotes articles which informs readers about local events. One of the most noteworthy and admirable local new stories concern the brave health care workers at the Hershey Medical Center who suit up day after day to fight against the coronavirus. Pictures and articles of courageous nurses, doctors and healthcare workers should grace the front page […]

From Where I Sit

Rosemary and I celebrated our first anniversary at the independent/assisted living facility Traditions of Hershey on April 1. It’s been an interesting year with many changes. Not the least of these was moving out of the house we built in 1970 and which became the home where we raised our son and daughter and lived through 49-plus years of our […]

The Real Scene

Don’t jump into mortgage forbearance without counting the cost. Homeowners in Sun Country are struggling; furloughs, layoffs and business closings surround us. Our government is trying to help, bless their heart, but accepting Uncle Sam’s offering of mortgage forbearance could leave us feeling all sorts of blue. Let’s back up. In response to COVID-19’s economic impact, Congress passed the Coronavirus […]

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