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Helping Hands

Fourth and fifth graders in the Helping Hands group at Conewago Elementary School visited younger classes before the Thanksgiving break to create large turkey decorations with feathers expressing things for which the students were thankful. Photos: Submitted

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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: “Hershey Ready for Xmas Season”

From the Nov. 29, 1972 issue of The Sun: Hershey is greeting the Yuletide Season with holiday finery as preparations are being completed for the annual Christmas Tree and Town Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony, to be held in the Community Center Court of Honor at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, will open with a number by the Hershey Community […]

What’s That?

We’ve been asked about the new road being built off of Wood Road in Derry Township. No, it’s not part of the Hershey West End project, nor is it part of the Bullfrog Valley restoration project. Instead, the new road will provide access to a new single-family dwelling being built on the hillside below Roseland Road. Photo: Nathan Merkel.

LD High Honor Roll

Lower Dauphin High School Principal Justin Hanula is pleased to announce the distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the first marking period. To earn a place on the Distinguished Honor Roll, a student must have all “A’s” on their report card. To be named to the Honor Roll, a student must receive all “A’s” and “B’s” on their report […]

LD Middle Honor Roll

Lower Dauphin Middle School Principal Kara Schoessler is pleased to announce the distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the first marking period. To earn a place on the Distinguished Honor Roll, a student must have all “A’s” on their report card. To be named to the Honor Roll, a student must receive all “A’s” and “B’s” on their report […]

The Library Card



Here at the Hershey Public Library, 2022 was an eventful year. We saw people returning to the library in droves and we hosted stellar events. With Fiona Davis visiting in April, Nnedi Okorafor in November, and local authors filling the library during the Chocolate Town Book Festival, we had exceptional, creative talent pass through our doors. If you missed those […]

Rotary Club SOM

The Rotary Club of Hummelstown is pleased to recognize Lower Dauphin High School seniors Kelly Bastian and Abrianna Nissley as students of the month for October. Kelly is the daughter of Shannon and Timothy Bastian. She is a four-year member of the girls’ volleyball team. She is president and a two-year member of Volunteen. She is a four-year member of […]

‘Spirit,’ Not The ‘Size’

The public is invited to attend the annual tree lighting event, “Light Up Downtown Hershey,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square, at the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenue. The tradition of lighting a Christmas tree in Hershey dates back to 1914, when a tree was decorated and placed in the center of town. […]

Santa Run!

Everything was copacetic for two-year-old Sally Miller until she had to sit on Mrs. Claus’ lap when she and Santa visited a South Hanover Township neighborhood during Union Deposit Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Santa Run on Nov. 28. Sally’s mother Lita reports that despite the tears, Sally asked for a Moana doll for Christmas. Photos Submitted.


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