View From Dove Hill

I made the mistake of shopping at Sam’s Club the other day without eating lunch. My stomach was growling as I grabbed a tin of their house-brand corn meal with the intention of making Pioneer corn bread. I also had just picked up a fresh quart of buttermilk, so I knew I was going to make that corn bread. Here […]

Hershey Grad Opens Boutique

In her trendy boutique in Boston, Hershey grad Greta Belsole, the founder of East Coast Ivy, stands in front of the camera and begins a live sale. As customers join online, Belsole greets many of them by name. During the broadcast, Belsole and one of her employees try on and talk about merchandise. Many of the items they show aren’t […]

Kitchen Cupboard

Here at Traditions of Hershey, where husband Bill and I are living, we have a weekly event that we’ve come to call “the company store.” Every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., they set up in the living room and offer a lot of the basics that residents need, but not in large quantities, such as soap, paper towels, toilet […]

Bob at the Movies: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’


By Bob Garver It might not be the epitome of blockbuster entertainment, but I do understand the appeal of “Downton Abbey.” The British television series, which ran from 2010-2015, is recognized as the most acclaimed “international” series in Emmy history. And of course, it developed a fandom based on its impeccable 1920’s costumes and sets, as well as its intricate […]

Ryan’s Report

Financial and Emotional Theft

The financial and emotional toll of identity theft and scams are incalculable. The number of individuals I have talked to in the past year that were able to stop an attempted theft was very satisfying and humbling. The number of victims who were victimized before they even were aware of the crime is horrific and a disgusting reminder that where […]

From the Garden

Healthy Home Gardens with Predatory Insects Keeping your home garden healthy can seem a difficult task. It may feel as though hundreds of insects are waiting to consume your plants. Instead of grabbing an insecticide and drenching your plants, consider working alongside Mother Nature’s predatory insects to control those harmful insects. What is a predatory insect? These are the “Good […]

Sacred Brass at Derry Presby

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will present the best in sacred brass music at 7 p.m. June 3 in the Sanctuary at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey. The concert is part of the church’s 2022 Arts Alive! cultural series. A free will offering will be received at the concert. Subscription Required! You must be an active […]

Shine a Light

Opinions by our readers

Updated Ordinance in Hummelstown For more than a decade, Hummelstown has qualified as a “Tree City USA” because our little town recognizes the value and practicality of keeping our streets lined with strong, healthy trees. They enhance the beauty of our neighborhoods and provide shade that reduces energy costs. For these reasons, the Shade Tree Commission wants to engage our […]

Kitchen Cupboard

I missed it! Had been planning to give you some good Mexican food recipes for the issue of The Sun coming out the week of “Cinco De Mayo” (translates to fifth of May in English). I didn’t think of it until the date was upon us, making it too late for that week. However, I had already located some interesting […]

Bob at the Movies: ‘Firestarter’


By Bob Garver It’s the week after a big blockbuster in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and you know that means: I’m going to review a movie that got absolutely stomped at the box office. There can be respectable runners-up in busy holiday seasons, but very rarely does something worthwhile open right after that first-weekend-in-May extravaganza, especially when […]

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