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View From Dove Hill


When Gary and I went to the ER at the Med Center two weeks ago, it was because I was gasping for breath and desperate to figure out what was going on. I had been feeling sick for a month and had been seeing docs and taking meds, but it just kept getting worse. I couldn’t stand the sound of […]

Kitchen Cupboard


Here at Traditions of Hershey, we get a lot of chicken and beef recipes, but just a few pork dishes. Their pulled pork, with just a sweet edge, is very good. Do miss an occasional pork chop and I guess you may like them as well. As pork is still about half the price of good beef, here are a […]

Shop Sun Country


North Hollow Threads The Englewood, 1219 West End Ave., Hummelstown, is ringing in the holiday shopping with its first Makers Market on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. The free-admission event will feature 20 unique curated makers, as well as a holiday-themed photo station, classic holiday music and a sock drive. One first-time participant, Meghan Erikson of North […]

Bob at the Movies: ‘Strange World’ and ‘Glass Onion’

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By Bob Garver Like the “World” of a certain movie, the holiday weekend at the domestic box office sure was “Strange.” It’s not so strange that “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continued its dominance in first place. But it was strange the forgettable “Strange World” was able to take the second-place spot when there was clearly more interest in third-place finisher […]

Shine a Light: Hummelstown Holiday Happenings

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The holidays are here, and it is time to celebrate them in Hummelstown! Hummelstown Holiday Happenings will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Hummelstown Business and Professional Association, the Hummelstown Holiday Happenings event is for young and old alike. Hummelstown will be bustling with many holiday activities. Local businesses and organizations will be hosting festive activities […]

Mehaffie’s Report


On Friday, Nov. 4, I had the great honor of hosting our annual Veterans Breakfast at the Lower Swatara Fire Department. The event is so well attended, with over 200 attendees representing all branches of U.S. military service. This was the first indoor breakfast we held since the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity to welcome and recognize veterans and […]

Visit with Vets

Kitchen Cupboard


With Thanksgiving upon us and a whole month of holiday events ahead of us in December and hopefully a few family get-togethers on the calendar, it might be a good idea to have some cake on hand for afternoon snacks or evening desserts. With that in mind, here are four cake recipes that are easy to make and I know […]

Bob at the Movies: ‘The Menu’

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By Bob Garver Like the cozy restaurant setting of “The Menu,” the theater at my screening of the film this past Friday was sparsely populated. But though the attendance was small in number, there was an unusual sense of kinship in the air. Laughs and groans could be attributed to individual audience members, as well as occasional biting comments (including […]

View From Dove Hill


In case you were wondering where I had gotten to, I had took a little vacation. Before we get into that, Gary said the other day that he needed a bolt, so we went to Hometown Hardware, formerly Murphy’s, outside of Hummelstown. It looked a bit quiet, so of course I had to go in and see what was happening. […]


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