Living

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. […]

Ryan’s Report

Thank You for the Memories!

November 30, 2022 marks my last day in office as your State Representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Representing the 101st District for the past six years has been a highlight of my life. Words cannot express how thankful I am for having the honor of serving you. Our community is truly remarkable. The friendships over the past six […]

From the Garden

The Perfect Holiday Plant

In the coming weeks, dazzling holiday plants will be everywhere in Sun Country and beyond. The poinsettia is a tempting purchase in its array of colors; the amaryllis grows from a bulb to a multi-flowered plant. However, getting a poinsettia and an amaryllis to rebloom beyond the holidays requires commitment, horticultural skills and a daunting monthly schedule. A terrific – […]

Porter-Pearson

Anne Elizabeth Porter and Matthew William Pearson, both from Hummelstown, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Albert and Lynn Porter from Hummelstown. She is a 2008 graduate of The Hill School and a 2012 graduate of Skidmore College. She is self-employed as a cottage baker and artist in Hershey. Her fiance is the son of Sharon […]

Monica Breon Weds Andrew Chesakis

Monica Breon and Andrew Chesakis were recently married July 3 at Wyndridge Farm in Dallastown with pastor Ted Rathman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Toby and Terry Breon from Hershey. She is a 2012 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in finance. The groom is the son of Jim […]

Kitchen Cupboard


Yes, we seem to be getting a break this year as the nice late summer weather has extended into fall. This makes for lazy weekends and perhaps a special Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast, plus if you’re lucky, you may even be able to enjoy it outside on the patio. If you’re tired of eggs and bacon or frozen pancakes, […]

Bob at the Movies: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

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By Bob Garver In 2018, “Black Panther” became the biggest hit of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It even made more at the domestic box office than that year’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” Since then, King T’challa (Chadwick Boseman) of the African kingdom of Wakanda died at the hand of Thanos, came back in “Avengers: Endgame,” and then died permanently of an […]

Mehaffie’s Report


One of the privileges of serving as State Representatives in the 106th Legislative District is the ability to participate in community events, like Halloween parades. This year, I was fortunate to participate in four parades around the district in Derry Township, Lower Swatara, Middletown and Hummelstown supplied, of course, with Hershey’s candy. The 74th annual Hershey Halloween parade was put […]

Student of The Month

Palmyra senior Alicia Battistelli was named the Palmyra Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for November. Alicia is a member of Student Council, co-chairman of Mini-THON, a member of the National Honor Society and the Palmyra field hockey and lacrosse teams. Alicia plans to attend the University of Vermont to study public communications and play field hockey. She is the […]

Kitchen Cupboard


Yes, I know. You young married couples who are just cooking for two have a hard time finding recipes that don’t often leave you with a lot of not-wanted leftovers. I remember it well from when husband Bill and I were in grad school at Penn State. We wanted something good, easy to make and with not a lot of […]


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