2010-10-14

Religious Writ



The tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Genesis 2:17 was A TEST of man’s volition: “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day thou eatest thereof […]

From 1933 To 9/11

Prayer Breakfast

It was back in 1933 when a group of Hershey residents got together to discuss their feeling of a need for a community-based Christian outreach for the Hershey area, built around the power of prayer. Ron Glosser, then chairman of the Hershey Trust, got things started by holding a meeting at Milton Hershey’s High Point mansion and the groundwork was […]

The grateful congregation of Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown



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From Where I Sit



The weekend of October 1-3, daughter Tracy and son-in-law Rob, plus granddaughters arrived here for the weekend as Tracy, as a member of the Hershey High School Class of 1985, came home for their 25th class reunion. The weekend kicked off Friday with the 5th Annual Rob Hamilton Memorial Golf Tournament at the Hershey Country Club. Rob, a member of […]

Notes from the Mayor



Your Mayor just completed three consecutive weekends of soup making this past week. My main man, Councilman Randy Lutz, along with new “National Black Kettle Soup Assoc.” members Rex Perry, Rob Fackler and Ken Fenicle all worked in concert to produce and sell the approximate 125 gallons of the nectar of the goods. (In other words, good stuff.) From the […]

The Case Against the Gas Tax

Shine a Light

On September 29, 2010, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that will impose a “severance tax” on all gas taken out of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale. The new tax is considered the largest tax on natural gas extraction in the country. The tax will be next considered by the Senate, and if the Senate passes it, it will […]

Notes from the Rep



Senator Jeff Piccola and I held a press conference in support of Senate Bill 59 and House Bill 685. Both bills were introduced after Jeff and Victoria Dougherty’s son died as a result of an incident at a home day care facility. Both bills would require family day care home providers to have liability insurance as a condition of their […]

Notes from Piccola



For too many years, lo­cal talent and experienced professionals from our area have been forced out of this region due to a lack of op­portunities. But that is be­ginning to change thanks to a major public-private sector investment that was created and targeted toward research-based economic development allowing resi­dents to conduct their re­search endeavors right here in Central Pennsylvania. This […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



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LD’s New ‘Index’

New Field House?

While the major order of business at the Monday, Oct. 4, meeting of the Lower Dauphin School Board was a review of 2010 PSSA test results for the district, the board discussed several other matters: – Superintendent Dr. Sherry Smith reported that the district had received its Act 1 index for the 2011-12 school year, which was dropped from 4.1% […]