Real Life Storm Stories

Minutes after the June 29 windstorm struck, The Sun’s staff began posting critical information about storm damage, power outages and traffic delays on its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/thesunontheweb “The only way I knew anything was to check your Facebook page,” Melissa Folk Kindall said. “A search on Penn Live gave me one paragraph about a storm knocking out power in […]

Darkest Before The Dawn

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A Girl And Her Gun

Going to West Point

Palmyra graduate Alyssa Gestl is heading to a unique school – West Point. Gestl is heading to West Point to compete in an even more unique sport – Rifle. Gestl has been surrounded by the sport of rifle her whole life. Her father is a coach of the youth rifle team that is based out of the Palmyra Sportsmen Association. […]

They Can What Public Schools Cannot

New Kindergarten Choices

As summer marches toward September and the start of school, two new full-day kindergartens are open to receive students from Sun Country. Kindergartens at both Fishburn United Methodist Church on Fishburn Road in Hershey and The Goddard School have recently received certification from the Department of Education to receive students. Both have been offering day care facilities and pre-school education […]

Letters to the Editor

We Only Live Here I learned with disappointment that the Derry Township Planning Commission approved the Sheetz project on Middletown road. The Township authorities know that hundreds of us in the Deer Run and Southpoint developments strongly object to this facility. We feel it will be a negative for us. It’s ugly, noisy and dirty. It adds greatly to the […]

Shine a Light

Success Isn’t Free By Aura Hill A 49 percent growth in usage over the past two years is a success story to cheer about. This success story is the Phoenix Youth Center [PYC] tucked away below Palmyra Public Library in an area that used to be the bowling alley in the Palmyra Municipal Building. Located just steps away from Palmyra […]

My Job

Did you take a good look at last week’s issue of The Sun? It was a great issue, wasn’t it? There were big, vibrant, compelling photos, like the shot of the burning car on the front page. (Thanks to Andy for that photo!) There were big, important, exclusive stories, like the news that Derry Township School District is preparing to […]

Hershey CWRT To Meet July 19

The Hershey Civil War Round Table (CWRT) will meet Thursday, July 19, at Country Meadows, Main Building, 451 Sand Hill Road, Hershey, at 7:30 p.m. Kristopher White, author and historian for the Penn- Trafford Recreation Board near Pittsburgh, will be the guest speaker. For more info, contact Richard Burton at 545-2336, or email him at sylvan7216@verizon.net or visit www.hersheycwrt.org. Subscription […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

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From Where I Sit

I mentioned to Editor Dave last week that I’m getting of an age where I shouldn’t be writing articles on history out of my memory of reading I have done in the distant past, and I need to check my facts before committing words to paper. Case in point my recent trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the Star Spangled […]