2012-07-12

One Long Day

Three Fires, 30 Companies

For Fire Chief Pat Leonard and the volunteers at Hershey’s “Company 48,” the first call on the morning of July 5 was straightforward, a minor mulch fire near a home on Hockersville Road. That one was dealt with quickly, but before it even could return to station, Hershey was called to another, bigger fire, this one in a barn on […]

Fun in The Sun



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Food Is Medicine

At Farmers’ Market

“You are what you eat” has never been so seriously taken as by a group of medical students, medical professionals and other volunteers, who, working with vendors at Hershey Farmers’ Market, run an initiative called Food as Medicine [FAM]. Each week, they purchase, clean, and bundle seasonal produce from market vendors and distribute it to nearby populations in need of […]

Back from The Dead

Indian Echo Hermit

Yes, it’s true. Indian Echo Caverns’ hermit, William Wilson, has been raised from the dead. Sort of. As part of the Hummelstown 250th Celebration, Indian Echo Caverns owner Edward Swartz will be dressing up as Wilson, beard and all. “William Wilson was also called the ‘Pennsylvania Hermit’ and he lived in the caverns from 1802 to 1821. He made his […]

Letters to the Editor



Should Sheetz Be Shelved? I offer the following points in reply and agreement with Don Prowell’s letter to the Editor in the July 5th issue of the Sun, regarding the proposed Sheetz site. The recent Flood of 2011 has shown us that the corner of Wood and Middletown Road, adjacent to the Church, is a poor selection for a Sheetz […]

Payne’s Report



How much can happen in 30 days? Well, from the Strawberry Festival at Frey Village on June 2, until we passed the state budget on time for the second straight year … a lot! During the days in between, Derry Township Police Department celebrated 45 years of service, and the Pennsylvania American Water plant held a dedication ceremony celebrating upgrades […]

From Where I Sit



Somebody asked me a couple weeks ago if I remembered theAgnes Flood of June 1972 and wondered why I hadn’t marked the 40th anniversary of that disaster with some comment in this column. I realized after thinking about it that my mental block against remembering that disaster had been pretty effective over the past 40 years because it was something […]

Of Fires and Hangings



This week, Hummelstown begins the celebration of its 250th birthday, and over the next two weeks, you’ll hear and read all sorts of stuff about the town’s long history. But not from me. Yes, I know, those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But really, does it matter that there was a fire in Hummelstown in […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



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Hersheypark Arena



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