2013-01-17

“Zero Dark Thirty”



         The decision to grant a wide release to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” was made before the Academy Award nominations were announced this past Thursday. As expected, the film managed to be one of nine to snag a Best Picture nomination. It was too little too late, however, as any hopes the film might have had at winning Best […]

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Donna Out, Donna In?

Cronin Resigns from Board

Donna Cronin has resigned from the Derry Township School District board in order to apply to become the new Hershey girls’ lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring sea­son. Cronin’s resignation was announced at the Monday, Jan. 14, meeting of the board, and the resignation took effect immediately, leaving a vacancy on the nine-member panel. “On December 13th I submitted to […]

Two Heroes Step Up

What Would You Do?

Imagine it’s 7:30 a.m. and you’re driving through Hum­melstown on your way to work, minding your own business, planning your day. Suddenly, you see a woman on the ground struggling to get away from a man who’s hitting her and trying to wrest a bag from her grip. What would you do? Last month that nightmare turned real for two […]

Editorial



Dear Governor Corbett, A few days ago, a very polite gentleman came to our office. He was a handsome gentleman, to be sure, but he would have been a lot more handsome if he hadn’t been anchored to a big, ugly walker. The big, ugly walker he’s needed since October when he was involved in an accident. He didn’t do […]

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The Sun Is Rising

What is The Sun?

This week, we mailed The Sun to more than 20,000 extra homes in the Hummelstown, Hershey and Palmyra area. Why? Well, we’re not nuts. We’re just trying to make a point. While other newspapers are cutting back, The Sun is rising. We’ve added reporters and photographers. We’ve expanded our range and our coverage. As a result, The Sun is growing […]

From Where I Sit



As I’m writing this column, crews are hard at work cleaning up the Farm Show buildings in Harrisburg, getting them ready for the upcoming Sportmen’s Show, followed by the Auto & Boat Show. It was, by all indications, a banner year, with crowds well above last year with record turnouts. This is an annual event for this writer as it […]

Defenders of the Light: Ryan Lewis



Navy Air Rescue Swimmer candidate Ryan Lewis, a 2012 Lower Dauphin graduate, successfully graduated from basic training at the Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in Chicago in December. Lewis was a member of an intensive Special Warfare Division. As a team, his division was the highest ranking division in over four years. Lewis is stationed in Pensacola, Florida, where he […]

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