2015-10-15

“Pan”



            “Pan,” the well-meaning prequel to “Peter Pan,” already has a reputation as one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year. Honestly, it’s not that bad. The kids at my screening actually seemed to be eating it up. I almost want to give it a good review to somewhat balance out all the unfairly scathing reviews I’ve […]

Heaven Bound



Shooting Video Unveiled

In Kassick v. Hummelstown

The public has yet to see the Taser video showing the February shooting of David Kassick by Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle. However, the complaint filed by Kassick’s estate last week gives the public a peek, arguably a biased one, of what the video shows. The federal civil rights complaint includes a series of statements, which appear to be based […]

Higher Taxes, Lower Bids

In South Londonderry

At the Oct. 12, 2015, South Londonderry Township budget workshop, township manager Shawn Arbaugh gave it to them straight: Taxes will go up. If the 2016 draft budget is approved in December, South Londonderry’s tax burden is projected to see a 0.197 mil tax increase to 17.3495 mils. Currently, South Annville is the only proximate municipality with a lower overall […]

Overflowing With Girls



For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Hershey High School’s Shreya Thakur traveled to India to teach CPR and first aid. She wrote for The Sun about her adventure … Two hundred pairs of eyes stared up at me. They all expected something of this strange English-speaking girl who carried inflatable dolls and giant posters, and anxiety plagued me as […]

Letters to the Editor



First, a note from the parents and family of 13-year-old Maggie Ross, whose death we covered in last week’s issue of The Sun … Maggie’s family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the overwhelming community love, respect and support during this most difficult time. The well wishes, food, prayers, cards and social media postings have truly helped bring us […]

From Where I Sit



Was another of those busy weeks with a lot going on. Not surprisingly, from Wednesday through Saturday it mostly had to do with the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) car show and flea market. I don’t prowl the aisles of the flea market as in years past as I’m neither restoring or looking for another old car. In fact, […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



Galaxy is a very sweet, very lovable cat with a special need. He was found one terribly cold night when he was trying to get into someone’s home. He’s about 2 years old and was already neutered when rescued by Castaway Critters. However, he tested positive for FIV. FIV is an immune deficiency that can make a cat more vulnerable […]

Defenders of the Light:

Captain James Turk

U.S. Army Captain James Turk, son of Doug and Grainne Turk of Hershey, recently returned from Afghanistan. A Special Operations Officer, Turk was deployed to a Forward Operating Base near the Pakistan border. Shortly before his return, he was awarded a Bronze Star medal for his service working directly with his counterparts in the Afghan Army. Captain Turk returned to […]

Do Not Pass Go



People die. Every day. In fact, the number of people who die every day around the world is something like 155,000, depending on whose statistics you’re reading. Still, the death of Maggie Ross hit Sun Country hard last week. She was 13. She was beautiful. She was loved. And in an instant, she was gone. The teenage years are filled […]