2015-12-03

“The Good Dinosaur”



            In reading reviews of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” I’ve noticed a lot of critics making fun of the film’s title. Some are calling it “The Bad Dinosaur.” Most recognize that it deserves better and call it “The Mediocre Dinosaur” or something middling like that. I think that “The Good Dinosaur” is accurate enough, though given the heights reached by […]

Supers OK HDC Plan



condos on Top The Derry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the land development plan for the new “Hershey Downtown Center” at its Nov. 24 meeting. The center is at the old post office site in downtown Hershey. The 169 Chocolate Group plan calls for the restoration and expansion of the old post office building (Phase I) and the construction […]

‘A Very Big Hit’



Members of Palmyra Borough Council made two big financial decisions at their Tuesday, Nov. 24, meeting. Initially, council members unanimously voted to take out a loan of up to $3 million for necessary repairs to the sinkholes that have been problematic in the borough. Brad Remig, from Public Financial Management, was in attendance to discuss the different loan options and […]

Letter to the Editor



In our Nov. 19 issue, I wrote an open letter to Sun Country’s legislators opposing the expansion of the sales tax. Senator Rob Teplitz responded … The Property Tax Independence Act (Senate Bill 76), calls for a broad expansion of the sales tax, including food, clothing, cable television, professional services, and newspapers. Legislative proponents of that bill attempted to insert […]

A Bunch of Tunes



The number is 78.8. Got it? 78.8 Don’t forget that number. We’ll get back to it later. There’s been a lot of bad news lately. Around the world, the death cult known as Daesh (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL) has brutally murdered thousands of innocents. Not just Parisians, but Russians, Syrians, Kurds, Iraqis, Egyptians and more. (Indeed, most of the victims […]

Think Summer, Summer Jobs



Hersheypark is hosting a Job Fair and Interview Event for part-time and seasonal employees Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4 to 8 p.m. at Giant Center. A wide variety of seasonal positions for the 2016 summer season are available for people ages 16 and older. “Hersheypark is a fun and exciting place to work, employees are able to make money and meet […]

From Where I Sit



Had a rather interesting week just past for several reasons, plus I want to do some catching up on other items of interest. Started Monday, Nov. 23, when I joined several other veterans back at Lower Dauphin High School for the second year of “Visit With Veterans,” a program put together by teacher Steff Chortanoff where, as Steff pointed out, […]

LD Singers In concerts



Several Lower Dauphin High School singers have performed at Susquehanna University in the past month. On Nov. 10, the Women’s Select Choir was selected to perform at the Susquehanna University High School Treble Choir Invitational. The girls had the opportunity to work with Susquehanna University professors Julia Thorn and Jason Vodicka, observe the university choir, and perform in Stretansky Hall. […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



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Back in the Train Game



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