“Star Trek Beyond”

            The “Star Trek” franchise turns 50 this year and is celebrating with a new film. “Star Trek Beyond” is a mediocre outing that is memorable for two reasons: it says a heartfelt goodbye to the iconic character of Spock following the 2015 death of Leonard Nimoy; and it is the final “Trek” film to feature Anton Yelchin as Pavel […]

Hope For Post Office

$1.4 Million lien As a new developer expresses interest in the Hershey Downtown Center project site, the former post office site in downtown Hershey, more problems are becoming evident for current developer 169 Chocolate Group. The Sun has learned a Mechanics Lien has been filed against 169 Chocolate Group by Weidner Construction Services (WCS). The lien is seeking $1,440,418.13, plus […]

An Engineer, Female

‘I Was Terrified’

In last week’s issue, Corinne Lippe detailed the inspirations – and obstacles – she faced as a girl studying engineering at Hershey High School. Then came college … Part 2 of 2 As a freshman at Cornell, I was terrified. The work was long and intense. I also felt outranked. I thought everyone else was doing better than me and […]

Drying Out The Barn

MHS Wins Appeal The Ole Barn restaurant on Route 322 has officially lost its liquor license after the Milton Hershey School’s (MHS) appeal of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) decision was upheld July 19 by Dauphin County District Judge Andrew Dowling. Tamar Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Alicia Winters and Mark Winters appealed the PLCB decision with MHS. Dowling wrote, “We […]

Stick Around

“Low oil prices today may be setting the world up for an oil shortage as early as 2016. Today we have just 2% more crude oil supply than demand and the price of gasoline is under $2.00/gallon in Texas. If oil supply falls too far, we could see gasoline prices doubling within 18 months.” – Dan Steffens in OilPrice.com, Dec. […]

Letters to the Editor

Before we get started, a little warning … All of us here at The Sun will take our annual summer vacation from Thursday, Aug. 4, to Wednesday, Aug. 10. That means there will be no issue of The Sun on Aug. 11. So if you need an ad, an announcement or anything else published before then, hustle it to us […]

Gone, Not Forgotten

Tickets on Sale Aug. 1 The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society’s fourth annual Preservation Tour, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” will take place Saturday, Sept. 17. This year’s tour will showcase long-gone structures of local interest, such as the Hershey Creamery, Tea House, Day School, HersheyPark Ballroom, and stories of Joe the Hermit. Guests of the tour will be transported site to […]

From Where I Sit

Spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon just past doing a “talkback” following the Hershey Area Playhouse’s production of “South Pacific,” based on author James Michener’s book by the same name. As mentioned last week, I talked about what it was like growing up on the “home front” and what I had observed and later, following my own Army time, locating my […]

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