“Alien: Covenant”

            I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “Alien” franchise, including the original film from 1979. Maybe it’s because I’ve been raised on movies that rip it off, or maybe it’s because that big surprise scare was spoiled for me long before I saw it, but I see it as little more than characters skulking around a spaceship waiting […]

Fishing Derby

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DTSD to Cut YAG Advisers

‘Shocked’ Students Speak Hershey High School students and recent graduates who are passionate about their Youth and Government Club came to the Derry Township School Board to beg school officials to keep the club advisers, Rick Teetsel and Sheila Hoover. The school board will not be renewing annual contracts for Teetsel and Hoover. Superintendent Joseph McFarland said it was a […]

What Are They Doing?

PPL and Pipeline Progress

Two high-profile construction projects have begun slicing through Sun Country. First, PPL has begun rebuilding transmission lines connected to its substation along Route 322 south of Hummelstown. But the big one is construction of Sunoco’s “Mariner East II” pipeline, which will run thorough Londonderry, Derry, Conewago and South Londonderry townships. The Sun has extensively covered the pipeline project since 2013. […]

‘Little Sugar Bombs’

From Bainbridge to Hershey Fourth generation farmer Steve Prescott from Bainbridge leaned over one of the long bushy rows of strawberry plants, reaching beneath the leaves to check the ripeness of the fruit. For the 17 years he has farmed Prescott’s Patch, and for the generations that preceded him, they have always grown strawberries. “We have always been known for […]

Day to Day

You just never know what kind of question you’re going to be asked when you pick up the phone here at The Sun. Some are happy … How do I get an engagement announcement into the paper? Just email a high-resolution picture and a simple text with the basic info to news@thesunontheweb.com. (Oh, and The Sun doesn’t charge for engagement […]

Letters to the Editor

Everywhere I turn, I hear people talking about activism. Well, here are some good examples of turning talk into action … The 5K Hummelstown Hunger Run was a huge success for the 3rd year in a row. Thanks to the 250 participants, 78 amazing volunteers and the generous support of 117 businesses and many individual donors we donated over $17,000 […]

That’s Life

13 Reasons Why … Not?

Hundreds of movies light up theater and television screens every year, but few prompt public school superintendents to take the unusual step of warning parents about their content. While you may not have heard of “13 Reasons Why,” your child or grandchild probably has. And chances are they’ve watched the Netflix series, which depicts a year in the life of […]

From Where I Sit

Was checking my calendar last Saturday just to see what is coming up in the area that I want or am obligated to participate in. Started off last Sunday with the annual awards luncheon at Harrisburg Country Club for the Harris Ferry Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The SAR conducts a number of different competitions for young people […]

‘Everybody Knows’

Fighting Addiction The fight against heroin and opioid addiction has a new adversary: FAMS (Fighting Addiction Middletown Style). After six overdose deaths and many more unreported ones struck Middletown in 2017, resident Rhonda Spencer posted on Facebook in March asking if anyone wanted to get together to raise awareness about the epidemic. Another resident, Donna Kreider, responded and FAMS was […]