2017-07-13

“Spider-Man: Homecoming”



            For most of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” I didn’t see why the movie was getting so much praise from critics. I didn’t like Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, I was underwhelmed by the villain Vulture (Michael Keaton), I was annoyed by almost all of Peter’s friends and classmates, and the action, development, and conflicts were completely standard for […]

Cop’s Home Firebombed



‘Molotov Cocktail’ Hummelstown Police are investigating an incident in which a “Molotov cocktail” was reportedly thrown at the home of a police officer on the 100 block of Cameron Avenue. Fire crews were called to the scene around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, July 6, for a reported “dwelling fire.” When crews arrived at the scene, they discovered a broken window and […]

“The Voice” Star Blake Shelton



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‘It Must Make Income’

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Nearly two years after The Sun first reported on plans to build “a small town” west of the Med Center, the Hershey Trust Company unveiled those plans at the Cocoa Beanery on July 10. More than 100 citizens attended the event where numerous representatives were available for comment about the development – now called “Hershey West End” – that covers […]

M&H And UPS?



‘High Standards’ While plans for M&H Railroad’s proposal to move its interchange point from Middletown to Hummelstown are reviewed by the state, a possible motivation for the move has come to light. It involves a project being considered just outside Sun Country, in Lower Swatara Township. A new UPS facility would be located on the 2100 block of North Union […]

Rule 16



I need a helicopter. It would be great. We’d fly it from the top of The Sun Tower to rapidly reach fires and floods and other unfortunate incidents, bringing you first-class coverage of, well, fires and floods and other unfortunate incidents. But, you ask, where is The Sun Tower? Well, I need that too. I envision building it smack dab […]

Letters to the Editor



The Learn-to-Swim program sponsored by the Hummelstown Rotary and The Hummelstown Swim Club was held for two weeks from June 19 to June 30, 2017. First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Sun for publishing the Learn to Swim program dates and times for us. Your continued support is very helpful to this program. Secondly, I […]

That’s Life



Garden on Wheels Food-truck mania has transformed dining from coast to coast, filling city streets with rolling restaurants that offer everything from crepes to chow mein. But few of the four-wheeled food wagons actually haul around the gardens where they get their fruits and vegetables. One local social advocate is trying to change that in an unusual way. Michael Macchioni, […]

From Where I Sit



So how was your July 4th holiday? Editor Dave and Deb headed north to the 1000 Islands while Rosemary and I headed south to our usual July 4th hideaway … Chincoteague, Va. Bad weather was predicted for the east coast, but the rain never arrived in Chincoteague. Was overcast for the three days, but we even got some sun on […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



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