Bob at the Movies: Pitch Perfect 3

By Bob GarverWhen we last saw the a cappella group The Bellas in “Pitch Perfect 2,” most of them were graduating college and the sky was the limit for their futures. But, as we see in clips of a documentary being made by the franchise’s oddly Bella-obsessed commentary team (John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks), things aren’t so sunshiny out […]

Light Up The Night

‘Stuff the Squad Car’

For A Brighter Christmas

Christmas morning was a bit brighter for 76 families in Palmyra Area School District (PASD), thanks to the thoughtful actions of students, staff, athletes, churches, businesses and community members and South Londonderry Township Police Department. Lindsay Knepp, PASD School Social Worker who coordinates the effort districtwide, said that she and her group of “Santa’s elves” start work in October. “In […]

Dropping The Ball

Years ago, New Year’s Eve in Sun Country was something to really get excited about. In Hummelstown, you had the Lollipop Drop, which included a scheduled M&H passenger train that would come from Middletown to drop off partygoers. The train was canceled several years back and the Lollipop Drop was shelved after the 2012 celebration. In Palmyra, a shoe was […]

Letters to the Editor

In the summer of 2016, a 10-mile stretch of Route 322/422 from the Eisenhower interchange in Swatara Township to Orchard Road in Hershey was repaved. As part of that project, the signage instructing motorists how to merge was changed where Route 422 is reduced to one lane, West of Mill Street at the Exxon gas station. We kick off this […]

From Where I Sit

So how was your Christmas and New Year’s celebration? For us, Christmas means hitting the road to visit the kids and get home Christmas night late and just fall into bed. We are fortunate in that both our kids live right here in eastern Pennsylvania and we get to see them and the grandkids for all the holidays and grandkids’ […]

That’s Life

Far From Home

After the storms devastated their island paradise, they left tropical jungles and sun-drenched beaches to live in a cold, dark, strange place thousands of miles away from home. For those displaced students – ages K4 to high school – Lebanon is about as far from Puerto Rico as you can get. Some of the children traveled the long journey from […]

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This Week Around Hershey

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