2019-04-25

Sun Country Stud

Smarty Jones captivated the nation with his near-Triple Crown victory in 2004 and is now living the good life at a farm in East Hanover Township. He’s no longer racing, but our lloyd Reigel paid him a visit to see how he’s doing. For more, see Page 13. Photo: Jeff Ruppenthal. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to […]

What’s The Plan?


When the Derry Township Board of Supervisors rejected all the construction bids for the $32 million community center, it basically forced the project to start over. The planned facility would have included a 50-meter indoor pool for aquatic competitions and year-round public use. But it remains to be decided if a new plan will include that competition pool, and it’s […]

Recent Repaving of Route 422

The recent repaving of Route 422 in Hershey has unveiled a small section of trolley tracks where the streetcars would have come off West Chocolate Avenue onto First Street and into the West Car Barn complex. Pictured (above) is Trolley No. 7 on that very stretch of tracks, with present-day Simmons Motel in the background. The Hershey Transit Company operated […]

What Ever Happened To …


It surprises a lot of people that we only have three full-time employees at The Sun. We wear a lot of hats here and you have to if you work for an independent weekly newspaper. We aren’t part of some big corporation that can afford to be bloated and overstaffed. We have a great part-time staff, too. In fact, a […]

Letters to the Editor

I was disheartened to pick up my recent copy of The Sun to find an article that felt like I was still reading from the Patriot News, which I cancelled a few years ago after subscribing for close to 30 years. I stayed with The Sun because it is a pleasant break from the non-stop Main Stream Media negativity and […]

The Real Scene


A misunderstood and little-known loan product could be the answer to your house-buying woes. Let’s say you’ve been out looking at homes to buy. You’ve found something; it’s the right size, great location, perfect yard. If it weren’t for that darned master—there’s no master bath! Here’s something that will rock your world: A loan product that allows you to renovate […]

From Where I Sit


So, how was your Easter weekend? Rosemary and I did what has become our traditional trip down the Turnpike to Broomall and daughter Tracy’s home where we spend Saturday afternoon coloring Easter eggs with the grandkids, watch the Phillies game that night with a couple of adult beverages and to bed. Then, son Bill and family show up on Sunday […]

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A New Bloomfield man was taken to the hospital after his vehicle experienced a “mechanical failure” and struck a semi in the opposing lane on the 4600 block of the East Harrisburg Pike on April 19, police said. According to police, Joshua T. Eisenhour, 35, was driving eastbound around 10:30 a.m. when he lost control of his 1993 Volkswagen Golf […]