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Out & About: National Night Out in Royalton, Highspire and Steelton


From dancers and drummers to duck races and painted faces, there was much to see and do during the region’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5.


Hundreds of children and adults attended events in Royalton, Highspire and Steelton. Police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel were on hand in each borough for meet-and-greets with residents in an effort to improve community camaraderie and fight crime.


Each town offered food, vendors, games and fun, but each also had their unique touches.

In Royalton, children took turns participating in a bike rodeo and getting their photos taken on Officer Robert Givler’s motorcycle.


In Steelton, people lined Front Street to watch the Steelton Elk Steppers perform.


In Highspire, dozens of ducks drifted down Burd Run at Memorial Park during a Duck Race, with a crowd of children following their trek along the bank, hoping their duck crossed the finish line first.


See who joined in on the fun!


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8 13 1423 YEARS AGO - A Talk With Santa – Christmas in July is always a special treat for the campers at the Easter Seals Society’s Camp Harmony Hall in Lower Swatara Township. Santa arrived at the local camp Sunday thanks to the folks from the Lower Swatara Township Volunteer Fire Co. Santa was atop a tanker with its sirens blaring. He greeted all of the children with hugs and kisses, joined in the singing of Christmas carols and of course presented special gifts to each camper. Pictured is 12-year-old Kelly Ring at a “Light Talker” communicating with Santa (Frank Linn). The machine is activated by a light from a device on Kelly’s head allowing her to select phrases from a board that Santa is pointing to.

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Out & About: Middletown Night Out


It featured everything from face painting to free train rides to a fierce-looking falcon (an intriguing attraction brought by ZooAmerica). Middletown Night Out was a fun festival at two locations – Hoffer Park and Oak Hills Park – on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and, incredibly, it was free.


Games, cupcake decorating, music – so many things to see. 


Of course, it also featured the men and women who keep us safe – police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews.


Its purpose was to introduce the community to those who protect it, and vice versa, as a way to join everyone together in the fight against crime.


See who was there!



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THE LIFE AQUATIC: Scouts sail, study Chesapeake at nautical summer camp


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Located on the Chesapeake Bay with over a mile of shoreline, Camp Rodney, North End, Md., boasts one of the top aquatic programs in the country for Boy Scouts.

Londonderry Twp.’s Troop 97 can attest to that: The Scouts recently returned from a weeklong adventure that included high-adventure sailing, swimming and other activities at the bay.. .. 


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THE STORY OF TEAM SPICY: In Highspire, a rugby tournament honors the memory of a departed teammate


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L.J. Miller played out many moments on the rugby pitch barefoot. He may not have worn cleats, but he always wore a smile – the same way he lived his life.

It’s how the dozens of his brothers and sisters – his teammates on the the Harrisburg Rugby Club – remember him. Goofy and giving, full of happiness and heart.

“He was outgoing, always having fun, the butt of jokes most of the time, but he loved it,” said Mike Crockett, a friend and teammate.

James “L.J.” Clipp Miller was killed in a car accident in February 2013 on Interstate 83. The loss of Miller tore everyone apart, but also brought everyone together . . .


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