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23 Years Ago: 12/17/2014

12 17 1423 YEARS AGO - Soccer Parents ‑ In recognition of parents who stood beside them through 12 years of formal education, various sports endeavors and countless life experiences, the parents of senior soccer players for the Blue Raiders class of 1991 were recognized at a recent game at War Memorial Field. The seniors pictured with their parents are: Mario Bologna, Jon Cross, Sean Furjanic, Brian McCoy, Matt Messick and Mike Miller.

 

From The Wednesday,
December 18, 1991 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Cecil ‘Bends’ Nature's Rules To Locate Water.


 Finding water with a stick or “dousing” ‑ a sham? Just a coincidence? Nothing but a trick? Could it be magic? Just luck? Pure nonsense? Middletown’s Cecil Downing admits there's nothing scientific about the way he uses a “dowsing” rod to find underground water sources. But over the years, he has had remarkable success at selecting sites for prospective wells.

 


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Penn State Harrisburg performs winter concert

chambersingers12 17 14webPress And Journal Photo by Jim Lewis - The Penn State Harrisburg Chamber Singers perform Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus.’’


Penn State Harrisburg gave Middletown a musical gift for Christmas, performing a free concert featuring its Campus Choir on Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Spring Street.

The university’s Chamber Singers, Guitar Ensemble, Men’s Barbershop Quartet and Women’s Barbershop Quartet also performed in the “Solace and Celebration’’ concert in the church sanctuary.

The music included everything from Mozart and Chopin to Sammy Cahn’s and Jule Styne’s “Let It Snow’’ and an a cappella arrangement of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.’’

choir12 17 14webPress And Journal photo by Jim Lewis - The Penn State Harrisburg Campus Choir sings during a concert at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown.


guitars12 17 14webPress And Journal photo by Jim Lewis - The Penn State Harrisburg Guitar Ensemble plays “Christmas Concerto Pastorale.’’



 

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Londonderry Twp. Scouts collect 400 items for local food bank

scoutsfoodpic12 17 14Submitted photo -- Members of Cub Scout Pack 97 and Boy Scout Troop 97 who collected food items for the Grace Chapel Food Bank in Londonderry Twp. were, from left: kneeling, Jason O’Donnell and Gabe Silks; front row, Toby Hanft, Colton Matako, Tom Hanft, Phoenix Sauter, Kyle Hoyt, Alex Grab and Ben Spangenberg; back row, Cole Carlson, Jake O’Donnell, Garrett Little, Brayden Harris, Christopher Kiessling and Mitch Lee.

 

Cub Scout Pack 97 and Boy Scout Troop 97 of Londonderry Twp. joined together to help their neighbors in need when they held their annual food drive, collecting about 400 canned and packaged food items for a township food bank.

 


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Santa returns to Middletown

 

Santa Claus will return to the Swatara Ferry House Landing at South Union and Ann streets in Middletown from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 and 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21.

His visits are sponsored by the Middletown Area Historical Society.

 

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Out & About: Santa Claus Arrives in Middletown

He left the sleigh and eight tiny reindeer at home, but Santa Claus still arrived in style in his first appearance in Middletown, riding in the borough’s sky-blue Bluebird fire truck on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Swatara Ferry House Landing.


He greeted a group of boys and girls for about two hours, listening to wish lists and handing out candy and small toys.


His visit was sponsored by the Middletown Area Historical Society.


See who was there!

 

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