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Children from Middletown invited to Penn State Harrisburg for free candy

Children from Middletown can get free candy before Trick or Treat night - thanks to students at Penn State Harrisburg.

Students who live in The Village Apartments on campus will be giving out free candy to children from Middletown up to age 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

All children attending the event must be escorted by a parent or guardian.

The candy being given away is being provided to the students by the Penn State Harrisburg Office of Residence Life. Each participating student is donating a canned food item that in turn will be donated to a local food bank by the Office of Residence Life.

This is a new event intended to foster closer ties between the Penn State Harrisburg community and Middletown residents, according to the Office of Residence Life.

So far, 16 rooms in the Village Apartments have signed up to participate -- a total of 64 students, as there are four students to a room. The number of participating students will likely grow as the sign up runs until Friday.

Parking for the event is available in the Olmsted Parking Lot at Olmsted Drive and Penn State Way, next to The Village Apartments where the students will be giving away the candy.

Students who live in the apartment complex will help direct visitors who arrive for the candy giveaway. Fliers about the candy giveaway are also being put up at various locations around Middletown.

For more information, call the Office of Residence Life at (717) 948-6269.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:21

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Oct. 22 yard, bake sale to benefit life-saving surgery



Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren Youth Group will hold its yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

The church is located between Elizabethtown and Middletown, along Route 230, at 2943 East Harrisburg Pike. 

All proceeds from the sale will go toward defraying the expenses incurred while Jeremiah Adams has his life saving surgery. The 31-year-old has a wife and three young daughters. He has a rare medical condition known as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, which can lead to heart failure.

If left untreated, this disease will give Adams only one to three years to live. His critical care physician has decided that his situation is severe enough that they have scheduled his surgery for the end of November. To read more about this story or to help support this family, and search under Jeremiah Adams. 

According to his gofundme page, he has raised about $7,700 of his $10,000 goal.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:01

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Indiantown Gap to hold 34th Veterans Day program Nov. 6

The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council will present its 34th annual Veterans Day Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, rain or shine. 

This year’s program is co-sponsored by the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council. It will be held in the PA Veterans Memorial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

James R. Metcalfe II, director, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, will welcome the audience. Col. Douglas A. Etter, senior state chaplain at the Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, will deliver the Veterans Day address. Paul F. Hastings, past national chairman, Marine Corps League of PA, will serve as master of ceremony. 

The Washington Band will play several musical selections and wreaths will be symbolically placed memorializing those who died in the service of their country. 

The Avenue of Flags will be flown until Nov. 19. The Avenue of Flags is made up of casket flags that have been donated by veterans’ families. State, territories and service flags will also be flown. 

Massed colors will also be displayed as part of the program. Veterans and service organizations are encouraged to bring their organizational and national colors for the parade of flags. No side arms are needed. 

Shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking areas to the cemetery will be provided. 

Due to limited seating, it is suggested attendees bring lawn chairs. 

For more, contact Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, 717-865-5254, or Liz McCleaster, public affairs, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, 267-736-5066 or 215-233-2728.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:55

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20 Years Ago 10/12/2016

20YearsAgo10192016Press And Journal File Photo - 1993 Homecoming Queen – Middletown Area High School senior Danielle Givler, left, appeared before her many new fans at last Saturday afternoon’s Homecoming event at Memorial Field. With escort Matthew Golden, right, at her side, Danielle was overjoyed to be crowned 1993 Homecoming Queen.


From The Wednesday, October 20, 1993 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Middletown School Planners Review ‘Needs’ Survey Of District Residents

 If you had $1,000 to give to the Middletown Area School District and were asked to decide how the money would be spent, what would you do with it? 

 Would you spend all the money on one particular facet of education in the District, such as an academic program or sport, or would you prefer to divide it equally among all the various areas of service?

 One thousand area residents were recently asked what they would do in that hypothetical situation, along with 55 other questions seeking their opinions about the District and its various operations.

For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:50

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Londonderry Fire Company Open House

LondonderryFire3Press And Journal photo by Eric Wise

Friends and neighbors visited Londonderry Fire Company Sunday, Oct. 16, for the company’s annual open house.

Members of the company took guests for a ride in the two engines and tanker truck, showing off the lights, sirens and air horns as they approached the fire house. Neighbor company, Middletown Fire Company 88 provided selected guests a bird’s eye view from Truck 88’s 95-foot Aerialscope.

The balmy fall day provided a steady stream of guests who browsed fire safety information inside the station, which featured displays of items that caused fires, from faulty electrical devices to a variety of items whose improper use started fires in homes.

To see more Press And Journal photos by Eric Wise of the Londonderry Fire Company Open House, check out our print edition or click here for our E-edition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:19

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