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A sweet New Year’s Eve


highspire12 31 14Candy is dropped during Highspire’s New Year’s Eve party in 2013.


Looking for a New Year’s Eve party?


Highspire will welcome 2015 with a New Year’s bash from 10 p.m. on Wednesday,
Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1 at Memorial Field.


Candy will be dropped from a symbolic candy box – the borough once was home to Knight’s Candy Store, a local chocolatier – at midnight.


Noisemakers and hats will be available.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 20:32

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Out & About: Community Blood Drive at Mid Penn Bank


And you thought that all you get from donating blood is the satisfaction of doing a good deed –  plus some yummy cookies and orange juice.


How about a T-shirt and a free ticket to the Pennsylvania Auto Show, which starts on Jan. 29? You got both if you were one of the folks who rolled up their sleeve during the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank’s community blood drive on Saturday, Dec. 27 at Mid Penn Bank in Lower Swatara Twp.


At least 15 people donated blood during the three-hour event, which was held in the Bloodmobile parked at the Mid Penn Bank branch at 1100 Spring Garden Dr.


We didn’t see a single person faint.


To learn more about the blood bank and upcoming blood drives, call 1-800-771-0059 or go to


Press and Journal Photos by Dan Miller 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 20:09

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23 Years Ago: 11/5/2014

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23 YEARS AGO - D.C. Appearance – U.S. Congressman Tom Ridge (PA-21), a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans Committee (right) welcomes Middletown’s Dominic DiFrancesco, National Commander of the American Legion to a joint House and Senate Veterans committee hearing. During the hearing DeFrancesco presented the American Legion’s legislative program to the group.




From The Wednesday, November 6, 1991, Edition 

Of The Press And Journal

Camp’s 40th Year Marks Special Need


 Although the swimming pool is still, the lodge is empty, and the last campers have said good-bye, preparations are well underway for the 40th anniversary season at Camp Harmony Hall in Lower Swatara Township.

 For the Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, the eight-week summer camping session is merely the culmination of a full year’s effort in education, training and coordination.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:27

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OUT AND ABOUT: Londonderry Fire Company's First Fish Fry

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Hundreds of local residents went fishing on Friday, March 21 – at Londonderry Fire Company’s first annual Fish Fry.

Lemon pepper haddock, crab cakes, breaded shrimp, steamed shrimp – fish filets with vegetables, fish on sandwich buns, fish and shellfish were abundant, a local treat for those observing Lent or those who just love fish.

The fire company, at 2655 Foxianna Road, will hold a fish fry every Friday during Lent, through April 18.

Here’s who was on the scene at the latest fish fry – at the table and in the kitchen!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:40

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014 14:11

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