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23 Years Ago: 11/5/2014

Tom Ridge

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 16:27

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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 18:40

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Snow Scenes 1/3/14

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014 09:11

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Like carols? Kierch hosts sing-along

A community carol sing-along will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at historic Sant Peter’s Kierch, North Union and High streets Middletown.


Among the carols that will be sung by candlelight: “Joy to the World,’’ “We Three Kings’’ and “Silent Night.’’


Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterward.


The Kierch, built in 1767, is on the National Register of Historic Structures. It is the oldest standing Lutheran church in Dauphin County.

If you go, you should dress warmly, for the Kierch has no heat.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:47

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Ryan's Legacy: How a Steel-High football star’s death touched friends and family - and saved the lives of strangers

 

Standing on the track around the football field on Steelton’s Cottage Hill, Alison Mohn embraces a family friend, Mitchell, rubbing his head. “That’s how Ryan’s hair felt,” Alison says, a pang of pain in her voice. ryanpool8 21 13

It’s been almost 10 years since her son, Ryan Lee Mohn, the star quarterback on Steelton-Highspire’s football team, died from injuries he sustained in a car accident, but as the months and years pass, the reminders never fade away.

Some friends and family close to him have inked their remembrances on themselves – tattoos of his jersey numbers, angel wings and crosses. And a number of strangers have a reminder, too, a piece of Ryan that they literally carry with them.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 17:38

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