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23 Years Ago: 2/11/15


2 11 1523 YEARS AGO - Fairy Tale Friends – Heidi Schlehr is the center of attention between Mother Goose and the Pied Piper during one of the many programs in the Middletown Library’s recent program “Wheels, Wings ‘N’ Words.”



From The Wednesday, February 12, 1992 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


Police Could Be 

Going To The Dogs


 First, there were the bicycle patrols in Lower Swatara Township. And now, while that concept in police work is being used in other Dauphin County communities, it appears that the Lower Swatara Township Police Department may be going to the dogs.


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Out & About: Capital Area Extreme’s Pancake Breakfast


There was a lot of flips at the Capital Area Extreme (CAX) cheerleading teams’ Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Royalton Borough Building. Lots of pancakes were flipped on the grill during the fund-raising breakfast – and lots of sausage was fried, lots of coffee was poured.


The goal was to raise $1,000 for expenses for CAX’s competitions. It costs $100 per youth to compete in recreational tournaments, said Michelle Noon, secretary/treasruer of the Capital Area Recreational Extreme Booster Club.


CAX includes girls and boys age 5 to 18 from Middletown, Elizabethtown, Steelton and Harrisburg.


See who was there!


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis




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Out & About: Middletown Area High School Band Boosters’ Souper Saturday

 The New England Patriots were super in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, but the chicken corn soup was hard to beat the night before at the Middletown Area High School Band Boosters’ Souper Saturday at the school cafeteria.


Not only were there delicious homemade soups, salads and desserts at the fundraising event on Saturday, Jan. 31, but also music by the Middletown Area High School Jazz Band.


And there was dancing.


See who was there!


Photos by Jodi Ocker 



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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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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!

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