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Out & About: Halloween Parade

Penn state girls volleyball teamPhoto by Gabe Mink -- Penn State Harrisburg girls volleyball team.

Middletown's annual Kiwanis Club Halloween Parade drew huge crowds Monday night.

For more photos of the Middletown Kiwanis Club Halloween Parade by Gabe Mink, check out our print edition or click here for our E-edition.

Spider Sorceress Ava Haldeman and Gecko Levi Haldeman of MiddletownPhoto by Gabe Mink -- Spider Sorceress Ava Haldeman (left) and Gecko Levi Haldeman of Middletown

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:52

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23 Years Ago: 10/12/2016

23yearsago10.12.1623 YEARS AGO - Court Date Set – You are cordially invited to Memorial Field on Sat., Oct. 16 for Middletown Area High School’s Homecoming festivities. One of the ladies above will be this year’s queen. Pictured from left are Danielle Givler, Erin Bachman, Leslie Voithofer, Keri Pilkerton and Rosella Randazzo. They will be escorted by the young men in front of them, from left: Matthew Golden, Joshua Koch, Robert Smith, Jason Drayer and David Kluz.

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 It is a $1.6 million project. The building plans show it to be a 44,500-square-foot structure that will be situated on the southeast corner of the site housing the Mid-Town Plaza.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:43

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Out & About: Daddy-Daughter Dance 2016

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The Daddy-Daughter Dance was held Friday, Oct. 7, at Sunset Golf Course Clubhouse. There was music, food, drinks and snacks along with, of course, dancing.

To see more photos of the Daddy-Daughter Dance by Earl Hammaker Jr., check out our print edition or click here for our E-edition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:13

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6 Things you didn't know about hydrant flushing

HydrantFlushPress And Journal Staff Photo by Jason Maddux -- Suez personnel wrapped up fire hydrant testing and flushing on Friday, Sept. 30. This hydrant is at the corner of East Emaus and North Pine streets.



Suez personnel were busy in Middletown last week flushing fire hydrants, so we asked the company for some details about why it goes through this process.

Treva Spencer, the manager of communications and community relations for the Northeast Division of Suez, gave us some answers.

1. Why are hydrants flushed?

We flush hydrants for maintenance of the hydrants and to ensure that the water system cleared. It is a routine flushing and testing of hydrants to make sure they are operational.  This helps to get the minerals out of the water system.

2. How often are hydrants flushed? 

Hydrants are flushed on an annual basis.

3. How much water is expelled at every hydrant?

Water expelled varies; approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons per hydrant.

4. Why does the water get discolored?

Water can become discolored because we are stirring the minerals that naturally lie at the bottom of the pipes.

5. If your water is discolored, do you have to boil it to drink it?

No. We ask that you run your water until it is clear. If there is an issue or concern, we ask that customers contact us for further instructions.

6. How many hydrants are located in the borough of Middletown?

There are approximately 150 hydrants in the borough of Middletown.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:39

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Out & About: Taking to the field with field hockey

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The Middletown Area High School Blue Raiders field hockey team has had a tough season, standing at 2-9 overall and 0-6 in the Mid-Penn Capital Division. Here’s a look at the team with highlights from games throughout the season.

For more photos by Don Graham of Blue Raiders field hockey, check out our print edition or click here for our E-edition.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 13:13

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