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Recognized Volunteers

Written by Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:28
Of course I had to write about this one.  A huge KUDOS goes out to Adam Breneman, 18, and Devon Rodriguez-Cayro, 14, both of Mechanicsburg. These two were recently honored for their VOLUNTEER service.  It is great to see two locals receiving this award and from what I have read it was a rather nice award.  Now as I have said before people who volunteer do not expect any reward than the internal gratification they get, but it is nice when one does get something monetary in return as well.  Hopefully we can all learn from these two young men and…
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We'll be biking through the mountains...

Written by Monday, 06 May 2013 13:37
Anyone who has taken a trip west from the midstate on the Pennsylvania Turnpike past Carlisle toward Pittsburgh knows the trip involves driving through tunnels. If you first made the trip more than 45 years ago, you may have noticed something missing: three of those tunnels. Today, the trip includes tunnels at Allegheny Mountain, Tuscarora Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Blue Mountain. (There's another more recent tunnel on the Northeast Extension.) When the turnpike opened in 1940, it also included Ray's Hill, Sideling Hill and Laurel Hill tunnels. I am sure as the tunnels started disappearing from the route in the…
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How time flies.

Written by Saturday, 04 May 2013 22:23
Slow down a little and let me enjoy. This week has been a blur, truly gone and I did not stop to smell the roses. Can you say Kentucky Derby There was the United States Army Field Band and Chorus at the Middletown High School on Tues. evening and what a great performance it was. Softball games on Wed., Thurs saw me go to Linglestown for the grandson in Teener baseball, Friday work all day and then the high school softball game and we took in my grandaughters softball game at Shanmk Park in Hershey later that evening. Spent today…
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Immediate Gratification - the real story...

Written by Friday, 03 May 2013 23:56
Earlier today, I started a blog called "Immediate Gratification".  Unfortunately, I inadvertantly posted it before I was done.  I never got to the point.  The point, my point, was that we often do things that make us satisfied (note, I did not say happy) at the moment and sublimate the decisions that would better serve the future, our future...the big picture.  Why do we do this?  I'm not sure anyone can answer that because most of what we do is without conscious thought.  Rather it is about emotion and self absorption.  Let's do what feels good now and not worry…
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Immediate Gratification

Written by Friday, 03 May 2013 10:00
We live in a very very busy world...most of us find ourselves running from one thing to another in the course of a day, flopping down with exhaustion in the evening, and then tossing and turning during the night, wondering how we will get eveything all done tomorrow.  Some people, of course, have managed to organize, prioritize, reduce stress and smell the roses.  I wish I was one of those people!  Encountering the rare individual with this amazing ability is comforting, soothing and anxiety provoking because now I am going to stress out about how to be like that!!   
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Volunteering - What is it?

Written by Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:01
OK so back to the topic of volunteering.  I think I got my political comments out of the way; at least until the regular election in November.   I decided to take a quick look at the word "Volunteer", what does it mean?  How do you do it?  The word "volunteer" was first recorded in 1755.  WOW that happens to be the same year Middletown was founded! Anyway, the word volunteer is a verb which is an action.  It is a selfless act.  It is when one does something for an individual person or group without to need or desire…
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Something new

Written by Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:36
When I first got the email from the PJ asking me if I wanted to do a blog my initial thought was, sure, why not I can usually think of something to say about any thing. But when it came time to actually write something I found myself sitting at the computer screen not knowing what to say. Some of my thoughts were, what if no one listens, what will Karen think, what will my kids think (will they be embarrassed?) what if my boss sees this... And then it struck me, I really don't know what to say or…
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Wonder wear the weekend went

Written by Monday, 29 April 2013 22:26
I can not beleive where time goes, Friday a great day and got some things done. Sat. was beautiful and did some running errands and mowed the grass. Spent sometime taking some pictures and then returned to the friends house for a burger and drink. Just like that it is Sunday and we are in Shippensburg for some round robin scramages. Sure was nice enough when we left Middletown and by the time we got to Ship it got windy, colder, and later some rain drops. What happened ???? The girls played softball and did very well, my grand daughter…
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Written by Monday, 29 April 2013 11:09
First off I want to give KUDOS to the New Beginnings Church Youth Group for VOLUNTEERING and cleaning up a few locations in Middletown.  Your hard work has not gone un-noticed.    As we approach the Primary Election Day May 21st, I encourage everyone who is registered voter to get out and vote in the primaries.  Your vote does count!  Middletown is currently sitting at a cross roads.  Many people are at odds with our current borough council and quite honestly I am one of those people. I will be voting for new people to be seated on borough council.…
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Busy day, busy weekend

Written by Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:47
Wow just got home from the firehouse after cleaning the 4th oven in 3 days, what a dirty job. Done now and looking good, ready for a big wedding reception this weekend. Need to clean the bath rooms and do the vestabule windows yet and we are ready.   Great day on the softball diamond with the varsity team winning over Palmyra and the JV team winning also. Got some pix of the JV team who was at home. Some great kids there playing their hearts out. Give them credit, they do keep trying and winning some too. Friday 4/26…
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