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Don’t forget to changes clocks for daylight-saving time before bed Saturday: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 3/6/19

Welcome, March! Hurry up, spring!

You know, March can be such an ornery month. I can’t say it is like this all the time. I remember, some years having all yard work completed by mid-March. …

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Don’t forget to changes clocks for daylight-saving time before bed Saturday: LaVonne Ackerman

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Welcome, March! Hurry up, spring!

You know, March can be such an ornery month. I can’t say it is like this all the time. I remember, some years having all yard work completed by mid-March. You have to love March when it comes in like a lamb and just stays that way. Come on, March. Be nice!

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead when you go to bed Saturday! Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. You lose an hour, but you have to be excited about the light!

Have a fantastic week and be sure to share your news with me via email.

Birthdays

Happy 24th cake day to Garry Woodley of Middletown on Wednesday, March 6. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Garry!

Michael Cleland of Lower Swatara Township hits cake day No. 21 on March 6. Wishing you a wonderful landmark big-deal birthday Wednesday, Michael!

Rosanna Tully of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song Wednesday, March 6. I hope this is a beautiful sound to your ears and your day is full of all kinds of happy!

Happy last teener birthday to Morgan Kennedy of Lower Swatara. She turn 19 on Wednesday, March 6. Enjoy it all week long, Morgan!

Happy confetti-popping 22nd birthday to Emily Bendgen on Wednesday, March 6. Wishing you a day of warm breezes and sunny skies!

Best wishes for a delightful Thursday birthday to Ann Turns, former Lower Swatara secretary. May your March 7 be so fine!

Elliot and Bailey Hill mark their 24th balloon-flying day on Friday, March 8. Enjoy your weekend, guys!

Happy big-deal birthday to Noah Yeich of Lower Swatara on Saturday. This guy turns 18 on March 9. Congrats to you, Noah!

Bill Mattes of Lower Swatara marks his me-holiday on Saturday, March 9. Have a super day, Bill!

Best wishes to Rose Michalek of Lower Swatara. Rose turns 92 on Sunday, March 10. May this be a special day for you!

Brian Yeich of Lower Swatara gets his own cake on Sunday, March 10 as he celebrates his just-spiffy day. Happy birthday, Brian!

Craig Duke of Royalton celebrates his snappy-happy birthday on Monday, March 11. Wishing you a wonderful week celebrating, Craig!

Happy high-five day to Randy Breon of Lower Swatara on March 11. May your Monday be just marvelous and the best birthday yet!

Michelle Wagner of Lower Swatara will observe her cupcake day on Monday, March 11. I hope your day is just how you like it. Happy birthday to you!

Hey, Denise Giulivo, formerly of Lower Swatara. Happy birthday to you on Tuesday, March 12. You are a sweet lady. Wishing you a sweeter day!

Anniversaries

Happy 51st wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shaffer Jr. of Middletown. Congrats and best wishes to you both on Saturday, March 9.

Roy and Pam Shonk of Londonderry Township were married on March 12, 1994. Happy silver anniversary as you celebrate 25 years together on Tuesday.

Dean’s list

Congratulations to senior Dagen Hughes of Lower Swatara Township on his fall 2018 dean’s list status.

Dagen, a communication/broadcasting major at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, will graduate in May.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

2 Tbsp. butter

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 small onion, chopped

2 cans cream of chicken soup

2 small packages Grands Jr. biscuits

Flour

Put everything except biscuits and flour into the crockpot. Fill with water to cover food. Cook on low, 5 to 6 hours. About 30 to 45 minutes before serving, tear each biscuit in pieces and roll in flour (to prevent sticking). Drop them into the crockpot. Replace lid and cook for 30 to 45 minutes more.

Thank you, Susan Wagner, for this excellent crockpot recipe!

Women’s Brunch

All ladies are invited to attend the “Here’s Looking at You, Kid” brunch buffet at Hershey Italian Lodge, 128 Hillcrest Road, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

The speaker, Rosa Maria Faulkner of Wilmington, Delaware, will help you identify your personality type and understand others in “Personality Parade: Where Do I Fit In?”

Vocalist Riley Carr of Highspire will provide music.

The program is presented by Hershey Area Women’s Connection, affiliated with Christian Women’s Clubs of America. For reservations, call Edna at 717-652-0997, or Mary at 717-533-3497, or email roseyposey3@verizon.net. Deadline is March 8.

Alumni Open House

Calling all Dauphin County Technical School alumni: An Alumni Open House is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 29.

Please register at www.dcts.org. Click on the alumni box with the icon on the DCTS homepage.

Quote of the Week

“We must learn to welcome our whole stories, or we risk missing out on growing in grace and knowing how deeply we are loved.” — Tasha Jun, author.

Question of the Week

What is your favorite book?

“‘Green Eggs and Ham, because it’s easy to read.” — Alajah Bullock, 8, Middletown.

“‘Wonder.’” — Hayden Herneisey, 11, Lower Swatara.

“‘I Survived.’” — Jon Benkovic, 8, Lower Paxton.

“Dr. Seuss, ‘Quacky Wednesday.’ It is so silly.” — Jameson Hoffman, 7, Lower Paxton.

“A scratch and sniff one, about Chase from Paw Patrol.” — Jonah Cooper, 4, Swatara.

“The Messi book, about my favorite soccer player.” — Gabby Frost, 15, Royalton.

Proverb for the Week

Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost, “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you (23:6,7).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.