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Posted 9/27/17

Can it really be the time we have to say goodbye to this very pleasant month, September? We try to hold on, but to no avail. The calendar wants to turn the page! 

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Here’s a pork chop recipe ... send me yours: LaVonne Ackerman

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Can it really be the time we have to say goodbye to this very pleasant month, September? We try to hold on, but to no avail. The calendar wants to turn the page! 

Please be sure to share your news with your neighbors. Email me your info and let us know what is going on with you! 

Have a crisp and very full of fresh air week! 

Birthdays

Happy big 50th belated birthday to Krista Myers of Lower Swatara Township. This sweet lady celebrated on Sept. 22. You may keep celebrating until October, Krista! 

Happy 22nd birthday to Garrett Worthing of Lower Swatara. His cake day is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Best wishes to you!

Dave Worthing of Lower Swatara is celebrating his confetti-popping day on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Congrats to you, Dave!

Here is a shout-out to Victoria Kelly of Swatara on Thursday, Sept. 28. Happy 10th birthday to this double-digit midget, God bless!

Mason Guckavan of Lower Swatara marks his 20th over-the-top frosty-filled day on Thursday, Sept. 28. Have a thrilling day!

Happy 10th cake day to Kaylea Peterson of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Sept. 28. Enjoy your birthday week!

If you see John Flake of Middletown on Friday, Sept. 29, be sure to wish him a very happy 17th birthday!

A very happy birthday to David Rothrock on Saturday, Sept. 30. Have a wonderful weekend celebrating, Dave!

Happy 15th balloon-flying day to Haley Yingling of Lower Swatara. Her big day is Saturday, Sept. 30, enjoy!

Madison Grace Pressley of Lower Swatara marks her cake and ice cream day on Saturday, Sept. 30 as she turns a decade old. Happy 10th, Madison!

Hey, Ian Pirkey of Middletown: Happy 17th birthday to you on your rootin’ tootin’ Saturday, Sept. 30 cake day.

Best wishes and lots of surprises to Owen Wood of Lower Swatara. He hits No. 14 on Saturday, Sept. 30. Hope it is just super, Owen!

Happy 20th birthday to Kayleigh Kurtz of Lower Swatara on Sunday, Oct. 1. Make it the best birthday yet, Kayleigh!

Roy Shonk of Londonderry has 48 reasons to celebrate on Sunday, Oct. 1. Enjoy your birthday weekend, Roy!

Happy snappy-happy birthday greetings are sent out to Sue Waller of Lower Swatara. Her day of fun and games is Sunday, Oct. 1. Enjoy it all week, Sue!

Debbie Latsha of Lower Swatara celebrates her smiles and surprises birthday on Sunday, Oct. 1. Be sure to give her a loud and cheery greeting if you see her around!

Best wishes for a super fun birthday to Matthew Sieber of Middletown on Oct. 2. His big-deal 11th cake day is on Monday, enjoy!

Tami Hile’s totally special birthday is on Monday, Oct. 2. Hoping your cake day is full of sunshine and joy, Tami!

Wishing Margaret Bayhart of Lower Swatara a fun-filled birthday on Monday as she celebrates on Oct. 2. Enjoy!

Many good wishes for joy and peace to Eric Chubb of Lower Swatara on Monday, Oct. 2. I hope this day is truly relaxing, Eric.

Happy landmark 21st birthday to Jordan Flowers of Lower Swatara on Monday, Oct. 2. Enjoy this most popular day to celebrate you!

Here is a shout-out to Zach Noss for a swell cake-and-ice cream day. Happy birthday to you, Zach!

Double birthday greetings are sent out to Aaron and Alonna Williams on Tuesday, Oct. 3. I hope 25 is a super-satisfying birthday for you both. Enjoy it all week long!

Katelyn Mateer of Lower Swatara celebrates her birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Best wishes to you on your day. Have a sunshiny kind of day!

Kaley Patterson of Lower Swatara marks her special landmark 18th legal-beagle birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Congrats and have fun! 

Best wishes for a terrific birthday on Tuesday to Alissa Reid of Lower Swatara. She is 19 on Oct. 3. Enjoy this last year of being a teen!

Anniversaries

Happy 42nd anniversary to Craig and Darlene Stoudt of Lower Swatara. They were married on Sept. 27, 1975. Enjoy celebrating on Wednesday. Congrats!

Happy wedding anniversary to Mario and Joyce Corradi of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Sept. 28. They celebrate 49 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations!

Mike and Leslie LaVia observe their 46th anniversary hearts and flowers day on Friday, Sept. 29. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Best wishes to Ed and Deb Flowers of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Sept. 30 as they celebrate their 22nd anniversary together. Have a super day!

Perry and Claudi Sisti of Lower Swatara mark their 24th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 1. Enjoy this romantic holiday.

Dan and Evie Lutz of Lower Swatara observe their 41st anniversary on Monday, Oct. 2. Many good wishes are sent your way. Congrats!

Parade time

It is time to prepare for the Middletown Kiwanis Club 64th annual Halloween Parade to be held on Monday, Oct. 16. The rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 17.  

Registration is required for participation. Do you want to win a prize? Be sure to fill out the competition registration form. Registration forms available only online, and just until Oct. 7. 

Go to www.kiwanisclubofmiddletown.com to register. 

Questions? Email middletownparade@aol.com. 

Congrats, grads 

The following Middletown residents graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May: Kaitlyn Flowers, bachelor of science degree in nursing; Jared Truesdale, bachelor of arts degree in philosophy; and Monique Vernouski, master of education degree in health and physical education.

Recipe

Thank you to Susan Wagner of Lower Swatara for this delicious and simple recipe:

Yummy Pork Chops

4 pork chops

1 Tbsp honey

3 Tbsp soy sauce

3 Tbsp ketchup

Mix honey, soy sauce, and ketchup together. Pour over pork chops. Bake, uncovered 30-45 minutes (depending on pork chop thickness) at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake another 5 minutes. Note: Susan prefers more sauce so she doubles the ingredients. My note: Serve with applesauce! 

Quote of the Week

“I choose gentleness. Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice, may it only be in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. — Max Lucado, author and speaker. 

Question of the Week

What is your favorite thing to wear to school?

“Tee shirt and shorts.” — Kiley Etter, 11, Lower Swatara.

“A dress!” — Chloe Tressler, 6, Lower Swatara.

“My little pony shirt.” — Ellie Storm, 5, Lower Swatara.

“A polo shirt.” — Matt Wagner, 14, Lower Swatara. 

“I have to wear a uniform, tech shirt. Sweatshirts.” — Aaron Payne, 14, Lower Paxton.

“Nikes. Tank tops and shorts.” — Matthew Payne, 7, Lower Paxton. 

Proverb for the Week 

Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge (19:27). 

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