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How do you pass the time in January?: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 1/3/18

Happy New Year to all of you! What crazy freezing cold weather we had over the holidays! I hope your family time/down time was refreshing and fun. Now it is back to normal. What is normal for you in …

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How do you pass the time in January?: LaVonne Ackerman

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Happy New Year to all of you! What crazy freezing cold weather we had over the holidays! I hope your family time/down time was refreshing and fun. Now it is back to normal. What is normal for you in January? Dark, cold, dreary, frigid, dead, freezing ... !

Can we think about positive things about January? The days are getting longer, the Farm Show comes to town and we get to enjoy wintry wonderland when it ices up and/or snows!

Maybe you like to do special things in January to pass the time. Please feel free to call or email me your ideas of how to pass the time and get through January.

Have a wonderful week, and enjoy 2018, a brand new year!

Birthdays

Happy 19th last teener cake day to Tirah Elliot of Lower Royalton on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Stay warm and enjoy!

Happy 8th cake-and-ice cream to Safia Aman of Lower Swatara on Friday, Jan. 5. Have a glitter and sparkles birthday weekend!

Happy landmark birthday to Alexis Hile of Lower Swatara as she marks her 21st birthday on Saturday, Jan. 6. Congrats to you. Hope it is full of confetti and fun!

Happy 24th balloon-flying day to Jason Hardison of Lower Swatara. He celebrates on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Braedon Thomas turns 19 on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Enjoy your cake day in Middletown, Braedon!

Anniversaries

Happy anniversary to Bernie and Judy Sobotka of Lower Swatara as they celebrate their romantic heart day on Saturday, Jan. 6. Enjoy!

Best wishes to Brian and Pamela Etter of Elizabethtown as they observe their seventh anniversary on Monday, Jan. 8th. Gift idea: desk sets!

Township meetings

The following Lower Swatara Township meetings will be held in the municipal building on Spring Garden Drive at 7 p.m., unless noted:

Board of Commissioners: Wednesday, Jan. 17, with a public hearing at 6:45 p.m., followed by a legislative meeting.

Municipal Authority: Monday, Jan. 22.

Zoning Hearing Board: Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Planning Commission: Thursday, Jan. 25.

Hot Sausage and Tomatoes

Recipe from the Wedding Book Collection

Spice warning!

8 hot smoked Polish sausages

2 lg. cans tomatoes, remove cores

2-3 green peppers, sliced in strips

Slice sausage and brown in oil. Drain and add tomatoes and peppers.

Cover and cook on low until peppers are soft and sausage is done.

Quote of the Week

“In the book of life, the answers are not in the back.” — Charlie Brown, famous Peanuts  character.

Question of the Week

What do you like best about January?

“It is my birthday month!” — LeeAnn Hocker, Lower Paxton.

“Making soup!” — Susan Wagner, Lower Swatara.

“Snow days!” — Katelyn Wagner, 9, Lower Swatara.

“College football bowl games.” — Tim Wagner, 15, Lower Swatara.

“A nice time to begin again. I am going to focus on being more patient.” — Jen from the Olive Garden.

Proverb for the Week

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice (21:3).

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

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