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Movie night, an Italian dinner and a whole lot more

By LaVonne Ackerman
Posted 2/28/17

Welcome, March! Do people still think about lions and lambs when they see that it is March 1? After last week I am rooting for the lamb for all of March! We only have 18 days until spring is here, so hang in there. Let me know your news to share and have a wonderful week.

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Movie night, an Italian dinner and a whole lot more

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Welcome, March! Do people still think about lions and lambs when they see that it is March 1? After last week I am rooting for the lamb for all of March! We only have 18 days until spring is here, so hang in there. Let me know your news to share and have a wonderful week.

Birthdays

Happy March and happy birthday to Donna Etter of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, March 1. Enjoy your day and a brand new month!

Nick Linn is 23 on Wednesday, March 1. Happy birthday to you, I hope it is just how you like it, Nick!

Eileen Gallagher of Lower Swatara marks her sunshine and roses day on Wednesday, March 1. I hope everything is going your way, Eileen! God bless.

Happy 22nd birthday to Kyler Northrup of Lower Swatara. Hoping your day is A-1. Enjoy the entire week, Kyler!

Best wishes and congrats to Alex Chubb on his quarter-of-a-century birthday. Hope you are blessed with a fun-filled day on Thursday, March 2, Alex!

May Dorothy Reider of Lower Swatara celebrate her birthday with peace, joy and happy faces on Sunday, March 5.

Garry Woodley of Middletown marks his 22nd cake day on Monday, March 6. Have a blast, Garry!

Happy last teener birthday to Michael Cleland of Lower Swatara on Monday, March 6. Enjoy it!

Rosanna Tully of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song March 6. Best wishes to you and your twin, John Fasnacht, on Monday! I hope it sounds beautiful to your ears.

Morgan Kennedy of Lower Swatara celebrates cake day No. 17 on Monday, March 6. I know it will be just marvelous, Morgan!

Emily Bendgen of Lower Swatara turns 20 on Monday, March 6, a very popular birthday! Have a blast all week long, Emily!

Citizen Quiz

1. What is the U.S. Capitol?

2. What is the White House?

3. Where is the White House address?

4. What are the three branches of our government?

5. Name one right guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Life hacks

1. Try doing this for 21 days. No candy, cakes, chips, white bread, fast food, chocolate or ice cream!

2. Eat more of these 12 fat-burning foods: grapefruit, watermelon, berries, hot peppers, celery, Greek yogurt, eggs, fish, green tea, coffee, water and oatmeal.

3. When looking for something you lost, scan right to left with your eyes. You will pick up more because your brain isn’t used to reading that way.

Italian dinner

A Night in Italy third annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Middletown Area High School. The menu: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and dessert.

The MAHS Performing Arts group will perform “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m. Come and support MAHS Mini-THON. Proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Foundation fight against childhood cancer.

Movie night

All are welcome to attend another fun movie night at Highspire United Methodist Church, 170 2nd St., Highspire, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11. “Finding Dory” will be on the big screen with free pop corn and a drink. Come on out!

All-you-can-eat spaghetti

The Lower Swatara Lions Club will hold its annual "All-U-Can-Eat" spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Lions building in Shopes Gardens, Lower Swatara Township.

This project gives the Lions the chance to give back to the community.

Township meetings

These meetings will be held at the Lower Swatara Municipal building on Spring Garden Drive:

Board of Commissioners: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 15.

Recreation Board: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

Municipal Authority: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

Planning Commission: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

Poem

Today is the birthday of Justin Bieber

Not that this fact gives me chills nor fever

It’s just another fact to get me through winter

I cannot think of anything that rhymes with winter!

— SLAP

Quote of the Week

“Forgiveness is the currency of healing.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

If you could own your own business, what would it be?

“A bookstore! I think they are fun and interesting.” — Matt Perkins, 17, Lower Paxton.

“Anything that is in demand. A market that has been untouched.” — Jayme Ackerman, St. Petersburg, Florida.

“A fire department.” — Safia Aman, 7, Lower Swatara.

“Animal rescue operation.” — Sofia Wilkinson, 8, West Hanover.

“A weaving company. I love looms and loops!” — Stella Ryan, 6, West Hanover.

“Own my own baseball team!” — Tommy Perkins, 8, Lower Paxton.

Proverb for the Week

A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke (3:1).

Quiz answers

1. Where Congress meets

2. President’s official residence

3. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

4. Legislative, executive, judicial

5. Speech, religion, press, petition, assembly

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

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