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News in Your Neighborhood

Posted 8/28/12

By LaVonne AckermanSummer is just humming along, don’t you think? So what if school already started! Even though it gets dark earlier and there is homework to do and Back-to-School nights to attend, it is still summer. If you tried to reach me and …

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News in Your Neighborhood

By LaVonne Ackerman

Summer is just humming along, don’t you think? So what if school already started! Even though it gets dark earlier and there is homework to do and Back-to-School nights to attend, it is still summer.

If you tried to reach me and I did not respond, it is not because I am being rude –  it is because I went to Virginia Beach. My mom and two older sisters live there. I’m not sure if I will actually set my foot in the sand at the beach – would be nice!

I will be back very soon, so e-mail me your news and help me out with this question: What was your favorite grade to be in and why?

Best wishes to you all for a Happy Labor Day weekend!


Happy belated birthday to sweet Carol Bowers of Lower Swatara Twp. A little birdie told me you celebrated it on Tuesday, Aug. 21. I hope it was a wonderful time for your entire family! God bless you.

Happy birthday to Daniel K. Ackerman, who is studying and observing his 20th cake day at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday,
Aug. 29.  Daniel is a sophomore majoring in business. Best wishes to you Daniel, and may God’s light shine through you.

Happy 77th birthday to Don Shroy of Lower Swatara. Hope your birthday Wednesday, Aug. 29 is just wonderful!

Shelby Schiefer of Lower Swatara celebrates birthday number 32 on Thursday, Aug. 30. Best wishes to you.

Happy 19th cake and ice cream day to Rachel Etter of Lower Swatara. She celebrates on Friday, Aug. 31. Hoping you are enjoying your birthday week!

Double celebration greetings are sent to Presley and Lyndsay Carnes of Lower Swatara as they turn 8 on Friday, Aug. 31! Hope you had a great first week of school and are enjoying your birthday and day off.

If you see Bob Triplett of Lower Swatara out and about on Friday, Aug. 31, be sure to give him a loud and happy birthday shout!

Herb Friedrichs of Elizabethtown celebrates his happy birthday on Friday, Aug. 31. Hope your weekend is extra special this year, Herb!

Hey, Lynne Klock! Is it already your frosty-filled day? Wonder what kind of cake you are going to have? Hope your Saturday, Sept. 1 day is extra special this year!

Happy balloon-flying day to Diana DuMond of Lower Swatara. Best wishes for a super birthday Saturday, Sept. 1.

If you see Amy Wimmersberg out and around on Saturday, Sept. 1 don’t forget to give her a happy birthday holler! Hope it is mighty fine, Amy.

Becca Richards of Middletown is 19 on Sunday, Sept. 2. Best wishes to you on your last teen birthday.

Happy 23rd confetti-popping day to Alyssa Arnold. She celebrates on Sunday, Sept. 2, too. Hope you celebrate into next week with plenty of cake and fun.

Happy quarter-of-a-century birthday to Brennan Stamm on Monday, Sept. 3. May your 25th cake day be the most fun yet!

John Guerrieri of Lower Swatara hits birthday number 22 on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Best wishes for a fantastic day and week, John!

Gabriella Colley of Lower Swatara will blow out 10 candles atop her frosty cake on Tuesday, Sept. 4. My how the time flies! You have a wonderful decade-old day.


Best wishes to Don and Donna Sipe of Lower Swatara for a wonderful 31st wedding anniversary. They observe their romantic holiday Wednesday, Aug. 29. Congrats!

Rob and Brenda Rineer of Lower Swatara celebrate their wedded bliss day Wednesday, Aug. 29, too! Hope it is a special day for you both.

Happy 13th anniversary to Matt and Kim Deimler of Lower Swatara on Monday, Sept. 3. Enjoy this Labor Day/anniversary celebration big time!

Ed and Peggy Lucas of Lower Swatara observe their 38th Holy Matrimony Day on Monday, Sept. 3. Best wishes for a truly special day together.

Happy 29th romantic holiday to Tom and Carol Harvey of Lower Swatara. They celebrate on Monday, Sept. 3 also. Hope your day is full of hearts, flowers and candy!

Rob and Paula Alcock of Lower Swatara mark Tuesday, Sept. 4 as their 19th anniversary. Hope you can grab a candle light dinner out this week. Enjoy!

 Volunteer at Hersheypark

Once again, we have the opportunity to work at rides and food and beverage stands at Hersheypark in their Park Pass Program.

You or someone you know may work a shift and then receive a Hersheypark one-day or two-day pass. The days are Sunday through Saturday, and shifts are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4 to 10:30 p.m. The Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department will receive payment for your labor. If you have never worked a shift, try it out! It is fun!

For more information or to schedule a shift call Glenn Evans at 717-370-2051.

 Question of the Week

What is your favorite subject?

“I love reading!”  – Amy Rhodes, Hummelstown.

“Social Studies, because it is actual stuff that happened in history.” – Zoey Bright, 12, Middletown.

“Reading/Language Arts. Because I love to read and write and a lot of people tell me I am really great at it!” – Ivy Martnishn, 12, Lower Swatara.

“Gym class, because I have the most fun there and I like the games we play.” – Braedon Thomas, 12, Middletown.

“Art class. I love to draw an paint!”  - Matthew Wagner, 9, Lower Swatara.

“Gym. I like running around and playing kick ball. I like working out and doing jumping jacks.’’  – Caden Hunter, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Band, because Mr. Fisher is very enthusiastic and has a great sense of humor.” – Janelle Dukes, 17, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

(I [wisdom] was there). . . When he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth(8:29).