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Ready for spring? Make sure to change clocks: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 3/7/18

Welcome, March. Please come with your promise of spring and your warm breezes. We don’t want any more wintry mixes, ice storms or frigid temperatures. Thank you in advance!

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Ready for spring? Make sure to change clocks: LaVonne Ackerman

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Welcome, March. Please come with your promise of spring and your warm breezes. We don’t want any more wintry mixes, ice storms or frigid temperatures. Thank you in advance!

Spring is here in less than two weeks! Do not forget to spring ahead early Sunday when we turn the clocks ahead one hour!

So we miss an hour of sleep ... this is OK because warmer breezes will be blowing our way in just a short while. Spring, glorious, spring. We can’t wait for your arrival.

Call, text or email me your news to share. Have a fantastic week!

Birthdays

Happy 17th cake-and-ice cream day to Noah Yeich of Lower Swatara on Friday, March 9. May the sun keep shining on you all day long, Noah!

Bill Mattes of Lower Swatara has 51 reasons to smile on Friday. I hope your March 9 birthday is the best yet. Happy birthday!

Many great wishes for a fantastic birthday are sent to Ann Turns of Middletown on Friday, March 9. If you see her, be sure to wish her a beautiful day.

Happy 91st birthday to Rose Michalek of Lower Swatara on Saturday, March 10. May it be a sweet day for you and your family. Congrats Rose!

More cake at the Yeich household! Happy birthday to Brian Yeich of Lower Swatara as he marks his big-deal birthday on Saturday, March 10. Enjoy it!

Randy Breon of Lower Swatara gets to celebrate another frosty-filled day on Sunday, March 11. Have a wonderful good time, Randy!

Happy me-holiday to Michelle Wagner of Lower Swatara on March 11. Her super-duper cake day is on Sunday, have fun!

Craig Duke of Royalton celebrates his special day on March 11, too. Enjoy a birthday fun of sunshine on Sunday, Craig!

My good bud, Denise Giulivo, marks her rootin’ tootin’ happy birthday celebration on Monday, March 12. I hope all the grands surround you with lots of love!

Happy Sweet 16 beep-beep-honk day to Drew Rhodes of Hummelstown on Monday, March 12. It is a good week to celebrate such a special birthday. Be safe!

Kyerah Moore of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on March 13. May it be a sweet song. Happy 17th, Kyerah!

Dean's Lists

Congratulations to the following students named to the fall 2017 DeSales University (Center Valley, Pennsylvania) dean’s list: Rebekah E. Good of Elizabethtown and Jennifer L. Abraham of Hummelstown.

Congratulations to the following Hummelstown students at Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre) on being listed to the fall 2017 dean’s list: Holly Bettinger, Thomas Bowen and Todd Espenshade.

Congratulations to the following students named to the fall 2017 Clarion University (Clarion) dean’s list: Sarah Fox of Hershey and Kacey Stewart of Middletown.

Congratulations to the following students named to the fall 2017 Geneva College (Beaver Falls) dean’s list: Megan Barr of Elizabethtown; Kenton Belmont of Elizabethtown; and Sean Acker of Hummelstown.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has listed Sophie Beckfield of Hummelstown on their fall 2017 dean’s list. Congratulations.

Glad grads

Congratulations to Robert Wierman of Middletown. He received a master of science degree in computer information systems from Boston University in January.

Congratulations to Hummelstown graduates from DeSales University in January: Robert M. Dotts, master of the arts in criminal justice in digital forensics, and Liam A. Hulse, bachelor of the arts in biology.

Dinner is served

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown will hold a community dinner of baked ham loaf, potatoes and green beans from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (or until gone) March 12.

Dessert and drinks are included. Everyone is welcome. There is a cost. Enter through the parking lot doors.

Anniversaries

Happy 50th golden anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shaffer Jr. of Middletown. This special couple was married on March 9, 1968. Congratulations to you and have a wonderful celebrating time on Friday!

Happy 24th anniversary to Roy and Pam Shonk of Londonderry. They observe their romantic holiday on Monday, March 12. Enjoy!

Recipe for Beef Stew

From the Wedding Book Collection

1 lb. hamburger

1 lb. cube beef

1 stalk celery

2 small carrots

2 small potatoes

1 package of frozen green beans

1 package of frozen corn

1 can tomatoes

Cook cube beef in a little water until tender. Add potatoes, carrots, when tender, add the remaining veggies. Brown hamburger in a little water, then add to beef stew. Simmer for one hour. Very tasty.

Quote of the Week

“There is no real failure except refusing to try.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What would be the best day for you?

“Sept. 28. It is my birthday!” — Victoria Kelly, 10, Swatara.

“My birthday, Dec. 4. I would play with my new toys and be with my family and friends.” — Miranda Burdsal, 8, Lower Paxton.

“Tuesday, because of tacos!” — Anna Benkovic, 8, Lower Paxton.

“The day of Jesus’s birth.” — Jon Benkovic, 7, Lower Paxton.

“When I can just be happy to jump on a trampoline, play an Xbox, and play GTA!” — Malik Drake, 7, Middletown.

“The day I try to win the lottery and then win!” — Logan Benner, 11, Middletown.

Proverb for the Week

One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth (13:7).

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