The Middletown Volunteer Fire Department will arrive with Santa Claus at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Elks Theatre. Children will receive free candy canes; and their photos will be taken with Santa. Enjoy caroling by the Middletown Area Middle School Select Chorus.
At 7 p.m. enjoy a free showing of the Jim Carrey movie, “The Grinch” at the theater, sponsored by the Press And Journal.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 21:50
Written by Daniel Walmer
A community carol sing-along will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at historic Sant Peter’s Kierch, North Union and High streets Middletown.
Among the carols that will be sung by candlelight: “Joy to the World,’’ “We Three Kings’’ and “Silent Night.’’
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterward.
The Kierch, built in 1767, is on the National Register of Historic Structures. It is the oldest standing Lutheran church in Dauphin County.
If you go, you should dress warmly, for the Kierch has no heat.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 21:47
Written by Daniel Walmer
The Middletown tree-lighting ceremony may have looked a little different than in previous years, but the holiday spirit still is alive and well in the borough.
Nearly 200 people gathered at the Ferry House grounds at the corner of Ann and Union streets for the Middletown Area Historical Society’s first tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 30.
“We weren’t sure if people would come down here, because we’re way down here, but they did,” said Jenny Miller, the event’s organizer. “It was fantastic.”
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 21:11
Written by Daniel Walmer and Jim Lewis
Driven by advancements in science and technology, today’s farmers are meeting demand, but are looking to the next generation for new ideas and energy.
It began in the spring. Corn seeds tucked in soft, crumbly earth. Tiny roots reaching into the soil. Stalks reaching heavenward. Ears sprouting, wearing delicate silks like fancy hats. Planting, growing, pollination. Farmers know the cycle.
It played out on a farm in Londonderry Twp. About 60 acres of field corn, tall and bushy. With the arrival of fall, around Thanksgiving, came the final stage of the cycle: harvest.
Big machines moved into the field as a crew from Haldeman Farms, the Hummelstown farm that grows corn and beans on the site, prepared to reap what they had sewn.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:31
Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Area Middle School collected enough money to buy Thanksgiving dinner baskets for 31 needy families this fall - including frozen turkey, stuffing, yams and gravy.
The money was raised by the school’s Feathers for Families program - the school’s eighth-grade community service project – where students sold giant paper feathers for a quarter or $1 that were used to construct a giant turkey in the school lunchroom.
The effort raised $3,338.39, the most since the drive was begun in 1995.
In addition to the holiday food items, the baskets contained other products like peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and soup. In the first year, the school raised $750, enough to provide Thanksgiving dinner to eight families.
Prior to the Thanksgiving break, about a dozen students gathered after school to pack the items into food baskets for delivery to the families. In addition to the after-school packers, eighth graders served in various other capacities as part of the project including feather sellers and hangers, money counters, shoppers and food basket distributors.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 18:21