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ISLAND ADVENTURE: For Scouts, a trip to chilly Hill Island is a cool camping experience


sunsetphoto1 28 15 PJSubmitted photo -- Watching the breathtaking sunset on Hill Island are, from left, Scouts Jason O’Donnell, Ben Spangenberg, Cole Carlson and Garrett Little.


When one thinks of the islands, you think of warmth and sun. That wasn’t the case for Londonderry Twp.’s Boy Scout Troop 97 on a recent visit to Hill lsland in the Susquehanna River.


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23 Years Ago - 1/28/15


1 28 15WEBPress And Journal Photo - 23 YEARS AGO - Feaser Has Heart – Middletown’s GW Feaser Middle School held its annual Jump-Rope-A-Thon on Friday, November 1. Pictured are members of the seventh grade “gold team” jumping to help the American Heart Association. This year’s goal was $3,500 and the school topped that with a grand total of $3,628. In the four years the school has held the annual event, over $13,000 has been raised for the Heart Association. This year’s top fundraiser was Chris Bell with pledges totaling $130.



From The Wednesday, January 29, 1992 Edition of The Press And Journal

Middletown Man Toys With Success With Unique Idea

The formula for the “American Dream” has always been equal parts of ingenuity and determination, mixed with a little luck.

Ask anyone in the toy industry about that last ingredient and they’ll tell you it takes a lot of good fortune to make it big these days, not only because of a stumbling world economy, but also because the business of having fun has become rather “cut-throat.”

Really? The toy industry?

Look at the shelves in toy departments across America and you’ll find thousands of brands of games and playthings, most of them electronic, and all of them competing for your attention with bells and buzzers and gaudy cardboard boxes.




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Fabulous feathered friends

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Two beautiful birds were spotted roosting in the Middletown area last week, captured on camera by local resident Pat Sherick.

A bald eagle was discovered on Monday, Jan. 19 in a tree along the Susquehanna River just south of Royalton near the boat launch.

Two days later, a pileated woodpecker was seen in a tree in Sherick’s back yard during a snowstorm.

It’s a treat to capture a glimpse of two such majestic creatures.

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Middletown museum becomes a reality

groshphoto1 28 15WEBPress And Journal Photo by Dan Miller - An open house is planned in February for the Grosh building on East Main Street, where the Middletown Area Historical Society plans to open a town museum.

The folks with Middletown Area Historical Society are just a bit excited. And they have good reason to be.

It’s official now: Middletown has its own museum and historical information center.

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Out & About: First-Ever Middletown Snow Bowl


The Internet is an amazing thing. You can use it for everything from chatting with friends to researching nuclear physics for that college term paper.


Middletown Mayor James H. Curry III used it to chase away the winter blues. He turned to Facebook to organize a community flag football game on a snowy field along West Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Snow Bowl would help deal with the doldrums that two separate snowstorms brought to town over the weekend.


About 70 people showed up – players and cheerleaders and spectators. Volunteers brought hot chocolate and treats.


Bring on the Super Bowl, but we doubt the game between New England and Seattle will entice as many laughs.


“Middletown came together, folks,’’ Curry wrote on Facebook afterward. “I had such a wonderful time.


“Now, excuse me, I must go ice my knee ...’’


Photos Courtesy Becky Jo Brown and Joe Sukle

(Credit for Brown's photos was mistakenly omitted. Our apologies.)





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