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23 Years Ago: 07/23/14

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23 YEARS AGO - Rotary Installation – The Middletown Rotary Club had its installation of officers, Thursday, June 27 at the Elks building, Middletown. Pictured from left are incoming president Robert Bitner, Al Reidinger, past district governor, and outgoing president Leon Calabrese.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:35

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23 Years Ago - 7/16/14


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23 YEARS AGO - Rescue Girls – The Middletown Rescue Club Girls’ Softball team stands proud as the National Division Champions and runner-up League Champs in the Metro-East Softball League. From left, front row: Dana Lindsey, Jamie Rosenberg, Kristie Cary, Rachel White, Becky Wagner, Karin Poley. Back Row: Michelle Hoerner, Beth Burger, Deanna Wealand, coach J.J. Frank, scorekeeper Gail Hossler, manager Don Hossler, coach Andy Burger, Ashley Wilsbach, Amy Frank, and Amy Hossler. Missing from photo are coach Harry Devine, scorekeeper Louis Rosenberg and player Megan Devine.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:40

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OUT AND ABOUT: Seven Sorrows BVM Church Community Festival and Car Show

Carnivals developed from the traditional outdoor festivals of Europe that noted changes in the seasons, or religious holidays, and date back hundreds of years. The carnival that is the Seven Sorrows BVM Church Community Festival and Car Show isn’t nearly that old – this summer was the 12th annual event – but it’s certainly a lot of fun.

 From polka music to spinning rides, halupki to homemade funnel cakes, bingo to ball tosses for fish, the festival crammed all kinds of fun into three nights from Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 12 at the church on Race Street. A flea market, a basket raffle, a craft show and a car show at East Water and Vine streets were among the attractions.

 See who was having fun!


Photos by Noelle Barrett


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:36

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Zoning board approves events at Ferry House

The Middletown Area Historical Society got all it wanted – and then some – from the Middletown Borough Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday, July 1.

The society had applied to the board for permission to hold various types of events and activities at the Swatara Ferry House Landing property at South Union and Ann streets. The society also wanted permission to put up temporary special event signs on the property for up to 30 days, whereas the borough zoning ordinance only allows these signs to be up for two weeks. Finally, the society sought permission to store items on the property . . .


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:21

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twocopsphoto7 16 14Press And Journal Photo by Dan Miller Lower Swatara Twp. police officer Randall “Randy’’ Richards, right, the longtime student resource officer for the Middletown Area School District, will return to street patrol, and will be replaced by fellow officer Jon Miller, left.

MASD’s first, and only, student resource officer is returning to a street beat

When Randall “Randy” Richards was in the seventh grade, he was on the Middletown Area School District rifle team.

He remembers the team practicing their shooting in the basement of the old Feaser Elementary School, a building that is now a parking lot.

Little did Richards know back then that as a grownup he’d be spending his days helping see to it that students don’t bring rifles – or any other gun – to school.

How things have changed, observed Richards, a Lower Swatara Twp. police officer who for six years has been the school resource officer assigned to Middletown Area School District . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:19

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