Middletown Area High School faces Milton Hershey in WGAL’s “BrainBusters’’ quiz show, an annual high school battle of smarts, in a broadcast that will air at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29.
The competition was taped at WGAL’s Lancaster studio on Nov. 20.
Middletown’s team consists of senior Brendan Leahy, juniors Joshua Alcock (team captain) and John Ponnett and sophomore Andrew Yeich. Seniors Ivan Hernandez, David Brinton and Alex Mosher are alternates.
About 20 students competed for a spot on the team. To make the squad, students had to take a written test, then compete in a buzzer lightning round.
Schools throughout central Pennsylvania compete in the question-and-answer show, with the final two teams playing for the championship during a live, one-hour special that is broadcast from the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:19
Karns Quality Foods has donated $10,000 to Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania to support vital human services to people with disabilities, senior citizens on fixed incomes, homeless veterans, individuals with severe and chronic mental illness and others in need in central Pennsylvania. Attending a check presentation are Alan R. Garner, left, president of Volunteers of America, and Scott Karns, president and CEO of Karns.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:16
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