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Out & About: Middletown Area High School Powder Puff Football Game


High school football season is not over until the student body reverses roles in the annual powder puff football game. The girls slap mouth guards into their mouths, the boys pull tights over their legs, and cultural standards are shattered for fun and camaraderie.


Middletown Area High School’s senior class and junior class girls took to War Memorial Field on Wednesday, Nov. 5 for a football game where winning isn’t the most important thing – though it is nice to own bragging rights in the school hallways and cafeteria the next day. The boys, taking glamour in a decidedly different direction, rooted from the sidelines, with pom-poms and feather boas.


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23 Years Ago: 11/5/2014

Tom Ridge

23 YEARS AGO - D.C. Appearance – U.S. Congressman Tom Ridge (PA-21), a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans Committee (right) welcomes Middletown’s Dominic DiFrancesco, National Commander of the American Legion to a joint House and Senate Veterans committee hearing. During the hearing DeFrancesco presented the American Legion’s legislative program to the group.




From The Wednesday, November 6, 1991, Edition 

Of The Press And Journal

Camp’s 40th Year Marks Special Need


 Although the swimming pool is still, the lodge is empty, and the last campers have said good-bye, preparations are well underway for the 40th anniversary season at Camp Harmony Hall in Lower Swatara Township.

 For the Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, the eight-week summer camping session is merely the culmination of a full year’s effort in education, training and coordination.

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Out & About: Middletown's Trick-or-Treat Night


It was a night of sweets and shrieks in Middletown on Trick-or-Treat Night on Thursday, Oct. 30.


Pine Street was crowded with costumed revelers who ran the gauntlet of evil clowns, spooky mannequins, a chainsaw-toting killer – even the king of the jack-o-lanterns, perched on his throne.


The Prince Edwin-Spring Creek Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons on West Emaus Street hosted a

Halloween party where kids munched free hot dogs while they inventoried their candy cache.


At the American Legion Post 594, student-chaperones from the Lower Swatara Twp. police advisorycommittee’s Witch Watch program ate pizza after a night of keeping a watchful eye on children.


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Middletown Area Historical Society 2nd Annual Fall Gathering


The Middletown Area Historical Society’s second Fall Gathering brought people down to the Swatara Ferry House Landing for food, crafts and music on Sunday, Oct. 26.


A costume parade for children up to age 12 was planned, as well as appearances by the Penn State Nittany Lion and Middletown’s Bluebird firetruck.


Proceeds benefitted the society.


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CAX Cheer wins Halloween Parade Judges’ Prize


“Army Squad’’ CAX Cheer won the Judges’ Prize in the Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Halloween Parade that marched through the borough on Monday, Oct. 20.


First-place winners include Jowell Bradley, Willow Kauffman and Phoenix Carr, who dressed as Elsa, Anna and Olaf from the movie “Frozen,’’ and Cub Scout Pack 97 for its float, a tribute to the Peanuts TV special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."


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