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Out & About: Fuzzy Few Carnival

 

It began with a beard-growing contest. The committee organizing Hummelstown’s bicentennial celebration in 1962 raised money by selling shaving “permits’’ to the men in town. Soon bearded men were forming their own small fraternities, and one – the Fuzzy Few – stayed together to raise money for good causes.

 

The Fuzzy Few held its 51st annual carnival from Monday, Aug. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 9 at Hummelstown’s Boro Park.

 

Yet another generation of kids played carnival games, laughed on carnival rides, and ate carnival delicacies. Bands performed for teenagers and adults.

 

See who – and what – was there!

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:51

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OUT AND ABOUT: Londonderry Fire Company's First Fish Fry

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Hundreds of local residents went fishing on Friday, March 21 – at Londonderry Fire Company’s first annual Fish Fry.

Lemon pepper haddock, crab cakes, breaded shrimp, steamed shrimp – fish filets with vegetables, fish on sandwich buns, fish and shellfish were abundant, a local treat for those observing Lent or those who just love fish.

The fire company, at 2655 Foxianna Road, will hold a fish fry every Friday during Lent, through April 18.

Here’s who was on the scene at the latest fish fry – at the table and in the kitchen!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:40

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Snow Scenes 1/3/14

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014 14:11

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Like carols? Kierch hosts sing-along

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

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Ryan's Legacy: How a Steel-High football star’s death touched friends and family - and saved the lives of strangers

 

Standing on the track around the football field on Steelton’s Cottage Hill, Alison Mohn embraces a family friend, Mitchell, rubbing his head. “That’s how Ryan’s hair felt,” Alison says, a pang of pain in her voice. ryanpool8 21 13

It’s been almost 10 years since her son, Ryan Lee Mohn, the star quarterback on Steelton-Highspire’s football team, died from injuries he sustained in a car accident, but as the months and years pass, the reminders never fade away.

Some friends and family close to him have inked their remembrances on themselves – tattoos of his jersey numbers, angel wings and crosses. And a number of strangers have a reminder, too, a piece of Ryan that they literally carry with them.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 21:38

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