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12 10 1423 YEARS AGO - Center Of Attention – Fifth graders in Carol Graber’s class at Londonderry Elementary School turned the tables on the editor of the Press And Journal during National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12. Joseph Sukle, center, editor of the Journal, was the center of attention at an informal press conference led by the students. Sukle addressed the students on the topic of print journalism.


From The Wednesday, 

December 11, 1991 Edition Of The Press And Journal



Harsh Fiscal Reality Hits Londonderry Twp. Board



If Londonderry Township’s supervisors eventually approve a proposed 1992 municipal budget, the Township may be about to enact the first real estate tax in its long history.


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Santa Claus to appear at Ferry House


Santa Claus will greet children and pets at the Ferry House at South Union and Ann streets in Middletown from 1 to 3  p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13.


His first visit to the borough was scheduled for Dec. 6 but was postponed because of rain.


Santa also will appear at the Ferry House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 and 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. His appearances are sponsored by the Middletown Area Historical Society.


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Out & About: Santa Claus visits Highspire


They say he makes a list and checks it twice. Judging from his pre-Christmas visit to Highspire on Saturday, Dec. 6, Santa Claus indeed is pragmatic in tracking the wishes of children.


Borough children sat on his lap during his appearance at the Citizens Fire Company fire hall, telling him and reminding him what they wanted for Christmas.


He made a grand appearance while the Highspire Community Band played “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.’’ His helpers gave kids a stuffed animal and candy, and townspeople provided holiday cookies and coffee to guests.


Santa’s visit was sponsored by Highspire Borough.


See who was there!


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis 










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23 Years Ago: 12/03/2014

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From The Wednesday, December 4, 1991 Edition of The Press And Journal


Middletown Council Delays Action On Main Street Gym Repair Project


 Middletown Borough Council voted Monday night to send several bids for repairs and improvements to the Main Street Gym back to committee for review and clarification.

 The bulk of the proposed work on the gym is for installation of a new roof. Six bids, ranging from $42,690 to $82,440 were received, but Council, unable to determine what work was included in the high bid, decided to refer all bids back to the public works committee for further review.


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Out & About: The Christmas Season Arrives in Middletown


You know the Christmas season has arrived in Middletown when you see snow on the ground and volunteers decorating the square and celebratory holiday tree.


A light snow announced its arrival on Wednesday, Nov. 26, covering Middletown in a thin blanket of white. A little more than 2 inches fell on the area, according to the National Weather Service.


A small band of volunteers, including two members of Middletown Borough Council and members of the Middletown Area Historical Society, braved cold temperatures on Saturday, Nov. 29 to deck the halls with Christmas decorations. They hung bulbs on the newly-planted Douglas fir at the Swatara Ferry House Landing and dressed holiday trees in the square.


Two members of Middletown’s Lutheran congregation decorated the town’s historic St. Peter’s Kierch in garlands and wreaths.


See how Christmas came to Middletown – and who helped bring it to town!


Photos by Dan Miller and Jim Lewis





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