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Out & About: The Middletown Home’s Fall Festival


Autumn was still two days away, but the Middletown Home celebrated its arrival on Sunday, Sept. 21 with a Fall Festival filled with pumpkins, music, food and fun.


The sun-splashed grounds were embraced by a summer warmth as residents, family members and visitors ate ice cream, french fries and apple dumplings.


Children painted faces on pumpkins, rode ponies and petted ducks and bunnies in a petting zoo.


A tractor pulled a wagon decorated with hay bales and filled with guests who climbed aboard for a gentle ride around the grounds.


Proceeds from the festival benefited the Middletown Home Benevolent Fund, which helps cover the cost of care for its residents       who have outlived their financial resources.


See who was there!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:47

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23 Years Ago - 9/17/14


Below is a copy of a photograph from the Press And Journal's archives. We apologize for the quality of the photograph but hope you will enjoy this glimpse from your recent past.

9 17 1423 YEARS AGO - Corporal Whitebread – Kenton L. Whitebread Sr. of the West Donegal Police Department was promoted to corporal recently. Whitebread joined the force May 1990 and received the 1990 Officer of the Year Award for his outstanding service to the community and dedication to law enforcement. Corporal Whitebread and his wife, Denise (pictured) and son, Kenton Jr., reside in Middletown. Whitebread also serves with the Middletown Police Department on a part-time basis. Also pictured above is West Donegal Police Chief Charles Bonte.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 20:11

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Out & About: Meet the Raiders at War Memorial Field


School sports began as organized fitness and military training for boys in Ancient Greece around 700 B.C., according to author Daryl Siedentop, a retired professor of sport and exercise education at Ohio State University.


Sports ceased ato exist during the Middle Ages – 400 A.D to the 1400s – when schools disappeared and exercise was considered sinful, but were resurrected during the Renaissance, according to Girls joined boys in school gym programs in the early 1900s.


It’s hard to imagine high schools without sports today. Participation is sports teaches students so many things – from teamwork to sportsmanship to critical thinking. And it gives the rest of us a chance to cheer our children’s accomplishments.


Middletown celebrated its student-athletes during Middletown Area High School’s Meet the Raiders night on Thursday, Aug. 28 at War Memorial Field. Each fall sports team take a bow, including the Blue Raider cheerleaders and the Blue Wave Marching Band.


See who took the field!



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Knock knock. Who’s there? Boy Scouts, bad jokes and 75 merit badges


bagphoto9 10 14First Class Scout Keagan Yocum, left, presents Matthew Grab with the Volunteer of Honor Award.

Just for laughs, the Boy Scouts of Londonderry Twp.’s Troop 97 injected funny jokes, skits and songs recently into their traditional Court of Honor, a ceremony celebrating each boy’s achievements and promotion in rank.


How funny was it? Here is a mock report on the day’s stock exchange given by Assistant Scout Master Rob Stone: “Helium was up, feathers were down, and paper was stationary!’’


Get it?


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 21:14

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23 Years Ago - 9/10/14


Below is a copy of a photograph from the Press And Journal's archives. We apologize for the quality 

of the photograph but hope you will enjoy this glimpse from your recent past.


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23 YEARS AGO - Midget Champions – Pictured are members of Lower Swatara’s Jack’s Auto Sales Midget Baseball Team – the East Dauphin League’s National Conference Runners-up for the regular season. Pictured, front row from left: Charlie Bekelja, Jon Strite, Tim Knopp. Back row: Mark Sostar, Dave Tich, Marc Jackson, Bill Baker, Joe Kihm, Matt McAlpine, Ray Schlee. Manager of the team was Sam Sostar and coaches were Ray Schlee, Bob Jackson, and Jeff Yingst. 




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