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23 Years Ago: 04.09.14


4 9 1423 YEARS AGO - Kepler’s Seafood – William L. Kepler had a dream. Now that dream lives and breathes 38 years later. Kepler’s Seafood, which first opened in the West Shore Farmer’s Market, continues there today. A branch of Kepler’s was opened at Fox’s Market in Middletown shortly over a year ago and the Fox’s Market in Hershey two years ago. “Some people push price, but we’ve always been committed to quality,” said son Keith Kepler (pictured right), who now helps run the Middletown business with brother-in-law Tom Ososki (pictured left). We don’t ever sell anything we wouldn’t eat ourselves.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:35

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#outandabout: Seven Sorrows 17th Annual Fish Fry

There’s food, food and more food at the Seven Sorrows Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent.

Last year, the church served more than 5,000 pounds of haddock, fried in 3,430 pounds of frying oil. Volunteers served 4,675 pierogies, 912 pounds of cole slaw, 700 crab cakes and 180 pounds of macaroni and cheese.

And the plastic used to cover the tables during the entire season of Friday Night Delights is enough to cover 14 football fields.

Diners packed the church on Friday, March 28. Here’s who was on the scene – and if you weren’t there, don’t worry, there is one more Fish Fry Friday, on April 11. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:10

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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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Dauphin County 4-H auction scheduled for Middletown


The Dauphin County 4-H 10th annual Benefit Auction will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Middletown Fire Department fire hall, 10 Adelia St.


Proceeds will support the development efforts of more than 3,300 Dauphin County youth. Auction funds help youth attend county, regional, state and national leadership conferences and competitions where youth develop lifelong learning skills.


The auction also finances the 4-H Fair, the 4-H Achievement Night Awards Ceremony and educational materials and workshops. 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 21:25

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The inspiring ‘Mrs. G’ and her life-changing pool

She spent 26 years molding the minds of youths as a coach, educator and extracurricular advisor at Middletown Area High School. She co-founded the Hummelstown Swim Club, spending 55 years as its president and cultivating it into the community staple it is today.

To all who came in contact with her, Ruth Goepfert of Hummelstown – better known as ‘’Mrs. G’’ – was nothing if not a truly inspiring figure, fostering leadership skills, respect and integrity among other qualities in her students. On Saturday, March 15, she died after 88 years of richly-lived existence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:23

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