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Dauphin Co GOP endorses candidates


The Dauphin County Republican Committee (DCRC) has endorsed candidates for the County Offices for the upcoming primary elections on May 19.

The DCRC endorsed the following candidate: Commissioners Jeff Haste and Mike Pries; District Attorney Ed Marsico; Treasurer Janis Creason; Clerk of Courts Dale Klein; Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan Courts Jean Marfizo King; Recorder of Deeds Jim Zugay; Timothy DeFoor for controller; and, Nick Chimienti for sheriff. 

Chairman Justin Warren said, “Coming off of two years of victory at the county level, we are excited about our slate of county row officers. The Republican team has worked well together over the past several years.” Local area committees have also endorsed candidates at the municipal level.



Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 14:21

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Want to help make a museum? Come to the open house in Middletown Monday night


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An open house about plans for Middletown's new museum will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at 29 E. Main St. by the Middletown Area Historical Society.


The event is open to anyone who wants to know more about the museum project, said historical society Trustee Jenny Miller. The society needs volunteers to help with all the work that will be needed to make the museum a reality.


The society is also looking for new members, but you do not have to be a member to attend the open house.


The open house will include tours of the museum itself; the former Grosh dentist's office at 29 E. Main St. that the society has acquired from the Borough of Middletown.


More information about the museum project can be found on the historical society's Facebook page.


Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 16:37

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Arts and crafts fair to return to Hoffer Park


Middletown’s annual arts and crafts is coming home to Hoffer Park.


The 40th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at Hoffer Park on Saturday, June 13. The event is free and open to the public.


For many years the fair was held at Hoffer Park and covered the entire two-day weekend. That changed in 2013, when the Middletown Area Historical Society moved the fair to a smaller venue – the Ferry House property at South Union and Ann streets – and went with just one day instead of two.


But the 2014 fair attracted only 32 vendors, said Jenny Miller, a historical society trustee. A popular car show that used to go along with the arts and crafts show at Hoffer Park was a no-show last year at the Ferry House.


“My understanding is he did not have enough room at the Ferry House” for the car show, Miller said of the man who ran the car show. Organizers hope to lure him back this year, now that the arts and crafts show is returning to Hoffer Park.


Hoffer Park can handle up to 75 vendors, more than twice the number that came to last year’s show at the Ferry House.


Miller seems optimistic that this year’s show can attract 75 vendors, including the 

churches and nonprofit groups that sell food at the show to raise money to support their own programs and causes.


The arts and crafts show is a major fundraiser for the society. 


“With the museum right now, this fair has got to be a great success,” Miller said, referring to the society’s ambitious plans for Middletown’s new museum in the just-acquired Grosh House on Main Street.


A lot of details have yet to be worked out concerning the 2015 fair. Miller pledges the day will be filled with entertainment and games for the kids.


The Middletown Police Department plans to be “heavily involved” in the fair from a community relations standpoint. Organizers also hope to involve the Middletown Fire Department. The society has asked the borough to make the 1957 “Bluebird” Seagrave fire engine available for the event, Miller said.


The first round of applications went out to vendors a few weeks ago.


If you are a vendor and want to be in or know more about this year’s arts and crafts fair, you may call Miller at 717-574-6716.


Look for announcements and updates about the fair to be posted on the society’s Facebook page.


Dan Miller: 717-944-4628, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:53

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Star Barn move to West Donegal to be discussed

starbarn2 18 15Press and Journal File Photo -- New owners of the Star Barn want to move the icon to West Donegal Twp.


Owners of Lower Swatara Twp.’s iconic Star Barn will explain their plans for its move to Lancaster County during a meeting on Monday, Feb. 23 in West Donegal Twp., according to West Donegal officials.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:48

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Middletown Area High School announces honor roll


Middletown Area High School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second marking period.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:46

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