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Enjoy seasons we have in Pennsylvania: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 2/27/19

Yippy skippy! I can see spring around the corner! Can you?

Don’t you love spring in central Pennsylvania? There are so many outdoorsy things we can do.

Bike riding can be a bit …

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Enjoy seasons we have in Pennsylvania: LaVonne Ackerman

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Yippy skippy! I can see spring around the corner! Can you?

Don’t you love spring in central Pennsylvania? There are so many outdoorsy things we can do.

Bike riding can be a bit challenging as you negotiate the hills. Hiking, walking and jogging are especially lovely with the beautiful scenery around here. We can do snow skiing at Round Top and water skiing on the Susquehanna River. It has been a few years since we went down to Long Level and skied and tubed. I recommend it!

I love the seasons. Yes, we must have winter in order to truly recognize the charity in spring. The lush greens of spring, hot summers and beautifully colored autumns bring us lots of opportunities to appreciate here. Right where we live!

Enjoy the last days of February and set your eyes on spring! Don't forget to share your news with me.

Birthdays

Happy confetti-popping day to Ken Enterline of Lower Swatara Township on Feb. 27. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday celebration, Ken!

Happy birthday to Jill Krupilis of Middletown on Wednesday, Feb. 27. She has 52 reasons to smile this week!

Happy birthday to Gloria Clouser of Middletown. She parties on Thursday, Feb. 28, or Friday, March 1, because her birthday is Feb. 29! Maybe you just want to be celebrated both days?

Happy 15th cake-and-ice cream day to Misty Gejoff of Middletown as she observes her Feb. 29 birthday whenever she wants to! Enjoy it all weekend, Misty!

Donna Etter of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Friday, March 1! Welcome, March, and happy birthday, Donna!

Happy quarter-of-a-century birthday to Nick Linn. May your Friday, March 1, cake day have 25 fabulous reasons to smile!

Here is a shout-out to Eileen Gallagher of Lower Swatara. Many wonderful birthday blessings are sent to you on Friday, March 1. Enjoy!

Kyler Northrup is 24 on Friday, March 1. Wishing you a very happy cake-and-ice cream day, Kyler!

Happy birthday balloons will fly for Dorothy Reider of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, March 5. Have a wonderful week, lovely lady!

Anniversary

Best wishes to Randy and Janice Breon of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, Feb. 27. They observe their 43rd wedding anniversary. Congrats and enjoy!

White Chicken Chili

Submitted by Kim Kennedy ... thank you!

2 chicken breasts

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1 can Rotel (or diced tomatoes with green chiles)

1 packet ranch dressing mix

1 tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 small onion (diced)

2 cloves, garlic, minced

8 oz. cream cheese

2-4 c. chicken broth (if needed, before serving)

Combine everything in your crock pot, except for the chicken broth. Cook on low all day. Remove chicken and shred or dice it. Mix it back into crock pot. Add chicken broth if chili is too thick. Serve.

Township Meetings

The following Lower Swatara Township meetings will be held in the municipal building, 1499 Spring Garden Drive, at 7 p.m. unless noted:

Board of Commissioners: Wednesday, March 6; Wednesday, March 20.

Recreation Board: Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Municipal Authority: Monday, March 25.

Zoning Hearing Board: Wednesday, March 27.

Planning Commission: Thursday, March 28.

Quote of the Week

“Grounded in faith, I can hold tight to my course and meet the future with confidence.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What do you like best about living in Pennsylvania?

“That there are friendly people to talk to!” — Kayci Fralin, 8, Middletown.

“The seasons changing. I especially like autumn.” — Andreia Bullock, 10, Middletown.

“That it is nice and peaceful to live here.” — Angel Herrera Jr., 7, Middletown.

“All my family lives here.” — Landon Keyser, 16, Lower Swatara.

“I have lots of friends.” — Ian Shaffer, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Farm Show milkshakes!” — Anna Benkovic, 9, Lower Paxton.

Proverb for the Week

Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house (24:27).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.