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It’s mid-August ... are you all ready for school to start?: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 8/15/18

Hello, people! We can’t get much more in the middle of the month than the 15th. I hope you are enjoying August.

The first day of school is in about 11 days, depending on where you attend. …

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It’s mid-August ... are you all ready for school to start?: LaVonne Ackerman

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Hello, people! We can’t get much more in the middle of the month than the 15th. I hope you are enjoying August.

The first day of school is in about 11 days, depending on where you attend. Are you ready? What do you need to do?

What an exciting time for young folks and their teachers. May I suggest practicing going to bed early and rising early? I’m not a fan of the crack-of-dawn requirements of back-to-school time!

Have a wonderful week. Feel free to share your news with your neighbors!

Birthdays

Jaidyn Evans of Middletown celebrated her eighth birthday on Aug. 11. Hoping you are having a wonderful summer, Jaidyn! Sorry for the delay.

Happy belated eighth birthday to Cali Williams of Middletown. This cutie celebrated on Aug. 13. God bless you, Cali!

Here is a shout-out to Nathaniel Perry of Middletown on Aug. 15. His party day is on Wednesday. Enjoy your week!

Happy cake day to Karen Gelbogis, formerly of Middletown, who observes her birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Enjoy!

Aug. 15, 2018, is the 100th birthday of Kay Houck of Middletown. Congrats and best wishes to you on Wednesday.

Happy landmark 21st big-deal birthday to John Ponnett Jr. of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Aug. 16. Enjoy your birthday week, John!

Happy brand-new teener birthday to Leo Nissley of Lower Swatara. Leo turns 13 on Thursday, Aug. 16! Congrats.

Cole Pavlishin marks his totally-special 25th birthday on Aug. 17. Have a fantastic Friday celebrating you big day, Cole!

Gerardo Ortiz of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Friday, Aug. 17. Happy 21st cool-parade cake day to you!

Kenya Littles of Middletown turns 20 on Aug. 17. Hope your balloon-flying Friday is all that you hope it to be, Kenya!

Best wishes for a snappy-happy birthday to Marie Triplett of Lower Swatara on Friday, Aug. 17. Have a fantastic weekend!

Here is a shout-out to Cindy Knaub of Lower Swatara. Wishing you a wonderful Friday, Aug. 17 cake day.

Molly Strite of Lower Swatara joins the teener club on Saturday, Aug. 18. Happy 13th confetti-popping day, Molly!

Many super-duper-dazzling birthday wishes are sent to Michael Sabol of Middletown on Aug. 18. Enjoy your Saturday cake-and-ice cream day, Michael!

Melissa Soto of Middletown celebrates her sparkles-and-glitter birthday Saturday, Aug. 18. Enjoy your 15th cake day!

Happy quarter-of-a-century birthday to Amanda Krehling on Sunday Aug. 19. Congrats and much joy to you, Amanda, as you celebrate all week long.

Patrick Feeney Jr. hits the 25-year mark on Aug. 19. Here’s hoping your Sunday is full of fun and blessings, Patrick. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday sunshine is sent to Tim Nissley of Lower Swatara on Sunday, Aug. 19. Make this day count, Tim!

Canar Morrison of Lower Swatara has 20 brightly burning candles atop of his birthday cake on Sunday, Aug. 19. Yay!

Wishing Alexandria Fish of Middletown a marvelous Monday, Aug. 20, cake day as she observes her 17th birthday. Enjoy and be happy all week long!

Elizabeth Swartzweider of Middletown marks her 17th frosty-filled birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 21. May it be your best day yet!

Anniversaries

Happy wedding anniversary to Paul and Norma Wagner of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Hopefully you are able to have a candlelight dinner together!

Best wishes for a fantastic anniversary to retirees and former residents of Middletown, Norm and Karen Gelbogis. They observe their romantic holiday on Monday, Aug. 20.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

From the Wedding Book Collection

1 pkg. Oreos

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream

1 8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed

Let ice cream soften. Grind up Oreos in blender. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon into cake pan. Freeze.

Quote of the Week

“God watches over us, delights in us, and longs to quiet our hearts with his love.” — Renee Swope, author.

Question of the Week

What do you like to do to be prepared for back to school time?

“Get pens and pencils. That’s my fun thing to do!” — Emma Erkenswick, 11, Lower Swatara.

“Go shopping and make sure I have school supplies.” — Hailey Hoerner, 10, Lower Swatara.

“I will go into first grade. I will get my pencils and get my desk and do my best.” — Raegan Young, 6, Lower Swatara.

“Just ride my bike!” — Jackson Mack, 7, Lower Swatara.

“Get school supplies, I like crayons the best!” — Ryder Derk, 6, Lower Swatara.

“Read.” — Jack Doran, 8, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out (18:15).

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