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Let’s hope June brings some warm weather to the area: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 5/29/18

So long, May! We are ready for June, and that means summer and fun. School is just about over, the weather is warming up (again) and there is plenty to do and see.

I hope June comes in with …

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Let’s hope June brings some warm weather to the area: LaVonne Ackerman

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So long, May! We are ready for June, and that means summer and fun. School is just about over, the weather is warming up (again) and there is plenty to do and see.

I hope June comes in with sunshine and warm breezes. Time to get out the calendar to plan some picnics and other gatherings. Yay! ’Tis the season of June and all things flip-flops and wearing white without any hesitation!

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the sunshine. Let me know your news to share.

Birthdays

Best wishes for a wonderful Wednesday birthday to Craig Mosher of Lower Swatara. He is happy for 59 reasons on May 30. Enjoy!

Happy June 1 birthday to Al Tomalis of Lower Swatara. May your Friday be beautiful and let the celebrations last all weekend long!

Best wishes to Samuel Turns Jr. for a fantastic Friday, June 1 birthday. He is partying in Middletown. Happy birthday!

Here is a shout-out to Pam Morsberger of West Hanover. May your Friday be filled with all lovely and fun things. Happy June 1 party day, Trix!

Happy cake-and-ice cream day to Andrea Harvey of Lower Swatara. I hope your Saturday, June 2, birthday lasts and lasts!

Lamar Ventura of Lower Swatara hits cake day No. 17 on Sunday, June 3. Enjoy sunny skies, warm breezes and some fun, Lamar!

Aaron Suknaic marks his 24th birthday on Sunday, June 3. Many smiles are sent to you as you observe the best birthday yet, Aaron!

Happy confetti-popping day to Brenda Rineer of Lower Swatara on Monday, June 4. Have a marvelous day, Brenda!

Welcome to the 20s, Jared Rife of Lower Swatara! He marks his cake day on June 4, too. Have a great Monday celebrating!

Keyana Allensworth of Lower Swatara turns 14 on Tuesday, June 5. Many, many good wishes for joy to you as you celebrate your birthday the last week of school!

Anniversaries

Best wishes to David and Eileen Beasom, who celebrate 15 years of wedded bliss on Thursday, May 31. Hint here, the gift is watches! Eileen does beautiful work with the Wool and Flax Ministries. The ladies create gorgeous baby and toddler sweaters for Morning Star. Have a wonderful day, and God bless you both!

Happy fourth anniversary to Nathaniel and Rachel Perry of Middletown. Gift: appliances! Enjoy your special day on Friday, June 1. You are still newlyweds!

Bill and Dawn Mattes of Lower Swatara married on June 4, 1994. Best wishes to you two on Monday as you celebrate your hearts-and-flowers day!

Congrats and best wishes to Dave and Pam Yandrich of Lower Swatara. These two kids were married June 4, 1983. They celebrate their jade 35th wedding anniversary Friday. Happy romantic weekend to you!

Open house at historical society

All are welcome to attend the Highspire Historical Society open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 273 2nd St., Highspire.

The speakers are John Ziats and Jeannie Dunaway, who will present “Ghosts, Lore & Legends of Middletown” at 3 p.m. Recent donations will be on display. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the rear, on Lusk Avenue.

Call 717-939-0385 or 717-566-6828 for more information.

LulaRoe Bingo

LulaRoe Bingo benefitting the Lower Swatara Lions Club featuring Kristina Spandler’s Mobile Boutique will be held Friday, June 22, at the Lions building, 2 Theodore Ave., Shopes Garden.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo is from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes all games. Additional cards, raffles and concessions will be available for purchase.

Contact Lion Babette Rudick, 717-265-3060, or Lion Kelsey Varner, 717-919-1114, to reserve your spot. Only 80 tickets will be sold, so get your tickets soon.

Nancy's Famous Chili

1 lb. hamburger

1 can kidney beans (about 14 oz.)

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 small onion

salt, pepper and chili powder to taste

Brown hamburger and drain, sauté onions until transparent. Combine all ingredients and simmer 45 minutes to an hour. While cooking, taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve with corn bread!

Quote of the Week

“I’m only wishing to go a-fishing; For this the month of May was made.” — Henry Van Dyke, author, educator and clergyman.

Question of the Week

What is your favorite food?

“Italian dunkers. You have to go to Seven Sorrows school cafeteria in order to try them.” — Victoria Kelly, 10, Swatara.

“Ice cream, cotton candy flavored!” — Brooklyn Rodriguez, 10, Royalton.

“Steak.” — Aijah Gladden, 11, Middletown.

“Everything!” — Noah Sheaffer, 11, Lower Swatara.

“Homemade meals.” — Tyson Bomberger, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Burgers from McDonalds, and steak.” — Jaxon Monroig, 11, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones (15:23).

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