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Posted 6/26/19

Wow! Did you see that? I blinked and June is almost gone!

Be sure to make the most of these lazy, hazy days.

Also, don’t forget to share your ideas about how best to take advantage of …

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Please remember to share your neighborhood news: LaVonne Ackerman

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Wow! Did you see that? I blinked and June is almost gone!

Be sure to make the most of these lazy, hazy days.

Also, don’t forget to share your ideas about how best to take advantage of this gorgeous summer time with your neighbors! Feel free to share via email or phone call.

Have a wonderful week and last few days of June.

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Tucker Davis of Middletown. His cake day is Wednesday, June 26. Hope it is wonderful!

Best wishes to Bob Coble of Middletown as he adds another candle to his frosty-filled cake on Wednesday, June 26. Enjoy!

Ryan Popp of Lower Swatara Township marks his happy 23rd birthday on Thursday, June 27! Best wishes to you all week long!

Birthday balloons are flying for MaryLou Risteff of Lower Swatara on Thursday, June 27. Happy 94th!

Emma Fischer of Lower Swatara hits No. 15 on Friday, June 28. May your day be just fabulous!

Happy 24th cake day to Jeremy Shaver of Lower Swatara on June 28. May your Friday be fantastic and your weekend even better!

Happy smiles and surprises day to Norma Fisher Albright of Lower Swatara. She celebrates her super-duper day on Saturday, June 29.

Zoey Bright of Middletown marks her final teener cake day on Sunday, June 30. Happy 19th birthday to you, Zoey!

Wishing a beautiful birthday to Donna Sipe of Lower Swatara on June 30. May your Sunday be swell with lots of sunshine!

AJ Murray marks his big-deal 25th birthday on Sunday, June 30. Happiest birthday wishes to you, AJ!

Sending a huge happy birthday shoutout to Dan Wagner of Lower Swatara on Sunday, June 30. If you see him give him your sweetest smile!

Happy July and happy birthday to Katelyn Cranes of Lower Swatara as she turns 23 on Monday, July 1.

McKayla Tucker of Lower Swatara celebrates her last teener birthday on Monday, July 1. Make it a happy 19th, McKayla!

Happy birthday balloons are sent to Samuel Turns Jr. of Middletown on July 1. Have a marvelous day on Monday, Sam!

Best wishes to Sarah Carson of Lower Swatara on Monday, July 1, as she celebrates her landmark 21st birthday. Congrats!

Happy cool-parade 25th birthday to Rachel Ruiz on Tuesday, July 2. May all your dreams come true this year, Rachel!

Anniversaries

Best wishes for a wonderful anniversary to Paul and Michelle Carnes of Lower Swatara as they observe their 26th year together! Enjoy your heart day!

Ron and Sue Maxwell of Lower Swatara celebrate their 51st wedded bliss day on Saturday, June 29. Congratulations to you two!

It’s ruby time for Greg and Claudia Wilson of Lower Swatara on Sunday, June 30. Happy 40th anniversary to you both. Congrats!

Township meetings

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

Board of Commissioners: Wednesday, July 17.

Municipal Authority: Monday, July 22.

Zoning Hearing Board: Wednesday, July 24.

Planning Commission: Thursday, July 25.

Cool Taco Salad

1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, rinse and drain

4 cups shredded lettuce

8 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup black olives, sliced

1/4 cup green onions, sliced

1 1/2 cup sour cream

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 pkg taco seasoning

2 cups tortilla chips, crushed

Use a 2 1/2-quart casserole bowl. Layer black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and onion.

For dressing: Stir together sour cream, seasoning and garlic in a bowl.

Spread over top of salad. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2 to 24 hours.

Serve over tortilla chips. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Quote of the Week

“Asking for help can be hard, but not asking for help can be even harder!” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is a fun summer time activity?

“Going to the beach and the pool!” — Caleb Bereza, 9, Royalton.

“Sitting at my favorite beach grill with a view of the waves and taking in the ocean breeze as I sip a cold drink.” — Tim Wadzita, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“Hanging with my friends and swimming, and cookouts!” — Arianna Laverty, 12, Middletown.

“Swimming!” — Anna Benkovic, 10, Lower Paxton.

“Going over to my grandma’s and swimming at her house.” — Ryan Benkovic, 5, Lower Paxton.

“Snorkeling!” — Jayme Ackerman, Florida.

Proverb for the Week

The person who labors, labors for himself, for his hungry mouth drives him on (16:26).

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