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Happy fall! What is your favorite TV show?: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 9/25/19

Happy fall to you all! What things are you ready for ... cooler weather, warm recipes? How about new television shows?

I must be getting old. I forget the shows I used to watch! I’m not …

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Happy fall! What is your favorite TV show?: LaVonne Ackerman


Happy fall to you all! What things are you ready for ... cooler weather, warm recipes? How about new television shows?

I must be getting old. I forget the shows I used to watch! I’m not talking about years ago, I’m talking about last winter and spring. Back in the old days a sitcom or drama aired in early September and would run until June. Just my thoughts, but could this be true? Some memories aren’t always accurate.

I used to love Friday nights ... “The Partridge Family,” “The Brady Bunch” and who remembers “Nanny and the Professor”? Tuesdays were “Happy Days” and “Laverne and Shirley.”

What was your favorite show? What is it now? I like “A Million Little Things,” and the one show on Tuesday nights, and the Tom Selleck police show on Friday nights. I know I liked others, but can’t think of them. See what I mean about remembering?

Enjoy these last days of September. Don’t forget to share your news with your neighbors, and have a super week!


Happy belated birthday to little Walker Musser of Lower Swatara Township. This guy turned 1 on Sept. 22. I hope you got loads of treats, Walker!

Taylana Doster of Middletown celebrates a big deal landmark 18th cake day on Thursday, Sept. 26. Congrats!

Happy cake-and-ice cream day to Amy Pressley of Lower Swatara. She celebrates on Thursday, Sept. 26. Enjoy!

Morgan Light celebrates her 23rd happy birthday on Thursday, Sept. 26. May your week be filled with blessings!

Here is a happy birthday shout-out to Ryan Weaver. His party day is Thursday, Sept. 26. Thank you for serving our country!

Jeffrey Cline of Lower Swatara turns 22 on Thursday, Sept. 26. Have an extra special day!

Garrett Worthing of Lower Swatara will observe his balloon-flying day on Friday, Sept. 27. I hope 24 wonderful things happen to you!

Dave Worthing, Lower Swatara, marks his cake day on Friday, too. Have a fantastic dad/son birthday weekend!

Best wishes for a glitter-and-sparkles birthday to Victoria Kelly of Swatara Township. She is 12 on Saturday, Sept. 28! Have a super day.

Kaylea Peterson of Lower Swatara turns 12 on Saturday, Sept. 28. Have a sensational weekend and a happy birthday!

John Flake of Middletown celebrates his final teener cake day Sept. 29. Happy 19th on Sunday!

Happy 13th birthday to brand new teener Rylee Leeper of Middletown. May God richly bless you on Sunday, Sept. 29, and evermore!

Happy birthday to Dave Rothrock. He has 31 reasons to celebrate on Monday, Sept. 30. Have a marvelous week!

Haley Yingling of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Monday, Sept. 30. Happy 17th, Haley!

Madison Pressley of Lower Swatara marks her razzle-dazzle 12th birthday Monday, Sept. 30. Have a tip-top week celebrating!

Best wishes for a terrific last teener birthday to Ian Pirkey of Middletown on Monday. He is 19 on Sept. 30.

Happy honk-honk beep-beep cake day to Owen Wood of Lower Swatara. He hits Sweet 16 on Monday, Sept. 30.

Kayleigh Kurtz of Lower Swatara turns 22 on Tuesday, Oct. 1. May your birthday week be the best, and extra special!

Happy big deal 50th birthday to Roy Shonk of Londonderry Township on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Enjoy this landmark party day!

Dear Debbie Latsha of Lower Swatara celebrates her Oct. 1 cupcake-and-streamers day on Tuesday. Wishing you a beautiful week!

Best wishes for a terrific birthday to Sue Waller of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Oct. 1. I hope the sunshine is smiling over you, Sue!


Best wishes to Sam and Peg Sostar of Lower Swatara Township as they celebrate 43 years of wedded bliss Sept. 25. I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

Robert and Doris Reed mark their 65th blue sapphire wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Have a wonderful celebration!

Happy 38th anniversary to Jeff and Gina Fleisher of Lower Swatara. Their romantic holiday is Thursday, Sept. 26. Enjoy!

Craig and Darlene Stoudt of Lower Swatara will observe their 44th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 27. Best wishes to you for the best day ever!

Mario and Joyce Corradi of Lower Swatara celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28. Enjoy your romantic weekend!

Mike and Leslie LaVia mark their 48th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 29. Best wishes and congrats!

Happy 24th wedding anniversary to Ed and Deb Flowers of Lower Swatara. They celebrate on Monday, Sept. 30. Enjoy!

Happy 26th romantic holiday to Perry and Claudi Sisti of Lower Swatara. Have a terrific Tuesday, Oct. 1 anniversary!

Time for dinner

Everyone is welcome to attend the community dinner on Monday, Oct. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., or until sold out, at Evangelical United Methodist Church at 157 E. Water St., Middletown.

The menu: roast pork, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, beverage and seasonal desserts.

You can dine in or take out. A handicapped entrance is available. Call 717-944-6181 for more information.

Islam study

The Women’s Auxiliary of The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Harrisburg will present “An Elementary Study of Islam” program at the Londonderry Lionettes meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The program will be held at Londonderry Elementary School, 260 Schoolhouse Road.

Contact Louisa Morgan at 717-944-6518 for more information.

Cozy Corn Pie

1 1/4 c. milk

2 c. frozen corn

salt, pepper, paprika

2 eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. chopped onion

favorite crackers, crushed, Ritz

Mix milk, corn, onion, salt, pepper and paprika. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add flour. Add eggs. Stir until thickened. Pour into pan lined with cracker crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Yard sale at Presbyterian Church

All are welcome to come out to the semi-annual yard sale at the Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown, Union and Water streets, on Saturday, Sept. 28.

This indoor sale opens at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Soup, sandwiches and baked goods will also be sold.

Halloween parade time

The Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s 66th annual Halloween Parade is set for Monday, Oct. 21.

For parade information and registration, go to

Registration closes Oct. 8. Questions about the parade may be emailed to

There are several spaces available for registrations in the cutest and original individual cash prize categories. 

Quote of the Week

“My successes and my failures are a matter of perspective.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is your favorite TV show? Why?

“‘Thomas and Friends.’ Because I do!” — Joseph Killeen, 3, Camp Hill.

“‘My Little Pony.’ I really like all of the characters.” — Julia Killeen, 5, Camp Hill.

“‘Super Wings.’” — Luca Ryan, 5, West Hanover Township.

“‘Goosebumps.’ It’s scary!” —Ryan Benkovic, 5, Lower Paxton Township.

“‘Ninja Warrior,’ because I want to be one!” — Jonathan Benkovic, 8, Lower Paxton.

“I have two, ‘Spirit’ and ‘Odd Squad.’” — Stella Ryan, 9, West Hanover.

“‘Raven’s Home.’ It’s funny.” — Anna Benkovic, 10, Lower Paxton.

“‘The Office.’ It’s funny.” — Ean Benner, 16, Royalton.

“‘The Flash.’ I am a fan of superheroes.” — William Benkovic, 16, Lower Paxton.

“‘Supernatural.’ I love sci-fi and horror. Yet this show shows the importance of love and family.” — Whitney Wood, Singer Island, Florida

Proverb for the Week

Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge (19:25).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at