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Spring garage sale coming up next month: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 3/29/17

Howdy, folks. I am so happy the sun is shining more and the days are getting longer. Who doesn’t like this time of year? It is a time to wake up, shake off the winter chills and get moving.Have …

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Spring garage sale coming up next month: LaVonne Ackerman


Howdy, folks. I am so happy the sun is shining more and the days are getting longer. Who doesn’t like this time of year? It is a time to wake up, shake off the winter chills and get moving.
Have you noticed things piling up around your home? Is it time to clean out the garage and get rid of stuff? The folks in Old Reliance Farms will be doing just that in order to participate in the annual spring garage sale coming up in April.
Let the Press & Journal know you would like to advertise your yard sales.
Also, send me your details and I will list them here.
Please email me with your news to share, birthdays, anniversaries and new babies, weddings and engagements. Your community cares!
Have a last few happy last days of March.

Happy cake day to Eugene Tripp on March 29. He will be 76 on Wednesday. Eugene has been active with the Middletown Fire Department for 58 years. Thank you and happy birthday!
Happy 24th cake day to Hannah Coughlin of Lower Swatara. Her happy birthday day is March 29. I hope your Wednesday is really special, Hannah!
Best wishes to Lori MacDonald of Lower Swatara as she observes her frosty-filled day on Wednesday, March 29. Live it up, Lori!
Wishing Lori Yeich of Lower Swatara many happy returns of the day on her big me-holiday, Wednesday, March 29. I hope the sun is shining for you, Lori!
Congrats and happy landmark 21st birthday to Jonathan Myers of Lower Swatara on Thursday, March 30. Enjoy your week!
Tyler Suknaic is 24 on Saturday, April 1. I hope your day is special, like you, Tyler! No kidding!
Tracy Witmer of Lower Swatara marks her 24th birthday on April 1, too! I’m not fooling when I say have the best Saturday birthday yet, Tracy!
Pam Perrelli of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Saturday, April 1. I hope it is a beautiful sound and a wonderful day, Pam.
Happy 17th cake-and-ice cream day to Grayson Meyer of Middletown. This guy celebrates on Saturday, April 1, and he is nobody’s fool! Have a great weekend!
Happy birthday greetings are sent to Alyssa Miller, who is 24 on Sunday, April 2. Have a fantastic and very super day, Alyssa!
Harry Kapenstein of Lower Swatara marks his 20th happy birthday on Monday, April 3. Enjoy it the entire week, Harry!
Best wishes for a wonderful to Cathy Voithofer of Lower Swatara. May your Monday be full of smiles and lots of laughs. Hope your April 3 is awesome!
Jason Wagner of Lower Swatara is celebrating cake day No. 42 on Monday, April 3. Hoping it is the happiest birthday so far!
Happy confetti-popping day to Scott Klinepeter of Lower Swatara. His big-deal day is Tuesday, April 4. Enjoy!
Megan Martz of Lower Swatara celebrates her sprinkles and cupcakes day on Tuesday, April 4. She will be a legal-beagle 21. Congrats, Megan!


Best wishes for a wonderful anniversary to Tom and Lynn Shank of Lower Swatara. They were hitched on April 4, 1981. Happy 36th on Tuesday!
Movie night
Come on out for some free popcorn and drink at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Highspire United Methodist Church. “Risen” will be on the screen. The church is located at 170 2nd St. in Highspire. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Easter.

Yard sale
Old Reliance Farms in Lower Swatara will hold its annual spring yard sale on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. As always, it is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Went to the house of Pam and Dave.
Many hours in the kitchen Pam did slave.
Ate so much ’cause the food was yummy,
Since its whole 30 it didn’t grow my tummy.
Thanks go out to our good friend,
Nights like that should never end.


Life hacks
WD-40 can be used for this:
1. Clean your toilet, especially helpful to dissolve lime. Spray and use brush to clean every area.
2. Remove marker and crayon from furniture, appliances and walls (only sheen paint, not matte or flat). Test a small area first.
3. Keep water stains from shower doors.
4. Take stickers and labels off of jars. Spray, let stand for 5 minutes and use a sponge to scrub away glue.
5. Remove rings stuck on fingers!
6. Remove tea and coffee stains from countertops. Apply to damp cloth or sponge and then wipe away.
7. Spray on scissors to keep them working smoothly.
8. Spray on car windows (or home) to keep snow off them before a storm. (I wonder if this would also work on snow shovels?)
9. Gum stuck in your carpet, shoe or hair? Spray directly on it, allow it to set for few minutes, then pull gum off.
10. Waterproof shoes, boots. It also helps to remove salt stains. Spray on stains and wipe with clean rag. Again, test a small area first!

Quote of the Week
“God works just as often in ways we can’t see as in ways we can.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week
What is your favorite time of the day, why?
“Right after school. I do my homework and get some free time.” — Sofia Wilkinson, 8, West Hanover.
“My afternoon coffee break. Enough said!” — Pia Montalvo, Lower Paxton.
“Whenever it’s time to go to Chocolate World and when I ride my bike.” — Luca Ryan, 3, West Hanover.
“Early morning! It means that God has given me another day on Earth to try to make a difference in someone’s life.” — Pete Mecca, Middletown.
“The afternoon because it seems to be the nicest part of the day and that is when I do most of my physical activities, such as playing football and basketball with my friends.” — Laron Woody, 17, Middletown.
“Afternoon. I can play with friends!” — Reagan Headley, 6, Middletown.

Proverb for the Week
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you (3:29).
Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at

LaVonne Ackerman