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Linglestown Gazette: November 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christmas time in Linglestown

The tree lighting in Linglestown square will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6 pm.

There will be caroling accompanied by Linglestown Middle School students. Cookies and hot chocolate at the firehouse will follow the tree lighting.

The luminarias will be made at the home of Susan Seeds, 6061 Linglestown Rd. on Dec. 2, starting at 9 am. All hands are needed to help make the candles and distribute them. Come help make the village beautiful.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Linglestown on the radio

WHP 580 Talk Radio reported on the upcoming village improvement project this morning, plus gave this blog some free advertising. Click on the links below to listen the reports.

Clip #1 - What is driving changes in Linglestown?

Clip #2 - Sidewalks to be improved.

Friday, November 17, 2006

New eatery opens

The Linglestown Chocolate Cafe is now officially open. Please post comments if you check it out.

CLICK HERE for a map.

Committee queried on Rt. 39 project

The Village of Linglestown Committee met on Nov. 16 and responded to residents’ questions and concerns about the Route 39 improvement project tentatively scheduled to start spring 2007.

Many questions are surfacing now that the residents got a look at the proposed design during a public information session held the previous night.

Committee members discussed a need to tie down several details that the project engineer mentioned during Wednesday night’s public meeting. Also, residents and committee members talked about potential problems associated with a proposal to install concrete sidewalks throughout the village that would be stamped and dyed to look like bricks.

For more details, CLICK HERE for an article about last night’s meeting that appeared in The Patriot-News.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Weekend happenings

* Saturday, Nov. 18 – Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 will hold an all-day celebration event starting at 10 am. CLICK HERE for details.

* Tunes at St. Thomas RoastersFrank Cotolo on Friday, Nov. 17, and Paul Zavinsky on Saturday, Nov. 18. Music begins at 8 pm both nights.

Cotolo’s act is a unique blend of music and laughter. He is a noted indie performer who has played at many major East and West Coast venues.

Zavinsky makes regular appearances at Harrisburg-area coffeehouses and other venues based on an Internet search.

The coffeehouse is located near the square in Linglestown. CLICK HERE for a map.

Meeting held on planned Rt. 39, village upgrades

About 200 people attended the information session Wednesday evening on the proposed highway improvement and streetscape project for the village of Linglestown slated to begin in spring 2007. Below are links to media reports:

WHP CBS 21CLICK HERE for report entitled “Round-about,” and CLICK HERE for a video segment.

CLICK HERE for an article that appeared in The Patriot-News.

The project is now in the final design stage. Last night’s meeting was a public information session on what will soon take place.

The planned improvements to the Route 39 corridor in the village appear to be a reasonable solution to the traffic congestion problems at the square and Blue Mountain Parkway intersection. Plus, the traffic calming features – roundabouts, chicanes and staggered parallel parking areas beyond the square area – should dramatically slow down traffic through the village.

Good news for walkers! The project includes the installation of sidewalks in the square area and along Linglestown Road.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2007 and end during the spring or summer of 2008, according to Jeffrey S. Case of Arora and Associates, P.C. engineering firm. One lane of Route 39 will be open to traffic during construction, and detours will be set up for through traffic.

Lower Paxton Township officials face an obstacle in obtaining a right-of-way from a homeowner for a new dogleg road section slated to go from Linglestown Road near the old firehouse to Blue Mountain Parkway. The media reports listed above do a good job of explaining this situation.

Linglestown Gazette will attempt to obtain a diagram or picture that shows the design of the project.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New eateries spotlighted

The Patriot-News did a story on two new eateries in the village of Linglestown – The Linglestown Chocolate Cafe and Senor Pepe’s restaurant.

CLICK HERE to read the article.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Townhomes, motel coming to village

A pair of new construction projects soon will get started in Linglestown based on happenings at the Lower Paxton Township supervisors meeting on Nov. 6, 2006.

Plans were approved for an 18-unit townhouse/condo project off of Jerome Blvd., which is located near Koons Park.

CLICK HERE to view a map. The townhouses will be constructed in the open space located south of Warren Ave.

Also, the supervisors reviewed plans for a new motel proposed to be constructed across from the new Tex-Mex restaurant at the intersection of Mountain Road and Lockwillow Ave.

CLICK HERE to view a map. If approved, the 93-unit extended-stay motel would be located in the brown patch located west of Mountain Road.

The supervisors have requested additional information on the impact the motel would have on the busy Mountain Road – Lockwillow Ave. intersection that is controlled by a traffic light.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

MEETING - Route 39 redo, Linglestown

Plans for improving traffic flow on Linglestown Road (Route 39) in the village of Linglestown are nearing final approval.

Linglestown-area residents have a chance to discuss the plan with state transportation officials on Wednesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Linglestown Middle School, 1200 N. Mountain Road.

Major changes are proposed, and construction is slated to begin next spring.

During the Lower Paxton Supervisors Workshop meeting of October 10, 2006, the final design plan for traffic flow through Linglestown was presented by Arora and Associates. This includes two "run arounds" on Route 39, one at the square and the other at the west end of Linglestown, near the firehouse. Linglestown will no longer be a "through route."

Plans will be on display before and after the presentation Wednesday evening.
Related Note: Thursday, Nov 16, 7 pm - Village of Linglestown Committee, a citizens advisory group, will meet at the Linglestown Fire Company (brick building), 5901 Linglestown Road.
Previous post: Linglestown square project moving forward

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tunes at Roasters

St. Thomas Roasters coffeehouse, located near the square in the Linglestown, will feature the following acts this weekend.

* Friday, Nov. 10 – Moe Weimer

* Saturday, Nov. 11 – Ruby and the Hummingbirds (light jazz, according to a listing in The Patriot-News)

Music starts at 8 pm and ends around 10 pm. No cover – performers appreciate tips.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Village business update

The business scene in the old village section of Linglestown has been quite active of late.

First, some bad news. St. Thomas Creamery has closed and the building is up for sale.

And, here's what's new ...

Linglestown Flowers & Gifts is now open for business at 5939 Linglestown Road, just a couple doors away from St. Thomas Roasters. The store is being billed as "Your Friendly Small Town Full Service Florist." There's plenty of parking behind the store.

Speaking of St. Thomas Roasters, the coffee shop will be extending its business hours to 8 pm Monday–Thursday starting Nov. 13.

And finally, The Linglestown Chocolate Cafe is scheduled to open Nov. 17. CLICK HERE for more information.

Note the new deck that's recently been added to the front of the former church at 5948 Linglestown Road, across from St. Thomas Roasters.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Community Calendar


* Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Get out to vote! And, stop by the Linglestown Fire Company for their Election Day café and soup sale from 7 am – 8 pm. Hmm hmm good!


* Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Central Dauphin High School will hold its annual powder puff football game to benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at 7 pm at Landis Field. The CD junior girls will play the CD senior girls. Admission is $5. Food, beverages for sale.

* Saturday, Nov. 11 – Linglestown Women’s Club will sponsor a Soup Sale at Colonial Park UCC, Devonshire Road. The sale will be held in conjunction with their craft fair from 9 am – 3 pm or until all the soup is gone. Call Nancy Zlogar at 691-6849 for more details.

* Friday, Nov. 17 – Mt. Laurel Community Association will hold a Block Shoot at the community park on Piketown Road at 7 pm. What is a block shoot? And can you do one in the dark?

* Every Friday – New Hope Church, 584 Colonial Club Drive, serves soup for seniors from 11 to 11:45 am with a Bible study afterward. Call 545-3400 for information.

Colts football season wrap

The Linglestown Colts Football Midget team was the lone survivor among varsity squads of the first playoff round, defeating Middletown 34-6 on Oct. 21. PeeWee and Pony teams dropped close games to Harrisburg and Steelton respectively.

On Oct. 28, the Midgets couldn’t get past the tough Cumberland Valley squad for the second time this season.

CLICK HERE for a full listing of game results for all Colts teams.

Congratulations to all players, cheerleaders and coaches for a great season of Linglestown Colt Football.