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Linglestown Gazette: December 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Eve in Linglestown

An invitation to all Gazette readers ...

Join us Christmas Eve at Linglestown Life for one of three celebrations.

The Children's Christmas Eve program will get under way at 5 pm with music by the children's choir and a candle lighting using glow sticks. The Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service begins at 7 pm. A mix of carols and other special music leads to the service of candle lighting at the conclusion of the service. Finally, a Christmas Eve Communion service begins at 9 pm. Hear, see and participate in the retelling of the Christmas miracle as we welcome Jesus during the celebration of communion.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa to take early tour of Linglestown area

Santa will be making stops throughout the Linglestown area this Sunday, Dec. 20 courtesy of Linglestown Fire Company. Signs announcing each location where Jolly Saint Nick will hand out goodies have been posted.

CLICK HERE to view Santa's schedule.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday music in Linglestown

Capitol Opera Youth Chorus will sing holiday songs and carols during two free performances on Saturday, Dec. 12 at a couple locations in the village of Linglestown – 11 am at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house, and 12:30 pm at First Impressions.

Youth Chorus members will be dressed in Victorian costumes.

CLICK HERE for more info about Capitol Opera Harrisburg.

Grease Monkeys to perform at benefit concert

The Grease Monkey’s, a rock band made up of four children who attend Linglestown Elementary School, will be playing at the 12th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 12 at Overtime Sports Bar in Hershey. Opening for Emily's Toy Box, the Grease Monkeys will take the stage at 11:00 pm. This show is for all ages (21 to drink) and admission is $5 or a new, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value.

Members making up the young rock band are Luke Diecidue, age 9, drummer, Jacob Diecidue, age 11, guitar player, Kristopher Ramstrom, age 10, bass player, and Kiersten Smith, age 10, singer.

All band members are neighborhood and school friends and have been playing together for the past three years. Over the past year they have had live performances for Relay for Life at the Susquehanna High School in June, St. Thomas Roasters in August, as well as a few large, private parties. The Grease Monkeys will be performing once again for Linglestown Elementary School students in the upcoming year, as well as returning to other venues in 2010.
Article submitted by Stephanie Diecidue

Monday, December 07, 2009

Community calendar, 12.06.09

CD High bands offer holiday events

Central Dauphin High School's two Jazz Bands are getting ready for a swinging holiday season!

They'll entertain shoppers at Harrisburg's Strawberry Square on Wednesday, December 9, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Then the bands will transform the high school cafeteria into a winter wonderland at 7 pm on Friday, December 11, at their annual Holiday Dessert Dance, an evening of great music celebrating the holiday season, sweet treats, and dancing.

Admission to the Holiday Dessert Dance is only $3 per person or $5 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Central Dauphin High School band program. Tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Music at Roasters

Upcoming musical treats at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house in the Linglestown Square will feature steel guitarist Sterling Koch on Friday, Dec. 11, and the ever-popular Grantville duo of Frank and Jack Cotolo on Saturday, Dec. 12. Enjoy free entertainment to go along with the area’s best craft coffees 8-10 pm both nights.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

B² update

Today some comments surfaced about the lack of updates. Here's the short version of a long story:

The combination of local-news blogging and working a full-time job for an Internet-based news service caught up with me after three years and nearly 1,600 posts. It became apparent over the summer that I needed to take a break.

I'm evaluating whether to jump back into the fray on a regular basis.

Some of you may remember that I was awarded a grant to expand local-news blogging in the Harrisburg area. I canceled the project in August due to running out steam and returned the initial $10,000 grant award.

Regardless of what happens with the Gazette, I want to express my appreciation for those of you who contributed content, passed along news tips, and participated in my wacky contests and promotions. Thanks also go to my sponsors listed to the right and to everyone who is a regular reader.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Linglestown tree-lighting this Sunday

The annual Linglestown-area Christmas carol-singing and tree-lighting activity will occur again this year this Sunday evening, December 6, beginning at 6:00, in the Linglestown Square.

Sacred and secular holiday music for the carol-singing will be provided and led this year by the 12-member Capitol Opera Youth Chorus.

This traditional holiday event is sponsored and organized each year by many Linglestown individuals and groups. Following all of the events in the Square, the public is invited to visit the "St. Thomas" social hall at the firehouse, located at the west end of the village at 5901 Linglestown Road, for hot beverages and cookies supplied by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Linglestown Fire Compan.

for video highlights of last year's event.