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Linglestown Gazette: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Bazaar to benefit good cause

A Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 am–3 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4700 Locust Lane.

The bazaar will have donated slightly-worn clothing items for sale at the "The Closet," all for $1 to $2 per item. It also will feature gift items, holiday greens, ornaments, candy, cookies, crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, and lunch!

All proceeds benefit a Habitat for Humanity project in Harrisburg that the church is sponsoring.

For information, contact the church at 545-0021 or check out its website.
CLICK HERE for information about the church's Habitat for Humanity project.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Travel with Linglestown's French connection

Linglestown resident John Robinson will escort a group from the Harrisburg area to the south of France from October 29 through November 6, 2011. The group will fly to Marseille and board the River Royale riverboat to cruise north on the Rhône River through Provence and into Burgundy, two notable areas of the country.

Among the cities and towns to be visited are Arles, Avignon, Viviers, Tournon, Lyon, and Chalon-sur-Saône.

The trip includes seven nights on the riverboat, six shore excursions, all meals, and local wines.

John majored in French in college and earned a certificat d’études from the University of Montpellier, France. He taught French for 14 years in Susquehanna Township schools. Later he worked at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission dealing with historic sites, tourism, and communications.

More recently, John has served as coordinator for LEC, a French company that places French students in American homes for three weeks each summer. Several LEC students have made Linglestown their “summer home” over the last three years.

The tour is sponsored by Holiday Tour and Travel of Lemoyne. For complete details, visit their website or phone Cindy at 763-7878. When you call, please say, "I saw it in the Gazette!"

Street lights dot Linglestown

In case you haven't traveled through Linglestown lately, part of the village is now lined with gas lamp-style street lights that PPL recently installed. They do a good job of illuminating the street and sidewalks.

According to a letter to the editor in today's Patriot-News, the lighting is a bit too much for one village resident.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday entertainment at Roasters

Frank Cotolo returns to make things perk Friday at
St. Thomas Roasters coffee house located on the square in Linglestown, 8–10 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Eastbound lane through Linglestown opened

Construction crews carted away barriers this afternoon to open Route 39 through Linglestown for two-way traffic.

Traffic will be restricted again when the construction season starts in late winter or early spring.


LP supervisors mulling possible tax hike

Lower Paxton Township officials are trying to close a $530,000 gap in next year's budget, and they will hold a workshop session this evening to crunch the numbers in search of answers.

There was talk of a property-tax hike earlier this month. The rate hike discussed would ratchet up taxes for a property in the township valued at $200,000 by $34, increasing the total bill to $209 from $175, according to The Patriot-News.

Township staffers, led by manager George Wolfe, have done a great job keeping the tax rate level for several years, but the down economy and limited new construction are apparently forcing their hands this time around.

Developing story ...


Two-way traffic in Linglestown set to resume

The Patriot-News reports that both lanes of Route 39 through Linglestown Road will be open no later than Wednesday this week. CLICK HERE to read the article.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Public input needed on Linglestown parks

The Lower Paxton parks and recreation board is about to launch a planning process for future improvements at Koons Park and Wolfersberger Park, which is an undeveloped tract located east of the village along Wenrich Street.

The board has scheduled a meeting to take comments from the public tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 pm at the Municipal Center.

It’s likely that construction of park facilities won’t happen in the near term, but having a plan in place would help the township acquire government grants and other funding for future projects.

It would be a good idea for individuals and groups that use Koons Park to get involved in this process from the get-go.

Information for this post was provided by Stray Winds Area Neighbors, better known as SWAN.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Linglestown church needs bricks

If you have some bricks that are taking up space in your garage or yard, please consider donating them to a local church that needs them for an upcoming project.

St. Thomas United Church of Christ plans to build a meditative labyrinth this spring in the meadow behind the church building. The church is located about a half-mile east of the village on Linglestown Road at Wenrich Street.

About 1,700 bricks are needed that will be placed in the ground to outline the labyrinth in a design that is shown below. Donations of bricks will be accepted in any number, any color, and they don't have to be perfect.

Please contact Kathie Gifford via e-mail if you have bricks to donate or need more information.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Special artworks on display in Linglestown

Art affiliated with the Magnificent Minds Projects is now on display at Select Physical Therapy’s Blue Mountain Center located at 4800 Linglestown Road.

The Magnificent Minds Projects benefits artists who have mental illness. The group recognizes that there are talented artists with mental illness who have few opportunities to display their art in the community.

The artworks will be on display through the end of the year.

Call (717) 652-8511 for office hours at Select Physical Therapy.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Linglestown road paving nearly finished – for now

On this cold and wet Thursday, it seems like a good time to update the Linglestown improvement projects based on my observations during frequent walks through the village.

Paving appears to have been completed on Linglestown Road. The westbound lane continues to be closed to traffic while sidewalks are constructed on the north side of the road. The final layer of asphalt won’t be applied until next spring.

Raspberry Alley
, which runs along the north side of Koons Park, was repaved last week on both sides of N. Mountain Road. The alley needed to be repaved as part of a sewer project that took place during the summer.

Work has begun to pave Blackberry Alley from Blue Mountain Parkway to N. Mountain Road. According to a reader, the project has temporarily blocked several residents along Linglestown Road from using their garages and driveways. (Linglestown Road was supposed to be open in both directions before work started on the alley.) It looks like some residents are parking in the new municipal parking lot next to Linglestown Life church.

Linglestown Road is pictured about a block east of the square.


Air Force Band jazz ensemble coming to CD

Central Dauphin High School will host a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band's jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note, on November 22, 7 pm.

Tickets are free but the Band Boosters advise you to order them well in advance!

CLICK HERE for an order form.