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Linglestown Gazette: June 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

News links, 06.29.10

* Bishop McDevitt High School nears fund-raising goal for new school in Lower Paxton Township. - PennLive.com

* Central Dauphin School District approves budget furloughing 11 teachers and adopting curriculum changes. - PennLive.com

Twilight baseball update

Linglestown Twilight split four games late last week and over the weekend, and started the week in the first place (9–5 record) of the East Shore Twilight League. Below are game recaps:

Hummelstown 9 – Linglestown 8 (June 24) ... Linglestown carried a 6–3 lead into the final inning and seemed to have things in control. But, Hummelstown went crazy in their seventh inning at-bat when they plated six runners to turn the tide their way, with five runs coming off a grand slam by Jimmy Miller and a solo shot by Chuck Faust. Twilight's Jon Stahl hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.

Linglestown 7 – Valley View 1 (June 26, doubleheader) ... Linglestown scored six runs in the first inning, with back-to-back home runs by Nate Shroy and Jon Stahl accounting for three of the scores. Twilight hurler Joe Leo tossed a nifty three-hitter in his best outing of the season.

Linglestown 5 – Valley View 1 ... In game two, Jason Kelly tossed a three-hitter, and Twilight put a run on the board in five of their six at-bats to record their ninth win of the season.

Hummelstown 10 – Linglestown 7 (June 27) ... Linglestown jumped out to a 6–0 lead prior to Hummelstown getting hot at the plate. Hummelstown center fielder Chuck Faust did the most damage with two homers and four RBIs.

CLICK HERE for Twilight's schedule.


Friday, June 25, 2010

News links, 06.25.10

* CD School Board seeks ideas to save, make money. The Patriot-News

Man dies in shooting at Lower Paxton Township apartment complex. PennLive.com

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Twilight keeps winning streak alive

In Wednesday sandlot baseball action, Linglestown Twilight recorded their seventh straight win by topping Lawnton 5–2 in an away game.

Linglestown pitcher Rhys Wolford gave up a two-run roundtripper to Lawnton catcher Kris Kullman in the first inning.

In the fourth inning, Linglestown halved the score without a hit when shortstop Sam Phillips walked, stole second and third bases, and scored on a throwing error.

Twilight scored four in the sixth inning to lock up the game. Phillips and center fielder Scott Montgomery each had a RBI, and left fielder Nate Shroy plated two with a single.

Winning pitcher Wolford picked up a complete-game win. He struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter.

Linglestown (7–3) takes on Hummelstown (4–7) this evening at Koons Park, 6 pm.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Backyard news, 06.23.10

* Linglestown Twilight sandlot baseball team is in action the next two evenings – tonight at Lawnton, 6 pm, and Thursday at Koons Park against Hummelstown, 6 pm.

* Music at St. Thomas Roasters coffee features Frank and Jack Cotolo on Friday, and Kevin Kline on Saturday, 8–10 pm both nights, no cover charge. Shop owner Java Geof is using the shop's porch to stage the mini-concerts, weather permitting.

* Linglestown Fire Company's annual fireworks show at Koons Park is scheduled for Monday, July 5 at 9:30 pm.

* Check out breaking news on Linglestown Gazette's Twitter feed.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Twilight baseball update

Linglestown Twilight sandlot baseball team won a pair of tight games last weekend and vaulted into second place at the start of the week in the East Shore Twilight league with a 6–3 record.

They nipped Penbrook 2–1 on Saturday at Koons Park despite facing Carlos Peralta (pictured), a pitcher who recently played in the Washington Nationals farm system. Twilight catcher Kyle Hollingsworth got the key hit, a single in the third inning that scored both runs. Joe Leo was the winning pitcher.

On Sunday, Twilight escaped a final-inning rally by archrival Middletown to win 7–6 at Koons Park. Middletown, trailing 7–2, nearly tied the game in their last at-bat, scoring four runs. Twilight center fielder Ken Connor nailed a runner at the plate to end the game. Jason Kelly had a solid six-inning outing on the mound to pick up the win. At the plate, left fielder Nate Shroy stroked a two-run homer in the third inning, and second baseman Nick Barbera went three-for-three with three singles.

Twilight will be competing in a tournament this week in the Reading area.

CLICK HERE for the team’s schedule.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Saturday's big event

35-family indoor yard sale, plus bake sale and car wash is being held on Saturday, June 19 from 7 am–3 pm at Harrisburg Christian School, 2000 Blue Mountain Parkway near Linglestown.

Proceeds benefit the school’s choir that will be performing at Disney World at the theme park’s candlelight Christmas celebration over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

U.S. Senate hopeful stops at Roasters

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey did some politicking at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house in Linglestown yesterday.

CLICK HERE for a video report from WHP-TV 21 News that includes a brief glimpse of Java Geof Smith, co-owner of the shop.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Twilight hurler records no-hitter

Pete Hayden (pictured) pitched a no-hitter for Linglestown Twilight in a 11–1 win over Lawnton in an East Shore sandlot league game at Koons Park this evening.

Lawnton's only run came in the seventh and final inning off two walks and an error.

The final out was made by shortstop Sam Phillips on a sharp grounder up the middle that he stabbed in front of the second-base bag and just beat the runner at first with a throw from his knees.

Designated hitter Jon Stahl hit a three-run homer in the third inning for Linglestown and had a total of four RBIs for the game.

The win was the team's fourth straight and took their record to 4–3.

  Two home games this weekend – Saturday at 2 pm against Penbrook, and Sunday at 2 pm against Middletown.


Free music at Roasters

St. Thomas Roasters coffee house located in the Linglestown square will feature Tasha Peter on Friday and David Carr on Saturday. Free admission, 8–10 pm both nights.


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Twilight dominates Steelton on diamond

Linglestown Twilight, the three-time defending East Shore sandlot champs, won their third straight game in style by shutting out Steelton 5–0 Tuesday at Koons Park. The win gets the club back to a .500 record for the year at 3–3.

Starting Linglestown pitcher Rhys Wolford (pictured) threw a great game, allowing only three hits over six innings. Josh Muscalus pitched the seventh inning to get a save.

Wolford got all the offense he needed in the bottom of the first inning when his teammates plated four on four hits. Scott Montgomery and Nate Shroy each picked up a pair of RBIs.

The final score of the game came in the fourth inning off a Montgomery double that sent Kyle Hollingsworth scurrying home from second base.

NEXT GAME: Twilight hosts Lawnton at Koons Park on Thursday at 6 pm.


Monday, June 07, 2010

Golf outing to benefit Habitat for Humanity project

Calvary United Methodist Church in Colonial Park will be hosting a golf outing this Friday, June 11, to benefit its house-building project in Harrisburg. Lunch will be available at 12:20 pm and play will start at 1 pm.

It is a shotgun start at Sunset Golf Course near Middletown. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, putting contests, and prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive on selected holes.

Entry fees are $65 per golfer or $260 per foursome. This cost covers lunch, greens fees, golf cart and awards.

Team or individual names and checks can be sent to: Rick Hartman, 6450 Whisper Wood Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Any questions regarding the event can be addressed to Terry Davis at (717) 648-2071.

Same-day entries accepted at the course.

Twilight racks up two wins

Linglestown Twilight sandlot baseball team broke into the winning column over the weekend with a pair of victories on the road.

They downed Palmyra 3-2 on Friday. Joe Leo was the winning pitcher, and Kyle Hollingsworth was credited with the save for closing out the game in the 7th and final inning.

Twilight pitcher Jason Kelly went the distance Sunday in a 3-1 win over Penbrook.

The team’s record now stands at 2 wins and 3 losses.

Upcoming games:  Twilight is scheduled to play four home games this week at Koons Park – Steelton on Tuesday, 6 pm; Lawnton on Thursday, 6 pm; Penbrook on Saturday, 2 pm; Middletown on Sunday, 2 pm.


Sunday, June 06, 2010

Linglestown traffic pattern change

North Mountain Road is now open in both directions at the Linglestown square. The change was made last week to help improve traffic flow through the village during the construction project.

Previously, westbound traffic on Linglestown Road could not make a left-hand turn onto North Mountain Road.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

Key roads for navigating Linglestown

All businesses can be reached by heading into Linglestown from east of the village on Linglestown Road. (Route 39, westbound)

Also, making a left turn from Balthaser Street onto Linglestown Road will give you access to all businesses.

Lastly you can reach businesses on west of the square by turning left from N. Mountain Road onto Linglestown Road.

Click the map to view a larger version.


Linglestown construction update

Road upgrades for the Linglestown square project are running months ahead of schedule, according to reports. That's good news, but Linglestown merchants say they need help letting customers know they are still open for business despite one-way traffic on Linglestown Road in the village.

CLICK HERE for a story from The Patriot-News, and HERE for a video report from WHTM ABC-27 News.


I-83 project begins in Lower Paxton

Work has begun to redo the hazardous Colonial Park exit on I-83.

CLICK HERE for the story and a video report from WHTM ABC-27 News.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Memorial Day celebrated in Linglestown

Central Dauphin High School's RamBand participated in the parade for the second year in a row.

This year’s parade marshal was state Rep. Ron Marsico, who is pictured giving remarks following the parade in Koons Park.

The American Legion Post 272 Honor Guard is pictured giving a gun salute during a ceremony held in Koons Park.

Ceremonies were also held at cemeteries in the area. CLICK HERE for more details from The Patriot-News.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Host families urgently needed for French students

Caring families are urgently needed to welcome a French teen into their homes this summer. While some are already placed – one right here in Linglestown – the need for more hosts is urgent. Will you or someone you know join in this international cultural exhange?

CLICK HERE to read more.