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Linglestown Gazette: March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lower Paxton to consider noise ordinance

Lower Paxton Township supervisors will conduct a public hearing for a proposed noise ordinance during their regular business meeting this Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 pm at the Municipal Center on Prince Street.

Community watchdog group SWAN lobbied for the legislation in response to neighborhood noise situations that police were unable to resolve.

The ordinance was modeled after one in use in neighboring Susquehanna Township, and SWAN members worked with Lower Paxton's public safety director to fine-tune its wording.

The Paxton Herald, a local tabloid newspaper, has strongly objected to the noise ordinance, claiming that police will conduct noise patrols with sound meters. The allegation is silly – citizens and local officials working on the law have not endorsed or even discussed establishing noise patrols.

If adopted, the law would enable police to charge citizens who recklessly cause nuisances with an offense that has a chance to hold up in court. In most cases, the law would only be used when citizens file complaints about neighborhood noise.

CLICK HERE to review the proposed noise ordinance.

Backyard News, 03.31.11

* In case you missed the signs, a big craft show will be held at Central Dauphin High School this Saturday, 9 am–3 pm that will benefit the school's band boosters.

* Here's a shout-out to all involved in this year's musical Thoroughly Modern Millie put on earlier this month by students, staff and parents at Central Dauphin High School. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Erin Kelly, who played Millie, and her supporting cast did a standout job in the Saturday night performance. Also, thanks to Deb Yingst, the box offer manager, for making our ticket arrangements.

* Save the date ... Raisin' Cain is coming to St. Thomas Roasters coffee house on Saturday, April 9, 8–10 pm.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Linglestown construction inspection report

Work on the Linglestown improvement project has been under way three days. I'm now in citizen inspector mode, and below are my findings.

- Linglestown Road has been cut for the island at the roundabout in the square (pictured). It appears to be at least 10-15 times larger than the old one.

- Marks have been painted on Linglestown Road to outline the two chicanes on the east end of the village. One is located in front of the medical building near Balthaser Street, and the other is just east of Margaret Avenue.

- Digging has started in front of the Eagle Hotel on N. Mountain Road to install a new sewer line. Parking is still available in most of the restaurant's lot and in the square.

- Speaking of the square, motorists on Linglestown Road cannot make a turn onto N. Mountain Road.

- Blackberry Alley is open from Blue Mountain Parkway to Linglestown Life Church, but no right-hand turns are allowed onto N. Mountain Road to get to the square.

- The streetlight that was knocked down was repaired today.

- The tentative construction schedule calls for road improvements to be finished by late June or early July.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Linglestown-area happenings

* Steel guitarist Sterling Koch (pictured) will be the featured artist at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house this Saturday, March 26, 8–10 pm, no cover.

* Speaking of music and coffee, Roasters patron Ray Wright will hit the big time next Thursday, March 31, when he plays the drums for a piano concert by Bob Barry at the Sunoco Performance Theater in the Whitaker Center. (See details below ... click the ad for ticket info.)

* Capitol Opera Harrisburg's "Meet the Composer" event will take place this Sunday, March 27, 2 pm at the Colonial Golf & Tennis Club. CLICK HERE for more details.

* The website for Koons Pool has been updated with info on 2011 swimming season.

* Be sure to check out the Gazette's Twitter page for breaking news. It's free to join Twitter.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Auction this Saturday at Linglestown church

This Saturday at St. Thomas United Church of Christ on Rt. 39 east of Linglestown, there is a "goods and services" auction that is open to the public.

The items are new or lightly used and frequently hand-crafted, including furniture, birdhouses, linens, household items, and donations from local businesses.

There will be a silent auction of some items from 9–10 am and a live auction begins at 10 am. Food will available during the event.
St. Thomas is the oldest church in Lower Paxton Township and has served Linglestown since somewhere around 1730.

CLICK HERE for a map that shows the location of the church.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Linglestown restaurant expands hours

St. Thomas Restaurant located in the Linglestown square is now serving dinner. And to celebrate their expanded hours, you can give their new menu a try this Saturday, March 26 and be treated to live music from 5-8 pm provided by pianist Brad Barrows.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roundabouts next up in Linglestown makeover

Plans for restarting the Linglestown improvement project were discussed last week during the Village of Linglestown Committee meeting.

Work is slated to resume on Monday, March 28 with traffic once again limited to one westbound lane on Linglestown Road through the village.

Work will begin with construction of the north halves of the two roundabouts, and then in mid-May work will switch to the south side of the road to complete the roundabouts.

Separately, sewer work will take place on N. Mountain Road in the area of the square.

If all goes as planned, the final layer of asphalt will be applied toward the end of June.

The project will be completed with the installation of benches, planting of trees and landscaping of grass areas.

As was the case last year, all village merchants will be open for business during construction, and newly paved alleys will make it easier to navigate around construction to reach restaurants and shops.

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


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making a difference in Linglestown

Casey Fazzolari and her daughter, Madison, are working to make Koons Park a great place for people to visit. Below is their story ...

Madison and I go to Koons Park once a week and pick up all the trash throughout the park. It is amazing how good you feel when you are done and know that the other families that bring their children and animals to the park will be safe and be able to enjoy themselves without looking at all that trash.

During a recent outing, we met a nice family walking their dog and a police officer stopped and said he saw us picking up trash and wanted to thank us for our efforts. I told him we aren't rich but wanted to think of a way to help out our local community and families and what better way, since we also go there to play and would like it to be clean for everyone. Madison was so excited to speak with him and he told her that was being a very good girl and she is learning very good morals and manners. That made me feel like the richest women in the world and a good mommy.

The moral of the story is that you don't have to be rich to give back to your community.

You can read more about this dynamic duo on their website.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Touch of culture coming to Linglestown

Capitol Opera Harrisburg invites you to
of The Breath of God ... a walk through the Bible

Enjoy a cup of tea and chat with Walter Robins, composer of The Breath of God on Sunday, March 27, at 2:00 pm, at the Colonial Golf & Tennis Club at 4901 Linglestown Road. There is no charge to attend.

Walter is a very prolific composer who would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have about the process of creating a magnificent work like The Breath of God.

The actual performances of Walter Robins' The Breath of God are scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 pm at the Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown. There is also no charge for the performances – donations only – so, everyone can come!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Linglestown music scene

Frank Cotolo and his son, Jack, will be in the house at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house this Friday, March 11 to entertain with songs plus a dash of humor, 8–10 pm, no cover.

For those of you over the age of 45, Frank spent several years as a writer and on-air sidekick for radio legend Wolfman Jack.

Linglestown committee to meet Thursday

The Village of Linglestown Committee will meet Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm to discuss the upcoming restart of the Linglestown Road improvement project.

The meeting will be held at the Linglestown Fire Company's brick building.

The public is welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Linglestown TV News for 3/3/11

Bill Bostic reviews breaking news, community events, CD High School news, and gives a sneak preview of a special report in the works.


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New eatery opens in Linglestown

La Piazza of Linglestown opened its doors today for business at the former location of Chocolate Cafe. Please post a comment if you give it a try.

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'Annie' coming to Hbg. Christian School

The much-loved Broadway musical "Annie" is coming to Harrisburg Christian School on March 3, 4 and 5 at 7 pm with an added matinee at 2 pm on March 5.

Tickets are on sale now and priced as the following: Reserved Seating – $13, adults - $9, students & senior citizens – $7, children 4 & under – $5. In an effort to reach out to the elderly in our community, senior citizen groups of 15 or larger will receive a discount of $5 per person during the Saturday matinee only.

To purchase tickets, call the office at Harrisburg Christian School at (717) 545-3728. Tickets are also available at the door of each performance.

PICTURED: Gabrielle Dixon in the role of Ms. Hannigan with Ariel Gardner as Annie.