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Linglestown Gazette: February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day backyard news, 02.29.12

I've got a huge backlog of stuff to work through, so hold on tight while I start tossing things your way ...

* The Central Dauphin band boosters have kicked off a fund-raising campaign to fund desperately needed new uniforms. CLICK HERE for more details and HERE to take a look at the prototype design of the uniform.

* There still are seats available for the Central Dauphin High's musical Grease that will be performed this Thursday through Saturday. CLICK HERE for a preview of the show by The Patriot-News and HERE to buy tickets.

* Harrisburg Christian School, located off of Blue Mountain Parkway a few miles north of Linglestown, will hold an open house on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am to noon. School parents, students, teachers and administrators will be available to give tours, answer questions and share the HCS experience. RSVP for the March 10 event HERE.

* The Village of Linglestown Committee this month discussed shedding some responsibilities and erecting new signs to identify the entrances to the village. CLICK HERE for notes from the meeting that were submitted by community watchdog group SWAN.

* The Linglestown Area Civic Association held its second-ever meeting this month and adopted a new village slogan – Small Village, Big Heart. And, the group now has official leaders – Doug Kepler, president; Rebecca James, vice president; Deb Rowe, secretary; and Debbie McKenna, treasurer.

* According to The Patriot-News, Dauphin County commissioners today approved grants funded by slot machine revenue from Hollywood Casino that included $180,000 to improve the Linglestown fire station. Also, $80,000 was approved for a joint project by Lower Paxton and West Hanover townships to replace a bridge on Jonestown Road.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Linglestown-area event listing

Check out the new ad in the sidebar about this year's Central Dauphin High School musical, Grease.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Family event Saturday at Linglestown church

Check this out if you're looking for a fun night out with your kids ...

New Hope Church near Linglestown will host a PIZZA AND A MOVIE fund-raiser for Caitlin's Smiles this Saturday, February 25 from 5-8 pm. Pizzas will be donated by The Wild Tomato Pizzeria next to Applebee's in Colonial Park. The movie will be Dolphin's Tale. Silent auction and craft tables, too! A great family night!

Suggested admission donation: $5 per person.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

CD musical offers free senior citizen show

Feb. 23 update — There still are some dinner tickets for the senior citizen show available. Seniors can contact Deb Yingst through CD High School at 717-703-5360 ext 462. Leave a message and she'll call right back. It's Feb 29 at 1:30 with chic dinner following. Show is free. Dinner $10. Very few dinners left, so call soon.

This year's Central Dauphin Musical is GREASE, and there is a special senior citizen show on Feb. 29. A dinner of stuffed chicken breast will follow the show. The performance is FREE and the optional dinner served by the actors is $10.

CLICK HERE for dinner ticket information, and CLICK HERE for a Patriot-News preview of the musical that runs from March 2-4.


Missing dog in Linglestown

According to a sign posted in the village, Stella, a smallish, friendly, all white dog with black markings and a black flea collar is missing. She was last seen at the Linglestown Middle School, Saturday, Feb. 18 at around 8 pm. Please call (570) 246-9919 with any information.

Hat tip to Bill Minnick for submitting this item.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waxing poetic about Linglestown

As the sun rose in the eastern sky a few hours ago, another day dawned in the hamlet of Linglestown, a place that feels like home.

Caffeine-craving commuters and villagers streamed into St. Thomas Roasters to get their fix. A truck ran over signs in the square roundabout, again. The streetlights dimmed after a hard night of work. Some teens huddled under the Eagle Hotel sign while text messaging nonstop to friends and enemies. In the meadow on the edge of town, a cow mooed between bites of grass.

Yes, life is grand, life is good in Linglestown, a place that feels like home.


Pictured is the meadow on the eastern edge of the village with Blue Mountain in the background.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Linglestown civic group to meet Wed. evening

The Linglestown Area Civic Association will hold an important meeting tomorrow night, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 pm in the small meeting room located in the front of the Linglestown Fire Hall (brick building). All residents are welcome to attend to learn about the exciting events that are in the works.

The group had a tremendous turnout last month for its first meeting, and 33 people have become members to date.

CLICK HERE to view the meeting agenda.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Chocolate Walk starts today in Linglestown

Linglestown merchants are offering a drawing for a $375 gift basket and free chocolate treats as incentives to check out their offerings today and Saturday. Look for store fronts with red & pink balloons to identify participating stores and eateries.

Saturday kicks off with a free pancake breakfast 9–11 am at Linglestown Church of God located straight across from the Linglestown firehall, and the event wraps up with live music at St. Thomas Roasters featuring Frank and Jack Cotolo of Grantville, 8–10 pm, no cover.

For more info, CLICK HERE for a preview of Chocolate Walk published by The Patriot-News.


Monday, February 06, 2012

Koons Pool update

Koons Pool was a topic of discussion last week during the Lower Paxton Township Parks & Recreation Board's monthly meeting.

The township is working with the pool officers toward resolving the pool water backwash issue that has caused the state's environmental agency to issue a violation notice. Work is under way to find where a connection can be made to a sewer line and it is hoped that the township sewer department personnel can make the connection. Assurance was given that the pool will open as planned.

Report filed by community watchdog group SWAN.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Backyard News, 02.02.12

* The Village of Linglestown Committee held its first meeting of the year last month. CLICK HERE to learn what is on the committee's agenda for 2012. Meeting notes was submitted by community watchdog group SWAN.

* Bill Payne was re-elected as chief of the Linglestown Fire Company at its January business meeting. The village's volunteer firefighters put in many hours and provide a tremendous service to the area. CLICK HERE to read about their recent activities.

* Linglestown resident Bill Seeds will host a petition signing party for his PA Senate campaign at St. Thomas Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1–4 pm. Area residents who are registered Republican can stop by and sign his petition. Seeds needs 500 signatures to get on the primary election ballot.

* The 4th annual Chocolate Walk is coming to Linglestown on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10–11. This is a great event to sample the shops and eateries in the the village. Start your day off with a free Valentine's pancake breakfast at Linglestown Church of God located across from the fire house, and then follow the red and pink ballons to locate participating merchants. CLICK HERE for more info.