Derry Township eNews, July 19, 2019
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PennDOT Projects Affecting Travel From Derry Township
PennDOT to Begin Shift of Eastbound Route 283 Local Lane Traffic onto New Roadway in Southern Dauphin County

The eastbound Route 283 local lane between Eisenhower Boulevard and Tollhouse Road will close on Tuesday night, July 23, to begin work to shift the eastern section of the eastbound lane onto the newly built roadway from Union Street to Tollhouse Road in southern Dauphin County.

PennDOT advises that from 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, through 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, motorists coming from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Eisenhower Boulevard, or Interstate 283 wanting to exit at the Airport Connector, Vine Street, and Union Street, will be detoured onto the eastbound Route 283 Express Lane and directed to turn around at Tollhouse Road onto westbound Route 283 to access those interchanges.

Additionally, any traffic on the Airport Connector, Union Street, and Vine Street will be unable to access eastbound Route 283 and will be detoured onto westbound Route 283 and directed toward the PA Turnpike/I-283 interchange. 

PennDOT expects the contractor to shift the western section of the eastbound Route 283 local lane onto the newly built roadway from Eisenhower Boulevard to Union Street sometime in mid-to-late August.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to pay attention to the signing and message boards identifying new traffic patterns, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.

This work is part of an $89.4 million project being conducted by Hempt Bros., Inc. of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, to rebuild six miles of Route 283 as well as the Pa. Turnpike, Union Street, and Vine Street interchanges. The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2020 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved in both directions of Route 283.

PennDOT to Pave Roundtop Road from Waltonville Road to Colebrook Road in Londonderry Township

A PennDOT crew will resurface a 2.2-mile section of Roundtop Road between Waltonville Road and Route 341, Colebrook Road in Londonderry Township on Wednesday, July 24, weather permitting.

PennDOT advises motorists that Wednesday through Friday, July 24-26, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. they may encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone while crews resurface the roadway with a 1.5-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt leveling course overlay. This section of Roundtop Road, officially designated as State Route 2005, averages more than 600 vehicles daily.
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank Needs Your Blood
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank is short on blood supply. Please stop by the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Monday, July 22 between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. to donate.

Bring ID with you and eat at least an hour prior to donating. Donors will receive two FREE ticket vouchers to any Harrisburg Senators regular season home game and a FREE Blood Donor t-shirt. 
Bring Your Pooch for a Play Day at the Recreation Center
The Hershey Recreation Center will have a Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dogs can run free in the fenced area and cool off in several water features. Please note that the outdoor pool will not be open. The cost is $5.00 per dog. Owners must show proof of their dog's current rabies vaccination and each dog must have a handler present.
Market on Chocolate
Market on Chocolate will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at ChocolateTown Square.

Stop by and see what's new!

Activities this week include:
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Full Body Circuit Low Impact Fitness with Rita Geigel Fitness
10:00- 11:00 a.m.. - Full Body Circuit High Impact Fitness with Rita Geigel Fitness             
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Yoga in the Park with Terry Lewis   
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - The Hershey Story presents a children's activity, Mysteries of the Maya
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - SPLAT Studio offers children’s activities

Sign up here to help at the Market.
Friends Summer Film Festival to Show Hugo
Come to watch the movie Hugo " (Rated PG) on Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Set in Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. 

Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Friends of the Hershey Public Library will provide snacks.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Krypton Cougars Robotics Team Presents Terrific Tuesday's Program
The Terrific Tuesday program for families is Krypton Cougars Robotics Team, Tuesday, July 23, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Join our local Robotics Tea m, fresh from competing at the World Championship in Detroit, as they demonstrate their robots. Suitable for children in grades K-5. Registration is not required.
Teens to Create and Eat Cookies
Teens in grade 6+ are invited to Teen Time on W ednesday, July 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Come and create Man-in-the-Moon or Rabbit-in-the-Moon cookies and eat them!
Keep Cool at the Library with a Craft and a Movie
Come to the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Friday, July 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to make a theme related craft before watching a movie.

Lilo & Stitch (Rated PG) tells the tale of a Hawaiian girl who adopts an unusual pet that is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. Registration is not required. Suitable for children in grades K-5.
Yard Waste Will be Collected the Week of July 22
An unlimited amount of wood and yard waste will be collected curbside one time per month on your regular trash day by the contracted waste hauler. The collection will occur through October.
Community News and Events
 Local Non-Profit, This Is My Brave, to Produce Show for Mental Health Awareness
This Is My Brave   will produce the very first This is My Brave High School Edition Show scheduled for November 7 at the Hershey Theater at 7:00 p.m. The show will be part of a documentary that will be released worldwide. The co-founder of This is My Brave nonprofit, Jennifer Marshall, is a Hershey grad and phenomenal person who wants to give back and make a difference. 

This Is My Brave, a national, 501c3, mental health awareness nonprofit, is conducting a series of teen focus groups on Tuesday, July 30 at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. The goal of these focus groups is to  gather thoughts and opinions from teenagers about their common struggles regarding mental illness/disabilities and to gain insight on presenting a contact-based program designed to increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma toward mental illness. 

Interested participants between the ages of 14-18 are asked to sign up for one of two groups, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Each participant will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card and a This Is My Brave tee shirt.

Visit:  to snag a spot.
Only 8 participant slots available for each group! 

Visit for more information on This Is My Brave.

A parental consent form must be completed for participating students.

Auditions for the show will be held Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library. Additional Information regarding auditions and a link to sign up will be available at a later time.

Get Tickets for Hershey Area Playhouse's Performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid
Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present a highlight of its 20 th  Anniversary Season, Disney’s The Little Mermaid . July 18-21 and July 25-28.

The classic tale, based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, to restore order under the sea.

Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $23 for teens/adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525.
Explore Career Opportunities in Hershey!
A Career Expo will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Hershey Lodge.
Come to learn about the different opportunities the Hershey community has to offer.
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