Derry Township eNews, February 7, 2020
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Please be advised that the Derry Township Board of Supervisors shall meet on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Derry Township Municipal Building located at 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033 for the purpose of appointing a Township Supervisor to fill a vacancy.
Stop this Invader! Spotted Lanternfly 
The spotted lanternfly, native to Asia, is an invasive and extremely destructive pest that threatens important agricultural commodities, including the grape, hardwood, tree fruit, and landscape. 

This planthopper weakens plants by feeding on sap. It excretes a sugary substance called honeydew that promotes the growth of sooty mold and causes a messy nuisance.

An adult spotted lanternfly is approximately 1” long and ½” wide. Nymphs are 1/8” to ½” long and has four stages of development. Fresh egg masses are gray that give the appearance of a mud-like covering. Older egg masses will look dry and crack. 

If you see a spotted lanternfly, report it immediately online at or call 1-888-4BADFLY (1-888-422-3359). Importantly, when spotted kill it, squash it, smash it, just get rid of it. 

Click here to find out how to identify, prevent spread and for additional information.
Support the HVFD with an Ember Ale
The Hershey Volunteer Fire Company in partnership with Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Hershey will be releasing “Ember Ale” on Tuesday, March 10th 2020. 
Iron Hill, located at 101 W. Chocolate Ave in Hershey will hold a ceremonial First Pour at 5pm on Tuesday, March 10th. The Hershey FIre Department will be selling Limited Edition T-shirts and Pint Glasses in conjunction with the release of Ember Ale. All proceeds from Beer Sales and 20% of food sales that evening will directly benefit the Hershey Volunteer Fire Compan y. 
All patrons that evening will need a Give 20 coupon in order for the Fire Department to receive the 20% donation. Coupons are available by following this ticket link , stopping by the station, from any of our members, or by emailing the below.
For additional information, please follow our Facebook at  or email

Please Drink Responsibly.
Join Us at The Library
Summer Day Camp Registration"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Valentine's Watch Party
Friday, February 7 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine's Day by watching the film, rated TV-14, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before". Snack on Lara Jean's special snicker doodle cookies, write Valentine's, and make your own scrunchie! For kids in grade 6+. Presented by Kendra Mase. Registration is not required.
Friends Winter Film Series
Saturday, February 8 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Films from around the World is the theme of this series. Bottle Shock (PG-13). Starring Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman . This film set in the U.S.A., is the story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Friends provide snacks.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – An Arsenal of Democracy
Sunday, February 9 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please register online, or call the library at 717-533-6555 to speak to a staff member to join this Friends Adult Program presented by Neill Hartley. Watch a famous moment come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech. Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking and listen to his plea for the support of our Allies.
Summer Day Camp Registration

Registration is March 25th at 8:00 a.m. for Residents and April 1st at 8:00 a.m. for Non-Residents. 
In order to avoid complications during the registration process, please do not use a mobile device (i.e. cell phone) and we highly suggest using Google Chrome as your browser. (Internet Explorer users have experienced issues in the past)

Current families: If adding a child to the family account, the parent must email Paula ( with the following information before March 20th. The system does not allow parents to add children to an already established Procare account. 
a. New child’s name 
b. Birthdate 
c. Any allergies 
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Hershey Aquatic Club's New Swim Lessons Program
The Hershey Aquatic Club is pleased to announce that we will now be offering swim lessons for children ages 4 – 9. Swim lessons will be offered for different levels from Beginner to Pre-Competitive.

Visit for more information and to register online

Online registration for the first two sessions opens February 20th

Session size is limited and will be filled on a first come basis.  
The Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation - Carnival In the Caribbean
Plan to take a break from the cold and join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration. The festive evening is sure to heat up with good food and great music. Dance the night away, bid on spectacular auction items and enjoy the energy of the islands, all to benefit the poorest of poor children in Haiti. Visit our website to purchase tickets:  (Beer and wine included in the ticket price.)

Date:   Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:  6-11 p.m.
Place:  Purcell Friendship Hall, Milton Hershey School Campus
The U.S-Iran Showdown: Heading for War?
On Wednesday, February 12, the Hershey Indivisible Team will host local freelance journalist Robert Naeye as he presents: “The U.S.-Iran Showdown: Heading for War?” at the Hershey Public Library at 701 Cocoa Ave. The talk will begin after a short business meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m.
Naeye will explain the long, tortured history of American-Iranian relations. He will disentangle the complex web of relationships that define the modern-day Middle East. He will debunk commonly held myths about Iranian government and society. And he will give some tentative predictions of what lies ahead.
Naeye is a member of the Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg and a ravenous reader of books and articles about global affairs. He traveled with Iranians in Iran for two weeks in June 2004. He remains in regular contact with two Iranian friends, both of whom now live in the U.S. 
Rotary Club's Students of the Month
The Hershey Rotary Club recently recognized six Students of the Month for the month of February, 2020. The following students were awarded certificates for outstanding academic achievement and scholarly activity. Pictured left to right are: Connor Leiby and Courtney Shaffer, Middletown Area HS; Nathaniel Boyd and Alelia Pettus, Milton Hershey School; and Jacob Drexler and Amy Wu, Hershey High School.
Princess Skate & Tea Party
The Hershey Figure Skating Club is offering a Family Friendly Valentine's Day Celebration! Join HFSC for ice skating at the Giant Center followed by dinner at The Manor Restaurant & Lounge on Friday, February 14! $50 per adult, $20 per child (age 12 & under) includes ice skating, skating lessons, skate rental, Giant Center parking, and 7:30 p.m. dinner reservations!

Visit for more information.
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