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BY JEFF FALK Photos Courtesy of Hershey Historical Society If you’re a local history...

BY JEFF FALK Photos Submitted Tabb Bickell was determined to get into the Pennsylvania...

BY JEFF FALK Serve God, treat others fairly, work hard and do the right...

  • BY JEFF FALK Most Photos Submitted He was an organizer, a fascilitator, a connector. More than a man with a plan, he knew how to get things done. He was the P.T. Barnum of local sports in Lebanon County. While his accomplishments are too numerous to list, his greatest feats involved helping people and making […]

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is the sixth installment of a summer-long series featuring Lebanon County’s recreational parks, which last appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2017.) BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – If I told you there was a place in the city of Lebanon where outdoors people could camp, would you believe me? If I […]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Part of Justin Arnt wanted to see a compelling County Amateur, complete with intrigue, suspense and a thrilling finish. Another part of Arnt wanted to see a much calmer golf tournament, little drama – one that held true to form. The way it turned out Justin Arnt, the competitor won […]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – In sports, body language is the window to the mind. In golf, it’s a little different. You can tell the players who aren’t scoring well by the expressions on their faces, their slumped shoulders, their blank stares. Yesterday, Justin Arnt’s demeanor was stoic, it gave away nothing. That’s just how […]


Between The Lines ››

  • “He cared about the people who didn’t have anywhere to go. He wanted to help everybody. His mission was to bring people together. It was his way of making an impact. Obviously, he wanted to win, but he also wanted to make people happy. He wanted everybody to get a chance to be who they

    – Traci Deraco-Ginnona
  • “It wasn’t easy, but my round was pretty boring. When I got here this morning, I was told to take a cart from the back row, and I saw cart number 36. I thought that number would represent a good mindset, and that’s what I did. I tried to have the same mindset as I

    – Lebanon County Amateur Leader Champion Justin Arnt
  • “It’s a movie for just about any sports fan. It’s for any hockey fan, for sure. For me, the best part of the film was that we were able to integrate all these personalities into the story. There’s something there that’s very personal, and we touched on that.”

    – Hershey Historical Society Executive Director Nicole Soliday

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  • BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – Friendly, hard-working people. A climate that features a true change of seasons. The perfect combination of urban and rural living. A passionate and knowlegeable fan base. Lots of things to see and do. A...

  • BY JEFF FALK The Lebanon community doesn’t always accept those who are different than us. Gerry Yonchiuk was able to wiggle his way into our collective heart by positively affecting the lives of local young men. Now the one-time...

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Some say that basketball is the ultimate team sport. It’s supposed to be five players working together as one unit in the pursuit of the same goal. Zara Zerman is the best player on...

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – The Elco boys’ basketball team may or may not realize its preseason goals. The Raiders may or may not capture the District Three Class AAAA championship. Elco may or may not have become the...

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