Amusement park guide; Better meals; fire department closed: Good Morning, Pennsylvania


What you need to know today, Friday, May 20, 2022.

High: 91; Low: 71. Warm and partly cloudy today and through the weekend.

Lower Dauphin’s Female Tennis Player of the Year Mikhaela Mercer at the PennLive Sports Awards this week. (Photo by Sean Simmers,

Our best and brightest: For 30 years, we’ve been shining a light on high school graduates who are making a difference in their schools and communities while achieving academic success and, in some cases, overcoming obstacles. Here is this year’s class.

Guide to the park: New rides, new offers, new food and more are heading to Hersheypark, Knoebels, Dutch Wonderland and Dorney Park this year.

Senate race: The candidates are eager to get started, but no winner has yet been named in the Republican primary race for the US Senate between David McCormick and Dr Mehmet Oz. Mail-in ballots are counted.

Fire company out of order: A struggling volunteer fire department has been closed until new training and supervisors can be brought in, officials said.

Hanna's best ice cream shop

A peanut butter fudge parfait is made at Hanna’s Ice Cream Shoppe. (Sean Simmers |

Best Dishes: Hanna’s Ice Cream Shoppe in New Cumberland is an old-fashioned, 1950s-style place. And her peanut butter fudge parfait is like “heaven.”

  • See also: Best Food: Dockside Willies’ River Rocks

New restaurant: An owner of two Harrisburg-area Japanese restaurants has expanded into Lancaster County.

  • See also: McDonald’s is leaving as it finds a buyer for Russian restaurants

Wine time: Wine festivals will begin taking place over the next two weeks around central Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic. And they’re just getting started.

  • See also: Penn State Extension Grape and Wine Team Workshop

Onions for show: The onion family is a workhorse of the vegetable garden, but certain varieties will also do well in your flower garden, says George Weigel.

Soccer: Penn State football is replacing five starters in its 2021 defense who went to the NFL. There will be opportunities for a few hungry Lions to make an impact.

The Crosse: The Trinity men’s lacrosse team advances to the District 3 2A semifinals after a 20-8 win over Red Land.


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