Monthly Archives: March 2015

“H is for Hershey” retells Hershey’s history from A to Z

HERSHEY, Pa.Sunbury Press has released H is for Hershey, Heather Paterno’s first book, featuring art and artifacts related to Hershey, Pennsylvania and the chocolate company.

hifh_fcAbout the Book:
In 1900, Milton S. Hershey returned to his native farming community, Derry Church, to pursue his dream of chocolate making. Over the next forty years, not only did his business endeavor thrive, but the small town blossomed and grew through his innovative ideas and philanthropy, and his vision endured for generations.”H is for Hershey” takes the reader through the community and its landmarks via the talents of artists who love and appreciate the rich history of this fine town now known as Hershey, Pennsylvania.

All author proceeds are being donated to the Hershey-Derry Historical Society.

About the Author
Heather Paterno was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where she resides with her husband, children, and dogs.  She earned her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and focuses her practice in family law.  She is an adjunct professor, scout mom, and dabbling artist.

Book Release Event
HLP thumbMeet the Author — Heather Paterno will be at the Hershey-Derry Historical Society on Saturday April 11, 2015, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Also at the Hershey-Derry Historical Society on April 11 —Windows to Our Past:  Historic Postcards from Hershey, Hummelstown, Palmyra, and more. Local postcard collector and historian, Neil Fasnacht, will present the largest known collection of local historic postcards to the public.

On display will be postcards from Hershey, Sand Beach, Union Deposit, Derry Church, Hockersville, Swatara Station, Hummelstown, Campbell(s)town, and Palmyra, as well as  Indian Echo Cave, Stoverdale, Brownstone Quarry, and Valley Glen Park. In addition, postcard printing blocks and uncut sheets of Hershey cards, showing the color-layered printing process, will be featured.

This drop-in event will run from 1pm to 4pm in the Community Room at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA. (located near the outlets in Hershey)

Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free to historical society members and a $2 donation is requested of non-members.

H is for Hershey
Authored by Heather Paterno
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (March 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620065835
ISBN-13: 978-1620065839
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Support the Hershey-Derry Historical Society by ordering the book using this link:
http://www.hersheyhistory.org/43-programs-events/598-comi…

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/H-is-for-Hershey-9781620…

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Top secret mission to Tokyo in 1945 by US Airman related to the A-Bomb?

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Rising Sun Descending, Wade Fowler’s historical/contemporary mystery novel.

rsd_fcAbout the Book:
As journeyman journalist Revere Polk investigates the 40-year-old murder of his grand greatuncle, Jacob Wissler Addison, a cold case suddenly comes to a full boil. What did Uncle Jake’s top secret, but ill-fated, mission to Tokyo in August of 1945 have to do with a modern-day plot to assassinate the president of the United States? And was the atom bombing of Japan really necessary?

The answers await in Rising Sun Descending.

Excerpt:
8 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2011, Harrisburg, PA
“You’re being downsized,” Grayson Collingsworth said.

Revere Polk had just settled into the stuffed leather visitor’s chair in Collingsworth’s plush office on the second floor of the Daily Telegraph, three blocks off Market Square.

Rumors of layoffs were rampant in the newsroom. Revere—Rev to friend and foe alike―had rehearsed a dozen reactions and decided silence was the best strategy. He crossed one long leg over the other, cocked his head to the right, and considered Collingsworth as if he were sighting down the barrel of an assault rifle.

Down on the street, state workers scurried from the parking garages to their jobs in the halls of government. Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, cleaved to state government like a tick to a bloodhound.

The wood paneling of Collingsworth’s office gleamed in the sunlight peeking through the curtains. Footprints would linger on the plush pile until the next vacuuming. The editor’s big desk glowed with the patina of years of furniture polish.

Collingsworth lurked behind the desk, six-two, and 250 pounds—a collegiate linebacker going to seed in middle age. The trappings of power diminished him more than they built him up. Pockmarked and greasy-haired, he was a mutt misplaced at Westminster.

Younger by a decade and taller by a good two inches, Rev was a fit 210 pounds. He slouched in contemptuous nonchalance.

“Well, say something,” Collingsworth barked.

Point for the home team, Rev thought. “So the profit margin’s down to what, nine percent? Most businesses these days would kill for those numbers. Grocery stores get by on 2 percent … or less.”

Collingsworth’s wince told Rev that his analysis was spot on.

“And your solution is to fire the experienced staff, and leave the news gathering to young pups who can’t find their asses with both hands.”

“It’s the economy, Rev. You know that as well as I do.”

The editor’s gruff voice couldn’t obscure the cheap whine he’d brought to this party.

“Christ, Gray, Jillian what’s-her-name, your new city hall reporter, misspelled the mayor’s name in the lead of today’s A-1 story on the incinerator bond debacle and the dumb newbies on the copy desk didn’t catch it until the suburban edition―and then only because I told them. Is that what this business is coming to?”

“Don’t you want to hear the terms?” Collingsworth asked.

Rev’s smile didn’t reach his eyes. “Sure, Gray. Why don’t you tell me how magnanimous you’re going to be?”

“We’re prepared to offer you a year’s salary and medical benefits … as long as you sign a one-year non-compete.”

“I suppose you’re offering Sophie the same deal?”

Collingsworth leaned back in his chair and made a tent of his fingertips. “Actually, we’ve asked Sophie to stay on. We can’t empty the stable of all our investigative reporters.”

About the Author
Wade Fowler is a career journalist with more than thirty years of experience with daily and weekly newspapers. He was a copy editor, feature writer and beat reporter for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA, for 10 years before leaving to become editor of the Perry County Times in New Bloomfield.

He has won Keystone Press Awards for investigative reporting, feature series writing, and headline writing and is a former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.

Fowler is a native of North Carolina, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

He and his wife, Sharon, live in New Cumberland, PA. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Rising Sun Descending
Authored by Wade Fowler
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
296 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065358
ISBN-10: 1620065355
BISAC: Fiction / Historical

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Rising-Sun-Descending-97…

Pittsburgh Region volume of Keystone Tombstones now available

kstspi_fcPITTSBURGHSunbury Press has released Keystone Tombstones Pittsburgh Region by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley.

About the Book:
Biographies of famous people buried in the Pittsburgh Region are the focus of this localized edition of the Keystone Tombstones. Farrell and Farley have combed the Pittsburgh area to bring you the most entertaining tales about interesting people buried in Pennsylvania. Included in this volume:

Allegheny County
Billy Conn
Stephen Foster
Josh Gibson
Frank Gorshin
Harry Greb
David L. Lawrence
Chuck Noll
Alfred L. Pearson
Pirates Pride
Art Rooney
Lillian Russell
Harry Stuhldreher
John Sutherland
Charles William Tate
Harry Kendall Thaw
The Voices of Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol

Somerset County
Flight 93 Crash Site

Westmorland County
Fred Rogers
Willie Thrower

Also:
Maurice Stokes
Johnstown Flood Victims

Keystone Tombstones Pittsburgh Region: Biographies of Famous People Buried in Pennsylvania
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
152 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065464
ISBN-10: 1620065460
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Pitt…