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Backyard News, Friday, 05.10.13

Do you believe it? Another weekend has rolled around, and that means it’s time for a little Backyard News action. So, fasten your seat belt, put on your helmet and let’s get to it.

Civics is cool … You betcha, especially when it comes to educating our kids. That was the focus of the SAVE CD SCHOOLS MEETUP held Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Citizens for CD Schools. If you didn’t attend, CLICK HERE to get in the know.

Training to vote … Tea Party Patriots of Central PA want to help you prep to vote in the May 21 primary election. They’re staging a “Meet the Candidates” event this Monday, May 13 at 7 pm. CLICK HERE for more info.

Fore! … Congrats go out to the Panther Ram Foundation for holding what appeared to be a successful first-ever golf tournament Wednesday at Colonial Golf & Tennis Club. The group is raising funds for academics, arts and athletics in the Central Dauphin School District.

And a special Gazette hat tip goes to Jim Enders for placing B² in a foursome that took home top honors in the hacker division. He was paired with Bill Berkoben and CD East football coaches Nate Mahon and Jim Owens.

Java drinking tunes … The master of impromptu songwriting, Frank Cotolo, is ready to do his thing Friday evening at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house in Linglestown, 8-10 pm, no cover. To get a taste of entertainment Frank style, CLICK HERE for a vintage clip from YouTube.

Island baseball smackdown … CD and CD East baseball squads will be playing two Friday at Metro Bank Park, home of the Harrisburg Senators. The junior varsity game starts at 4 pm and the varsity first pitch is set for 7 pm. Due to possible thunderstorms, the varsity game’s first pitch has been changed to 3:45 pm and the JV game will start soon after the first game ends. Suggested donations for admission are $4 for adults, $2 students. Also, the teams will be saluting all active and retired service members before the varsity game.

Tanker fire impacts Linglestown … Check out the Gazette’s Facebook page for photos of the daylong traffic jam Thursday in the village caused by the tanker fire that closed down a section of I-81.

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