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Bill Bostic

About Bill Bostic

Bill Bostic is the founder and publisher of the Linglestown Gazette.

Pile of local stuff – GMU, Thu, 3/22/18

Pile of local stuff is on tap for the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Ut oh! Wacky Weather Guy aka WWG is doing the deed today.

Title sponsors for this unique presentation of local news are Consolidated Insurance Services and 105th PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative.

Local news galore on today’s show ably presented by the Gazette’s weather dude. What a treat!

Finally, please consider helping the Gazette to fund one or two summer interns by becoming a patron. CLICK HERE for more details.
Mentionables — Linglestown Fire Company #1 – Station 35, Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, Paxtonia 34 Fire Company, Koons Pool, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Lower Paxton Township, Lower Paxton Township Historical Committee, Neil Renaldi, Joe Gilloway, Joe Murphy, Triple Crown Corporation, Next Level Basketball Performance Academy, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Todd Parlin



Mystery Lifestyle Guy does a local distillery

The Midstate Distillery at 1817 N. Cameron Street in the city was somewhat of a surprise for me. I had no idea it existed until I met some friends for cocktails there a few weeks ago.

The distillery was started by two brothers-in-law, Brian and Dan, and they have created “Harrisburg’s First Distillery since Prohibition.” They have a serious commitment to sourcing their ingredients locally and supporting local businesses.

These guys have done a wonderful job of converting an industrial space into a very comfortable, enjoyable tasting room. More importantly, they have managed to distill some great spirits.

Their Iron & Ice Vodka is spot on and great for mixers, as is their Firehouse Vanilla Vodka (which when mixed with root beer made me very happy).

They have recently released their first bourbon which given a few moments “on the rocks to open up” is sure to warm the hearts of any bourbon lover.

The dynamic duo also distills a corn moonshine they call Pennsyltucky Moonshine that comes in 80 or 140 proof grades. And be sure to try one of the cherries that has been soaked in the 140 proof moonshine because it is sure to put a smile on your face and a warm glow on your cheeks.

There are several other tasty spirits available, but I will let you discover them at your own leisure to reduce the risk of sounding like I have a drinking problem.

Great job Dan and Brian for creating a great place for us here in Harrisburg.

Please drink responsibly if you check out Midstate Distillery based on my take on the place.

Until next time,

CD boys lacrosse picks up win in scrimmage

Story submitted by CD Rams boys lacrosse team

Central Dauphin Rams boys lacrosse team completed its final preseason scrimmage on Monday night against a tough Red Land team.

Both teams played a hard, physical game with the intensity of a regular season matchup and not so much a preseason warmup.

CD jumped out to an early lead before Red Land rallied to briefly tie the game at 4–4.

The Rams managed to control many of the faceoff draws with good play at the X (behind the goal) and from the wings that helped the guys in green and white extend their lead to 10-5 at one point.

Red Land battled back to close the margin, but CD held on to edge the Patriots for a final score of 11-9.

CD’s regular season opener scheduled Friday at 7 p.m. against the Trinity Shamrocks at Trinity High School has been postponed. The game hopefully will be played on Monday, March 26.


Nick Koussis – 4 goals, 4 assists

Marco Bressi – 2 goals, 2 assists

Brenden Yingling – 3 goals

Noah Gerard – 1 goal

Matt Strickler – 1 goal

Max Anderson – 1 assist

Senior CD Rams senior defender Zack Kime (on left) and senior midfielder Kyle Mayberry comment on the Red Land scrimmage.



Linglestown, an arts mecca? – GMU, Wed, 3/21/18

Welcome one and all to a public service of Linglestown Gazette, the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Title sponsors are Consolidated Insurance Services in Paxtonia and Democratic PA House candidate Eric Epstein.

Check out this show for local snowy updates, info about Colonial Golf & Tennis Club and a feature segment on arts and entertainment in the village of Linglestown.

Your host is independent journalist Bill Bostic.
Mentionables – Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball, Randy Gambelunghe, Joe Gilloway, Linglestown American Legion Post 272, Denise Rohan for National Commander The American Legion, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Hammondsport, New York, Mud Queen Pottery, LAWeaverOriginals, Spring Gate Inthevillage, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Linglestown Gazette



Linglestown legion posts hosts top official

Linglestown American Legion Post 272 on N. Mountain Road was abuzz with activity Tuesday evening to greet the American Legion’s first female national commander.

Legion members and veterans from the central section of Pennsylvania were in attendance, including some from the Altoona and Scranton areas.

CLICK HERE for a brief story written by independent journalist Bill Bostic for

By the way, the Linglestown post will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year. To help put a positive spin on this milestone event, Linglestown Gazette plans to detail the many community services provided by the organization.
PHOTO CAPTION – American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan (center) is surrounded by officers of Linglestown American Legion Post 272.



Rapid fire local news – GMU, Tue, 3/20/18

Rapid fire local news is coming your way on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 courtesy of Consolidated Insurance Services and Democratic PA House candidate Eric Epstein.

Here’s a correction: The agenda for the tonight’s Lower Paxton supervisors’ that I referred to was the wrong one. CLICK HERE to view  tonight’s agenda.

Today’s newscast includes local updates for watchdog and sports topics. plus a very special offer from host Bill Bostic if you need a new set of wheels.

Please consider helping Linglestown Gazette to fund one or two student internships this summer by becoming a patron. Many people giving tiny monthly contributions will do the trick. Go HERE for info and to help journalism grow in our community .
Today’s mentionables — Brian Zellers, Bob Miller, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, Kelly Frye, Koons Pool, Anthony Cristillo, Becki Rider Kraft, Susan George, Joe Gilloway, Randy Gambelunghe, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball, The Fat Man Clothing Company



Gazette readers lose home to fire

Two longtime Gazette readers are temporarily without a place to stay due to a fire that rendered their rental home unlivable.

They are seeking help from the Red Cross to get access to a temporary living arrangement.

If you are aware of a small home in the Linglestown area that is vacant and available to rent, please contact Linglestown Gazette at or (717) 512-0722.



WWG returns – GMU, Mon, 3/19/18

Wacky Weather Guy aka WWG returns on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Monday, March 19, 2018 brought to you by Consolidated Insurance Services and Democratic PA House candidate Eric Epstein.

Get your week started out right by getting a buffet of news about what’s what in Central Dauphin School District and Lower Paxton Township.

In township news, be sure to find out about a looming pocketbook issue that will be discussed by the supervisors Tuesday evening.

Here’s a link to take a survey to help Central Dauphin officals do planning,….
Mentionables – Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Eric Mock, Joe Gilloway, Gazette independent journalist Bill Bostic





CD High b-ball head coach steps down

By Joe Gilloway
Linglestown Gazette sports director

A very attractive local high school coaching position was made available earlier this week with the resignation of long-time Central Dauphin boys head basketball coach Jay Crosier.

After six straight losing seasons, capped off by this year’s 3-20 mark, the move may have been a mere formality.

But Crosier was not without success manning the Rams bench. His ’09-’10 thru ’11-’12 teams won 63 games, highlighted by a run to the state semi-final game in 2012.

But with the graduation of All-American Devin Thomas after the state championship run, things got off track and were never restored.

His 10-year record with the team was 115-122.

The position vacated by Crosier has been posted, with no potential candidates yet to be interviewed.

Central Dauphin is a hotbed for successful athletic programs. The the boys and girls basketball teams play out of the very competitive Mid-Penn Commonwealth division.

Some top-notch names will surely be on the list of candidates.
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Keepin’ it light – GMU, Fri, 3/16/18

It’s “keepin’ it light” Friday on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for March 16, 2018.

Lower Paxton and CD School District’s one and only newscast is sponsored by Consolidated Insurance Services and Democratic PA House candidate Eric Epstein.

Get up to speed on what to look for next week on Linglestown Gazette, plus tap into the vast amount of local news found this week in The Paxton Herald.

“The Paxton Herald is a bit quirky, but it’s a local treasure,” said independetnt journalist Bill Bostic.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and see you Monday …
Notables – Rebecca McCarthy, Joe Gilloway, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Linglestown American Legion Post 272, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball





Class is in session – GMU, Thu, 3/15/18

Yes, come on in and grab a seat here at the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Thursday, March 15, 2018 sponsored by Consolidated Insurance Services and Eric Epstein, candidate for the 105th PA House seat that serves Lower Paxton Township.

Today’s newscast is dedicated to what took place yesterday at Central Dauphin High School in the morning during the so-called National High School Walkout event.

The goal is to zero in on what kids are being taught by the way we as a community deal with real and preceived threats in our society.

Check out independent journalist Bill Bostic’s take and leave a comment if you want to participate in a discussion about issues raised during this broadcast.
Mentioned today were Joe Gilloway, Tim McCarthy, Rebecca McCarthy, Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company

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