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Mike Emrick on Hersheypark Arena, which turns 80 on Dec. 19

I originally published this Dec. 3, 2011, on my old hockey website, Pennsylvania Puck, the day after “A Night at the Old Barn,” the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society’s celebration of Hersheypark Arena’s 75 years. The former Hershey Arena opened on

The year Hershey joined the NFL

During his Oct. 15 performance at downtown Hershey’s Choctoberfest, singer Rhett Miller noted that he is a seventh-generation Texan. But Miller’s family also has a significant connection to Hershey that for a number of weeks in fall 1952 made the

Slam dunk: ‘different concept’ wins sporting goods game

In a box in my basement are folders containing clips of the hundreds of stories I wrote during seven-plus years as a business reporter for the York Daily Record. I recently went through the clips as research for another upcoming