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    May 2012 From the Neighborhoods of Hampton Township, PA Vol. 7 No. 1

    The Hampton News

    Whats Inside

    Police Log ................................. 4

    Real Estate ................................ 6

    Library News ............................ 7

    Chefs Corner ......................... 10

    N. Hampton Vol. Fire ............ 10

    Sporting Registration ............ 12

    Earth Day ............................... 13

    HHS Jr./Sr. Prom ............. 15-16

    Current and

    Upcoming Events .............. 20-23

    Pet Article ............................... 22

    Depreciation Lands Mus. ...... 25

    A.W. Beattie Career Center .. 26

    Damn Yankees Hits the Hampton Stage By Autumn Edmiston

    Childrens Heritage Day

    On Sunday, May 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,

    The Depreciation Lands Museum celebrates

    Childrens Heritage Day. This family-oriented

    day will be filled with hands-on activities from

    years gone by. Participate in colonial-era

    games, crafts, and foods from the eighteenth

    century. Stop in the one-room schoolhouse for

    class, and watch the blacksmith at work in his

    shop. Help plant the settlers vegetable garden,

    and dont forget to stop by the expanded mer-

    cantile for an old-fashioned candy or a hand-

    made toy.

    Admission for this special event is $5 for

    adults and $3 for children (reduced admission

    for museum members). See page 25 for more

    fun at The Depreciation Lands Museum.

    D amn Yankees was a smash hit for

    Hampton High Schools spring

    musical. Joe Boyd sells his soul

    to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good

    long ball hitter" for his team, the Washing-

    ton Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his

    wish, turning him into sports superstar Joe

    Hardy who must go back to his wife be-

    fore 9 pm on the final game day to save his

    soul from the devil.

    The cast of Damn Yankees and Hampton

    High School faculty began preparation for

    the musical with try outs in late December.

    Play practice started in January and like

    (Continued on page 27)

    Photo courtesy of Madia Photography

    Technology Clubs Compete Successfully

    by Tina Harper

    The Hampton High School (HHS) Ro-botics and Technology Student Association

    (TSA) Clubs fared well in April.

    The Robotics Club earned 2nd place at

    the 2012 Greater DC Regional Botball Tour-

    nament in Fairfax, VA. They placed third in

    the double elimination and were cited for

    Outstanding Documentation, each worth one

    third of their overall score. HHS was

    awarded the Judges Choice Trophy for

    Spirit of Botball and Judges Choice Cer-

    tificates for Outstanding Overall Design

    and Outstanding Programming.

    (Continued on page 21)

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    Students Earn Honorable Mention in Math Challenge

    The Hampton High School Math Challenge Team, consisting of John Arnold, Oliver EbelingKoning, Robert Hedges, Trevor

    Kyle and Evan Wilson, earned an Honorable Mention Status and

    a Team Scholarship Award of $1,000 at the Moodys Math Chal-

    lenge. The money will be divided among team members.

    More than 5,000 students competed in this years contest, using

    math modeling to identify and rank the best regions in the coun-

    try for establishing high-speed rail lines as part of a nationwide

    network. Students were required to use their math skills, along

    with critical thinking, research and analytical skills to reach their

    conclusion. Teams consisting of three to five students worked

    independently via the internet and had only 14 hours to study the

    issue, collect data and devise models before uploading their solu-

    tions in the form of a research paper.

    Papers were analyzed by more than 100 math judges, who

    ranked the submissions. Only 55 teams were awarded recogni-

    tion for their work. While several local schools had teams that

    competed, only Hampton and North Hills High School had teams

    that received the Honorable Mention Status.

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    Moodys Math Challenge Team pictured above left to right:

    Trevor Kyle, Robert Hedges, Oliver Ebeling-Koning, John Arnold and Evan Wilson.

    A NOTE FROM THE HAMPTON NEWS The Hampton News relies strictly on the advertisers to pay the expenses of this publication. Without the generous business

    owners help, we would not be able to provide our newsletter on

    a monthly basis. Please support the business owners that help us

    provide you with this publication!

    Production: Laurie & John Rizzo

    Freelance Writers:

    Tina Harper, Autumn Edmiston and Diane Prem

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    The Hampton News

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    Swing Into Spring by Tina Harper

    On April 12, the Hampton Middle School (HMS) cafe-

    teria was turned into a quaint diner, serving breakfast to

    more than eighty senior citizen residents of the Township of

    Hampton.

    The annual Swing Into Spring event was held cour-

    tesy of Mrs. Michele Hurst, Science Teacher, Mrs. Janeen

    Bentz, Reading Teacher / Student Council Sponsor, and

    their seniors event committee. The event was started by the

    late Dr. Harold Sarver as a luncheon and has been continued

    for more than 14 years as a way to give back to the commu-

    nity.

    The seniors breakfast couldnt happen without the

    dedicated volunteers and businesses who

    donate. The HMS Helping Hands Club acted

    as hostesses, greeting attendees at the door,

    escorting them to the cafeteria, and seating

    them for breakfast. Parents from the PTO

    helped in the kitchen. The Student Council

    served as the wait staff. Cafeteria employee

    Jane Miller donated her time to the event,

    Metz Food Service donated the food, and

    Giant Eagle provided a gift card which was

    used to purchase flowers and decorations.

    Since Mrs. Hursts birthday was April

    10, the attendees whose birthday was closest

    to that date could take home the flower cen-

    terpiece on their table.

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    New Hampton residents, Bob and Jean Vanasdale,

    enjoy breakfast with Rose Michalowski.

    Friends for 45 years, Shirley Vicic, Betty Vicic, Marge DiBucci,

    & Joanne Durst, met while working in the HMS cafeteria.

    (Continued on page 8)

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    The Hampton Township Police Department is dedicated

    to enhancing the quality of life

    of the residents and guests by

    providing the very best in law

    enforcement services. The

    twenty-two officers and two

    civilian clerks take pride in serv-

    ing the community in a profes-

    sional and proactive manner.

    The HTPD consists of a fleet of

    9 vehicles, 1 ATV and 2 moun-

    tain bikes that are used for a

    variety of patrol operations.

    If you have a question or

    concern, please visit the website

    w w w . h a m p t o n - p a . o r g /

    police.asp, and click on Fre-

    quently Asked Questions section

    or e-mail: police@hampton-

    pa.org. The HTPD main num-

    bers: Emergencies: 911, Ad-

    ministrative use only: (412) 486

    -0400 or (724) 4437585. A summary of noteworthy

    incidents that occurred between

    March 20, 2012 April 21,

    2012. Stolen Vehicle Arrest

    On Wednesday, April 4, while on patrol on Route 8 at

    6:50 p.m. traveling north, a ve-

    h ic le t r ave l in g in th e

    southbound lane came into the

    northbound lane, almost crash-

    ing head on with the police car.

    Police turned around and af-

    fected a traffic stop on the ac-

    tors vehicle. Police ran the li-

    cense plate, which came back as

    stolen out of Ross Twp., and the

    actors may be armed and dan-

    gerous. Both occupants were

    frisked and cuffed for officer

    safety. An inventory of the ve-

    hicle produced various drugs

    and drug paraphernalia. Both

    actors were placed under arrest.

    Theft

    On Thursday, March 29, a landscaper performing work on

    Sturbridge Court reported un-

    known persons removed a back-

    pack style gasoline powered leaf

    blower from the driveway where

    he was working The cost of the

    loss is $159.00. Police spoke

    with the homeowner and she

    was unable to report any recent

    suspicious activity. However,

    she related she has been having

    Police Log

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    problems with scrappers coming onto her property looking

    around for other items. The resident was advised to contact 911

    if she observed this activity.

    Theft from Vehicle

    On Friday, March 23, a resident from Richland Road re-ported that sometime after 7:30 p.m. on the evening of

    3/22/2012, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle which (Continued on page 9)

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    Hampton PTO Raises Funds To Help Bus Driver

    by Autumn Edmiston

    H ampton Middle

    School PTO held

    a fundraising bas-

    ketball game on March 28th

    to raise funds for Deb the

    bus driver. Deb Kruper has

    been diagnosed with cancer,

    is undergoing chemo treat-

    ments and her medical bills

    are escalating. She is in

    very good spirits and the

    prognosis is positive.

    On Monday, April 16th

    as she stepped off her bus,

    Deb was greeted by faculty,

    students and PTO members

    as she was presented a check for $3,785.29.

    The Hampton Middle School PTOs basket-

    ball game raised this money to help with her

    medical expenses.

    Donna DiBucci, PTO Vice President

    and Debs long time friend stated, Deb was

    overwhelmed and truly grateful to say the

    least. With surgery approaching she will be

    off work for a few months and this will help

    her in her time of need.

    Heartfelt wishes go out to

    Deb as she continues her

    battle

    against

    cancer.

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    This information is supplied from the West Penn Multi-List. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

    Hampton Home Sales

    3/16/2012 4/15/2012 address Sold price

    3934 Summers Drive $459,000

    3121 Tall Oak Drive 435,000

    2579 Royal View 402,000

    2507 Willow Oak Drive 375,000

    4250 Old New England 360,000

    4578 Middle Road 349,000

    4259 Hermitage Court 342,000

    4506 Middle Road 325,000

    2470 Red Oak Court 315,000

    4031 Circle Drive 249,000

    4184 Timberlane Drive 205,000

    4150 Timberlane Drive 177,500

    3345 Cramlington Drive 176,000

    2977 Chautauqua Street 159,900

    3263 Antler 157,500

    3080 Meadowbrook Court 145,000

    4149 Surrey Drive 137,000

    2578 Elgro Road 121,500

    3182 Camberly Drive 111,000

    3097 Camberly Drive 109,500

    43336 Hemlock Circle 85,000

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