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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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    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


    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-


    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- 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