"H is for Hershey" retells Hershey's history from A to Z

HERSHEY, Pa.Sunbury Press has released H is for Hershey, Heather Paterno’s first book, featuring art and artifacts related to Hershey, Pennsylvania and the chocolate company.

hifh_fcAbout the Book:
In 1900, Milton S. Hershey returned to his native farming community, Derry Church, to pursue his dream of chocolate making. Over the next forty years, not only did his business endeavor thrive, but the small town blossomed and grew through his innovative ideas and philanthropy, and his vision endured for generations.”H is for Hershey” takes the reader through the community and its landmarks via the talents of artists who love and appreciate the rich history of this fine town now known as Hershey, Pennsylvania.

All author proceeds are being donated to the Hershey-Derry Historical Society.

About the Author
Heather Paterno was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where she resides with her husband, children, and dogs.  She earned her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and focuses her practice in family law.  She is an adjunct professor, scout mom, and dabbling artist.

Book Release Event
HLP thumbMeet the Author — Heather Paterno will be at the Hershey-Derry Historical Society on Saturday April 11, 2015, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Also at the Hershey-Derry Historical Society on April 11 —Windows to Our Past:  Historic Postcards from Hershey, Hummelstown, Palmyra, and more. Local postcard collector and historian, Neil Fasnacht, will present the largest known collection of local historic postcards to the public.

On display will be postcards from Hershey, Sand Beach, Union Deposit, Derry Church, Hockersville, Swatara Station, Hummelstown, Campbell(s)town, and Palmyra, as well as  Indian Echo Cave, Stoverdale, Brownstone Quarry, and Valley Glen Park. In addition, postcard printing blocks and uncut sheets of Hershey cards, showing the color-layered printing process, will be featured.

This drop-in event will run from 1pm to 4pm in the Community Room at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA. (located near the outlets in Hershey)

Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free to historical society members and a $2 donation is requested of non-members.

H is for Hershey
Authored by Heather Paterno
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (March 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620065835
ISBN-13: 978-1620065839
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Support the Hershey-Derry Historical Society by ordering the book using this link:
http://www.hersheyhistory.org/43-programs-events/598-comi…

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/H-is-for-Hershey-9781620…

JoePa, Smokin' Joe and Titanic Victims and Survivors some of the highlights of Keystone Tombstones 3

kt3_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the third volume of the Keystone Tombstone series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley. The book relates interesting tales of famous people interred in Pennsylvania including the search to find their graves, most of which involved detours through local pubs and taverns.

The authors will be on hand for the Mechanicsburg Wine Walk at Sunbury Press’s bookstore at 50 W Main St. in Mechanicsburg on Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM. They will be signing copies of their books as the company also celebrates the release of volume three of this popular series.

Since the release of Volume One, Farrell and Farley have become mainstays on PCN, where segments based on their series have been aired.  The two have also appeared on numerous other television and radio stations and have been written about in dozens of newspapers.

About the book:
Joe Farrell and Joe Farley
 explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred.

Included in this volume:

  • Nick ADAMS “Johnny Yuma Was a Rebel”
  • Marian ANDERSON “A Voice Heard Once in a Hundred Years”
  • “Babes in the Woods”
  • John BARRYMORE “The Great Profile”
  • Robert CASEY “The Three Time Loss from Holy Cross”
  • Jimmy DORSEY “A Fabulous Dorsey”
  • FLIGHT 93 Crash Site “40 Heroes”
  • “Four Founders”
  • “Fox and Cox”
  • Joe William FRAZIER “Smokin’ Joe”
  • Dave GARROWAY “The Communicator”
  • Harry GREB “The Human Windmill”
  • John Frederick HARTRANFT “Old Johnny”
  • Robert (Bob) HESS “More than Just a Scientist”
  • “The Kelayres Massacre”
  • John MCDERMOTT “Golf’s Unknown Champion”
  • Mary Pinchot MEYER “The Mysterious Case of Mary Pinchot Meyer”
  • Joe PATERNO “JoePa”
  • Teddy PENDERGRASS “Life Is a Song Worth Singing”
  • Molly PITCHER “From Molly Pitcher to Black Hawk Down”
  • Art ROONEY “The Chief”
  • Lillian RUSSELL “The Great American Beauty”
  • Arlen SPECTER “The Single Bullet Theory Senator”
  • ”Titanic Victims and Survivors”
  • Willie THROWER “Football’s Jackie Robinson”
  • “Pirates’ Pride”
  • John UPDIKE “One of America’s Best”
  • Grover WASHINGTON, Jr. “The Smooth Jazzman”
  • Anthony WAYNE “Mad Anthony”
  • Unusual Tombstones


backcoverimageKeystone Tombstones Volume Three: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania

Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
190 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063613
ISBN-10: 1620063611
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information about the book, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Volu…

Sunbury Press begins its 10th Anniversary celebration

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This is the first of a series of articles honoring the 10th anniversary of Sunbury Press, Inc., the trade publisher. This article recounts the year 2004, the year of the founding.

msh2edMECHANICSBURG, PA — Ten years ago today, April 1, 2004, Sunbury Press was incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania.  The founder, Lawrence Knorr, initially intended to reprint some family histories he had written, but did not want to pay someone else to do so.  Like many entrepreneurs, he had no idea what all he was getting into, or where his little idea would lead.  Within a few months, the first book, a 1787 page three-volume set, 71 Years of Marriage : The Ancestors, Descendants and Relations of George and Alice Knorr of Reading, PA, was published for the benefit of the extended Knorr family. The first sale was recorded on September 15 to Cathy Krall, of Elizabethtown, PA.  It was one of 24 orders to be placed through the end of the year.  A second book, The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey, 1st Edition, was published that month.  By the end of the year, the Hershey book sold more copies, outselling the Knorr book 13 to 12.  However, due to the size and price of the 3 volume Knorr set, revenue from it more than doubled the Hershey book.  Regardless, total sales fell just shy of $1000, and the company recorded a $54 loss.

In honor of this first sale in September of 2004, Sunbury Press will be announcing events for the month of September 2014.  Stay tuned.