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Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Hershey, PA
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I would like to clarify my position on the proposed Chipotle Grill at the corner of Ridge Road and Chocolate Ave in Hershey since there are differing opinions as to why I am opposed to it. First, to those who say I do not want the competition, please let me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Congratulations on the Opening of Hershey's Newest addition. Dessets Etc. We had the pleasure of having coffee and dessert there today, on their Grand Opening and it was wonderful Amazing decor and such great desserts, SO creative and so much variety ! Love the Bagels too, and thanks for scooping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
So I have been hearing a lot of comments today about the Chocolate Factory coming down. While it is true that it has closed and that production has moved to the new facilities in Hershey, it is not true that the factory is being demolished. I know that we all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Here is the dirt on Hershey ! So many people are asking about the mound of dirt at the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa avenue. They say it is unsightly, disruptive " Mount Hershey" among other things. Well here is the inside scoop. That dirt is the dirt from the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
So it's been a while and a lot is happening in Hershey. Well I'm back and ready to report on the history, the fun and the local inside scoop, so stay tuned! Excited for a record season in Hershey and it just keeps getting better! Let's start April off with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Two more weekends of Halloween in Hershey fun remain. Visit the park at night and enjoy the chilled rush of air as you ride the coasters or other rides. Click here for details on all of the rides open during Hersheypark in the Dark. While the weather is perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Next week, the Blue Man Group makes a stop in Hershey during its first ever U.S. theatrical tour. First introduced to many via the attention-grabbing commercials for Intel Pentium and Centrino processors, the three-man aqua-hued performance group combine comedy, music and technology to produce a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
It’s Halloween time in Hershey. While many tourists may think that we roll up the sidewalks after Labor Day, the truth is – the good times continue throughout the year, including the crisp season of fall. You can find Hershey’s Halloween headquarters at Hershey’s Chocolate World starting this Friday and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Despite an almost quiet end to September, the changing leaves and fall-like weather won’t slow the season in Hershey. One of the largest antique car shows in the country, the annual Eastern Divison AACA National Fall Meet is coming around the corner, kicking off the first full week of October.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
The foray from summer to fall will be complete this weekend when our two local school districts, Hershey and Milton Hershey, both celebrate their Homecoming weekends. Hershey High School’s Homecoming parade kicks off at 6 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 24, starting at the Derry Township School District Building and proceeding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
This week is just crazy in Chocolate Town. First, we have two different Restaurant Weeks going on right now here in Hershey through Saturday, Sept. 18. The Hershey Resorts’ restaurants – including the Circular Dining Room, newbie Harvest and Highlands Grill, plus Houlihan’s and Devon – have three course special... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
We just upgraded our happy hour menu, offered Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. -- in the barroom only. First, try one of our famous meatballs -- have as many as you want at just 50 cents each. Other fantastic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Vacations may be winding down now that school has begun (or is very close) for most kids, but Hersheypark isn’t quite ready to shutter its gates. For its last full week in operation, the park will shorten its hours to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., from Monday, Aug. 30 through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
The kids are heading back to school, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer. Labor Day weekend in Harrisburg always means Kipona time. Kipona is the city’s longest standing street festival. The name comes from the Native American, meaning “sparkling waters.” The weekend-long festivities include everything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
In the garden behind Fenicci’s, where we grow fresh tomatoes for caprese salads and fresh herbs like the mint for top notch mojitos - I also am growing 20 pepper plants, including the Bhut Jolokia pepper, or “ghost pepper” - the hottest known pepper there is. With nine different varieties,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Summer may be winding down as kids and parents prepare for back to school and temperatures begin to dip to a more comfortable level, but Hershey’s concert series is still HOT. Tonight, Rascal Flatts, the top selling and most awarded country music band this decade, takes the stage at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
On Friday, June 25, Fenicci’s of Hershey and Overtime Sports Bar and Grille are hosting their 3rd annual golf outing benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and Ronald McDonald House. This charitable event still has a couple of foursomes available as well as a few slots for single golfers. Come on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
As a founding member of the Hershey Independent Restaurant Association, I'm pleased to announce the Gas Station Kitchen & Pub (formerly Al Mediterraneo) has joined our group. You can learn more about HIRA here. The Gas Station is serving up gourmet-style "comfort" foods and great drinks (including pour-your-own beer tables)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
With summer almost officially here, casual evenings easily turn to late nights, taking in all the heat that the season has to offer. Here in Hershey, it can be challenging to find bars or restaurants servings food after 10 pm, but I have a quick primer for you on where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network are close to my family's heart. My daughter, now a junior at Hershey High School, is a childhood cancer survivor. The Children's Miracle Network helped us, and we like to take every chance we have to give back. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Summer is here! Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and here in Hershey, everyone is ready. Bring the whole family to check out the many kid-friendly possibilities, like ZooAmerica, which is home to 200 North American animals of 75 species. The 11-acre park showcases plants and animals... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
It's that time of year – digging, rota-tilling, fertilizing, buying the right seeds, plants and utensils – to build the perfect garden. I'm excited that the Fenicci's garden has now been planted for the summer 2010 season. We've planted fresh herbs, including mint and basil, tomatoes and 10 hot pepper... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
In conjunction with Fenicci's 75th Anniversary, a group of Milton Hershey School culinary students will attempt to assemble the "world's largest meatball" at 3 p.m. this Thursday, May 20, as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. As some of you may know, I'm no stranger to breaking Guinness World... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
Take a trip back to the 80s and 90s when American rock leged Bon Jovi returns to Hersheypark Stadium, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19! Richie Sambora is back for "The Circle World Tour," which follows the band's 11th studio album, "The Circle." Locals will remember the opener, special guests, Fuel, who... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter
The Hershey Bears' run for the Calder Cup resumed last night at the Giant Center, where they rallied over the Manchester Monarchs, 4-2, to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Go Bears! The Eastern Conference Finals are a seven game series, and the Hershey Bears host Manchester again... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Chocolate Ave. Chatter