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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on Interstate 76 (I-76) to be prepared for nighttime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of the Tuscarora Tunnel.

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American Legion Post 223 recently presented Jackie and Amanda Clever with Letters of Appreciation for their continued help in lining up the Memorial Day and Veterans Day Parades. Pictured, from left, are: Amanda Clever, Jackie Clever and Post Commander Guy Hayslett (presenting the letters).

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After ringing in the New Year, festivities will continue at the 2020 PA Farm Show, Jan. 4-11 in Harrisburg, featuring the state's number-one cash crop, Pennsylvania mushrooms. Delicious, nutritious and highly versatile, mushrooms feature prominently at America’s largest, not-to-be-missed ind…

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American

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The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park announced recently that they were recently awarded two grants totaling $70,000 to install a hiking bridge in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The grants are from the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. for $40,000, and the Cumberland County L…

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the $311.6 million county budget for 2020. The General Fund is $92.2 million of the total county budget, with no tax increase for the sixth consecutive year. The budget contains no increase in the county’s General Fund real estate…

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Corey Evan Rotz will present a concert of some of the most popular sacred and secular Christmas music at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg. He will be accompanied by pianist Brian Helman, bassist Herm Hopple and drummer Sam Hepfer.

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Giant Food Stores recently delivered 50,000 pounds of food to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as part of its commitment to the recent WITF Food and Fund Drive. WITF recently held a one-day giving event, inviting listeners to make a donation to the public media station. Giant Food Stores m…

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On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Friends of the Coy Library in Shippensburg hosted a successful annual tea. Three of the Friends are pictured getting delicious goodies ready for their guests. From left, are: Kerri Ferris, Chris Patterson and Roseann Sysco. Also pictured is Kristin Byers on the harp, …

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The 45th Annual Living Christmas Tree presentation begins tonight, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., and runs through Sunday, Dec. 8. The program begins each evening at 7 p.m., and Sunday's presentation begins at 3:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend this holiday tradition held at Newburg Fir…

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Area residents are invited to take part in Las Posadas -- a Mexican Christmas tradition re-enacting the story of Christ's birth -- being held Thursday, Dec. 5, on the campus of Wilson College. The celebration will run from 6 to 8 p.m., starting at the Brooks Science Center and ending with a …

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The newly elected directors of the Shippensburg Area School Board, including two former longtime members, received the oath of office, and took their seats around the table for their first meeting Tuesday evening. Pictured, from left, are: Dwayne Burt (returning director), Jim Bard, Mark But…

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Throughout September, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank encouraged the community to contribute to its third annual Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive. To bolster collection efforts, Hunger Action Month Presenting Sponsor PSECU pledged to match the month’s total contributions up to $15,000.

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) announces $90,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to two Franklin County first-year law students. The scholarship funds come from the Faerie L. Angle Memorial Scholarship Fund, and will be disbursed throughout their three years at law sc…

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The members of the Vigilant Hose Co. of Shippensburg, Walnut Bottom Road, recently took time to decorate their fire station, three flagpoles and a tree for the Christmas holidays. The station doors are in red; flagpoles in red, white and blue, and the tree is decorated with multi-colored lig…

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Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus were in the area last month, greeting visitors at the Snavely’s Garden Corner Christmas Open House in Fayetteville. The inside was decorated with many colored trees and Christmas Carols played, while guests enjoyed treats and punch. Santa Claus is currently making …

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Lunch is served at 115 N. Fayette St. from 11 a.m. to noon daily, Monday through Friday. Attendees under the age of 60 pay $5 for the meal, while those over age 60 have a suggested $2 contribution. More information is available by calling: (717) 300-3563. The menu is as follows:

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Holiday greetings from Newburg! Here we are in the beginning of December, preparing once again to celebrate the most wonderful time of year! As we get into full yuletide mode, lest I remind you that as of this writing, Christmas is only 20 days away!

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Blue Mountain Skating Rink is hosting a Skate With Santa from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Bring the family out for a fun night of skating with Santa and classic Christmas songs played live on a Hammond Organ by Hayden Lehman. There is a small cost for admission and skate rental. Children y…

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Shippensburg American Legion Post members were honored during the Nov. 8 Veterans Day Ceremony at Shippensburg Area Senior High School. The event, organized by teacher Ginny Lopez, honors Veterans past and present. Those honored include: Andy Page, junior vice commander, and Amanda Page, mem…

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The Memorial Lutheran Church Fellowship Outreach Committee will host its 10th annual Santa Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The church is located at 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg. Breakfast and activities are free of charge to the community.

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On Nov. 19, Franklin County 4-H tipped their hats to their outstanding 4-H volunteers and members at the 4-H Recognition Banquet at the New Franklin Ruritan Community Center. The 4-H Teen Leadership Club helped plan the event, chose the “Country Western” theme, made the table centerpieces, a…

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Adams Electric Cooperative recently recognized 12 employees and directors for a combined 185 years of dedicated service to the cooperative at its annual employee/director recognition dinner held in October in Gettysburg

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The Coy Library, located at 73 W. King St. in downtown Shippensburg, has recently received a significant donation of books. The donated volumes currently occupy a vast majority of the library's annex, located above the Book Nook. This large donation, numbering 2,000 titles, was donated by re…

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On Dec. 8, the Franklin County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, in partnership with the Mont Alto Alumni Society, will host the second annual Polar Plunge, which supports fundraising efforts for the student-run Penn State Mont Alto THON (Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon…

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The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has received a $2,000 EITC contribution from Riverview Bank in support of the 2020 Summer Learning Program. Riverview Bank is well known for its support of literacy and educational initiatives. Riverview’s EITC – Educational Improvement Tax Cre…

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Lunch is served at 115 N. Fayette St. from 11 a.m. to noon daily, Monday through Friday. Attendees under the age of 60 pay $5 for the meal, while those over age 60 have a suggested $2 contribution. More information is available by calling (717) 300-3563. The menu is as follows:

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The 11/30 Network, Franklin County’s young professionals group, is actively seeking donations from local businesses and community members for the 5th Annual Franklin County First Responders Appreciation Day on Dec. 13.

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Congratulations to our Shippensburg Area Senior High School Marching Band for winning two First Place Honors last Saturday. The band performed during the Harrisburg Holiday Parade and the 50th Annual Chambersburg Christmas Parade, and came in first at both events. The Shippensburg High Schoo…

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Now that Shippensburg and surrounding communities have held their annual tree-lighting ceremonies to usher in the fast-approaching Christmas holiday, Newburg isn’t far behind!

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Chief Shawn Hartsock of Shippensburg Area EMS would like to thank our community for coming together to support the purchase of a new ambulance. Earlier this year, the department suffered two catastrophic losses. The first was one of our ambulances being struck on the interstate with irrepara…