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The Franklin County Board of Commissioners recently recognized Verdona “Dee” Allison for more than 20 years as a volunteer ombudsman, helping people living in long-term care. As a volunteer ombudsman, Allison provided reports on more than 900 facility visits throughout the county and was inv…

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The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently released the results of the first statewide comprehensive research on litter, the cost of cleaning it up, and attitudes toward litter and announced the formation…

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In the spring of 2018, the chestnut oak trees in the Mansion Use Area at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle were heavily infected by chestnut oak anthracnose (a native fungal disease that thrives in moist weather). As a result of this infection, many trees have died or are …

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Join the Chambersburg Chamber for a new fundraising experience; Chamber Uncorked will feature an exciting theme with games of chance, delicious food, wine and elaborate decorations designed to make the night unforgettable.

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Gamut Theatre Group is proud to present its upcoming production “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller, from Feb. 29 through March 15 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are on sale now and group discou…

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Eleven novice photographers made great strides in six short weeks, and their work will soon be displayed in Music Makers at 46 W. Main St. in downtown Waynesboro. The public is invited to the exhibit’s opening reception this Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

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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 Coy Public Library of Shippensburg recently ushered in a new program open to both children and adults, Coloring Club. The first session was held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, near the community room and across from the children's playroom. Coloring papers, coloring books, colo…

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The Kiwanis Club of Shippensburg continues to support Reins of Rhythm, a nonprofit, adaptive riding and horsemanship program for youth. Club member Tim Nye presents Ruth Gunnett of Reins of Rhythm with a $300 donation at Tuesday’s club meeting. Reins of Rhythm is a therapeutic program that h…

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Members of the South Newton Township Fire Co. held their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening in their social room.  President Tony Burkett and Fire Chief Dan Burkett presented several members with appreciation certificates for their work in their training and fundraising, the top 10 fire …

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Nine participants enjoyed learning about acupuncture on Jan. 28 at the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. The presenter was Michael Stilp, national board certified acupuncturist who is also certified in the energy therapies of craniosacral and reiki. He practices at New Day Yoga, 300 W. Kin…

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The following events and activities are on tap at the Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite 1, located in the Mountain View Apartment Building, Newville. For more information, contact the center at: (717) 776-4478. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a hot congregate meal…

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently reminded local governments and recreation and conservation organizations that grant applications are now being accepted for recreation and conservation projects. 

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently reminded local governments and recreation and conservation organizations that grant applications are now being accepted for recreation and conservation projects. 

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Jody Cole, director of the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg, left, receives the Friends of the Library’s fourth quarter donation check from Neva Craig, president of the Friends and Amazon book sales member.

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The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) will celebrate Read Across America on Sunday, March 1, through the Paws N’ Read program. The event will take place at CATRA located at 168 Station Road, Grantville.

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The Shippen Squares square dancing club graduated a new class of dancers at their Valentine's Dance. Seated are Graduates Susan Kitzmiller and Randy Heberlig. Club members and Officers performed the induction ceremony. Pictured, from left, are: James Jacks (Member), Cindy and Everett Spangle…

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Shippensburg University is gearing up efforts to support high school students in low-income communities. Thirty students and their families in Title 1 high schools will get services to help them better prepare for post-secondary education. Shippensburg University was awarded a $154,000 Penns…

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Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller recently joined representatives from anti-hunger organizations, employment and training programs, local grocery retailers, and state and local officials at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to discuss the effects from the Tr…

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Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Gi…

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Do you know who your neighbors are? Do you know who your elected officials are? Ever wonder who’s on what committee in town, or who keeps things running smoothly in our local civic clubs and organizations? “Getting to Know You” is a column about local folks, what they do, where they grew up,…