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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,…

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The Art Association of Harrisburg is pleased to present “Hear Me?”: An exhibition celebrating Deaf artists, and Bootleg Meets R76 a collaboration featuring the work of Charles “Bootleg” Feathers and Reina “R76” Wooden from Feb. 21 to March 26. These two exhibitions open with a reception from…

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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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Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, is proud to announce Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised a record-setting $704,658 during its annual month of in-store fund…

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Veterans and their families who live in the 193rd Legislative District have another avenue to seek help with obtaining benefits after Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) teamed up with the Cumberland County Veterans Affairs Office.

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The Downtown Carlisle Association presents the annual UPMC Ice Art Festival from Feb. 7-9. More than 75 different ice sculptures will be placed around downtown Carlisle for visitors’ viewing and picture taking pleasure. The Ice Art Festival will combine many events and activities in one week…

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Find great plants at great prices on Saturday, May 16, at the 16th Annual Plant Fest and Sale hosted by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Cumberland County, held at the Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle. The plant sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

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Nearly 1,700 issues of the Wilson College student newspaper are now online and searchable, thanks to a grant that allowed the college to digitize the papers and make them available to researchers on and off campus.

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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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Wilson College marked the opening of a new art exhibition, “Selections from the Collection: Who are we?” on Wednesday. The exhibition, featuring works of art from Wilson’s teaching collection, will continue through March 6 in the Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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The “Gardening with Nature” series is back for an eighth year of informative workshops on creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, located at 100 N. 19th St. in Camp Hill. Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are host…

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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recently reminded Pennsylvanians that the threat from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) remains low. While there have been 11 confirmed cases in the United States, there are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania currently.

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The Sheepford Road Bridge was closed Wednesday, Jan. 29, for the safety of our residents. The bridge, which carries Sheepford Road over the Yellow Breeches Creek in Lower Allen Township and Fairview Township, is jointly owned by York and Cumberland counties and has a 3-ton limit.

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Are you an adult who enjoys sewing, cooking, textiles and crafts? Do you enjoy working with kids? The Cumberland County 4-H is currently looking for volunteers to help mentor our next generation.

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Cumberland County 4-H members, volunteers, and families sang carols for residents at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 18. Fun was had by all as 4-H members spread holiday cheer to residents.

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American Legion Post 223 of Shippensburg recently donated to the Shippensburg Borough Police Department for the purchase of body armor for borough officers. Pictured is Post Commander Guy Hayslett presenting the check to Chief Meredith Dominick.

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At a news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, county leaders from throughout Pennsylvania recently unveiled five key county government legislative priorities for 2020, led by a call to state officials to properly fund mental health services, in addition to finding solutions to the emergency m…

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The following is a schedule of programs to be held through the month of February at the Coy Library of Shippensburg, 73 W. King St.

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It doesn’t matter where you live or what you want to be when you grow up. In 4-H, you can make friends, have fun, and try new things with the help of caring adults.

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An owl walk along the hiking trails of Renfrew Park in Waynesboro is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Sponsored by The Institute at Renfrew, this winter excursion is led by naturalist Lori Schlosser, and is for participants ages 15 and older.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced USDA has begun accepting applications for the second round of $550 million in ReConnect Program loan and grant funding. These funds will enable the federal government to continue to partner with the private secto…

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The American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, together with its signature movement, “Go Red for Women,” http://www.goredforwomen.org, encourages you to ‘wear red and give’ on Friday, Feb. 7, in hon…

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Pastor Jim Rogers of Shippensburg First Church of God sits among the many donations of food and soup that his church family has collected to date for the upcoming Souper Bowl Challenge. The Church of God will donate a portion of everything collected this year to help support Hound Packs, as …