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Editor's Note: The News-Chronicle will feature a profile on one of the area's Super Seniors each month. Older folks in our area have a wealth of knowledge, compelling life experiences and various hobbies and volunteer projects that keep them active. Read each month's feature to help us celeb…

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Imagine heading to school each day worried more about the racial slurs and insults that will be tossed your way than the tests and learning you will experience during each class period. For students of color, certain religions and ethnicities, this is an all too common reality.

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The Saturday, Nov. 3 “Novel Reels” free showing of the blockbuster movie “Wonder Woman” begins at 11 a.m. at the Waynesboro Theatre. But the real fun starts at 9:45 a.m. when children and the young at heart can participate in the Super Hero Training Camp at Rainbow Gymnastics Inc., adjacent …

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Do you like hearing stories about the brave men and women from right here in Pennsylvania who fought for our freedom? Join the Capitol Theatre for this free documentary tribute, entitled, “Keystones,” by Bryan Wade to Harrisburg area African American servicemen and women who served from Worl…

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Penn State Mont Alto will host a reception for Haley Wagaman, a 22-year-old artist from St. Thomas, from 2 to 4 p.m. this afternoon in the library on the university's campus. The exhibit, which will feature watercolor paintings with pop-culture and local southern Pennsylvania historic themes…

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The Cumberland Valley Breast Cancer Alliance will hold its annual Fall Fashion Show and Auction on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Green Grove Gardens in Shady Grove, near Greencastle.

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A dental composite is a tooth-colored restoration. Composites are the material of choice for many decayed or fractured teeth. Composites get their name because they are a solid material made of more than one substance. The main “compounds” in dental composites are plastic resin material and …

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The annual Light the Night event for safe trick-or-treating will take place in the Borough of Newburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. In addition to trick-or-treating in the borough, Newburg's Christmas in the Country committee members will hand out sweet treats at the Gazebo on the tow…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle will kick off its 50th year of its Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with, “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy,” featuring Sir Max Hastings at 7:15 p.m. The lecture will be preceded by a history of the lecture…

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The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, invites students, families and local businesses to join the first ever Shippensburg Heart Walk. The walk will be held Friday, O…

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The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents Ballroom Dance Lessons on Mondays this fall, beginning Oct. 15, on-stage, in the inspirational setting of the Grove Theatre, inside the Luhrs Center. Lessons continue each Monday night, through Nov. 19. There is a co…

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The Foundry, 100 S. Main St., Chambersburg, is offering three classes this weekend to celebrate the arrival of fall! On Friday, Oct. 12, paint an acrylic 'Harvest Sky.' On Saturday, Oct. 13, design your own 'Wire Wrapped Ring and Earrings.' On Sunday, Oct. 14, get in the spirit of the season…

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Seven times each day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cooking fires account for 47 percent of home fires (20 percent of fire-related deaths), followed by heating equipment fires at 15 percent (19 percent of fire-related…

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For a quarter of a century, area families have carved pumpkins, played games, taken hayrides and watched the trebuchet hurl pumpkins through the sky during the Renfrew Pumpkin Festival. The 25th annual event is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro…

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Coyle Free Library and its Film Club invite you to the second movie in its October Spike Lee Movie Month. The club will show “Jungle Fever,” which follows, “a successful and married black man who contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He’s quite rightly worried that the r…

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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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Shippensburg’s newest mayor is a hometown girl for sure! Kathy Coy was born and raised in Shippensburg, and graduated from SASHS in 1976. Married to Greg Coy for 37 years, the couple met while they were both working for A&P Grocery Store in town. They have three children, Bryan, Tim and …

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners recently proclaimed October as Cyber Security Awareness Month. This national initiative is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of cyber security both in the home and workplace.

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The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced grant awards to community health centers nationwide for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) to meet the growing need for substance use patient services. The funding will help health centers (a…

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The Cumberland/Perry Community Support Program is holding a candlelight vigil entitled, 'Stigma Hurts,' to promote mental health awareness and recovery. The vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, on the Perry County Courthouse Lawn, across from 2 E. Main St. in New Bloomfield. The …

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The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship winners. The Franklin County Community Foundation currently administers 13 funds that provide scholarships to students in Fra…

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Jerome Kater, president of the Katie's Place board, was the guest speaker at the most recent Kiwanis Club meeting held at the Shippensburg Public Library. Kater gave an update on Katie's Place, and thanked the local organizations that volunteer their time and resources to the nonprofit. Kate…

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The Franklin County Coalition for Progress (FCCP) is pleased to bring a special speakers series to Chambersburg on the topic of immigration, which was created by Gettysburg Rising and the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County, in response to recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions i…

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Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick recently reminded drivers this is the time of year drivers are most likely to be involved in a deer-related crash, noting total crashes, as well as those involving injuries and those resultin…

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Students in the Department of Social Work at Shippensburg University will hold a hygiene product drive for the Salvation Army of Greater Carlisle. The drive, called Operation Shower, serves to collect products for the Salvation Army shelter and shower program. The dates of Operation Shower a…

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On Wednesday, Sept. 19, officials from Summit Health, Greene Township, the Borough of Chambersburg and Franklin County, as well as Sen. Rich Alloway (R-33) gathered for a ribbon cutting to recognize the completion of an extended road from the borough to the township. The road is anticipated …

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Community members gather quarterly at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) in Chambersburg to share details of decades past in an effort to collect and preserve valuable history about the depot and the rich history that lived before its time.

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The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents “Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets are now on sale. A discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhr…

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Cumberland Valley School of Music will present its 29th Gala Showcase concert program, “More Than Four: Celebrating Musical Seasons,” at the Thomson Alumnae Chapel on the Wilson College Campus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.