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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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Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced Tuesday $1 million in grants was awarded to three innovative research projects to help detect and better understand Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in order to stop its spread among Pennsylvania deer. 

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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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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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Green Ridge Village staff, residents and family members filled three mitten trees on campus through January. By the end of the month, they collected 200 pieces of winter apparel like hats, gloves and scarfs to be donated to the students at Oak Flat Elementary School.

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The annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Big Spring School District’s PAW Packs Program will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The snow date will be Saturday, March 14.

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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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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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Walking Together: Caregiving for the Memory Loss Community invites you, the caregiver, and your loved one to a free Valentine’s Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville. The menu is chicken divan, vegetable tray, biscuit…

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The Big Spring TEMPUS/LEO Club is looking for community members who have deployed family or friends. The club is looking to put together packages to send in support of our troops overseas. Members would like to personalize packages, so please send us their name along with something they need…

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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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Learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting at the Free Adult Craft Night at the John Graham Library. The Craft Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. The techniques of flat wash, wet in wet, and dry brush will be demonstrated, then used to paint still life objects. Sign up by co…

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The annual count of homeless Americans, the HUD Point in Time Count, a snapshot survey of people experiencing extreme ‘street homelessness’ took place in late January. Janelle Crossley joined this year’s count for Cumberland County as a volunteer canvasser in Newville, where she resides.

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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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Committed to maintaining energy efficiency, Cumberland County has saved more than $4 million in the past 13 years, and has been awarded the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2018 ENERGY STAR Award, making this the eighth straight year the county has been recognized for it…

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All children are invited to a Cereal Box Craft night at the John Graham Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. We’ll recycle empty cereal boxes into fun toys and crafts. The cereal boxes will be provided. The John Graham Public Library is located at 9 Parsonage St., Newville. For more inf…

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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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Gov. Tom Wolf announced recently that all 67 Pennsylvania counties have taken official action toward acquiring new voting systems. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other national security and election security experts have urged Pennsylvania and other states to use new voting sys…

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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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Newville Lion Kathy Biscuit was recently recognized by the Newville Lions Club with a Key Award for recruiting two or more new members. Pictured, from left, are: Secretary Nancy Hockenberry; Biscuit; and President Duane Wert.

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The Newville Lions Club recently presented Officer Shawn Gutshall of the Newville Police Department with a Certificate of Appreciation. Gutshall recently spoke to the club about the process of bringing a K-9 to Newville. The K-9 will be named Lock, after the Laughlin Mill, and should arrive …

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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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Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the approval of $4.75 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses, and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-inc…

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The board of Neighbors in Christ, the crisis intervention agency serving residents of the Big Spring School District, will hold its annual meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with a snow date of Feb. 1.

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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…