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WITF announced recently free instructional resources that are available this school year as part of their Learning at Home initiative. WITF, the PBS and NPR member station for Central Pennsylvania, has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Pennsylvania Association…

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The members of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) PA 0791 Newville are marking 43 years together as a weight-loss support chapter. Weekly meetings are a key component of TOPS’ support, and visitors to a TOPS chapter are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge. Meetings are held at …

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Rep. Barb Gleim (R-199) and Rep. Torren Ecker (R-193) recently condemned the “decision” by the 5-2 majority of partisan Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to allow unattended drop-off boxes for ballots and removal of a party from the ballot for the Nov. 3 elections.

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I was invited to address the proud students of the National Honor Guard Academy Class 2020-3 recently. This is National Honor Guard Academy’s (NHGA) first class in the south-central Pennsylvania region. Students are mainly from Cumberland County, but there are others from the surrounding are…

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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite 1, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our Grab-N-Go Takeout Program on these days includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those ages 60 and older. Our newsletter can be found on o…

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Hunger impacts people in every corner of Pennsylvania. According to Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap report, in 2018, more than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians – 10.9 percent of all residents in the state – didn’t always know where their next meal was coming from. And given the impact of…

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Get ready for Garden Harvest Day 2020 with pumpkins, family-friendly crafts and activities, food, and music at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle!

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To celebrate the fall season in Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) experts will be available to serve as regional advisers on fall foliage, offering tips and resources to help residents and visitors experience a colorful autumn in a variety of ways across t…

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Pennsylvania’s elk hunting season kicked off Saturday, Sept. 12, with the archery elk season, in which 26 hunters selected by lottery will be spread across nine of the 14 Elk Hunt Zones within the state’s elk range. Ten of those hunters are in pursuit of bulls, while 16 are hunting antlerless elk.

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Judge William Stickman IV, a federal judge on the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, on Monday, ruled Gov. Tom Wolf’s and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s congregate gathering, stay-at-home and business shutdown orders unconstitutional in the case of County of Butle…

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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite 1, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Its office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Grab –N-Go Takeout Program on these days includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those 60 and older. The newsletter c…

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The Pennsylvania State Grange lauded the Sept. 8 unanimous vote by the PA State Senate on Senate Bill 835, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria), to create an authority which could award grants to telecommunications companies willing to “go the last mile” in providing access to high…

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The Cumberland County Library System and all Cumberland County libraries are joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers, and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achie…

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The 32nd Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk will culminate a spring and summer of uncertainty for the arts. Even if social distancing will be required, along with masks, art lovers will still be able to enjoy a diverse variety of 16 exhibition venues throughout the city. The hours for the Sunday…

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Bidding opens in the John Graham Public Library’s Online Auction on Saturday, Aug. 29, and ends at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the building fund for the planned addition to the library’s Parsonage Street facility.

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The Cumberland County Commissioners recently approved $22,488.327.73 of the $22.9 million available in Renew Cumberland block grants to small businesses with less than 100 employees, tourism businesses of any size, municipalities, nonprofits, behavioral health and drug and alcohol treatment …

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The House Labor and Industry Committee, of which I am a member, held an informational meeting last Wednesday to discuss the many problems district offices and constituents have experienced with the unemployment compensation system.

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Stonewall Bridge in Southampton (Cumberland) Township will be closed for pre-construction work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in preparation for its future replacement. It carries about 750 vehicles per day over the Middle Spring Creek.

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PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2020 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), Secretary Yassmin Gramian said recently.

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Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently introduced H.R.7835 to authorize the president to award the Medal of Honor to Eric Fisher Wood Jr. for acts of valor during the Battle of the Bulge. Wood, a Bedford County resident, was killed in action in January of 1945, shortly after this pivo…