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The following events 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 is served at 1…

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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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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 public is invited to attend upcoming events at the John Graham Public Library in Newville. Newville author Kathryn Lee Martin will attend the next meeting of the John Graham Library’s Teen Book Club from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The group will discuss her recently published t…

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BREMERTON, Wash. – A Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, native and 2016 Trinity High School graduate, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, a floating airport at sea.

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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 following events 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 is served at 1…

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This past summer, Big Spring FFA was busy making waves and memories. From the Pennsylvania State FFA Convention to the Shippensburg Community Fair, members were on the road and growing as leaders.

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Big Spring High School is inviting members from the community to participate in a unique opportunity to share their life stories and memories by working with students on their 9th Grade American Studies Oral History Project. Face-to-face interviews will allow students to converse about the l…

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This fall, in an effort to bring families together for more meals, Giant Food Stores is supporting the FMI (Food Marketing Institute) Foundation to launch their Family Meal campaign as part of National Family Meals Month. Created by the FMI Foundation in 2015 on behalf of the nation’s food r…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.

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Twenty-five years ago, two Army Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. Soldiers died during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. On Oct. 15, beginning at 7:15 p.m., the U.S. premier of the documentary “Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story of the Battle of Mogadishu” will be held at th…

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The following events 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 is served at 1…

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Warm, wet weather is predicted to continue through the rest of September and most of October in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Great Lakes regions and those soggy conditions likely will result in a subdued foliage display, according to a Penn State forest expert.

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Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season began Saturday, Sept. 29, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders.

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On Thursday, Oct. 4, Giant Food Stores, in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will host a volunteer project at Kings Gap Environmental Center in Carlisle. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the group will plant large native trees and conduct additional park improvements. This volunteer projec…

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Members of the Friendship Hose Co. of Newville traveled to York last weekend to participate in the 5th Annual Fire Muster of fire apparatus.

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The John Graham Public Library in Newville will host a book signing by Newville author and Big Spring graduate Kathryn Lee Martin from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29. Martin is the author of the recently published teen novel, 'The Bone Roses: A Western Steampunk Adventure.' The John Graha…

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The Cumberland County Conservation District recently announced the award winners for 2018, which included farmers, teachers, an engineering firm and conservancy. Although the recipients of the Cumberland County Conservation District’s 2018 awards live and work throughout the county, their in…

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Baby boomers, seniors, their families and caregivers will find timely information for living a happy, healthy and productive life at the 19th annual Cumberland County 50plus EXPO on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St., Carlisle.

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The following events 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 is served at 1…

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Twenty-five years ago, two Army Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. Soldiers died during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. The Army Heritage Center Foundation wants to honor and recognize those who fought during that battle at its 11th Annual Membership and Recognition Dinner…

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In honor of his distinguished service to Cumberland County, Dennis Marion was recently memorialized by the Cumberland County Commissioners as they formally dedicated the former Human Services Building, located at 16 W. High St., in Carlisle as the Dennis Marion Public Services Building.

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To help the public better understand chronic wasting disease and what it means for Pennsylvania’s deer and deer hunting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is taking part in several informational events across the three areas of the state where the disease has been detected and special rules a…

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The deadline for registering to vote in the November General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Cumberland County residents can register to vote or make changes to their registration at the Bureau of Elections, 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 201, or by mail and online.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are encouraging motorists to take advantage of safety seat check resources across the state as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 23 through 29. Additionally, Saturday,…

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The following events 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 is served at 1…

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Individuals planning to hunt in the state of Pennsylvania should double-check the regulations that pertain to their hunting spot. Since this time last year, Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded and the new DMA 4 was established due to the detection of new chronic wasting disea…

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Movement Outreach, 2 Chestnut St. in Newville, will host a children's outreach at 6 p.m. each Saturday, for children ages 6 to 12 starting at Movement Outreach, called “Kidsville.” “Tinyville” will also be held for children younger than 5.

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The scheduled closing of the Route 641 (Newville Road) bridge over Newburg Run in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, was rescheduled and began on Monday, Sept. 17. It was previously scheduled to close on Monday, Sept. 10, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT…

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Giant/Martin’s recently announced record-breaking results for the grocers’ annual in-store Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals balloon campaign raising $758,610. The announcement was made at Giant/Martin’s signature CMN Celebrity Putting Contest that paired Penn State Children’s Hospi…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced that its contractor will begin an accelerated project to remove and replace the existing Herr Street bridge over Paxton Creek in the City of Harrisburg on Friday, Sept. 14, weather permitting, with work scheduled to b…

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About $10 million is available for farmers to help them improve their operations by implementing best management practices (BMPs) or purchasing on-farm conservation equipment through 2018-19 Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program tax credits.

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The following events 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 is served at 11…

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The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has received more than $209,000 as a result of the Walmart’s fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign held in April -- allowing the food bank to provide more than 1.2 million meals to residents within its 18,000-square-mile, 27-county …