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Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) was awarded a $10,000 grant from The Diocese of Harrisburg through its Matthew 25 Collection for food, clothing and shelter. The grant will support DVSCP’s emergency shelter, which serves women, children and men who are fl…

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In celebration of National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Co., http://www.giantfoodstores.com, recently announced it has completed a seven-acre pollinator-friendly solar field at its corporate headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle. This initiative is the first of its kind for a grocer…

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Shippensburg University is pleased to announce commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020. The four small drive-in style ceremonies, scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 1, will celebrate graduates, while abiding by social distancing and health and well-being guidelines from the Pennsylvania De…

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, in cooperation with The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC), recently appointed Gary Scicchitano as the COVID-19 Recovery Coordinator for Cumberland County. In his role, Scicchitano will coordinate the assessment and deployment of …

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The John Graham Public Library is working toward a gradual return of services, and is offering a contactless hold pickup service. Library cardholders can place holds on items through the library’s online catalog, or by contacting the library at: (717) 776-5900, or johngraham@ccpa.net. If you…

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Robert Carter-Lee Frey, son of Kathleen S. Frey and the late Robert Frey of Newville, and brother to Suzanne Frey of Los Gatos, California, graduated from the University of Connecticut’s School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut, in May of 2020.

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Enjoy a free performance of the “Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother” children’s show by Kit’s Interactive Theatre!  The program combines history, improvisation, dance and music where audience members are cast right into the show!  In “Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother,” Cinderella is about to marry the…

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North Newton Township was recently awarded a grant of $12,000 from the South Mountain Partnership’s Mini-Grant Program. The funds are being used to develop a trail feasibility study to research and develop safe bicycle and pedestrian access between the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail and the No…

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Cumberland County Libraries will reopen using a phased-in approach based on the commonwealth’s Framework for Reopening Public Libraries. While plans are being developed and implemented, residents should visit the Library System website, to access information for each of their favorite libraries.  

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The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, launched a new Dairy Campaign, “We Are Your Dairy Farmers: Stronger Together, Buy Local, Choose PA Dairy,” last month to encourage families to support their local farm families who work hard daily to produce fresh, local milk and dairy products to fee…

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Monday approved the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,509,559, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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This year marks the 60th year the Pennsylvania Council of Churches has conducted inter-denominational worship services in state and federal parks and private campgrounds across the commonwealth. Each year, services are offered from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend to the more t…

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The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education for the first time in its 38-year history recently froze basic in-state tuition for a second consecutive year, even while confronting financial challenges brought on in part by the coronavirus pandemic.

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When it comes to a crisis, preparedness is everything, and  Gov. Tom Wolf recently stressed the critical roles the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and PA National Guard play in coordinating the state’s preparedness and response to COVID-19. He was joined at a press conference…

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Responding to published reports and finally released data regarding COVID-19 deaths occurring among Pennsylvanians living in the state’s nursing home facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Reps. Harry Readshaw (D-All…

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative (MARC) has been awarded a $3.7 million contract with the United States Department of Agriculture to administer a portion of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP). The MARC will be producing and distributing more than 160,000 fresh produce boxes …

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Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties, including Cumberland County, will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Other counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne and York.

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Children can enjoy the John Graham Library’s Storytime program even when the library is closed. On Tuesdays, Miss Connie posts a special Storytime video on the library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/John.Graham.Library.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved placing the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,509,559, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday by a vote of 201-1, said House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).

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To honor the deceased Veterans of Cumberland County, the taxpayers of the county have provided more than 18,500 U.S. flags to various Veterans’ organizations and cemetery associations to decorate the graves of our Veterans in the 120 cemeteries within the county.

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South Fairview First Church of God, 1212 Centerville Road, Newville, will hold a take-out only Chicken BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, May 16, to benefit the Big Spring Area Food Bank and the PAW Packs Program of the Big Spring School District.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners reported Monday that a county government employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee traveled to three downtown government buildings, including the Cumberland County Courthouse, Historical Courthouse and, Business Central, a government fac…

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The Cumberland County Commissioners recently voted to temporarily furlough 156 county employees, effective, April 26. Due to the effects of COVID-19, and reduced operations, staffing will be limited to personnel necessary to support required and mandated county functions, as determined by th…