We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 0

Area children can once again explore fire apparatus, meet the members of the Newville Police Department and learn about forensics during the return of National Night Out.

  • 0

The Shippensburg Lions Club has installed officers for the 2021-22 Club year. Seated, from left, are: Phil Ritchie, treasurer and chaplain; Lisa Kemp, president; Bev Horn, 1st vice president. Standing: Ron Reed, tail twister; Kathy Eddinger, program coordinator. Other officers for the club y…

  • 0

Rep. Barb Gleim (R-199) has issued the following legislative updates in her most recent newsletter, The Barb Wire.

  • 0

This week’s Blast is two-fold in that it takes us one last trip down East Garfield Street and offers another glimpse at Miller-Reed Dairy, and we’ll take a peek at some kitchen gadgets from the past, including old Miller-Reed bottles from years gone by.

  • 0

Members of the Pleasant Hall Fire & EMS Co. took time to prepare their ice cream stand last week for the upcoming Shippensburg Community Fair. Fire Chief Tom Rine said, ‘It’s been two years since we were here, and it’s time to give it a good cleaning, pressure washed inside and out and s…

  • 0

The walking trail at UPMC Carlisle has always been the place for staff, patients, and community members to escape reality for a short while and enjoy the quiet of nature. UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Major Gifts Officer Michelle Loomis, who serves UPMC Carlisle and their staff, soon came to real…

  • 0

Pennsylvania residents may see dead and dying songbirds exhibiting strange symptoms, warns a Penn State Extension wildlife specialist who is monitoring the spread of a mysterious disease in the eastern United States.

  • 0

Do you have young storytellers or writers in your house or class? If yes, you might want to introduce them to “The Book of Untold Stories,” which is a picture book written by Sherri Maret, a local author. She is also a veteran teacher/librarian. The book has 14 illustration story starters, w…

  • 0

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the nonprofit 501c3 organization located at 49 York St. in historic downtown Gettysburg, reopened in April for in-person public performances after being shuttered for a year. Now in its 13th season, GCT continues to offer educational, performance, and volunteer …

  • 0

Earlier this month, Congressman John Joyce (R-13) visited Greencastle to meet with the “Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet” program. The initiative, implemented at the direction of the Franklin County Commissioners through the Veterans Affairs Department, pairs disabled Veterans with service dogs in Fra…

  • 0

Penn State Extension in Cumberland County is hosting a Pollination Day Camp led by 4-H Summer Assistant, Emily Stambaugh, from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Cumberland County Extension Office, 310 Allen Road in Carlisle. This camp is free and open to all youth ages 7-11 (as of J…

  • 0

There are many different management protocols for weaning calves, however they should all lead to the same result, a calf that is transitioned from a liquid diet to one consisting of solid feeds. Often the decision to wean calves is based solely on the age of calves.

  • 0

If you’re traveling through Shippensburg, and hear squawking, you might spot two beautiful blue-and-yellow macaws perched in the treetops. Owner Tina Brown said the parrots, named Merlin and Kalohi, said both of the birds were born in Hawaii and come from the rainforest. Brown said they are …

  • 0

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg had a very special visitor recently. Marigold, a 4-month-old Nigerian Dwarf goat, visited the ‘Baby and Me’ and ‘Toddler Storytime’ events. Youth, parents, and other library patrons enjoyed meeting and brushing Marigold. Marigold is in training to becom…

  • 0

Pennsylvania K-12 schools will have the option to continue offering free nutritious school meals during the 2021-22 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) released a group…

  • 0

Thanks to the creative talents of Phil Horn, Newburg has a new, updated Little Library. Horn is a talented wood craftsman who wanted to give back to the community, so he decided to build a new library for the borough. The library houses a variety of used books and magazines for the community…

  • 0

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on life-saving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially ty…

  • 0

The Enhanced 4,500-pound weight class and the Farm Stock 4,500-pound weight class of the Newville Lions Club Fair’s Tractor Pull on Saturday were dedicated in memory of Merle E. Piper and Joseph E. Piper Sr., respectively.

  • 0

Editor’s Note: This is a column on area watersheds by Blyden Potts and guest columnists to spread awareness of the area’s tributaries and the efforts of area volunteers to keep them clean.

  • 0

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved a 5 percent toll increase for 2022 for both E-ZPass and TOLL BY PLATE customers. The increase is slated to start at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2022, and will be effective across the entire system except on the Southern Beltway (PA Turnp…

  • 0

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved a 5 percent toll increase for 2022 for both E-ZPass and TOLL BY PLATE customers. The increase is slated to start at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2022, and will be effective across the entire system except on the Southern Beltway (PA Turnp…

  • 0

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead recently reminded Pennsylvanians of assistance available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that can help people who have been affected by COVID-19 and are facing eviction be able to pay past due and upcoming r…

  • 0

The Rotary Club of Shippensburg recently recognized the contributions of Kitty and Allen Dugan and Chad Rydbom with certificates as they received their Paul Harris Fellow awards. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary, and Paul Harris Fellows are people who have given more than $1,000 to the …

  • 0

Street vendors, ice cream, family activities, delicious food, art and history will entertain thousands of residents and visitors during the 35th Annual ChambersFest from July 10 to 17 in the Chambersburg area.

  • 0

Editor’s Note: This is a column on area watersheds by Blyden Potts and guest columnists to spread awareness of the area’s tributaries and the efforts of area volunteers to keep them clean.