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The Wolf Administration recently announced the third annual 1-4-3 Day will take place Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23. Pennsylvania introduced 1-4-3 Day in 2019 to create a statewide kindness movement and to honor Fred Rogers by encouraging Pennsylvanians to show their neighbors a lit…

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Political Letters to the Editor regarding candidates running for office in the Tuesday, May 18, Primary Election may be sent to Managing Editor Denise Bonura at: editor@shipnc.com, via online forms on our website: www.newvillevts.com, or mailed to: 825 W. King St., Front, Shippensburg, Pa. 1…

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While the format of programs has changed greatly over the last year, Franklin County 4-H is adapting well to this change. We are exploring new ways to connect with youth and provide hands-on learning experiences that embrace the 4-H slogan, “Learn By Doing.”

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved placing the 2021-22 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,865,075, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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The Super Senior column is back! Due to the pandemic, the Super Senior column has been slowly simmering on the back burner over the past year, but now it’s back and ready to share all the great things that are cooking with our local seniors!

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Another busy weekend is in store for Newburg! This time around, the town will host Community Yard Sale Days, an event that started more than 20 years ago as a way for folks in both the borough and Hopewell Township to come together and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship, good food, and an opp…

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In conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation and Health are spreading the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an …

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The volunteer members of the South Newton Township Fire Co. hosted a drive-through fundraiser Saturday featuring their homemade turkey, ham and cheeseburger hoagies, chicken corn soup and ham and bean soup. The food items are normally on the menu during their Annual Fireman’s Fair. 

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Political Letters to the Editor must be received by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, to be published prior to the May 18 primary. Letters must be 400 words or less. Any letters deemed libelous toward another candidate or current elected official will not be published. Please email letters to: nced…

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It’s coming down to the wire to place your bids in the Coy Public Library’s online auction, co-hosted by the Coy Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library. There are several deals remaining, so head on over to the auction website at: https://www.32auctions.com/shiplibraryaucti…

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This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve…

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It’s finally springtime, which means summer is right around the corner. This week’s Blast looks back at two fun, family-oriented events that served a great purpose in the community, while giving folks something to look forward to when the warmer months rolled around.

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The Greenvillage area Sheetz store and Italian Village restaurant, along with the traffic lights at a four-way intersection, lost power last Friday. A dump truck reportedly pulled down the power lines onto the highway. Many fire police departments were alerted to the scene for traffic contro…

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The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education took the historic step last week of freezing basic in-state tuition for a third consecutive year, affirming its commitment to keeping public higher education at its 14 universities affordable for students during the o…

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A vehicle was destroyed by flames around 11 a.m. last Friday on the lot of Jennings Chevrolet and Buick on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg. ‘The vehicle was engulfed in flames in the engine compartment when we arrived on the scene about 3 minutes after the dispatch,’ said Chambersburg Fire Ch…

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The Shippensburg American Legion Post 223 Honor Guard banquet was held Saturday in the Legion. Several members pictured were honored for their years of service to the Honor Guard, which performs military services at funerals for deceased Veterans, along with posting our nation’s colors at ma…

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Gettysburg Community Theatre, the nonprofit 501c3 organization in historic downtown Gettysburg, has been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last spring, GCT pivoted completely to virtual programming rather than in-person camps, classes, rehearsals and pe…

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Various businesses in downtown Shippensburg will participate in this spring’s Ship Sales event, during various times April 23 and 24. Check out the many sales taking place by visiting the Raspberry Jam Gift Shop Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/raspberryjamgiftshop.

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Open Stage, a theatre company at 25 N. Court St. in Harrisburg, is thrilled to announce the theater’s re-opening in late May with a series of concerts, beginning with a Judy Garland celebration dubbed “Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Judy Garland,” running May 28-June 25. This will be followe…

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WellSpan Health last month announced the system’s 100,000th vaccine was administered in York County on March 4. The milestone is marked with the expansion of WellSpan’s vaccination plans to ensure every community member in south-central Pennsylvania has equitable access to the shot of hope. 

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As Shippensburg University continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, students are still actively finding ways to serve and make a difference in our local community. The Office of Community Engagement is offering a variety of ways to serve this semester in-person and virtually. On Friday, …

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It’s back! After a long break, our “Meet the Pastor”column is back! There have been so many changes in our local churches over the last year that it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on! But, now that life is beginning to get back to a somewhat normal status, I will do my best t…

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Pick Up Pennsylvania is in full swing. The community improvement initiative opened to the public on March 1 and will continue through May 31. This annual initiative offers registered participants free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests provided by support from the Pennsylvania Department o…

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From EMT’s to Paramedics to Flight Medics, two Shippensburg natives met up with each other last Saturday evening at a designated landing zone to the rear of the Fayetteville Fire Co. for a double flyout for two patients injured in a motorcycle crash.

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With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mis…

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This week’s offering of A Blast from the Past is slightly different from my usual renderings. The headline that caught my eye this time around in the April 18, 1952 edition of The News-Chronicle was the column feature, “These Are Our Teachers.”