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Match Madness, the Partnership for Better Health’s annual matching gift program that supports local nonprofits in raising core operating and program funds, officially kicked off Wednesday with a drive-through parade at the partnership’s Carlisle location, 274 Wilson St.

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On Monday, March 1, the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg building will reopen for patron browsing, checking out books and other materials, and computer use. Occupancy will be 75 percent of maximum capacity. Meeting rooms and programming will not be available at this time, but public health…

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Letterkenny Army Depot personnel began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to depot employees in late January. LEAD is designated as critical infrastructure as part of the defense industrial base, and prioritized within the Department of Defense’s vaccination plan.

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The Chambersburg Chamber is seeking nominations of healthcare workers to recognize during Health Care Heroes Appreciation Week, March 23-30, in Franklin County. Nominations are due by March 1.

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Dr. Claire Jantz is making a positive and sustainable difference in the South Mountain region, and her work was recognized last month with the Spirit of South Mountain Award. This award is granted each year by the South Mountain Partnership (SMP), a public-private partnership led by the PA D…

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Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies w…

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Ruth Buchter of Elmcroft of Shippensburg is pictured after receiving her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Shippensburg personal care home. Eighty-eight percent of residents received their first dose of the vaccine on Feb. 4, and several more will receive their first dose on Feb. 25.…

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Like most area residents, Michael Harris had been shoveling snow out of his driveway lately. With the abundance of powder that fell from the sky last week, Harris decided to give his Partridge Trail mailbox a ‘Frosty’ facelift, and turn it into a snowman. His children, Noah and Eva Harris, l…

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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.

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Last Tuesday marked Fastnacht Day in the area as members of the Amish community once again banded together with the Newburg-Hopewell Fire Co. to bake the delicious doughnuts marking Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Several dozen glazed, cream-filled fastna…

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The Art Association of Harrisburg’s winter membership exhibition, ‘Figuratively Speaking.’ will go on view on Feb. 26, and remain through May 13. The theme this year has been tweaked to include reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the artwork is focused on the human figure, but with al…

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Even amid the pandemic, tobacco use remains a serious public health threat. In addition to tobacco-related death and disease, smoking also increases the risk of the most severe impacts of COVID-19, making ending tobacco use more important than ever. This year’s “State of Tobacco Control” rep…

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Potential farmers as well as small and part-time producers are encouraged to attend the virtual Starting and Improving Farms Conference, which will detail various aspects of agricultural production and help individuals in their farm journey. This conference will be held March 6, 8, 9 and 10,…

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Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) and fellow Republicans recently asked Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for answers on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 nursing home guidance, and requested a report on the admittance of COVID-19 positive individuals in long-term care …

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In case you missed it, Shippensburg University’s COVID-19 testing protocols have changed for the spring 2021 semester to include the Raider Rapid Results (R3) testing program. For students, these changes mean greater engagement opportunities with clubs and activities, intramurals, sports, an…

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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.

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Our own Kim Spencer got out in the snow over the weekend to wish passersby in Newburg a Happy Valentine’s Day! Her snow couple holds a string of hearts and a sign that reminds all that love really is grand! We hope even with these unprecedented times, you were able to enjoy a special Valenti…

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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.

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Seed catalogs are arriving in mailboxes now. Seeds offer an opportunity for gardeners to grow old favorites and try new varieties at a much lower cost than purchased plants. The selection of seeds available from catalogs is extensive; you can find unusual varieties not sold or grown by local…

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In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve th…

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The South Newton Township Volunteer Fire Co. continued its fundraising events during the pandemic, including a drive-through Super Bowl Sunday BBQ chicken dinner. The dinner included one half chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad and applesauce.

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The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC), in partnership with the Cumberland County Commissioners, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and West Shore Chamber of Commerce, are supporting and celebrating res…

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The Foundry, at 100 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg, will host an exhibition of artwork by Wilson College studio art students. The exhibition will open Feb. 19, and continue through March 14. The event is free and open to the public.

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In just his second term representing residents of the 193rd Legislative District, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice under the standing House Appropriations Committee.