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The Franklin County Commissioners have proclaimed September to be National Recovery Month in Franklin County and are drawing attention to the impact mental health and substance use disorders have not just on local communities but throughout America.

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Did you ever wonder why it is so important to use only research-based recipes in home canning? Participants in Penn State Extension home canning classes frequently tell educators they have been canning with a family or friend’s favorite recipes, recipes found somewhere online, from various c…

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The GIANT Co. kicked off its 30 days of hunger action in honor of Hunger Action Month Wednesday with its first ever GIANT Grocery Grab in Harrisburg, where contestants will shop ‘til they drop, raising awareness for local hunger relief organizations.

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Happy Fall Y’all! Welcome to another edition of a Blast from the Past. At the conclusion of last week’s offering, I mentioned that my next topic of discussion would be class reunions. Unfortunately, that discussion will be in a future column.

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Library visits and library program attendance are growing, as are our local children. This week, Memorial Lutheran Preschool children visited Coy Public Library of Shippensburg for a fun field trip to hear stories and learn about Fall. Children listened to the story ‘Fall is for Friends’ by …

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The annual sunflower fields are blooming in the New Franklin area located on Springview Road. This year there are 212 acres of sunflowers blooming in the fields between Springview and Wayne roads. Lesher’s Sunflower Watch Facebook Page stated, ‘The fields should be in full bloom Labor Day we…

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A heron stops at a pond near the intersection of North Fayette Street and Springhouse Road in Shippensburg Borough. The beautiful bird even sat still while being photographed. Herons typically fly away as soon as they are disturbed.

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This week’s offering of the Blast looks at two of America’s favorite pastimes -- baseball and football. Sports have always been a popular subject in this area, be it Shippensburg, Cleversburg, Walnut Bottom or Newburg. Shippensburg has had its share of stellar athletes over the last 75 years…

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The Reunion Committee for Waynesboro (Pa.) High School Class of 1966 met recently via Zoom, and unanimously voted to postpone the reunion scheduled for Oct. 8  and 9, 2021, due to concerns over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Traffic through downtown Shippensburg was delayed Sunday, Aug. 22, as a CSX rail car was hauled near its new home at the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail along Fort Street. The car will be transformed into a Conrail museum to further preserve the area’s rich railroad history. The rail car was ha…

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One of the common questions when it comes to raising dairy calves has always been: should hay be included into the diet for dairy calves? There have been many research trials over the years to try and determine the benefits or deterrents of such a decision.

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A free exhibition of artwork opened Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bogigian Gallery, Wilson College, featuring the work of members of The Foundry. The gallery is in Lortz Hall.

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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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The GIANT Co. announced recently that flu vaccinations are now available at all 132 GIANT and MARTIN’S in-store pharmacies. GIANT and MARTIN’S pharmacists will again offer drive-up flu vaccinations in select store parking lots beginning in September.

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At Hill Top Academy in Mechanicsburg recently, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Vonda Ramp, Pennsylvania’s Director of Childhood Nutrition Programs, where they revealed that over the past three years, Pennsylvania schools offering farm to school programming increased by mo…

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As fall approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood or platelet donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines f…

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The Army Heritage and Education Center will host a Carlisle Barracks-Cumberland County Commemoration for 9-11-2001, to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago, first responders and military and Veterans who served that day and since then,