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Shippensburg American Legion Post 223 Service Officer/Board President Jerry Porter recently accepts a certificate of appreciation from the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Agriculture Department and the FFA Chapter for the legion’s support of the new greenhouse.

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Greetings from the ‘Burg once again! Welcome to summer…no wait, summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, so what’s with all the heat and humidity? I suppose Mother Nature has plans of her own, and hey, who are we to question her? After all, she is a woman and you know how easy it is fo…

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The 8th annual Dauphin County Women’s Expo will return to the area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at a new location: Harrisburg Mall, former Boscov’s store, 3501 Paxton St., Harrisburg.

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The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will perform two free outdoor Juneteenth pops concerts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 18, at South Middleton Park in Boiling Springs, and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Paxton Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. The concerts, entitled ‘Our Interconnected World,’ featur…

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WellSpan Health announced recently the opening of a new and innovative one-stop clinic for vulnerable patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Called START (Specialized Treatment and Recovery Team), the clinic provides a coordinated care experience for patients with urgent me…

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Lion Jerry and Alice Judy accept a Certificate of Appreciation from Shippensburg Lions Club President Galen Burkholder for their program presentation to the club during its May meeting. Originally scheduled to speak to the club in November, the presentation was postponed due to the pandemic.…

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The American Legion Post 223 Honor Guard recently performed Memorial Day Honors at Roxbury Cemetery for the 44 Veterans that are interned there. Many of the Veterans served during the Civil War and World War I, and there are even some from the War of 1812. The Honor Guard gave a 21-Gun Salut…

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Members of the Shippensburg American Legion Post 223 Honor Guard raised the American Flag, the POW Flag and the State Flag in front of the Veterans Fountain at Memorial Park on Monday morning in honor of Memorial Day. The flags will fly at the park until Veterans Day when they will be retire…

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

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Leaders of more than 400 school districts across Pennsylvania, representing more than 80 percent of school districts in the commonwealth, have called on the General Assembly to pass commonsense reforms to the commonwealth’s broken, outdated charter school law. These changes would hold charte…

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Celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 21-27, 2021) with the Penn State Master Gardeners of Cumberland County! Provide nectar and host plants for butterflies and other beneficial pollinators this summer with a Pollinator Container Garden Kit to Go. Kit pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat…

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Lion Brian Beidel, chairman of the Shippensburg Lions Club Adopt-A-Highway committee, stands in front of the 18 bags of trash collected during the club’s recent spring cleanup of Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg. He was assisted by Lions Kathy Eddinger, Ron Reed, Earl Nollenberger and Galen …

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The Franklin County Commissioners on behalf of the STAR Committee (Special Thanks And Recognition) proudly present the Employee of the Month award to Mary Seville, who has been employed with Franklin County since July of 2020. She currently serves as the Planning Coordinator for the Departme…

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During a ceremony last week at the Mount Holly Springs Cemetery, 15-year-old Eagle Scout Casey Essig of Troop 170 of Mount Holly Springs was recognized by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners for his work in ensuring that 178 Veterans were properly honored with American flag holders,…

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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.