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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Grab-N-Go Takeout Program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those 60 and older. Our Sit-Down Meal Program is on …

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Grab-N-Go Takeout Program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those 60 and older. Our Sit-Down Meal Program is on …

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Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed SB554, sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano, which amends the Sunshine Act, or “Open Meetings Law,” to require state government agencies, local municipalities, and school districts to post an agenda online no later than 24 hours before the start of a public meeting.  

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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…

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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…

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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Grab-N-Go Takeout Program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those 60 and older. Our Sit-Down Meal Program is on …

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Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to 1864 — a living history portrayal and celebration of the Rebirth of Chambersburg — on July 17. Nearly 157 years ago, on July 30, 1864, Gen. John McCausland and 2,800 Confederate cavalrymen ransomed Chambersburg for $100,000 in gold or $50…

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Gettysburg Community Theatre, the nonprofit 501c3 organization located at 49 York St. in historic downtown Gettysburg, recently reopened for in-person public performances after being shuttered for a year.

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

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After Penn State’s 2020 Ag Progress Days was canceled and shifted to an entirely virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural expo is poised to return as an in-person event, Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock S…

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Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed House Bill 854 to extend the suspension of specific regulations found to be beneficial to businesses and residents during the COVID-19 disaster emergency. Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), prime sponsor of the bill, issued the following statement in response:

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The Big Spring High School Class of 2021 recently celebrated their commencement on June 12. Senior Evan Shenk was among the 169 graduating seniors that celebrated their commencement earlier this month. Evan’s photo was inadvertently left on a do not publish list, and was not included in our …

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The John Graham Library’s summer Science Camp has fun kids’ science experiments using common household items. Videos of the science experiments will be posted online every Monday from June 14 through July 5. For instructions, a supply list, and the link to the video, visit the library’s webs…

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The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our Grab ‘n Go Takeout Program on these days includes a hot and a frozen meal for a recommendation donation of $2 for those 60 and older. Our newsletter can be found on our website…

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and State Forester Ellen Shultzabarger recently announced the appointment of Joe Kellert as the District Forester for Elk State Forest in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

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Books, DVDs, and audiobooks can now be browsed and checked out on the John Graham Library’s front porch! There are books for children, teens and adults. There is a wide variety to choose from, including the library’s newest items and titles by best-selling authors. The DVDs include movies, T…

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Cumberland County recently announced that Kunkle Bridge on Petersburg Road in South Middleton Township has reopened to traffic. The 117-year-old single land bridge closed in November of 2019 for structural repairs due to ongoing deterioration especially from overweight vehicles that traverse…

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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.