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Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, provides an opportunity for their affiliates to recognize the outstanding efforts of local volunteers whose dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions helped keep local…

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

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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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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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If you could look in a crystal ball and see what 2021 has in store for us, how much would you want to know? This time last year, I certainly don’t think anyone could have predicted what 2020 would offer.

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This February, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is teaming up with companies around the country to fight cardiovascular disease through Life Is Why, https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give/life-is…

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

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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 Big Spring School Store has moved into the 21st century with the addition of a website. The student-run store has operated for years, and is now convenient for the public to access from the comfort of their own homes. Big Spring and Bulldog apparel can be ordered, and paid for using a cr…

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The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) recently presented poll results to the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) indicating four out of five Pennsylvanians who visited parks and trails believe that time spent outdoors is essential to their physic…

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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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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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Sheetz, a family-owned and operated restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, is proud to announce Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised more than $1.8 million for children in need in 2020.

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The John Graham Public Library is holding a second session of its virtual winter craft activity at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, on Zoom. Make a quick and easy winter scarf to chase away the chill! You’ll need these supplies: light, worsted, or chunky yarn and an appropriately sized crochet ho…

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The Children’s Health Fair, an annual event designed to teach third-grade students how to live safe and healthy lifestyles, will be presented virtually from Jan. 11 to April 16, 2021. This year’s event is sponsored by the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation and will be presented to students from Cumber…

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The American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, together with its signature movement, Go Red for Women, http://www.goredforwomen.org, encourages you to ‘wear red and give’ on Friday, Feb. 5 in honor …

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The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (“PNGAS”) and its PNGAS Business Action Council (“EAC”), chaired by Brig. Gen. (Retired) Wilbur E. Wolf III, are pleased to announce details for the Jan. 27 PNGAS Virtual Job Fair, to be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All job seekers are welcome …

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The John Graham Library is holding a virtual winter craft activity at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, on Zoom. Make a quick and easy winter scarf to chase away the chill! You’ll need these supplies: light, worsted, or chunky yarn and an appropriately sized crochet hook. Contact the John Graham …

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Tri County Community Action, https://cactricounty.org/contact-us/locations.html, has partnered with the Cumberland County Department of Aging & Community Services to give grants up to $1,000 for Cumberland County residents ages 60 and older who are struggling to pay their heating bill. 

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

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Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced the members of the House Republican Caucus who will serve as chairs of the House standing committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Under the rules of the House of Representatives, members with seniority are designated for a cha…

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During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Penn State Extension has offered discounts on its online programs to support customers during a difficult year. For the month of January, extension will continue that support by offering a 50 percent discount on online course enrollment.

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Joined by fellow members of the House of Representatives, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) took the oath of office today for the 2021-22 session, his second term in office.

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On Jan. 18, 2021, YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County, in partnership with Hope Station, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, and The Common Ground Project, will host its annual Martin’s Mission activities for elementary aged children. This year, Martins’ Mission goes virtual to celebrate the mi…