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Two winners have been drawn from our Easter word scramble contest entries. The winners will be able to pick up their dozen eggs in the office, 825 W. King St., Front, Shippensburg, within the next week. The winners are: Mary E. Farlling of Newville and Arianna Trageser of Shippensburg. Congr…

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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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A pipe replacement project planned for this weekend on Route 11 at the intersection with Route 174 in Shippensburg Township at the Shippensburg Borough line in Cumberland County, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

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With only 6 months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards…

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The John Graham Library is cleaning up from flooding that it experienced, and thanks everyone for their patience. Hold pickup hours on the porch have been scheduled, and additional times will be added soon. No appointment is necessary. See the library website at: www.johngrahamlibrary.org fo…

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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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Five female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives -- Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny), Dawn Keefer (York/Cumberland) and Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre) --  recently held a press conference introducing House …

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday that a contractor is scheduled to complete work on a 10.5-mile section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. The project limits extend from the bridge over Kutz Road in Penn Township through Dickinson and South Middle…

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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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Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier could not provide answers to basic questions – such as how many businesses were forced to shutter when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered nonessential businesses to close at the start of the pandemic about a year ago and how m…

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The Historical Society of Perry County has been awarded a $500,000 grant for the restoration of Clark’s Ferry Tavern, one of those most historic structures in the county, according to Sen. John DiSanto (R-15) and Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland).

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The Peace Corps is looking for college students across the United States to serve as campus ambassadors. Those selected will work closely with recruiters to raise the Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the agency to new and diverse student groups. The deadline to apply is Friday, A…

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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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UPMC recently announced the appointment of Jarrod Johnson, M.B.A., N.H.A, F.A.C.H.E., as president of UPMC Carlisle. Johnson succeeds Lou Baverso, who continues to serve as chief operating officer, UPMC Pinnacle, and president of the Central Region, and has oversight for UPMC Pinnacle Commun…

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Congratulations to the three winners of our Word Search contest! Each winner will receive 3 free months of a subscription to the Newville Valley Times-Star or Shippensburg News-Chronicle! Winners were chosen randomly on Monday from all correct entries received.

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Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recently announced that eight counties, including Franklin County, have been added to Pennsylvania’s Spotted Lanternfly quarantine zone ahead of the 2021 spring hatch. With this addition, the quarantine for this invasive pest is now at 34 counties.

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Cumberland County is seeking the perspective of residents and businesses on the issue of climate change in the county. In a survey released this week by the county’s Planning Department, residents, business owners, and local organizations are invited to provide input on their perceptions of …

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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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The Newburg-Hopewell Fire Co. began its annual Easter chocolate egg making this month. Members of the Amish community will mold the peanut butter-, coconut- and cherry-filled eggs each Monday through the end of March. Eggs are sold for $1 apiece to benefit the fire department, and all orders…

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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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Cumberland County has received more than $2.9 million of the commonwealth’s $145 million allocated for the hospitality industry through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). The program requires counties to establish their own grant programs to distribute funds to eligi…

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4-H members from surrounding counties are gearing up, with the help of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and local educators, to learn about owls and to create habitats for these fascinating birds. This virtual program began Tuesday,

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The Cumberland County 4-H has listed the following upcoming events on its website: https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/counties/cumberland.

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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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A year ago, many things in the world paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the need for blood never stopped. Today, blood donations are just as essential, and the American Red Cross urges individuals who are healthy to make an appointment to donate blood.

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Food brings everyone to the table. And this year, our virtual Ag Day celebration will bring everyone together to recognize the importance of American agriculture.

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As part of its study to explore sustainable transportation funding methods and completing critical projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced the bridges being considered for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiativ…

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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.