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This Holiday Shopping Spree Would Benefit Local Charities

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Holiday shopping to benefit local charities! It’s a win-win shopping event! Marcie Taylor of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg has organized the 12th Annual Christmas for Causes Holiday Craft/Gift Show.

CAMS North Celebrates 100% Academic Growth Rating

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Chambersburg Area Middle School (CAMS) North is celebrating this week. The school achieved a 100% growth rating from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PA Value-Added Assessment System or PVAAS) in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science.

Chambersburg to Host Active Transportation Course

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Local residents interested in finding alternative ways to get around town can explore ‘active’ transportation alternatives next month.

Douglas Wilburne New Head Of County’s Adult Probation Dept.

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Douglas Wilburne took on the role of Franklin County's Chief Adult Probation Officer last month. His promotion became effective October 3rd, 2019.

Deed Transfers for November 3rd to November 9th

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Deed Transfers for Franklin County Pennsylvania from November 3rd to November 9th, 2019.

The Jewelry Shop Hosts Grand Reopening, Ribbon Cutting

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Long-time Greencastle retailer, The Jewelry Shop will host a grand re-opening Nov. 23 at their new location, 11891 Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.

Local Doctors Recognized as Top Physicians Under 40

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Dr. Joshua Dunklebarger and Dr. Kanika Shanker were recently honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their achievements in medicine during their early careers.

Dr. Robert Pyatt Recognized for Contributions to Field of Radiology

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Dr. Robert Pyatt was recently presented the Gold Medal, 2019 Radiologist of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Radiological Society.

Pennsylvania National Guard Association names Mont Alto Campus ‘Guard Friendly’

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The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) recently recognized Penn State Mont Alto as a “Guard Friendly ” school.

Shippensburg University Honors Its Veterans

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The Shippensburg University community joined together on Veterans Day to honor the service and sacrifices of America’s military.

Brechbill & Helman Gets Prestigious Construction Award

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Brechbill & Helman Construction Company, Inc. of Chambersburg has been recognized with the National ABC Excellence in Construction Award.

Jordan Nace Joins Local Chamber as Membership Director

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Jordan Nace has joined the staff of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce as its membership director.

Protecting Yourself from the Deer Tick and Tick Borne Diseases

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As the leaves begin to change color and temperatures turn cooler, adult deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) activity begins to ramp up.

New Legislation Designed to Save Tax Dollars

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Three bills introduced by Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) that aim to improve intergovernmental cooperation to save taxpayers money were signed into law.

LIHEAP Program Taking Applications For Heating Assistance

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Residents struggling with home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which opened Nov. 1.

Police Log: Criminal Trespass, Burglary and Criminal Mischief

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Area police are investigating a criminal trespass incident, a burglary, and a criminal mischief case in Franklin County.

New Law Supports #GoodJobs4PA

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A new state law signed by Gov. Tom Wolf this month brings the most significant reforms to the state's Career and Technical Education laws in more than three decades.

CVAS Pets Of The Week: Wednesday, Rio and Flufferduster

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Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter has lots of adorable pets who are looking for forever homes.

SU first in State System to offer Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows...

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Shippensburg University signed a new agreement this week to include its Master of Social Work in the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow Program.

Obituary: Dorothy Elizabeth Coldsmith

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Dorothy Elizabeth Coldsmith, 93, of MacClenny, FL., and formerly of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Obituary: Helen Jane Dice

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Helen Jane Dice, 75, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was born November 15, 1943, in Franklin County the daughter of the late Bruce M. and Flo Margretta (McHaffey) McClure.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Gets Another ‘A’

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WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital added another ‘A’ to its grade card this fall. The grade is the latest in a series given by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

D.L. Martin Co. Recognizes Ron Kaiser

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The D.L. Martin Co. recognizes Ron Kaiser as Employee of the Month for October. Ron lives in Mercersburg and has been with the company for 27 years.

Op-Ed: Growing Pains in Franklin County

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When I was in elementary school, there were a few years when I sprouted up past my classmates. At those times my legs, arms and back were in so much pain that my mom took me to the doctor to find out what was wrong.

New State Parks Study Will Help Shape Future of State’s Park...

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A preliminary report gleaned from results of an extensive two-year survey seeking public input on the future of Pennsylvanian’s state parks is now available for public viewing.

Chambersburg To Set Rules For Tattoo Parlors, Body Piercing Businesses

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New rules and regulations for tattoo parlors and body piercing businesses are coming to Chambersburg.

Police Log: Owner, Lost Cell Phone Reunited, Plus a Slew of...

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A cell phone was reunited with its owner, a woman accused of not returned rented equipment turned herself into a local magistrate's office, a woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a man was charged with DUI in the most recent police reports.

Letter to the Editor: Candidate Talks About His Ideas And Finding...

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This letter is to the hard-working citizens and fellow Americans of Franklin County. Our campaign message is one of unity and is to all Americans.

Chambersburg Gas Department to Release Telephone Survey

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Chambersburg's natural gas department will soon be undertaking a Gas Knowledge Telephone Survey, according to Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill.

Retired USAF General Charged With Possession of Child Porn

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro today charged retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Frank Sullivan with more than a dozen felony counts related to possession of child pornography.

Experts Offer Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

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For many, the holiday season can be a time that is filled with indulgence and inactivity.

Obituary: Lisa Ellen Brown

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Lisa Ellen Brown, 54 of Chambersburg passed Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at home. She was born August 9, 1965 in Chambersburg, the daughter of Dolores (Cox) and the late Robert N. Hawk.

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Bill Everly on Nov. 5

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I've known Bill Everly for over 15 years. We met through the Chambersburg Exchange Club where Bill has spent countless hours raising thousands of dollars for the prevention of child abuse in Franklin County.

Coyle’s Indoor Farmers Market Attracts Crowd

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Saturday dawned bright and sunny, but very chilly in Chambersburg. Just the weather to attract a crowd to Coyle Free Library’s experiment with an indoor Winter Farmers Market.

Pets of the Week: Chloe and Oliver, Plus One Sparkle

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CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoptions at the shelter.

Area Nursing Programs Practice Mass Casualty Response at Wilson College

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More than 100 nursing students from four different area schools converged on Wilson College last month for “Community Simulation Day.”

WellSpan Summit Leader Reflects on First Year of Affiliation

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One year after completing its affiliation with WellSpan Health, Summit Health reflects on a year of growth and expansion as leaders look toward a bright future as part of the largest coordinated health systems in South Central Pennsylvania.

Controlled Burns Set At Letterkenny

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Letterkenny Army Depot is going to do some controlled burns the next several weeks to reduce understory brush, control vegetation growth and improve wildlife habitat.

Legislators Update Business Community on Vital Workplace Issues

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Six state legislators gathered in Chambersburg Thursday to discuss issues such as workforce development, education, minimum wage laws and more with the business community at the 4th Annual Franklin County Legislative Breakfast.

Input Sought on Future of Pennsylvania’s State Parks

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the release of a preliminary report gleaned from an extensive two-year survey seeking public input on the future of Pennsylvanian’s state parks.
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Rescue at High Rock

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A 25-year-old woman who fell 75 feet from an overlook at High Rock has been rescued and is being airlifted to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
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