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Medicare Counseling Program Helps Participants Save Money

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Over 600 area senior citizens and individuals with disability took advantage of free face-to-face counseling services offered by APPRISE program volunteers and staff from the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging (FCAAA).

WellSpan Adams Cancer Center Earns COC Accreditation

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WellSpan Adams Cancer Center and Gettysburg Hospital earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer. CoC is a program of the American College of Surgeons.

WellSpan Touts It’s Community Involvement: ‘It’s What Neighbors Do’

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WellSpan Health provided more than $221 million in community benefits to southcentral Pennsylvania last year. That's according to the health provider's 2019 Community Benefit Report.

A Frozen Grief Journey Helps Children Process Feelings About Death

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Grieving children and their families are invited to join the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation for A Frozen Grief Journey.

It’s That Time of Year: Keep Babies Safe From RSV

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If you’re a mom or have mom friends, a recent scroll on your social feeds may have made one thing clear. Babies in the area are coming down with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Pets of the Week: Joy and Gabriel

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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.

Local Residents Can Visit Ireland With Chamber Travel Club

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The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and its travel club has a message for local residents.

Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill to Be Keynote Speaker

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Robert O’Neill, Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and a New York Times best-selling author, will be the evening’s guest and keynote speaker May 20, for The Manufacturers’ Associations’ 2020 Annual Event.

SHAPE Annual Art Auction, Membership Drive

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SHAPE is having its annual art auction and membership drive Jan. 17 at University Grill, 32 East King Street Shippensburg, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

IceFest 2020 to Feature Over 80 Ice Sculptures, 30+ Events

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More than 15,000 people will flock to Downtown Chambersburg for dancing, dining and fun later this month while marveling at over 80 ice sculptures glistening on the sidewalks of Main Street.

Performers Invited to A Cappella & Unplugged

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Start your journey to winning $500. Join A Cappella & Unplugged IceFest Open Mic at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Great Room of the 11/30 Visitors Center on the square in downtown Chambersburg.

Community Garden Workshop Focus on Permaculture

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Healthy Franklin County and Wilson College are hosting a free community garden workshop Feb. 1 in Allen Auditorium, Warfield Hall at Wilson College.

Wellspan Health Recognized for Emergency Notification System

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WellSpan Health was recognized this month for its efforts to keep employees safe in crisis situations.

Premie is First 2020 Baby in Franklin County

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A little boy, born at 8:14 p.m. on New Year’s Day, was the first bundle of joy at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital in 2020.

Pets of the Week: Meet Wolfie, Klaus, and Cranberry

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

Chambersburg Woman Reverses Prediabetes

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At 77 years young, Pat Marrone is living a lot of “firsts” on her journey to a healthier life.

Ring in the New Year With These Activities

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Across the county, residents will ring in the New Year Tuesday night with activities ranging from an anchor drop in Shippensburg to an ice cream cone drop in Waynesboro and more traditional New Year's Eve party in Chambersburg.

Pets of the Week: Meet Clancy and Nix

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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.

New Years Resolutions: Some Pointers, Suggestions

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It’s almost time for New Year’s Resolutions! Where did this custom actually even come from? Better question how come they hardly ever work?

NORAD Santa Tracker Shows Sleigh, Reindeer Progress Around World

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Good news, kids - Santa's journey around the world has begun! He left the North Pole early today with his gift-laden sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, heading toward the South Pacific.

Oncology Patient Surprised With a Little Holiday Cheer

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For some people fighting cancer, hope can be a hard thing to maintain. Appointments and treatments stretch out over chunks of time. Dennis Hartman is fighting metastatic bladder cancer and is receiving his second round of a new chemotherapy treatment. His positive attitude

Santa Spreads Holiday Cheer in Chambersburg Hospital’s NICU

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With Christmas approaching, holiday tradition continued inside WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital last week. Pat O’Donnell dressed up as Santa to spread holiday cheer in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Holiday Blues And Getting Help

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The Christmas holidays aren't always the "most wonderful time of the year" for many people. In fact, it can often be the most difficult time of the year for those suffering from mental health disorders and addictions.

Santa’s Reindeer Receive Clean Bill of Health

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The Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, and Pennsylvania State Veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Brightbill, joined Santa Claus and his nine reindeer at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane to announce that they have received a clean bill of health and are cleared for take-off on December 24.

Chambersburg To Take Over Annual July 4th Fireworks Event

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Change is in the air in Chambersburg come July 4, 2020. The annual Independence Day fireworks show will be back, under the umbrella of the borough’s recreation department.

Inaugural Franklin County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service Planned

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Next month’s holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated as a day of service in Franklin County.

Third Annual Boro Blast to Rock Downtown Waynesboro on New Year’s...

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The final year of the decade is about to come to a close, but not without some pop and sizzle at Mainstreet Waynesboro’s annual Boro Blast.

Community Celebrates Christmas For The Puppies

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A steady rain Saturday didn't keep area animal lovers away as Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter celebrated Christmas for the Puppies.

Pets of the Week: Amber, Monkey and Ashtyn

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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.

Celebrating Christmas for the Puppies

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The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter will host Christmas for the Puppies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the shelter on Letterkenny Road West.

Capitol Theatre’s Can-Can Video Challenge

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Adults and children have been getting a kick out of shows at the Capitol Theatre Center for more than 90 years, and now the theater needs the community to kick in some funds to ensure it keeps thriving.

Dogs Must Have 2020 Tags By January 1

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It's that time of year when local pet owners need to think about getting their dog licensed for another year. It must be done by Jan. 1st 2020

Pets of the Week: Dakota, Aaron and Uno

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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.

Totem Pole Playhouse ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Maryland Theatre

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Totem Pole Playhouse’s national award-winning production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is coming to the Maryland Theatre this month.

The Shippensburg Band Invite You to Enjoy the Sounds of the...

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The Shippensburg Band invites the public to ring in the season by attending a concert featuring favorite holiday music. All performances are free and open to the public.

Wilson to Hold Christmas Vespers Service Dec. 8

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Wilson College will hold its annual Christmas vespers service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Thomson Hall's Alumnae Chapel. The service is open to the public.

15 Homes Entered In Greencastle-Antrim Decorating Contest

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Its that time of year when families load the kids in the car after dinner and drive around looking at homes lit with colored lights and festive lawn, and sometimes roof, lights.

Greencastle Heritage Christmas Creates Holiday Mood

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For 28 years, Greencastle‘s annual Heritage Christmas celebration has put area residents in the holiday spirit with music, lights and holiday cheer.

Pets of the Week: Mary, Hopper and Ashtyn

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

Festival of Trees: Auction Benefits Cancer Patients, Families

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Funds raised by the auction supports WellSpan Health’s cancer initiatives, including Hennessy Home and the Oncology Bridge Fund.
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