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CVAS Pets of the Week 9-14-2019

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

Deadline Nears for Miniature Art 2019 Exhibition

The deadline for area artists to enter the "Miniature Art 2019" exhibition is just two weeks away.

Pets of the Week: Coqueta, Lena and Mary

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

Three Common Hour Talks to be Held at Coyle Free Library

In recognition of its 150th anniversary, Wilson College is expanding its Common Hour series of lectures this year to include three evening talks at the Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St.

Stop Bullying, Help Prevent Suicide

Data show that youth who report frequently bullying others and those who report being frequently bullied are both at increased risk for suicide-related behavior. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as part of the priority to lead conversation on suicide prevention, WellSpan Health is encouraging parents to remind their children to spread kindness instead of rumors in an effort to stop bullying and help prevent suicide.

Chamber Seeks Homes for Annual Heritage Christmas Tour

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is looking for area residents who love to decorate their homes for Christmas.

Last 3rd Saturday Celebration of the Season This Month

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend September’s 3rd Saturday in the Square, sponsored by Meritus Health, on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Joyce Tours Keystone Facilities, Learns About Community Needs

Joanne Cochran shared Keystone’s concerns about the growing number of individuals and families living in Franklin County in poverty.

Local Artist Displays Work at Chambersburg Hospital

Twenty paintings by local artist Sherrie Devor is currently on exhibit in the main hallway at Chambersburg Hospital.

Penn State Mont Alto Plans Autumn Fest This Month

A variety of activities planned for Penn State Mont Alto’s family weekend, Autumn Fest, are free of charge and open to the public.

Art Alliance Features a Demo by York Artist Phyllis Disher Fredericks

The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. (6:30 social time), followed by a program featuring Fredericks. She will demonstrate her process in a program called “Developing ideas and composition for Surrealism.”

Tomorrow’s First Friday Goes To The Dogs

Downtown Chambersburg celebrates Fido’s First Friday tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. Many downtown merchants and restaurants will have extended hours and specials for the evening.

Comedian Shawn Felipe to Perform at Penn State Mont Alto

As a multi-ethnic, stand-up comedian, Felipe believes comedy is derived from real life and tries to find humor in various situations. He helps others see the humor in even the toughest of struggles encountered in life.

9/11 Memorial Service Sunday at Letterkenny Chapel

Letterkenny Army Depot Commander, Col. Gregory Gibbons will provide the depot welcome at the 2019 9/11 Memorial Service Sunday.

Franklin County Kicks off Annual Recovery Month

As county residents gathered to remember residents lost in recent years to the opioid crisis, purple lights came on at the Waynesboro Parklet on Main Street, anticipating the beginning of September's National Recovery Month.

Chair Yoga Benefits Even the Elderly

Chair yoga uses the traditional yoga poses that have been around for 5,000 years or more and are adapted to be done in a chair or using a chair for support.

CVAC Pets of the Week: Sammie, Pemba, and Kurt Need...

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

Save a Life Training Sessions to Be Held Across County

Three Operation Save a Life training is scheduled for September in Waynesboro, Greencastle and Chambersburg.

Erin Hammond is WellSpan’s August Daisy Award Winner

Erin Hammond, Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received the August DAISY award for the exceptional care and compassion she showed a patient’s family during a difficult time.

Ribbon Cutting Heralds Opening Next Week of New Greencastle Health Center

The three-story, 45,000-square.-foot health center officially opens Sept. 9 with an open house featuring free health screenings and tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

Senior Fair to Offer Free Breakfast, Health Screenings

Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) will host his 2019 Senior Fair on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville.

Waynesboro’s First Buskers Day: Celebrating Music and Musicians

Mainstreet Waynesboro is bringing music to the streets on Saturday, Sept. 14 with its first Buskers Day. A busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations, or just to share their talents.

Free Screening of “The S Word” Kicks Off Suicide Prevention...

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Franklin County and South Central Community Action Program’s (SCCAP) Community Film Night are partnering to show a free screening of the documentary film “The S Word”

CVAS Pets of the Week: Bobby, Mateo, Harry an Larry Need...

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

Wellspan Shippensburg Health Campus Opens Monday

Patients in Cumberland County now have additional care options close to home.

Six Degrees of Shippensburg: 6 Artifacts, 6 Sites

Six Degrees of Separation is the theory that everyone on Earth can be linked to each other through a chain of six people.

Stories of SHAPE: The Last 20 Years

The community celebrates SHAPE’s 20th anniversary in September with art.

See the Half Priced Previews of Final Totem Pole Production Tonight,...

Totem Pole Playhouse's final 2019 production starts tonight at the famed summer theater venue in Caledonia.

Sharing Culture and Henna Designs

Health care providers are often known for their healing hands but through a delicate web of intricate design, one WellSpan Summit Health provider showed her artistic hand, while lending a hand to her co-workers.

Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy Was Biggest so Far

Organizers of the 8th annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy expected this year’s event to be a little bigger than last year’s. The popular event has grown every year, after all.

The Yoga Journey: Something for Everyone

Each month I want to introduce you all to a few yoga teachers around the county, so you know who is out there and ready to support your yoga journey.

CVAC Pets of the Week

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

Stories on the Mountain: Tales of Spirits and History

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to explore South Mountain in Stories of the Mountain Tour.

Rode the Peanut Circuit? Got Photos? FC Historical Society Wants You!

The Franklin County Historical Society will host an event, the Cruisin’ the Peanut Circuit on September 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. at The Old Jail, 175 East King Street.

Pete Mazzone: Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

Pete Mazzone doesn’t shy away from a challenge. In fact, the Chambersburg artist welcomes opportunities to step outside of the familiar and comfortable.

Civil War Seminars Include 3 History Tours

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours plans three military history tours in 2020.

National Library Card Month: Bring Back Those Books

September is National Library Card Month! To celebrate, the Franklin County Library System is having two Fine Free Weeks from September 9 - 21, 2019.

Wellspan Summit Employees Go A-Gleaning

Employees from WellSpan Summit Health traded in their scrubs and white coats for jeans, T-shirts and boots.

Keystone Health gets Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

Keystone Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

‘Perfect Night’: Backlot Blast Draws Big Crowd

It was a perfect night for a Backlot Blast. The weather was good with a nice summer breeze. The food was great and the craft beer offering cold.
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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 18th.
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