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Week-Long ChambersFest Starts Saturday

It's time for ChambersFest, one of the biggest summer festivals in the region. Thousands are expected for the annual event that begins Saturday morning and ends with a massive light show the following weekend.

Angel Eye System Helps Parents See Their Babies in NICU

For nine anxious months, Sara Shank’s body stretched to accommodate the growth of her first child, a son, with husband Nick.

New Visitors Guide to Franklin County Now Available

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau completed the 2019 Visitors Guide, the largest and most inclusive publication to help visitors explore Franklin County.

Setting a Positive Tone Vital for Kids Facing Surgery

The smallest surgical patients get special treatment at the Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center, and it shows in their faces.

Totem Pole Preview Performances of ‘Souvenir’ This Weekend

Totem Pole Playhouse opens its third production in its new summer subscription series, Souvenir by Stephen Temperley, this weekend.

52nd Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days

Over 100 crafters, merchants, food vendors and community groups will be on hand for the 52nd Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days this weekend.

Yoga: A Form of Exercise or a Way to Meditate, De-Stress?

Given its current widespread popularity, yoga might appear to be simply the newest craze on the health and wellness block.

Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Keeping kids safe during the summer months means being diligent about sun exposure, water safety and other issues.

Local RN Receives DAISY Award

Derek Coy, a Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, received the June DAISY award after being nominated by a heart attack survivor for his exceptional care and compassion.

Sausage and Cabbage Skillet Dinner

This is a simple, one-pan meal that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and it’s a welcome change of pace from the same old thing you might be cooking for your family’s dinner!

A ‘Sign’ of the Times at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital

Signs going up at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital literally point to continued high-quality health care from familiar faces at the 57-bed facility, according to hospital officials.

Fireworks: Know the Rules and Stay Safe

Recently, the Chambersburg Police Dept. has responded to a number of incidents of fireworks being set off next to occupied structures and areas that are prohibited.

Work of Area Artists at Chambersburg Hospital

The work of area artists Gloria Walker and Bonnie O’Leary are featured in an art exhibit at Chambersburg Hospital this month.

Dos Hombres Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas are brimming with irresistible flavors and aromas and make any occasion more fun.

Celebrating America’s Birthday With Fireworks and Parties

Events from concerts, a Firecracker Scramble, carnival activities, games, food and swimming parties to a flag retirement ceremony and of course fireworks, will coincide with the country’s official birthday, Thursday, July 4.

Food Map Helps Feed the Hungry

An interactive food nutrition map is now available to assist the public and service agencies who are looking for food resources in Franklin County.

Keystone Opens Chiropractic, Foot and Ankle Center

Keystone Health has opened two new practices this month. Keystone Chiropractic and Keystone Foot and Ankle Center began seeing patients on July 1.

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ Opens This Weekend

The hugely popular Bluegrass Gospel stage musical was first presented during the 1997 season and was so successful it returned again the next year in 1998.

Chambersburg Cares Recognized as PA Top Coalition

Local substance abuse prevention coalition, Chambersburg Cares, was recognized last week by the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) as the Pennsylvania Coalition of the Year.

Franklin County Fair Offers Fun-Filled Week

The Franklin County Fair can date all the way back to 1854 when it was considered the Franklin County Agricultural Fair and was organized by the Agricultural Society of Franklin County.

Summit Transitions to WellSpan Health

A drive around Franklin County reveals WellSpan Health signs, boasting bright yellow suns, replacing the traditional Summit Health triangles on medical office buildings and on WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

Farmers Market, Car Show This Weekend

With a promising weather forecast, lots of great vendors and a wide-open Main Street, the ingredients are in place for a fun Saturday in downtown Waynesboro.

Getting Ready for a Cappella & Unplugged

Organizers have expanded their talent search this year for the annual A Cappella & Unplugged competition that precedes the reenactment of the Confederate burning of Chambersburg during the Civil War.

Chambersburg Police Escort Vets

Local police and the American Legion Riders turned an ordinary day into something special for a group of veterans on June 8.

Bagpipers Battle for Top Piper Title in Shippensburg Competition

Almost three dozen bagpipers played marches, ballads, and other Scottish songs during the first-ever bagpipe competition Saturday at Shippensburg Station.

Chili Cook-off Will Benefit Homeless Animals

Contestants will compete for prizes and bragging rights, but the real winners will be the homeless animals waiting at Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter waiting for their forever homes.

Poor Diet, Obesity Are Big Problems in Franklin County

Results from Summit Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment are in and the data is alarming.

School Quilt Project to Benefit Charities

ReliAvail I.T. Company and The Foundry artists’ cooperative today announced the unveiling of a joint fundraising contest that aims to raise funds and awareness for two area charities, along with their youngest benefactor.

Two More Days to See Area’s Biggest Art Exhibit

The Franklin County Art Alliance’s 48th Annual Exhibition opened on Sunday, June 2 with a tea and award ceremony where over $1000 worth of awards were presented. Biggest art exhibit in Franklin County continues through Thursday

Dr. Doug Martzluf Reflects on Time Spent With Patients and Community

Almost four decades later, Dr. Martzluf is still enchanted by the community where he practiced medicine and he and his wife raised four children.

Downtown ‘Geek’ Festival Drew Crowd

A sizable crowd turned out for the First Annual Geek Fest Saturday - some curious about the colorful characters participating and others into the ‘geek’ culture.

Hearing Aids Part of 2-Year-Old’s Daily Life

New parents have a lot of questions. How much should my baby eat? How much should they sleep? Are they gaining enough weight?

Local Mother Defeats Breast Cancer

When Tracy Fuqua was just 33 years old, she scratched an itch, felt a lump and experienced a fluke discovery that lead to a whirlwind breast cancer diagnosis and started the fight of her life.

Volunteers, Donors Recognized for Community Impact

The Bravo! Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in May celebrated the contributions of individuals and businesses that helped drive community impact in 2018.

LFC Accepting Applications for Class of 2020

The LFC Community program is a nine-month leadership training course where professionals gain leadership skills, learn more about the community and find ways to serve local nonprofits.

Fireworks Season Questions and Answers

Firework season is just around the corner, and CRIMEWATCH® has some answers for commonly asked questions.

Practice Sun Safety, Plastic Surgeon Urges Residents

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The end of May and approaching summer holiday also means local schools are wrapping their academic year.

Totem Pole Playhouse: Shear Madness

Shear Madness opens Totem Pole Playhouse‘s new 2019 five-play subscription season with the first preview performance on May 31.

Memorial Day Safety Tips

Whatever you have planned for this Memorial Day weekend, keep these important safety tips in mind. They are also important anytime you are having a cookout this summer.

Picnics, Cookouts, Swimming on Tap for Holiday Weekend

Caledonia State Park's swimming pool won't open as usual on Memorial Day, but there are still plenty of things to do and places to go on the holiday that usually marks the unofficial beginning of summer here.
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