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[ 14 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> With Girl Scouts anything is possible from camping under the stars to conducting science experiments and helping the community to meeting a bunch of new friends!  Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) will be hosting a Girl Scout Sign Up Night in Shippensburg.
Girls in grades K-5 are invited to join us to learn about the endless adventures they’ll go on. What’s the best part? Girl will be able to sign up to start the fun right away.  No need to let us know you’re coming, just swing by …

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[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
First responders and members of the Corn Festival committee participate in emergency preparedness exercises for the big event. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Area First responders and members of the Shippensburg Corn Festival Committee conducted a table top exercise on Aug. 12 to prepare in the case of an emergency, according to the Shippensburg Fire Department.
Those in attendance participated with three scenarios to exercise our emergency action plan for the festival. The three scenarios addressed a downtown fire, a mass casualty incident and a weather emergency.
All in attendance agreed that this was an eye opening experience and that more of these types of exercise are needed to prepare for an emergency in the downtown area during the festival.  Additional training will …

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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Participants in a past corn eating contest. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 34th annual Shippensburg Corn Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, rain or shine, in downtown Shippensburg.
Seven blocks of King Street, Shippensburg’s main thoroughfare, become a bazaar for a day with more than 300 vendors of handmade crafts and fabulous food, great family-friendly entertainment, crafts demonstrations, special activities for kids, an antique car show and the festival’s exciting, sixth annual Corn Eating Contest.
Contestants may register for the Corn Eating Contest until the start of the 11:30 a.m. event. Cash prizes go to …

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[ 11 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG >> Bearding Man is pleased to announce the inaugural Bearding Man Music Festival & Facial Hair Competition on Sept. 6, 2014 at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.
Hirsute hordes will gather to compete in eleven categories from which a victor will arise with one beard to rule them, upon whom the title “The Lord of The Beards” shall be bestowed.
“I want to create a place where people can connect with those that are choosing to pursue their passion—which is always risky,” said Bearding Man founder, Jason Stauffer.”Whether it’s a band, …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Jordan Fleming is crowned 2014 Miss Shippensburg Fair queen. Photo by Kerri Fleegle.

By Becky Metrick
@BeckyMetrickPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> In a swirl of glitter, gowns and deeply rooted farm traditions, four lucky ladies were crowned this year’s Little Miss and Miss Shippensburg Fair Queens and runners up on Monday night. The two competitions, sponsored by two dozen local businesses, hosted 14 girls from each age group for the competition.
In the Little Miss competition, Breanne Rotz took home the title of Little Miss Shippensburg Fair and Jossalyn Eckert won Little Miss Shippensburg Fair Princess.
The two girls, Rotz wearing pink and Eckert in a white …

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[ 14 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University announced its 2014-2015 season schedule today.
Single tickets, season subscriptions and flex series tickets go on sale Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
The 2014-2015 season kicks off on August 23 with Terry Fator’s return to the Luhrs Center for his “It Starts Tonight Tour” and then concludes in the summer.
This season’s blockbuster performances include: Trace Adkins (Sept. 12); Phillip Phillips (Sept. 18)   Taylor Dayne (Sept. 26); The Beach Boys (Oct. 25); Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four …

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[ 1 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg will have many activities this Friday evening to celebrate Independence Day.
Shippensburg Memorial Park pool will be open free to the public from noon until 6 p.m. during the day and starting at 2 p.m., there will be games including the annual pop drop, a water balloon toss, relay races, lifeguard challenge and games for children 5 and under.
The Town Band will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. and the annual candy scramble will be held inside the football stadium shortly before the fireworks display, which will be occurring …

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[ 25 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Fire Department will be taking the Child’s Dream Program to area summer camps to reach out to more students at one time.

The department will be going to Shippensburg Memorial Park form 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and Cleversburg Community Center from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 2014.

Participants will get to be involved with a variety of fire and rescue skills.

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[ 23 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Amber South
asouth@publicopinionnews.com
SHIPPENSBURG >> Youth in Shippensburg this summer can travel the high seas to a free lunch every weekday.
The Shippensburg Summer Lunch Program takes place Monday through Friday through Aug. 15. Youth ages 5 to 18 participate in “Treasure Island” themed activities from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Shippensburg Public Library Annex and then get a free lunch. They can come for just the lunch, if they want.
About 13 kids came Monday for the first day of activities focused on the book by R.L. Stevenson, said volunteer Jordan Kahlbaugh. Kids …