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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
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 …

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[ 10 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and DOIT (Downtown Organizations Investing Together) will host the 17th Annual Shippensburg Community Cup Golf Tournament at Chambersburg Country Club in Scotland, PA.  The tournament date is Sept. 18, shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Cost for individual golfers is $90 which includes green fees, cart, driving range, lunch, and dinner. The format is a scramble.  Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Team prizes will also be awarded.  Contact the Chamber office at (717) 532-5509 to reserve your spot.
Sponsorships are available.  Donations …

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[ 3 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >>  Shippensburg’s 9th annual Solstice Arts Festival kicks off Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road. Admittance is free to this family friendly event, and parking is also free.
Sponsored by Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE), the 9th annual Solstice Arts Festival features fine art, music, good food, children’s art activities and creative outlets for all ages. The festival also emphasizes the importance of environmental sustainability as well as personal health and wellness.
Held annually on the third Saturday in June, …

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[ 12 May 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 7th Annual ArtSHIP Festival will include art from Shippensburg University students and other local artists, wine and microbrew tastings,  food from area restaurants and live music.
The festival sponsored by Shippensburg University’s Relations Office is going to be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12 to 5 p.m. on the campus of Shippensburg University in the Ceddia Union Building.
A wristband must be purchased for the wine and beer sampling. The cost of the wristband is $20 per person and it includes your souvenir wine or beer glass, sampling …

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[ 29 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
Brian Regan is set to perform May 2 at the Luhrs Center in Shippensburg. Photo credit Jerry Metellus.

By Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> It’s not the first time that professional comedian Brian Regan will be performing at the Shippensburg H. Ric Luhrs Center, but he said that those who may have seen his show before will not be disappointed.
On May 2, Regan will be performing for the third time at the performing arts center and will be bringing his sarcastic, observational style of humor.
“I get my ideas from every day things, things going on in my life,” Regan said. “Now that I’m getting older, my act has …

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[ 22 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
During the Earth Day celebration at Shippensburg University, James Holliday, 23, and Samantha Gonzalez, 21, make ceramics using bike powered energy.

BY Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Students, faculty and members of the Shippensburg community braved the rain and wind Tuesday to celebrate Earth Day with music and a heightened awareness of doing good things for environment.
Around 30 stands, some from on-campus organizations and others from the community, attended and offered information about going green or using recyclable products.
Katherine Cromwell, 20, is a sophomore at the university and is president of the school’s Environmental Club, the organization that puts on the event every year.
She said it’s everyone responsibility to help the …