Articles in the Arts & Entertainment Category
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — From the spinning ceramic pots, to the ever-changing wall of art, art lovers young and old were at Shippensburg Township Park Saturday to celebrate the 8th Annual Solstice Arts Festival.
The festival, sponsored by Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) also stresses environmental awareness. The eco-village section, which included a stand by the Department of Environmental Protection, who had displays on environmentally- friendly practices, including a bike-to-general-power, and a wall to show the actual wattage of light bulbs.
“It brings awareness to how much power we actually use,” …
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Band encourages student musicians to practice this summer to ensure they are ready to apply for next year’s Young Artist Competition.
The competition will take place Jan. 25. The application deadline is Jan. 1.
Sponsored by Shippensburg Band, the Young Artist Competition offers $600 to the best instrument soloist and $400 for the best ensemble of three to five instrument players.
Winners will also perform with Shippensburg Band in their spring concert in April or May.
The competition is open to school-aged students in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, …
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg’s 8th annual Solstice Arts Festival kicks off this Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road.
Designed for art lovers, foodies and music enthusiasts, this dynamic festival is sure to appeal to everyone in your family. There is no fee to attend this family friendly event, and parking is free.
Sponsored by Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE), the 8th annual Solstice Arts Festival features fine art, music, good food, children’s art activities and creative outlets for all ages. The …
BY LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG–Last Thursday it rained, so the Thoughtful Farmers Market is now preparing for its official opening this Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Thought Lot.
Organizers are still looking for individuals to get involved.
“A storm came through last week and we decided to be safe and cancel it until this week,” said Nate Serino, organizer.”This week will be the real coming out if the weather behaves.”
The market, in its second year in the parking lot at 37 E. Garfield St., focuses on locally produced sustainable foods, according …
The Shippensburg Public Library will host its first-ever “Run to Destiny” 5K run/walk Saturday, June 22.
Awards will be given to top male and female participants by age group. Proceeds will benefit the Shippensburg Public Library Capital Campaign.
Registration opens at 12 p.m., and the 5K run and walk begins at 1:45 p.m.
The event is at the Shippensburg Public Library,73 West King Street, Shippensburg.
To register, visit http://timberhilltiming.com/RuntoDestiny.php
Parking is available at the Shippensburg Borough parking lot near the police station and the borough office parking lot on N. Fayette Street.
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Four youth pastors are pulling together to increase attendance at the baccalaureate service for Shippensburg Area Senior High School by making it a more memorable experience.
Declining attendance to the Christian graduation celebration in recent years prompted Shippensburg pastors Chris Clugh, Mount Rock Church; Dan Henley, Prince Street Church; Brad Mowery, Shippensburg First Church of God; and Derek Parson, Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, to discuss what they could do to motivate the majority of the 262 members of the Class of 2013 to …
SHIPPENSBURG — The 8th Annual Furry Fun Days will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and June 2 at Shippensburg Township Park at 304 Britton Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year’s event will feature Kountry K-9 Show, an animal variety show, which will have 3 shows a day. On Saturday, Steppin’ Woofs will have a freestyle dancing demo. On Sunday, the Appalachian Air Canines and Summit Search and Rescue will do demonstrations.
The donation is $5 per car that will support the attending shelters and rescues.
The closing event …
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — In an event to bring arts into focus, the 6th Annual ArtSHIP Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st from 12 to 5 p.m. on the campus of Shippensburg University.
The event features local artists, wine and microbrew tastings, food from area restaurants and live music. A $20 wristband must be purchased for the wine and beer sampling and includes a souvenir wine or beer glass.
A change for this year, according to Robin Dolbin, member of the ArtSHIP committee, is that the event is being moved to …
SHIPPENSBURG — Fifteen Shippensburg Health Care Center employees participated in a community event this month and raised $750 for special needs children in the Shippensburg area.
At the event called “The Lollipop Shop,” also known as the second annual Streetrod, Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on May 11 at Shippensburg Fairgrounds, the employees helped with food concession, face painting, parking cars and other duties.
Through its “We Care” program, Shippensburg Health Care Center donated $50 per employee for a total of $750.
Shippensburg Health Care Center provides our community with an …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Anne Watson stood on the hill near her home on what is today Burnt Mill Road, using her apron to clear tears from her eyes as the sounds of the Battle of Gettysburg floated over the mountain. With her four sons, son-in-law and two brothers possibly fighting there, she was scared.
A young woman grabbed on to the halter of a horse that a Confederate soldier stole from her. She held on as the soldier led the horse away, but he kicked her in the shin …