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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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[ 31 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Melissa Mankamyer is planning a grand opening tonight for the Harbor, 55 W. King St., a place where sober adults can meet outside the Shippensburg bar scene. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

SHIPPENSBURG >> “This is the safe spot, the only port in the storm if you will,” said Melissa Mankamyer, as she overlooked work being done inside The Harbor, a nautical-themed gathering place for those who don’t or can’t drink.
From the large canoe over the countertop to its maritime decorations, the 1,400 square-foot building is about to open its doors on New Year’s Eve to cater to those who live sober.
“On Friday and Saturday nights, we are going to be offering an alternative to the bar scene, shoot pool, play cards …

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[ 29 May 2013 | No Comment ]
applachian air canines

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 …

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[ 16 May 2013 | No Comment ]
Shippensburg Health Care Center employees who raised money for special needs children through the center's “We Care" program are: (Back, from left) Ty Thompson, Michael Runyon, Lori Runyon, Lisa Fay, Stacy Ritchey, Karla Rapp, Eric Myers, Cristi Kirkwood, Jen Frey, Kacie Mowery, Juliana Hoffman, Taylor Wiser and Chelsea Wiser, (middle, from left) Shannon Johnson, Kristin Thompson, Faith Neil, Destiny Waters, Tara Neil, Susie Miller, Amy Rinaldi and Temperance Runyon, and (front, from left) Tammy Beidel, Tristyn Beidel, Kylie and Tyra Thompson. Not shown Tony Petrone.

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 …

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[ 8 May 2013 | No Comment ]
jackson yeager art

Jackson Yeager had to choose an artist and emulate his work, for a class assignment.
The outcome was a painting of a slab of beef, drenched in blood.
Though Yeager doesn’t think so, his classmates told him it is a very close replicate of the work of his chosen artist, Chaim Soutine.
According to Yeager, the Lithuanian artist fell over the edge of insanity, bought a hunk of meat at the market and depicted it in paint over and over again, dousing it in blood to keep it …

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[ 29 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]
Passers by check out the art at last year's Artrageous. (File)

SHIPPENSBURG — It’s Artrageous!
The artistic and musical talents of students in the Shippensburg Area School District will be showcased on May 7.
The SASD Art Department’s annual district-wide art exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 in Shippensburg Area Senior High School, 201 Eberly Drive.
The free event features a selection of this year’s finest artwork from all SASD schools.
It will be followed by the Intermediate Instrumental Festival, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Artwork by students from all grade levels will be showcased in various spots in …

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[ 9 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]
Participants of the beginner class learn swing, tango, cha cha and fox trot. (Kerri Fleegle/For Public Opinion)

Editor’s note: Public Opinion staff writer Amber South took an assignment to write about Shippensburg’s ballroom dancing class personally, attending class as a student. She shares with readers here what it’s like to take a ballroom dancing class, and some of the history of the art as provided by her instructor.
I technically have a background in dancing, as I was a cheerleader for 10 years, but I have never been the most coordinated person.
I often take awkward steps, end up doing a movement the opposite way or …

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[ 5 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

Assistant Web Director/The Slate
When some people hear about an art exhibit, they visualize a series of paintings or drawings hanging in a quiet atmosphere.
Aaron Treher’s solo show, “Inside Out,” which had its opening reception at The Thought Lot on March 1, was the exact opposite.
From 6 to 9 p.m., people were given the opportunity to examine Treher’s various sculptures and installation art. They did so to the live music of solo guitarist, Ernest Garcia.
According to Treher, installation art is artwork that relies on the floor, walls or ceiling …

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[ 14 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Christian musician Michael W. Smith performed Feb. 9 at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. (Courtesy)

Managing Editor/The Slate
The lights dimmed as the powerful intro began. The booming bass blasted throughout the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center as Grammy-winner Michael W. Smith took the stage.
The intro included a medley of Smith’s songs performed by an orchestra with the band slowly making its way in, instrument by instrument. First, the drums; next, the lead guitar; then, the bass; finally, the back-up keyboards, synthesizer and in harmony all began their parts as Smith prepared to enter the stage.
Smith’s cue came and the jam-packed Luhrs Center …

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[ 6 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
The stitching of Zach Galifianakis’s face by Fun With Needles is perfect for any fan of “The Hangover” or his other films.

PR Director/The Slate
SHIPPENSBURG — Unique bands and artists have found a home at The Thought Lot, and now vendors of uncommon and out-of-the-ordinary trinkets and gadgets have also made their mark with the establishment of The Thought Shop.
The shop, containing items that range from homemade soaps to Gothic stuffed dolls, started in a room that could not even hold four people. The Thought Shop is housed within The Thought Lot in a space equal to the size of a large utility closet.
According to board member …