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By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — Steven B. Burg, professor of history and chair of the history and philosophy department at Shippensburg University, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study and lecture in Sweden, and he couldn’t be happier.
“The awards are highly competitive, and so I felt really honored to have been selected,” Burg said.
Burg is one of the 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-2014, according to a news release from the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign …
SHIPPENSBURG — An abandoned building in an impoverished fishing village on the Sea of Guinea is a fish blast-freezer and ice-making plant because of the generosity of the Shippensburg Rotary and nineteen other Central PA Rotaries.
The plant, located in Apam, Ghana, serves 250,000 people and is the only source of clean ice and freezer storage within 100 miles. Prior to the fish blast-freezing plant, now known as the Apam Community Cold Store, fishermen had no choice but to leave unsold fish on the beach to rot at the end of …
By MEG B
Welcome back! This may be a short blog post only because I’m in the middle of multiple changes and lack a little something called “time.” This week is all about the fast-paced, new changes that have occurred on The Farm.
First up, moving. This has become a major reason why I don’t have time to write my normally massive blog post (don’t worry – I’m sure I’ll be back to normal soon). Life feels like one of those games where there is only one available space and you have …
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,” …
HARRISBURG — Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday that Colleen Harmon, daughter of Christopher and Jean Harmon of Shippensburg, will intern in his Harrisburg office this summer.
She will support Sen. Toomey’s Harrisburg staff with constituent inquiries and outreach efforts.
Harmon graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic Home School. She attends Christendom College in Virginia, and majors in English language and literature. She plans to pursue a career in law and public service.
H&H Chevrolet Cadillac in Shippensburg cut the ribbon on Thursday to a major renovation project. The dealership, which started in 1932, renovated and expanded the showroom and service drives and also added private offices for employees to meet with customers.
The current dealer principal, W. Mickey Nye, is the fourth generation in the business.
Pictured in the front row are Shippensburg University President Dr. Jody Harpster, Mayor Bruce Hockersmith, Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce President Ron Taylor, Len Mielkie of Orrstown Bank, SHAPE Gallery Board Margaret Evans, dealer principal W. Mickey Nye, …
By MELISSA STEINOUR
As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, I find myself thinking back to my childhood with fond memories. I can honestly say that I think I have the BEST dad anyone could ever have. He is hardworking, extremely funny, upright, and honest …. a man of real integrity.
I can’t remember a time that we didn’t get along but I do remember times that he corrected me out of love. I am most thankful for how he has lead our family in the ways of God, taking us to …
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 …
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — It was a fun day at the park for dogs and their owners at the Eighth Annual Furry Fun Days at Shippensburg Township Park this weekend.
There were dogs jumping in the air to retrieve Frisbees, an animal variety show, games for dogs and other demonstrations.
Local shelters and animal rescues brought some of the adoptable dogs they had and there were demonstrations by Summit Search and Rescue, performances by the Kountry K-9 Show and Frisbee catching from the Appalachian Air Canines, who have come to the show …