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By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor/ The Slate
Flip the lighter open, release a flame and inhale the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes 393,000 deaths per year and nearly 50,000 deaths from secondhand smoke.
At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in between classes to relieve a little exam stress.
In college, students are especially vulnerable to smoking due to a lack of effective coping …
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 …
SHIPPENSBURG >> On Monday, November 25th, West End Fire & Rescue, provided the Shippensburg School District with 5 food baskets and turkeys for families in-need during the Thanksgiving holiday. At the last company meeting, the members of West End Fire & Rescue contributed monetarily to purchase the food for the families.
West End Fire & Rescue wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
by JIM HOOK
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Mayor Bruce Hockersmith has won a fourth term.
Hockersmith, a Democrat, beat Independent candidate Frank Cressler 420-252, according to unofficial results. He took 63 percent of the vote. Hockersmith won the West End precinct in Franklin County 178-83 and the two Cumberland County districts.
Hockersmith, 304 W. King St., has served as mayor of Shippensburg for 12 years. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election.
Cressler, 9400 Molly Pitcher Highway, is a businessman in the borough.
Cressler said he wanted to facilitate things …
By William Kauffman, News Editor/The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Environmental Club has won a battle to get single-stream recycling back at Bard Townhouses.
During March through May of this year, the Environmental Club used its own resources to collect the recycling at Bard.
According to Sarah Komisar, president of the Environmental Club, the club attempted to get a truck from the university for the recycle collection, but was unable to.
Members of the club used their own vehicles. Professor Ben Culbertson, club adviser, used his bio-diesel-fueled truck for some weeks.
In other weeks, the club’s vice …
By Mary Grace Keller, Asst. News Editor/The Slate
Living on a Pennsylvania farm in the late ’90s, Sue Rudy and her husband Vern first took in a homeless person as an act of faith.
Believing that they had a mission to fulfill, the Rudys bought a second home and welcomed more homeless people. Realizing the community need, by 1999, Silence of Mary Homes was founded. Today there are five homes located in Harrisburg, Pa., and two in Fort Wayne, Ind., that serve more than 700 people.
Silence of Mary Homes is a non-profit …
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG – Kenny Rogers, Herman’s Hermits, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and comedians Bill Cosby and Brian Regan are among the acts that have performed at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center since it opened eight years ago.
The fall season of the center, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 20, will be the start of the eighth full season. The performing arts center opened in January 2006.
Throughout the years, the relationship between the performing arts center – located on the campus of Shippensburg University – and …
SHIPPENSBURG – Despite the hot weather, which reportedly hit the 90s, crowds of people came out to Shippensburg’s Annual Corn Festival.
“I’m happy with the turn out so far,” said festival president Ortrun Gates. “Whenever it falls on a Labor Day weekend, there is always some fear about attendance.”
The festival, which is always held on the last Saturday in August, drew some nice crowds, she said.
One of the biggest events, the corn-eating contest, went to Grant Innerst, who is originally from Red Lion, but moved to Shippensburg for school.
He won the …
SHIPPENSBURG – Uprise Festival turns 10 this year.
The festival maintains its footing as the Cumberland Valley’s premier Christian music event by pulling out all the stops for its 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Welcoming 22 bands and speakers, including Jep and Jessica Robertson from A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty,” Skillet, Family Force 5, The Newsboys, Reggie Dabs and many more, the two-day Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21 at Shippensburg Fairgrounds in Shippensburg.
‘The full line up, ticket information and other details can be found online at http://www.UpriseFest.com.
Tickets for …