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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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[ 16 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
Ribbons representing different forms of cancer adorn the fence outside of the track during Relay for Life of Shippensburg. (Photo by Lauren Cappuccio)

BY Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Cancer survivors, supporters and family members of those who have lost the fight to cancer walked the track this weekend during The Relay for Life of Shippensburg’s 14th annual event.
This year’s Disney theme, “Making the Fairytale of a Cure Come True” had tents filled with references to classics such as “Dumbo” while also paying homage to newer favorites such as “Cars” and “Finding Nemo.”
Elizabeth Bakner and Rhonda Wolford, committee members for the event, said that the attendance was good. They said the weather was …

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[ 18 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Cigarette use is prevalent on Shippensburg University's campus. (Photo by Mary Grace Keller/The Slate)

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 …

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[ 18 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.

A Shippensburg health center is spreading its work beyond its walls and into the community.
Through its “We Care” program, Shippensburg Health Care Center encourages employees to make a difference in the community. Employees volunteer at various events, and SHCC donates $50 for each employee that takes part.
“Of course we want to give back to the community, we are a health care center,” said Tara Neil, an administrator with SHCC. “We want to spread that care not just in the facility but throughout the community.”
“We Care” kicked …

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[ 6 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
kid at dentist

SHIPPENSBURG — A local dentistry practice will participate in “Sealant Saturday,” a free event for children age 6 and older with little or no dental care.
The event will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the office of Dr. John Franklin and Dr. Zachary Sisler, 403 N. Morris St.
Children will receive oral exams and have sealants placed on their permanent back teeth to help prevent dental decay.
“Sealant Saturday” is presented by Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association and Harrisburg Area Community College with support from …

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[ 21 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]

The Taylor family will continue their mission to support children, teens and their families who are grieving the loss of a loved one in a spring semester of Drew’s Hope.
Drew’s Hope is the grief support program of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, which Randy and Marcie Taylor, Shippensburg, started following the death of their 3-year-old son Drew after the family was in car accident in June 2006 in Outer Banks, N.C.
“It’s the area’s only grief and loss support program for kids and teens 18 and under and …

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[ 11 Oct 2012 | No Comment ]
The Breast Fairy, Laura Gordon, LPN, of Rhonda Brake Shreiner Woman's Center, an affiliate of Summit Health, visits Panera Bread Thursday to raise breast health awareness. (Public Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)

The Breast Fairy flew into Panera Bread in Chambersburg Thursday — with a trail of bright pink and lots of sparkles flowing off her fairy wings — to push her mission of raising breast cancer knowledge, rather than awareness, without inciting fear and hesitation.
She saw and handed out coupons and free cookies to about 200 people as they walked through the restaurant doors throughout the lunch rush.
“Many people will come out because there is a different face or a funky face. People will share a story …