Articles in the Shippensburg Area News Category
By BRIAN HALL
Shippensburg Area Senior High School students have over $30,000 in new technology at their fingertips after a sizable donation.
The SASD Education Foundation gave the school 50 new Apple iPads and 24 iPad cases recently through the Virtual Vacations Grant.
The total amount of the gift was $30,038.
“We wouldn’t have been able to purchase this without the help of the foundation,” said Assistant Superintendent Beth Bender. “It’s rough financial times. These are the very things being cut from budgets.”
The foundation also gave $489 for books for Kindles. …
By AMBER SOUTH
Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education invites the public to ShipWreck Pub Jan. 18 to help it help the arts flourish in Shippensburg.
SHAPE Gallery’s annual silent auction and membership drive will take place 6 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant and bar at the corner of North Fayette and West King streets.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to come out and realize (SHAPE is) an all-volunteer organization that’s dedicated to this community and promoting local artists,” said Trisha Grace, president of SHAPE.
Guests will be able to put in …
SHIPPENSBURG — A series of events, including the 25th Annual March for Humanity, highlight Shippensburg University’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The events kickoff the university’s spring semester and start before classes begin Jan. 22.
On Jan. 19, as part of a service project for new students during their orientation, children in kindergarten to grade 5 in the Shippensburg school district will participate in activities to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. Activities include watching videos about Dr. King and writing letters to deployed military personnel.
University students will present two …
By AMBER SOUTH
A truck load of new supplies and personal items will roll into Chambersburg Thursday to help local families get the things they need.
It is part of the regional surplus distribution program, Kathryn’s Kloset. A service ministry of Pennsylvania-based Diakon Lutheran Service Associates, Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, is the local administer.
A truck rented by Trinity will return to the church from Diakon’s Kathryn’s Kloset distribution center in Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Representatives from many local charitable organizations will be there and ready to get items to meet …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Winter skiers flock to the Green Mountains in which state that borders Canada?
Don’t know the answer? Fifth-grader Sean Meehan does, and that knowledge put him at the top in this year’s Geography Bee for fourth and fifth graders in Shippensburg.
The answer is Vermont. Meehan and the runner-up, fifth-grader Emily Eveland, were tasked with writing the correct answer on white boards in an extra round of the annual bee held Friday at Shippensburg Area Intermediate School.
Meehan said afterward that he did not know the answer …
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) on Monday said the deadline for nonprofit organizations and charities to submit reports as part of the updated Small Games of Chance Act has been extended for one year.
“I know many local organizations have expressed concerns about the reporting requirements, so I am pleased the deadline to comply has been extended,” said Kauffman. “This extension will give organizations the time needed to adhere to the new reporting requirements.”
The Corbett administration has announced that the deadline is being extended from Feb. 1, 2013, to …
By AMBER SOUTH
Upcoming workshops will promote democracy by giving first-time potential candidates the knowledge necessary for running for local public office.
Penn State Extension of Adams County will host several sessions of “Toss Your Hat in the Ring,” in Franklin, Cumberland, York and Adams counties with the help of the respective elections offices.
In Chambersburg, the workshop is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Franklin County Administrative Annex, 218 N. Second St. The Cumberland County workshop is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cumberland County Service …
SCOTLAND — The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg prepare to welcome many of the area’s lending restaurants to compete in its second annual Wing Challenge hosted at Chambersburg Country Club from 2 to 5 p.m. January 27.
Open to the public, the cost of entry is $20 per person and includes wings from area vendors such as EJ’s Grill, Knute’s, Orchards,
Copper Kettle, Norland Pub, Jack’s Place, Dilly’s, The Cottage (past participants, subject to change).
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the area’s local Boys …
SHIPPENSBURG — December’s average temperature was 38.1 degrees, the eighth warmest, according to Dr. Timothy W. Hawkins, professor and graduate program coordinator in Shippensburg University’s geography-earth science department.
In addition, Hawkins said, 2012 “ended up as the second warmest year ever in Shippensburg since measurements began in 1933. The average temperature was 55.3 degrees. The warmest year was 1998 with an average temperature of 55.9 degrees. While numbers have not been released yet, it is likely that 2012 will be one of the warmest, if not the warmest year ever, …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Borough Council voted 4-1 Thursday to send a letter to state and federal legislators encouraging them to discuss gun control.
Council member Joe Hockersmith presented the idea at the council meeting Dec. 18 in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14.
The letter Hockersmith drafted notes that even if the Sandy Hook shooting did not happen, “it is well past the time for discussion and action…”
It asks that any discussion use a holistic approach, with conversations on …