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  • Halloween at the hospital for pediatric patients

    DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Halloween came early to Penn State Children’s Hospital.  On Wednesday, patients dressed up in costumes for a morning Halloween party, complete with decorations, treats, and Halloween-themed activities. Spirit of Children was behind the event. The organization works to make hospital stays a little easier for kids and their families by helping them experience fun inside the hospitals. “It just makes the hospital experience a little less scary,” said Allison Mason, whose daughter is being treated at the […]

  • Red Sand Project raises awareness about human trafficking

    LANCASTER, Pa. — The YWCA of Lancaster City is helping to draw awareness to the problem of human trafficking by participating in an art installation. It’s called the Red Sand Project. The YWCA teamed up with the Lancaster Crime Prevention Task Force, to invite people in the city and local businesses to participate by filling in cracks in city sidewalks with red sand. That sand represents the vulnerable members of the community. The message behind the project was to remind others in Lancaster […]

  • Subway donating portion of profits to opioid recovery efforts

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The owner of a Subway restaurant is taking steps to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. The restaurant, at the corner of Market and Third streets, is donating 10-percent of this week’s revenue to three local organizations, that advocate for opioid abuse prevention, education, and recovery. One of those organizations is The RASE Project. Kristin Varner, the director of training and advocacy with The RASE Project, commended the owner of the Subway for making a far-reaching effort […]

  • PA National Horse Show runs October 12-21

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is once again in full gallop at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. It’s the 72nd year for the event, which is touted as one of the largest indoor horse shows in the nation. Some 1,400 competitors will take to the ring to compete for half a million dollars in prize money.  That list of competitors includes a number of Olympic veterans. The show, which is presented by The Lindsay […]

  • Fallen Harrisburg firefighter honored during awards ceremony

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire recognized a fallen brother on Tuesday, during a ceremony at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum. The name of Lieutenant Dennis Devoe was placed on a memorial wall at the museum. Devoe was killed by a drunk driver in March. The ceremony also served as an awards ceremony, designed to recognize firefighters and civilians who have performed heroic acts, as well as a swearing in ceremony for newly-promoted firefighters. “It’s very important to recognize our firefighters […]

  • Supply drive to benefit recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

    YORK, Pa. — The York Spanish-American Center is doing its part to help the people of Puerto Rico, as the island recovers from back-to-back hurricane strikes. People at the center held a food drive, collecting non perishable food items and water, as well as clothing, diapers, baby formula and insect repellent.  Volunteers packed up those donations on Friday.  A volunteer whose parents founded the center says support from the community has been overwhelming. “It’s been beyond incredible,” said Delma Rivera.  “We […]

  • VisionCorps invests in electronic smart glasses

    LANCASTER, Pa. — VisionCorps now has new tools to help people with severe visual impairments. Thanks to grant money and donations, the foundation was able to purchase four pairs of electronic glasses. VisionCorps demonstrated how the devices work on Thursday. The smart glasses help to magnify and clarify surfaces and objects for people who wear them, replacing old-fashioned magnification tools, like large-print. “It’s kind of like a computer they can wear to magnify their surroundings, as they’re reading, computer, television, […]

  • Revitalization project announced for Wrightsville park

    WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — The people of Wrightsville, York County can expect to see major changes to Riverfront Park some time soon. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources toured the 11-acre park on Thursday, and announced revitalization efforts that will reduce pollution in the area, as well as make the park a model for others in the state. Because the park sits along the Susquehanna River, officials say renovations that improve the water quality will also increase […]

  • Coffee With a Cop in Lancaster County

    MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police officers taking part in a chance to establish closer community relations today. Members of the Manheim Township Police Department participated in national “Coffee With a Cop Day.” Officers met with members of the community at a Starbucks, from 8:00 to 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, to exchange ideas and listen to community concerns. “We are a part of the community, the community is part of us,” said Sgt. Michael Piacentino with the department. “It’s important that we […]