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  • Historians mark legacy of the nation’s only PA native president

    LANCASTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Historians spent this President’s Day marking the legacy of the country’s only Pennsylvania native to make it to the presidency. Special living history tours and shows were scheduled for Monday at Wheatland, a home in Lancaster County once owned by the nation’s 15th president, James Buchanan. Born in Franklin County, Buchanan came to Lancaster County to become a lawyer. He first rose to politics in 1814 and served multiples terms in the state legislature, the House […]

  • HACC students pack personal care units for people in need

    EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students at Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster spent Thursday helping those in need by packing. The students packed up one thousand personal care kits, which will be given to organizations in Lancaster City to hand out to the people who utilize their services. “These are hygiene care kits,” explained Jimmy Csoka, The vice president of student government at HACC Lancaster. “They have mouthwash, soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant.” Among the organizations that will benefit from […]

  • Soup and a Bowl fundraiser for the Central PA Food Bank

    EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A flavorful fundraiser helps to fight hunger in the commonwealth. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank hosted its annual Soup and a Bowl luncheon Monday. Participants pay for a lunch of soup, bread, and dessert, and can choose to take home a handcrafted pottery bowl. All of the food was donated and this year’s bowls were created by local students, artists, and pottery studios. Organizers of the event say the donations go a long way in help […]

  • Adaptive ski day at Roundtop Mountain Resort

    WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Opportunities for unique experiences Friday on the slopes at Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County. People recovering from traumatic injuries were matched with adaptive equipment, allowing them to ski and snowboard. Among those athletes, were two men from central Pennsylvania who are recovering from spinal cord injuries, as well as a local man who is recovering from a stroke. “It’s really cool to see everybody else here,” said 15-year-old Lily Jordan, “because I don’t see this […]

  • Special Olympics York County hosts 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge

    WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — Shrieks of delight, and maybe shock, filled the air in Wrightsville, York County Saturday, as hundreds of people raced into the chilly waters of the Susquehanna River and raced right back out. The mid-winter dip is part of the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge hosted by Special Olympics York County. Organizers say the event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Special Olympics programs. Special Olympics York County organizes sports programs year-round for athletes with special needs. 360 […]

  • Firearms questions answered at concealed carry seminar in York County

    STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. — Firearms education served as the cornerstone of a seminar Saturday in York County. Attorneys and other experts took questions from the public about concealed carry permits for firearms. Republican State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill hosted the event at Eureka Volunteer Fire Company. She said laying out the facts is the best way to ensure people who want to legally carry concealed firearms abide by the rules. “I think there’s a lot of misconceptions around our laws in Pennsylvania, with […]

  • Sandwich shop serving up cheesesteaks to support Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII

    LEBANON, Pa. — A sandwich shop in Lebanon is serving more cheesesteaks these days. Gus Deraco’s Italian Sandwiches is celebrating this weekend’s Super Bowl appearance by the Philadelphia Eagles, by serving up classic Philly cheesesteaks. There are several Eagles fans on staff at the shop. The manager says the cheesesteak recipe has remained essentially unchanged for nearly 50 years and all of the ingredients are local. “We use fresh steak meat from the butcher,” says Sandra Wentzel. “Fresh ingredients, fresh rolls […]

  • Senior snow day: senior citizens take on snow tubing at Roundtop Mountain Resort

    WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — They say age is just a number. On Friday, some children at heart got to enjoy the conditions at Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County. The senior citizen snow lovers took on the resort’s snow tubing hill. Ranging in age for 69 to 91 years old, the members of the group live at the Bethany Village retirement community. All of them say they had a blast hitting the snow tubing trails. “It’s a good way for all of […]

  • Transportation officials host driving safety seminar

    CAMP HILL, Pa. — PennDOT officials spent Wednesday encouraging drivers to avoid distractions behind the steering wheel. Joined by officials from South Central PA Highway Safety, PennDOT hosted an educational seminar in Camp Hill, Cumberland County. Discussion revolved around distracted driving and new traffic laws. Among those in attendance, was a driving safety teacher from Cedar Cliff High School. He says the seminar helps ensure that he’s giving helpful information to his students. “I think from educational standpoint, driver education may not be […]