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  • New state policy aims to make higher education more affordable

    HARRISBURG, PA. – The Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center have created a new plan that would make higher education more affordable for Pennsylvanians. Officials and state legislators unveiled the policy at the state capitol complex. The policy includes two years of free tuition for qualifying students at any of the commonwealth’s 14 community colleges, and four years of free tuition for students accepted into one of the state’s 14 universities in the State System of Higher […]

  • YWCA Lancaster celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    LANCASTER, PA. –  YWCA Lancaster honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a kid-friendly event. Children, ages 3 to 12, were able to make crafts relating to peace, diversity and the life of the civil rights leader. Organizers of the event also played parts of Dr. King’s famous speeches. “Children are innocent, young, and impressionable,” said Mandy Kastner, Assistant Director of YWCA Lancaster. “If we can get them excited about exploring our differences and celebrating ourselves at any age, it’s amazing.” […]

  • PA Farm Show opening food court early

    HARRISBURG, PA. – The food court at the PA Farm Show is opening one day early. Starting tomorrow, visitors can sample all kinds of foods, fried and otherwise. New menu items include fresh-baked on-site chocolate chip cookies and dark chocolate-covered bacon. This year also marks the 65th anniversary of the famous Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association milkshakes. If the food at the Farm Show isn’t enough to butter you up, you may want to check out this year’s butter sculpture. It weighs […]

  • Hershey New Year’s Eve committee tests Hershey’s Kiss

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, PA. –  The people of Hershey are getting ready for their big New Year’s Eve celebration. The Hershey New Year’s Eve Committee tested out the Hershey’s Kiss which will raise off the ground and reach the top of its cable at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day. The 300 pound kiss was tested three times to make sure the 13th annual holiday spectacle goes off without a hitch. Among the crowd this weekend will be a woman […]

  • Stormwater project completed

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, PA. –  Local officials celebrated the completion of Derry Township’s stormwater management project at a 40,000 square foot parking lot on West Caracas Avenue. They demonstrated how the surface of the new asphalt bed absorbs rainwater and reduces the amount of stormwater run off. As one official explained, the asphalt can have an positive impact on some people in the community. “Rainwater that has been infiltrated through the ground makes for cleaner water,” said Joe Adams, Regional Director of […]

  • State surplus sale to partially take place online

    SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, PA. –  The Pennsylvania Department of General Services is making its way into the digital age by making part of its State Surplus Property Sale into an online auction. The department’s clearance sale features state-owned items like office supplies, tables and chairs at prices up to 75% off. The sale will take place through December 22nd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Surplus Distribution Center in Dauphin County. After that, the surplus property will be […]

  • LCCM unveils new resource center

    LEBANON, PA. – Lebanon County Christian Ministries, which helps people dealing with homelessness in our area, unveiled its new Fresh Start Resource Center. The room  will give homeless children a place to play and have fun. A former NFL player, who came up with the idea for the center, says the room is very significant to him. “The room kind of mirrors or represents what my grandmother represented to me and what she provided to me, which was a safe place full […]

  • “Beards for brothers” raises money for foundation

    LITITZ, PA. –  Law enforcement officials in Lancaster County looked a little more ragged for a good cause. This is the fourth year authorities participated in the “Beards for Brothers” event in November.  Officials have to pay to participate, and all the money goes toward “A Week Away,” a foundation that funds week-long vacations for families that are dealing with life threatening illnesses. The event started at the East Hempfield Township Police Department a few years ago and has grown to […]

  • Members 1st FCU donates turkeys to area food bank

    YORK, PA. –  Members 1st Federal Credit Union is giving back to local organizations just in time for the holiday season. The credit union donated 200 turkeys and $2,500 to the York County Food Bank. The donations are part of the credit union’s “Giving Thanks While Giving Back” campaign. The executive director of the food bank says the facility is grateful for the donation. “For us, during the holiday times, we want to give people extra hope and that hope is […]