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  • 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 […]

  • Local high school offers electrician apprentice program

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA. –  Central York School District is offering high school students the chance to get a head start on jobs as electrical contractors. The school district is partnering with the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors to launch a pre-apprenticeship program. Students enrolled in the program will be able to complete the theory portion of a first year electrician apprenticeship during their senior year of high school. Typically, electrician apprentices must complete a four-year program, […]

  • Local Veteran receives new shower system

    ANNVILLE, PA. –  A local veteran received a big surprise. Gail Wise, who served as a marine in Hawaii, got a brand new shower and tub system, free of charge, at her home in Lebanon County. Wise was previously struck by a drunk driver and was wheelchair bound. Her new shower system will be more accessible for her and is meant to improve her daily life. “They’re going to put some handicap things in there because I was paralyzed on […]

  • United Way hosts plane-pulling fund raiser

    LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, PA. – The United Way hosted a fund raiser in Dauphin County that was quite the test of strength! Piedmont Airlines employees competed in teams at Harrisburg International Airport to see which team could pull a 33,000 lb. Dash 8 airplane past a finish line the fastest. Those who participated paid $10, money that goes directly to the United Way. “The employees really look forward to it, to the competition of pulling an airplane,” said Dale Witmer, […]

  • New bicycle fix-it station in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG, PA. –  The Capital Area Greenbelt recently added a new bicycle fix-it station. The station is located on HACC’s Harrisburg campus and includes a variety of tools for bicycle repairs and adjustments. The tools are securely attached to the stand with steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. The Capital Area Greenbelt will also install an informational kiosk that will include updated maps, brochures, and emergency contact information. Officials say this is the first of many planned improvements for the 20 mile […]

  • Two civilians leaders receive military honor

    HARRISBURG, PA. – A pair of local civilian leaders were honored for their work with military installations in Pennsylvania. Joseph Spielbauer, and George Connolly, both of Cumberland County, received Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medals. The honors were bestowed following a meeting of Pennsylvania’s Military Community Enhancement Commission. The commission is charged improving military readiness and preserving jobs at Pennsylvania’s military installations. Officials with the commission say it’s rare for civilians to receive the medals. Spielbauer was recognized for outstanding leadership and Connolly was […]

  • Bike-sharing service launches

    HARRISBURG, PA. – Officials in the state capitol have launched a new bike-sharing service. The bike-sharing company Zagster set up nine stations throughout Harrisburg, where people can rent bikes. There is a fee to use the bicycles. However, 93% of the money raised will benefit local youth. “This is going to be a great attraction for our residents, a great attraction for visitors and it’s another means of transportation,” said Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste. Cyclists can rent a bike […]

  • Capitol fountain goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    HARRISBURG, PA. – The State Capitol East Wing fountain is pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is behind the idea. The fountain will remain pink through the month of October and PBCC officials say they hope it will remind women of the importance of mammograms and early breast cancer detection. “It’s also a remembrance for those of our sisters that we have lost to this deadly disease,” explained Pat Halpin-Murphy, PBCC president and founder. 37 women […]

  • Professional photo shoot for elementary school students

    PENN TOWNSHIP, PA. – Students at Doe Run Elementary School in Lancaster County got to smile for professional photographers. The school won online retailer Zulily’s Back to School Picture Day Contest, so a team of photographers from the company visited the school to take fun photos of everyone. The photographers took some serious and silly pictures, which will be given to the students’ parents. The elementary school won the competition after people wrote to Zulily about the school’s unique qualities […]