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  • Local News | Aug 26

    Earlier this week, a 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy, a string of mountain towns got hit the worst, but the shock waves were felt all over the country, including in Rome. The Italian government has freed up about $265 million in emergency funds. A local search and rescue operation is now underway to save anyone […]
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  • LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 25, 2016

    Today marks the official launch of the Pennsylvania prescription drug monitoring database. This online database of prescriptions will allow doctors to see what drugs patients are getting from other doctors, preventing patients from “doctor shopping.” It should also help monitor doctor’s prescribing patterns and prevent over-prescribing. In the past, police could access a database that […]
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  • LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 24, 2016

    According to the Department of Environmental Protection, methane emissions from Pennsylvania’s drilling sights are on the rise. Andrew Williams of the Environmental Defense Fund explains that methane is a pollutant that can aggravate respiratory problems. More than 100 thousand tons were released last year. This year has seen regulation reforms on both the national and […]
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THE BELLEVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW ENROLLMENTS

THE BELLEVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW ENROLLMENTS

WHEN August 26, 2016
WHERE The Belleville Mennonite School

The Belleville Mennonite School is currently enrolling students for Pre-Kindergarten through the twelfth grade for the 2016 – 2017 school year.

The Kindergarten Choice Program offers a half-day option as well as a full day option, and the Pre-K Program enables parents to choose a two-day or three-day schedule . Pre-K Counts is also available for eligible families.

Transportation is provided for residents of the Mifflin County, Huntingdon County, and the Mount Union Area School Districts who attend kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

Tours for interested families may be arranged by contacting the school office at 717-935-2184, and more information can be obtained by visiting their website by clicking here.

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN JUNIATA COUNTY

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN JUNIATA COUNTY

WHEN August 27, 2016
WHERE The Juniata County Food Pantry

The Juniata County Food Pantry will distribute USDA commodity (TEFAP) foods, along with PA State Food Purchase Program and donated foods and other groceries to eligible area residents throughout August and September.

These foods will be distributed at the Juniata County Food Pantry (located at #114 North Main Street in Mifflintown) on Tuesdays from 9:00 until noon and from 1:00 until 5:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 until noon as well as at their monthly outreach distribution sites in McCoysville and Seven Stars.

To be eligible for this distribution, participants must reside in Juniata County and meet total household income guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Appointments are required. Please contact the Juniata County Food Pantry at 717-436- 9718 for more information. The Juniata County Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

LEADERSHIP HUNTINGDON COUNTY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

LEADERSHIP HUNTINGDON COUNTY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

WHEN August 27, 2016
WHERE Huntingdon

Leadership Huntingdon County, whose purpose is to stimulate positive community change through leadership training has announced that they are accepting applications for this nine-month course.
The class, which gathers once a month in the evening for nine months and features three day-long retreats, has been applauded by many.

“Leadership Huntingdon County has been and continues to be a positive life-changing experience,” graduate of the program Dwight Washabaugh says. “The program has enabled connections with many area professionals and businesses and has opened new worlds of opportunity.”

The course was modeled on similar programs from neighboring counties by Yvonne Martin, Debra Gregory, and Richard Stahl. The LHC Steering Committee now includes Lisa Baer (chair), Anthony Bullet, Mark Colussy, Shawna Dunmire, Robin Binder Heath, Genna Welsh Kasun, Heidi Leonard, MacKenzie Locke, Sharon Miller, Adam Pfingstl, and Patricia Shope.

Tuition for the upcoming series, which begins in August 2016, is $475.00. Some scholarships are available. Course schedule and application can be found by clicking here.

Since its creation in 2003, the alumni of the prestigious program now number over 130 individuals.

For more information, contact MacKenzie Locke at the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce by emailing mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com or calling 814-643-1110.

RAYMOND THE AMISH COMIC IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN REEDSVILLE!

RAYMOND THE AMISH COMIC IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN REEDSVILLE!

WHEN August 27, 2016
WHERE The Reedsville Fire Company's New Building

Looking for some good old down home fun? Come on out to the Reedsville Firehouse (located at #7740 SR #655 in Reedsville) on Saturday, August 27 to see Raymond the Amish Comic!

The doors will open at 6:00, and the show will kick off at 8:00. There will be pre-show and after show acoustic entertainment. Ticket prices have been set at $20.00, but bring some extra cash along for 50/50 and Rip Tickets. All proceeds from the evening will go to benefit Team Megan for the Down Syndrome Society of Susquehanna Valley. Go to their web page by simply clicking here to reserve your tickets today!

BYOB- Please drink responsibly. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

DOES YOUR GROUP WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE DAY OF CARING?

DOES YOUR GROUP WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE DAY OF CARING?

WHEN August 29, 2016
WHERE Your Hometown!

The United Way is seeking Participants for The Nineteenth Annual Day of Caring! The Day of Caring is a yearly volunteer event offered by United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, kicking off the annual campaign every September. The Nineteenth Annual Day of Caring will take place on September 21, 2016.

Registration is now open for both volunteer teams and agency projects. The two main objectives of Day of Caring are to provide non-profit human service agencies with an opportunity to complete projects that they otherwise could not afford to do, and to involve volunteers in first-hand experience with area charities.

The United Way is currently seeking projects from non-profit human service agencies. Any incorporated non-profit or government entity, school or neighborhood association is encouraged to submit projects. Agencies do not have to be a United Way partner program to benefit from Day of Caring – anyone is welcome to participate. Teams of caring individuals in Mifflin and Juniata counties who want make a difference in their local community are also needed. Teams are formed from individuals at local businesses, associations, service groups, and even other non-profits. Teams can be any size and any skill level. Day of Caring is a free event for volunteer participants, which is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. Volunteers are only asked to donate their time to help build a stronger community for all of us.

The registration deadline for both non-profit agencies and teams is August 12, 2016. For more information and to register a project or a team, visit them by clicking here .

The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata reserves the right to refuse any agencies whose volunteer programs’ missions and purposes it finds contrary to the spirit of volunteerism.

TWO JUNIATA ART INSTRUCTORS COLLABORATE FOR EXHIBIT AT JUNIATA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

TWO JUNIATA ART INSTRUCTORS COLLABORATE FOR EXHIBIT AT JUNIATA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

WHEN August 29, 2016
WHERE The Juniata College Museum of Art

Two ceramics artists, Rob Boryk and Kirsten Olson, explore relationships between art and the viewer, and how the objects on display relate to each other in a new show “Measured Relationships: Ceramics by Robert Boryk and Kirsten Olson,” opening Thursday, April 21, and running through September 10. Both artists are connected through not only their art, but also their relationship with Juniata College.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit at 5:00 on the evening of Thursday, April 21. The reception and museum exhibition are free and open to the public.

YOUR CREATION COULD BE THE WINNER!

YOUR CREATION COULD BE THE WINNER!

WHEN August 30, 2016
WHERE Your Kitchen!

The Armagh Community Children’s Association is inviting you to design a logo for their up and coming Pumpkin Fest! Design a logo and post it to their facebook page by clicking here, email it to armaghcommunity@yahoo.com, or send to 156 South Main Street in Milroy, Pennsylvania (17063).

They will put the public to the test and let them pick the WINNERS – first, second, and third place winners will receive a gift card, and the winning logo will be made into a shirt for Pumpkin Fest!

This contest is open to children from ages five through seventeen, and all entries need to be turned in by Wednesday, August 31. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 9.

Please feel free to contact Jody Weaver at 717-250-3777 with any questions that you may have regarding this crafty contest!

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