Winter Family Hike on Appalachian Trail Feb. 25

WAYNESBORO, PA–The Institute invites area families on a free, guided winter hike along the Appalachian Trail on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of their Naturalist Discovery Series of programs. Led by an Institute naturalist, hikers will explore some of the wonders to be found in the woods and along the […]

More than $1.6 Million to Make Higher Education More Affordable in Pa.

HARRISBURG, PA–The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced more than $1.6 million in grant funding to help eligible postsecondary institutions fund scholarships and programming for undergraduate students with children. Making higher education affordable and accessible for Pennsylvanians of all means and all backgrounds is a key priority of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education. “Today’s postsecondary […]

Ranges recalled

Electrolux Group/Frigidaire has recalled about 1,800 rear-controlled ranges due to possible electrocution hazards. According to the CPSC, the control panel (user interface) on the ranges can detach from the unit, posing electrical shock hazards. The ranges were sold at Lowe’s and other appliance stores nationwide and online from October 2023 through December 2023 for between […]

I am 55 and overweight and kinda angry

You read the headline. You may feel my pain. (If you can’t relate, please email me and let me know how you are doing it!) To be clear: I am not pushing maximum density—yet. But my BMI is high (still not convinced that is a legit concern) and my jeans are becoming tighter at the […]

Blippi is coming to Luhrs

SHIPPENSBURG, PA—Blippi is coming to Shippensburg for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. So, come on, dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there […]

Get some encouragement NOW

HARRISBURG, PA  – Having a rough day? Or maybe one of the older grands is on the struggle bus. Grab a phone! The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently debuted the You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania—an automated phone number that individuals of all ages can call to hear pep talks, jokes, and words of encouragement […]

Create-a-Palooza offers tons of art opportunities in Central Pa.

CARLISLE, PA – If you’re looking for a cool place to do art, look no further than Create-a-Palooza—even the name is fun! Located at 11 E. High St., Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Create-a-Palooza offers daily open studios, classes and events for artists of all ages. From toddler handprint crafts to pottery, you can find it all here. […]

Kids’ paint night coming in February

GREENCASTLE, PA – If you haven’t checked out The Studio@Chatty Chameleon, what are you waiting for? The Studio, located on Center Square in Greencastle, offers a creative space for paint-your own pottery, glass fusion, clay hand building, canvas painting, paint nights, birthday parties, fundraisers, group events and more. They also host Kids’ Paint Nights. The […]

Free kids’ art classes

CHAMBERSBURG, PA – If you’re looking for something to do with your grandchildren near Chambersburg, check out the Chambersburg Council for the Arts Kids Coop mini classes on various Saturdays. The classes are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Council for the Arts, 103 N. Main St. and are FREE thanks to a […]

Slow-cooker beef pot roast soup

This recipe from the Pennsylvania Beef Council will warm your family–and it’s so eacy to make! INGREDIENTS: COOKING: ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: