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 […]

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 […]

Pa. Launches Governor’s School Breakfast Challenge

HARRISBURG, PA – Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin has announced the creation of the Governor’s School Breakfast Challenge, a three-month program to encourage increased participation in the Universal Free Breakfast Program. Gov. Josh Shapiro fought for and delivered universal free breakfast as part of his first budget, and his Administration is working with […]

Scout Kid’s Bike Helmets Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 72,000 Scout Kid’s Bike Helmets made by Xander Bicycle Corporation, DBA Retrospec, of Perris, California. This recall involves Scout model Retrospec kid’s bike helmets in sizes XS and S in the following colors and designs: Blippi, Blush, Brash Blue, Chameleon, Cool Mint, Matte Forest Green, Matte Black, […]

Test your knowledge of rhinos!

How much do you know about the rhinoceros? (And can you spell it?!) Find out by celebrating World Rhino Day with a quiz! The World Wildlife Foundation is offering a quiz to test your knowledge of the big beasts. Rhinos have existed for millions of years, but today all five species are under threat from […]

RECALL ALERT: Water beads

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Buffalo Games LLC, of Buffalo, New York, have announced the recall of about 52,000 Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits due to ingestion, choking and obstruction hazards. The water beads pose a risk of serious injury or death if ingested. If a water bead is ingested, […]

Highchairs Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Boon Flair & Flair Elite highchairs. The bolts used to secure the seat of the recalled highchair to the pedestal base can become loose and allow the seat to detach, posing a fall hazard. The recall affects about 83,000 highchairs sold at Bed Bath & […]

DMTF hosts grief program for children, families

SHIPPENSBURG–Families in Shippensburg who have children struggling with grief can now access support at Grace B. Luhr’s Elementary School on the campus of Shippensburg University. The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation has started a Fall 2023 Drew’s Hope Program, a grief and loss support program for children, teens and their families. The free 7-session program is […]

4-H Animal Projects Grow Youth Skills

Submitted By Quinn Martin, Franklin County 4-H Educator Remember 4-H? The program still has much to offer children and youth. Youth involvement in 4-H animal projects offers numerous benefits that contribute to the overall development and growth of young individuals. These projects provide an opportunity for young people to learn responsibility, gain valuable life skills, […]