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Tri-State briefs

September 18, 2007

Grants available in Greencastle



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation has opened its Education Mini-Grants Program.

The Education Mini-Grants Program seeks applications from public and private school educators and nonprofit community-based organizations demonstrating innovative programming that addresses an identified educational need or challenge that faces the members of the Greencastle-Antrim community. This need could be met within a classroom, through an after school project or during an evening or weekend community-based program.

Proposals must address educational programming for G-A community members only.

Copies of the Request For Proposal are available at the G-A School District administration office or at the G-A Chamber of Commerce office.

An original plus 12 copies (13 total) of the proposal is due to the school district or the Chamber office by 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15. Awards will be announced on Nov. 21.

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A preproposal conference for applicants interested in learning more about the Education Mini-Grants Program will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the G-A Chamber office, 217 E. Baltimore St., beginning at 4 p.m. To register for the conference, call Ginny Lays, executive director, at 717-597-1137.




West Nile mosquitoes found in Franklin Co.



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus were found in Franklin County, Pa., which led the state last year in the number of positive samples.

In 2007, though, the county has reported just four positive mosquito samples, trailing behind counties like Delaware and Bucks, which have each reported more than 30.

Franklin County's latest positive sample, announced Monday, was found in Greene Township, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP was scheduled to spray for mosquitoes in Hamilton Township on Monday evening and in Greene and Guilford Townships tonight.




Turn lanes added in Antrim Township



SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Fayetteville Contractors Inc. is doing road work on Pa. 16 at the Long Lane intersection to put in turn lanes, according to Paul Barnett, Antrim Township roadmaster.

The road work is part of the Green Grove Gardens Project, Barnett said.




Citizens group invites public to meeting



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Citizens for Responsible Government will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road.

Topics will include the tobacco money issue, Chambersburg school district spending habits, the group's position in the November election and voting information.

The pubic is invited.




James Buchanan to host parents



MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The faculty and administration of James Buchanan High School will host Parent's Night on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6:45 p.m. at the school

Parent's Night is designed to familiarize parents with the subjects their children are taking this year and to meet their teachers. Students will take home copies of their schedules on Friday.

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