Pa. briefs

October 08, 2009

Program to highlight Franklin Co. link to World Series

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively.

Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. In addition to a film presentation of her speech in Cooperstown, N.Y., she will share her recollections of the 1959 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and photographs from her private collection will be on display. Her daughters, Bonnie and Tracy, also plan to participate.

Brookens is unable to attend, but some items from his personal memorabilia collection will be on display.


The film presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East. The Center is part of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Nellie Fox, a St. Thomas native, batted .375 in the 1959 World Series, the year he was named the American League's Most Valuable Player while playing for the White Sox.

Brookens, a Fayetteville native, won a World Series ring in 1984 when the Tigers defeated the San Diego Padres. Brookens, now a manager in the Tigers' minor league system, played 12 years for the Tigers, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.

There is no admission charge, but donations to the Heritage Center will be accepted.

The Heritage Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays until Dec. 19. On AppleFest Saturday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goal of CROP Hunger Walk is to raise $8,000

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The 35th annual Chambersburg Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

This year's CROP Walk will start at the First Lutheran Church at 43 W. Washington St. in Chambersburg. The goal of this 5K (3.1 miles) walk is to raise $8,000, which will be used to help fight hunger at home and abroad.

Over the years, the Chambersburg CROP Walk has raised thousands of dollars that has been divided between the local chapter of The Salvation Army, the Chambersburg Food Pantry, Fruitbelt Farmworker Christian Ministry and worldwide hunger relief programs.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call 263-3616.

Chamber offers program to 'Strengthen Your Workforce to Weather Tough Times'

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce and Liz Weber, president of Weber Business Services, are teaming up to present a free, one-hour seminar called "Strengthen Your Workforce to Weather Tough Times."

Weber, a Chamber member, is a business consultant and trainer. She has worked with organizations in more than 20 countries and specializes in strategic planning, succession planning and leadership development.

Her "Manager's Corner" column is distributed to more than 700 outlets each month.

Learn how to clarify your vision of success so you can weather the tough times, energize your employees to rally with you to achieve your vision, and redirect employees' performance to ensure they understand your performance standards and expectations.

This session will be Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the auditorium of Greencastle-Antrim High School. Networking starts at 7:30 a.m., and the program begins at 8.

For more information, call 717-597-4610.

Treasury Dept. to address 'Pennsylvania Now U 529 College Savings Program'

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast at the Antrim House Restaurant, 104 E. Baltimore St.

The Greencastle Exchange Club will be sponsoring the event, and David Dominick from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department will be the guest speaker. He will be addressing the topic: "Pennsylvania Now U 529 College Savings Program."

The breakfast, which will include a buffet and door prizes, will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.

Anyone interested in attending should contact the Chamber by noon on Monday, Oct. 19. The e-mail address is The telephone number is 717-597-4610.

Pa. State Police: Five accidents on I-81 express lane since its construction

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police recently disseminated information about the Interstate 81 Express Lane between Exit 14 and Exit 17, saying there have been at least five accidents there since its construction.

The bypass lane was opened for vehicles traveling north on I-81. They bypass the exits altogether during construction.

The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

Indie rock bands to perform fundraiser for Coyle Free Library

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- On Saturday, Oct. 10, there will be a benefit concert for Coyle Free Library.

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