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August 28, 2012

Tourney proceeds  to fund leadership scholarships
WAYNECASTLE, Pa. — A brand new event — a miniature golf tournament — will benefit adults and high school sophomores who participate in the Leadership Franklin County leadership programs.
The tournament is open to anyone and will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Fun Castle Fun Center, 3054 Buchanan Trail East (Pa. 16).
Teams of four can include family and friends, who will compete for prizes. The cost is $10 per player or $40 per team. For information or to register a team, call Robin Harmon at 717-264-7101 or email her at rharmon@chambersburg.org.
Proceeds will be used to create a scholarship to fund one person in the Leadership Franklin County Community program and one student in the Leadership Franklin County Youth program.

GreenFaith official to speak at Wilson Sept. 10
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will host the monthly meeting of Franklin Renewable Energy (FRE), an association dedicated to educating and informing the public about renewable energy, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium. The meeting is free and open to the public.
This discussion-based workshop will focus on “Building Environmental Leadership in Your Faith-Based Institution.”
Stacey Kennealy, director of certification and sustainability for GreenFaith, will discuss how to prepare leaders in your congregations who can help you become a leader in energy efficiency in your community, according to a news release from Wilson College.
She also will highlight best practices and success stories to help your congregation become a leader in environmental stewardship. Participants also will learn from neighboring congregations in attendance.
Founded in 1992 under the name Partners for Environmental Quality, GreenFaith is one of the oldest religious-environmental organizations in the United States.

Borough council to vote on recycling center plan
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Waynesboro Borough Council meeting scheduled Wednesday night will address two ongoing issues before the board.
At 7 p.m., the council is excepted to cast votes on a recycling center proposed off Madison Avenue. Redemption Recycling would be a “conditional use” on the industrially zoned site.
At 7:10 p.m., the council is scheduled to start accepting public input about a proposed rental inspection ordinance. A council agenda says councilmen will not be offering their own opinions or making a decision on the ordinance tonight.
If approved, the ordinance would create a program providing for routine inspections of the municipality’s more than 2,000 rental units.
The meeting will be held in Waynesboro Borough Hall at 55-57 E. Main St.

Shepherd University makes Princeton Review’s best list
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast, according to the Princeton Review’s website.
The New York City-based education services company selected Shepherd as one of 136 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section on its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region. 
“I am always pleased to see Shepherd recognized by outside organizations,” Kimberly Scranage, vice president for enrollment management, said in a news release.
“From community service to critical learning skills to the liberal arts, Shepherd continues to be recognized nationally as outstanding in many diverse ways, including small classes, innovations in teaching, personal interactions with faculty, opportunities for faculty-supervised research, and a supportive atmosphere,” she said.  
The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their own schools on several issues, from accessibility of their professors to the quality of the campus food, and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

Mini-golf tourney proceeds to fund leadership scholarships
WAYNECASTLE, Pa. — A brand new event — a miniature golf tournament — will benefit adults and high school sophomores who participate in the Leadership Franklin County leadership programs.
The tournament is open to anyone and will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Fun Castle Fun Center, 3054 Buchanan Trail East (Pa. 16).
Teams of four can include family and friends, who will compete for prizes. The cost is $10 per player or $40 per team. For information or to register a team, call Robin Harmon at 717-264-7101 or email her at rharmon@chambersburg.org.
Proceeds will be used to create a scholarship to fund one person in the Leadership Franklin County Community program and one student in the Leadership Franklin County Youth program.

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