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Tri-State briefs

July 05, 2013

Pa. church group donates to parent support group

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The New Beginnings Youth Group of the Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg recently made a $200 donation to the newly formed parent support group POWER, which stands for Parents Offering Wisdom Education & Release.

The support group was started by a local counselor, Suzanne Reed, who works with those with addictions in Fulton and Franklin counties. The goal of the group is to support and educate families and the community about the issues and problems that occur when dealing with addicts and their recovery programs, according to a news release.

As the group grows and gets more financial support, it plans to offer a variety of programs.

The group would like to see a halfway house started in Fulton County to help recovering addicts with issues like home plans, the news release stated.

This support group is open to the public and meets every other Monday. For more information, call 717-414-9695.

VA Medical Center main entrance and lobby to close

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Starting Monday, the main entrance and lobby of the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be closed through Jan. 31, 2014, for renovations and improvements, according to a news release.

 During the renovation period visitors to the medical center and patients may enter the building through the Primary Care CPC1 entrance or the Emergency Department public entrance. Signage will be placed inside and outside to help direct patients and visitors.

Artists’ murals to be displayed downtown

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Downtown Chambersburg Inc. Design Committee is coordinating a mural project that will add color and creativity to the public spaces of downtown Chambersburg.

Artists are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed at various outdoor locations in the downtown area.

“Art belongs in downtown. This project is a creative way to engage the community and to make art more accessible to everyone — as it should be,” Noel Purdy, president of DCI, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release.

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1. Prepared canvases (quarter-inch primed plywood) will be available at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce on June 28, and will be 2-by-4-feet in size. Canvases are free. The installation will be unveiled at the 2nd Saturday event on Sept. 14. The murals will be judged and awards for a “Judge’s Choice” and “People’s Choice” will be announced at AppleFest on Oct. 19. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. There is no charge to participate.

Submissions will be photographed and posted on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page.

For entry forms and more information, email Gillian Mazzone, DCI Design Committee member, at downtownmuralproject@gmail.com, www.downtownchambersburgpa.com, or call 264-7101, ext. 207.

'Digital newcmers' class slated to begin July 11

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A “digital newcomers” class will be held at the Gettysburg Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College on Thursday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The free, walk-in class is sponsored by Adams County Connected and Gettysburg Campus HACC. The campus is at 731 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg.

The class is for individuals with little or no experience with digital technology. It includes information on internet shopping, news, education and social media.

Each participant will be assigned a computer and volunteer.

For more information, call Vanessa Larson at 717-337-3855 Ext. 113509.

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