Enrich Your Life With A Pet From Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter

Enrich Your Life With A Pet From Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter

Open your home and heart to one of the pets of the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.

Muriel is a 2-year-old lop-eared rabbit who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a sweet bunny that will need to be spayed before she gets adopted, but she is looking for someone who has done their rabbit research and knows what it means to own one. Could you be right for Muriel?

Hank was brought into the shelter in a trap and we found out he was already neutered and quite a nice boy. No one came to claim him, so now this 7-year-old fellow is looking for a home. Hank really loves attention and kitty treats! He will make someone a wonderful companion.

Franklin County offers many pet-friendly festivals and recreation opportunities throughout the year.

Three Powerhouse Country Music Mavens Come To Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Three Powerhouse Country Music Mavens Come To Luhrs Performing Arts Center

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents CHICKS WITH HITS TOUR featuring TERRI CLARK, PAM TILLIS & SUZY BOGGUSS, Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $65, $55 & $45 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at www.luhrscenter.com.

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,”

Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music.  In September 2018 Terri was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The three-time JUNO Award winner also holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times and has taken home eight CCMA Fan’s Choice Awards. In total, Terri has had the honor of receiving 19 CCMA Awards.  In 2016, Country Gold with Terri Clark debuted. The internationally syndicated Westwood One radio show airs on more than 145 stations across the USA and Canada and in November 2017 Terri was nominated for a CMA Award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and in 2018 Terri received an ACM Award nomination for National On-Air Personality of the Year. Terri’s latest album was released this past fall. www.terriclark.com.

As the child of country music royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul.  With six number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier.  With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts and selling more than seven million copies of her studio albums, Pam’s critical acclaim has not diminished.  Sony Records It’s All Relative (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today’s #4 country album of the year and most recently Pam has released three albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a #1 on the European ECMA Chart. Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and two-time winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee.  Most recently, a two time IBMA nominee and one time winner. As a songwriter, Pam’s songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101.  She is currently a reoccurring guest on the TV show Nashville, performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.   Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career.  More at www.pamtillis.com.

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold four million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number four on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.  Learn more at www.suzybogguss.com.

For additional information about Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss or other performances within the 2019 Luhrs Center lineup, please call the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at www.luhrscenter.com.

IceFest Set – January 31-February 3

IceFest Set – January 31-February 3

Bundle up and enjoy the 17th Annual IceFest in Downtown Chambersburg, one of the largest winter festivals in Pennsylvania. The 17th Annual IceFest is proudly presented by M&T Bank. This year’s festival will kick off at 5pm on Thursday, January 31 and run through Sunday, February 3 and will include 25+ tons of ice plus events that are sure to please almost everyone!

“IceFest comes at the perfect time–at the end of January when everyone is missing the fun of last month’s holidays and thinking about how long winter is,” stated Janet Pollard of the Franklin county Visitor’s Bureau. “But, with a giant ice slide, amazing ice sculptures, a variety of events, twinkling lights, lots of good food and great shopping—winter is fun!”

To kick-off the festivities, a ribbon cutting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 next to the new 11/30 Visitors’ Center on the square. You can view all of the single block sculpture and enjoy live carving by the DiMartino Ice Company from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night. All of the amazing ice sculptures are sponsored by local businesses.

In addition to the ice sculptures, live ice carvings and FREE double-wide ice slide, this year’s IceFest has a few surprises for you! We have re-invented our Chili Cook-off. It is now the Chili-Q and will include BBQ as well as chili. We’ve moved our Live Carve-Off to a “pre-event” on Wednesday night at the GearHouse Brewing Company. Other events held during IceFest include the Snowfall Ball, Icing on the Cake, the Polar Dunk Plunge, Frozen Flicks, the Kids’ Zone, Run Your Ice Off 5K, live glass blowing and much more. See the full schedule at www.icefestpa.com or go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/icefestpa.

Chambersburg’s IceFest has become a regional destination event that people look forward to annually. Visitors come from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and the tri-state area. IceFest is an important community fundraiser for three local nonprofits: Chambersburg Council for the Arts, the Downtown Business Council and Downtown Chambersburg Inc. The Borough of Chambersburg assists these three organizations with coordination of the event along with many volunteers from the local community.

“IceFest gives us a chance to showcase our beautiful downtown and gives our downtown businesses an opportunity to increase their sales during a typically slow season” says Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.
For more information, visit www.icefestpa.com.

Be sure to check out the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center and warm up, join a paranormal investigation, check out on-display art, participate in Acappella & Unplugged Open Mic, or take a chance on a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Details here.

Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro Seeks Educators

Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro Seeks Educators

Renfrew Institute is hiring two educators for environmental and history school programs.

Overview :  Renfrew Institute is a non-profit organization serving the region with outdoor programming in environmental education, interpretation of a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead and a wide variety of family events. Activities are conducted on the site of Renfrew Museum and Park. Renfrew Institute operates independently from Renfrew Museum and Park.

The mission of the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. To achieve its mission, the Institute:

  • provides environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children
  • supports and conducts research about natural and cultural history,
  • provides opportunities for adults to learn about the nature and culture of the region and the world
  • presents programs that inform and entertain the community.

Position Summary:  The Environmental & Historical Studies Educator is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience leading programs for school children. The educator will be responsible for the delivery of environmental and cultural history programs, pre-K through middle school. Position is part-time, seasonal. Educators are expected to teach up to 5 days/week (as needed) during the fall and spring teaching seasons (mid-August through mid-November and mid-March through early June), and to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings (sometimes in the off season).  Share Renfrew’s rich heritage, stories and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural and cultural world. II.

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation & parks, interpretation, history, science, or related field
  • Teaching certification preferred but not required
  • Experience in environmental/outdoor education and/or historical interpretation
  • Ability to teach multiple grade levels, pre-K thru middle school
  • Early childhood experience a plus
  • Ability to develop educational curriculum
  • Ability to teach within nontraditional setting
  • Willingness to work in varying weather conditions
  • Physical demands: Teaching outdoors requires a reasonable level of physical fitness allowing the instructor to pull garden carts with props and supplies, walk distances through the course of a 7-hour day and move easily over rough trails.
  • Background checks required
  • Certification in CPR, AED, First Aid or willingness to be trained

To Apply: Email the following to: info@renfrewinstitute.org

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please note: Absolutely no phone calls or walk-in inquiries. For more details about the position and Renfrew Institute, visit renfrewinstitute.org.

Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King Memorial Service

Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King Memorial Service

The Annual Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3 PM at Central Presbyterian Church, 30 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg.

The service, which celebrates the ongoing spiritual impact of Dr. King’s life and ministry, will be led by clergy and laity from the community. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr., recently retired Associate Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University and currently the Academic Coach at Penn State Mont Alto.

Music will be presented by the CASHS Choristers under the direction of Elizabeth Stahl. The Network Ministries Steppers will perform and the YMCA Teen Achievers will assist with the service.

A special feature of the service will be the presentation of student essays written in honor and recognition of Dr. King’s contributions, compiled in a project supervised for the Chambersburg Area School District by Dr. Gwen Durham and Gladys Leon.

The Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr. is a native of Monticello, Arkansas, and is the eldest child of the late Mrs. Bertha Tucker Hewing. Rev. Dr. Tucker is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with a B.A. Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Rev. Dr. Tucker is also a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in Public Administration. He holds a Doctorate of Theology from New World Bible Institute. During his tenure at Shippensburg University, Rev. Dr. Tucker was selected for Who’s Who Among Outstanding Teachers in Colleges and Universities in the United States. He is the author of a book on “Affirmative Action,” and numerous encyclopedia articles and journal publications. He is married to Lenore; they have two adult children, Kristie and Ronnie B. Tucker, II, daughter-in law Natasha, and 3 grandchildren, Bradley, Eryn, and Darius.

The service will conclude with the congregation joining hands in the historic Civil Rights hymn, “We Shall Overcome.” Following the service there will be a reception in the Central Presbyterian Church Social Hall.

The service is co-sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, the Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, the Chambersburg Ministerium, and the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.