January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

PA Preferred Culinary Connection Area to Offer Tastings, Cooking Tips at 2010 PA Farm Show

Celebrity chefs to perform demonstrations, compete in “Best Burger” showdown

Renowned chefs from Pennsylvania restaurants and national television shows will help visitors to the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show learn how to create culinary masterpieces from locally produced and PA Preferred ingredients, through live cooking demon More...

Honor Guard Marks 40th Anniversary

Fulton Honor Guard marked its 40th anniversary at its annual banquet held Sunday evening at the F.O.V.A. home in McConnellsburg. Officers were sworn in by VFW Cmdr. Robert Huffman (far right). More...

FCMC Foundation Zooms In The New Year With New Campaign

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the Zoom Zoom Campaign to fund a new 14-passenger van for the Long-Term Care Activities Program. More...

More Than 4 Million Doses Of H1N1 Vaccine Allocated

Vaccination clinics to be held January 8, 9

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 4,003,100 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said. More...

Calling All Teen Artists

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS A teen art contest is being sponsored by the Fulton County Library. Divided into two age groups, first prize is $100 and second prize is $50 for each grouping. More...

Living Springs Chorale To Present Winter Concert

The Living Springs Chorale, a 25-voice ensemble under the direction of Lydia Walker and sponsored by The Community Choir Inc., will present a concert of seasonal music on Friday, January 15, 7 p.m. More...

Pittsburgh Mayor Vetoes Prevailing Wage Law

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has vetoed a bill passed unanimously by the City Council that would have required businesses to pay certain workers at prevailing wages. More...

Many Novels Found A Home In Western Pa. In 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) – It was a novel year for Pittsburgh and other parts of western Pennsylvania. No fewer than 25 novels published in 2009 were based wholly or partially in the region. More...

USDA Implements New Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Bill Wehry, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania, last week announced that USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. More...

Former Pa. Lawmaker Terry Punt Dies At 60

WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) – A man who served as a Pennsylvania state lawmaker for 30 years has died. More...

Applications Now Being Accepted For House Scholarship Program

For the sixth year in a row, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is offering four-year scholarships to two Pennsylvania high school seniors planning to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school, says Rep. More...

Philadelphia’s First Black DA Set To Take Office Monday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s first black district attorney will take the oath of office on Monday. Seth Williams will also be the city’s first new DA in nearly 20 years. More...

Fulton County To Benefit From Verizon Wireless 3G Network Expansion

Investment increases value for consumers as demand grows for Wireless Voice, 3G multimedia and Internet access

company with the largest 3G network, has activated a new cell site in Fulton County that enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; view high quality v More...

PCN Gears Up For 94th Annual Farm Show Coverage

PCN will start 2010 with its annual coverage of the Pennsylvania State Farm Show starting Saturday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. with live coverage of the high school championship rodeo. More...

Blaze Destroys Home Of Pa. State Senator

UPPER MORELAND, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials say a Pennsylvania state senator and his family escaped an early morning fire that destroyed their home in suburban Philadelphia. Sen. More...

Late County Clerk Honored In Resolution

The Fulton County commissioners adopted their very first resolution of the new year this week in honoring and paying respect to former chief clerk Richard “Dick” Wible. More...

New Year Resolutions Abound In 2010

Residents wishing for better economy, health and happiness

Only one week into the new year and Fulton County’s residents are already actively working toward achieving their newly selected resolutions in hopes of bettering their financial outlook, their health and the happiness of those around them. More...

County Food Check-out Day Feb. 16

The Fulton County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check-out Day on February 16, 2010, as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. More...

Local Organization Collects Recipes For Cookbook Sales

After many months of collecting recipes from friends and neighbors, the River Oaks Helpline has cookbooks on sale now. The beautiful spiral-bound cookbook features recipes from local residents in seven different full-color sections. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, January 11: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 12: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Philly Police Address Surge In Domestic Slayings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Police Department is changing the way officers handle domestic abuse cases. More...

Ag Education Students To Show State’s Food Processing Industry Is ‘Open for Business’ at State Farm Show

FFA chapters will showcase local food processors through exhibits and demonstrations during the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Agricultural Technology Display competition, to be held Jan. More...

Technical Problem Shuts Down Pittsburgh Incline

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Monongahela Incline in Pittsburgh has reopened after being shut down for several hours due to technical problems. The Port Authority of Allegheny County says the incline was closed around 9 a.m. Sunday. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parmesan w/cheese and sauce, spaghetti, broccoli, fruit mix, dinner roll, white bread, milk. More...

Young Sleuths Invited To Investigate St PA Farm Show

Children visiting the Pennsylvania Farm Show can become “Farm Show Detectives” and investigate where milk comes from, explore alternative energy options and discover the important role bees play in growing food, Agriculture Secretary Rus More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE MARKET December 28 More...