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2018 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE and SERVICE

2018 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE and SERVICE

    The Newville Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:00PM, followed by the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Fountain at approximately 2:00PM. If you would like to participate in the parade, please register by calling Pat Reed, Chairman, Newville Joint Veterans Council at (717) 776-7825. The deadline to register is Monday, May 7, 2018.
    The parade marshal and guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Kirk C. Heberlig, U.S. Army, Retired.  Lt. Col. Heberlig was raised in Newville and graduated from the Big Spring High School in 1976. He proudly served his country from 1981-2005, and retired after 23 years of active duty and reserve service. His assignments included the 82 Airborne Division, 1st Infantry Division, 320 MP Battalion, the 1079th USAR Garrison, and the 424 MP detachment during the Cold War and the Global War on Terrorism. Heberlig graduated from several U.S. Army schools and has received many awards and decorations. He also retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Corrections Officer in 2013


FARMERS MARKET RETURNS TO JOHN GRAHAM LIBRARY

FARMERS MARKET RETURNS TO JOHN GRAHAM LIBRARY

Farmers’ Market on the Lawn at the John Graham Public Library

The “Farmers’ Market on the Lawn” at the John Graham Public Library begins its 7th season on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.  It is held every Saturday from May - October from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and features local produce, plants, and handcrafted items.  There’s no charge to become a vendor.  Just fill out the short application form, and return it to the library before you set up for the first time.  The application form is available at the library or online at http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/JGR_Farmers%20Market%202018.

The John Graham Public Library is located at 9 Parsonage Street, Newville, PA 17241.  Contact the library at 717-776-5900 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.


BOROUGH COUNCIL APPROVES FREE ZONING PERMITS

BOROUGH COUNCIL APPROVES FREE ZONING PERMITS

The Newville Borough Council at its monthly meeting of April 24, 2018 approved a motion to extend the free zoning permit period to include the months of May, June, July and August, 2018. The Borough Council hopes property owners will take advantage of the free permits to make necessary repairs to their homes and businesses. The cost of a residential zoning permit is $35.00, and the cost of a commercial permit is $50.00. Permits may be obtained from the Zoning Officer, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM at the Newville Borough Office.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

Help Wanted:  The Big Spring Senior Center is in immediate need of two (2) volunteer Tuesday Lunch persons from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Call Cathy or Rausa at the Center for information. 
We are also in need of contributions of homemade pies and helpers for our Fountain Festival Pie/Ice cream Stand.  Call the Senior Center for details.
Exercise Classes Offered
Zumba Gold – every Monday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.0 a class for those 50 – 59.  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Stretching – We stretch, using a video at the Big Spring Senior Center.  It is free for those who are members/$5.00 for non-members or those 50 – 59.  Call for information on days/times (usually on Fridays).
T’ai Chi for Arthritis –This new program meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is a $5 donation per week and is also being supplemented by a grant from the Office of Aging and Community Services.
Yoga –This session is held on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville.  The cost is $65/member and $55/non-member for a 10-week session which can be pro-rated if you start mid-session.  Please contact the Senior Center at 717-776-4478 for more information.
Wednesday, June 13th at 12:00 noon Nutrition Quiz Fun with Barbara Goll from Homeland@ Home.  Barbara continues our quarterly nutrition series with some quiz fun.  Sign up for our 11:30 a.m. lunch two working days prior or just drop in at noon for the fun.
Thursday, June 14th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Walking Together – Caregiving for the Memory Loss Community The Big Spring Senior Center in partnership with First United Presbyterian Church and Green Ridge Village continues its forum series at the Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater PA Chapter.  Their topic will be “Effective Communication Strategies”.

Monday, June 18th at 11:30 a.m.  Father’s Day Luncheon with Steve Long, Director of the Doubling Gap Church of God Conference Center.  Steve will be here to present his program on the Old Hotel’s history and the Center’s development.  Contact the Center no later than Thursday, June 14th to sign up for lunch.  Program will begin at 12 noon in the community room of Mountain View Apartments (adjacent to the Senior Center).  Walk ins for the program are welcome.

Wednesday, June 27th at 9:30 a.m.“Mind Matters” comes to the Big Spring Senior Center.  This program presented by WITF is offering an exciting initiative for the PA Department of Aging, Senior Community Centers and Continuing Care Retirement Communities to offer highly engaging educational programming. The Science of Dreams.  Dreaming is one of the most fascinating and mysterious human functions.  Have you ever wondered what dreams are and/or how they are formed?  Although we all dream on a regular basis, we often wake up barely being able to remember any details.  Why is it that we can remember some of our dreams, but not others?

See our website at http://www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com for an updated listing of our trips and special events.

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FOUNTAIN FESTIVAL REGISTRATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

FOUNTAIN FESTIVAL REGISTRATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The Newville Fountain Festival Committee has announced that registration forms for the 23rd annual Newville Fountain Festival are now available. Registration forms for craft vendors, food vendors and community service organizations are available on this website by clicking on the link to the Newville Fountain Festival on the homepage. Registration forms are also available by calling the Newville Borough Office at 776-7633. The Fountain Festival will be held on June 15-16, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is: “The Automobile Comes to Newville”.


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