Latest News & Events
The 23rd annual Newville Fountain Festival Car Show held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 was a resounding success, with 102 entries literally filling the streets of Newville. Chairmen for the event were Kenneth Lloyd and his daughter Kathy. Here are just a few of the winner’s from this year’s event.
Chairman Ken Lloyd, Co-Chairman Kathy Lloyd and Jerry Walker, Newville, Best of Show Winner for his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chairman Ken Lloyd, Karl Cless, New Bloomfield, Mayor’s Choice Winner for his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS, presenting the trophy is Mayor Randy Finkey,
Presenting the Police Chief’s Award on behalf of Chief Todd A. Koser is Officer Matthew Keller along with Rick Behney of Harrisburg for his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle, and Chairman Ken Lloyd.
Presenting the Friendship Hose Company Fire Chief’s Award is Fire Chief David Bobb along with Ted Knable of Greencastle for his 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner as Chairman Ken Lloyd looks on.
The Fountain Festival Committee wishes to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of the 23rd Annual Newville Car Show. The event exceeded all expectations!
As part of their planned activities for “Newville Cares Day”, the students of the Newville Elementary School, under the direction of Ms. Housel and Mrs. Yost completed the painting of a colorful mural at the lower pavilion of the Newville Community Park. This will be the first of several murals planned for the park buildings in the years to come. Thanks to the tremendous success of the first student created mural, plans are being made for another to be completed during the 2019 “Newville Cares Day”. Mayor Randy Finkey and members of the Newville Borough Council wish to commend the students and faculty for their colorful addition to the Newville Community Park. Special thanks also go out to Newville contractor Todd Barrick who designed and constructed the mural frame, and local sign painter Cary Murray of the Walnut Bottom Sign Company. The students of the Newville Elementary School also delivered hand crafted flower pots complete with summary flowers to all of the secretaries throughout the borough to brighten their day. Mayor Finkey engaged the students in helping to complete the planting of vegetable seedlings at the Newville Community Garden, located to the rear of the Newville Elementary School. Vegetables harvested from the Newville Community Garden will benefit another worthy Big Spring School District endeavor, the Paw Pacs Program.
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.
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.
Walk w/Ease Group Walking Program— Several folks are enjoying the Walk w/Ease Program and would like it continue it through the Summer and into the Fall. There will be no structured curriculum. We meet at the Newville Trailhead at Rails to Trails, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 30-45 minutes and end with post-walking stretches. Come join us at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have arthritis this program began as the Walk w/Ease Program with Arthritis. Walking will be at your own pace.
Wednesday, July 25th at 9:30 a.m. “MindMatters” - Be a Spring Chicken Stay Young Forever: Is it possible to slow down the aging process? As we get older hair gets thinner, our pace gets slower, and sadly many of us develop illnesses. Often so-called “cures” for aging are not cures at all, but rather money makers for companies that target hopeful seniors. However, current scientific research may hold promise for a better understanding of aging in our future. Journalist Bill Gifford talks about humankind’s obsessing with slowing the aging process and the effects it has on our lives. Wednesday, August 22nd at 9:30 a.m. “MindMatters”: Human Trafficking in the United States: While human trafficking has received more media attention in recent years, many still believe it only happens in other nations. This presentation will discuss the current state of knowledge about human trafficking within the United States as it occurs to citizens of other nations as well as U.S. citizens.
See our website at http://www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com for an updated listing of our trips and special events.
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Newville Borough Council approved a motion to rescind a plan to allow parking on only one side of Main Street, beginning June 1, 2018. Residents are permitted to continue to park on both sides of Main Street. The Newville Borough Council will continue to study the parking situation throughout the borough with the help of a Traffic Engineer.
Although you may not need to worry about removing snow or ice from your sidewalk anytime soon, property owners, landlords and residents should be aware that the Newville Borough Council on May 29, 2018 adopted a revised Snow Removal Ordinance, Ordinance 2018-02. A copy of the Ordinance has been posted on this website under the “Ordinance” section.