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Friends still waiting at ROFF; bingo postponed

Lifestyles

These are difficult times and all of us at ROFF are sending our best wishes for everyone to stay healthy. Hopefully, we can all return to normalcy in the very near future. Here is an excerpt from an article I read recently: “During stressful times, scientific studies show the therapeutic ...

I remember … my adopted furry friend

Lifestyles

Do you remember the first pet you adopted? Is your home brightened by the presence of a rescue? This year, The Sentinel’s “I Remember” publication focuses on these furry friends that make our lives so much better. Maybe you remember your first shelter pet, or the rescue who made the ...

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

Lifestyles

RALEIGH, NC (AP) —Ó Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans. “We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, ...

Local employee tests positive for virus

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN — According to an internal memo from Empire Kosher CEO Jeff Brown obtained by The Sentinel on Wednesday, “an individual working at the Empire Kosher facility has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).” The document goes on to mention that the Mifflintown-based ...

Some parts of Amish life affected by virus

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Governments often must overcome unique challenges regarding communicating vital information to the Amish, as many shun modern means of sending and receiving information. Making sure the Amish are aware of the risks and symptoms of COVID-19 is no different. According to Phil ...

Gov. extending the stay-at-home order to 2 more counties

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration reported more coronavirus-related deaths in Pennsylvania on Wednesday and ordered residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties to stay home, with few exceptions, as more of the state is put under the directive in an effort to slow the ...

Egg hunt kicks off on Friday

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The Downtown Discovery Easter Egg Hunt Contest kicks off on Friday. Kids aged 3 through 11 are challenged to find all 32 brightly colored cardboard eggs including two new eggs created by local artists Adalynn Junk, Luke Fowler and Lillah Cherry. For three weeks, these giant ...

The Sentinel wants to hear your ‘good news’

Local News

LEWISTOWN — As we all fight to get through society’s battle with coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes, it seems rather easy to feel like there’s no good news anymore. But we know that’s not true and we want to help you share it with the readers of The Sentinel. Know ...

Calendar

Local News

Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...

Cancellations and postponements

Local News

Editor’s note: Cancellations and postponements that are made due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will be listed as a service to our readers. Listings are from the first date of postponement or cancellation. When you submit an item for this listing, please include whether it was previously ...