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    Friday, July 25 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:09:35 GMT
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
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  • Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

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    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:20 GMT
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
  • Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

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    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:08 GMT
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>

If you count his commute to and from Southern Middle School in Glen Rock, plus his after school rides, Bob Cousineau averages about fifty miles a day on his bike, training for a good cause.

"I'm going to start down here in New Orleans and work my way up along the Mississippi River," explained Cousineau, pointing to a wall map of his planned bike trip.

He'll be riding 1,500 miles to help children with cancer, while generating history lessons for his students.

"I know there will be issues along the way. There always are," Cousineau noted as he considered the challenging trek. "But, I think the adventure and the challenge is part of the fun."

The one man charity ride was inspired by students at his school who raised $18,000 for the Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund through dancing, dunking and determination. The 28-year-old cycling enthusiast is no stranger to challenging bike tours. He has done three of them before.

What is different about this ride, he's seeking sponsors. He hopes to raise $7,500 for kids fighting cancer.

Through his bike tour web page, Cousineau's students can follow his journey, which will parallel one of the historic Underground Railroad routes once used to move slaves to freedom. He calls it a unique learning opportunity for teacher and student.

"When you bring the experience back to the classroom, they find it pretty interesting and that's my goal."

To help fight fatigue along the way, Cousineau says he'll try to stay focused on the kids he'll be helping.

"I think that will be something that will be on my mind and something that will get me through this trip," said Cousineau.

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