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PCCD Opens New Grant Application December 10, 2018

Municipalities, institutions of higher education, counties, and community-based organizations implementing violence-prevention initiatives can apply to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for competitive grant funding. Applicants for 2019 Community Violence Prevention Grants may submit proposals for one-time events or for one- or two-year projects and may request up to $350,000.

All applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 7. Awards will be approved and announced at the public meeting of the School Safety and Security Committee in April. Projects should begin on Wednesday, May 1.

Those interested in applying may visit Interested applicants who are not already registered in PCCD's E-grants system must register before applying at

The funding for this grant became available in 2018-19 under Act 44 of 2018. The act established the School Safety and Security Grant Program and specified that up to 12.5 percent, or $7.5 million, would be earmarked for community violence prevention.

Higher Education

Scholars Earn Recognition December 10, 2018

Several students were recently honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. The annual Scholars Program was held on Oct. 26 in Susquehanna's Stretansky Concert Hall to recognize and congratulate the university's most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study.

Rachael Blaine is a creative writing major in the Class of 2021. A 2017 graduate of Northeastern High School, she is the daughter of Sheri Blaine and Sterling Chapman.

Erin Cuddy is an early childhood education major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, she is the daughter of Suzanne Cuddy.

Alexandria Dellone is a French major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Dallastown Area High School, she is the daughter of Denise and Mike Dellone.

Richard Farmer is an accounting major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Donegal High School, he is the son of Gary and Sandra Farmer.

James Loftus is a finance major in the Class of 2021. A graduate of Devon Prep High School, he is the son of Michael Loftus and Jennifer Loftus.

Jason Pandelidis is a music education-vocal major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Dallastown Area High School, he is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Pandelidis.

Jordan Sanderson is a sociology and public policy major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Northeastern Senior High School, he is the son of Traci and Kevin Sanderson.

Clubs/Senior Centers

Broadway Roulette: Holiday Music Edition"

A special event, "Broadway Roulette: Holiday Music Edition," will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Traditions of Hershey, 100 N. Larkspur Drive, Palmyra. Musical guests will be put to the test during the event.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Palmyra High School Musical Boosters. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, readers may visit

Admission is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 717-838-2330.

Special Events

Brews and Views - Civic Engagement

The York County Economic Alliance will host a Brew and Views Discussion: Civic Engagement on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Collusion Tap Works, 105 S. Howard St., York.

The program will focus on the role of continued engagement in the community. Discussion points will cover increasing involvement, how convening may lead to meaning, how any person can set the agenda, and understanding civics. The panelists will be Erec Smith from York College of Pennsylvania, Glenn Smith from the York County Ale Trail, and Wilda Alessi from Leadership York.

There is a cost to attend. For more information and to register, readers may visit the Calendar of Events at

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