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Like most high school bands, the Loyalsock Township High School marching band begins practicing in the summer, learning their show, perfecting the movements and the notes, tying together the color guard, the music, and the performance. They performed throughout the fall season for the weekly football crowds. They marched in parades.
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — For volunteers with Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, Inc., the light has always been at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, for the completion of its building. But now, after being awarded $279,800 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they say it is much brighter.
The State College Spikes face an uncertain future, but they will be “open for business” in 2020.
The Spikes are one of 42 teams that would lose their affiliation with a major league club under a plan to restructure the minor leagues after next season.
Celebrity testimony is an age-old political stunt on Capitol Hill. If you want the press at your hearing, you lunge at the chance to have a star athlete, or a famous singer or actor, bring some zing to your issue. Democrats do this better because they have a lot more friends in Hollywood and they're always more willing to push the envelope with silliness.
Congressman Fred Keller announced on Thursday, Nov. 14, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $279,800 in Rural Development investment money to Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter in Towanda.
The award includes a $229,800 loan and $50,000 grant.
Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo appeared before a Congressional subcommittee on Tuesday to give testimony on chemical pollution and to promote his latest movie, Dark Waters, an indie drama based on the legal fight between attorney Robert Bilott and chemical giant DuPont.
But his appearance elicited sharp partisan division among members of the subcommittee.
WASHINGTON — Actor Mark Ruffalo seemed to be as toxic to Republicans at a Capitol Hill hearing on cancer-causing chemicals Tuesday as the chemicals themselves.
They didn’t turn green or gain super strength, but House Republicans were plenty outraged over the Democratic decision to call a hearing Tuesday featuring Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo showcasing his latest movie.
WASHINGTON -- Actor Mark Ruffalo defended himself Tuesday against criticism by Republican lawmakers who said his appearance at a House oversight subcommittee hearing as a witness on the dangers of PFAS chemicals was just a way to promote his new movie.
Actor Mark Ruffalo was on Capitol Hill Tuesday, testifying in a House Oversight Committee meeting over how to handle a cancer-linked chemical that’s been leaching into the water supply.
However, much of the hearing left lawmakers squabbling over the appropriateness of having a celebrity in the hearing room.