Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce

The Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the commercial and community interests of the Mechanicsburg area. As an association of local businesses and residents, they are committed to creating and supporting a stable and ever growing area to live and work. With events and programs for the residential and business community, they make every effort to be the resource for information, communication, and networking. To learn more about the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, go to:

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day September 28 is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention. Every year hundreds of thousands of people like you organize and take part World Rabies Day. All over the world people take part in local, regional and national events, held to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies. Please help us spread the word and make sure you are current on you pet’s rabies shots!

Happy Birthday Steph!

steph Steph has been working for Winding Hill Vet Clinic since 2010 as a veterinary technician assistant. She graduated high school in 2007. She enjoys playing tennis, cooking, photography, fishing and going to church. Other favorite past times are spending time with her family and fiancé, Ryan. She is the proud owner of four cats – Cooper, Sophie, Maddie and Malachi.

Did You Know The History of Mechanicsburg?

Named for a settlement of mechanics who made and repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 19th century, Mechanicsburg’s continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR). Completing its line in 1837, Mechanicsburg was designated as a water station where workers could restock the locomotive’s wood and pump water. The train became the town’s link to the world of business and industry. Grain and feed companies, lumber yards and numerous factories were purposely built alongside the railroad tracks. Archives show that, at one time, there were twenty-five trains chugging through the town daily carrying travelers, coal, feathers, fruit, ice, mail and newspapers. During the American Civil War, the railroad was an invaluable method of transporting troops and supplies. Today, approximately six trains travel through Mechanicsburg each day, which has recently increased due to new operations on the local sub-line owned by Norfolk Southern. Another part of Mechanicsburg’s growth occurred when the Naval Support Activity was built on 840 acres (3.4 km2) of land in Hampden Township, Pennsylvania. NSA Mechanicsburg continues to serve as one of the Defense Departments major logistics sites. Although automotive technology changed the town forever, today’s residents cannot dismiss the vital role the railroad played in its development.

Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation

The Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, Inc. (HOKAFI) is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter for dogs and cats located in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The shelter is run primarily by a dedicated corps of volunteers and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Foundation depends entirely on the private sector for funding through donations, membership dues, grants and fundraising activities. The shelter, founded by the late Helen Opperman Krause, now sits on approximately two acres of landscaped grounds in a rural community and consists of a state-of-the-art main cat shelter built in 1999, a recently remodeled cat shelter annex and a dog kennel. At any given time, this complex is home to as many as 140 cats and kittens and 10 dogs. To learn more, go to:

Coming Soon: Our New Computer System!

Change is coming….. Although we often fear change, the changes about to take place at Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic are a good thing! Starting the first week of November Winding Hill is installing a new computer system. We will be using a Veterinary software, called Cornerstone, will allow us to be more efficient and offer our clients more options in the way we contact them. During our transition time we will be scheduling additional time for each appointment as we learn the new system. We ask for your understanding and patience during this exciting (and a little stressful) time for us. We will continue to keep our clients updated as we move forward. Thank you The Doctors and Staff at Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic

Shop at Bon Ton and Help Summit Search and Rescue

As Summit Search and Rescue begins training K9 Briggs along with K9 Apache and K9 Merit fundraising reaches a new level of importance. BonTon Stores provides a wonderful opportunity for non-profit agencies to raise funds and participants to obtain awesome coupon books! Check it out and participate if you can. This month K9 Merit assisted in the locating of an 81 year old woman, provided importance evidence in a criminal case and successfully found a woman missing for 36 hours. The latter was alive and airlifted to an area hospital.

Purchase a Community Day booklet for $5 and save big on great items while supporting Summit Search and Rescue!

Plus, for the first time ever, use these coupons on Bonus Buys Friday, November 15 – Saturday, November 16.

Simply click on the image below for details and select Summit Search and Rescue at Checkout.

To learn more about the amazing things that Summit Search and Rescue does in our community, go to:

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