Mechanicsburg-based Pennsylvania American Water announced that 14 watershed-related projects across the commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s annual Environmental Grant Program, including Annville Free Library, Lebanon County – Annville Free Library Rain Garden; Borough of Camp Hill, Cumberland County – Clock Courtyard Pollinator Garden; Borough of Steelton, Dauphin County – Watershed Education Programming and Clairton Community Garden Improvements; and Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County – Pollinator Garden Installation and Turf Grass Conversion.
The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling more than $75,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds.
Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick announced the 2023 winners of its Legal Equity Advancement Program, with 10 Black-owned businesses each receiving a grant for one year’s worth of free legal services from the firm.
The local recipients are A Concrete Rose Bookbar (Lancaster); Keon Enterprises (Harrisburg); La Cultura (Harrisburg); Martin Data Solutions, LLC (York); Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro (York); and Taco Amigos (Harrisburg).
The Cultural Alliance of York County announced the eight recipients of Welcoming Communities, Hanover grants, which provide financial support to community events that create a welcoming and connected community in the greater Hanover area (Littlestown, New Oxford, Abbottstown, Spring Grove, Hanover).
Grants of up to $2,000 each were disbursed for events happening May 2023-May 2024 to Hanover Area Diversity Alliance – Hanover Diversity Festival; Hanover Film Club – Summer at the Movies; Lyric Band of Hanover – Codorus State Park Sunday Night Concert Series; YWCA Hanover – Juneteenth Celebration; Hanover Area YMCA – Snack Town RunFest Post-Race Festival; Blue Bird Tattoo Studio – Bound by Art Social; South Western High School Diversity Club – South Western Diversity Club Step Team; and Relay For Life of the Hanover Area – Paint the Town Purple.
Manufacturers Unite for First Responders! was the theme at the York County History Center’s Fire Museum on April 25. There Langan Financial Group, Hayman Studio, Gig and Take and the Manufacturers’ Association raised more than $5,100 for the Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association of York County that operates the York County Fire School.
Compiled by freelance writer Paula Wolf