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Habitat to Open Chambersburg Home Improvement Store
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:02
Mark Story, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, shows the inside of the building Tuesday at 1512 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg.Marcus Rauhut
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CHAMBERSBURG PA

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County plans to open a home improvement store to help fund additional projects in the county.

The nonprofit will begin accepting donations next week at the Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, building, which is being renovated. If enough donations are received, the store will open in November. Otherwise it will open in January.

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Antique Reveals Local Connection to 19th Century Millionaire doctor
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:36
Bruce Burr, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, unearthed an antique bottle during a recent Habitat project on East Washington Street.Marcus Rauhut
@MarcusRauhutPO
CHAMBERSBURG PA

An antique glass bottle unearthed during a construction project tells the story of the Quincy man who became a millionaire medicine magnate.

Habitat for Humanity was building a home on East Washington Street, Chambersburg, when a volunteer trying to remove broken glass spotted something in the dirt.

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Phoenix House Rising, Partners with Chambersburg's Rebirth Celebration
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:17
The phoenix is rising!

Art sold during 'burning' exhibit to benefit Habitat

Lauren Cappuccio
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CHAMBERSBURG PA

The Phoenix House is rising from the ashes, one step at a time, just as Chambersburg honors its 150th anniversary of the burning and rebuilding of the town during the Civil War.

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Habitat's Phoenix House Awarded Housing Trust Fund Money
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:56

Phoenix HouseMarcus Rauhut
@MarcusRauhutPO
CHAMBERSBURG PA

Franklin County commissioners committed $10,000 from the Housing Trust Fund to Habitat for Humanity's "Phoenix House" project.

Habitat volunteers are rebuilding a home on East King Street, Chambersburg, that was destroyed by a fire earlier this year.

"This house is unusual. There are some circumstances which add to the expense," said Mark Story, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. "One of the challenges is the lot size is not typical for a Habitat house. But we're able to do two things at once — take a property no one wants to own and rehab it, and house a family with whom we can partner."

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