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Course community proud to welcome Leg Up Farm to Community

There is an acute need for therapy and educational services for Franklin County’s large and growing population of special needs children. Local officials have been on a three-year search to find a location for Leg Up Farm (LUF) to locate in Franklin County. That search is now over as Penn National will become the home […]

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Love Is All Around: Community Makes Penn National Home

Despite one’s best efforts, and often to great surprise, life tends to be something you can’t plan. Just ask Linda Merrill, a mostly retired nurse and Penn National resident who set out to find her dream home and ended up finding a love she never expected. Always an advance planner, Linda started her search for […]

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Art, Culture, Food: It’s all here in historic Franklin County

As if being in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty wasn’t enough, Penn National’s surroundings in historical Franklin County offer a plethora of rich cultural happenings. Music, theater, art—it’s all in your backyard, making Penn National a truly special place to call home. A Rich History Settled by Scots-Irish and German immigrants in the 1730s, […]

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The (Delicious) Road to Your Best Health

‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ – Hippocrates Want to lead a healthier, more active life? Eating more plants is a good place to start, especially considering Penn National is located in the same fertile valley that supplies produce to the farmers markets in Washington, D.C. Whether you’ve got a green thumb, […]

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Sinking Roots in the Perfect Farm-to-Table Community

When Carolyn and her husband Bob decided to move from Austin, Texas, 18 months ago, they started looking for an agriculturally rich community, similar to the one they were leaving in Austin. Bob worked in the nursery retail industry and both he and Carolyn enjoyed growing organic herbs and vegetables in their 7,600-square-foot garden. It was […]

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Why Bob and Ronnie Tice Chose Penn National

“We’re not ready to be in a retirement community where you just sit on the porch.” That’s how Ronnie Tice sums up the reasons she and her husband Bob chose the Penn National community from a carefully considered shortlist of retirement options. Eighteen years ago, Ronnie and Bob took early retirement and moved from just […]

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Retiring and Pennsylvania Income Tax

Many retirees or soon-to-be retirees worry about their finances. Some are concerned about living on their savings while others are nervous about living on a fixed income. Certainly, in living on a budget, any kind of tax break helps. Pennsylvania is a smart choice for a less taxing life because Pennsylvania’s income tax is very […]

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The Support Network at Penn National

The idea of a community support network geared specifically to assist residents with a range of needs seems so commonsense, but you will find these organizations are anything but common. What is uncommon is that our community has a thriving membership organization called the Support Network at Penn National (SNaP). SNaP is an innovative nonprofit […]

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