Thumbs up: The pumpkin thief has a heart after all.

Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer won a giant, 100-pound pumpkin by correctly guessing its weight at an Oktoberfest celebration at Cape Horn Beverage in Windsor Township.

Four adult family members worked together to lift it onto their York City porch when they first brought it home, according to his grandmother, Jose Tomchick of Dallastown.

Unfortunately, someone stole the gourd from its perch last week.

A Cumberland County plant nursery gave Jaiden a replacement pumpkin and Cape Horn Beverage planned to give him a new but smaller one -- but it turns out neither was necessary.

When the family returned from a weekend getaway Sunday they found the pumpkin back on the porch, along with a note from the thief:

"I'm really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn't think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies."

Thumbs up: Penn State York has received its largest gift in history.

How much? The school isn't saying yet. But before the donation from Donald C. Graham, the previous largest gifts were around $2 million.

Chancellor David Chown said Graham's donation will allow Penn State York to expand its entrepreneurial programs for students by creating the Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies.

In a statement from the campus, Graham said the gift is to enhance students' entrepreneurial thinking -- which, to Graham, is more than just starting a business.


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"Companies of any size require an entrepreneurial process to successfully supply products and services to the market," Graham said. "It's very important that students are trained to appreciate and contribute to that process because it will improve their ability to serve their employer and themselves."

Thumbs up: What's the opposite of sibling rivalry?

Probably the relationship between twins Madison and Morgan Carr.

Madison Carr, 21, had no idea her sister nominated her for the Jefferson Award for Public Service until she won it.

"I was surprised she was selfless enough to nominate me because she does a lot of volunteering, too," said Madison of Red Lion.

Madison Carr is founder and president of the Do Something Club at York College, where she is a senior majoring in secondary English education with a minor in special education.

The club's treasurer is Morgan Carr, a senior majoring in early childhood education with a minor in special education.

Morgan Carr said she enjoys doing volunteer work with her sister.

"She just does a lot of stuff and never really gets the credit for it," Morgan Carr said. "She worked really hard to start the club, and I feel she really deserves recognition for it."