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UASD continues to monitor and remains proactive

Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board continues to monitor COVID-19 information and ensure district-wide quality Tuesday. As officials continue to monitor cases throughout the school district, positive case rates have bumped up slightly, according to Superintendent Wesley Doll. As of Tuesday, there were 25 individuals in quarantine and 12 positive cases, he said. Information …

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Farmers market season nears to a close

Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA) prepares for its final market of the season this Saturday. From May through October, North Stratton Street becomes a hub of agricultural and local vendor activities, and the market looks forward to one more happening. Facing the pandemic with resiliency, ACFMA is led by a dedicated board that sought …

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UASD COVID concerns continue

Keeping students safe and educated continues to be the forefront mission as Upper Adams School District (UASD) board meeting discussed the continuing struggles of COVID-19 Tuesday. Superintendent Wesley Doll acknowledged the various frustrations felt throughout the school district and acknowledged the desire that, “All of us would like to be beyond COVID, but that’s not …

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Art at the Market brightens day

Ominous clouds and inclement weather were not enough to stop Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Lydia Stith and her students’ third annual art display at Adams County Farmers Market (ACFM) Saturday. The showcase of kindergarten through fifth grade student artwork was created as a way to display and share their creative talents with the community. …

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UASD complies, issues mask mandate

Following new regulations put forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the state Department of Health, Upper Adams School District (UASD) implemented mask mandates as of Tuesday. UASD updated its mask procedures to comply with the recent state education and health department notices, now mandating masks on buses and inside facilities but not while …

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Youngster focused Gettysburg museum opens

Children of all ages now have a local museum all their own with the Gettysburg Foundation’s opening of Children of Gettysburg 1863, Saturday. Renovated from the former Rupp House History Center on Baltimore Street that focused on the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides hands-on history experiences told through …

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Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force walks to end stigma

Honoring loved ones lost to overdose, Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force held its third annual International Overdose Awareness Day Walk Tuesday. Aiming to erase the stigma associated with overdose, the task force aims to open conversation about addiction and provide preventive measurement for the community. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual …

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Families flock to farmers market Kids’ Day

Adams County Farmers Market (ACFM) brings community involvement and fun for kids of all ages during its annual Kids’ Day Saturday. Exploring the market with five market dollars of their very own, kids were encouraged to pick out their own products, play fun games, and meet the local vendors firsthand. An annual tradition, Kids’ Day …

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UASD approves masks as optional

Upper Adams School District (UASD) moves forward with masks as optional Tuesday. As UASD prepares to fully open for in-person learning, the board approved the health and safety plan instituting masks as “strongly recommended but not required,” in a 5-4- vote Tuesday. The approval to not implement a mask mandate came after much deliberation between …

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UASD plans toward no mask mandate

Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board is continuing toward recommendations from July to open schools in the fall and not implement a mask mandate on Aug. 3. With the promise of fully opening all district schools in full swing, UASD school board discussed the guiding elements for the district’s health and safety plan. The …

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UASD masks not mandatory

The Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board has voted to not require facemasks during the 2021-2022 school year. Returning to Biglerville High School board room for the first time in over a year, the school board voted unanimously 7-0 for face coverings to be optional for students and staff next fall.    “Masks are …

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York Springs Carnival returns

The sounds of bingo calls, the lights of the Ferris wheel, and the smell of fried food announced to the community that the York Springs annual carnival was back again this month. Running July 21 through July 24, the annual festival saw the return of classics such as full-sized rides and games, hindered last year …

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Healthy Options provides farmers market food assistance

Food assistance program Health Options provided food vouchers to participants at Adams County Farmer Market (ACFM) Saturday. Healthy Options is part of the Adams County Food Policy Council, a task force of Healthy Adams County focusing on eliminating food insecurity around the county by providing access to fresh, local products, according to program coordinator Carly …

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GCT shines spotlight on working class Americans this season

Delving into the often-overlooked aspects of careers around the country, Gettysburg Community Theatre’s (GCT) “Working: A Musical” provides an inside look at individual stories and identity surrounding the working people. Based on the book by Studs Terkel and adapted to stage by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, “Working” captures a glimpse into job satisfaction and …

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GBSWA takes step toward South Street Project

Gettysburg Storm Water Authority (GSWA) approved to advertise contractor bidding for the South Street Storm Sewer improvement project Monday. The Community Block Development Grant improvement project comprises of three phases, including lighting and electricity, curbs and sidewalks, and storm drains, according to engineer Chad Clabaugh. A fourth phase includes paving by Columbia Gas once the …

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Community art hub Waldo’s celebrates multiple milestones

Gettysburg’s local non-profit arts organization celebrated its fifth, sixth, and eighth birthdays Saturday June 12. Waldo’s and Company has been a staple of the Gettysburg community, dedicated to being an inclusive meeting place for artistic expression and providing an oasis for creativity since 2013, according to Chris Lauer, director and board president. Previously located on …

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UASD approves budget and tax increase

Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board approved the 2021-2022 budget that includes a 2.1% tax increase Tuesday. The 2021-2022 budget that includes a 2.1% tax increase is approved by the Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board. The approval establishes the tax rate of 15.6384, an increase of 2.1%; as well as the fiscal …

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Variety is the spice of the Farmers Market

A local chef brings the flavors of representation to an Adams County Farmers Market’s demonstration June 5. Showcasing the variety of products offered by the market, chef Fabio Carella showed the simplicity of cooking with local ingredients. “We are representing the market today,” he said. Various market products were incorporated into the amalgamation demo including …

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Biglerville graduation exemplifies a generation of resiliency

Biglerville High School (BHS) Class of 2021 took to the Musselman Stadium Friday to commemorate a one of-a-kind graduation. ‘Resilient’ is more than the title of the BHS 2021 yearbook, according to Principal Beth Graham. “It will forever be tied to this generation,” she said. Encountering more than the traditional coursework and relationship hurdles, the …

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Gettysburg Pride celebrates fifth annual community celebration of love [with slideshow]

Gettysburg Pride celebrated love and equity Saturday with a day of festivities for the entire community. The event was part of the annual pride weekend, which ran from Friday through Sunday. Orchestrated by Gettysburg Community Theater’s Executive Director Chad-Alan Carr, Lincoln Square transformed into an inclusive community wide celebration with vendors, entertainment, educational resources, and …

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Rainy opening brings rainbow of Farmers Market support

Adams County Farmers Market Association has reopened for the season to staunch community support despite downpours and blazing heat throughout the month. Spring is known as the season of unpredictable weather and no one understand this more than those who farm year-round. Like the vendors and growers who work tirelessly to provide goods, Adams County’s …

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UASD hears budget updates and encourages community feedback

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Upper Adams School District (UASD) board heard preliminary budget revisions and encouraged community feedback Tuesday.    The public will soon learn the results of an independent investigation following racial accusations on UASD campus, according to school board President Tom Wilson. An executive summary report is planned for release May 18, according to Superintendent Dr. Wesley …

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