Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides

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Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides is the fourth stop along Destination Gettysburg’s scenic Blossom Belt Tour. The farm offers leisurely hour-long ride carriage rides in the Adams County countryside, which is especially stunning this time of year. The company is owned by Bill Kane and his wife Bobbie. The Kanes have raised horses

It’s Light it Up Blue Day: April is Autism Acceptance Month

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In 1988, President Reagan declared April as National Autism Awareness Month.  More recently, it has been titled Autism Acceptance Month. April is a month in which we can accept those who have autism and advocate for their rights. Autism is a developmental disability that impacts the way people experience their surroundings. It is a spectrum

Inaugural Eisenhower Historic Site Egg Roll will become an Annual Event

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Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, over 450 children and adults attended the first-ever Easter Egg Roll at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. It was fitting that the White House tradition of the Easter egg roll be held at the Eisenhower Site, because the Eisenhower family loved Easter. 160 eggs were rolled during the event.

February is Heart Month: Do you know CPR?

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On January 2, 2023, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills football team collapsed on the field after being hit in the chest while making a tackle. He experienced a cardiac arrest. Hamlin immediately lost his heart function, breathing, and consciousness and required cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). While recovering from his cardiac arrest, Hamlin challenged everyone to

Biglerville High School Set for Inspiring STEM Summit

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Biglerville High School is gearing up for an educational milestone as Junior Achievement of South Central PA prepares to host an enriching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) summit on February 13, 2024. The eagerly anticipated event promises an engaging experience for all 9th and 10th graders, with over 260 students expected to immerse themselves

Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding: A Leap into a Promising Future


Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program, a beacon of hope for many, has ambitious expansion plans, signaling a vibrant and unbridled future. Program Director Rachel Stoner, a dedicated part of the organization since her days as a volunteer in 2015, shared her enthusiasm about the growth prospects. “The potential for new programs and planning is immense.

A Christmas Miracle at the Adams County SPCA


When the Adams County Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ACSPCA) staff and volunteers found their dog kennels empty over the Christmas holiday, they explained it as a “Christmas miracle.” SPCA Directory Abby Avery said she worked relentlessly with volunteers and staff to empty the almost-full kennels over a two-week period in December. “We

Arendtsville community holds Las Posadas Christmas Pageant

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Clergy, parishioners from local churches, and community members gathered together yesterday evening for an annual Christmastime Las Posadas. Las Posadas is a novenario, or extended devotional prayer. It is a re-telling of Joseph (José) and Mary (Maria) looking for an inn for baby Jesus (bebé Jesus) to be born. During the posadas, people go from

Retiring local physician Fred Martin wins Gettysburg Connection Community Contributor Award

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Gettysburg Connection has awarded its Outstanding Community Contributor Award to Arendstville family practice Doctor H. Fred Martin. Martin, who is retiring this year, has been a source of healing and humor in the community for over 40 years. “Down-to-Earth,” “caring,” and “on your side” are just a few of the ways community members described the

Brotherly love leads to giving and Thanksgiving

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When Adams County resident Charles Walmer learned he had polycystic kidney disease, he received a kidney transplant in 2009 after waiting about 4 years. It took place at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Charles also made sure that his three adult children tested for this hereditary disease. His son Bill was the

Visit the National Apple Harvest Festival this Weekend

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Mmm! The sweet scent of apples fill the air this time of year, especially during the National Apple Harvest Festival! The festival is held annually during the first two full weekends in October and is hosted by the Upper Adams Jaycees at the South Mountain Fair Grounds located at 615 Narrows Road in Arendtsville. This