Gettysburg Brass Band Festival to Host Music Instrument Donation Drive on June 8th

Joining the harmonious celebration of music, the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival proudly announces its upcoming instrument donation drive on Saturday, June 8th, from 12-5pm. Embracing the spirit of generosity, the festival invites patrons to donate musical instruments in good working condition. These instruments will find new life in local school districts, enhancing music education and

CFY offers Summer Leadership Camp

The annual Collaborating For Youth (CFY) Youth Coalition Leadership Camp will take place during August at Camp Thompson in Gardners, PA. This opportunity is open to 25 selected youth at no cost. Applicants should be Adams County residents rising into 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades who are interested in working with the CFY Youth

Comcast Awarded More Than $61 Million to Expand Network to Homes and Businesses in Pennsylvania

Comcast has announced it has been selected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as part of the Broadband Infrastructure Program funded by the Capital Projects Fund (CPF), to expand its network across 158 municipalities. The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority awarded Comcast more than $61 million to bring gigabit plus speeds to homes and businesses that were previously unserved

Library by mail

by Sara Edmiston Ebooks aren’t for everyone, and we understand that. That’s one of the reasons why we offer our library by mail program to anyone in Adams County who has a temporary or permanent handicap, is elderly, or is ill and can’t go to the physical library. We’re happy to provide Library by Mail

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival JAZZ AL FRESCO featuring the Darden Purcell Group

Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. vocalist, will be the featured artist at the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Jazz al Fresco benefit concert on Thursday, June 6. Darden has shared the stage with leading jazz artists Maria Schneider, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Eddie Daniels, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Chuchito Valdes, Alan Baylock, Byron Stripling, Joel Spencer,

Gettysburg Foundation to host “A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara & Harold Holzer”

During the week of the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to host A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara & Harold Holzer Friday, July 5, 2024. Award-winning stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang, The New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara and leading Lincoln

Local task force focuses on targeted violence

Join a special community awareness briefing led by the Department of Homeland Security to hear about the efforts being put forth to prevent targeted violence right here in Adams County and learn why it’s so important. Targeted violence refers to violence that is premeditated and directed at specific individuals, groups, or locations. Perpetrators select their targets

EMMA! A Pop Musical At Gettysburg Community Theatre

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the only year-round community theatre in Adams County. EMMA! A pop musical, based on the Jane Austen novel, will perform weekends April 19-28, 2024 at

11th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser is coming up

Plank Gym on the Gettysburg College Campus will again be the site of the Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser next Friday, April 26th, from 4-7 p.m. Hosted by The Gleaning Project, it brings together artists, businesses, restaurants, and philanthropists to make a meaningful impact in the fight against food insecurity and the need for nutritious produce

Gettysburg Foundation to Host a Historic Evening with Stephen Lang and Jeff Shaara

During the week of the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, on Friday, July 5, 2024, join the Gettysburg Foundation for A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang and Jeff Shaara. Award-winning stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang and The New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara will appear for a special evening of live performances,

Adams County Housing Authority seeks landlords

The Adams County Housing Authority is seeking new landlords for its housing choice voucher program. To help prospective landlords learn more about keeping their units filled with reliable tenants while about helping the community, the agency is offering an Open House on Tuesday May 21, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Misty Ridge

Gettysburg Nature Alliance Offers Mid-Day Meditation at the Barn at Sachs Bridge

The Gettysburg Nature Alliance is inviting individuals to embrace tranquility amidst historical surroundings with their upcoming meditation classes at the Barn at Sachs Bridge. Beginning on April 18th, these sessions will run every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for six consecutive weeks. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Sachs Bridge and fields, the barn

Purchasing e-books so you can “go digital”

by Barbara Buckley I’m new to ordering e-books for adults for the Adams County Library System, having completed my first order in January. There are things I know and things I’m learning. I knew e-books were popular. Every month, new users are finding their way to our e-books. In 2018, check-outs totaled 28,830. Compare that

National Riding Stables Horse Rescue receives grant

National Riding Stables Horse Rescue announced today that it had received a grant through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign for free vaccinations for twenty of its rescued horses.  “These free vaccinations will protect our precious horses from diseases such as West Nile Virus, Equine Encephalitis, tetanus, and rabies,” said Terry Latschar. The Unwanted Horse

Miss Gettysburg and Miss Gettysburg Teen 2024 Are Crowned

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the year-round community theatre in Adams County. GCT is the producer of the first EVER Miss Gettysburg Scholarship Competition within the legendary Miss America System.

Max Felty named 2024 Spirit of Gettysburg Award winner

Max Felty has been named the eighth recipient of Destination Gettysburg’s “Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award,” exemplifying leadership and dedication as a champion of the Adams County tourism industry. As president of Gettysburg Tours Inc., Felty oversees Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours, Gettysburg Group Reservations, the Gettysburg Tour Center, Ghostly Images of Gettysburg, and the

Miss Gettysburg Scholarship Competition March 23rd!

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the year-round community theatre in Adams County. GCT will be producing the Miss Gettysburg Scholarship Competition 7pm on Saturday, March 23, 2024 which is a direct

Hallmark Sponsorship Campaign Underway at YWCA

Many members of our community hold cherished memories of their experiences at the YWCA. Whether it was learning to swim, participating in before-and-after school programs or attending summer camps, the YWCA has touched the lives of countless individuals. Today, it continues to offer childcare, wellness, and advocacy. However, the Gettysburg YWCA is currently facing a

Gettysburg College will host workshops and free concert with blues and reggae artist Corey Harris

Gettysburg College will host Corey Harris on the campus on March 27 and 28. Harris will conduct two blues guitar workshops and present a concert at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater. Harris is an American blues and reggae musician who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Along with Keb’ Mo’ and Alvin Youngblood Hart, Harris created acoustic guitar blues

Adams County Heritage Festival community meeting focuses on the future

The Adams County Heritage Festival planning committee and interested community members convened on March 12 to deliberate on the festival’s future and discuss strategies to enhance its community impact. Chaired by Bill Collinge, the meeting saw active participation from various community stakeholders, reflecting a collective endeavor to sustain and enrich the festival’s legacy. Established in

Kris Heister named superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site

National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Regional Director Cinda Waldbuesser today announced the selection of Kristina (Kris) Heister as the superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Heister has worked at Gettysburg and Eisenhower as deputy superintendent since 2020. She begins her new assignment on March 24, 2024. “Kris brings a wealth

Destination Gettysburg launches Blossom Belt Map

Every spring, thousands of acres of fruit trees awaken from their winter slumber as blossoms emerge in a breathtaking landscape surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few minutes’ drive down winding country roads leads to the Adams County Blossom Belt, where fruit trees paint a picture in hues of pink and white. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear

Lane Restrictions Next Week on Northbound Route 15

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today there will be lane restrictions for tree trimming beginning next week on northbound Route 15 in Adams County from the Maryland state line in Freedom Township to Route 394 (Strivers Corner Road) in Straban Township. This work is part of a 14.8-mile pavement preservation project that includes

Planning Summer Quest

by Natasha Swiger As a “Rookie Library Manager,” last year was my first go at planning Summer Quest, previously known as Summer Reading, for the New Oxford branch of the Adams County Library System. This time last year, I was one week into what I still describe as “The Best Job Ever!” and the ideas

Frealing visits Governor’s Mansion

As part of her duties to develop and extend relationships and connections from Gettysburg to other corners of the Commonwealth, Gettysburg Mayor Rita Frealing attended a reception for Black History Month at the Susquehanna River residence of Governor Josh Shapiro on Tuesday. Frealing said the reception was attended by borough councilmembers,  county commissioners, and dignitaries

The Glass Menagerie At Gettysburg Community Theatre

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the only year-round community theatre in Adams County. The Tennessee Williams classic play, The Glass Menagerie, will perform weekends March 8-17, 2024 at 7pm Fridays and Saturdays

Carroll Valley and East Berlin libraries to get StoryWalks installed by summer

by Catherine Vasko In early 2023,  grant applications were submitted for permanent StoryWalk® Exhibits (StoryWalk for short) to be installed near the Carroll Valley and East Berlin branches of the Adams County Library System (ACLS). On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, official word was received that the applications were approved. That’s right, folks – two new

Ike, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Unification

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s well-deserved reputation for military leadership comes mainly from the formal command authority he exercised: first at Gettysburg’s Camp Colt during World War I; as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II; as postwar U.S. Army Chief of Staff; and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, for NATO, in the

Resurfacing Project on Route 97 in Adams County Scheduled to Begin

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a resurfacing project on Route 97 in Littlestown Borough and Germany Township, Adams County, is scheduled to begin soon. Weather permitting, this project will begin Monday, March 4. Work will be performed during daylight hours. There will be lane restrictions with flaggers providing traffic control. No

Large Print Books at the library

By Sherrie DeMartino Have you ever read a large print book?  Not for you, you say?  Think they are only for older people?  You might want to rethink that.  Large print books have actually been shown to help with literacy tools such as decoding, fluency, tracking, and comprehension.  It’s a given that the extra white

GAHS Presents “The Little Mermaid”

Gettysburg Area High School is proud to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” opening Friday, March 1 2nd and performing at 7pm Friday and Saturday and also at 2pm on Saturday. Advance ticket sales are highly encouraged to ensure the best seating. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students.

Exonerated after 30 years on death row – Anthony Ray Hinton to speak at Black History Month event

As part of Black History Month, Anthony Ray Hinton, who survived for 30 years on Alabama’s death row, will be sharing his incredible journey and shedding light on reforming a flawed justice system.   Rosie Bolen, Ph.D., a member of Gettysburg’s Interfaith Center for Justice and Peace, is inviting the community to attend this powerful

CABARET The Musical At Gettysburg Community Theatre

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the only year-round community theatre in Adams County. Opening this Friday, February 2nd and performing at 7pm Fridays and Saturdays and also at 2pm Saturdays

Ordering new nonfiction: Trust the process.

by Annette DeFuso There are thousands of new nonfiction books published each year, and it can be a challenge to find the best books for our collection. Fortunately, there are several resources to help with the selection process. The library system has a collection development policy that guides all of our purchasing decisions. For the

Pennsylvania Uniters Call for Collective Action to Prevent Political Violence

Pennsylvania Uniters is a politically diverse group of 23 community members in South-Central Pennsylvania committed to embracing our shared values and working across our differences to prevent targeted violence, including political violence such as physical attacks against people because of their party affiliations or viewpoints. We were selected through a competitive application process for the Uniting to

Shapiro Administration Enacts Updated Dog Law Measures to Protect Pennsylvania Dogs, Consumers, Communities

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Beginning today, Pennsylvania’s updated Dog Law takes effect to increase public safety in communities, add consumer protections for those who buy or adopt dogs, strengthen requirements for all types of kennels, and increase penalties for those who violate the law and put people and dogs at risk.   Pennsylvania’s Dog Law received a bipartisan upgrade

Democrat Cameron Schroy seeks 33rd Senate District seat

FOR IMCameron Schroy announced today that he will be running for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 33rd Senatorial District. The district encompasses all of Franklin and Adams Counties. The primary election is April 23. “I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for state senate,” said Schroy. “I am from here, I

Please nominate a Peacemaker

The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) seeks to promote respectful dialogue on peace, social justice and equity, multiculturalism, and environmental sustainability by hosting events and encouraging individuals and organizations to work together nonviolently to enrich our community.  As part of this mission, each year we recognize several members of our community who have

Rev. Roberts is 2024 Living the Dream winner

Adams County’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration was held Monday evening at Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College. Award-winning public relations expert Patricia E. Green was the evening’s featured speaker. Music was provided by the Biglerville High School Jazz Band, the Brownsville Church of God Choir, the Gettysburg Children’s Choir, and the Chamber Chorale.

Beth Farnham announces candidacy for 13th District

On Friday, January 12th, Beth Farnham announced her candidacy to be the Democratic nominee against the current U.S. Rep. John Joyce (R-13th District). “It is time for the residents of the 13th District to be represented by someone who honors the Constitutional values for which so many have sacrificed. I love my country, its people

Seminary Ridge Museum Receives NEH Grant

Before the Battle of Gettysburg erupted in the small crossroads town on July 1, 1863, South Central Pennsylvania was the scene of another struggle, between slavery and freedom, over the course of 85 years.   To help tell this story, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center (SRMEC) was recently awarded a $19,000 Public Impact Project

Eisenhower and Oppenheimer

The recent hit movie “Oppenheimer” has many of the elements of a classic drama. It featured suspense, superlative acting, and a brilliant but conflicted hero: the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, so-called “father of the atomic bomb.” Inevitably, there is also a two-faced, scheming villain: Lewis Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. One major player

Beth Farnham will run for US Representative

Beth Farnham will officially announce her 2024 candidacy for the office of US Representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District at the Adams County Democratic Committee headquarters, located at 24 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, on January 12, 2024 at 6:oo p.m. The public is invited to attend. A brief speech will be given, followed by

Gettysburg’s New Year’s Eve Celebration: “Let’s Raise Abe’s Hat and Dance”

As we say goodbye to 2023, Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square will undergo an exciting transformation into a brightly colored, lively dance venue with plenty of activities and chances for those holiday photo ops! Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration 2022 gained statewide attention when we raised Abe’s Hat for the first time. This year, Chris Thompson, the

Dancing With the Local Stars returns on Jan. 12

Tickets are still available for ‘Wellspan Health presents Dancing with the Local Stars – Tournament of Champions’ on Friday, January 12, at 7 pm at the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg. Produced by and benefitting the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Adams County Arts Council, this 10th anniversary show reunites past champions and choreographers. Champions appearing

High School sports roundup 12-19

Swimming December 19 Gettysburg (boys) 98, Mechanicsburg 56 Mechanicsburg (girls) 96, Gettysburg 74 First place finishers for Gettysburg included: Addy Dunlop, William Morris, Maya Brainard, Morgan Bishop, Sam Coolbaugh, and Wes Coolbaugh. Access full scoring details here. Girls Basketball December 19 Bermudian 57, Biglerville 46 TEAM 1 2 3 4 Total Bermudian 18 12 13

Follow Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem at annual Arendtsville Posadas event

The Posadas event, scheduled for Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, is a festive occasion for the community. Children are encouraged to dress as angels or shepherds to join the procession, symbolizing Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. The event starts with Christmas carols at the “old school” borough office, followed

New Year’s Eve 2023 Road closures announced

Road closures are pending as The Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration approaches on Sunday, December 31st, 2023. The event will cause disruptions in regular traffic flow. Please be advised to prepare for these upcoming changes and plan accordingly. Emergency vehicles will be on the scene if necessary. Please note the detour routes in case of

Celebrate Living The Dream

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” These words, stated by Martin Luther King, Jr., still challenge us to be the best we can be almost 60 years after he first spoke them. As a leader in

Winter STREAK Wellness Program is coming

WellSpan Health is preparing to give you a healthy start to the new year. When the holiday season concludes, it’s time for resolutions and back to normal – or better. WellSpan will be offering a series of Winter STREAK Workshops, beginning January 8 and continuing through March. The Winter STREAK Wellness Program is a FREE 12-week community program

GNMP announces 2024 Winter Lecture Series

Featuring some of the best rangers, historians, and authors from across the country, the nine-week Winter Lecture Series returns to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center for 2024. The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30 pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 6

Adams County Community Theatre’s Penguin Project presents a sold-out “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, will present its Penguin Project (theatre for actors with special needs) production of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the musical to already sold out 9 performances weekends December 1-17, 2023. The Penguin Project gets its

Lee’s Headquarters hosts Holiday Open House

In conjunction with Main Street Gettysburg’s “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival,” the American Battlefield Trust on Saturday, December 2, will be hosting a special open house at Lee’s Headquarters on the Gettysburg Battlefield, including tours of the house decorated for the holidays, historical interpretation and crafts for young and old. “As the community comes together to

Gettysburg Draft 2024 Budget available for inspection

Gettysburg Borough Council has been deliberating and developing the Borough’s 2024 budget since October. At the Council’s last business meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, the Borough Council voted unanimously to advertise the draft 2024 budget with the intent to adopt the 2024 Budget at the Council’s regular business meeting, to be held on Monday,

Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach – Free Concert at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Featuring Guest Faculty Artists Fred Dade, Mark Hartman, Margaret Lucia & Suzanne Thierry The Shippensburg University Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Mark Hartman, offers a free musical gift to the community ahead of the holiday season, Sunday, November 19th at 3 p.m. with MOZART, BEETHOVEN AND BACH, a concert celebrating the musical greats of the classical music genre.   The concert

Gettysburg Choral Society presents “Joy to the World”

The Gettysburg Choral Society, Inc. will present a Christmas concert entitled “Joy to the World!” in The Church of the Abiding Presence (Chapel) on the campus of the United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, on Friday, December 1st, at 7:00 P.M. The forty-voice chorus, under the direction of John McKay, will celebrate the chapel’s captivating acoustics

Destination Gettysburg hosts “Gett Merry and Bright” decorating contest

As a lead-up to the upcoming holiday season in Gettysburg, Destination Gettysburg has announced plans to host a holiday decorating contest. “Gett Merry & Bright” will inspire businesses and residents in the Borough of Gettysburg to get into the holiday spirit. Participants are encouraged to adorn the exterior of their properties with traditional, classic, or

Susan Eisenhower, J’Nai Bridges, Graham Sibley, Harold Holzer, and Doris Kearns Goodwin to appear at Dedication Day Events in Gettysburg Sunday, Nov 19.

UPDATE ALERT: CHANGE OF DEDICATION DAY CEREMONY VENUE FROM THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY TO GETTYSBURG COLLEGE’S MAJESTIC THEATER, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is honored to invite the public to the Majestic Theater on November 19th, 2023 for a special Dedication Day ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the historic

Community Outreach is in the Giving Spree

Gettysburg Connection Community Outreach, a non-profit organization associated with Gettysburg Connection, is in this year’s Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. The Giving Spree will be live at the Gettysburg Middle School, from 3:00 to 7:00 on Thursday. We’re reaching out to Older Adults, K-12 students, and Spanish-speaking residents with trustworthy news and useful information.