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Democrats continue supporting their candidates

Over 50 demonstrators met on the Gettysburg Square on Friday evening to continue expressing their support for Democratic candidates Josh Shapiro, John Fetterman, and Marty Qually. The demonstrators brought signs and raised their voices in support of abortion rights, voting integrity, democracy, and freedom. The group meets on Friday afternoons to support their cause. The …

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Sheely and Dobbin Alleys to be resurfaced

Preparations for the resurfacing of Sheely Alley will begin today September 20th, 2022. Sheely Alley will remain open while Public Works prepares the alley, but use caution while traveling on the alley. Paving is scheduled for October 3rd and 4th, 2022. Sheely Alley will be CLOSED during paving, so please plan accordingly. Preparations for the …

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Will Lane to present original songs

Gettysburg resident Will Lane will present a one-hour program of original songs at St. James Lutheran Church on the corner of York and Stratton Streets in Gettysburg on On Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. The songs have their roots in many years of community organizing and work with students both inside and outside the …

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World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site

Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) starts tonight with a very special guest presentation. Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, will discuss her grandfather’s wartime leadership at the Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) Museum and Visitor Center. NOTE: Free tickets for this event …

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Farmers Market to pop up at Cross Keys

The Adams County Farmers Market will hold a popup market on Wednesday Sep. 28, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. The market will feature vendors selling fresh produce, herbs and spices, locally raised meat, eggs, fresh cut wildflowers, artwork, crafts, and more. This event is free and open …

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160th anniversary reenactment of Antietam battle this weekend

This weekend’s Reenactment and Living History event will feature Dunker’s Church and West Woods, the bloodiest day on American soil, along with an extensive Living History area for an all-around, all-day educational Civil War experience for the whole family at the Historic Daniel Lady Farm! This is an all-day family event, where history comes to …

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PA Health Dept. moves to S. Franklin St.

The PA Health Dept. has opened at 225 S. Franklin St., Suite 2, in Gettysburg. For more information call 1-877-PAHEALTH (1-877-724-3258) or visit the website at www.health.pa.gov. The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers the following services: Immunizations for uninsured and underinsured adults Immunizations for children birth through 18 years of age who are: uninsured or …

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Washington Post political columnist Jennifer Rubin to speak in Gettysburg

Washington Post political columnist Jennifer Rubin will speak on “Defending American Democracy: The Midterm Test” on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Mara Auditorium on the Gettysburg College campus. The evening is sponsored by Jewish Studies at Gettysburg College. According to Wikipedia, Rubin was a conservative political commentator throughout most of her career, but …

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Local artist Wendy Allen presents portraits of Abraham Lincoln in September

“Emanations,” a collection of abstract figurative portraits of Abraham Lincoln by artist Wendy Allen, is on display at the Majestic Theater’s art gallery now through the end of November. The gallery is open daily during Majestic business hours. A public reception with the artist will be held Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. “I set out …

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WellSpan Health To Begin Offering Flu Vaccines Next Week

Flu vaccinations will once again be offered at WellSpan Health primary care practices and pharmacies beginning on Tuesday, September 6. Patients can begin scheduling appointments today using MyWellSpan or calling their office or pharmacy. You do not need to be an existing WellSpan patient to schedule a flu vaccine appointment.  “As we head into fall, …

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Wellspan seeks new location for Auxilliary Thrift Shop

Wellspan Health says it hopes to reopen the Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop at a new location in Gettysburg.  The shop, which has been a gathering place for Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary volunteers and community shoppers since the 1920s, is closing on Aug. 31 because its rent has increased substantially. Wellspan said the thrift store’s services …

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New Year’s Eve Gala will include fireworks and a raising of Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat

Plans are underway for a gala New Years Eve 2023 evening on the Gettysburg Square, complete with fireworks (building and people-safe), music, and the raising of an eight-foot lighted aluminum replica of Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat to welcome in the new year. The evening events will cap a full day of events for children and adults. …

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Gettysburg College students will walk on Thursday

The First-Year Walk, a Gettysburg College tradition that witnesses the incoming first-year class travel through the community to the site of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, will take place on on Thursday evening. About 800 students and staff will walk from the campus to the National Cemetery, beginning at about 6:30 p.m. “Gettysburg College is …

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Art Exhibition “Imprints of Life: Rubbings from Carved Stones of the Han Dynasty” opens on Aug. 31

Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College is pleased to present Imprints of Life: Rubbings from Carved Stones of the Han Dynasty on display Aug. 31 through Oct.1, 2022. Curated by Kolbe Summer Research Fellow Elinor Gass ’24, under the direction of Professor Yan Sun, this exhibition explores the connectivity between an individual’s character and the …

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Art Exhibition “Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity” opens in this month

This fall, Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College presents an exhibition of text-based works by significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Elizabeth Catlett, Deborah Dancy, Nekisha Durrett, Guerrilla Girls, Glenn Ligon, Carl Pope, Jr., Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems. Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity is on …

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It’s Back to School Time – 1896, That Is!

On Sunday, September 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mt. Joy Township will host a re-opening of “Mud College,” the little 1-room 153-year old red brick schoolhouse, along Baltimore Pike between Gettysburg and Littlestown. Originally one of seven one-room schoolhouses scattered throughout Mt. Joy Township, The Pleasant Grove School was built in 1869. It …

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Time to Remember Loved Ones and End Overdose

Local communities, including those in Adams County and around the world, are coming together to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose. Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, …

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Rite Aid and WellSpan Health join forces to support Central Pennsylvania

Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) and WellSpan Health, an integrated health system serving South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, today announced they have established a partnership to improve health outcomes for WellSpan’s patient population. Together, Rite Aid and WellSpan Health will share data and insights to close gaps in care and improve continuity across a broader …

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Adams County Planting Partnership Offers Free Native Trees and Shrub Seedlings

The Adams County Planting Partnership—an initiative of the Watershed Alliance of Adams County and the Adams County Conservation District—has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership to distribute nearly 13,000 free native tree and shrub seedlings to Adams County residents who request them. More than 30 native tree and shrub seedling …

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Neil Belliveau Secures Ballot for Libertarian Party in Adams County

Libertarian Party candidate Neil Belliveau has received enough signatures to be on the November ballot for State Representative in PA House District 91. Belliveau will face off against Republican incumbent Dan Moul and Democratic challenger Marty Qually. Belliveau said he had received 570 signatures in the district, well above the 300 required for ballot access. …

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Gettysburg Borough Police Department to Host their National Night Out

The Gettysburg Borough Police Department will be hosting their annual National Night Out event on Tuesday August 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in front of the municipal building at 59 E. High Street. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. …

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Gettysburg National Military Park details Little Round Top closures

A $13 million rehabilitation of Little Round Top began on Tuesday, July 26 at Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP). The Little Round Top area of the battlefield will be closed for approximately 18 months while the National Park Service improves infrastructure and updates the experience for visitors.   Closures During the 18-month rehabilitation project, the following will …

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Gettysburg Area Education Foundation Hosts 4th Annual “Night at the Totem Pole Playhouse”

Gettysburg Area Education Foundation (GAEF) is hosting its 4th Annual GAEF “Evening at the Totem Pole Playhouse” Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 PM with “Footloose The Musical!” There will be a pre-show reception for all ticket holders in the Totem Pole’s big tent beginning at 6:45 PM. “We are very pleased to be able to …

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Casa de Cultura gives over $56,000 in scholarships to 34 local students

leer en español Winners of this year’s Beatrice and Sigfried Lowenthal Scholarships for First and Second Generation Immigrants and their families gathered on the Gettysburg College campus on Wednesday evening to celebrate the awarding of over $56,000 in scholarship money to 34 first-generation students. The event, hosted by the college’s Casa de Cultura, included an …

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County honors Controller’s Office

The Adams County Commissioners have recognized the Controller’s Office and its dedicated staff for receiving their 4th consecutive Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for fiscal year 2020.   The Controllers Team, led by Controller John Phillips and Asst. Controller Beth Cissel, consistently strive for excellence. This award is one tangible …

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Gettysburg Choral Society holds auditions

The Gettysburg Choral Society, Inc., a regional chorus of volunteers, will hold auditions on Monday, August 8th from 7-9 P.M. and on Monday, August 15th, from 7-9 P.M. Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Singers, at least 18 years …

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Elana Nashelsky named Vida Charter School principal

Vida Charter School has appointed Elana Nashelsky as the school’s first principal. Nashelsky joined the staff at Vida six years ago and has served as assistant principal since 2018, supporting the school through its recharter process comprehensive planning, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nashelsky is a strong advocate for Vida’s vision of bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, …

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ACAC Launches Healing Arts Program

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) has successfully completed its first two sessions of a new Healing Arts Program; an eight-week curriculum designed to facilitate social connections and teach healthy coping mechanisms for stress reduction through practice of a variety of arts mediums. Board certified music therapist, Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC, facilitated a program …

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Gettysburg National Military Park Living History demonstrations continue this weekend

The Gettysburg National Military Park Living History Program continues this weekend with demonstrations at three locations. Live artillery demonstrations presented by the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery B; Encampment and programs at Auto Tour Stop 12, the Pennsylvania Memorial and the Copse of Trees. Saturday July 16: 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. Sunday …

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Time to Remember Loved Ones and End Overdose

Local communities, including those in Adams County and around the world, are coming together to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose. Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, …

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National Park Service Awards $926,674 to Extend Protected Land at Gettysburg Battlefield

The National Park Service’s (NPS) American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) awarded $926,674.18 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to protect an additional 4.64 acres of Civil War battlefield lands at Gettysburg. These projects build on more than a decade of collaborative conservation in which the American Battlefield Trust has partnered with other nonprofit organizations, the NPS, and state and local governments to preserve one …

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Adams County Planting Partnership

The Adams County Conservation District is excited to announce this fall we are partnering again with the Watershed Alliance of Adams County and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership to supply over 10,000 free native trees and shrubs to Adams County residents. The only stipulation to request free trees and shrubs is …

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Anchor House Rides for Runaways

About 100 bicycle riders and support team members will arrive in Gettysburg, PA  on Tuesday, July 12 for the 44th annual Anchor House Ride for Runaways. The annual cycling event, rated one of the top multi-day charity bike rides by Bicycling Magazine, raises funds for the homeless, abused and runaway youth and families served by …

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Local women rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro

A small group of Adams County women started the July 4 weekend by showing their support for women’s rights. The group picketed in front of State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s office at 33 York Street in Gettysburg on Friday evening. “Mastriano is running for Governor of Pennsylvania and wants to ban abortions altogether…no …

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Children of Gettysburg 1863 – Living History Presentations Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 1-3, 2022

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 1-3, 2022, visitors to the new interactive adventure for young historians can interact with living historians from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Officers for the Union and Ladies for the Union will encamp in the side yard of Children of Gettysburg 1863, 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg. Guests can learn …

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Public Comment Period for ONWARD2050, Adams County’s Draft Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – Open Now!

The 30-day public review & comment period for the Draft Adams County 2022-2050 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), ONWARD2050, is now open. ONWARD2050 identifies the county’s long-term transportation needs and strategies for improving the transportation network.  It also lists the projected future funding allocations for highway, bridge, safety, and active transportation projects for the next 28 …

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Department of Health Announces Public Comment Period for Final Package of Proposed Regulations to Improve Skilled Nursing Facility Care

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today provided an update on the fourth and final package of proposed skilled nursing facility regulations that includes updates to align with federal regulations; increases per-shift staffing minimums for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and establishes per-shift minimums for nurse aides. This package of proposed regulations was published in …

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PennDOT requests input on Baltimore Pike project near Littlestown

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plans display regarding the Route 97 (Baltimore Pike) bridge replacement project. The bridge spans an unnamed tributary to Piney Creek in Germany Township, Adams County, approximately 1.5 miles south of Littlestown and approximately 0.1 miles north of the Maryland Line. The purpose of …

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Lisa Cadigan is new ACAC Executive Director

Lisa Cadigan has been promoted to Executive Director of the The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC). Cadigan most recently held the position of Director of Outreach and Community Resources for the organization. Cadigan has been with the Arts Council in various capacities since 2013, serving as a board member and a marketing and event planning …

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The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Opens the summer Season of Weekend Living History and Programs Friday-Sunday, June 2022

Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center can explore the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2022 summer season. The historic site will be open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. until 3:20 p.m., Friday, June 10 through Sunday, Aug 14, 2022. Visitors to the historic …

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Adams Elections office wraps up 2022 primary election work

Voted printed papers on white surface

The Adams County Elections & Voter Registration Office has wrapped up its work administering and counting the votes from last Tuesday’s primary election. Elections Office Director, Angie Crouse, said the work had included counting write-in votes and closing and then reopening the canvassing procedure to recount mail-in ballots for people who had not signed or …

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Adams County Community Foundation Awards $45,540 in Grants for Littlestown

The late Dick Selby created The Bernard, Mary and Richard Selby Family Memorial Fund as a permanent charitable endowment to honor his parents, Mary and Bernard, and the family’s commitment to their hometown of Littlestown. Each year the fund distributes charitable grants to nonprofits serving Littlestown, including three organizations that were important to Bernard and …

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

This Saturday May 21st from 9 to noon, learn 3 steps to save a life. QPR suicide prevention training will be taught by WellSpan Philhaven certified trainers at Gettysburg United Methodist Church, 30 West High St. Those attending learn to recognize a crisis and to Question, Persuade, and Refer for help. Spaces are still available, registration is required …

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Volunteers Needed for Fun Fest

FunFest is only 3 weeks away, and the Adams County Library is still in need of a few volunteers. FunFest is a free event that celebrates the kick-off into SummerQuest, the Adams County Library summer learning program. FunFest encourages children & families to experience everything the library & community has to offer. Vendor booths provide crafts & …

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Advocates for PA school funding change file amicus briefs

The Public Interest Law Center, together with the Education Law Center and O’Melveny & Myers LLP have filed suit on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference against legislative leaders, state education officials, and Governor Wolf. The suit is seeking …

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National Park Service Honors Vietnam War Casualties Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

One hundred years after the Civil War, servicemen killed in action in Vietnam were brought home to Gettysburg for their final rest. This Memorial Day weekend, explore some of the lesser-known stories of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will highlight the stories of servicemembers from …

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Rabbittransit introduces new service: Gettysburg-Hanover Connector

rabbittransit, in partnership with @Home in Adams County, announces a new pilot program geared towards workforce development. The Gettysburg-Hanover Connector will launch Monday, February 8. Ralph M. Serpe, President & CEO, Adams County Community Foundation said, “Transportation is one of three interdependent elements identified by the Adams County Community Foundation as essential to affordable living …

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