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UASD bomb threat cancels classes

The Upper Adams School District (UASD) received an anonymous bomb threat on a document earlier today. UASD administrators immediately notified police and began dismissing all UASD students and adults from schools and campuses as a precautionary measure. Biglerville Police, in conjunction with Pennsylvania State Police, searched all UASD schools and facilities with the assistance of bomb-sniffing …

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ACAC Student shows in February

The Adams County Arts Council will feature its annual Instructors Show and All County Student Show during the month of February.  A First Friday opening reception is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 5-7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The Instructors Show, exhibited in the Gallery, features 2D and 3D artwork by sixteen ACAC …

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Lucy Loves Desi brings the hilarious but true story of a beloved sitcom to the Majestic Theater on March 3

Gettysburg, PA (January 26, 2023) – Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater welcomes L.A. Theatre Works bringing its signature radio-theater hybrid style the historic stage with Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Written by Gregg Oppenheimer — son of I Love Lucy creator, …

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Pennsylvania poultry owners should take steps now to protect flocks against highly pathogenic avian influenza

Harrisburg, PA – As spring wild bird migration nears, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield remind poultry owners to protect their flocks, and their neighbors’ flocks, along with the commonwealth’s economy, against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)by remaining vigilant and reviewing and implementing strong biosecurity plans and practices. …

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Audubon Society walks on Saturday

The South Mountain Audubon Society invites you to join them for a walk at Big Spring, near Newville, PA, on Saturday Jan. 28. We will meet at 9:00 am in the parking area where Big Spring Road intersects with Springfield Road just outside Newville, which is about 30 miles north of Gettysburg.  We will position …

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Adams County Democratic Committee and Gettysburg Area Democracy for America will host candidate training sessions

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The Adams County Democratic Committee and Gettysburg Area Democracy for America will host a series of four sessions designed to help candidates who are running for public office in Adams County. At each of the four sessions, a panel of speakers will help prospective candidates learn about the procedures and requirements of running for office. …

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WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital launches robotic surgery program to help keep care close to home

YORK, PA (Jan. 24, 2023) – WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital has launched a robotic surgery program to offer minimally invasive surgical procedures to patients. Robotic-assisted surgery offers several benefits to patients, including less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery, smaller scars, and improved patient satisfaction. While WellSpan patients have had access to this innovative technology at other …

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Ordering new books

by Annette DeFuso One of the responsibilities I have as the Technical Services Director is to participate in collection development. More specifically, I select for purchase new adult fiction books in print for the library system. There are thousands of new novels published each year, and it can be challenging to keep up with what’s …

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Nominations open for Jim Getty Award

Nominations for Destination Gettysburg’s annual “Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award” are now open, and members of the community are encouraged to submit names of individuals in the tourism industry that exemplify dedication and contribution to the Adams County tourism industry. The award was established in 2016 in recognition of Jim Getty, an Abraham Lincoln …

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Freegal Music: new look coming soon

by Sara Edmiston It’s one of the library system’s best-kept secrets that should be known by all in the county.  With your library card, you have access to millions of songs (the entire Sony Music catalog) that you can stream for 3-hours daily.  You can also download five songs weekly – and never have to …

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New classes announced at theater

GETTYSBURG, PA — Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located within the first block of Lincoln Square at 49 York Street, is now in its 15th season of volunteer, educational, and performance opportunities year-round for all ages and abilities with 12 productions a year plus classes, improv, and musical cabarets. “They say never judge …

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Miller named to Collegiate Baseball Watch list

TUCSON, Ariz. – Collegiate Baseball published its annual list of Division III Players to Watch for 2023 in its Jan. 6 edition and Gettysburg senior Kyle Miller (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) was among the names on the list. The outfielder was an honorable mention All-Centennial Conference (CC) selection in 2022. Starting all 36 games in which he appeared, Miller …

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Gettysburg Garden Club presents Musselman’s Aimee Rohrbach ss January speaker

Aimee Rohrbach, Sales and Office Manager at Musselman Wholesale Foliage Inc., is the Gettysburg Garden Club’s speaker at its January 26, 2023, monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 1:00 pm at the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street. Aimee is the third generation to manage Musselman’s Greenhouses. Her presentation will be on houseplants. The …

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Gettysburg Garden Club announces scholarship applications

College and college-bound students living in Adams County are encouraged to apply for 2022 – 2023 scholarships from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania offers thirteen scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors and college students.   Additionally, National Garden Clubs, Inc. …

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Cumberland Township hires new manager

The Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors announced the hiring of David Blocher as the next Township Manager. Blocher follows Ben Thomas, Jr., who retired at the end of 2022 after twelve years of service with the Township. “After an extensive search, the Board of Supervisors are confident that Dave is the right person for the …

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Kierstan Belle Seeks Ward 1 Council Seat

Kierstan Belle has announced her candidacy for Ward 1 representative to the Gettysburg Borough Council. The to-be-vacant seat is currently held by council president Wesley K. Heyser, who has said he will not re-run for election. Belle was born and raised in Gettysburg and is a 2010 graduate of Gettysburg Area High School. She has …

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Apple growers compete for prizes in Harrisburg

Apple farmers from Adams County are displaying their produce at the 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The show will continue this weekend. Entries in the apple category include a long list of fruit samples from numerous growers competing for prizes. The format allows each grower to enter multiple varieties. There are hundreds of submissions and …

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Gettysburg Heritage Center Offers Adams County Residents Complimentary Admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Adams County residents are invited to enjoy complimentary admission to the Gettysburg Heritage Center Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The museum is open to visitors from 10 am – 4 pm, with the last entrance into the exhibit area at 3:00 pm.  The invitation is extended to all residents living within the …

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Choral Society sets two audition dates

Gettysburg, PA—The Gettysburg Choral Society, Inc. will hold auditions by appointment only on Monday, January 30th, and Monday, February 6th, from 6-8 P.M. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 East High Street, Gettysburg. Singers interested in joining the chorus must be at least 18 years of age and able to read music. Prior choral …

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H.A.C. and the first hike of ’23

Looking to fulfill that “get more exercise” resolution? The Physical Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County has announced two fully-guided hikes for January.  The first is Thursday morning, January 12th, at 9:30 A.M. at Camp Nawakwa, 1033 Nawakwa Rd, Biglerville, located northwest of Arendtsville. “This three-mile hike will be a bit more exploratory than …

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MLK Celebration at Christ Chapel on Monday Jan. 16

The 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration “From the Mountaintop” will be held on Monday Jan. 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel. Keynote Speakers include Gettysburg Mayor Rita Frealing, and Taurean (Tory) Moses, the first African American member and current Vice President of the Adams County Bar Association. Musical …

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HABPI Announces Public Celebration of Tom Jolin’s Community Service

Gettysburg, PA—Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) invites the community to attend a celebration of Tom Jolin’s 18 years of dedicated service on its Board.  Jolin is a founder of HABPI. The reception will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Charlie Sterner Building at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. Light …

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Mayor Frealing honored by Democratic women

Gettysburg Mayor Rita Frealing was honored as an outstanding elected Democratic woman at the annual Pennsylvania Democratic Women’s Federation brunch in Harrisburg in November 2022.  The organization honors currently elected women from across the Commonwealth who are nominated by their local chapter.  Mayor Frealing was nominated by the Adams County Federation of Democratic Women for …

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Secretary of Agriculture showcases must-see exhibits at 2023 PA Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by canine companion Honey Bee, for a tour of the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center today to showcase new features and returning favorites focused on progress at the 2023 Farm Show. On their tour, Redding and Honey Bee visited some must-see exhibits and encouraged Pennsylvanians to …

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Community Foundation scholarship application opens January 1

(Gettysburg, PA: 1/1/2023) – Graduating Adams County high school seniors can apply for more than one hundred local scholarships through the Adams County Community Foundation Scholarship Program beginning January 1, 2023. To apply, students simply create their personal student profile and complete one application by March 15 atwww.adamscountycf.org to be automatically matched to local scholarships. Community …

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Gov. Wolf encourages low-income households to enroll in Affordable Connectivity Program

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is reminding low-income Pennsylvanians to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help reduce the cost of internet service.  “The Affordable Connectivity Program is another opportunity to help us close the digital divide so that all Pennsylvanians can have internet service,” said Gov. Wolf. “The need for reliable, at-home internet service is …

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Historic Barn for sale in Gettysburg

A 101.36 acre farm that was part of the Battle of Gettysburg is for sale. The property is at 374 Cunningham Rd. The listing price is $3.5 million. According to the listing agent’s website, the property is thought to have been a mustering point of the battle. The property on Marsh Creek includes a guest …

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ACAC displays artwork by Larry Brogan, Elsie Shackleton, and Al Oussoren

The Adams County Arts Council, 125 South Washington Street, will be celebrating the opening First Friday reception of exhibitions by Bermudian Springs High School, Littlestown High School, and Alloway Creek Elementary School student work, Larry Brogan, Al Oussoren, and Elsie Shackleton on Friday, January 6, 5-7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the …

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Special education events at Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg National Military Park will start the new year with events for families with special learners.    “We aim to provide unique access to our park stories, artifacts, and education staff that elevates the fun and learning potential for an ever-expanding circle of kids.” explained Barbara Sanders, Education Specialist for Gettysburg National Military …

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“Love Your Dog. License Your Dog.”

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Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminded Pennsylvania dog owners to purchase a 2023 license from their county treasurer by January 1, 2023. Licenses are not just a responsibility of owning a dog; they protect all Pennsylvania dogs and are the best way to bring your pet home quickly if it’s lost. “If you love …

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Watershed Alliance finds contaminated water in recreational streams

In August the Watershed Alliance of Adams County found that the majority of Adams County streams it tested were contaminated with E.coli at levels exceeding those recommended for recreational use by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). Supported by a grant from the South Mountain Partnership, the Watershed Alliance tested twenty-one sites on ten …

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Totem Pole’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Friday at The Majestic

Totem Pole Playhouse in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre will present Thunderbird Limited’s original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Carl Schurr and Wil Love on Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm at Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.  The production will run with limited performances until Dec. 18.  Featuring 34 actors, young and …

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Annual Tuba Carol Fest is Friday night

Tuba players from around the area will present 30 minutes of Christmas carols on Lincoln Square at the steps of the Gettysburg Hotel, beginning at 7 p.m.This is the 26th year for the ever-popular fest, sponsored by the Adams County Arts Council. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Gettysburg Hotel and served by Destination …

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Gettysburg Garden Club Creates Year-Round Beauty

It was a rainy morning in Gettysburg last Saturday, December 3. However, despite the weather, at 8:00 a.m., a long line had formed in front of the Gettysburg Fire Department. When doors unlocked at 9:00 a.m., customers filed into the building, entering the community room. The much-anticipated event was the Gettysburg Garden Club’s 62nd Annual …

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Gettysburg Police share scam alert

The Gettysburg Police Department has recently been made aware of a scam currently targeting residents in the surrounding area. An unknown party is calling people claiming they represent Gettysburg Police Department and soliciting donations. The calls seem to be originating from a number based in Maryland. This is a scam. The Gettysburg Police Department is …

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Agriculture Secretary Tours Veteran-Owned Farms, Encourages Supporting Farmer Veterans this Holiday Season

Moon Township, PA – Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. “More than 7,000 Pennsylvanians are veterans who continue to serve through …

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A Season for Depression

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According to the National Weather Service, the winter solstice, or the shortest day of the year, will be on Wednesday, December 21st. Other meteorologists will cite the first day of December as the first day of meteorologic winter. Either way, individuals who experience a seasonal pattern of depression already know that the days have become …

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Toys for Tots in 75th Year

The Marine Corp League Toys for Tots celebrates its 75th Anniversary this Holiday Season. We continue to put smiles on thousands of children’s faces Christmas morning in the Adams County and Hanover Area. Last year, the Adams-Hanover campaign delivered more than 26,000 toys to 3,600 children. This year requests have increased, and the program is …

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Butler Township Receives $1 million Grant to Advance Plans on New Township Facility

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of the Budget has awarded Adams County’s Butler Township $1 million from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to construct a multipurpose municipal complex. Grant funding will be used to advance plans on a new, fully functional township facility where safety and security are a priority. The proposed project will include …

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Gettysburg proposed 2023 budget available for public inspection

The proposed Gettysburg Borough 2023 budget is available on the borough’s website for public viewing and comment. The budget will potentially be approved at the Dec. 12 council meeting. According to the borough, the budget highlighs are: No Tax Increase Two Additional Police Officers Borough-wide Rezoning Project Capital Projects Advanced Gettysburg Welcome Center (Grant Application …

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Adams County Housing Authority Seeks Landlords for voucher program

Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA) is seeking new landlords to participate in its Housing Choice Voucher program and is offering signing bonuses. The program is the federal government’s major method for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. The program is sometimes …

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Local nonprofits collaborate to reduce violence

Four community organizations in south-central Pennsylvania are teaming up with the national non-profit Urban Rural Action to launch ​Uniting to Prevent Targeted Violence, an 18-month program to build new relationships across divides, implement projects that reduce risks of targeted violence, and raise community members’ awareness of targeted violence. The participating organizations are CONTACT Helpline, Just …

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Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers

Volunteer bell ringers for the Salvation Army Kettle at Walmart are still needed. Bell ringing starts after Thanksgiving and continues through December 24. Some days are filled, but there are plenty of openings still to go. It takes 90 minutes and helps to raise money to provide for emergencies for some of our less affluent …

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7th SpiriTrustTurkey Trot 5K Open To All

After trotting on their own for two years, Spirit Trust Lutheran – The Village At Gettysburg – is opening its Turkey Trot to the community again this year. On Saturday, November 19th, they will host a 5k “race” at 8:30 a.m, followed by a “waddle” at 9:00 am for those who just want to get out …

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Breaking The Silence

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Thursday, November 17, at 7 PM two members of the group Breaking the Silence will speak in Valentine Hall at United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg. This free event is sponsored by the Middle East Justice and Peace Group of South Central PA. Come to hear former Israeli soldiers Becca and Amir share their experience of …

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Democracy For America Offers Post-Election Meetup

Thursday, November 107 pm, YWCA Community Room DFA’s Leon Reed and Professor Char Weise of Gettysburg College will appraise the results (to the extent they are known) of the 2022 elections, considering such issues as election results and trends in Pennsylvania (governor, senator, state legislature); national results and trends (who will or is likely to …

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“Teen Angels” Holiday Outreach

Looking for “Angels” in our community to help teens during the holiday The Adams County Independent Living (IL) is offering a holiday outreach for youth 14-18 years of age.  This program targets youth who are in need of holiday assistance and are receiving services through Adams County Children & Youth Services (ACCYS) and/or receiving IL …

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Unitarians host Pledge Service to end racism

The Gettysburg Unitarian Universalist Church Faith and Community Committee would like to issue a special invitation to members and friends to join us on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 10:30am to attend our UUG service where we will be introducing The Pledge to End Racism. The Pledge is a personal commitment to work on ourselves …

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Fall Leaf Collection Notice

Borough of Gettysburg Public Works has begun picking up piles of leaves as they appear, but leaf collection will not officially begin until after Brush Pick-Up. Leaf collection will begin the week of November 14th, 2022, and continue until the end of the year. Please place leaves along the curb (not in the street), or along …

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“Ukrainian Icons” : A Benefit for Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian War

Prof. Kateryna Dovgan of McDaniel College will offer a lecture, “Ukrainian Icons,” as a benefit for victims of the Russo-Ukrainian War, on Sun., Nov. 13, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Mount St. Mary’s University’s Knott Auditorium, in Emmitsburg. Prof. Dovgan, an art conservator, teaches art and art history at McDaniel and hails from Kyiv, Ukraine, where …

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Holiday gingerbread tradition returns

The Adams County Arts Council’s 13th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart returns on Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. , at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Admission is free for children with a $1 donation requested for adults. Kennie’s …

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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 …

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Main Street Gettysburg Receives Grant for Welcome Center from Nature Alliance and Heritage Center

Main Street Gettysburg is pleased to announce a major donation for its Gettysburg Welcome Center Project from the Gettysburg Nature Alliance, which operates the Gettysburg Heritage Center.  The Nature Alliance this week provided a generous donation of $25,000 to Main Street Gettysburg for the Gettysburg Welcome Center, a $1.4 million public-facility project in historic downtown, …

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The modern Rotary Club

There are many myths associated with service organizations.  Rotary International consists of 1.4 million members around the  globe, doing good works in our communities and the world.  I would like to dispel some myths about Rotary: MYTH 1: Rotary is a secret society with an official creed. TRUTH: Rotary has no secret handshake, no hat, …

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POWER Interfaith will rally to support democracy tomorrow

POWER Intertfaith’s Freedom Express bus tour, a statewide voting rights action campaign, will stop in Gettysburg to hold a public rally on Monday Oct. 31 at 2:00 p.m. to heal our faith in democracy. In this hotly contested election cycle, where White Christian Nationalists are threatening the very foundations of our democracy, POWER Interfaith clergy …

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“Trailgating” event at Strawberry Hill tomorrow

Trailgating is Strawberry Hill’s annual community event! The afternoon is full of family fun for all ages, with live music, food, yard games, children’s activities, nature crafts, a campfire, and live animals. Trailgating also features a cornhole tournament and great prizes. October 22, Noon-4:00 p.m. – Free Admission Food and Beverage Available for Purchase Featuring …

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YWCA Cancels 10-Mile Race

In a post last week on its website, the YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County stated that, “We have made the difficult decision to cancel the CommUnity Spirit 10-Mile Race scheduled for Sunday, October 30. The 10-Miler had been planned “as an alternative to the YWCA’s 30-year-old Spirit of Gettysburg 5K, which was run for …

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Bell-ringers needed

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the Kettle bell at Walmart during the Christmas season. Bell ringers are scheduled for 90-minute sessions. Money collected is used to help people with emergencies—including heat, medicine, utilities, temporary emergency shelter, etc. throughout the year. Some of the money is also used to send children to …

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Chamber Prayer Breakfast scheduled

The annual Adams County Prayer Breakfast offers an invitation to everyone in our business community. The breakfast is a popular event sponsored by The Chamber Gettysburg & Adams, and the local chapter of CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection). The breakfast, located at the Comfort Suites, 945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA occurs on Tuesday, October 25, …

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Farmers Market Will Move to the rec park in 2023

After a series of productive discussions with the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA), the Adams County Farmers Market has finalized plans to move to the Gettysburg Rec Park in 2023. The market will be located in the parking lot in front of the Sterner Building, directly off Long Lane. The farmers market is moving from …

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Rotary to honor Habitat volunteer

Having demonstrated the fundamental tenet of Rotary International of service above self, Carl L. “Pete” Ricker is the recipient of the 2022 Dwight D. Eisenhower Humanitarian Award. Presented by the Rotary Club of Gettysburg, this award is given to residents of Adams County who demonstrate a life-long commitment to the local community and to the …

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2022 Giving Spree goes live on Nov. 3

The Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree, returns on Thursday, November 3, 2022, marking its twelfth year. The Community Foundation is keeping the Giving Spree virtual and outdoors for one more year. Last year 2,500 Giving Spree donors gave $3.08 million making it the largest (per capita) “give day” in the country, surpassing “The Big …

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Gettysburg Garden Club’s October Speaker will discuss orchids

The Gettysburg Garden Club is pleased to have as their October speaker Horticulturist Carol Allen. Carol has her master’s degree in plant science from the University of Maryland and has taught a wide range of horticultural topics and biological sciences at local colleges and universities. She also served a term as a supervisory horticulturist at …

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GNP Deer Management Program will run through March 2023

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Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will conduct lethal removal of white-tailed deer as part of the White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement between October 2022 through March 2023. This action addresses over-browsing of native vegetation and agricultural crops and is a management strategy that supports long- term protection, preservation, and restoration of …

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Gettysburg Borough offices closed today and tomorrow

Borough Offices Closed Thursday (October 6) and Friday (October 7) Staff Training and Project ImplementationMunicipal Offices ClosedThursday, October 6, 2022 and Friday, October 7, 2022 Gettysburg Borough offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 7, 2022 and Friday, October 8, 2002. The closure will enable Borough staff to focus on multiple project …

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2022 Pick Up Gettysburg on Saturday

2022 Pick Up Gettysburg is here!! Take pride in Gettysburg and support mental health awareness! It’s time for Pick up Gettysburg! Honoring Rodney Edmonds life and led by his daughter Miraya. Rodney used to pick up litter around town with his daughter. In 2020, Rodney lost the battle with mental health. Let’s honor his life …

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