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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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Suspect in Gettysburg shooting is captured

Update: The Gettysburg Police department has arrested 35‐year‐old Raleek E. Brown of Gettysburg and charged him in connection with this shooting. Brown has been charged with Attempted Homicide, two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Simple Assault and one count of Persons not to possess Firearms. Brown has been lodged in the Adams County …

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CFY sponsors “Prevention Happens Here” week

National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will take place May 8-14.  Various events and promotions of Prevention Week …

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Gettysburg Halloween Parade planned for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

Community organization Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg has announced the details about this year’s Gettysburg Halloween Parade. The parade will take place on Tuesday, October 25, with a rain date of Thursday, October 27. Parade registration is now open at www.gettysburghalloweenparade.com. Entries are due by October 11. There will be cash prizes in a number of categories …

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WE Women Empowered presents WE Wednesday: Grace: You’re Worth It!

WE Women Empowered presents WE Wednesday: Grace: You’re Worth It! The event features Kelley Latta, speaker, author, and entrepreneur! The inspiration starts at 6:00 p.m., May 18 at Comfort Suites, 945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. This in-person event is free and open to all current, aspiring, or retired professional women. However, registration is required. For more …

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Gettysburg College Head Baseball Coach John Campo announces retirement

After coaching nearly 1,500 baseball and football games and overseeing the development of thousands of student-athletes at Gettysburg College, baseball coach John Campo has announced his retirement following the conclusion of the 2022 campaign. Campo, who spent 36 of his 37 years at Gettysburg at the helm of the baseball program, leaves as the program’s …

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Community Foundation awards $188K in scholarships

The Adams County Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) today announced $188,000 in new scholarship awards to students in Adams County and South-Central Pennsylvania. The amount awarded brings the total amount of scholarships granted by the Community Foundation since its founding to more than $1.4 million dollars. Awards range from $500 to $30,000 each and go …

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Charles Stangor presents “Local news: Love it or lose it.”

Charles Stangor, owner, publisher and editor of Gettysburg Connection, will present a talk as part of the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County’s Mission Moment series on May 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The title is “Local news: Love it or lose it.” The presentation will be on Zoom at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89562524338?pwd=UG9MOStzNVdTd1RqYVNLNWw0cFlSZz09 Meeting ID: …

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Tree Planting Maintenance Workshop at the Ag Center

The Adams County Conservation District (ACCD) is hosting a tree planting maintenance workshop at the Ag Center on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The program will offer hands-on training, with topics covering proper tree planting, sheltering, and maintenance techniques,along with information on the importance of planting “the right tree in the right place.” …

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Caregiver… A Love Story airs tomorrow online

This is a reminder that the virtual screening of “Caregiver…A Love Story” is taking place tomorrow, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link at 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org. Attending the screening? Will you share the message by writing a review for the Connection!

PA protects three large farms in Adams from future development

Pennsylvania’s Farmland Preservation Program announced this month that it has protected 3,528 acres on 40 farms in 19 counties from future development, investing more than $9.7 million in state and county dollars in preserving prime farmland for tomorrow. The investment also leverages $735,170 that will go toward preserving farms on waitlists in six counties. The …

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Megan Shreve wins national Excellence in Governance award

WellSpan Health has announced that Megan Shreve, Chair of WellSpan Health’s Board of Directors, has won the Excellence in Governance award presented by Modern Healthcare, a national industry leader in the healthcare news and information community. The award recognizes influential individuals who foster advancement in culture, mission and performance through their leadership on healthcare organization …

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Gettysburg Majestic will present first-ever Ken Burns Film Festival

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater announced yesterday it will host the first-ever film festival dedicated solely to the work of award-winning documentarian Ken Burns next February 10-12, 2023. More than a career retrospective, festival-goers will engage with Burns, his collaborators, historians, and Gettysburg College students in consequential conversations about the simple question Burns has explored in …

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Quarantine and permitting fight invasive spotted lanternfly, now found in Adams

As the invasive spotted lanternfly’s spring hatch approaches, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced in March that the department has added 11 counties to Pennsylvania’s quarantine zone. Adams, Armstrong, Bedford, Centre, Fulton, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Snyder, Union, and Washington counties bring the total to 45 Pennsylvania counties quarantined. “Spotted lanternflies threaten outdoor businesses and quality of …

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Arts Council invites community to Youth Recylable Art Contest Awards Ceremony

The Adams County Arts Council invites participants, their families, and the community to join us for the Youth Recyclable Art Contest/Exhibit awards ceremony taking place at 6pm on April 21, 2022. Over 70 entries from county-wide students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, will be awarded cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners in five …

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Medicine Takeback will be April 30

Please dispose of your unused, expired, or unwanted medications safely and in an environmentally friendly way. To help you, the next Adams County medicine takeback will be held in locations around Adams County on Saturday April 30. The event is sponsored by Collaborating for Youth.

Gettysburg police chief Glenny joins Sen. Mastriano to support using federal American Rescue Plan funds for police

Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny attended a joint press conference today near the Harrisburg Capitol Building to support police funding legislation, Senate Bill 1193, that would allocate $100 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to create the “Law Enforcement Recovery Grant Program.” The funds would be used to support police departments. The proposed legislation …

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David Wills House Reopens for 2022

Beginning April 23, 2022, the historic David Wills House will reopen, free of charge, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Effective June 2, 2022, operations will expand to Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. National Park Service Rangers will staff the home with support from Main Street Gettysburg. The reopening of …

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HACC faculty vote for union representation

Faculty at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, have voted to affiliate with the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The PSEA will represent full-time and adjunct faculty in collective bargaining with the College. “The faculty have made their decision, and we respect that,” said HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D. “We will work with …

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African American siblings rejuvenate Gettysburg’s Keystone Inn Bed and Breakfast

African American siblings rejuvenate Gettysburg’s Keystone Inn Bed and Breakfast The Keystone Inn, located at 231 Hanover St. in Gettysburg, has been purchased and renovated by siblings Patrick, Christine, and Stephen Campbell. The new owners, perhaps the first African Americans to own a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, have created a space where people can …

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Carroll Valley Twins Win Top Awards in the 2022 Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

Two Carroll Valley students swept the Middle School division of the Frederick County, MD 41st Annual Secondary Science and Engineering Fair last week by combining their love of horses with their interests in engineering and veterinary medicine. Emma and Sarah Simmons, 7th grade students at Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg, MD, were named the Overall …

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History Meets the Arts this weekend

The 2022 edition of History Meets the Arts will be held Friday April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday April 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Gettysburg Fire Company Community Room, Rear 35 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg PA 17325 . Admission is free. The event is presented by Lord Nelson’s Gallery …

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Wellspan loosens visitation and mask restrictions

Effective Monday, April 4, due to the continuing decline of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across south central Pennsylvania, WellSpan care facilities are modifying many COVID-19 guidelines for patients and visitors. Patient Visitation WellSpan is allowing open visitation of patients, with the exception of patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected of being positive pending test results.   COVID-19 …

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WM shares Information for Gettysburg residents

Gettysburg Borough received this information from the new waste and recycling hauler, Waste Management: As of April 1, 2022, WM is the official waste and recycling hauler for Gettysburg Borough. In March, residents should have received a welcome letter with information about their service. WM will continue to provide service to residents on Mondays and …

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Waste Management doing its job

By Sue Cipperly, Gettysburg The Waste Management contract for Gettysburg begins today, April 1.  WM trucks are out delivering trash receptacles to those who have had them, or requested them, based on records provided by the borough.  If folks don’t get a bin, they can follow the instructions on the borough website – www.gettysburgpa.gov — to …

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GNMP observation towers will close briefly for inspection

Gettysburg National Military Park has announced temporary and intermittent closures of all three of the park’s observation towers for safety inspections. Structural engineers will inspect all three of the park’s observation towers from April 5 to April 8. Inspections will take place via vertical access (rappelling) and by hypsometric laser scanning. Each of the park’s …

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Majestic Theater offers “Open Captions” on Tuesday film showings

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater now offers open-captioned screenings of most first-run films shown on Tuesdays.  These films are presented with captioned dialogue shown on-screen to all viewers, much like a subtitled film in a foreign language. Presenting movies with open captions makes movies more accessible to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, for whom …

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Majestic Theater drops required masking

Effective today, March 11, masks are no longer required to attend most live performances and films at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater. This update was made in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC and Gettysburg College, and the current low level of COVID-19 transmission in Adams County. Masking is welcomed as an option for …

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Gettysburg Borough announcements

The following announcements were made today via email from Gettysburg Borough: Spring Street Sweeping The annual spring street sweeping will begin March 28 and continue until late April. Please expect temporary no parking signs to be put in place on some streets. Storm/ Sanitary Sewer Cross Bores The borough will continue to inspect storm and …

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Remembering Jean Odom

Editor’s note: Adams County lost a resident who made a difference on February 24 with the passing of Jean Odom.  Odom was a continual contributor to the good of the county. Odom’s son Darryl Jones, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Gettysburg College, said she was “an amazing example and a bright light.” The following …

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Remembering Jean Odom

Editor’s note: Long-time contributor to Adams County Jean Odom passed away on February 24. Below is an email shared by of South Central Community Action Programs, Inc. CEO Megan Shreve. I started working at SCCAP the first time in 1987 as the assistant director of Wee Care Leaning Center. That is when I first met …

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Beginning March 1, Gettysburg residents can pay their tax bills via credit card

Gettysburg Borough Tax Collector Lisa Angstadt will begin accepting credit card payments on March 1st for Gettysburg borough real estate, per capita/occupation, and school real estate tax payments. The payments will be through GovPayNet and accessible through the following link: https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/cyg/plc/a0051u Taxpayers should be sure Angstadt’s name is at the top of the page. Taxpayers …

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Thaddeus Stevens celebration scheduled

The Thaddeus Stevens Society has planned three days of celebrations, including the installation of a statue in front of the Adams County Courthouse, on April 1, 2, and 3, 2022. Some more information about Stevens is here. Steven’s statesmanship and patriotism, and especially his dogged determination and intelligence, led him to take actions to advance …

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Wolf Administration Continues COVID-19 Support for Healthcare Workers, Hospitals and Patients

Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter today said two additional state-directed healthcare strike teams and another long-term care regional support team are providing requested assistance for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities caring for patients with COVID-19. “The Wolf Administration continues to follow through on efforts initiated during the most recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations,” Klinepeter said. …

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Wellspan Health’s innovative nursing program steadies staffing challenges

WellSpan Health has announced the growth of its WellStaffed™ program of floating nurses across its regional health system to address urgent patient care needs at each hospital while also providing professional growth opportunities and expanded skill set for the participating nurses. The program, which operates across WellSpan hospitals, was born out of an approach utilized …

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Nominations Sought for Peacemaker Awards

The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) is seeking nominations for its annual Peacemaker Awards. The Lifetime of Peacemaking Award and the Peacemaker of the Year Award both honor local residents who have made a significant contribution to the pursuit of peace, justice, or environmental sustainability, either locally or on a broader scale. The …

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PA reports on state Covid trends

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a weekly COVID-19 update as of Monday, Feb. 14.     “The latest post-vaccination, often called breakthrough, data continues to prove the science that getting up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations is effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death,” said Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter. In Pennsylvania, from January 2021 through Feb. 11, 2022:  71 percent of reported COVID-19 cases,   83 percent of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations, and   80 percent of …

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Gettysburg College will loosen mask requirements and stop testing students

Although 270 students have now tested positive for Covid since the start of the year, Gettysburg College will stop regular testing for students on Monday. Saying that “positivity rates are on a steady decline and that the students who have tested positive this semester were predominately asymptomatic,” Vice President for College Life and Dean of …

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Wolf Administration Announces Long-Term Care Regional Support Sites to Help Relieve Strain on Healthcare Workers, Hospitals

Leaders of the Pennsylvania departments of Health and Military and Veterans Affairs along with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today announced four long-term care regional support sites to relieve pressure on hospitals and skilled nursing facilities due to a high number of patients with COVID-19. “Establishing these long-term care support sites will benefit hospitals and …

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Support Project Gettysburg-Leon while enjoying wine and chocolate

You can support the work of Project Gettysburg-Leon by participating in their Wine and Chocolate tasting, to be held via Zoom on Saturday Feb. 19, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will support PGL’s work in León, Nicaragua, including sustainable gardening programs, after-school enrichment for youth, support for an orphanage, and arts programs. Certified Sommelier …

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America’s Got Talent Finalist Brings Silhoutte magic to the Majestic

Experience thrilling and mysterious shadow silhouettes rendered live in Catapult: Magic Shadows at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater on Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m. This show is made possible by WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTS Healthy Family Series. “Catapult is one of the most magical stage shows I’ve ever seen,” enthused Majestic Theater Founding Executive Director …

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Sunday showtimes will be vaccine-only at Gettysburg Majestic Theatre

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will offer vaccination-required movie showings every Sunday beginning February 6. All movie showings every Sunday will require full COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Vaccination will not be required to attend movies on Mondays through Saturdays. “Many of our most faithful movie goers are over the age of 60, and have told me …

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GNMP Winter Programs Continue

Gettysburg National Military Park winter programs will continue through Sunday, March 12, 2022. Park staff and invited historians will once again offer the Winter Lecture Series as well as the popular Reading Adventures program for children ages 4 to 10 and their families. These free programs are presented at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum …

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Adams County Community Foundation Names Philanthropic Advisor to Serve Professional Advisors

The Adams County Community Foundation has announced that Theresa DiLoreto, CFRE has joined its staff as Philanthropic Advisor. Theresa will serve as the Community Foundation’s liaison with legal and financial advisors, connecting them with the Community Foundation’s options for incorporating philanthropy into clients’ lifetime and estate plans. Community Foundation President and CEO Ralph Serpe says, …

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WellSpan offers beginning yoga sessions during American Heart Month

These virtual sessions are designed for those who have never tried yoga before and are looking to explore new ways to increase physical activity and reduce stress for a healthier heart.  Register in the links below: Feb 17th at noon: https://www.wellspan.org/events/details/Yoga-for-a-Healthy-Heart—VIRTUAL/3808 Feb. 22nd at 6pm: https://www.wellspan.org/events/details/Yoga-for-a-Healthy-Heart—VIRTUAL/3809

Gagliardi to present in Kiwanis speaker series

The Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis Club has announced a new monthly speakers series beginning on Monday, January 24 at its 7:00 p.m. meeting. The first speaker in the series will be Yeimi {Jaime) K. Gagliardi, a Latino health educator in Adams County for WellSpan Health and chairperson for the Latino Services Task Force and the Tobacco …

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Buzz Jones to speak on “Why Jazz Matters”

The Adams County Arts Council will host their first Third Thursday Brown Bag lunch session of 2022 on Thursday, January 20 at noon. Buzz Jones presents “Why Jazz Matters: The Legacy of Satchmo and Duke, arguably two of the most seminal figures in 20th century American music.  You will learn about the early years of …

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Gettysburg College Art Faculty Exhibition Open Jan 28 through March 4, 2022

View all Adams County Art Exhibitions A selection of recent works by Gettysburg College’s studio art faculty – Mark Warwick, Tina Gephart, Austin Stiegemeier, John Kovaleski, Henry Gepfer, and Amanda Berg – will be on display at Schmucker Art Gallery starting January 28. Gallery Talk: January 28, noon-1pm Opening Reception: January 28, 4:30-6:30 pm Schmucker …

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Reduced Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) on Feb. 12

The original masters of abridgement, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, land on stage at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater February 12 at 7:30 p.m. with their riotous take on humor, “The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged).” Tickets are available now at the Majestic Theater Box Office. “This frenetic performance is like speed reading A Prairie Home Companion’s …

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Adams County Arts Council features K-12 students and member works through January

The Adams County Arts Council, 125 South Washington Street, will be celebrating the opening exhibitions of Bermudian Springs High School, Littlestown High School, and Alloway Creek Elementary School student work, along with works by Warren Tracy Davis and Elsie Shackleton on Friday, January 7, 5-7:00 p.m. for a First Friday opening reception.  The shows will …

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