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Heritage Festival will offer music, food, fun, and safety for all ages

Bringing people together through music, food and the arts has been the goal of the Adams County Heritage Festival since 1991. We are celebrating our Thirtieth Anniversary with a terrific entertainment line-up and great ethnic food – not to mention cultural displays, children’s activities, live animals, craft vendors, non-profit booths and a children’s bicycle parade. On top …

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Gettysburg Foundation to Host Fall Family Day at Spangler at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

The Gettysburg Foundation will host Fall Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The event marks the final opportunity to visit the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital this year. Offering free admission and the opportunity for the Adams …

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Pick it up! for Rodney Edmond tomorrow

Rodney Edmond used to walk around Gettysburg picking up litter with his young daughter Miraya. She wore gloves, a safety vest, and a crown. Rodney cared about the environment and loved Gettysburg. Unfortunately, Rodney lost his battle with depression in August 2020. To honor his life, and pick up the spirits of his daughter and …

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PA Dept. of Health reports vaccines work: 97% of COVID Deaths, 95% of Hospitalizations and 94% of Cases are Among Un-vaccinated Pennsylvanians

Lancaster, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s report on COVID-19 post-vaccination cases, commonly known as “breakthrough cases,” shows the overwhelming majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state are among the unvaccinated.  “With nearly seven million Pennsylvanians fully vaccinated, the data makes it clear: the vaccines are safe and effective at preventing severe illness …

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Ring Out Bells to celebrate the Constitution on Constitution Day!

Event Date: 4:00-4:05 pm Friday, September 17, 2021  Adams County Residents are invited to join The Gettysburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, churches, and civic buildings in ringing bells for 5 minutes from 4:00 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021 to celebrate the start of Constitution Week.  Constitution Week is celebrated annually …

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Announces Spring 2021 Dean’s and President’s Lists

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, central Pennsylvania’s preeminent educational institution for the health care field, today announced its Dean’s List honorees for the Spring 2021 semester with 411 students recognized. Additionally, 120 students were named to the President’s List.  To attain Dean’s List honors, students need to obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or …

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The 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event

The 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event that will include in-person and virtual programming. These programs will take place from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19. Due to safety measures during the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, we will not host our traditional living history encampment …

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#MoreHistory will engage historians and public in Civil War Era conversations on Saturday

Gettysburg National Military Park is pleased to partner with the Journal of the Civil War Era and Gettysburg College on a series of special events to be held in the park on Saturday, September 18. From 12 pm to 2 pm, join National Park Service rangers, historians, and volunteers at select sites throughout the battlefield for a special look …

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Gettysburg Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19

Community organization Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg (BIG) recently shared details about this year’s Gettysburg Halloween Parade. The parade will take place on Tuesday, October 19 with a rain date of Wednesday, October 20. Parade registration is now open at www.facebook.com/gettysburghalloweenparade or www.gettysburgpa.gov/community- events. Entries are due by October 10. There will be cash prizes in a …

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Gettysburg Borough Offers Electronics Recycling For Residents on September 19

Waste Connections, Inc. and the Borough of Gettysburg will be offering an electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Borough Public Works Building, 457 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. All “covered devices,” as defined by Pennsylvania law, can be recycled.  Permitted items include TVs, CPUs, laptops, tablets, TV and computer screens, remotes, keyboards, …

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Two New Exhibitions at Schmucker Art Gallery

Two new exhibits open tomorrow at Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery.  Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography September 8 – December 7, 2021 Across the West and Toward the North features stunning historical images of waterfalls, rocky mountains, glaciers, and geysers in Norway and the United States. This large …

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Work by Central PA Artist Robert Patierno on Display at Majestic Theater Art Gallery

“A Moveable Feast,” a wide-ranging selection of wood block prints, charcoal drawings, and watercolor paintings by Central Pennsylvania artist Robert Patierno is on display daily at the Majestic Theater’s art gallery now through the end of November. The gallery is open daily during Majestic business hours.  “Art making is my attempt to make order of …

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Explore Flohr’s Church Cemetery with the Adams County Historical Society

With burials dating to the 1790s, Flohr’s Church is one of the earliest German Lutheran congregations in the area. Still active, this Franklin Township graveyard contains some 3,000 known burials and countless unmarked graves. Join Adams County Historical Society historian Timothy H. Smith on Tuesday, September 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on a walk …

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Wolf administration requires masking in schools, learning, and child care settings beginning next week

With a focus on protecting students and keeping them in classrooms, Governor Tom Wolf joined the departments of Health, Human Services and Education today to discuss the current state of COVID-19 and a new Secretary of Health order requiring masks to be worn inside K-12 school buildings, early learning programs and child care providers. The order takes effect 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.   …

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Tomorrow is Kids’ Day at the Farmers Market

We hope you will bring out all the young farmers market fans in your life for Kids Day tomorrow, August 28th! We have lots of fun, free activities including airbrush tattoos by Adventure in Fun, a cute build-your-own bouquet station thanks to our friends from LocaFlora Design, and some cool take-and-make kids art kits. We also have a whole cast …

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Kids’ Day at the Farmers Market

The much beloved Kids’ Day event is back for the 2021 farmers market season on Saturday August 28! Join in for games, kids’ activities, free airbrush tattoos, live music, tons of community partners, and so much more! Please save the date and bring any young farmers market fans in your life out this this family-friendly …

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HGAC Barn Tour on Sep. 18

The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) will hold a tour of historic barns in the Gettysburg area on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Proceeds from this Historic Barns Tour will benefit the award-winning HGAC Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program. HGAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on historic preservation in …

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Grand Opening: Children of Gettysburg 1863

Gettysburg visitors and residents will soon have a new, family-friendly attraction to explore when the Gettysburg Foundation opens the Children of Gettysburg 1863 on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the former Rupp House History Center. The interactive adventure for young historians, Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides young visitors with a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the stories of …

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Gettysburg College announces health protocols for fall semester

As students return to campus over the next few weeks, Gettysburg College has implemented strong anti-COVID policies designed to keep them safe. According to campus officials, the college will begin the semester with an outstanding vaccination rate, with the expectation that more than 93% of faculty, staff, and students will be fully vaccinated. The college …

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Bridge on Mason Dixon Road (Route 3002) will close for 7 weeks for repairs

PennDOT announced today that a contractor will begin a bridge maintenance project on Mason Dixon Road (Route 3002) in Adams County. The bridge is located between Barlow Road (Route 2001) and Route 134 in Mount Joy Township. Work includes milling, placing a waterproofing membrane, paving, rock placement, and repointing the stone abutment and wings. An …

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Gettysburg National Night Out Event, 2021

Thanks to Gettysburg Borough and Community Media of South Central PA, here is a video of last week’s National Night Out. The event, a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, included food trucks, vendors, organization displays, tours of the Gettysburg Borough Building, and more.

Music Together® Classes to Return to ACAC

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) is bringing Music Together® classes back to its Arts Education Center (AEC) beginning in September. Ten-week sessions for families with young children will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings beginning on September 17 at the AEC, located at 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA. To register, please visit www.adamsarts.org or call …

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Music Together returns to Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) is bringing Music Together® classes back to its Arts Education Center (AEC) beginning in September. Ten-week sessions for families with young children will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings beginning on September 17 at the AEC, located at 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA. To register, please visit www.adamsarts.org or call …

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Adams County transportation survey now open

ACTPO and the Adams County Office of Planning and Development are currently updating Adams County’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This federally mandated plan, titled ONWARD2050, envisions the needs and goals of Adams County’s transportation system over the next 30 years. As part of the public engagement component of the plan, a survey has been developed …

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A Gettysburg Christmas Festival Returns This Year

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival, the popular annual event that draws thousands to town, will return this year and take place over two weekends, Main Street Gettysburg announced this week. Festival weekends will be Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 and will feature 2021-appropriate activities, promotions, and traditional small-town holiday charm. Main Street Gettysburg produces the event …

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Gov. Wolf celebrates Pennie and Medicaid anniversaries; reinforces importance of affordable, quality health care for Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local officials to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Medicaid and the 2nd anniversary of Pennsylvania’s new state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie, and to encourage Pennsylvanians to visit pennie.com for affordable coverage options. “Access to quality, affordable health care is a right and I have been fighting to expand health care coverage …

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Adams County Arts Council to feature mixed media artist Lora Christine Vannoy

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the First Friday opening reception of Lora Christine Vannoy in the reception hall of the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, on Friday, August 6, 5-7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.  Vannoy’s exhibition will remain up until August 27. Lora “Christy” Vannoy …

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Wolf Administration: prevalence of ticks in Pennsylvania is high, take steps to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases

Pennsylvania Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn met today at Boyd Big Tree Preserve to discuss the high prevalence of ticks in Pennsylvania, highlight the numerous diseases that ticks can carry and remind residents of ways they can protect against tick bites.   …

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New battlefield walking tour series

The Adams County Historical Society is excited to announce three special “Battle Walks” that will take place later this year! Here’s more: August 21st: “We Ought to Have Held the Place Easily”: Barlow’s Knoll (aka Blocher’s Knoll) on July 1, 1863Led by James Hessler and Eric LindbladeOn the afternoon of July 1, 1863, Union Army …

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HGAC Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County: Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Travel back in time and enjoy this rare opportunity to visit inside seven historic barns near Gettysburg.  The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) presents the “Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County” on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The Tour starts at the historic Round Barn near Cashtown where …

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Majestic announces 2021-2022 live season

2021-2022 Celebrity Season announced Tickets on sale to Majestic Theater members August 4; on sale to the general public Friday, August 6! Become a Majestic Theater member today to access the best seats available before everyone else! Click here for membership details. Skerryvore Friday, September 10 – 7:30 pmSkerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, rock …

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The Gettysburg Foundation to host a Special Evening Program at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, Combat Trauma Surgery: Injuries, Methods & Outcomes, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

The Gettysburg Foundation will host a special evening program on Civil War medicine Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the historic barn at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Retired Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Rick Schroeder and retired Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Fran Feyock will present Combat Trauma Surgery: Injuries, Methods & Outcomes. …

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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Summer Season of Living History, August 2021

Ticketholders at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2021 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., through Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. In July 1863, George Spangler’s thriving …

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Gettysburg to celebrate National Night Out

Gettysburg Borough will join hundreds of other communities around the county to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday August 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in front of the borough office at 59 E. High St. Members of local police departments will be in attendance including representatives from the borough’s mounted police force. National Night Out …

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Bridge replacement project to begin on Mummasburg Road in Franklin Township, Adams County

A bridge replacement project on Mummasburg Road (Route 3017) in Adams County is scheduled to begin next week. The bridge spans Mud Run between Crooked Creek Road and Belmont Road in Franklin Township. This project consists of the replacement of the structure, minor approach work, and guide rail updates. The contractor will implement separate vehicle …

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Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg makes donation to Adams County SPCA

Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg (BIG) recently held its first donation drive in support of a local non-profit organization. The Adams County SPCA was selected as the recipient of the drive. Through the generous donations of BIG members and supporters in the local community, BIG was able to donate much needed supplies to the SPCA. Donations included …

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Railroad crossing replacement planned on Brickcrafters Road in Mount Pleasant Township, Adams County; detour will be in place during project

Motorists in Adams County are advised a railroad contractor plans to replace an at-grade crossing on Brickcrafters Road (Route 2015) between Route 30 and Spangler Road in Mount Pleasant Township. Work will be performed from 10 PM Thursday, July 22, to 6 AM Saturday, July 24. The crossing will be closed during this work. A …

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Strawberry Hill seeks executive director

Strawberry Hill is seeking a qualified candidate as our new executive director.For more information about Strawberry Hill, see https://www.strawberryhill.org/ Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to shfemployment@gmail.com. Deadline to apply is July 19, 2021.

Eisenhower Home reopens and ranger-guided programs resume

Eisenhower National Historic Site is pleased to announce the resumption of on-site public programming for the summer on Monday, July 12 with a series of ranger-guided programs. Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume on Friday, July 23. Ranger-guided programs will offer visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the Eisenhower National Historic …

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Adams County Farmers Market seeks board member nominations

The Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA), a Gettysburg-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking nominations for qualified and passionate individuals to serve on the volunteer board of directors. The ACFMA’s board of directors is made up of a cross-section of community leaders, farmers, growers, healthcare professionals, food policy advocates, and other individuals that support the …

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WellSpan Health rewards team for COVID-19 service

WellSpan Health, South Central Pennsylvania’s largest locally governed health system, will grant a special financial award to nearly all team members, later this month, in recognition of their incredible contributions to WellSpan’s mission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Working as One system award of approximately $700 after-tax will be paid in full to WellSpan team members on …

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Department of Aging launches rebrand of Medicare Benefits Enrollment Counseling program

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) announced that as of July 1, the PA State Health Insurance Assistance Program, formerly known as APPRISE, has now been renamed Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, or PA MEDI. Pennsylvania’s Medicare beneficiaries will receive the same services under the same program, just under a new name. PDA’s Education …

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Transforming Health partners promote belonging with a summer read selection

Transforming Health, a WITF initiative in partnership with Capital Blue Cross and WellSpan Health, announced the selection of the 2021 A Summer Read, “You Belong: A Call for Connection,” by Sebene Selassie. Called “a powerful work of spirituality and anti-racism” by Publisher’s Weekly, Selassie’s debut asserts that the key to facing the many challenges impacting …

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The Gettysburg Foundation to host a special evening program at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital: “The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North and South,” July 23, 2021

The Gettysburg Foundation will host a special evening program on Civil War nurses Friday, July 23, 2021, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the historic barn at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Living historians Dawn and Linda will take guests on a journey through The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North and South. The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North and South offers …

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Gettysburg Heritage Center to host numerous authors as part of the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will bring several authors to the Gettysburg Heritage Center for presentations and book signings.  Notable authors, such as Dr. Bradley Gottfried, Tom McMillan, Kent Masterson Brown, Jim Hessler, Jared Frederick & Erik Dorr will be among those in attendance. Book talks followed by signings will take place Friday, …

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Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust awards $15K to Adams County Arts Council for Youth Programming

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) received a grant from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust (RCHCET) for $15,000 to support youth arts programs in 2021-2022. ACAC’s Programs for Youth include summer camps, after-school programs, and family classes that serve children from pre-school through high school throughout the calendar year. These programs benefit area …

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Battle of Gettysburg programming on PCN

Civil war historians and enthusiasts meet on America’s most famous battlefield every year to walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought there in July of 1863. The Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest fight to ever take place on American soil, is explained to visitors and PCN viewers by Gettysburg National Military Park Rangers …

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GMA to begin work on West St

Gettysburg Municiapal Authority will begin work on West Street beginning Tuesday, June 29th, 2021. They will be replacing the water main and water service lines. Anticipate road closures and one lane traffic control on West Street, from W. Middle Street to W. High Street. Once work is completed on West Street, GMA will begin work on W. High …

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Gettysburg Borough plans special brush pickup

In response to the significant tree damage brought on by this week’s thunderstorms, Gettysburg Borough’s public works crews will be mobilizing a  special brush pick-up the week of June 28, 2021, through July 2, 2021. Any resident and/or  business with tree damage is encouraged to place brush at curbside for pick-up. Brush can also be  …

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WellSpan Health president & chief executive officer recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

WellSpan Health is pleased to announce that Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and chief executive officer, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives and is the only honoree from South Central Pennsylvania. The recognition program acknowledges clinicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their …

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Battle of Gettysburg anniversary lecture series at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, July 1-3, 2021

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite visitors to Gettysburg during the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 2021, for a new Gettysburg Anniversary Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation, the Gettysburg Anniversary Lecture Series evening programs will be hosted in the Gettysburg National …

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Skerryvore, Scottish folk-rock band, kicks off the Majestic’s return to live concerts Sept. 10

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater welcomes Scotland’s sensational folk-rock band Skerryvore to the stage Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The band’s performance marks the opening of the Majestic’s 2021-2022 live Celebrity Series and the return of live performance to the historic stage for the first time since March 2020. “Skerryvore’s band members are all master …

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WellSpan closing community COVID-19 vaccination site near Gettysburg

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has declined, WellSpan Health is beginning the process of closing its Adams County Community COVID-19 Vaccination site. The site, located at the Department of Emergency Services near Gettysburg, has begun phasing out vaccine appointments, with the last second dose appointment scheduled for July 1. At that point, all patients …

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ACAC hosts 17th annual juried art exhibition

The Adams County Arts Council in coordination with the Gettysburg College Schmucker Gallery is hosting their 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The art is on display in the Schmucker Gallery until June 25. Due to COVID-19 restrictions for on campus visitors, an opening reception was held on Friday, June 5 at the Adams County Arts …

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Gettysburg borough to resume normal operations

With the availability of vaccinations for the general population and fewer reported positive COVID-19 infections, Gettysburg Borough is taking a giant step toward normalcy as most mask mandates and mitigation mandates requiring social distancing and business closures have been rescinded or substantially relaxed. Gettysburg Municipal Government to Resume Normal BusinessBeginning Monday, June 14, 2021:• The …

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Pella Grant to Main Street Gettysburg Funds Way Ahead for Baltimore Street Project

Main Street Gettysburg is pleased to announce the next step for the Baltimore Street/Gateway Connectivity Project, thanks to a generous grant from Pella Corporation. In April 2021, Pella Corporation provided a generous donation of $25,000 to Main Street Gettysburg, specifically restricted for use toward the Baltimore Street/Gateway Connectivity Project – an $11 million revitalization project in …

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WellSpan COVID Care provides expert help for COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ struggling with array of symptoms

WellSpan Health announces today a new option for patients struggling with COVID-19 “long-haul” symptoms; opening WellSpan COVID Care, a virtual, multidisciplinary program. “We want to provide a coordinated approach that will help us understand and provide effective treatment for these patients who are experiencing persistent effects of COVID-19,” said Dr. Luminita Tudor, pulmonary and sleep …

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Gettysburg Children’s Choir presents virtual spring concert next weekend

The theme of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir’s spring concert is “Listen: A Concert of Stories that Matter.” This concept appears frequently in the pieces the children’s choir and chamber chorale will perform. With so much turmoil in our world, the choir wants to explore with our singers various ways we can better understand and learn from …

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GASD honors retirees

The Gettysburg Area School board honored 14 long-time employees with over 300 years of service with certificates and rounds of applause at their meeting on Monday. “You can never replace the individuals. Thank you all for your dedication to the district and most importantly the kids of our community,” said Superintendent Jason Perrin. The retiring …

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George Spangler Farm and Field Hospital will open its summer season Friday June 11

Ticketholders at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2021 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on the Battle Anniversary, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Friday, June 11 through Sunday, Aug …

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Childcare and Community Health Services Proposed for the $3.4 Million Adaptive Reuse Project

The Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) is partnering with the Bermudian Springs School District (BSSD) on a community and economic development project—being called the Northern Adams Childcare and Community Health Project—that aims to repurpose the district’s former middle school. The project was sparked by Dr. Shane Hotchkiss, BSSD Superintendent, who engaged the Adams Economic …

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Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Foundation Partnership Project: Culp’s Hill Rehabilitation

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are partnering on a Culp’s Hill rehabilitation project. The project will improve the cultural and natural landscape of 18-acres of Culp’s Hill where key battle action occurred on July 2-3, 1863. Work will include the removal of brush and select understory (trees five inches or less in diameter) …

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Wolf Administration Will Lift Mitigation Orders On Memorial Day * Masking Order To be Lifted Only When 70% Of Pennsylvania Adults Are Fully Vaccinated

The Wolf administration, in coordination with the state COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that COVID mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m.  The current order requiring people to wear face coverings when indoors and outdoors when away from home will only be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians are fully …

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GNP Visitor Center Returns to Normal Daily Hours for Visitors

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, home of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, announces new hours of operation throughout the summer starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center had offered visitors reduced hours since reopening its doors June 25, 2020, and …

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Adams County Community Foundation Awards $36,800 In Grants For Littlestown

Adams County Community Foundation’s Lisa Donohoe (left) learns about the equipment purchased through a 2020 grant from the Fund for Littlestown and Selby Family Memorial Fund for Littlestown’s Alpha Fire Company #20 from William Troup, Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMT. Thanks to a “forever gift” from the Selby family, the Adams County Community Foundation awards …

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Library Book Sale this Saturday

Friends of the Library Spring Fever Garage Book Sale Saturday April 24, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  In the garage behind the Gettysburg Library at 140 Baltimore Street Many types of books available for all ages! Cash and credit cards accepted. Please wear a mask and bring your own bag. Hand sanitizer will be available …

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Gettysburg Foundation Names New President

The Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation has appointed Wayne E. Motts as the Foundation’s new president to lead the operations of the national preservation and education organization.  The Gettysburg Foundation owns and operates the LEED Gold-certified Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower …

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Adams County Arts Council Offers Resilience Skills Workshop

As part of its Healing Arts initiative, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) has invited Karen W. Jones, LPC, of Cognitive Health Solutions (www.cognitivehealthsolutions.com) to present interactive workshops that empower participants to practice resilience skills and manage stress. ACAC instructors are invited to participate in the workshops, which will include lunch, at no cost. The …

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Job Offerings at Local Nonprofits

The Adams County Library System has three job opportunities available:  PT Branch Assistant at the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin. 20 hours weekly. Application deadline 4/26/21. PT Branch Assistant at the Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville. 12 hours weekly.  Application deadline 4/30/21. Combination PT Public Services Assistant & Materials Handling Assistant at the Gettysburg Library.  …

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All PA Adults Are Eligible for COVID Vaccines Starting Tomorrow

April 12, 2021 Governor Tom Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced that effective tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID -19 vaccine. “We need to maintain acceleration of the vaccine rollout, especially as case counts and hospitalization rates have increased,” Gov. Wolf said. …

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Underground Railroad Tours Are Back!

Walking tours of Gettysburg’s only Underground Railroad (UGRR) Site recognized by the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” will begin on Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m and everyone is invited to attend. The McAllister’s Mill UGRR Tours were cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, but all of the tour guides have received …

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ACHS Breaks Ground and Selects Museum Design Firm

As site work begins at the future home of the future Adams County Historical Museum on the Biglerville road just north of Gettysburg, the Adams County Historical Society has chosen an architect for the building. The museum planning process has been entrusted to HealyKohler Design, an award-winning firm based in Washington, D.C. HealyKohler is known …

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Mayoral Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Please mark your calendar for the online mayoral candidate forum to be held this Thursday April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join Gettysburg Rising to learn more about the candidates running for Gettysburg Mayor in the May municipal primary election. Please contact Jenny Dumont at gettysburgrising@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom session. View the candidate …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Land Conservancy Auction Artwork and the 26th Annual Recyclable Art Contest Exhibition

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening reception of the LCAC Art Auction Artwork Show and the Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibition on First Friday, April 2, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature …

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New Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight is open in the Museum Lobby at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The introductory exhibition is included with a ticket to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience or the Museum Experience. The spotlight explores the history …

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The Adams County Library System: Help Wanted!

The Adams County Library System has two part-time job opportunities available.  One is for a Part-Time Branch Assistant at the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin.  This position is 20 hours weekly.  Application deadline is March 29, 2021. They also have a Part-Time Youth Services Assistant opportunity at the Gettysburg Library.  This position is 28.5 …

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Gettysburg Rising Hosts Documentary Film On the Assassination and Imprisonment of Philadelphia Activist Group Members

As part of Gettysburg Community Collective’s year of change, Gettysburg Rising is hosting a documentary viewing on Wednesday, March 24, and discussion of the documentary on March 25. “MOVE” describes the rise of Philadelphia activist group MOVE and the subsequent assassination and imprisonment of its founding members. Join us to better understand the unfair treatment …

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Two Retirements Lead to New Leaders at Main Street Gettysburg and Destination Gettysburg

Main Street Gettysburg’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Jill Sellers as its new President. She succeeds the current President of 14 years, Deb Adamik, who will retire later this spring.  “Our Board of Directors is excited to welcome Mrs. Sellers to Main Street Gettysburg” said Board Chair, Timbrel Wallace. …

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Majestic Theater Announces Spring Curbside Popcorn Sales

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will offer “majestically” delicious popcorn for purchase under the marquee at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg on First Fridays this spring. “Our curbside popcorn stand was so popular last fall that customers have been clamoring for a re-run.  And you know why?  Scientific research shows good movie popcorn is the third most …

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More COVID Restrictions to be Lifted on April 4

As COVID-19 cases have declined and vaccination rates are climbing, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the lifting of some targeted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, as well as increased gathering limits. Effective April 4, restaurants may resume bar service; alcohol service will be allowed without the purchase of food; the curfew for removing alcoholic …

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rabbittransit Offers Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments

rabbittransit is offering shared ride transportation service to any community member who needs transportation to and from their scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment.  Advance reservations are required. If you are in need of transportation to a COVID vaccination site, please contact the rabbittransit call center at 1-800-632-9063 no later than noon the business day prior to …

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Office of Aging Receives Donated “Bernie” to Inspire Giving for Home-delivered Meals

The Adams County Office for Aging has been gifted a handmade “Bernie” by Carly Marshall of Gettysburg and her sister, Desirée Wright of Martinsburg, WV to use in raising funds to support the organization’s home-delivered meals program. Through the remainder of March, which is national Nutrition Month, the office is accepting Bernie-inspired donations. One lucky …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County Announces 2021 Events and Board of Directors

The Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC) has approved new board members Norma Calhoun, Erica Duffy, Kaycee Kemper, and Jess Knouse. Randy Phiel, Dave Salisbury, and Matt Sheads were reinstated to new 3-year terms.  Leaving the board are Kelly Alsedek, Katie Epstein, Carrie Russell, and Denise Wood. LCAC thanked each of them for their dedicated …

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Gettysburg Borough to Resume Pre-Pandemic Code Enforcement

Gettysburg Borough has announced its code enforcement priorities for 2021 in preparation for the upcoming Spring and Summer tourism season. Many inspections were relaxed in 2020 due to budget cuts and to assist businesses during difficult economic times brought on by lockdowns and restrictions instituted by state government.  The Borough understands that economic challenges related …

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$763,656 In Federal Stimulus Dollars Coming to Gettysburg Borough

President Biden yesterday signed into law the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” The package will provide $350 billion for state and local governments, with a total of $13.722 billion coming to Pennsylvania. The state will receive $7.5 billion (including $279 million set aside for capital projects), counties will …

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Gettysburg Police Report Shots Fired with Injury

[From the Gettysburg Police Dept. Facebook page] This morning at about 12:15 a.m. the Gettysburg Police Department was dispatched to the area of Chambersburg St. and Racehorse Alley for a reported shots fired call. Officers responded to the area and located a gunshot victim in the 100 Block of Chambersburg St. Witnesses reported hearing the …

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Big Road Project in York Springs on Route 15 to Begin Tonight

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a resurfacing and safety improvement project on Route 15 from just south of York Springs in Adams County to just south of Dillsburg in York County is scheduled to begin Sunday night. Work consists of ramp acceleration and deceleration lane lengthening, intersection safety improvements, and a …

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As COVID Cases Decline and Vaccinations Increase, Gov. Wolf Eases Rules on Gatherings and Lifts Out-of-State Travel Restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the state’s vaccination plan is amplified, the Wolf Administration lifted mitigation restrictions that are effective statewide today. “Pennsylvania is taking a measured approach to revising or lifting mitigation orders,” Gov. Wolf said. “The reason we are seeing cases drop can be attributed, in part, to people following the …

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Emergency Street Closure – 500 Block of Baltimore Street – Fatal Car Wreck Displaces Multiple Residents

First responders remain on the scene of a fatal car crash that occurred at approximately 3:30 AM, March 1, 2021. Multiple buildings erupted in flames after the car exploded and caught fire. The residents of the buildings escaped with the assistance of fire fighters. No resident injuries have been reported. The Red Cross is assisting …

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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania has Reached a Milestone in Its Plan to Vaccinate Seniors in Care

Governor Tom Wolf today marked a milestone in the implementation of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan with the announcement that more than 600 skilled nursing facilities have received first and second doses of the vaccine, and in total more than 315,000 doses of vaccine administered among all long-term care facilities being vaccinated by CVS and …

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Winter Storm Viola to Impact Gettysburg

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Gettysburg – effective through 10:00 AM on Friday, February 19, 2021. TOTAL storm accumulations will range from 6 inches if sleet mixes in to 9 inches if the precipitation remains all snow. Mayor Streeter will likely issue a snow emergency for Gettysburg Borough Thursday …

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Gettysburg JROTC Normandy Trip

The Adams county Gettysburg High JROTC program will be taking a trip to Normandy, France in June of 2022 for the 78th anniversary of D-Day. Our goal is to bring history to life for 30 Cadets, who will participate in D-Day parades, cemetery ceremonies, and other official duties. We are partnered with the non-profit Historic Programs Group and …

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Arts Council Annual Meeting set for March 2, 2021

The Adams County Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 6pm to 7pm virtually.   This year’s hour-long program begins at 6pm.  Members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend this free event virtually by requesting a link to access the meeting. Applause Awards will be presented for …

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Gettysburg Foundation Partners with Foursquare Church to Provide Face Coverings

The Gettysburg Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Foursquare Church in Gettysburg to provide face coverings in the Adams County community. The Ford Motor Company Fund provided the Gettysburg Foundation with 100,000 medical-grade masks produced by Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company’s mask production is part of its #FinishStrong initiative – encouraging Americans to pull …

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UASD Hires Attorneys to Investigate Alleged Racism

The Upper Adams School District today announced the appointment of Fox Rothschild Attorneys at Law of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the third-party investigator to conduct an independent, unbiased assessment of the District’s policies, procedures and response to alleged acts of racism and/or ethnic discrimination recently shared by students and alumni of Biglerville High School on social …

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ACHS Announces Partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is thrilled to announce the formalization of a key partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. This grassroots organization was established to preserve and promote Black history and culture in our community. Like ACHS, GBHM holds precious archival materials that are key to understanding the story of Gettysburg and Adams County. …

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Department of Health Launches “Your Turn” Vaccine Eligibility Tool to Aid in Vaccination Process Across Commonwealth

1-877-PA-HEALTH available to answer questions, provide help Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched a new tool called Your Turn to help Pennsylvanians understand where they fall in the vaccine prioritization effort and to be alerted when it is their turn to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. “Since all seniors …

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Youth Invited to Enter Recyclable Art Contest

Adams County youth, grades K-12, are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit sponsored by OPEN MINDS, McDonalds (JDCS Enterprise) and the Gettysburg Recycling Committee. Public, private, charter, parochial and homeschooled students, Scout troops, youth group members, are encouraged to enter. Local …

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Last Chance: New Oxford Library Virtual Valentine Murder Cruise

Virtual Valentine Murder Cruise Friday, February 12 at 7:00pm Must register by Tuesday, February 9 https://adamslibrary.org/events/virtual-valentine-murder-cruise-murder-mystery-event Everything is going wrong on the “Valentine in Venice” harbor cruise aboard the Love Bucket. First, the water is unusually choppy so people are feeling queasy. Second, the package deal, priced at $9.99 per couple, went viral as “The …

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All-County High School Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase artwork of high-school artists from across Adams County in February for the tenth annual All-County Student Show. The exhibition will feature the best work of some of the county’s most talented high school artists, as selected by Adams County high school art educators from Littlestown, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Bermudian …

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Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Foundation Partnership Project: Culp’s Hill Rehabilitation

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are partnering on a Culp’s Hill rehabilitation project. The project will improve the cultural and natural landscape of 18-acres of Culp’s Hill where key battle action occurred on July 2-3, 1863. Work will include the removal of brush and select understory (trees five inches or less in diameter) along the …

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New 3D Tours of Five Park Buildings Now Available

Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site have launched new 3D tours of five of the park’s historic buildings. These tours provide a new and unprecedented level of access to iconic structures on the Gettysburg battlefield and the Eisenhower farm. Whether you use your home computer, smartphone or virtual reality headset; a visitor …

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UASD Superintendent Outlines District’s Responses to Alleged Racism, Discrimination, and Bullying

In a letter to the school board, Upper Adams School District (UASD) Superintendent Wesley Doll summarized actions the district is taking in response to incidents of alleged racism at Biglerville High School. The alleged incidents have been made public on a Facebook page. The following is the complete text of Doll’s statement: “I know that …

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Proposed changes to the Superintendent’s Compendium

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to provide the public with an opportunity to provide input on proposed changes to the Superintendent’s Compendium for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. The Superintendent’s Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). The …

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Shreve to Head WellSpan Board

WellSpan Health announced today that South Central Community Action Program CEO Megan Shreve has been appointed as the chair of the WellSpan Board of Directors  “I am honored to be selected as chair for the leading health care system in South Central Pennsylvania,” said Shreve. “WellSpan Health continues to transform as an innovative organization with …

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Rediscover Gettysburg in February: Adams County Free Days at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

To welcome Adams County residents back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite them to Rediscover Gettysburg each Thursday during the month of February 2021. Adams County residents can enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National …

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Adams County and SCCAP Benefit Food-Insecure and Frontline Workers Through Operation Restaurant Rescue

Operation Restaurant Rescue is a community fundraiser for families facing food insecurity and front line workers. Just buy a restaurant gift card, mark it with whether you want it to go to a food-insecure family or a front-line worker, and send it to: SCCAP Attn: Operation Restaurant Rescue 153 N. Stratton St. Gettysburg, PA 17325 …

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PA Dept. of Health Announces Drive-In COVID Testing Site in Adams

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available this week in Adams County. The location is the Department of Emergency Services, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg. The building is one mile north of Route 30, across from the Adams Rescue Mission and past the Adams County Prison. Testing will be available from Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 …

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Gettysburg National Park and Eisenhower Site Virtual Winter Lecture Series Runs Jan. 16 to March 27

On Saturday, January 16, 2021 Gettysburg’s popular Winter Lecture series begins. These free digital programs will be broadcast every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from Jan. 16 through March 27 via the Gettysburg National Military Park Facebook page. All presentations will also be archived on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/gett. Featuring National Park Service rangers and …

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Adams County Farmers Market 2021 Vendor Application Portal Now Open

The Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA)’s 2021 Vendor Application is now available online at www.acfarmersmarkets.org/become-a-vendor. ACFMA invites vendors of all types to consider applying, including fruit and vegetable growers, dairies and cheesemakers, and vendors specializing in shelf-stable items such as jams, jellies, pickles, and preserves. Hot and prepared food vendors are also welcome to …

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Special Program in the “An Evening with the Painting” Series: “A Photographic Journey of the Gettysburg Cyclorama”

Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the Cyclorama platform Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at 3 p.m. for A Photographic Journey of the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a special program in the An Evening with the Painting Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Gettysburg Cyclorama, painted in the …

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Gettysburg Announces Emergency Restaurant Zero Interest Loan Program

The food service industry in Gettysburg Borough has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Given the importance of this industry to the local economy, the damage done to Gettysburg restaurants has reverberated throughout the rest of the borough.  Aside from staffing issues and decreased customer numbers as a direct result of the pandemic itself, restaurants have endured countless restrictions that have adversely affected their ability to generate revenue.  As restrictions …

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New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of Scavenger Hunt, Business Decorating Contest, and Residential Decorating Competition

The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of New Oxford Holiday Hunt, which wrapped up at the end of December. The winners of the scavenger hunt, business decorating contest, and residential decorating competition were shared on the Chamber’s Facebook page. The three winners of the scavenger hunt were drawn from the …

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Indoor Dining, Gyms, and School Sports To Reopen on Monday

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced today that the temporary COVID-19 restrictions issued on Dec. 12 will expire as originally planned at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 4. Activities that will gain be allowed after Monday include in-person dining, child-care, hair salons and barber shops, theaters, clubs, and gyms, and extracurricular …

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Christmas Tree Collection Begins Today

Gettysburg Borough will begin collecting Christmas trees today. Residents are urged to place them on top the curb, not in the street, or along the alleys for collection. There will also be a drop-off spot with a sign in the rec park parking lot to drop off trees. Residents can also drop off trees at …

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Gettysburg Police Save “Lifeless” Man

On December 21, 2020 at 9:24 p.m. Gettysburg Police along with Adams Regional EMS were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Baltimore Street in the Borough of Gettysburg. An officer with the Gettysburg Police Department arrived on the scene immediately upon dispatch and found a 22-year-old male lifeless, with no pulse and …

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Adams Economic Alliance to Host “Evergreen” Workshops for Small Businesses

The Adams Economic Alliance will join with the the Small Business Development Center at Shippensburg University, our region’s U.S. Small Business Administration office, to host three “Be an Evergreen” Workshops in the new year. Evergreen businesses are those with the resourcefulness to create enduring, market-leading skill using the seven principles of: PurposePerseverancePeople FirstPrivateProfitPaced GrowthPragmatic Innovation …

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Online Events Coming this Weekend: Civic Chorus Virtual Concert; Gettysburg Community Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

It is time to gather safely at home together around your television or computer to enjoy local holiday traditions that have been moved to a virtual format this year. The holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” will be streamed on the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s YouTube Channel beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The production has a …

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Gettysburg Declares Snow Emergency

Gettysburg Mayor Streeter has declared a snow emergency for Gettysburg Borough effective at 10:00 a.m. today. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow unless extended. Snow rates may exceed 2” per hour at the height of the storm. The impacts of this storm are expected to be severe with dangerous travel …

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With Three of its Five Schools Closed Within the Past Week, GASD Goes Virtual Until January 4

Admitting the difficulties the district has had keeping students safe, Superintendent Jason Perrin announced today the entire Gettysburg Area School District will move to fully remote learning on Wednesday, and that all extra-curricular activities are cancelled. Both changes will last until at least Jan. 4. “We have reached a point now in December where positive …

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COVID Closes James Gettys Elementary

Gettysburg Area School District’s James Gettys Elementary School has closed and moved to remote learning following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the school. All extra-curricular activities are also cancelled. In-person instruction for the school is currently expected to resume on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The district said anyone who has been in “close contact” with …

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Ken Burns, Stephen Lang, and Jeff Shaara join Adams County Historical Society to Announce Fund Drive for a New Home

Join Ken Burns, Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara, and other special guests for an exclusive announcement from the Adams County Historical Society. Whether you’re a lifelong area resident or a Civil War enthusiast living miles away, you won’t want to miss the big news. Learn more about millions of rare artifacts and our exciting plans to …

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Duncan Proxmire ’21: Going the Distance

As an accomplished distance freestyler, Duncan Proxmire ’21 (McLean, Va./Langley) is accustomed to pacing himself for the long haul. That mentality paid off big in his first competitive swim race in seven months as the Gettysburg College senior bested a field of 36 competitors to take the top spot in the Swim for the Potomac 5K on Sept. 27. Proxmire’s …

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Men’s Lacrosse Participates in Fish For A Cure, Mustache Madness

Gettysburg, Pa. – The Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team has been putting in the work off the field by raising awareness and money for two organizations – Fish For A Cure and the HEADstrong Foundation Lacrosse Mustache Madness.  Senior PJ Dettor (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) has been participating in Fish For A Cure since 2015. His father helped start …

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Gettysburg Great Moments: 2015 NCAA D3 Swimming Championships

The 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships marked the end of an era for the three co-captains from Gettysburg College. The trio – Mike Harmon ’15, Ashton Leyens ’15, and Jason Potter ’15 – along with Tyler Gould ’16 and Tyler Dougherty ’18 combined for the best performance ever on the national stage by the Orange and Blue. Harmon, Leyens, and Potter led …

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The Bullets Pool Reflects Success

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – For the last 10 years, Gettysburg College swimmers have risen to new heights in the tepid and crystalline waters of the Bullets Pool. The Bullets Pool and surrounding natatorium is a focal point inside The Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness, encompassing over 30,000 square feet. The first shovel full of dirt marking the …

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Bullets Teams Challenge Set for Dec. 1-2

While we don’t know exactly when we’ll be able to return to competition, there is one thing we do know: our teams will be ready! The COVID-19 virus has brought unprecedented challenges to our campus community, including the cancellation or postponements of many of our athletic events and seasons. Through it all, our student-athletes and …

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Collins, Edelson Named Men’s Swimming Captains

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Seniors Aedan Collins (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Jack Edelson (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Senior) have been named team captains of the Gettysburg College men’s swimming team for the 2020-21 campaign. Collins has been a staple of the free and fly races since transferring to Gettysburg for his sophomore campaign. He ranks among the program’s top 10 in the 50 free …

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JOB-SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: Main Street Gettysburg President

Main Street Gettysburg is seeking qualified candidates for the position of President. This position requires proven leadership, nonprofit organizational management, strategic planning, and written and verbal communications skills, as well as a strong desire to contribute to the economic development and historic preservation of the Borough of Gettysburg. Equal Opportunity EmployerAll applications and resumes must …

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Gettysburg Majestic Cancels Classic Movie Showing through the End of the Year

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater has canceled all remaining classic films scheduled as part of the Celebrating 95 Years of Majestic Movies Series. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution in light of rising COVID-19 case numbers in Adams County and Pennsylvania, and increased gathering restrictions announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Health …

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Adams Office for Aging Announces New SHARE Program – Recruits Finance Director

​The Adams County Office for Aging has announced an exciting new housing program in the county. The SHARE (Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) program is designed to safely match seniors who wish to age in place and maintain independence in their homes with other seniors, or non-seniors, who are seeking affordable housing. Seniors (hosts) who …

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More COVID Grants Awarded by Adams County, Bringing the Total to Over $3 Million

The Adams County Board of Commissioners today approved a further $1.08 million dollars in Fund for Adams Investment & Recovery (FAIR) grants to 34 county organizations.  The awards bring the total awarded to a total of $3.7 million. The awards, from the Federal Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), are being awarded …

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Remembrance Day Illumination is Cancelled

Gettysburg, Pa. (Nov. 18, 2020)—The Gettysburg Foundation has announced the 18th AnnualRemembrance Day Illumination event on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, is canceled. The Remembrance Day Illumination, a commemoration of the Gettysburg NationalCemetery dedication in Nov. 1863, will not be rescheduled. This year’s commemoration will feature a virtual tribute with a reading of the fallen that …

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Gettysburg College to Bring Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Back to Campus in February.

Saying the college has “an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community,” President Bob Iuliano announced today that that the college’s current plans are to “open at limited residential capacity, utilizing primarily single bedrooms, and to invite the sophomore, junior, and senior classes back to campus for the …

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Kendra Meredith ’18: Changing Course

Kendra Meredith ’18 made some big leaps as a young adult – transferring to Gettysburg College as a junior and shifting her career path. She started her collegiate career at an NCAA Division II institution as a two-sport athlete but decided it was time for a change. Meredith received a scholarship to play basketball at Southern …

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5K Turkey Trot

Campus Recreation and the Running Club would like to present Gettysburg College’s 1st Annual 5K Turkey Trot! Please sign up by Friday, November 13th.This event will take place at 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 15th. More information on http://imleagues.com/gettysburg and on the flyer attached. Print Friendly Version This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.

Gettysburg Great Games: Women’s Basketball vs. Haverford, 2018 CC Championship

The first-ever Gettysburg College women’s basketball Centennial Conference title happened inside Bream Gym in 2013 as the Bullets defeated Swarthmore College 48-46. Five years later, the Bullets had an opportunity to win the conference crown inside Bream Gym once again as the team faced Haverford College in the championship game. The Bullets had one of …

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Bullets Honor Veterans by Supporting Home For Our Troops

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Since the 2019-20 season, the Gettysburg College women’s basketball team has been involved with Home For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that looks to rebuild lives and homes of severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.    Home For Our Troops is a publicly funded 501© (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes …

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Women’s Basketball Uses Leadership Team Approach

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Being a leader involves showing responsibility, and for the Gettysburg College women’s basketball program, they use a leadership team approach to allow their student-athletes the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to influence and serve others in a positive light. Since arriving on campus in 2015, head coach Nate Davis has used a leadership team approach …

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Murphy Selected for LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame

Story Links DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gettysburg College women’s golf assistant coach Kathy Murphy was recently added to the LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame in recognition of her four-plus decades of service as an outstanding educator in the sport. Murphy, who has worked with the Gettysburg golfers since the fall of 2012, is one of three inductees in the 2020 …

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Megan Keene ’21: A Keen Eye for Adventure

Over the last two years, senior swimmer Megan Keene (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) has taken advantage of every opportunity thrown her way off the pool deck, whether it was swimming with whale sharks in Tanzania, studying humpback whales at the New England Aquarium, or investing time in a multitude of activities at Gettysburg College. The typically quiet and reserved …

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Bullets Just Keep Swimming

When the pandemic seized the country and forced many workout facilities to close, including the Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness, the Gettysburg College swimmers were left to find new pool lanes and training methods to stay in shape. Many of the student-athletes have gained access to pools over the last few months, allowing …

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Barbieri, Sears Tapped as Swim Captains

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Seniors Gabby Barbieri (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) and Katherine Sears(Glenmoore, Pa./Downingtown West) have been tagged team captains of the Gettysburg College women’s swimming program. Barbieri is a versatile competitor with experience in the distance freestyle events, individual medleys, and backstroke races. She made the consolation finals in the 400 IM at the Centennial Conference Championship …

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Arts Council Gingerbread Celebration Goes Virtual

The Adams County Art Council’s 14th Annual Gingerbread Celebration, sponsored by Kennie’s Markets, moves online this year with several great ways to get into the holiday spirit! Schools, nonprofits, businesses, and amateur bakers may enter a gingerbread house and compete to win top prizes of $500, with $200 to the runners-up.  Businesses compete for the …

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Gettysburg Heritage Center Offers Veterans, Adams County Residents, and Hanover Residents Complimentary Admission on Veterans Day

Veterans, as well as Adams County, PA residents & Hanover, PA residents are invited to enjoy complimentary admission to the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  The museum is open to visitors from 11 am – 5 pm, with the last entrance into the exhibit area at 4:00 pm.  The invitation allows for …

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Slideshow: Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree Raises $2.1 Million for Local Nonprofits

While others donated online from their computers, members of local non-profits lined the driveway at the Gettysburg High School on a warm November afternoon yesterday to thank people dropping off their donations at the tenth annual Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. “This year’s virtual event once again demonstrated the generosity of this community. Through …

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First-ever CURBSIDE GIVING Giving Spree Will Be Thursday Evening

Every year the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree attracts thousands of generous Adams Countians to a day-long celebration of community philanthropy. This year, out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic, donors are completing their Giving Spree gifts online, through the mail, and, for the first time, participating in “curbside giving” on the …

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Nick Lord ’20: Using Competitive Drive in Business

Nick Lord ’20 competed on the Gettysburg College men’s basketball team for four years. While his time of wearing the orange and blue is over, his competitive drive has continued in the business world. Following graduation last May, Lord started a new business called NOCAP Sports alongside classmate and teammate Danny Duffey ’20. The idea for this business started …

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Bullets Baseball Dives into Take ALS Yard Campaign

DONATE GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Gettysburg College baseball team dives into another year of fundraising for its annual event Take ALS Yard, which helps identify and fund the most promising scientific medical research that will lead to the first effective treatments and cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The ninth annual Take ALS Yard campaign will follow …

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Gettysburg Great Games: Men’s Basketball vs. F&M, 2009 CC Championship

The most successful class in the history of Gettysburg College men’s basketball was still missing one accolade on its resume as it walked into the Mayser Center at Franklin & Marshall College on March 1, 2009 – a Centennial Conference championship. The five seniors – Chris Nevolo, Dan Capkin, Jack Kern, Corey Dorsey, and Joe Spierenburg – had won …

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Men’s Basketball Builds Inclusive Environment

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Beginning in the summer and through the fall semester, Head Coach B.J. Dunne and his men’s basketball student-athletes have invested time and energy into a number of activities focused on diversity and inclusion, creating conversations to educate, empower, support, and engage others to be leaders in the Gettysburg College community. “I’ve Got Your Back” is …

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Men’s Basketball Embraces Diversity and Inclusion

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – In conjunction with the NCAA Social Media Diversity and Inclusion campaign that runs from Oct. 27-29, sophomore Elijah Williams and freshmen Max Pernetti and Jake Bertolini-Felice from the Gettysburg College men’s basketball team share personal experiences and thoughts on diversity and inclusion. Today marks the first day of the NCAA Social Media Diversity and Inclusion campaign, and the theme is “My …

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Gettysburg Foundation Presents After-Hours Exclusive Program at the Cyclorama

Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the Cyclorama platform Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. for an exclusive “after-hours” program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Gettysburg Cyclorama, painted in the 1880s by French artist Paul Philippoteaux and a team of artists, is …

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Despite COVID, Gettysburg will Trick or Treat

Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter announced on Tuesday that trick or treating will go forward in Gettysburg on Halloween evening, Sat, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. “If you don’t feel comfortable, just turn off your porch lights.  Next year will be better,” said Streeter. “If you’re a gift giver, I strongly recommend that you …

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Gettysburg Resident Dora Lewis Townsend Will Present on Women’s Suffrage

Gettysburg resident Dora Lewis Townsend will give a presentation at noon on Thursday, November 19, on the American Suffrage Movement and the important role that her great grandmother played in that story. The program is part of the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series and will be held via Zoom. The program is free but …

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Support the Gettysburg Majestic Theater During Its Gift Match Crowdfunding Campaign

Although though the Majestic has been closed since March due to the pandemic, it has been emboldened to launch an on-line fundraising campaign because the theater received a spectacular birthday gift.  The J. William Warehime Foundation of Hanover, PA has awarded the Majestic a $100,000 matching grant to start a dedicated endowment fund for the …

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Gettysburg Borough Leaf Pickup Begins Monday

November 2nd- December 31st, 2020 The Public Works crew has begun street sweeping leaves along the curbs. Beginning next week November 2nd, 2020 we will go around town collecting leaf piles. Please place the piles of leaves along the curb (not in the street) or along the alley. Please do not mix in brush with leaves. Leaf …

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Adams County Arts Council Features Artists Bonnie Kern, Barbara Stafford, and Chris Lauer

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the art exhibitions of Bonnie Kern, Barbara Stafford and Chris Lauer with a First Friday reception on Friday, November 6, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature check and mask …

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Upper Adams Reports Two COVID-19 Cases

Upper Adams School District (UASD) reported its first two cases of COVID, one at Biglerville Elementary School on November 23 and one at the middle school on Tuesday. The announcements came in letters sent to the parents and did not indicate whether the cases where students, faculty, or other staff. All UASD schools are remaining …

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Main Street Gettysburg Seeks Office Administrator

Main Street Gettysburg is seeking a part-time (28 hours per week) Office Administrator to handle general operations of a small non-profit in Gettysburg. Duties include overseeing technology, website, communications, grant administration, special community programs, meeting, events, and fundraising administration. We are looking for an independent individual with strong communications skills who enjoys contributing to the …

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Three More COVID Cases in Conewago Valley School District

Conewago Valley School District Principal Christopher Rudisill announced today the district had learned of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 at New Oxford High School. Rudisill said that as of this time the school will remain open pending an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Rudisill also said the following: The individuals who have …

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The York And Adams County Drug And Alcohol Commission Host a Free Community Narcan Distribution Educational Presentation

Join the York and Adam County Drug and Alcohol Commission in their free community Narcan distribution presentation. The presentation will prepare you to respond in an opioid overdose emergency. Presentations will take place in York County and Adams County. The Adams County event will be on October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at …

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Salvation Army Seeks Holiday Bell-Ringers

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bells November 27 through December 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Gettysburg Walmart and on November 27, 28, and 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Showers Tree farm in Aspers.  Each time slot is 90 minutes long.  There is seating beside each kettle. …

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BURG ALLIES Takes on Diversity & Inclusion

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Department of Athletics at Gettysburg College has launched BURG ALLIES, a program-wide initiative to educate and empower student-athletes and staff to traverse the difficult conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion and take action in the pursuit of equality for all people. In conjunction with the department’s newly launched Well-Being Program, BURG ALLIES targets prevailing …

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Centennial Conference Announces Pillars of Excellence

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference has announced the Pillars of Excellence (PE), a conference-wide four-part speaker series. Beginning this October, the conference will offer four facilitator-led virtual educational sessions for Centennial member institutions that will focus on the topics of mental health, financial wellness, diversity and inclusion, and professional development. These virtual events are meant …

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Amy Cantrell ’22: Journey to Gettysburg

Amy Cantrell ’22 arrived at Gettysburg College on move-in day in the fall of 2019 without ever visiting. The cross country and track and field junior transfer grew up on the west coast but wanted to branch out and try something completely new. Cantrell graduated in 2017 from Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho, and then …

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Gettysburg Great Moments: Elizabeth Hilfrank ’18 Earns All-America Honors

NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championship Results A four-year member of the Gettysburg College women’s cross country team, Elizabeth Hilfrank ’18 had a tremendous career wearing the orange and blue. It was during her senior campaign in 2017 where she turned in one of the top seasons in school history by a women’s cross country runner, …

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Women’s Cross Country: Why Gettysburg?

While the reasoning behind why student-athletes choose to attend Gettysburg College vary, there is one aspect that tends to be a reoccurring theme – the atmosphere. The warmth, kindness, and enthusiasm are what make the students feel like they have a home away from home.      Five members of the women’s cross country team shared …

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Centennial Conference Launches New Digital Network

Lexington, Ky. — The Centennial Conference announced Wednesday it has reached a formal partnership agreement with BlueFrame Technology to create an end-to-end digital network for all 11 of its member institutions for the next three years.  The Centennial Conference Digital Network is now available on the web (https://www.centennialconference.tv/) along with streaming applications for television and mobile …

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Booher, Cantrell Set to Lead Women’s Cross Country in 2020-21

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Juniors Ashlyn Booher (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) and Amy Cantrell (Hailey, Idaho/Wood River) of the Gettysburg College women’s cross country team have been selected to serve as team captains according to cross country and track and field head coach Bryson Hartzler. “Ashlyn has received the respect from the coaching staff and her peers alike,” said Hartzler. “We have …

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Centennial Conference Launches Centennial Votes Initiative

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference has announced the Centennial Votes pledge, an initiative that will encourage 100% voter participation among eligible student-athletes, coaches, and staff ahead of the General Election on November 3.  The Centennial Votes pledge has support across all 11 Centennial Conference member institutions and encourages student-athletes to take part in the electoral …

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Justin Lessel ’21: Seizing the Day

Coming off a breakout year on the football field, Gettysburg College senior Justin Lessel had high hopes for his final season on the turf, but the Centennial Conference’s postponement of fall competition put a damper on those expectations. Despite the setback, Lessel continues to forge ahead and spends nearly every waking moment preparing for his future as …

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Gettysburg Great Games: Football vs. F&M, 2014

The stakes are always high when Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall battle on the gridiron, but the 2014 edition of the rivalry added even more intrigue as the 100th all-time meeting between the two institutions along with the introduction of the Lincoln Football Trophy. Original Release – Nov. 15, 2014 Box Score GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The …

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Despite COVID, Gettysburg will Trick or Treat

Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter announced on Tuesday that trick or treating will go forward in Gettysburg on Halloween evening, Sat, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. “If you don’t feel comfortable, just turn off your porch lights.  Next year will be better,” said Streeter. “If you’re a gift giver, I strongly recommend that you …

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Gingerbread Holiday Tradition Goes Online

A much loved Gettysburg holiday tradition continues this year in a new virtual format. Entry forms are now available for the Adams County Arts Council’s 11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration, sponsored by Kennie’s Markets. It will be held online at www.adamsarts.org on December 4-6. Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional $1,000 has again been added to the cash …

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Don’t Miss the Masked Party at Battlefield Harley

The Adams County Arts Council’s outdoor Halloween Costume Party will be held on Friday, October 30th, 7 pm-11pm, at the Battlefield Harley Davidson grounds, 21 Cavalry Field Rd., Gettysburg. The event, chaired by Arts Council board member Jill Rakowicz, includes dance music by ProForm DJs, costume contest and prizes, raffles, small games of chance, Uncle Moe’s, 3 …

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Join The Virtual Concert by Music Gettysburg to Celebrate 250 Years of Beethoven

In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Music, Gettysburg ! is presenting virtually four new pieces by one of our favorite composers. In the past few years we’ve been able to present several works by Hollis Thoms, a Maryland resident and strong Music, Gettysburg! supporter, including works composed for the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg. He …

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Adams County Community Foundation Awards Grants

The Adams County Community Foundation awarded $23,000 this month to fulfill a wide variety of charitable donor intentions through its field of interest grantmaking. Donors create field of interest funds to ensure their charitable interests continue to receive critical support for generations. Each year, the Community Foundation selects nonprofit programs to support the donors’ wishes. …

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All-American Tradition Builds for the Future

The football program features the oldest All-American tradition at Gettysburg College dating back more than a century to the team’s first national award winner in 1906. The tradition spans multiple generations for the Orange and Blue, but each nationally-recognized Bullet can look back on their time on the gridiron and easily identify the skills and …

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Building a Football Team in 2020

There might not be any games on the schedule this fall, but for the Gettysburg College football team that lack of competition has opened the door for an increased focus on improving techniques and the ability to invest in new methods of training. The days of seeing 100-plus players scattered in various position groups at Shirk …

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Gettysburg Athletics Launches Well-Being Program

Gettysburg College GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Department of Athletics at Gettysburg College has created a robust and holistic well-being program to help student-athletes cope with current physical and mental demands and reach their full potential on and off the field. The Gettysburg College Student-Athlete Well-Being Program focuses on six dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, career/academic, social, community, and …

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Luke Matzke ’21: Running into Well-Being

Gettysburg College GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Competing on a collegiate team wasn’t on senior Luke Matzke’s (Collegeville, Pa./Malvern Prep) radar in high school, but running has taken on a new meaning since arriving at Gettysburg College and joining the cross country and track and field programs. Matzke, who grew up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pa., was an only child …

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Gettysburg Great Moments: Ben Taber ’17 Heads to Nationals

Gettysburg College Nearly four years ago, Ben Taber ’17 turned in one of the top career-ending performances ever by a cross country runner at Gettysburg College, recording three consecutive career-best times in championship meets and closing an outstanding tenure in orange and blue at the NCAA Division III Championship. After two solid years on the cross country team, …

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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to visit Spangler Farm This year With a Free One-Day Event

The Gettysburg Foundation will host Fall Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The event marks the final opportunity for the public to visit the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital this year. Fall Family Day at Spangler offers an …

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National Park Service Will Thin Deer Population This Fall and Winter

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 September 2020 through March 2021. This action addresses over-browsing of native vegetation and agricultural crops and is a management strategy that supports long- term protection, preservation, and restoration …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County Preserves 159-acre Farm in Highland Township

The Land Conservancy of Adams County has preserved 172 properties in its 25-year history, and every one of them has its own unique character. The nonprofit land trust’s latest preservation project—Dan Brown’s 159-acre farm in Highland Township—is no exception. Brown’s farm has been a priority for protection for many years. With approximately a third of …

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HABPI Hosts Free Bike Ride Event

On Saturday, October 3, Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) will hold its fifth annual “Ride for Trails” bike ride leaving from the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. This annual ride raises money for developing bicycling and walking trails in Adams County. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ride will be modified …

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Download the New COVID Alert PA App

On Tuesday, the PA Department of Health launched COVID Alert PA, a new exposure notification smartphone app. This free app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and the Exposure Notification System developed by Apple and Google. Features include: Interactive COVID-19 symptom checker Opt-in for alerts for potential exposures to the virus Updates on the latest …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County sets COVID-adapted Road Rally fundraiser for October 17

The Land Conservancy of Adams County will hold its annual Fall Classic Road Rally fundraiser this year on Saturday, Oct. 17—with several coronavirus-related adaptations. In acknowledgement of the nonprofit land trust’s quarter-century of work in Adams County, this year’s Road Rally theme is “25 Years of Preservation in Adams County.” The route will highlight some …

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Amanda Evans-Freet Presents Virtual Art Therapy for Adams County

Amanda Evans-Freet will present “Art Therapy: Healing for the Mind, Body & Soul” for the Adams County Arts Council’s October 15th 3rd thursday noon program.  Amanda Evans-Freet, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is the Trauma Art Therapist at the Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center. This hour-long, noontime program via Zoom is free, but registration is required. Participants will …

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Bermudian School District Opening “Couldn’t Have Gone Any Better,” says Superintendent Hotchkiss

The Bermudian Springs School District opened on August 31 with students following a hybrid A/B plan in which half of the students attend school every day. “Our first week couldn’t have gone any better.  It was great to see kids back in the hallways,” said Superintendent Shane Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss thanked the staff and teachers for …

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Gettysburg High School and James Gettys Elementary School Closed Due to COVID-19

Over the past two days, two of the five Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) schools have been temporarily closed due to active COVID-19 cases in students or staff members. James Gettys Elementary The GASD website announced the district was notified on Wednesday afternoon by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that there were two confirmed …

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YWCA Will No Longer Offer Outdoor Pool

The YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County has offered a summertime outdoor pool at 730 Chambersburg Rd. in Gettysburg to the community over the past years. The following letter, announcing the pool will not be offered in the future, was sent to pool users today. Dear YWCA members, This weekend, we will conclude another season at the YWCA …

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Gettysburg High School and James Gettys Elementary School Closed Due to COVID-19

Over the past two days, two of the five Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) schools have been temporarily closed due to active COVID-19 cases in students or staff members. James Gettys Elementary The GASD website announced the district was notified on Wednesday afternoon by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that there were two confirmed …

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The Gettysburg Foundation Will Be hosting Special Evening Program on Civil War Medicine

The Gettysburg Foundation is excited to share that they will be hosting a special evening program on Civil War medicine Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the historic barn at the George Spangler Farm &Field Hospital. Licensed Battlefield Guides Rick Schroeder, an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, and FranFeyock, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, will …

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WITF Announces Free Pre-K-12 Educational Resources for Teachers and Families.

WITF announced today that they will be providing free instructional resources that are available this school year as part of their Learning at Home initiative. WITF, the PBS and NPR member station for Central Pennsylvania, has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) to provide programming and …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County holds Face-mask Fundraiser for SCCAP at Farmers Market Saturday

The Land Conservancy of Adams County will be on hand at the Adams County Farmers’ Market on Stratton Street in Gettysburg on Saturday, Sept. 19, to offer its facemasks in exchange for a donation to SCCAP (South Central Community Action Programs). The mission of SCCAP is to empower families and engage the community to pursue …

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Gov. Wolf Calls for Legislative Action to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

As small businesses continue to feel an economic impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Governor Tom Wolf today called on the General Assembly to provide additional funding to support these businesses. The governor was joined by the York County Economic Alliance, local elected officials and business advocates. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health …

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Cormorant’s Fancy Performs on Sunday.

Weather forced us to move August’s concert by this premier local Celtic music group, but we were able to move it to a very appropriate date. Halfway between St. Patrick’s Day, 2020 and St. Patrick’s Day, 2021 is the perfect time for toe-tapping jigs and tear-jerking ballads. Cormorant’s Fancy wings across generations and oceans with …

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Remembrance Day Illumination: Sponsor a Candle In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 18th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, from 5:30–9 p.m. in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (weather permitting) located at 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves. The fallen soldiers’ names are read throughout the evening. Guests …

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Gettysburg College Confronts Fallout from Its Abbreviated In-Person Learning Experiment

Acknowledging the decision to send students in its sophomore, junior, and senior classes home had “created unwelcome tension on campus, among students, and with the college as a whole,” college president Bob Iuliano announced today that students who were not remaining on campus would receive a ten percent reduction in their tuition and that 80 …

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Gettysburg Borough Offers Electronics Recycling For Residents on September 19

Waste Connections, Inc. and the Borough of Gettysburg will be offering an electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Borough Public Works Building, 457 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. All “covered devices,” as defined by Pennsylvania law, can be recycled.  Permitted items include TVs, CPUs, laptops, tablets, TV and computer screens, remotes, keyboards, …

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Senator Bob Casey Endorses Todd Rowley for Congress in PA-13

Jones Mills, PA – United States Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has officially endorsed congressional candidate Todd Rowley (D-Westmoreland County) to represent Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District (PA-13) in the United States House of Representatives. “Todd Rowley is running to fight for working families in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District and bring our Nation together. From his work …

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Applications for STAR Grants for Artists Now Available

Applications for the Adams County Arts Council’s STAR Grant program are now available on the organization’s website: www.adamsarts.org. Past funding for the program, which is entering its 22nd year, has been provided by the Adams County Commissioners, the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust, and the Borough of Gettysburg. ACAC’s ability to run the 2021 …

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Land Conservancy Art Auction Goes Online

The Adams County Land Conservancy’s annual art auction is venturing into the virtual as an online event at www.BiddingOwl.com/LCAC. The auction will go live at noon on Friday, Sept. 4 and will remain open for bidding through Sept. 23. All art up for bid will be on view at the Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, from …

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As COVID-19 Continues to Spread on Campus, Most Gettysburg College Students to Go Home

Gettysburg College today gave up its hope of providing a residential learning experience for all of its students, announcing that only first-year students, transfer students, international students, and select other students who are unable to return home due to personal or academic reasons will be allowed to stay in on campus. This will be a …

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Wolf Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check the Expiration Date of Prescriptions

Prescriptions such as NARCAN and others that work as a brand of the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone are being asked by the Wolf Administration to get reviewed in regards to their expiration dates Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the extension of the shelf life of NARCAN Nasal Spray from 24 months …

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Department of Health: Prepare Today for Emergencies and Disasters

The Department of Health today reminded all Pennsylvanians to take steps now to prepare for potential emergencies and disasters.  “September is recognized as National Preparedness Month and the department wants to stress the importance of being prepared to ensure our fellow Pennsylvanians are ready to handle any potential emergency or disaster that could come our …

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GNMP and the Gettysburg Foundation Preserve Equestrian Monuments

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation continue preservation efforts on six equestrian monuments throughout the battlefield. The work is part of a comprehensive maintenance and preservation program funded in part by the Gettysburg Foundation. The National Park Service (NPS) maintains the 1,328 monuments, tablets and markers located on the battlefield. The latest preservation …

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Poll Workers Needed

Today is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day! Poll workers are crucial to ensuring everyone’s voice is heard in November, but this year we’re facing a potential shortage due to COVID-19. If you’re able, sign up to work the polls on November 3rd. It’s one of the best things you can do to defend democracy on …

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Penn State Extensions Offers Free Virtual Walking Program to Promote Getting Active.

Penn State Extensions believes that fall is a great time to get outside and be more active! Penn State Extension is offering an eight-week virtual walking program to help turn behaviors into healthy habits. Moderate activity, such as walking, reduces stress and fatigue and increases mental alertness. It improves cardiovascular functioning and strengthens bones. Combined …

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2020 Apple Harvest Festival is Cancelled

After much consideration, the organizing committee has reported the 56th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival, slated to be held October 3-4 and 10-11, 2020, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.  The statement from the committee said: “As a festival built around all things apple, we strive to think about everyone involved when making decisions. …

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Adams County Library System Walk-in Browsing and Computer Use Returns August 31

The Adam County Library System welcomes library users back to the library for our “new normal”!  The libraries in Gettysburg, Carroll Valley, Biglerville, Littlestown and New Oxford will open for their regularly scheduled public hours for walk-in browsing, computer use and more – no appointment needed – on Monday, August 31. Currently, the East Berlin …

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Adams County Arts Council Features Land Conservancy Auction with the Photographer Dan Mangan Exhibit

Photographer Dan Mangan Exhibit The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate two art exhibitions with an opening reception for Dan Mangan and the LCAC Art Auction artwork on First Friday, September 4, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The reception is free and open to the …

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Cormorant’s Fancy Concert Rescheduled for September 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Last Sunday’s performance by the great local Celtic ensemble Cormorant’s Fancy couldn’t take place because of threatening weather. But have no fear, it has been re-scheduled, with the entire original cast, for 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. The location will be the same as well – Schmucker Grove, at the corner of Springs Avenue and Seminary …

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Department of Health, Community Groups Roll Out COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit to Provide Testing and Education to Underserved Communities

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today announced a unique partnership with Latino Connection, Highmark Blue Shield and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation to create the first-in-the-nation COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit to provide testing and education targeting minority and underserved communities throughout Pennsylvania. “We share a unified purpose of building healthy communities through …

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23rd Annual Art Auction

In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this year’s art auction is venturing into the virtual as an online event! The auction will go live at noon on Friday, Sept. 4, and bidding will remain open through Sept. 23. All art up for bid will be on view at the Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, from Sept. 4-23. …

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2020 Virtual World War II Weekend

GETTYSBURG, PA – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Eisenhower National Historic Site will not be hosting the onsite living history encampment or USO Dance as part of World War II Weekend, set for September 19-20, 2020. With thousands of visitors normally …

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Cormorant’s Fancy Performs on August 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring the ballads, jigs and haunting music of the British Isles, one of the Gettysburg area’s favorite bands, Cormorant’s Fancy, will perform a free outdoor concert Sunday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm in Schmucker Grove, just north of Springs Avenue on the United Lutheran Seminary Campus. .  Cormorant’s Fancy wings across generations and oceans with traditional …

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Adams County Community Foundation Awards Third Round of Grants For COVID-19 Relief & Recovery.

The Adams County Community Foundation has awarded a third round of grants from its COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund bringing the total amount awarded to more than $162,000. The Fund has directed charitable grants to 21 area nonprofits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn. Through the COVID-19 Fund, gifts from The Forward Fund, Dwight D. …

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Majestic Theatre Announces Streaming Movies at Home & Curbside Popcorn Sales.

Gettysburg, PA (August 20, 2020) – Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater is excited to announce two new programs in September as part of its efforts to safely offer new patron services while remaining closed due to the pandemic. MAJESTIC MOVIES AT HOME will launch Tuesday, Sept. 1, and offer patrons the opportunity to stream first-run independent …

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WellSpan Health Earns Statewide Award for Innovative Workplace Violence Prevention Program

For the second consecutive year, WellSpan Health has won a prestigious Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Achievement award, this time for the regional health system’s innovative effort to prevent workplace violence and improve safety at its hospitals by de-escalating behavioral health emergencies. WellSpan’s Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) has earned the 2020 Optimal …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County Art Auction Goes Virtual

The Land Conservancy of Adams County’s 23rd annual Art Auction will go virtual this year, beginning Friday, Sept. 4. The long-running auction, which raises money to support rural land conservation in Adams County, will feature a wide variety of artwork donated by local and regional artists and art collectors—everything from painting and drawing to ceramics, …

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Planning Food Events for Non-Profits

The Planning Food Events for Non-Profits with COVID-19 in Mind webinar will discuss the most recent guidance from Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Restaurant Association, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance to help you plan for resumption of activities related to food and food service. Participants will have …

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WellSpan Health Receives Grant for Mobile Dental Clinic

WellSpan Health announced today that it has been awarded a $2.2 million grant, the second largest grant in WellSpan history, to improve access to dental services for vulnerable, underserved and rural populations across southcentral Pennsylvania. “WellSpan is always striving to find a better way to serve our communities and adopt new ways of delivering healthcare …

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Fourth Annual Gleaning Project Glean-A-Mania

The Gleaning Project, South Central Pennsylvania’s collaborative, nonprofit effort to reduce food loss on local farms, is sponsoring its 4th Annual Penny Per Pound Glean-A-Mania Fundraiser. Individuals and organizations are asked to commit to donating one or more pennies for each pound of food the project is able to glean between August 8 and 14, …

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New Hope Ministries Is Offering Assistance For Northern Adams County Residents Impacted by COVID-19

New Hope Ministries is offering food, rent assistance, and employment resources to help recently unemployed and underemployed adults in northern Adams County.  New Hope staff and volunteers can assist with emergency needs including food, rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and help with finding a job for Adams County residents living in rural communities north of …

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Wolf Administration Provides Updated Guidance to Safely Reopen Pennsylvania’s Schools

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera today jointly announced updated guidance to help Pre-K to 12 schools prepare to reopen and safely educate students for in-person learning. Each school entity will determine if classes resume in person at school buildings, remotely or a combination of both options “Our …

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Eisenhower National Historic Site Is Modifying Operations To Comply with Local Health Guidance – Green Phase

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Eisenhower National Historic Site will be increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a …

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Health Secretary Levine Warns Residents To Practice Hygiene or Risk Further Closures

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today warned the commonwealth is on the verge of repeating the pattern that led to widespread community shut-downs in the spring to mitigate COVID-19, urging residents to stop the cycle by wearing a mask and making important choices to reduce exposure.  “At the start of the pandemic, we …

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No Football This Fall At Gettysburg College

The pandemic has claimed another fall tradition in Gettysburg — the sounds of football games being played in Musselman Stadium at Gettysburg College. The Centennial Conference in which Gettysburg College participates announced yesterday that it will suspend its Fall 2020 sports schedule including the entire football season. The conference said it would reevaluate this decision …

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Go Adams! Program Returns For Fourth Year

Children and families across Adams County will be able to “Get Outdoors (GO)” through the 4th annual GO Adams! Initiative, a digital program promoting socially distant physical activity and reading that starts on July 1st. The free program, a partnership between WellSpan Health and Adams County Library, encourages children and parents to get outdoors and …

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GNMP Open and Prepared for July 4th Activities

With only a few exceptions, Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP) is completely open to visitors over the Independence Day weekend.  The exceptions are the three observation towers and the observation level at the Pennsylvania Memorial which remain closed due to social distancing concerns. The Visitors Center and the Spangler Farm are also open. Social media …

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Governor Orders Mask-Wearing in All Public Places

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced an order that provides new regulations for mask-wearing in the state. With this order, signed under Health Secretary Levine’s authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. The order takes effect immediately. “This mask-wearing order is essential to stopping the recent …

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Gettysburg Parklets Becoming Reality

Gettysburg Borough has begun constructing the first “parklet” on Lincoln Square. So far there is only a wood floor. When completed, the parklets will be used for outdoor seating and merchandise displays, providing extra space for businesses to operate. Read More about Parklets The parklets will be rented by the businesses that use them. It …

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City Borough Council Revisits Revolving Loan Program

Gettysburg residents and businesses could soon be eligible for low-interest loans through a revolving loan fund that uses money originally provided by a 2006 community development grant. The fund, called the Historic District Revitalization Revolving Loan Program, is designed to increase job security and purchasing power for residents, as well as the diversification of the …

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Gettysburg Borough, Regional Public Safety Agencies Prepare for “Possible Threats” For Upcoming July 4th Weekend

Gettysburg Borough will be coordinating with regional public safety agencies after several social posts referenced burning the American flag on the July 4th weekend. The event, said to be taking place at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. has attracted the attention of the criminal intelligence sections of the public safety agencies. Workers are evaluating the social …

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COVID-19 Relief Recovery Fund Receives $4,000 from Dwight D. Eisenhower Society

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society will be gifting $4,000 to the COVID-19 Relief  Recovery Fund, the Adams County Community Foundation announced today. Individual members of the Eisenhower Society have contributed an additional $4,000. The Community Foundation is tracking the shifting needs created by the pandemic and related economic downturn in order to deploy grants from …

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Former Counselor Charged With Introducing Controlled Substance to Local Prison

A former drug counselor at the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex is among several others that has been charged for the introduction and delivery of controlled substances to inmates at the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex. Kody Fuller, 25, of Thomasville, Pennsylvania, was charged by Trooper Cameron Beck of the Pennsylvania State Police with Delivery …

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Contact Tracing Identifies More than 4,000 Close Contacts of COVID-19 Cases

More than 4,000 close contacts of COVID-19 cases have been identified and monitored to date throughout Pennsylvania, according to an announcement from the state’s Department of Health. The discoveries are due to the work of 500 trained contact tracers throughout Pennsylvania, including 130 state health nurses, as well as additional support from the six county …

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Gettysburg Military Park Services Change During Adams County Green Phase

Gettysburg National Military Park began to increase access and services on June 12, following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities. The decision was made in response to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s move to Phase Green for Adams County, which will include Licensed …

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Gettysburg Prayer Event Scheduled For June 17

Several local churches within the Gettysburg Area Ministerium are setting aside 15 minutes for lamentation, repentance, and prayer on Wednesday, June 17th at noon. The event, scheduled on the 5th-year anniversary of the Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, is meant to offer prayers for the community and world, as well as foster unity …

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Lisa Cardigan To Present New Program through Zoom for Adams County Art Council

During the Adams County Arts Council’s next virtual 3rd Thursday noon program on June 18, Arts Outreach Coordinator Lisa Cadigan will present a program titled “Creative Connections: Why We Need Introspection & Reflection to Build Community.”  Lisa will share strategies for using introspection and reflection to not only spark creativity, but also to engage community …

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“Question, Persuade, and Refer” Training Sessions Available Online for All Residents

Local Pennsylvania residents who would like to help with mental health awareness programs this summer can now register for QPR sessions, held by Wellspan Philhaven and Healthy Adams County. QPR, or “Question, Persuade, and Refer,” is a nationally certified program run by professional trainers. In the course, up to 10 individuals are trained through Zoom …

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Gettysburg YWCA To Reopen Monday

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will be reopening on Monday June 15 with health protections in place. Users will have their temperatures taken upon entry, will be required to wear facial masks while in the lobby and hallways, and must practice social distancing. Y Wee Care, the free babysitting service for people who exercise …

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New Campaign Provides Mental Health Resources for Central Pennsylvania Families

As the state adapts to the current COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, several organizations have come together to provide Central Pennsylvania families with resources that can help improve their physical and mental health. The resources, provided by WITF, Capital BlueCross, and WellSpan Health, are part of the new “Here With You” campaign. It includes the distribution of …

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July 4 Fireworks To Be Held at the Rec Park

The Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority Board (GARA) has agreed to hold the July 4 fireworks at the Gettysburg Rec Park. The fireworks, normally held at Gettysburg College, will be set up, displayed, and cleaned up by Destination Gettysburg. GARA will monitor the parking of vehicles for spectators and crowd maintenance. More information, including times, parking, …

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Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Names New President

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[From https://www.facebook.com/UnitedLutheranSeminary/] The United Lutheran Seminary Board of Trustees has named the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as its next president. His appointment is effective August 1, 2020. Bishop Erwin succeeds interim president, the Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann. Erwin “I am …

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Outdoor Dining to Re-open in Gettysburg Tomorrow as County Hopes for a Green Light from Governor Wolf

County officials are waiting to hear if Adams might be given a green light status tomorrow, to take effect on June 12. Green status would allow indoor restaurants to reopen. Meanwhile, the following announcements have been made by Gettysburg Borough: The evening curfew, in effect since April 2, has been ended. All other aspects of …

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​Adams County Community Foundation Awards First Grants For COVID-19 Relief & Recovery

 The Adams County Community Foundation has awarded the first round of grants from its COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund. The Fund was established to direct charitable grants to area nonprofits struggling to meet the extraordinary needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn. Through the COVID-19 Fund, the Community Foundation will …

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Battlefield Guides Go Back to Work but Visitor Center Remains Closed

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Gettysburg National Military Park is increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased …

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Wellspan Pharmacy Team Donates Customized Face Masks to Fairfield Area High School Seniors

Looking for a way of supporting senior students at nearby Fairfield Area High School during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WellSpan Pharmacy in Fairfield has donated customized face masks to members of this year’s class for their upcoming graduation ceremony. Maddi Holmberg, an officer of Fairfield Area High School’s 2020 senior class, models the custom face …

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Carr Wins National Theater Award

Gettysburg Community Theatre Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr has been honored with the Shining Star Award by the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). Carr The 2020 AACT National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACTFest 2021 National Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, June 14–19, 2021. The AACT Shining Star award recognizes …

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Gettysburg Foundation President Moen to Step Down

Gettysburg Foundation President and CEO Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D., is stepping down from his position effective July 31, 2020. The Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors was notified of his decision late last week. “Pandemics have a way of rearranging life priorities, both professionally and personally,” said Moen. “I spent thirty-one years in higher education and …

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Adams County Will Move to Yellow Stage Next Friday, Allowing Hundreds of Stores and Businesses to Reopen

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 12 more counties would be moved to the yellow phase of the state’s reopening plan beginning Friday, May 22. Adams county was included in the list.   General changes that will begin next Friday include: The stay-at-home order will be lifted, but people are still encouraged to wear …

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Gettysburg Foundation Appoints Five New Members to Board of Directors and New Chair of the Board

At its May meeting, the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors welcomed five new Directors, honored three Directors with emeritus status and approved the appointment of its new board chair.   Joining the Foundation’s Board of Directors for a three-year term are Cynthia Hill; Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D.; Hal Kushner, M.D.; Richard Morin and Charles ‘Cliff’ Bream. …

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Pennyslvania State Publishes List of Exempted Businesses, Updates the List, and Provides an Explanation

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) has provided a list of the 56 Adams County businesses that were granted exceptions and placed on the state’s list of life sustaining businesses. The DCED also explained the procedure used to classify businesses. According to DCED, all Pennsylvania businesses were initially classified using industry sectors …

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Wellspan Wins Sepsis Control Award

WellSpan Health has received the 2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, recognizing its innovative Sepsis Central Alert Team. The team earned the award as an example of successful system changes or interventions that make care safer or advocate on a patient’s behalf. Begun in 2017, the team is a group of registered …

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Republican Legislators Ask Governor Wolf to Reopen Adams County

Adams County Republican politicians wrote Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf yesterday asking him to immediately move Adams County from a red to a yellow stage designation. The change, which has already been made for 37 other counties, would allow some non-essential businesses to reopen. The letter, posted on Mastriano’s Facebook page, was signed by state representatives …

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Adams County Farmers Market Will Open Tomorrow With Online Ordering and Health Safety Measures in Effect

The Adams County Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday May 9. The market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday until October 31. The location is 108 North Stratton Street, near the Gettysburg Majestic Theater. Learn more about the Farmers Market in the Gettysburg Connection podcast. All shoppers …

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Governor Opens 13 More Counties but Adams is Not Included

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today moved 13 more Pennsylvania’s counties from “red” to “yellow” status, allowing businesses with in-person operations and childcare facilities to reopen on May 15. Adams was not included in the list. The counties to be opened are in western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh region. Allegheny, …

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Adams County Arts Council Participates in Giving Tuesday and Prepares for the Future

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) seeks assistance to continue fostering meaningful and creative connections in the face of COVID-19 by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020—in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday—as an emergency response to …

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WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Earns an “A” in Safety

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital has earned an A safety grade from Leapfrog, an independent national watchdog organization, in its spring report. “Ensuring that our patients receive excellent care in all circumstances is the top priority of our hospital team,” said Jane Hyde, senior vice president of WellSpan Health and president, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. “Achieving an A …

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Wellspan Health: “Please Don’t Ignore Your Health Symptoms During the Crisis”

Wellspan Health has asked residents to be sure to come to the hospital if they are experiencing symptoms of heart attack or stroke, saying that they will be protected against catching the coronavirus in the hospital. Since late March, hospital officials have noticed a 50 percent drop in patients seeking care at WellSpan Health’s six …

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Gov. Wolf Calls for Mandated Race and Ethnicity Data Collection and Increased Testing Amid COVID-19

On a call today with reporters and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman about the newly formed Health Disparity Task Force, Governor Tom Wolf called for COVID-19 health care providers and medical facilities conducting tests to follow the Department of Health’s mandate to include race and ethnicity data in demographics provided to the department with COVID-19 test …

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Governor Wolf Announces Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities on Friday

To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities. …

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Gettysburg Borough Council to Hold Online Meeting on April 27

The Gettysburg Borough Council will hold a special meeting using Zoom on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The special meeting will be broadcast via live streaming by Community Media, www.communitymedia.net, as well as via the “Gettysburg Borough” Facebook page and the “Gettysburg Boro Police Department” Facebook page. Gettysburg Borough residents and/or taxpayers of …

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HBO Series “We’re Here,” Filmed in Gettysburg Last Summer, to Stream for Free on Thursday

The first episode of the six-part unscripted Home Box Office series “We’re Here,” filmed in Gettysburg last summer, will air on Thursday April 23, at 9:00 p.m. In Episode 1, former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley arrive in Gettysburg to stage a one-night-only drag show featuring …

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Gov. Wolf Announces Nearly $16 Million in Funding for Pennsylvania Food Banks

Governor Tom Wolf today announced nearly $16 million in funding for Pennsylvania food banks, which are providing critical assistance to Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 health crisis. “COVID-19 has caused severe economic stress for many Pennsylvanians, and as a result our food banks have been working in overdrive with unprecedented demand,” Wolf said. “We’re proud of …

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Where to Find Food in Adams County

The attached graphic, created by the Adams County Food Policy Council, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County, summarizes the places, dates, and times of food offerings in the county. The Gettysburg Soup Kitchen at 22 W High St will serve hot take out meals M-F and two bagged meals on Saturday.  

PA Health Secretary Requires Workers and Customers at Essential Businesses to Wear Face Masks

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine today required all employees and customers at essential businesses to wear face masks, and also created other protections for employees. Levine also ordered meetings for essential businesses to be conducted online and that appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures be enforced. “This order provides critical protections for the workers …

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WellSpan Health Asks Patients and Visitors to Wear Face Coverings

Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, WellSpan requests that patients and visitors wear a protective face covering when visiting any WellSpan facility. Hand-made fabric masks and other face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19. By covering your face, you help to stop …

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Salvation Army Makes Food Delivery to SCCAP

The Salvation Army today sent a truck with eleven pallets of canned goods from Philadelphia to help restock SCCAP’s food pantry. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY SMITH According to Gettysburg Area Salvation Army chair Amy Smith, there were eleven pallets on the truck, with foods including peanut butter, cereal, dry pasta, canned fruit, canned soups, cookies, …

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