Gettysburg Borough Trash Collection Suspended Today

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Due to the inclement weather, Waste Connections (the Borough’s contracted waste hauler) has suspended service today. Waste Connections will be working extra time beginning tomorrow to catch up and regain the normal pickup schedule. Any questions should be sent to Waste Connections Customer Service at (717) 7090-1700.

Former Gettysburg Mayor Troxell Has Died

Long-time Gettysburg Mayor and borough council member William E. Troxell died Thursday. His obituary is available at the Monahan Funeral Home website. Many people in the county have expressed their sadness and their fond memories of Bill. He is greatly missed by many. The visitation and funeral will be held at the Monahan Funeral Home,

Second Annual Gettysburg Christmas Festival Wraps Up as A Huge Success

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A never-seen-before in Gettysburg event kicked off this year’s A Gettysburg Christmas Festival, as a choreographed pyrotechnic and music show blasted off of the Gettysburg Heritage Center’s roof, and it was followed by a weekend of fun and holiday spirit. The festival, which took place Dec. 6-8, drew thousands of visitors from the local community

Gettysburg Borough Announcements: Broadway Street and Fall Leaf Pickup

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Broadway Street Update: West Broadway- The hydroseeding is complete on the West Broadway islands. East Broadway- The hydroseeding is complete, as well as, the concrete work. East Broadway is still closed, but open to residents to park. Road markings and signage still need to be completed before the street will be open to the public.

Fruit and Veggie Bucks program Begins Fourth Year Supporting Nutrition Initiatives

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The Adams County Food Policy Council (ACFPC), an affiliate of Healthy Adams County, and Kennie’s Marketplace, continue to work together to offer the Fruit and Veggie Bucks program for Adams County residents who utilize assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Each year more than 300 individuals and families benefit from the program. The

Gettysburg Christmas Festival to Close Major Roads this Weekend

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The annual Christmas Festival, which kicks off with the Christmas Parade on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and continues into Sunday, will cause major traffic disruptions this weekend. Traffic on the Gettysburg Square will be partially blocked and controlled by traffic signals this weekend Beginning about 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Steinwehr Avenue will begin to

Snowflake Soirée to Kick Off Gettysburg Christmas Festival on Friday

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A Snowflake Soirée, featuring a choreographed light, pyrotechnic and music show, will kick off the Gettysburg Christmas Festival Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., at the Gettysburg Heritage Center (297 Steinwehr Avenue). After the show, music and dancing in the streets will take place until 9 p.m.—making the event a never-been-done-before experience in Gettysburg. The

Winter Programs at Gettysburg National Military Park include Winter Lectures and Reading Adventures for Families

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Winter is a great time to visit and explore Gettysburg National Military Park. This year Gettysburg National Military Park is offering the popular lecture series as well as reading adventures program for children ages 4 to 10 and their families. These free programs run January through March at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and

Three Gettysburg College Soccer Players on All-Region Team

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For the first time since 2007, a trio of Gettysburg College men’s soccer players captured United Soccer Coaches’ Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team The postseason honors continue to roll in for the Bullets as senior defender Ezekiel Omosanya (Lagos, Nigeria/Northfield Mount Hermon [Mass.]) and sophomore forward Oladayo Thomas (Lagos, Nigeria/The Masters [N.Y.]) were tabbed with

Gettysburg Borough and Cumberland Township Renew Police Regionalization Discussions

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The Cumberland Township Supervisors and Gettysburg’s Mayor and Borough Council met in executive session on October 16 to discuss police regionalization.  The managers of the two municipalities will work together on a Request for Proposal (RFP) to update the 2013 Regional Police Study that was conducted by the Pennsylvania Governor’s Center for Local Government Services. 

Gettysburg Halloween Parade Rescheduled for October 23rd

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  The Gettysburg Community Halloween Parade, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 due to a 100 percent chance of rain in Tuesday’s forecast. ALL other aspects regarding parade logistics (line-up times, street closure times, parade route, etc.) remain the same as planned. The parade will begin 7:15 p.m. at

Pennsylvania Municipal League Meets this Weekend in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg is hosting this week a gathering of municipal officials from around the state who are attending the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s 120th Annual Summit in Gettysburg. The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower, and advocate for effective local government. PML represents Pennsylvania’s cities, boroughs, townships, home rule municipalities and towns that

Actor Stephen Lang Will Visit Gettysburg On Saturday

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The Gettysburg Foundation will be hosting actor Stephen Lang in the Gettysburg Museum Bookstore at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center on Saturday October 5, 2019. Lang portrayed Gen. Pickett in the movie “Gettysburg”.   Lang Lang will be on site between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Lang, an acclaimed stage and

Penn State Extension Wants your Opinions about Tick-Born Diseases

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Penn State Extension has established a new vector-borne disease team that focuses on diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitos. To ensure that its efforts address community needs, the team is launching a survey, the results of which will allow extension educators to deliver responsive programming to educate the public on vector-borne diseases, how to prevent them, and

American Pickers is Coming to Pennsylvania in November

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The reality TV series American Pickers will be returning to Pennsylvania this November. The show is looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them! American Pickers is looking for different, unusual, and unique items – something we’ve never seen before and with an interesting story! You can

National Park Service Welcomes Electric Bicycles in National Parks

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Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are appearing in national parks with greater frequency. E-bikes advance Healthy Parks Healthy People goals to promote parks as a health resource by supporting a healthy park experience that is accessible, desirable, and relatable to people of all abilities, and by minimizing human impact through the expansion of active transportation options in parks. Specifically,

2019 World War II Weekend Speakers Schedule Announced

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On September 21 and 22, the National Park Service will sponsor its annual World War II living history weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site. The public is invited to tour World War II encampments of over 500 living historians portraying Allied and Axis troops. The weekend also features a speaker’s tent where historians will discuss

Broadway Street Construction Update – September 6th, 2019

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West Broadway- Doyle is currently working on restoring waterline trenches and pavement. East Broadway- Some of the storm water materials have arrived, the remaining materials are scheduled to arrive today. C.E Williams will begin putting the new strom drain in Monday, September 9th. They will begin work at the Carlisle Street intersection, and then move to the Old Harrisburg intersection. After

Gettysburg Majestic Announces its National Theatre Live 2019-202 Schedule

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Literary adaptations, a Shakespearian classic, and appearances by award-winning Hollywood stars highlight the vibrant National Theatre Live programming scheduled to light up the cinema screen at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the 2019-2020 season. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theater to cinemas around the world, including the

NPS Deer Management Program Will Run October 2019 through March 2020

From October 2019 through March 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue managing white-tailed deer at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg and Eisenhower national parks are reducing the number of deer in the parks directly by shooting. All venison will once again be donated to Gettysburg area food banks.

Gettysburg Residents’ Input Needed on Use of Block Grant Funds for Community Development

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Hearing on Proposed Use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds 1 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough of Gettysburg will conduct a public participation meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Borough Council Meeting, in Troxell Council Chambers located at 59 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 in order

Carroll Valley Borough Seeks Council Member

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Carroll Valley Borough continues to accept applications for a borough council vacancy. Candidates must be a resident of Carroll Valley for at least 12 months and a registered voter. The position must be filled by August 22. If you are interested, please contact borough Manager Dave Hazlett at or 717-642-8269 ext. 105.

Adams Democrats Give Scholarship To Biglerville HS Graduate

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Brooke Chronister, a 2019 graduate of Biglerville High School, is the winner of this year’s Adams County Democratic Committee (ACDC) Scholarship given annually to an Adams County democratic student.      “Along with being an outstanding student, Brooke is an outstanding young Democrat,” said Marcia Wilson, chair of the Adams County Democratic Committee.  “She has volunteered at

Eisenhower Farm Show Barn Reopened

The Eisenhower show barn. NPS The Eisenhower Show Barn, located on Farm 2 of Eisenhower National Historic Site, has reopened the public. Preservation work is still ongoing at the structure, but it is now safe for visitors to visit. The Show Barn, built to house Eisenhower’s award-winning Black Angus show cattle in the 1950’s is

Gettysburg Rocks Again This Weekend

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Gettysburg Rocks again this weekend. Here’s the amazing schedule, including a lot of local bands. Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features multiple live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children

Weekend Update – August 9, 2019

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Dear Neighbor, Some of the many things to do in Gettysburg this weekend. Gettysburg Connection provides free and timely information for Adams County residents. Please support us by signing up for our Sunday News of the Week Newsletter. Bounty of the County begins today and continues until next Sunday, the 18th. When you visit a

The Gettysburg Times Seeks Full-time Reporter

The Gettysburg Times has an immediate opening for a full-time general assignment reporter. Applicant must have strong writing skills, be outgoing, dependable, and able to work a flexible schedule. Interested persons should send a resume and clips to or Alex J. Hayes, c/o Gettysburg Times, PO Box 3669, Gettysburg, PA 17325. No phone calls, please.

Broadway Street Construction Update (8/6)

East Broadway Street – The North side resident driveway entrances and Jacob’s Alley have been restored. The Public Works crew is finished working on East Broadway. C.E Williams will be completing the project. Waste Connections will resume normal trash pick up on the North side of East Broadway (8/6). Help support Gettysburg Connection and stay informed about your

Pennsylvania Ranked Below Average for Seniors

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By Dave Fidlin : The Center Square When it comes to retirement-friendly accommodations, Pennsylvania ranked toward the bottom of a recent study. The state overall scored above the median for safety and culture, but was below the pack in affordability, wellness and weather. Pennsylvania’s overall below-the-median ranking is attributed to several factors, including affordability, where

Gettysburg Borough Council President Susan Naugle Asks Citizens to Report Information on Damages Caused by Truck Traffic

In preparation for the council’s meeting with PennDot about truck restrictions on Route 30 to be held on August 5th, Naugle asked citizens to send photos or written descriptions of truck damages to the borough. The information can be sent to officials at or by calling 717-334-1160.

Broadway Street Construction Update

Gettysburg Borough reports that beginning tomorrow, Friday June 21, workers will be removing the island curbing on West Broadway. There will be no parking on the North side of West Broadway. This process will take approximately a week. Beginning July 1st we will be removing the curbing and sidewalk on East Broadway.

Gettysburg Goes Gold

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  Borough Manager Charles Gable announced today that Gettysburg has been awarded gold status by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. In earning the certification, Gettysburg Borough is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and

Adams County 2019 Primary Election Results

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This post refers to results from the May 2019 Primary Election. Click here for results from the November 2019 Municipal Election. Results of the Adams County primary and special elections have now been reported. Overall 5,031 ballots were cast, 1,573 by Democrats, 3,266 by Republicans, and 192 by Non-partisan voters. In the special election for

Elvis Costello coming to the Majestic July 17!

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    DSP SHOWS PRESENTS:  ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS                 Wednesday, July 17 / 8:00 pm DSP Shows presents Elvis Costello & The Imposters Elvis Costello’s wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the release of My Aim Is True in a catalogue that include such diverse highlights as This

Elvis Costello coming to the Majestic July 17!

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    DSP SHOWS PRESENTS:  ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS                 Wednesday, July 17 / 8:00 pm DSP Shows presents Elvis Costello & The Imposters Elvis Costello’s wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the release of My Aim Is True in a catalogue that include such diverse highlights as This

King Street Stormwater Project to Affect Traffic

The King Street Stormwater Project has begun. King Street will see stormwater infrastructure replacement. The stormwater infrastructure replacement will take 2-3 weeks, followed by curb ramp replacement from May 20 to July 18. Milling and restoration of street pavement will be completed from July 18 to August 12, which will include the first block of Culp Street. Expect

Vote to Help Main Street Gettysburg win $25,000

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Help Main Street Gettysburg win $25,000 as one of the America’s Best Main Streets and Main Street Gettysburg will reinvest the $25,000 into one of the most important towns in America.     Please click here to vote by 11:59 p.m. April 21, 2019 daily.  Competition is strong, so we need you to share this request with all

Construction Has Resumed on York Road Bridge Project

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Harrisburg, PA — Construction work for the new bridge carrying Route 30 (York Road) over Rock Creek in Gettysburg Borough and Straban Township, Adams County, will resume this week as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. PennDOT advises motorists that they may encounter periodic daylight short-term single-lane restrictions between 8:30


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DSP SHOWS PRESENTS BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS AT THE GETTYSBURG MAJESTIC THEATER   Friday, June 28 / 8:00 pm                     Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by

Gettysburg Borough Snow Emergency Declared February 20, 2019

A Snow Emergency has been declared in Gettysburg Borough. Mayor Streeter offcially called the Snow Emergency at 9:55 AM on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until all Borough roads have been cleared of snow and ice.All vehicles must be removed from Snow Emergency Routes immediately. On-street parking along Snow Emergency

Gettysburg College Trustee Resigns as a result of Nazi photo


Bob Garthwait, a 1982 graduate of Gettysburg College, has resigned his position on the College Board of Trustees, apparently because he wore an offensive costume at a party during his sophomore year. Garthwait wore the Nazi soldier costume while attending a fraternity theme party where attendees dressed like characters from the TV show “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Help High School Students Learn about Careers at the Adams County Library – March 13, 2019

Spend Wednesday, March 13, at Gettysburg College helping the county’s high school sophomores learn about various careers. Volunteers are needed to help direct students into classrooms and buildings. Half or full day volunteers are needed. Lunch will be provided at the college for all volunteers. Contact Sara Edmiston at for more information. Erin Messinger

Become an APPRISE counselor at the Adams County Office for Aging

  You are needed: Become an APPRISE counselor at the Adams County Office for Aging Inc. (ACOFA) APPRISE volunteers help people understand their Medicare benefits and coverage options. Volunteers meet with Medicare beneficiaries by appointment at the ACOFA office to provide information and assistance with Medicare and related programs. Training to become an APPRISE counselor

Gettysburg YWCA To Host Annual Nearly New Sale, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 7:30 am – 6 pm and Saturday, April 13, 8:30 -10:30 am the Gettysburg YWCA will host its annual “nearly new” sale. You can buy and sell quality, gently used, seasonal children’s clothing and shoes, baby equipment, furnishings, and toys. You can make money selling gently used CHILDREN’S items. For a

Democracy for America Meeting, Wednesday February 6th

On Wednesday February 6th, Gettysburg Democracy for America will bring together local officials and citizen activists to talk about their passion for local issues and their commitment to service in the local community. “Why Run for Office? Local Issues and Why They Matter” begins at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium in Valentine Hall at the

Gettysburg College Announces Robert W. Iuliano as New President

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Presidential Announcement Harvard Senior VP Robert W. Iuliano named 15th President of Gettysburg College The Board of Trustees at Gettysburg College have announced the selection of Robert W. Iuliano as the institution’s 15th President. Iuliano currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Deputy to the President at Harvard University, and a lecturer at

Adams County Housing hosts Princeton Professor Matthew Desmond to Discuss Affordable Housing

HACCs Gettysburg Campus is joining with other community organizations including the Adams County Community Foundation, Adams County Housing Authority, Adams Economic Alliance, Gettysburg College’s Center for Public Service, Healthy Adams County, South Central Community Action Programs, and United Way of Adams County to discuss affordable housing in Adams County. The lack of affordable housing affects

2018 Gettysburg Christmas Parade is Cancelled

The organizing committee cancelled the Gettysburg Christmas Parade which was to be held in town tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. The decision was made because of the heavy rains in the forecast. There is no rain date. The other aspects of the Christmas Festival, including the Gingerbread houses, are still happening. The afternooon

Gettysburg 2018 Giving Spree Results

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The 2018 Giving Spree, sponsored by the Adams County Community Foundation has ended and over $700,000 has been collected for over 75 charities in the area.  As the website put it, “The 2018 Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree was a great success!” For a full list of the donations, click here. The 2018 event

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival, December 1, 2018

The 2018 Gettysburg Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday the 1st of December, from 10 AM until 9 PM.  The entire town of Gettysburg will come together to celebrate the Christmas season. There are many events at many local businesses, and the day includes the following: 7:30-11:30am – Breakfast with Santa at Gettysburg Hotel