Schroy calls for local action in his race against Doug Mastriano as he affiliates with the Forward Party

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Democratic Candidate for PA Senate District 33 Cameron Schroy announced his affiliation with the Pennsylvania Forward Party (FWD) this morning in front of the Adams County Courthouse. “Not Left, not Right, but Forward,” said Schroy in his comments. “I am a Civics teacher and I care deeply about our community. Teaching and learning is a

Gettysburg wins discrimination case against Linda Atiyeh

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After 5 years in Federal court, a long-running discrimination case brought by local businesswoman Linda Atiyeh against Gettysburg Borough has been decided in favor of the borough. In the action taken today by U.S. District Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Pennsylvania Middle Court the borough’s motion for summary judgment was granted, judgment was entered in Gettysburg’s

News from the Adams County Arts Council

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Thanks to all who attended our Annual Meeting on March 12. We were thrilled to see so many smiling faces in our freshly painted, face-lifted Arts Education Center. The building project has progressed a great deal. We are happy to be a gathering place for our community offering many opportunities to visit. Thanks to the

Gettysburg Welcome Center wins $1.3 million in Federal funding

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The Borough of Gettysburg is honored to announce the award of $1,272,436 in Congressionally Directed Funding for the construction of the Gettysburg Welcome Center project. In February 2023, on behalf of the Borough of Gettysburg, Main Street Gettysburg submitted a Congressional Appropriation Request to both the House and Senate. Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman,

Schmuck Lumber Company will expand its York St. Business

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The Gettysburg branch of Schmuck Lumber Company, located at 615 York St., will undergo a major expansion this year, bringing a full-scale hardware store to Gettysburg. The store, currently located in the west side of the two-storefront building, will expand into the now-vacant east side of the building. “We think it’s going to be a

Jean Green cares for Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery

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“This cemetery is the only concrete evidence there was a Black community in Gettysburg,” said Lincoln Cemetery Project Association Director Jean Green as she surveyed the 1.6 acre cemetery on the corner of Long Lane and Lincoln Lane in Gettysburg. The cemetery is Gettysburg’s only surviving Black cemetery and the final resting place of more

John Whitmore is the new Gettysburg Planning Director

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John Whitmore, AICP, is the new Gettysburg Borough Planning Director. Whitmore holds a BA in Public and Urban Affairs and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Planning Association and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Whitmore was born and raised

Gettysburg Shade Tree Commission eyes a restored treescape, but faces issues

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The Gettysburg Borough Shade Tree Commission (STC) is actively pursuing its  mission of keeping the borough green with a vibrant “treescape.” The STC consists of residents appointed for 5-year terms.  It is responsible for the planting, replanting, pruning, health, and removal of plants, shrubs, and trees within the borough as described in the relevant section

Wendy Halperin Appointed New Executive Director of Waldo and Company

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Waldo’s and Company, a leading non-profit dedicated to fostering artistic expression, advocating for local artists, and providing a substance-free, creative environment for the Gettysburg community, is excited to be expanding its leadership team!  In response to several years of growth, the Waldo’s team has recognized its need to add a new directorial position and  proudly

Nominations open for annual Jim Getty Award

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

Apple Core Band honors Jim Rogers

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The Apple Core Band has been performing at the Bendersville Fire Hall for twenty years. The Band held a special memorial concert for former band member and trumpet player Jim Rodgers today. Rogers battled cancer and passed in October 2023. An animal lover, Rogers owned a dog named Scooby and a cat named Paterno. The

Why support the Thaddeus Stevens Society?

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In his 1939 biography about Thaddeus Stevens, Alphonse B. Miller wrote this:  “It is an ironic commentary on fame that in so short a time as seventy years, Thaddeus Stevens has become little more than a name even to well-educated Americans. In his lifetime, which reached its climax during a major crisis in American affairs,

Obituary: Galia Rose Kendlehart

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Galia Rose Kendlehart, age 33, of Gettysburg, passed away Wednesday, December 27,2023, at her home. Born in Dobritch, Bulgaria, she was the daughter of Karen Miller Kendlehart and Neal Kendlehart. She attended Shippensburg University and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a B.A. in Human Resources. Galia was employed by the Department of the Army

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Returns in February

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United Way of Adams County is teaming up with the Adams County Office for Aging and Manos Unidas again this year to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Starting Februar 6, trained volunteer tax preparers at each site will be completing income tax returns at no cost for low-income households and people over

HGAC opens applications for barn preservation grants

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The Historic Preservation Society of Gettysburg – Adams County (HGAC) is excited to once again be offering grants in order to help owners of historic barns maintain and preserve their barns. If you own a barn and want to be considered for a barn preservation grant in 2024, applications are now being accepted for consideration

PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Urge Motorists to Exercise Caution in Coming Winter Weather Event

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Ahead of anticipated snow across most of the state tomorrow into Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are advising motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. Additionally, the agencies will implement various speed and vehicle restrictions throughout the storm. PennDOT and PTC crews are actively pre-treating roadways where

         January 2024 Cultural Arts Calendar

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Happy New Year!  January brings some refreshing new art events to our community including curated  short films from the Telluride Film Festival, an exhibit of Ansel Adams photographs, the premiere concert of conductor Ryan Kozak with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and community favorite “Dancing With the Local Stars”.  Bring a friend or two and enjoy

United Lutheran Seminary receives $250,000 from the Lutheran Foundation for “Aging Gracefully” project

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The United Lutheran Seminary has received a grant of $250,000 from the Lutheran Foundation for Long Term Living (LFLTL) to implement the project: “Aging Grace-Fully: Author Lecture Series.” The project is being funded through LFLTL’s Community Benefit Initiative. The aim of the initiative to encourage programming that enhances the lives of people in a variety

Adams County Community Foundation strengthens local nonprofits with  $100,000 in new grants

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The Adams County Community Foundation has announced $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits through its Adams County Grants program, adding to the $120,000 awarded earlier this year. These grants focus on helping the recipient nonprofits become more effective and build on earlier grants to these organizations. The Community Foundation is committed to supporting key nonprofits

Adams County Community Foundation announces new scholarships

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Attention parents and grandparents of high school seniors who plan to attend college or technical school next fall! The Adams County Community Foundation has scores of scholarships available to students—and you can help your student by making them aware of these awards and encouraging them to apply. It’s a great boost for a student to

Remembering Gettysburg museum creator Frank Buck

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Combine a passion for all sorts of vehicles with a lifelong interest in World War II and a wife who shares your passion, and you might wind up with one of the country’s largest collections of World War II vehicles. Frank Buck, the man who parlayed that collection into the World War II American Experience

New Oxford Man Charged in Homicide Case

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Pennsylvania State Police is asking anyone from the public who knows any information about this incident to contact the Gettysburg office at 717-334-8111. Charges were filed today against 37-year-old New Oxford resident Kyle Wesley Bartram in connection to the homicide of Keith Monn. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, troopers were called to a residence

United Way hosts Breakfast with Santa Benefit       

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Three seatings of breakfast enthusiasts filled Gettysburg’s United Lutheran Seminary’s Refectory Building this morning for the annual “Enjoy breakfast with Santa” event that benefits the United Way of Adams County’s children’s programs. The diners enjoyed a Christmas breakfast while Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus mingled with the crowd. Thanks to the support of the Ragged

GNMP announces Acting Superintendent and Acting Deputy Superintendent  

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Kristina Heister, the Deputy Superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) and Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS), will serve as Acting Superintendent, for a period of 120 days that began on November 5. Heister will step into this leadership role as former Superintendent Steve Sims begins his new assignment as Superintendent of Independence National Historical

Girls Volleyball: Division III All-stars announced

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The 2023 YAIAA Girls Volleyball All-star team selections have been awarded. The winners from Adams County schools are listed in the table below which includes Player of the Year (POY), 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention (HM) all-stars. Congratulations to all the winners. Division 3 All Stars Division 3 All Stars School Player Team

Veterans Appreciation Day announced

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Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are pleased to announce a special Veterans Appreciation Day at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2023. To honor our U.S. military veterans for their service, veterans are invited to enjoy a special discount and receive free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at

It’s our birthday – will you write us?

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Gettysburg Connection is celebrating its fifth birthday this month.  Happy Birthday to us! It’s been a wild ride, and I can’t really believe we’ve made it this far.  We’re making a difference in the community and bringing people from around the county together. We report hundreds of trustworthy local news stories and build community engagement;

Maryland Governor Wes Moore to deliver keynote at Gettysburg College’s 22nd Blavatt lecture

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Gettysburg College’s College Union Building Ballroom will soon be echoing with insights and visions for America’s future. On Nov. 1, the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College will host Maryland Governor Wes Moore as the keynote speaker for its renowned 22nd Annual Blavatt Lecture. Governor Moore, who made history as Maryland’s first Black Governor, will address

Free mindfulness courses offered

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A four-week mindfulness and meditation course will be offered this Fall in two separate sessions. The classes will meet at the Carroll Valley Library building on Friday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  The dates for the live classes are October 27, and November 3, 10, and 17.  A second course will be held online (Zoom) on

Gettysburg addresses “Ghost Poles”

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Gettysburg Borough is sending letters of support to Adams County personnel and state legislators regarding the passage of PA House Bill 1519 regarding the repair and replacement of utility poles. Of concern is the increasing number of “ghost” utility poles in the borough. The poles occur when a utility installs a new pole next to

Adams County Municipal Elections Guide, May 2023

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As mail-in ballots begin to arrive in our mailboxes this month, it’s time to get serious about how to vote in the November municipal election. In-person voting will occur on Nov. 7. Click here to request a mail-in ballot. Although it is an “off year,” without any national candidates, there are both state and local

Norm and Carolyn Nunamaker win Gettysburg Connection Outstanding Community Contributor Award

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Norm and Carolyn Nunamaker, who have spent the past 25 years building and leading the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra (GCO), have won Gettysburg Connection’s Outstanding Community Contributor Award. The couple’s last concert as orchestra directors will take place at the Lutheran Seminary Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, featuring works by Antonin Dvorak. The guest soloist

Adams County Democrats encourage canvassing for local candidates

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The Adams County Democrats will host a series of Saturday sessions to help people learn to canvass. Canvassing is the process of soliciting votes for political candidates, usually by going door-to-door or making phone calls. “I’m passionate about canvassing because data suggests it’s the most effective way to help candidates,” said Gettysburg College Political Science

Tourist business owners request input on oversized vehicle parking;  borough discusses sidewalks

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After hearing councilmembers suggest they may extend the ongoing oversized vehicle parking project after it expires in Nov., owners and representatives of tourist-based businesses asked the borough council to allow them to provide input on the project. Nancie Gudmestad from the Shriver House said it was difficult and confusing to have buses park in the

Gettysburg will support volunteer firefighters with tax increase

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The Gettysburg Borough Council has approved the Gettysburg Fire Department’s request to increase the annual Fire Department Tax from the current .2500 mills to .5000 mills.  Assistant Chief Ken Kime said the original rate was set in 2013 when the tax was established. “It will help in balancing future budgets going forward,” said Kime. Kime

Seminary’s Schmucker House gets an update

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The Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary’s Schmucker House, located at the corner of Seminary Ridge and Springs Ave on the seminary campus is getting an update. The current focus is on the home’s two porches, including a large wraparound porch, but future updates may be on the horizon. The house is currently home to the administrative offices

RISE Yoga studio opens on Sep. 6

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RISE Yoga Gettysburg, a new yoga studio coming to the Gettysburg area, opens in one week, hosting its first class on September 6. RISE is located at Phoenix Wellness Center, 2311 Fairfield Road, serving Gettysburg and surrounding areas with yoga and mindfulness programming emphasizing mental health and wellness. RISE offers yoga for every body, every mind,

Gettysburg reacts to oversized vehicle parking project

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Gettysburg residents and borough council members expressed concerns Monday night about the trial oversized vehicle parking project that went into effect in July. The project reserves blocks of three adjacent parking spaces at several downtown locations for oversized vehicles. Gettysburg resident Kari Greenwalt said the bus parking areas on Baltimore St. are disruptive. “In theory

Mary Margaret Stewart Art Exhibitions continue at Gettysburg College

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Two art exhibitions exhibiting works from the collection of Mary Margaret Stewart (1931-2021) continue on the Gettysburg College campus. Stewart was a professor of English at the college from 1959 until she retired in 1996. Stewart passed away in 2021, leaving her sizeable art collection of 187 two-dimensional artworks and 23 pieces of sculpture and

GMA will change water and sewer rate structures

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Gettysburg Municipal Authority (GMA) Board of Trustees Chair Dorothy Puhl and Utilities Manager Mark Guise announced at last Monday’s borough council meeting that GMA will change its rate structure for water use beginning in January. Guise said the average user will see an increase of about $20 per quarter as the authority moves from a

Gettysburg begins major zoning overhaul

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Between now and the end of the year, the monthly meetings of the Gettysburg Planning Commission will be focused on a major overhaul of the borough’s complicated zoning map. The revisions will be completed with the help of the Pittsburg Construction and Engineering Company Michael Baker International.  “The current zoning, from 2008, is outdated,” said

Sinnett Elected PA District Attorneys Association President

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The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its elected officers for the 2023-24 business year. The election took place during the PDAA’s annual business meeting. President: Adams County District Attorney Brian SinnettVice President: Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse Secretary/Treasurer: Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo “I am honored to lead an association of

Sign of the Buck Brasserie Opens Friday in Gettysburg

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A 100-seat French-influenced brasserie, The Sign of the Buck, will open Friday in the Union Hotel, 29 Chambersburg St., in downtown Gettysburg. The brasserie’s locally-sourced European-Continental, Mediterranean, and “New American French Bistro” menu features local offerings, from produce and farm-raised meats to world-class beers, ciders, and spirits. Local suppliers include Bantam Café Roasters, Weaving Root

Understanding outdoor air quality

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With a noticeable haze in the atmosphere staying around for a second day, and arriving for the second time in two weeks, the question of outdoor air quality might well be on your mind. The current haze, associated with smoke from wildfires in Canada spreading over the country, state and county, may leave residents unsure

Gettysburg moves closer to making Racehorse Alley one-way

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After hearing from proponents of bicycle and pedestrian safety, the Gettysburg Borough Council moved forward on a project (the “Gettysburg Funnel”) that would make Racehorse Alley one-way running east from Buford Ave. to Franklin St. and one-way west from Chambersburg St. to Franklin St. To leave the alley, all traffic would turn toward Chambersburg St.

Expect Wonders at the Project Gettysburg-León Garden Party

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This year marks almost 40 years of cultural exchange and friendship between Gettysburg and León, Nicaragua, through Project Gettysburg-León (PGL). Since it was founded in 1986, PGL has fostered cultural exchange and supported projects in León to educate children, offer access to healthy food and water through gardens and portable water systems, and sponsor cultural

Gettysburg Planning Commission gives first approval to Gettysburg Station Project

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For more information, please see our accompanying story. The Gettysburg Planning Commission tonight considered, and expressed approval of, a proposed  mixed use residential/commercial project next to the Gettysburg Train Station. The proposed project, to be located between Carlisle and Stratton Streets, includes 186 apartments in 3 buildings, as well as 7,000 square feet of restaurant

Drought and burn bans continue across the county

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According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and despite having received a half inch or so of rain over the past week, Adams County remains in drought conditions.  The drought is affecting local farmers. “Everything from strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and peaches are all smaller than

Proposed Commercial/Residential complex on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg moves forward

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A plan for a 186-unit residential/commercial development on the 2-acre parcel behind the Gettysburg Transit Center between Carlisle and Stratton Streets will be considered by the Gettysburg Planning Commission on Tuesday evening. The public is invited to attend. The proposed project includes two three-story buildings with 8 apartments each in addition to a 7-story building

230 GAHS students stride into a post-graduate future

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230 Gettysburg Area High School (GAHS) seniors and their families filled Warrior Stadium last evening to accept their hard-earned diplomas. The event occurred on a beautiful spring evening and the students’ red gowns shone in the evening sun. Introductory speaker Zack Tipton said the class of 2023 was “strong and remarkable and determined.”  Tipton said

Write-in votes change fall municipal election landscape

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“It’s been crazy.  We’re finally getting caught up,” said Adams County Board of Elections Director Angie Crouse after a week of counting, recounting, and verifying ballots from last Tuesday’s primary elections. “There were a lot of write-ins,” she said. Crouse said the office had now completed the election canvass and made the final tallies of

County prepares for primary elections

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Workers at the Adams County Office of Elections and Voter Registration were hard at work today preparing for tomorrow’s municipal primary election. A row of election materials was on display at the courthouse waiting for pickup. The photo shows Mt. Joy Township Ward 1 Judge of Elections Carole Harner displaying the ballots and other materials

Lincoln Fellowship sponsors 100 Nights of Taps

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Lincoln Fellowship representative Wendy Allen thanked the Gettysburg Public Works Department for repairing the “Return Visit” statue on the Gettysburg Square in April. After being restored at a studio in New Jersey and returned last year, the statue was loose. “It can’t be wobbling,” said Allen. Allen said she was deeply grateful to Public Works

LASD fills temporary school board position

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Tempers were high following the election of a temporary board member at Monday’s special voting meeting at Littlestown Area School District. Lindsey Kress, a former Littlestown High School teacher, was elected to serve from May through November. The other two candidates were Nickolas Lovell, a 2022 graduate of Littlestown High School, and Janell Ressler, a

Non-profit Bakewell Farm donates portable wood-fired oven to ACTI

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Adams County Technical Institute Director Jeremy Schaffner was on hand Saturday morning as a four-ton portable wood-fired bread oven was donated to the institute by Adams County non-profit Bakewell Farm. Bakewell Farm was founded as a way to demonstrate to students and their families how to make nutritious breads, and how baking could bring families

GASD proposes zero percent tax increase

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Gettysburg Area School District Business Manager Belinda Wallen proposed a draft 2023-24 district budget with a zero percent tax increase on Monday evening.  The Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with it. Wallen said the district expected to receive revenues of about $69 million, representing a 2.7 percent increase from last year. Expenses

Federal Pointe Grill opens in Gettysburg

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After 24 years serving steaks, seafood, desserts, and more to our community, the long-time owners of Gettysburg’s Dunlap’s Restaurant and Bakery, Ruth and Barry Dunlap, are moving to Texas to be nearer their son. The restaurant, as well as its parking lot, has been sold to the adjacent Federal Pointe Inn owner Pete Monahan. Monahan said

New crisis intervention co-responder provides mental health resources to county police departments

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“She’s been helpful with just about everything; missing persons; victims; anyone who’s in crisis,” said Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny about the county’s first mental health co-responder, Mckenzie Johnson. Johnson is stationed in the Gettysburg Police Dept. but also works with Cumberland Township Police Department and is scheduled to begin in the near future with

Adams County Municipal Primary Elections Guide, May 2023

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As mail-in ballots begin to arrive in our mailboxes this weekend, it’s time to get serious about how to vote in the May primary election. In-person voting will occur on May 16. Many people do not view the primary as a “must-do” vote, but it is important, particularly in school district races, because most candidates

Gettysburg Police move forward on hiring two cadets

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Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny said the department was working hard to hire two new cadets, recently approved by the council, and was working with Mayor Frealing to reach out broadly to a diverse applicant pool. Glenny said the ad for recruits had been posted at 20 colleges that have criminal justice programs within a

How to Park in Downtown Gettysburg

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Both tourists and locals have to park in Gettysburg.  It’s definitely worth visiting and shopping downtown, so don’t let parking deter you. Downtown is the best part of Gettysburg and it’s easy to park. I’ve lived here for 30 years and I rarely have trouble parking. But realize you might need to walk a block

County and Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commissions focus on fairness, equity, and civil rights

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Two standing Adams County commissions – the Adams County Advisory Council to the PA Human Relations Committee (ACAC) and the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Committee (GHRC) – partner with the PA State Human Relations Committee (PAHRC) to educate people about the importance of equal treatment across the protected classes of race, color, sex, religion, age,

Gettysburg to vote on new zoning ordinances

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The Gettysburg Borough Council voted on Monday evening to approve two zoning amendments for “publication and intended enactment.” The ordinances will be voted on for final enactment by the council at its May meeting. The first is for a proposal to remove 49 parcels along the NW side of Johns St. and the SE side

Sen Casey attends local ceremony announcing $200 million in federal broadband funds for PA

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Representatives of local, state, and federal governments including PA Senator Bob Casey met this morning at the offices of the Adams Economic Alliance (AEA) to announce and celebrate the awarding of $200 million in federal funding to improve broadband access across the state. “This means real change in people’s lives. A student in northern Adams

Republicans host Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Local Republicans hosted national political figure Marjorie Taylor Greene at the Adams County Republican Committee’s Gettysburg office this morning. Greene has been in the area since at least yesterday, speaking with Republicans in Franklin County on Thursday evening. Greene has been the U.S. representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district since 2021. Gettysburg Connection requested access

Gettysburg Borough, ignoring planning committee recommendation, moves closer to allowing event venues by right

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After over 30 meetings over the past year discussing the issue, the Gettysburg Borough Council is ready to support event venues as a right in the borough. An alternative recommended by the Gettysburg Planning Commission would have been to make events venues a special exception. At Monday’s workshop meeting, 4 of the 7 members said

Gettysburg seeks input on Racehorse Alley changes

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Major changes to traffic patterns in the borough are being considered and the public is urged to weigh in on them. The Gettysburg Borough Council continued its discussion of potential changes to Racehorse Alley at Monday’s workshop meeting. The proposed changes are backed by Healthy Adams County’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Gettysburg Inner Loop project, as part of

Gettysburg hears call for more murals

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Adams County Arts Center Executive Director Lisa Cadigan and Jeff Rioux, Director of the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service, called for more murals and other people-oriented art in the borough at Monday’s borough council work session. Cadigan said the Arts Council encouraged creating and maintaining public arts in our area, with the goal of

Gettysburg school board director removed from primary ballot

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This story was updated on March 25, 2023 Adams County President Judge Michael A. George has ruled that because she intentionally misstated facts about her real estate holdings and income on the financial statement accompanying her petitions for Gettysburg Area School Board, incumbent board member Amy Beth Hodges may not run as a Republican candidate

Tom Jolin honored for his work with HAPBI

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Long-time Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI) board of directors member Tom Jolin was honored today with a plaque placed near the Susan Naugle Bridge off W. Middle St. In introducing Jolin, HAPBI board member Steve Niebler said Jolin’s name was “synonymous with HABPI.” Niebler said Jolin was a founding member of HABPI and one of

Over 200 candidates line up for the county’s 2023 primary and municipal races

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155 Republican and 60 Democratic candidates have thrown their names into the upcoming May 16 Adams County primary election. Candidates who successfully navigate the primary will run in the municipal election on Nov. 7. The candidates are vying for the offices of Auditor, Borough Council Member, County Commissioner, Constable, Controller, Coroner, District Attorney, Magisterial Judge, Mayor,

Qually announces commissioner candidacy

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Editor’s note; Are you running for office? Gettysburg Connection wants to share your candidacy. Just send us a note: editor@gettyburgconnection.org. The two Adams County Republican commissioners, Jim Martin and Randy Phiel, have also opened their reelection campaigns. Incumbent Democratic Adams County Councilmember Marty Qually officially opened his campaign for reflection at the Democratic Party headquarters

Gettysburg celebrates the 20th anniversary of its flag

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It was twenty years ago when Gettysburg resident Bob Mcilhenny received a phone call from then borough manager Charlie Sterner. “Sterner said he thought it would be a great idea if we had a town flag,” said Micilhenny. “He called me because I ran a business that fabricated banners and flags.” Mcilhenny said he started

GASD explains proposed change to its library materials policy

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The Gettysburg Area School District Policy Committee has recommended the addition of one sentence to its policy on library materials. The new line reads: The Superintendent or Designee will develop a procedure to allow parents to have the option to limit access to “challenged books.” Policy Committee Chair Michael Dickerson said the district already allowed

Gary Ozenbaugh and American Battlefield Trust make donation to GARA

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Long-time owner of Gettysburg’s General Pickett’s Buffet Gary “Ozy” Ozenbaugh and officials from the American Battlefield Trust paid a scheduled visit to the Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority this afternoon to uphold their commitment to make a $20,000 gift in support of community projects. “After decades on Steinwehr Avenue, the time was right for us to

“A Gettysburg Christmas” moves into post-production; will open on Dec. 1 in Gettysburg

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The film footage shot in Gettysburg in January for the Hollywood movie “A Gettysburg Christmas” has been shipped to California for post-production, and Director and Screenwriter Bo Brinkman is there overseeing the work. Brinkman said there were over 30 people involved in the filming in Gettysburg and that the post-processing occurring in Los Angeles would

Gettysburg proposes zoning changes to allow event centers

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The Gettysburg Borough council has authorized a public hearing to be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the borough office at 59 E. High St. to consider its proposal to establish and regulate event venues in the borough. The borough has spent many months discussing the new ordinance which arose from

Waynesboro edges Gettysburg in OT on senior night

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The Gettysburg Warriors faced off against Waynesboro in a hard-fought battle at home last night. Despite a strong effort by the Warriors, Waynesboro ultimately came out on top in overtime, with a final score of 40-37. “It was a great game on Senior Night,” said Assistant Coach Rick Keller. The game was close throughout, with