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Weekend Update – August 16, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend.   Bounty of the County continues until Sunday.. When you visit a participating restaurant, choose from the special menu made using local Adams County products. The Littlestown Area Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale is on Saturday at 8 a.m. Living …

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Gettysburg Police Chief Talks about Immigration

Glenny Police chief Robert Glenny spoke about the relationship between the Gettysburg Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the borough council meeting on Monday. Glenny began by saying the primary job of the police department was to be “impartial. We enforce the law,” he said. “I’ve been a policeman for 30-odd …

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Judith Butterfield Appointed as Gettysburg Borough Council Member

Butterfield Judith Butterfield has been appointed to fill the Gettysburg Borough Council seat vacated by former councilman Charles Strauss. Butterfield has years of experience with borough politics. She currently chairs the borough’s recycling committee and she has managed the borough’s website. She has also served on many local boards and task forces. Welcome Judie, and …

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Gettysburg Police to Test Horse-mounted Officers

  Gettysburg Borough police chief Robert Glenny announced on Monday that the Gettysburg Police will begin a test run of horse-mounted police officers in the borough. Glenny said some people had asked him about it and he decided to try it. “We’ll test this. This is Gettysburg; it just fits. People seem to love it, …

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Adams County Roadwork Update August 12, 2019

  King and Culp Street Update August 12th, 2019 Both King and Culp Street will be completed today (8/12), and open to traffic this afternoon!   Broadway Street Update August 12th, 2019 (8/12) -C.E Williams has the storm drain structures ordered and will begin working on the storm drains as soon as it arrives. After this …

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Please share your videos of Gettysburg Rocks!

It’s Gettysburg Rocks weekend. Over 150 bands are playing, all around town, all in support of pediatric cancer research. I’d like to highlight some of the many shows on GettysburgConnection.org with short one-song videos. If you see a band you like, please take a video of one of the songs you hear, and send it …

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Gimme Shelter Golf Tournament Nets Cash for SCCAP

McKENZIE YOUNG The first-ever (and hopefully last-ever) “Gimme Shelter” golf tournament was held at Piney Apple Golf Course in Biglerville on August 2. The event raised $731 for the SCCAP homeless shelter. Pictured left to right are Tommy Slagle, Lyn Weary, Mike Malewicki, Chuck Stangor, Don Marritz, Gary Dingle, Jim Frazee, Tom Gibbon, Kurt Musselman, …

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Weekend Update – August 2, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Tonight is First Friday Gettysburg Style! Lots of arts, music, food, and shopping in Downtown GBG. Friday Night Events Tommy McCann upstairs at the Garry Owen Irish Pub (8pm-10pm) Kids on Broadway at the Community Theatre Neil & Shannon at Knob Hall Saturday Night Events Salt Hill (Lancaster, PA) at the Garry Owen …

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Gettysburg Connection Joins LION Publishers

Gettysburg Connection is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of LION Publishers, the nation’s only association dedicated to Local Independent Online News Publishers, who are successfully creating the future of local news with locally owned and operated news organizations that directly serve their communities. It’s a big day for me …

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King and Culp Street Update – August, 1, 2019

  King Street- The grading of King street will be completed today. We will begin paving Moday (8/5) or Tuesday (8/6).  The entire street will be CLOSED. Culp Street- The milling of the first block of Culp street will be completed today (7/24), and ready to be paved. The first block will be CLOSED.

Fourscore Beer Company Opens in Gettysburg

The Fourscore Beer Company, at 603 Washington Street, Gettysburg (on the corner of Gettys Street, next to the hospital) has opened. The establishment currently offers 14 different craft beers brewed on site, as well as a menu of small plates, sandwiches and salads.   The owners, Wade and Drew Leedy, from Tommy’s Pizza which is …

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Counterfeit Bills Are Being Circulated in the County

The Pennsylvania State Police and Main Street Gettysburg have issued warnings about counterfeit bills being circulated in the county. According to Main Street Gettysburg, the bills that have been confiscated have “Motion Picture Use” printed on them. Please call Gettysburg Police Department at 717.334.1168 if you encounter one.  

HBO Film Shoot of “We’re Here” Winds Down Tomorrow With a Closure of the Gettysburg Square and a Drag Show

HBO Productions will be conducting a film shoot in Gettysburg tomorrow morning (Tuesday, July 30, 2019). The Gettysburg Square and the first blocks of York Street, Carlisle Street, and Baltimore Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The first two blocks of Chambersburg Street between Lincoln …

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Errors in Gettysburg Storm Water Bills Abound

The chair of the Gettysburg Borough Storm Water Association, Mike Malewicki, reported there are errors on about 800 out of the approximately 1,900 storm water bills mailed to Gettysburg residents this week. Malewicki said the software vendor who does the billing made mistakes in “a big bunch of them” and are still “trying to figure …

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Weekend Update – July 26, 2019

Dear Neighbor, The weekend looks like it’s going to be great weather. We can use one of those! There are a ton of things to do around Adams County, and here is a list of some of them. “Abraham Lincoln” continues at the Gettysburg Community Theatre. Two movies at the Gettysburg Majestic continue. Echo in …

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Sidney Willoughby Run Restaurant Closes

Sidney Willoughby Run has announced on its Facebook page that it is or will be closing. The date of the closure was not announced, but the restaurant is not answering phone calls. Sarah Annis announced that her husband, Sidney chef Neil Annis suffered a serious heart attack on July 15. Annis thanked customers for their …

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Weekend Update – July 19th, 2019

Weekend Update is presented by News Archive Sign up to receive regular news updates Send us your news Dear Neighbor, It’s a big weekend. There’s way to much happening to even begin to summarize it here. Neverthelss, here’s a partial list of the many events happening this weekend around Gettysburg and Adams County: A new …

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Weekend Update, July 12, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here is a partial list of the many events happening this weekend around Gettysburg and Adams County: It’s Bike Week and the Parade of Chrome is on Saturday, 4:3o to 5:30 p.m. Experience the Civil War with Reenactors and Historians, Saturday. Two music-related movies are at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater: Rocketman and Pavarotti. …

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Ploughman Cider Opens on the Gettysburg Square

Ploughman Farm Cider of Aspers is opening an in-town location at 14 On The Square, at the northwest corner of the Gettysburg Square. Ploughman, which has been operating as popup location at the site for the past several weeks, has signed a long-term lease. Ploughman will be serving ciders and other Pennsylvania alcoholic beverages, and …

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Help Gettysburg Connection With its Mission

Gettysburg Connection is looking for people who are interested in Gettysburg and Adams County and who can contribute to the Gettysburg Connection mission. The goal is to bring Adams County residents together to share news, activities, ideas, and interests, and to publish local journalism that promotes civic engagement and community trust. If you are interested …

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Adams County Heritage Festival Seeks Food and Craft Vendors

Adams County Heritage Festival Seeks Food and Craft Vendors The annual Adams County Heritage Festival, to take place Sunday, September 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, Long Lane (rain location, Gettysburg YWCA), is seeking food vendors, craft demonstrators and displays, craft vendors, and non-profit organizations. We are particularly interested in …

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Gettysburg Borough Council Rejects Plastic Bag Initiative

At its Monday meeting, the Gettysburg Borough Council declined to move forward on a petition from local advocacy organization Gettysburg Rising to ban non-reusable plastic bags. During the public comments section of the meeting, Gettysburg Rising members Matt Moon and Jenny Dumont clarified the organization’s plastic bag proposal and reported on local, state, national, and …

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Bear sighted in West Gettysburg

Posted on Facebook today by Michelle Smyers: Good Morning everyone! Just a friendly PSA to our residents: Yes, there is a black bear roaming the west end of Gettysburg, anywhere from Red Patch Ave and Confederate Woods out to Knoxlyn Rd and north to Herr’s Tavern. From the photos I’ve seen, it looks to be …

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Weekend Update: June 27, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here is a partial list of the many events happening this weekend around Gettysburg and Adams County:     Latimore County Fair, York Springs.     Summer Jazz with Paul Austerlitz and Marc Jalbert – Knob Hall Winery, Friday 7PM. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – Friday at the Majestic. Film: “The Dead Don’t Die” at the …

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Weekend Update, June 6th, 2019

Weekend update is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular event updates Send us your events   Dear Neighbor,   Here is a partial list of the many events happening this weekend around Gettysburg and Adams County: DDay Commemoration (Thursday, 6 p.m.) First Friday Gettysburg Gettysburg Brass Band Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun) …

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Weekend Update, May 31st, 2019

  Weekend update is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular event updates   Dear Neighbor,   Here is a partial list of the many events happening this weekend around Gettysburg and Adams County: The Juried Arts Show at the College Movies at the Majestic Gettysburg Pride Shear Madness at the Totem …

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Gettysburg Borough Council Discusses Environmental Costs of Non-recyclable Plastic Bags

The Gettysburg Borough Council discussed the environmental costs of non- recyclable plastic bags and heard public comment about ordinances that would potentially limit their use in the borough. In public comments, several people spoke in favor of some limitations and presented ideas about how this might be accomplished. No presenters argued against the idea. The …

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News of the Week, May 26, 2019

News of the Week is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular news updates Send us your news   Low Turnout in the Primary Election Less than 20 percent of registered voters in Gettysburg Borough cast votes in last Tuesday’s primary election. The percentage was slightly higher for Republicans than for Democrats. …

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News of the Week, May 19, 2019

News of the Week is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular news updates Send us your news Post of the week The Gettysburg Christmas Festival 2019 has a Naming Partner The Gettysburg Christmas Festival has announced that the Gettysburg Heritage Center, in partnership with the Gettysburg Nature Alliance, New Leaf Paper, …

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News of the Week, May 12, 2019

Adams County Office for Aging Announces its 2019 Spring Fling   Outlet Mall Movie Theater to become Jack’s Hard Cider Shop Jack’s Hard Cider of Biglerville will open a shop the former movie theater at the The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. The renovation will feature a new restaurant and cider-making. Adams County Library System Announces …

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Farmstead Butcher 2nd Anniversary Party Provides Music and Food

Customers of The Farmstead Butcher at 2778 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg enjoyed a day of food, music, meat, and conversation at their second Anniversary party today. Music was provided by Chuck Darwin and the Knuckle-draggers and Lyve Bayte. The Knuckle-draggers played their beloved set of up-tempo bluegrass and oldies. Lyve Bayte, a genre-transforming band made up …

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Saturday May 10, 2019: Farmstead Butcher 2nd Anniversary Party with Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle-Draggers and @LyveBayte

Tomorrow is the 2nd Anniversary party for the Farmstead Butcher. Come out and listen to Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle-Draggers and @LyveBayte. Taste some sausages and ciders 2778 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325   The Official Schedule: •Bottle sales and tastings with Ploughman Cider: All Day •Keepwell Vinegar tastings and beverages: All Day • “Build …

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Maintenance on Baltimore Street Begins Next Week

  PennDOT Baltimore St. Project PennDOT will be performing maintenance on Baltimore Street beginning the week of May 12th, 2019. Work will take place between the hours of 6:00PM – 6:00AM. Please be prepared for single lane traffic and delays. Work schedule is as follows:   Monday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 14th: Base Repair …

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News of the Week, May 5th, 2019

News of the Week is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular news updates Send us your news Post of the week   Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Thursday Gettysburg Borough councilmembers Wesley Heyser and Chris Berger will host a town hall meeting on Thursday May 8 at 7 p.m. at the …

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News of the Week – April 28, 2019

News of the Week is presented by gettysburgconnection.org News Archive Sign up to receive regular news updates New Bermudian Springs Middle School Site Announced The Bermudian Springs Buildings and Grounds Committee announced the new middle school will be built near the front entrance of the campus in the field near the practice soccer fields. Superintendent …

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News of the Week – April 20, 2019

Jessica Rudy to be Director of Marketing and Group Sales at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater Jessica Rudy has been appointed to succeed Jean Grubesky as Director of Marketing and Group Sales at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater. Rudy has served as the Majestic Theater’s Administrative Services Assistant since January 2018. Rudy can be reached at the …

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News of the Week April 8, 2019

New Development in East Berlin The Gettysburg Times reported that there may be new development at the former Nell’s supermarket building on West King Street in East Berlin. The possibilities will be discussed at the May borough planning commission meeting.   Minimizing Single-Use Plastics in Gettysburg Gettysburg Rising has a new initiative to raise awareness …

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The candidates for the election to fill Sen. Alloway’s seat have been selected

The candidates running to fill the PA Senate seat vacated by state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-33, have been selected. Hammond Democrats have chosen Hanover native Sarah Hammond as their candidate. Mastriano Republicans have chosen Doug Mastriano of Fayetteville. The special election will be held on May 21, along with other primary races. The winner will …

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News of the Week

Leon Reed and Lois Lembo Write Important Article about Poverty in Adams County The article, entitled “Gettysburg’s Community Needs —and its fraying social services net?” appeared in Thursday’s Gettysburg Times. The article was full of sobering statistics about poverty in Adams County as well as the lack of a reliable social safety net. The two …

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Adams County News of the Week March 25, 2019

New candidates for local offices were announced this week: Incumbents Doug Knight, Michael Wool, Corey Trostle, Richard Sterner, and Ruth Griffie will be seeking re-election running again for positions on the Bermudian Springs School Board. McSherrystown borough council member Robert D. Niedererr will run for a second term on the council. Niedererr is a Republican …

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Abbottstown Hires a Police Officer

The Gettysburg Times reported today that Abbottstown will hire James R. Graham, former Gettysburg state police commander, as a part-time police officer. Graham enlisted in the state police in 1987. After graduation from the State Police Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Gettysburg Station. Graham was promoted to corporal in 2002 and sergeant in …

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Cody Hall To Leave Gettysburg Wine and Spirits

Cody Hall, who has been hosting wine tastings at the Gettysburg Wine and Spirits shop in the Peebles/Marshall shopping center will be leaving to take a job in Philadelphia on April 17th. He will be terribly missed. His knowledge of wine is remarkable and we’ve had so many chances to try new vintages since he’s …

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Adams County PA Election Candidates, 2019

Notice: This post is for the May 2019 Adams County Primary Election.  Please click here for the November 2019 Municipal Election Update. Who is Running for Adams County Offices? View the ballot you will see on election day. Where do I vote? The Adams County municipal primary election is Tuesday, May 21. May 14 is …

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