Sweeter than Sap: From Easy Bake to Infinity

There’s a new kid in town and she is a force to be celebrated. Sara Ann Parrish has opened a new bake shop that is music to our ears and envelops all our senses with happiness. The shop, which offers freshly baked cakes and pastries is called “Sweeter than SAP,” and is located at 52

Go See “The Sound of Freedom”

“The Sound of Freedom,” now playing at Gettysburg’s R/C Gateway Theater 8,  is the story of Tim Ballard, a former government agent who embarks on a mission to rescue children from sex traffickers in Colombia. The plot centers around Ballard’s Operation Underground Railroad, though some commentators have questioned its accuracy. There are reasons people resist

Juneteenth Parade in Gettysburg

Two years after President Biden signed an executive order making Juneteeth a national holiday, Lincoln Square in Gettysburg became the gathering place for the third annual Juneteenth Parade. With some attendees some holding signs, and some accepting buckets and drumsticks from local musician Ricky Czar, a growing number of people gathered to hear Mayor Rita

From Pancakes to Pilots

Tessa and Phil Walter saw a roadside sign Sunday morning as they drove along Route 30 west of town, so they came to the hangar at Gettysburg Regional Airport for a pancake breakfast. As they paid for their meals, a gleeful shout went up and they found they had helped the Gettysburg Barnstormers top a

Come Dance with Me

On Saturday night I had the best time I can remember in this little town. And believe me, my memories are many and varied. Thirty-three years ago, I made Gettysburg my home. As a single mom, I brought my two children to St. James church and discovered a place they could feel safe and we

Business Profile: Southern PA Clay builds community

With mounds of clay and a teacher’s heart of gold, sculptor and teacher Corey Shultz has opened a ceramic studio in the iconic Olinger building at 102 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg. From the moment you walk in the door, it’s clear this isn’t just a cool new pottery shop, but a fully equipped artist’s studio space

Gettysburg College’s The Magic Flute: Delightfully Surprising

“It’s mind-blowing! They’re missing out if they don’t come to hear these students.” “The whole ensemble is so talented! I didn’t know!” “His voice is so beautiful! It’s such a gift!” These are the words of Tamra, Theresa, and Melanie, three women who work at the Center for Student Success at Gettysburg College. They knew

Chad-Alan Carr directs Community Theatre toward lofty goals (with photo gallery)

“You get to know so many people!” was the repeated outcry around the fancifully-appointed Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom Saturday evening as the Gettysburg Community Theatre celebrated fifteen years of engaging folks from around the county at its 15th Annual Gala, “Once Upon A Time.” Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr’s excitement seemed to be the energy source

Bowers-Hontz Flute and Guitar Duo Delights and Improves us

“In this piece, you’ll be hearing sounds you may never have heard from a flute,” said Dr. Teresa Bowers as she introduced the second half of her recital with Professor James Hontz, classical guitarist. The Seminary Chapel at 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon was the setting that complimented the beautiful music created by the recently

Gettysburg College Jazz honors Black musicians

Last night’s Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble concert at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater was a sign that there is a new era of jazz in Gettysburg, and that the students are all in. From the first notes, there was a charged electricity in the air. The black-suited musicians seemed to sit a little taller in their

The calm after the filming

The Pub & Restaurant on Lincoln Square in Gettysburg was quieter than it has been for a while, as the cast and crew of “A Gettysburg Christmas” has packed up and left town. The movie, which stars Lee Majors, was filmed in and around Gettysburg over the past month. “The filming brought in such good

Kris Webb brings “A Gettysburg Christmas” to Gettysburg

Gettysburg resident Kris Webb has a lot on her mind. Not only is she an artist/stylist and owner of Sixty East hair salon, but from now until December, Kris is immersed in the production of “A Gettysburg Christmas,” a heartwarming family film now being created in the streets, landmarks, and businesses of this quaint, historic

Dancing with the Local Stars reaches for the moon

Click here for our photo gallery of this event. If you didn’t know it already, Ernie Kranias won this thing ten years ago. The owner/operator of Ernie’s Texas Lunch had the audience laughing in anticipation of his running punchline throughout the first round of the “Dancing with the Local Stars” competition Friday night at the

Film Review: of “She Said,” directed by Maria Schrader

Authors note: President Biden today signed into law S.4524, the Speak Out Act, which makes non-disclosure and non-defamation agreements unenforceable by a judge in cases of sexual harassment where the action being silenced is unlawful. The New York Times reporting that is the subject of this film was instrumental in bringing attention to this legislation.