Shane Manieri ’22: Stepping Up to the Plate

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (Harleysville, Pa./La Salle College) is well aware of the mental health struggles that plague student-athletes across collegiate athletics and he is set on using his own experiences and the resources at Gettysburg College to help uplift others who might be struggling during these challenging times.   When the NCAA conducted a study involving …

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Gettysburg Gears Up for Spring Campaign

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – The Gettysburg College Department of Athletics has been planning and preparing for the time when conditions would allow for intercollegiate competition, and now that goal is a reality following an announcement made by the Centennial Conference Presidents’ Council endorsing a plan for spring seasons in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s …

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Gettysburg Great Games: Baseball vs. Haverford, 2007

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE In the middle of a heated playoff race, Gettysburg erased a 9-0 deficit to pull out an 18-15 win over Haverford in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Kirchhoff Field in 2007. The victory all but assured the Bullets of a spot in the Centennial Conference playoffs and was part of a 26-win …

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Fred Tubula ’22: Finding Inspiration in America

Fred Tubula is doing the triple jump at the Centennial Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships When Fred Tubula isn’t busy running and jumping alongside his track and field teammates, he spends his free time trying to raise money to fund water service projects in his home country of Kenya. The business, organizations, and management …

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UASD Teacher Nicole King Learns with her Fifth Grade Students [Episode 46]

With the pandemic closing schools around the county and forcing teachers to adapt to new methods of teaching, at least some are finding the challenges can have some positive outcomes. In this episode we talk with veteran 5th grade teacher Nicole King from the Upper Adams School District. King talks about how she refined her …

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Gettysburg Great Moments: Andre Hinds ’16 Earns All-American Honors

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE A native of Hopkins, Minnesota, Andre Hinds ’16 came to Gettysburg with his eyes set on achieving a lofty goal – becoming an All-American. As each year passed, he became closer to making that goal a reality. He placed third (131-10) in the discus at the Centennial Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships …

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Adams County Library System Seeks Public Service Assistant

The Adams County Public Library System has an open position for a Public Services Assistant at the Gettysburg Library.  The position is 36.5 hours per week with full-time benefits available.  Applications are due March 9, 2021. This position is welcome to internal applicants. If interested please email [email protected] More details are available at https://www.adamslibrary.org/about/employment

Kirby Scott ’77: The Gettysburg Great Scott

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE used his lightning-fast speed to set new standards for greatness at Gettysburg College. His journey as a student-athlete and into the professional field is one of humility, determination, and drive. The Neptune, N.J., native had been involved with sports from a young age, starting in Pop Warner for football and running track at …

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Gabby Dunning ’21: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

   GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Gabby Dunning ’21 (Oreland, Pa./Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) may have enjoyed one of the best views of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship, flying high above the field after getting tossed by her teammates as part of a post-goal celebration. The iconic image represents more than just a singular moment from one …

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From Players to Coaches, Bullets Lead Next Generation of Lax

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Since its first varsity lacrosse season in 1971, the women’s lacrosse program at Gettysburg College has developed hundreds of young women into leaders on the field of play. Many of those former student-athletes have returned the favor, investing their own time and energy as coaches and guiding the next generation of lacrosse players. …

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Matt Callery Explores Gettysburg on Bicycles and in Podcasts [Episode 45]

As co-owner of GettysBike Tours and the producer of the Addressing Gettysburg Podcast, Matt Callery is one of the many Gettysburg residents who love sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and ideas about our community with others. In this episode Callery explains how he ended up in Gettysburg and why he loves the borough. I very much …

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Cantele Selected for 2021 IWLCA Hall of Fame

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Three decades as one of the top lacrosse coaches in the country has landed Gettysburg College head women’s lacrosse coach Carol Cantele ’83 a spot in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Hall of Fame it was announced on Monday, Feb. 8.   Cantele will be one of three new inductees in …

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Centennial Conference Update on Spring Sports

With the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus communities as its top priority, the Centennial Conference Presidents Council continues to evaluate the possibility of spring conference competition amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Following extensive discussions, the Presidents Council has agreed that it will defer any judgment for the moment to provide additional time …

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Women’s Lax Ranked Fifth in IWLCA Poll

Alex Jarvis carries the ball up the field. The Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team received its second top-five billing in a national preseason poll as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) picked the Bullets fifth heading into the spring campaign.   Ranked fourth in last year’s preseason poll, Gettysburg earned its fourth consecutive top-five …

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Gettysburg Ranked Eighth in USILA D3 Poll

4/10/19, , Gettysburg & McDaniel Colleges, Men’s Lacrosse The Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team improved its standing in the second preseason poll released this season, locking onto the No. 8 spot in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Coaches’ Preseason Poll released on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Gettysburg, which was picked ninth in the …

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Office for Aging Helps Seniors Find Housing Shares [Episode 44]

Meals delivered to senior citizens, tax preparation help, seminars on death and bereavement, and how to navigate Social Security and Medicare.  These are only a few of the many offerings from the Adams County Office for Aging that are making a difference for local seniors. And the office has just rolled out a new Shared …

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Winter Storm Orlena to Bring a Foot of Snow Tomorrow and Monday * Gettysburg Snow Emergency Likely to be Issued Tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Gettysburg – effective through 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Snowfall will begin Sunday and become heavy Sunday night into Monday. TOTAL accumulations will range from 8-14 inches. Mayor Streeter will likely declare a snow emergency for Gettysburg Borough Sunday afternoon or evening. …

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Healthy Adams County will Sponsor Connection’s new Health and Fitness Section

Gettysburg Connection is pleased to announce that Healthy Adams County has agreed to sponsor the new health and fitness section of our website. Executive Director Kathy Gaskin said Healthy Adams County was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and would provide articles for the section throughout this year. Readers with ideas for the section should …

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McKeever Named Preseason All-American

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE BALTIMORE – Senior attacker Kerry McKeever (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) was named to the US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-America Team it was recently announced.   McKeever was one of 13 student-athletes to make the preseason team, which is selected by magazine writers and editors. She was one of two …

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Swimming Recognized for Academic Success

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Gettysburg College men’s and women’s swimming programs continued their streak of academic laurels from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches’ Association of America (CSCAA) by being tagged Scholar All-America Teams once again.   The women’s team rocked the classroom during the fall semester, posting a cumulative team grade-point …

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Men’s Lacrosse Picked 9th in Preseason Poll

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE The Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team was picked ninth in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Preseason Top 20 it was recently announced.   Gettysburg improved its preseason ranking from 2020 by two spots. The Bullets were one of three Centennial Conference schools to break into the preseason ballot, joining No. 5 Ursinus …

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Those 65 and Older or with High-Risk Conditions

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health has now approved access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all people over 65 years of age and for people age 16-64 with high-risk conditions.* There are several ways to make appointments for vaccination. Eligible individuals can use the MyWellSpan patient portal to schedule a vaccine online. If you don’t have …

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Letter From a Birmingham City Jail

In honor of the 26th Annual MLK Day, Gettysburg Connection is today publishing commentary by several local residents. In this post we are also publishing “Letter from A Birmingham City Jail,” an open letter written by King on April 16, 1963 during that year’s campaign in Birmingham, Alabama to bring attention to the integration efforts …

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Laura Mcmahon Leads the United Way Forward [Episode 43]

For the past 73 years, the United Way of Adams County has helped thousands of residents deal with challenges related to education, income, and food security, through its programs, collaborative projects, and community partnerships. The organization’s new director, Laura Mcmahon, is continuing the mission with a focus on expanding programs and reaching out to new …

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Gettysburg Borough Council Seeks Volunteers for Board Positions

The Gettysburg Borough Council seeks community volunteers to help assure continuity in staffing its current committees and to fill new positions in new committees. Board member Matt Moon said the borough has about 55 or 60 seats that need to be filled at any time, which requires the borough to have a deep roster of …

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Gettysburg Student-Athletes Shine in the Classroom

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – Despite facing unprecedented circumstances that reshaped the learning environment at Gettysburg College last semester, student-athletes across the whole of the athletics program rose to the occasion in the classroom.   Including cheerleading, all 25 varsity squads produced team grade-point averages north of 3.1 during the fall semester. All but two of the …

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Positions Open at Adams County Library

The Adams County Library System currently has three positions open with January Due dates. Please see the positions and job descriptions on our website: https://www.adamslibrary.org/about/employment Teen Specialist @ Harbaugh-Thomas, 40 hours per week, Full Time Benefits available. due 1/8/21 Teen Specialist @ Trone Memorial Library, 34 hours per week, Full Time Benefits available. due 1/15/21 ACLS Marketing Assistant, 20 …

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Gettysburg Connection Seeks Contract Writer(s)

Gettysburg Connection seeks one or more contract writers for local news stories.   Applicants should have an interest in contributing to the the Adams County Community, excellent communication and writing skills, an independent work orientation, and an ability to work on deadline. Compensation is based on experience. For more information, please contact Charles Stangor, publisher, …

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Gettysburg Connection Readers Respond to January 6, 2021 Events

This morning has dawned clear and sunny bringing perhaps some optimism following yesterday’s images of mayhem and anarchy. Many national and state lawmakers have spoken out against yesterday’s violence. Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny said this morning that he was monitoring the situation but has not scheduled any extra officers. Glenny said the department had …

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PA Department of Health Confirms First Case with the Faster-Spreading COVID-19 Variant

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Pennsylvania. The confirmed case is in Dauphin County. This variant is the same one that was first discovered in England in December. This individual tested positive after known international exposure. A case investigation and contact tracing …

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Local Residents Share Thoughts of Gratitude

Thanks to the many people who contributed thoughts of thanks in this holiday season. Those of you who contributed may be interested to know that research has found that expressing gratitude leads to changes in brain activity, releases negative emotions, and creates better mental health. But the benefits of gratitude take time. Like exercise, practicing …

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Help Wanted: Finance Director for local non-profit agency

Position supervises and develops standard accounting procedures for the agency including an annual budget, monthly journal entries & financial statements, reports to the board of directors, state and federal entities. Responsible for banking and payroll operations. Knowledge of accounting, public finance principles, knowledge of federal & state regulations relating to non-profit operations. Ability to apply …

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2020 in Photos: Congratulations to the Winners of Our Weekly Photography Contest

So many readers have shared their photos with us this year. They are each contributing to the Connection’s mission of sharing. Each monthly winner received a $25 gift certificate from the Adams County Arts Council. Submit your entry here or email it to [email protected] Weekly Winners November 2020 October 2020 Weekly Winners September 2020 Weekly …

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Eighth Grader Ellen Cadigan Says Hybrid Learning Allows Flexibility, Builds Independence [Episode 42]

Although many students struggle with online learning, it very much suits others. Eighth Grader Ellen Cadigan found it so beneficial she wrote a letter to the Gettysburg Area School Board asking them to keep it in place even after the pandemic ends. You can read her letter here. In this podcast I talk with Ellen …

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After Gettysburg Approves LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, The Connection Talks with Carr, Goodman, Heyser, and Lawson [Episode 41]

After over a year of discussions, the Gettysburg Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Although the document bans discrimination based many social categories, the document significantly expands the definition of sex discrimination. In addition to sex as defined at birth, the ordinance also protects people on the basis of …

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Student-Athletes Create Coaching Tool for Success

When they aren’t recruiting the next superstar for their respective programs, college coaches spend most of their time making sure their student-athletes have all the tools necessary to be successful competitors. Those tools can be anything from equipment and gear to access to workout facilities to training and nutritional plans. While student-athletes make ample use …

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Bullets Teams Challenge Begins Dec. 1

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE . Join alumni, parents, and friends of Gettysburg College athletics by making a gift to support your favorite Bullet team(s) and help these programs reach their participation goals. Each gift made during this challenge enhances the budget of that team and counts towards that team’s challenge participation goal. The teams with the highest …

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Centennial Conference Statement Regarding Fall and Winter Sports

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – With the health and safety of its student-athletes, campus communities and the general public of paramount importance, the Centennial Conference Presidents Council has decided to cancel conference competition and championships for all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 academic year.   Sports impacted by this decision include men’s and women’s cross …

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Bullets Teams Challenge Results

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – The Gettysburg College volleyball and women’s soccer programs rose to the top of the list in donor participation following the conclusion of the 36-hour Bullets Teams Challenge that took place from Dec. 1-2.   The Bullets Teams Challenge is Gettysburg’s largest fundraising effort in support of the intercollegiate varsity athletic program. Despite …

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Centennial Conference Statement Regarding Fall and Winter Sports

Centennial Conference logo With the health and safety of its student-athletes, campus communities and the general public of paramount importance, the Centennial Conference Presidents Council has decided to cancel conference competition and championships for all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 academic year.   Sports impacted by this decision include men’s and women’s cross …

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Laurel Holthause Wins Monthly Photo Contest

This winner of the Gettysburg Connection photo contest for November is Laurel Holthause, for her photo of a kitten in a window. The photo contest is taking a break in December but we are already collecting entries for the January competition. Please check out all of the past winners, and send us your pics! Gift …

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YWCA Seeks Lead Lifeguard

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is hiring for a Lead Lifeguard position! This is a full-time position that comes with benefits. The Lead Lifeguard will assist with facility operations, facility maintenance, administrative task, staff trainings and all other duties as necessary or required. Interested? Please click the link below for more information and/or to …

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Gettysburg College Students React with Concern as Fall Semester Closes

The Gettysburg College students who had remained on campus during the fall semester returned home over the Thanksgiving weekend to take their final exams online. In the days before they left the college administration announced that sophomores, juniors, and seniors would be allowed to return to campus in the spring semester, which will begin on …

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Adams County Festival of Lights Map

There are hundreds of holiday light displays in Adams County. Here’s a list of some of the most popular. Click here to share your favorite house, storefront, or apartment display. Here are some of the favorite light displays: Address City 105 E. Middle St. Gettysburg 1 Lincoln Square Gettysburg 18 S. 4th St. Gettysburg 36 …

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It’s Time to #ShopLocalinAdams

As the holiday shopping season approaches it is time to think local. The more we all spend in Adams County, the more opportunities we will all create for our economy to recover. And with many businesses hurting, our businesses desperately need a boost this year. Purchasing from one of the thousands of locally-owned businesses in …

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LOCAFLORA Design Opens in Gettysburg this Weekend with Local Flowers, Arrangements, Plants, and Botanical Gifts

Adams County resident Becca Muller is bringing her floral arranging skills and her love of natural and sustainable products to a new shop called LOCAFLORA Design in downtown Gettysburg. The shop is located across from the Rabbit Transit Center at 201 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. The warm and inviting boutique carries local flowers, plants, soaps, candles, …

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“Season of Wishes” Will Bring the Holiday Spirit to Gettysburg [Episode 40]

The annual Gettysburg Christmas Festival has been reconceptualized in this time of COVID-19 as a six-week long “Season of Wishes,” running from now until January 1, 2020. The online calendar for the event describes a smorgasbord of online and in-person opportunities for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the “Hallmark Card” feel of Gettysburg at …

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Laurel Holthause Wins Weekly Photo Contest

This week’s winner of the Gettysburg Connection photo contest is Laurel Holthause for her photo of an attentive kitten in an antique window. It’s a great moment and a well-crafted snap. Congrats to Laurel! Please check out all of the past winners, and send us your pics! Gift certificates awarded for monthly winners thanks to …

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Meghan O’Brien Wins Weekly Photo Contest

This week’s winner of the Gettysburg Connection photo contest is Meghan O’Brien for her photo of Angela Sontheimer’s dog Birdie. Birdie loves to play ball and almost has this one in her mouth — but not quite yet. Congrats to Meghan! Please check out all of the past winners, and send us your pics! Gift …

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Girl Scouting Builds Character in the County as Brownie Scouts Beautify the Gettysburg Rec Park [Episode 39]

Second and third grade Girl Scout Brownies, working together under the leadership of Troop Leader Siri Phelps, began their project of beautifying the Gettysburg Rec Park with a focus on earth and animals last month. The bird feeders the girls constructed out of recyclable bottles will be hung in the rec park in the spring, …

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Salvation Army Finishes Preparations for Holiday Kettle Donations

The Gettysburg Service Unit of the Salvation Army is getting ready for the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign.  This year the ringers will stand 6′ away from the kettles.  The stands and kettles will be disinfected several times during the day by volunteers.  Masks, gloves, and sanitizer for the bells will be provided at each kettle stand. There …

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Republicans Sweep In a “Pristine” Adams County Election

After two long days of counting, Adams County election officials this afternoon announced the results of the 2020 general election. It was an important contest in which over 77 percent of registered Adams County voters cast a ballot, and in which Republicans won every race. Overall 56,007 ballots were cast of which 18,766 were mail-in   …

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Gettysburg Connection Seeks $2,500 To Expand its Education Reporting in the Time of COVID-19

Over the past decades our country has seen many news organizations decline or close because they were too dependent on advertisers. At Gettysburg Connection we do it differently. We are of the community, and by the community. We are independent of any corporate interests. The Connection relies on contributions from people like you to power …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

Gettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren Ecker. Dan …

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Please Support The Connection: $50/year or $5/month goes farther than you think

Support the Connection by Becoming a Subscriber All Gettysburg Connection content is always free of charge to everyone, but perhaps you would like to contribute to our mission. Your contribution will help us create more stories covering more aspects of Adams County and develop more new features. Your contribution supports Gettysburg Connection’s mission to provide …

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Please Support The Connection: $50/year or $5/month goes farther than you think

Support the Connection by Becoming a Subscriber All Gettysburg Connection content is always free of charge to everyone, but perhaps you would like to contribute to our mission. Your contribution will help us create more stories covering more aspects of Adams County and develop more new features. Your contribution supports Gettysburg Connection’s mission to provide …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

Gettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren Ecker. Dan …

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Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Speaks in Gettysburg

Presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke today to a small group at a private campaign event held at the Lodges of Gettysburg on Camp Gettysburg Rd. Biden cited president Lincoln as he spoke about the battle of Gettysburg and the costs of division. “Today, again, we are a house divided. That my friend can no longer …

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Jorey Bardin Wins Monthly Photo Contest

This winner of the Gettysburg Connection photo contest for September is 14-year-old Jorey Bardin, for his photo of a winter day in Gettysburg. Bardin took on a trip to Gettysburg in January of this year. He was impressed by the atmosphere of the area and appreciates the history he witnessed. Congrats Jorey! Please check out …

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Jordyn Horowitz ’22: Flying Above the Net

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Jordyn Horowitz ’22 is a high-flying hitter on the volleyball court and one of the top student-athletes across Gettysburg College in the classroom. Away from campus, however, volleyball and academics take a back seat as the junior from East Brunswick, N.J., seeks to make an impact helping others and advancing her career goals …

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Men’s Soccer Supports Soccer Without Borders

MSOC_SWB_2019 For the past several years, the Gettysburg College men’s soccer team has partnered with Soccer Without Borders (SWB), an organization that assists refugees in transitioning to life in America. Founded in 2006, SWB has served youth from more than 75 nations worldwide with head coach Mark Mettrick‘s involvement with the organization starting 10 years …

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Gettysburg College Reports 33 New Cases of COVID-19, Citing a “Concerning Pattern Shift”

[An update to this story is available here] Gettysburg College has reported on its website that at 33 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified among students as a result of the second round of testing completed Monday through Wednesday last week. Associate Director of Communications Mike Baker confirmed that some students who have tested …

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Centennial Conference Cancels Fall Semester Athletic Competition

NA Amidst the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Centennial Conference Presidents’ Council has decided to cancel intercollegiate competition for all fall and winter sports through Dec. 31, 2020.  In July, the Presidents’ Council made the decision to suspend competition with the hope of returning to play later this fall. In the weeks since, …

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Armed Militia At Gettysburg Monuments on July 4

Hundreds of members of various militia groups and organizations, many armed with pistols and rifles, gathered in the Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday July 4. The groups, which included members with Confederate flags, converged in increasing numbers throughout the day, gathering at monuments on West Confederate Avenue and the National Cemetery. Many of the …

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Two Gettysburg Land Parcels Move to Park Service

During a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP) last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt awarded a $573,000 Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to acquire two tracts for the park. Map by Curt Mussleman “The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) funding will enable the …

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Coronavirus Updates: What is Open at Gettysburg Military National Park?

Gettysburg National Military Park is following national and state guidelines as the state of Pennsylvania uses a phase approach to reopen businesses, organizations, and events, Here is the latest information we are aware of (Please leave a comment for questions, updates, or clarifications) Park grounds, roads, trails, and parking areas: OPEN Licensed Battlefield Guides: OPEN …

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Adams County Citizens Invited to Share Coronvirus Grief on Sunday

Local residents will gather on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m at the Lutheran Seminary Chapel to light LED candles, share flowers, and grieve for the victims of COVID-19. As the national death toll from COVID-19 approaches 100,000, a recent commentary stated “Americans have a common set of expectations and rituals for responding to …

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Local Musicians to Participate in “Listen Up for Good” Livestream on May 22.

The United Way of Adams County (UWAC) is hosting a Facebook livestream featuring local musicians. The “Listen Up for Good” concert event will begin at 6 p.m. on May 22. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, UWAC has had to cancel its largest fundraiser of the year, the “Give It Up for Good” rummage sale held at …

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Ploughman Taproom Will Livestream the Music of John Prine Tonight

Join dozens of local musicians in a Facebook Live Stream tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of the work of one of America’s most influential songwriters. John Prine, who died on April 7, was known for his eclectic songs about love, life, politics, and self-insight. The event will support charities that Prine favored. Event …

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Spring into Cycling with HABPI on the Adams County Bicycle Trails [Episode 27]

With spring coming and the COVID-19 crisis leading us toward outdoor activities, it may never be a better time to ride a bicycle in Adams County. Eric Meyer The local cycling experience has become even more pleasant with the addition of new bicycle trails that have been built in the past years with the support …

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Gettysburg Connection Participates in National Campaign Supporting Local News

Gettysburg Connection is excited to be participating in #GivingNewsday, a campaign to bring neighbors together to subscribe, give, and otherwise support our newsroom’s coverage, especially during the health crisis. Gettysburg Connection is working tirelessly to provide essential coverage to keep Adams County safe and informed. The workload required to accurately and completely report on the …

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Count Your College Kids in the Right Place!

Hi Adams County neighbors! If your college students are home because their school closed due to COVID-19, please make sure you know where to count them on the 2020 Census. Since they are home only because their school closed, they should still be counted “where they usually live and sleep most of the time.” This …

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How to Make a CDC-Approved Face Mask: Sew and No-sew patterns

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help …

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Weekend Calendar – March 6, 2020

Weekend Calendar: Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions Listing of Films at the Gateway Gettysburg 8 Theater Enjoy your weekend in Adams County Music Friday First Friday …

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Local Acts Play All-Original Music for 5SAFE Festival Saturday

Twelve musical groups, of various styles and background, will be performing their original music in downtown Gettysburg on Saturday. The free event, known as 5SAFE, will occur at four locations in town, each located within a short walk of the Gettysburg square. Each of the four sites will have three performers, beginning at 6:00 p.m. …

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Weekend Calendar – February 21, 2020

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions Listing of Films at the Gateway Gettysburg 8 Theater Enjoy your weekend in Adams County Music Friday Dave Gates at PloughTap …

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Win a Pair of Tickets to “Romeo and Juliet” at the Gettysburg Community Theatre

Romeo and Juliet at the Gettysburg Community Theatre

It’s February, the month for lovers and valentines, and the Connection is giving away ​two tickets to “Romeo and Juliet,” playing at the ​Gettysburg Community Theatre ​February 14 – 23.​ “Romeo and Juliet” is Shakespeare’s timeless classic about young love embedded in a long-standing family feud. The star-crossed lovers grow up quickly in their world …

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Weekend Calendar: January 31, 2020

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions Listing of Films at the Gateway Gettysburg 8 Theater Enjoy your weekend in Adams County FILM Friday 1917 4:00 p.m. Gettysburg …

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Women’s Lacrosse : Women’s Lacrosse Fourth in IWLCA Preseason Poll

WLAX_Team_Ithaca_2019 The Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team maintained its hold on a top-five billing in the national polls as the Bullets were picked fourth in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Coaches Preseason Poll released on Monday, Jan. 27.   Gettysburg has been ranked among the top five teams in every IWLCA …

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Women’s Track & Field : Women’s Track Opens 2020 with Meet at F&M

Pienkos_Action_2019 LANCASTER, Pa. – The Gettysburg College women’s track & field team competed in its first meet of 2020 at the Coach I Open at Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday. The Bullets officially opened the indoor season back on Dec. 7, 2019, at F&M. Gettysburg’s Top Performers Georgia Larzelere ’22 (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) 800-Meter Run …

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Women’s Swimming : Crilly, Moss Lead Gettysburg Past Mary Washington

Kate Crilly competes in the 100 freestyle. Senior Kate Crilly (Shrewsbury, N.J./Ranney School) contributed to four wins and freshman Talia Moss (Toronto, Ontario/Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute) swept the breaststroke races as Gettysburg College (8-0) remained unbeaten with a 141-121 non-conference victory at the University of Mary Washington (8-3) on Saturday. Gettysburg’s Top Performers Kate Crilly …

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Women’s Basketball : Women’s Basketball Grinds Out Win at Muhlenberg

Rice going up for a lay up The 20th-ranked Gettysburg College (16-1, 12-0 CC) women’s basketball team erased a four-point deficit midway through the third quarter and netted a total 23 from the free throw line to grind out a 58-49 Centennial Conference decision at Muhlenberg College (7-9, 5-6 CC) to register its 16th win …

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Men’s Track & Field : Sheldon Captures Win at F&M

Sam Sheldon Running Indoors LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior Sam Sheldon (Tully, N.Y./Tully) moved into eighth all-time after capturing his first indoor victory in the mile at the Coach I Open, which was hosted by Frank & Marshall College, while other Bullets displayed strong performances in their second meet of the season on Saturday. No team …

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Men’s Swimming : Juniors Lead the Bullets to Victory at Mary Washington

Aedan Collins swims freestyle The junior class flexed its muscles in a non-conference dual with the University of Mary Washington (6-5) Saturday afternoon, playing a part in nine of Gettysburg College’s (7-0) 11 race wins as part of a 159-103 victory. Top Performers Oliver Yancey ’21 (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) 50 Free – 1st (21.47) 200 …

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Men’s Basketball : Second Half Rally Falls Short at Muhlenberg

Nick Lord shooting the ball vs Southern Virginia After trailing by eight-points at intermission, Gettysburg College (10-7, 4-6 CC) rallied its way back in the second half, but a strong shooting performance propelled Muhlenberg College (13-4, 6-4 CC) to take the Centennial Conference men’s basketball contest, 71-55. Top Performers – Gettysburg – Nick Antolini ’20 …

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Route 15 Southbound Will Close Next Week Between Routes 97 and 134 for Emergency Repair Work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that Route 15 will be closed between Baltimore Pike (Route 97) and Taneytown Road (Route 134) for about a week, beginning Sunday evening at about 7:00 p.m. A detour will be in effect using Baltimore Pike (Route 97) to Hoffman Home Road (Route 2029), to Orphanage Road …

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Women’s Basketball : Gehrin Paces No. 20 Gettysburg Past Johns Hopkins

Ashley Gehrin shots a jumper against Johns Hopkins. Senior Ashley Gehrin (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lift the 20th-ranked Gettysburg College (15-1, 11-0 CC) women’s basketball team to its 15th-straight victory against Centennial Conference oppponent Johns Hopkins University (10-6, 7-4 CC) Wednesday night inside …

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Men’s Basketball : Gettysburg Falls Short in Upset Bid of No. 15 Johns Hopkins

Nick Antolini throws down a dunk against Johns Hopkins. Gettysburg College (10-6, 4-5 CC) gave 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins University (14-2, 8-1 CC) a run for its money for the second time this season, but the visiting Blue Jays held off the hard-charging Bullets for a 77-71 decision in Centennial Conference men’s basketball action from inside …

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Women’s Basketball : Women’s Basketball Climbs in National Polls

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE The Gettysburg College women’s basketball team climbed the national rankings in both the D3hoops.com and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) polls, it was announced this week.   After tying at No. 22 in the WBCA Top 25 Poll last week, the Bullets move up two spots to No. 20 with 44 points, while …

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Wrestling : Devlin Scores Win No. 100, Bullets Earn Three Dual Victories

Colin Devlin has his hand raised Senior Colin Devlin (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) became the seventh Gettysburg College wrestler to reach 100 career wins and the Bullets earned three dual victories at the Penn College Duals Saturday afternoon.  Gettysburg 25, Penn College 23* 125: Ethan Greenberg (G) won by forfeit (6-0)          133: Ryan Bauer (P) major …

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Men’s Basketball : Men’s Basketball Raises Awareness for Cancer Research

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE The Gettysburg College basketball team will be raising awareness for two cancer research organizations – Coaches vs. Cancer and Go 4 The Goal Foundation during its home events this week.   The coaching staff will join coaches from across the country in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week sponsored by the …

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Women’s Basketball : No. 22 Gettysburg Dials Deep in Win against Washington

Kiera Cesareo shooting a jumper against Washington College. Four players registered double-figure scoring as 22nd-ranked Gettysburg College (14-1, 10-0 CC) tied a program record 14 made three-pointers as the Bullets claimed their 14th straight win by taking down Centennial Conference opponent Washington College (6-10, 3-8 CC), 83-53, on Saturday afternoon in women’s basketball action. Top …

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Men’s Basketball : Shoremen Top Bullets in Double OT Battle

Avery Close rises up for a two-handed dunk against Washington. Junior Alex Leder (Bethesda, Md./Bullis) and senior Nick Lord (Millersville, Pa./Penn Manor) hit game-tying shots in regulation and overtime, respectively, but Washington College’s Daniel Brown banked in a three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in double-overtime to send the Shoremen past Gettysburg College 100-99 in an …

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Weekend Update – January 17, 2020

Weekend Update – January 17, 2020   Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions. Enjoy your weekend in Adams County Film Friday Little Women 4:00 p.m. Gettysburg Majestic …

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Men’s Basketball : Men’s Basketball Closes Strong at Dickinson

NA Dickinson College (1-13, 1-6 CC) sliced a 14-point deficit down to two with just over five minutes to go against Gettysburg College (10-4, 4-3 CC), but the visiting Bullets refused to bow and out-scored the Red Devils 21-4 over the final 5:15 to claim a 68-49 victory in Centennial Conference men’s basketball action inside …

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2019 Bullets Athletics Year in Review

2019 Bullets Athletics Year in Review Gettysburg procured three Centennial Conference team championships during 2019 with many other programs just falling shy of the top spot. Two-thirds of the Bullets’ 24 varsity programs competed in conference championship events. Below are the three teams to capture gold in 2019. Men’s Golf – The Bullets turned in …

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Gettysburg Suffers Setback at Haverford

Nick Antolini dribbling the ball against Ursinus The Gettysburg College (9-4, 3-3 CC) men’s basketball team suffered a 94-65 setback at Centennial Conference opponent Haverford College (11-2, 6-0 CC) on Saturday afternoon.   Top Performers – Gettysburg – Nick Antolini ’20 (Babylon, N.Y./Babylon) – 20 points, 8-15 FG, 3 assists, 2 steals – Avery Close ’21 …

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Bullets Make Quick Work of Cardinals

Sam Nonemaker swims in the breaststroke race against Susquehanna. Sophomore Sam Nonemaker (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg) won three individual events and Gettysburg College touched the wall first in all but one race on the way to a 182-79 win over Catholic University in non-conference men’s swimming action from the Bullets Pool Saturday.  Gettysburg’s Top Performers Sam Nonemaker …

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Gettysburg Dominates 2020 Opener

Talia Moss with hands on hips prior to her race. The Gettysburg College women’s swimming team won all 14 events and improved to 7-0 this season with a 204-58 non-conference win over Catholic University Sunday in the Bullets Pool.  Gettysburg’s Top Performers Kate Crilly ’20 (Shrewsbury, N.J./Ranney School) 50 Free – 1st (25.50) 100 Free …

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Wrestling Splits Home Duals

Sean Thompson earns top position. The Gettysburg College wrestling team split its two matches inside Bream Gym Saturday afternoon, dropping a 27-19 decision to Johns Hopkins University in a Centennial Conference affair before beating Delaware Valley University 36-17.  Johns Hopkins 27, Gettysburg 19 125: Brent Lorin (J) pinned Nick Fiorillo (G), 1:38 (6-0) 133: Jake …

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Weekend Update: January 10, 2020

Weekend Update: January 10, 2020 Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions. Enjoy your holiday weekend in Adams County Film Friday Little Women 4:00 p.m. Gettysburg Majestic Theater …

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Bullets Breeze Past Bryn Mawr

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – Sophomore Mackenzie Tinner (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock High School North) came off the bench to lead Gettysburg College (11-1, 7-0 CC) with 12 points, eight rebounds, and a career-high five blocks to help the Bullets remain undefeated in Centennial Conference action after cruising past Bryn Mawr College (0-11, 0-7 CC) 78-25 on Thursday …

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Men’s Basketball: Men’s Hoops Holds Off Late Rally to Beat Ursinus

Junior Alex Leder (Bethesda, Md./Bullis) scored a career-high 27 points and the Bullets (9-3, 3-2 CC) ran off 19 unanswered points in the first half on the way to a 78-66 victory over Ursinus College (7-5, 2-3 CC) in Centennial Conference men’s basketball action from inside Bream Gym Thursday night. Top Performers – Gettysburg – …

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Wrestling: Martin, Larson Score Wins against Oneonta

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Sophomore Ray Martin ’22 (Downingtown, Pa./Henderson) and junior Marc Larson (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills) each posted victories as Gettysburg College dropped a 38-9 decision to SUNY Oneonta in a non-conference wrestling dual inside Bream Gym Thursday afternoon. Oneonta 38, Gettysburg 9 125: Michael Savello (O) wins by forfeit (6-0) 133: Andrew DeSousa (O) pinned …

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Martin Named CC Wrestler of the Week

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Gettysburg College sophomore Ray Martin (Downingtown, Pa./West Chester Henderson) was selected as the Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Week it was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Martin secured his second career collegiate title by going 4-0 at 157 pounds at the Waynesburg University Invitational on Jan. 4. He won three of his four …

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Martin Claims Title at Waynesburg Invite

Ray Martin works for back points Sophomore Ray Martin ’22 (Downingtown, Pa./Henderson) kicked off 2020 by claiming his second career title at 157 pounds to lead Gettysburg College at the Waynesburg University Invitational on Saturday. A second contingent of Bullets also competed at the Washington & Lee University Jim Crytzer Invitational.  Top Performers Ray Martin …

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Leder Powers Gettysburg Past McDaniel

Alex Leder dribbling the ball vs Penn State Berks WESTMINSTER, Md. – Junior Alex Leder (Bethesda. Md./Bullis) scored a career-high 25 points to lift Gettysburg College (8-3, 2-2 CC) past McDaniel College (4-7, 0-4 CC) 63-52 in Centennial Conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon. Top Performers – Gettysburg – Alex Leder ’21  – 25 points, …

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Gettysburg Rallies Past Ursinus in CC Action

After trailing for three quarters, the Gettysburg College (10-1, 6-0 CC) women’s basketball team rallied back with a strong fourth-quarter performance to defeat the Ursinus College (5-6, 4-2 CC) Bears 64-61 in a Centennial Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon inside Bream Gym. Top Performers – Gettysburg – Carly Rice ’22 (Pennington, N.J./The Pennington School) – …

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2019 Bullets Athletics Year in Review

2019 Bullets Athletics Year in Review Gettysburg procured three Centennial Conference team championships during 2019 with many other programs just falling shy of the top spot. Two-thirds of the Bullets’ 24 varsity programs competed in conference championship events. Below are the three teams to capture gold in 2019. Men’s Golf – The Bullets turned in …

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Weekend Update – December 27, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. The Gettysburg Holiday Ice Rink is open all weekend. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions. Enjoy your holiday weekend in Adams County Film Friday Little Women 4:00 …

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Women’s Basketball : Gehrin Earns Second CC Weekly Award

Ashley Gehrin was named the CC Player of the Week.   – Senior Ashley Gehrin (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) was named the Centennial Conference Player of the week for the second time this season following an MVP performance for the ages at the St. Vincent Classic last weekend.   Gehrin produced a historic performance in …

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Patterson Tagged D3 Preseason Player of the Year

Patterson_Courtney_Ithaca_2019 For the second consecutive year, Gettysburg College features the top player in Division III heading into the season as senior midfielder Courtney Patterson (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central) was selected as the 2020 US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Women’s Preseason Player of the Year it was announced on Friday, Dec. 20.   Patterson is the …

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Weekend Update – December, 20, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. The Gettysburg Holiday Ice Rink is open all weekend. Please check the calendar for a full events listing. Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions. Enjoy your holiday weekend in Adams County Christmas/Holiday Friday Ugly Sweater & …

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Men’s Swimming, Women’s Swimming : Swimming Splashes into National Poll

The Bullets swim teams huddle together on the pool deck. The Gettysburg College men’s and women’s swimming teams climbed the regional rankings with the men also gaining a spot among the top 25 in the final College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)/TYR Division III Poll of 2019.   On the men’s side, …

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Men’s Swimming, Women’s Swimming : Swimming Splashes into National Poll

The Bullets swim teams huddle together on the pool deck. The Gettysburg College men’s and women’s swimming teams climbed the regional rankings with the men also gaining a spot among the top 25 in the final College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)/TYR Division III Poll of 2019.   On the men’s side, …

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Weekend Update – December 13, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please note the Tuba Fest Concert originally scheduled at the Gettysburg Hotel has been moved to the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel. The Gettysburg Holiday Ice Rink is open all weekend. Please check the calendar for a …

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Baseball to Host Winter Prospect Clinic Feb. 16

Gettysburg College Baseball DH Game 1 3-24-19 The Gettysburg College baseball program will hold its annual Winter Prospect Day on Sunday, Feb. 16, for high school players in grades 10-12 who are interested in playing baseball in college.   The clinic will take place from noon through 6 p.m. at Hauser Fieldhouse with registration beginning …

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Baseball to Host Winter Prospect Clinic Feb. 16

Gettysburg College Baseball DH Game 1 3-24-19 The Gettysburg College baseball program will hold its annual Winter Prospect Day on Sunday, Feb. 16, for high school players in grades 10-12 who are interested in playing baseball in college.   The clinic will take place from noon through 6 p.m. at Hauser Fieldhouse with registration beginning …

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WellSpan Philhaven hires Addictionologist

Mitchell Crawford, D.O., is the new director of addiction services for WellSpan Philhaven. He provides support and creates clinical services for the treatment of addiction throughout the entire WellSpan Health system in Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Crawford has received specialized training in the treatment of substance abuse disorders, such as those involving …

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Men’s Track & Field : Barnes Leads Bullets at F&M

Ken Barnes leaping into the air during the long jump event at F&M. LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior Ken Barnes (Edison, N.J./Westminster School [Conn.]) moved into second all-time in Bullets indoor history and helped the Gettysburg College men’s track and field team display a strong season debut at the Coach I Open, which was hosted at …

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Women’s Track & Field : Women’s Track Display Strong Showings at F&M

Bianco-Riley_Action_19 Under the guidance of Interim Head Coach Bryson Hartzler, the Gettysburg College women’s track and field opened its indoor season with numerous top-10 indoor records at the Franklin & Marshall College Coach I Open on Saturday.Gettysburg’s Top Performers Lilian Morrell ’23 (Frederick, Md./Urbana) 200-Meter Dash – 5th (27.44 – Seventh All-Time) 60-Meter Dash – …

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Proxmire Hits NCAA Mark, Bullets Capture Team Title

Duncan Proxmire swims the 500 freestyle Junior Duncan Proxmire (McLean, Va./Langley) hit a national qualifying mark in the 1,650 freestyle and Gettysburg College turned in another dominating performance on the way to capturing the team title at its own invitational for the third consecutive season.  Team Standings 1. Gettysburg, 1,005.5 2. Susquehanna, 585.5 3. Dickinson, …

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No. 1 Swarthmore Shoots Past Bullets

Jack Rooney dribbling the ball vs southern Virginia SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Top-ranked Swarthmore College (8-0, 3-0 CC) used a red-hot shooting performance and a big second half to hand Gettysburg College (6-2, 1-2 CC) a 95-63 loss in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon in Tarble Pavilion. Top Performers – Gettysburg – Nick …

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Four Bullets Place at Petrofes Invite

Colin Devlin works his opponent to the ground Senior Colin Devlin (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) finished third at 149 pounds and was one of four Gettysburg College grapplers to place among the top eight at the Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah College Saturday. Team Standings (19 Total Teams) 1. #6 Mount Union, 216 2. #17 Messiah, …

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Yancey Hits NCAA Cut as Bullets Take Early Lead

Yancey_Oliver_CC_2019 Junior Oliver Yancey (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) knocked out an NCAA Division III Championship “B” cut time in the 50 freestyle and Gettysburg College swept all five events during the opening session of its home invitational in the Bullets Pool Friday evening. Team Standings 1. Gettysburg, 330.5 2. Dickinson, 188 3. Susquehanna, 167.5 4. Messiah, …

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Women’s Swimming Smashes Records at Home Invite

Senior Kate Crilly (Shrewsbury, N.J./Ranney School) contributed to a pair of program records and Gettysburg College won four events overall on the opening day of its own invitational inside the Bullets Pool Friday evening. Team Standings1. Gettysburg, 3462. Dickinson, 2273. Susquehanna, 1864. Messiah, 1545. Salisbury, 696. Bryn Mawr, 447. Elizabethtown, 41 Gettysburg’s Top Performers Kate …

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Bertrando Lands All-Region Status

Emma Bertrando was named All-Region Second Team – Gettysburg College junior Emma Bertrando (West Chester, Pa./Henderson) was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-South Region Second Team it was announced on Tuesday, Dec. 3.   A three-time All-Centennial Conference honoree, Bertrando earned her first all-region accolade following a career year on the turf. The junior …

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Gettysburg Announces Football Staff Changes

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE  – The Gettysburg College football program and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Mike Mattia have announced changes to the coaching staff with Head Coach Kevin Burke parting ways with the program after two seasons at the helm.   In a corresponding move, assistant coach and co-defensive coordinator Mike Hoyt was …

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Three Bullets Named to All-Region Team

Ezekiel Omosanya (left), Oladayo Thomas (middle), and Raff Mazzone (right) were named to the all-region team. – 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, it was announced Monday.      The postseason honors continue to roll in for the …

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Weekend Update – November 29, 2019

  Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Christmas is in full swing, and I’ve added a separate section for holiday activities. The Gettysburg Holiday Ice Rink is open all weekend. After today’s Gettysburg Tree Lighting, Santa will be in his shanty. …

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Fifty-One Bullets Named to CC Fall Academic Honor Roll

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Fifty-one Gettysburg College student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Centennial Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, it was announced Tuesday.   To be nominated for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher   The following student-athletes …

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23rd (Renewed and Improved) History Meets the Arts Show Announced

Organizations and Individuals are invited to participate in the renewed and improved History Meets the Arts Show in Gettysburg, April 17 & 18, 2020.     The History Meets the Arts (HMTA) organizing committee is inviting any and all businesses and groups to be part of the 23rd annual show throughout the town next April; …

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Cross Country Meet Dedicated to Shenk

Aubrey Shenk is joined by current and past athletes at his reception party. On Monday, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Mike Mattia announced that the new name of the annual home cross country meet will be named the Aubrey Shenk Cross Country Invitational. After serving at Gettysburg College for 35 years, including …

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Cross Country Meet Dedicated to Shenk

Aubrey Shenk is joined by current and past athletes at his reception party. On Monday, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Mike Mattia announced that the new name of the annual home cross country meet will be named the Aubrey Shenk Cross Country Invitational. After serving at Gettysburg College for 35 years, including …

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2019 Gettysburg Christmas Festival Dates and Schedules

Main Street Gettysburg has announced the details of the 2019 Christmas Festival. The Festival will be held December 6-8, 2019, with some festival events beginning Friday morning. Main festival events start Friday evening and run through early Sunday afternoon. The Christmas festival attracts both local Adams County residents as well as visitors from around the …

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Biglerville Strengthening Families Program Announces Classes

  The Strengthening Families Program is an evidenced- based prevention program that uses a “Love and Limits” approach to build positive communication skills and assist parents in setting well- rounded expectations with age appropriate consequences. WHO: You and your family with children ages 10-14. WHEN: Thursdays, January 9th -February 20th from 5:30pm-8:00pm WHERE: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, …

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Weekend Update – November 15, 2019

    Dear Neighbor,     Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County.   Please check the calendar for a full listing   Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions   Film Friday Harriet 4:00 p.m. Gettysburg Majestic Theater Based on the thrilling and inspirational life …

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Gettysburg Majestic Theater Raises $5 Million

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater celebrated its 94th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 14 with the announcement that its Centennial Endowment Campaign had raised $5.3 million. The campaign went over the top when the theater received three additional gifts including a $1 million estate provision from a local couple who wish to remain anonymous.  The $5 million …

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Steven Sims Named Superintendent of Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS

National Park Service (NPS) Region 1 Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Steven Sims as the new superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Sims is currently serving as superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. He will …

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Ring In The Holiday Season At The Majestic’s Holiday Film Fest

Get into the holiday spirit with a full day of classic movies at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the Holiday Film Fest on Saturday, December 7. Four popular holiday movies will be shown on the Majestic’s big screen in the beautifully restored historic auditorium throughout the day beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Holiday Film Fest …

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Visitor Center Opens Doors to Adams County Residents Monday

On four designated Community Appreciation Days each year, Adams County residents enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. This fourth appreciation day of the year falls on Veterans Day, when U.S. military veterans and Adams County residents will be admitted free of …

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Earn $25 By Participating in a Focus Group About Opioid Use in Adams County

Drs. Ashton Verdery and Glenn Sterner from Penn State University are conducting a study designed to identify and disrupt heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid networks in Pennsylvania. You can participate in this study, in which you will help fight opiate distribution in your community, learn about drug treatment, and understand how to report drug crimes. …

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Fairfield Gift Festival Opens Today

Discover handcrafted gifts and home decor from thirty third world countries. Items include jewelry, toys, musical instruments, holiday decorations, and hand- knotted Oriental rugs from Ten Thousand Villages. Find the quality you desire and support the fairness artisans deserve. Your purchases will provide continuing work for artisans, enabling them to dream and plan for a …

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Second Annual Gettysburg LincCon Celebrates Comics and Gaming

The second Annual Gettysburg LincCon – a comic and gaming convention – kicks off November 9 and 10. The 2-day event will feature artists, writers, panel discussions, gaming events, a cosplay contest, and vendors. Special guests include Marvel and Valiant Legend Bob Layton, New Mutants co-creator Bob McLeod, Marvel artists Mike Hawthorne and Khoi Pham, …

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Weekend Update – November 1, 2019

    Dear Neighbor,     Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County.   Please check the calendar for a full listing   Calendar of Current Art Exhibitions   Friday Evening: It’s First Friday – Gettysburg Style! FilmFriday Harriet 4:00 p.m. Gettysburg Majestic Theater …

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Giving Spree Launches with more than $100,000 in Donor Match Incentives

The Adams County Community Foundation announced today that the Giving Spree, Adams County’s Annual Day of Giving, will kick off November 7 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School with at least $100,000 in Stretch Pool gifts. The Stretch Pool provides an incentive for donors to help raise $1 million dollars for Adams County in a …

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Gun Sense Peace Concert on November 10

Gettysburg for Gun Sense distributes safe gun storage info; spreads awareness of our national gun violence epidemic; and works for background checks. This concert to promote gun sense includes music by: St. James Lutheran Church Adult Choir Jocelyn Swigger, piano Will Lane, guitar and vocals Tom Jolin, hammered dulcimer November 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. …

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Women’s Lacrosse to Host 5v5 Tournament and Clinic

2019 Womens Lacrosse Centenial Conference Champions Online | Brochure/Individual Form | Coach’s Form GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse program will host the annual Battle of Gettysburg Women’s Lacrosse 5v5 Tournament and Clinic for high school girls on Sunday, February 9, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and going until 1:30 p.m. at Clark Field …

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Broadway Street, Gettysburg: Construction Update and Notice

NOTICE: Carlisle Street neighbors who use Jacob’s Alley October 24th, 2019 Jacob’s Alley, off East Broadway behind Carlisle Street, will be closed for alley and road repair beginning Friday, October 25 at 7 a.m. and will reopen Wednesday, October 30. You can continue to park on Carlisle Street as many of us have done this …

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Celebrate After School Programs Thursday at James Gettys Elementary

Please join us for Respective Solutions Group’s Lights On Afterschool Celebration on Thursday October 24 at the James Gettys Elementary School gymnasium from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be a short program and then refreshments in the cafeteria. Communities across the nation are adopting afterschool programs to provide students with a safe place …

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Weekend Update – October 11, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full listing Farmers Markets: Adams County Farmers Market at the Transit Center. Saturday morning. Gettysburg Farmers Market on Lincoln Square. Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Farm Fresh Saturdays …

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Gettysburg Adds Five to Hall of Athletic Honor

The 2019 Hall of Athletic Honor Class with Mike Plantholt, Lauren Frankford, Cynthia Hoenes, Jennifer White, Joe Cordova, and Chris Pryor. – The Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor welcomed five new members into its ranks in a special induction ceremony held inside the College Union Building Ballroom as part of Homecoming Weekend on Oct …

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Gettysburg Adds Five to Hall of Athletic Honor

The 2019 Hall of Athletic Honor Class with Mike Plantholt, Lauren Frankford, Cynthia Hoenes, Jennifer White, Joe Cordova, and Chris Pryor. – The Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor welcomed five new members into its ranks in a special induction ceremony held inside the College Union Building Ballroom as part of Homecoming Weekend on Oct …

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Weekend Update – October 4, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend around Adams County. Please check the calendar for a full listing Sporting events continue throughout the weekend. It’s the National Apple Harvest Festival. Film: The cast of the PBS mega hit make Downton Abbey make their big screen debut …

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Weekend Update, September 13, 2019

Dear Neighbor, Here’s a snapshot of some of the many activities available for your enjoyment this weekend. Community: The 28th annual Adams County Heritage Festival is on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gettysburg Rec Park. Visual Arts: A number of art exhibitions are open this weekend for your enjoyment. Please see …

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The Gettysburg Times Seeks Two Full-time Reporters

  The Gettysburg Times has an immediate opening for a full-time sports reporter. Candidate must be able to produce and edit game and feature stories. He or she must be willing and able to develop and maintain a strong social media presence centered on local scholastic sports. Reporter will paginate in the absence of the sports …

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Broadway, King, and Culp Streets Traffic Updates

Broadway Street Update (7/24) East Broadway Street – The milling of East Broadway is complete. The sewer laterals are now being replaced. As they are being replaced, resident driveway entrances will be restored. Jacob’s Alley and resident driveways will be inaccessible for the next few days. Reminder: Carlisle Street residents that use Jacob’s Alley for garbage pickup, please place your garbage …

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$1 Million Grant Announced for the Kinsley Leadership Center at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Robert and Anne Kinsley from the Kinsley Foundation have underwritten the cost of a $1 million renovation of the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital in Gettysburg.   The Spangler Farm   In 1863, the farm was thriving with livestock, crops, orchard, and garden. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the farm housed thousands of soldiers, …

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The Gettysburg Times is Looking to Hire a 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.  Newspaper experience or a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field is preferred. Interested persons should send a resume and clips to [email protected] or Alex J. Hayes, …

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The Met’s 2019-2020 Live In HD Season On Sale at The Majestic Theater

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 Live in HD season of satellite transmissions to movie theaters worldwide begins Oct. 12 with the late Franco Zeffirelli’s sumptuous production of Puccini’s “Turandot.” The series brings live Met performances to movie theaters and performing arts centers in more than 70 countries on six continents, including Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater. Tickets …

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