Our first week back at school

For parents, students, and school staff across the county, the last few weeks have gone by in a blur.  Parents’ calendars have been full of new enrollments, registrations, haircuts, clothes and shoes shopping, and doctor’s appointments, while school board members, teachers, and staff members were busy planning open houses, school orientations, “Meet the Teacher” nights,

Gettysburg Celebrates Independence Day 2022

The Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority (GARA) hosted its 2022 A Gettysburg Fourth! community Independence Day celebration yesterday. The weather was warm but not hot, the humidity was lower than might have been expected, and thousands of people filled not only the rec park itself but also the neighborhoods surrounding it.  Hundreds of cars parked on

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival celebrates silver anniversary

The 25th annual Gettysburg Brass Band Festival was held at sites around Gettysburg last weekend. The festival was held in collaboration with local nonprofit Music, Gettysburg! and many of the events were held in the recently-constructed pavilion on the Lutheran Seminary campus. The festival, under the direction of President Ben “Tuba” Jones, strives to provide

Gettysburg Little League;  More Than a Game

“It’s all about the kids,” said Gettysburg Little League President Brent Cammuaf as he praised the league’s players, parents, and coaches. “It not only gives kids something to do, it gives them a sense of purpose and belonging, while teaching them the importance of teamwork, discipline and confidence in yourself and those you rely on,

Primary Election Interactions

Over the past weeks, months, and years, the prospect of change has had residents of the Keystone State sanguine for a foretaste of better days to come. It’s no secret the sudden changes in these last years have been strenuous for everyone and have taken their toll without regard for who you are — gender,

A Mother’s Day Reflection

As the days following Mother’s Day have come and gone, I have found myself reflecting deeply on what it means to hold the title “Mother.” Anyone who is a mother knows it’s much more than a title to be held, but more a badge of honor hard won.  Not all of us who hold the