11th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser is coming up

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Plank Gym on the Gettysburg College Campus will again be the site of the Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser next Friday, April 26th, from 4-7 p.m. Hosted by The Gleaning Project, it brings together artists, businesses, restaurants, and philanthropists to make a meaningful impact in the fight against food insecurity and the need for nutritious produce

National Riding Stables Horse Rescue receives grant

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National Riding Stables Horse Rescue announced today that it had received a grant through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign for free vaccinations for twenty of its rescued horses.  “These free vaccinations will protect our precious horses from diseases such as West Nile Virus, Equine Encephalitis, tetanus, and rabies,” said Terry Latschar. The Unwanted Horse

Celebrate Living The Dream

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“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” These words, stated by Martin Luther King, Jr., still challenge us to be the best we can be almost 60 years after he first spoke them. As a leader in

Winter STREAK Wellness Program is coming

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WellSpan Health is preparing to give you a healthy start to the new year. When the holiday season concludes, it’s time for resolutions and back to normal – or better. WellSpan will be offering a series of Winter STREAK Workshops, beginning January 8 and continuing through March. The Winter STREAK Wellness Program is a FREE 12-week community program

Community Outreach is in the Giving Spree

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Gettysburg Connection Community Outreach, a non-profit organization associated with Gettysburg Connection, is in this year’s Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. The Giving Spree will be live at the Gettysburg Middle School, from 3:00 to 7:00 on Thursday. We’re reaching out to Older Adults, K-12 students, and Spanish-speaking residents with trustworthy news and useful information.

Megan Shreve named Anti-Poverty Advocate of the Year

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The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania has named Megan Shreve, CEO of South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP) for the past 18 years, the “Anti-Poverty Advocate of the Year” in recognition of her exceptional advocacy and leadership efforts in support of anti-poverty and community development programs. This award highlights Megan’s outstanding contributions, which have led

Gettysburg Fall 2023 brush pickup announced

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The Gettysburg Fall brush pickup will take place Monday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 3. Public Works will go around town twice that week picking up brush only. Please do not mix leaves and grass clippings with brush. Those items can be dropped off at the Public Works building on 457 East Middle Street. Place

Preparing for the end

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Healthy Adams County’s End of Life Forum is for everybody. Are you a caregiver concerned about a loved one? Or a parent who wants to plan early to make sure your children don’t have to make tough decisions if something should happen to you?   It only makes sense to make preparations and plans now

YWCA to Honor Women of Excellence on Oct. 23

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By Beth Kanagy The Callie Awards are back! After several years of online events, the 2023 YWCA Women’s Excellence Awards, the Callies, are back in person! Get your tickets today for an October 23 luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Gettysburg Hotel celebrating women who have made a positive impact on their community! The

Laced drugs cause deaths in South Central PA

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The following notice was posted today on the Littlestown Police Department’s Savvy Citizen app. Over the past several days there appears to be a batch of illegal drugs that have hit the streets in South Central Pa. Over the past weekend, multiple overdoses have occurred which has also resulted in multiple deaths. Apparently, from what

Who Is Nicholas of Cusa and Why Is He Coming to Gettysburg?

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Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was one of the leading intellectual figures of the fifteenth century. Born at Kues (in Latin, Cusa) in Germany and often known by the Latin name Cusanus, he was a philosopher, theologian, and eventually a cardinal of the Catholic Church. An exemplary Renaissance man, he also made contributions in mathematics, natural

Make plans for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is nationally known as breast cancer awareness month.  In Adams County, we celebrate our breast cancer survivors in many ways throughout October and beyond.  Our main goal for women in our community is to assist them in the early detection and understanding of breast health concerns.  In our community, the dedicated members of the

Heritage Festival will mark 32nd year

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The 32nd annual Adams County Heritage Festival will kick off, rain or shine, at noon on Sunday, September 17, at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane.  With a goal of celebrating community unity, Festival organizers, the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice, and the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County have planned a full afternoon

The Liberty Ride arrives in Gettysburg on Saturday

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On May 7, 2023, motorcyclists across the U.S.A. embarked on our fourth Coast to Coast Motorcycle Relay carrying copies of the United State’s most sacred documents: ·        The Declaration of Independence ·        The Bill of Rights ·        Our Constitution, including Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation & the 13th,14th,

Fall: Made for walking?

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by Betsy Meyer The Healthy Adams County Physical Fitness Task Force’s fall walking schedule is full of walks, showing off Adams County’s natural beauty at a wonderful time of year for walking.  As Albert Camus said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  We hope you will find some time this

Gettysburg community art space Waldo’s & Company invites all to its 10th birthday celebration

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Local art space invites everyone for food, music, and games to celebrate 10 years in thecommunity. Gettysburg, PA – Nonprofit art space Waldo’s & Company welcomes everyone to celebrate adecade of community art with Waldos 10th Birthday Party Saturday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 10 p.m. at17 Lincoln Square (Basement) in Gettysburg.  This anniversary not

Adams County Office for Aging to host listening session on Pennsylvania’s master plan for older adults

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Gettysburg, PA – The Adams County Office for Aging, Inc. (ACOFA) will host a listening session on the Department of Aging’s development of the Master Plan for Older Adults – a 10-year, state-led, and stakeholder-driven strategic plan designed to help transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for older Pennsylvanians. The master plan will also reflect the needs

Legal Notice: Ranger and Rocky’s K9 Rescue

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​NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on or about Aug. 7, 2023, for the incorporation of Ranger and Rocky’s K9 Rescue under the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988. The corporation shall engage in the business of saving

Time to remember loved ones and end overdose

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Join Us in Memory of those Lost to Overdose Many hundreds of thousands of people around the world lose their lives to overdose each year. [Nearly 110,000 Americans lost their lives to overdose in 2022, an increase of roughly four percent from 2021 and the second consecutive year of more than 100,000 overdose deaths]. They

Choral Society seeks singers

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The Gettysburg Choral Society is now actively seeking new singers for the fall season. Auditions are being held by appointment on Saturday, August 12th, from 11 am-1 pm and on Monday, August 21st, from 6-8 pm. The group will perform two Christmas concerts. The first is on December 1st at the United Lutheran Seminary Chapel

Simple Gifts comes to the Adams County Library System

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Gettysburg, PA – Simple Gifts comes to the Adams County Library System, bringing three family-friendly events to the Trone Memorial Library and one to the Gettysburg Library. This award-winning band consists of two women who perform with an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, banjo, and guitar, plus some more

Melissa Leathery is new YWCA CEO

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The Board of Directors of the YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County has selected Melissa Leathery as their next CEO, effective August 7, 2023.  “On behalf of the YWCA Board of Directors of Gettysburg and Adams County, we are privileged to welcome Melissa to the position of Chief Executive Officer,” said Board President Lyne Aurand.

Selby Family Memorial Fund awards $58,200 in grants through the Adams County Community Foundation Fund for Littlestown

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The late Dick Selby created The Bernard, Mary, and Richard Selby Family Memorial Fund as a permanent charitable endowment to honor his parents, Mary and Bernard, and the family’s commitment to their hometown of Littlestown. Each year the Fund distributes charitable grants to nonprofits serving Littlestown, including three organizations that were important to Bernard and

GCT prepares for 15th Summer Series

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With generous support from The Cultural Alliance Of York County, Adams County Community Foundation and their wonderful Giving Spree, The Robert C Hoffman Charitable Endowment Fund, The Marie Keese Lelash Foundation, The Janet & Edward Riggs Charitable Endowment, Danny Sebright, Sharon Magraw, Kiwanis Club Of Gettysburg, The Optimists Club Of Gettysburg, The Eagle Riders Of

United Way to distribute food and shelter grants

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United Way of Adams County has been chosen to receive approximately $20,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The federal funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter national board program. The selection was made by a national board

“Code Red” air quality alert remains in place today

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Code RED Air Quality Alert for all of Central Pennsylvania including Adams County. The alert, which continues through midnight, indicates the air in the region is affected by smoke and ozone from forest fires burning in Canada. The AQI indicator in Arendstville reported a reading of

50 acres preserved in Conewago Township

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GETTYSBURG, PA – Estelle King of Hanover recently gifted a conservation easement protecting a 50-acre parcel in Conewago Township to the Land Conservancy of Adams County. King and her late husband, Richard King, purchased the original 25-acre parcel, which includes the main house, several outbuildings, and a sprawling arboretum, from the Myers family in 1987.

Korean War Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic site

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GETTYSBURG, PA – This July, Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice with special events and programming. Known as the ‘Forgotten War’, Korea was the first major conflict of the Cold War, impacting the lives of millions. Korea was central to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign, and

Last chance to order Kiwanis blueberries

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The deadline to order fresh blueberries from the Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis Club is less than two weeks away. No orders will be accepted after June 26 (June 24 for online orders).The annual sale is the local Kiwanis Club’s biggest fund-raiser, generally netting more than $10,000, which is earmarked to support local youth and community programs.

Gettysburg Garden Club announces scholarship recipients

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Through its scholarship program, the Gettysburg Garden Club supports local college students who study in horticulture-related fields. Two scholars are recipients this year. Samantha Schulteis, left, graduated from Duke University, and is pursuing a master’s degree at Yale. She is a Biglerville native. Rebecca Durbin, right, attends Penn State University’s main campus. She is a

PA, Gettysburg Issue “Red Flag” burn ban

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Gettysburg Borough has issued a borough-wide burn ban which includes outside fire pits. The PA State Dept. of Environmental Protection has also declared today a Code Red Air Quality Action Day throughout the entire Commonwealth for fine particulate matter.  The borough said the ban was based on the very dry conditions. The ban will remain in effect until

Museum and Visitor Center Drive at GNMP reopens on June 8

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The Taneytown Road entrance into the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center will reopen on June 8. Initially closed on April 1, the Visitor Center Drive required a full replacement. The original asphalt surface had reached the end of its lifespan and was replaced by concrete. All normal operating services and routes that utilize

Summer Holiday Events at Children of Gettysburg 1863

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June and July 2023 Gettysburg, Pa. (May 31, 2023)—The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer area residents and visitors to Gettysburg educational events with family-friendly programming on select summer holidays at Children of Gettysburg 1863® in June and July 2023. Open daily, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the summer season, Children of Gettysburg 1863® is an interactive history adventure

“ALL are created equal!”

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GETTYSBURG, PA — The 7th Annual Gettysburg Pride Fest will be held June 2-4, 2023, with over 50 different local small businesses, four all-loving/affirming inclusive local churches, and ten other nonprofit organizations sponsoring the weekend’s fest with various events for all ages. Premiere-level sponsors are WellSpan Health, Field & Floor FX, and Graphcom, as well as

Sister Mary Kate Birge to speak on scripture and racism

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Sister Mary Kate Birge, S.S.J., will deliver the eleventh annual William K. Collinge Lecture Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room at St. Francis Xavier School, 465 Table Rock Rd., Gettysburg. In her lecture, “‘Impatient for Justice and Patient for God’—Catholic Social Teaching and Its Call to the Work of Anti-Racism,” Sister

Ohio brass and percussion student group to perform at 26th annual Brass Band Festival.

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The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival is pleased to welcome the All-Star Brass and Percussion of Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Eric Aho, Director of Bands and Orchestra at Independence High School, founded the group in 1986. Students involved in the band must receive a nomination and successfully complete an audition process.  Young musicians from over 40 schools and eight Central Ohio

A special walking tour of Gettysburg National Cemetery will commemorate 79th D-Day anniversary

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GETTYSBURG, PA – On June 6, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Allied Expeditionary Force embarked upon “the great crusade” as thousands of Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Europe. Staff from Eisenhower National Historic Site will commemorate the 79th anniversary of the D-Day invasion with a special walking tour of

HGAC’s Summer at Spangler program begins May 27

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Come take a peek inside the historic George Spangler barn and find out more about Pennsylvania’s unique bank barns! This year will mark the third season for HGAC’s family-friendly “Summer at Spangler” program, which takes place at the George Spangler Barn and Farm, located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road in Gettysburg. The barn is not

Adams County Farmers Market receives $20k sponsorship from Highmark Wholecare

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Gettysburg, PA – Highmark Wholecare recently contributed $20,000 to support food assistance resources and build staffing capacity at the Adams County Farmers Market. Funds will be used to support the farmers market’s food assistance programs, such as SNAP Double Dollars and the Healthy Options program, while also supporting critical staffing capacity that allows these programs

New tractor purchased by Littlestown FFA

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Nearly one million dollars in agriculture and youth grants were awarded recently, making Jesse Brant and the Littlestown Area School District very happy. Last fall, he applied for a grant from the PA Department of Agriculture to purchase a new tractor for the Littlestown FFA. The group received a matching grant of $25,000. The other

ICPJ to give Peacemaker Awards

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The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice has selected the winners of its Peacemaker Awards for 2023. Amelia Contreras will receive the Lifetime of Peacemaking Award. The Refugee Resettlement Partnership will receive the Peacemaker of the Year Award. The three most recent former presidents of ICPJ, Christine Kellett, MJ Duffy, and Dennis Murphy, will receive

Park Staff will honor the fallen from all United States wars buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery  

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GETTYSBURG, PA – For more than one hundred years, fallen United States servicemembers were buried with honor at Gettysburg National Cemetery. This Memorial Day weekend, lesser-known stories of those interred within this hallowed ground will be explored. Join park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as they discuss the creation and history of Gettysburg National Cemetery and highlight

HGAC offers McAllister Mill tours, replaces Civil War hospital signs with a key assist from high school students

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Historic Gettysburg Adams County volunteers have begun conducting weekly Underground Railroad tours at McAllister’s Mill, located adjacent to the National Military Park. HGAC encourages everyone to discover a part of the battlefield unknown to most visitors. Tours leave from the south end of the old Mulligan MacDuffer’s Golf Course parking lot at 1360 Baltimore Pike

Media matters are muddy

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by Patti Robinson Daily, we are bombarded with “fake “news” declarations, from both sides of the political spectrum and from all forms of media. We know it can’t all be fake, and honestly, we want to believe our own trusted sources, not theirs! So, what do we do? We can’t ignore these calls of fake

Community Foundation awards $160,000 in scholarships

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The Adams County Community Foundation today announced $160,000 in new scholarship awards to students in Adams County and South-Central Pennsylvania. The amount awarded brings the total amount of scholarships granted by the Community Foundation since its founding to more than $1.6 million. Awards range from $500 to $30,000 each and go to students pursuing higher

YWCA’s annual tennis event is almost here

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by Ian LeVee The YWCA cordially invites you to join us for the 21st Annual Benefit Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 20, at the Gettysburg College Tennis Courts. Proceeds benefit the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. This tournament

Gettysburg Kiwanis Club announces blueberry season

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Ready for a taste of summer? The Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis Club is again working to fulfill that need by providing fresh-picked blueberries to local fruit lovers. The deadline for ordering 10-pound boxes of berries is June 26 (June 24 for those making online orders). The annual sale is the local Kiwanis Club’s biggest fund-raiser, generally

Gettysburg Underground Railroad tours will begin in May

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Walking tours of Gettysburg’s only Underground Railroad (UGRR) Site recognized by the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom will begin on Saturday, May 6th, and everyone is invited to attend. Professional guides will lead tours every Saturday at 11 AM from May through August. Since 2011, hundreds of visitors have taken advantage of this unique

Gettysburg Green Gathering to host a butterfly defender

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The Gettysburg Green Gathering is bringing an advocate for monarch butterflies to town! Carol Pasternak of Toronto, Canada, will provide a kid-friendly introduction to the care and feeding of butterflies, especially Monarch butterflies, on Saturday, April 29, at 1:00 PM at the Charles Sterner Building at the Gettysburg Recreation Park.  A second presentation will take

The study on a trail to the new Historical Society location is ready for borough council consideration

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The new facilities for the Adams County Historical Society(ACHS)are approximately two-tenths of a mile north of the Borough of Gettysburg, and sidewalks along Carlisle Street end at the borough line.  It is anticipated that many students from Gettysburg College and residents that live near the college will want to walk or ride a bicycle to

Gettysburg Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, October 24

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Gettysburg, PA – Community organization Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg has the official details about this year’s Gettysburg Halloween Parade. The parade will take place on Tuesday, October 24, with a rain date of Wednesday, October 25. Parade registration will open on May 1 at www.gettysburghalloweenparade.com. Entries are due by October 11. There will be cash prizes

Gettysburg Garden Club brings Matt Radar, President of PA Horticultural Society, to Gettysburg audiences

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Matt Radar,  President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), will speak at the Gettysburg Garden Club’s April 27 meeting at the Gettysburg Firehouse, 35 North Stratton Street, at 1 pm. Matt will share what’s new at the PHS, including growth and innovation underway in the Society’s Public Gardens and Landscapes and Healthy Neighborhoods Program. Made

PennDOT announces new license plates to help grow and sustain plants and pollinators

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Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that thanks to recently passed legislation, vehicle owners will now be able to purchase a ‘Pollinator’ license plate. Sixty-five percent of the proceeds from the license plate will be deposited into the Pollinator Habitat Program Fund. The Pollinator Habitat Program Fund is dedicated to supporting

24th annual History Meets the Arts next weekend

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Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, will be the 24th annual History Meets the Arts (HMTA) show & sale in Gettysburg. 17 artists represented by Lord Nelson’s Gallery will be at the Gettysburg Fire Company Community Room Friday April 14, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and again Saturday April 15, from 10:00 am

Dr. Thomas Little opens Gettysburg Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Gettysburg Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas A. Little is now offering orthopedic care in Gettysburg and Adams County. Little provides patient-oriented, non-surgical care of injuries to the muscles, bones, and joints, helping patients correct the physical imbalances that inevitably accumulate over the course of their lives, reducing pain and

Local residents will discuss fair housing

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Join Adams County fair housing organizations and coalitions to highlight the importance of fair housing at a Fair Housing in Action seminar on Monday, April 3. The program will include an overview of fair housing rights and how local agencies are working to advance housing opportunities in the county. The program will be held from

Parking is now available at the “first shot” house

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GETTYSBURG, PA – A new gravel parking area and driveway at the Wisler House, also known as “The First Shot House,” at Gettysburg National Military Park is now available for visitor use. The completion of this phase of site rehabilitation will allow visitors an unprecedented opportunity to safely park and visit this significant location associated

Cumberland Township police officer Joshua Rosenberg promoted to Sergeant

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On March 8, 2023 eligible Cumberland Township Police Department officers engaged in a competitive examination for promotion to Sergeant.  The officers had to answer scenario and leadership questions fielded by an Oral Board staffed by experienced police commanders from the Pennsylvania State Police, West Manchester Township Police Department and York City Police Department.  The officers

What’s happening this weekend?

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Hey, your esteemed editors made a booboo. We forgot to put the events calendar into the newsletter. In case you were looking for it, here it is. Also included below are the upcoming high school sports contests. Get out and enjoy what Adams has to offer! This weekend’s activities Friday March 24 Art : Juried

Watershed Alliance sets annual meeting

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The Watershed Alliance of Adams County will hold its annual meeting at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg, on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Members and anyone interested in learning about watershed protection in Adams County are invited to attend. This year’s annual meeting will feature a

Adams County Commissioner wins Jim Getty Award

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Randy Phiel, chairman of the Adams County Commissioners, has been honored with the 2023 Jim Getty “Spirit of Gettysburg” Award – a recognition given annually by Destination Gettysburg, the official destination marketing organization of Adams County. Phiel was one of nine nominees for the award – each nomination coming from a partnering business or community

Scott Harper appointed as Adams County Chief Public Defender

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Scott Harper, former Adams County assistant public defender, has been named Chief Public Defender of Adams County. Harper graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2005 and was in private practice as a trial attorney, serving much of south-central PA. He joined the Adams County Public Defender’s staff in 2021. A former business owner,

Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume April 1

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Visitors May Now Drive Directly to the Farm  GETTYSBURG, PA – Eisenhower National Historic Site is pleased to announce that tours of the Eisenhower home will resume on Saturday, April 1, 2023, for the Spring and Summer season. Individuals, families, and groups with fewer than 20 people can now drive directly to the site.  April

DAR honors women with Mamie display

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The Gettysburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating Women’s History Month by displaying Mamie Eisenhower’s Dress at the World War II American Experience Museum in Gettysburg every weekend this month. Mamie was an honorary regent of Gettysburg Chapter, NSDAR, and she donated a cocktail dress to them in the 1960s.  Also

Local food equity non-profit, The Gleaning Project, will hold its 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser

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GETTYSBURG, MARCH 13, 2023: Local food equity nonprofit, The Gleaning Project, will host its tenth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, April 21, from 4 PM-7 PM in Plank Gym at Gettysburg College with the help of our presenting sponsor WellSpan Health. Tickets are on sale now online at https://thegleaningproject.org/emptybowls    Empty Bowls is a

HABPI will honor Tom Jolin

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Healthy Adams Bike/Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI) will be unveiling a plaque honoring founding Board member Tom Jolin on Friday, March 17 at 10:00 AM at the Susan Naugle Bridge on West Middle Street in Gettysburg.  The public is invited to attend this brief ceremony. The Bridge is located between Foursquare Church and Codori Memorials. Jolin was

Resurfacing and safety improvement project resumes on Route 15 in Adams and York Counties

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Permanent crossing and turn restrictions at Glenwood Road, temporary restrictions at Golf Course Road/Range End Road Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work is set to resume next week on a resurfacing and safety improvement project on Route 15 from just south of York Springs in Adams County to just

Enchantment Theater Company brings ‘The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon’ to Majestic on March 25

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Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater embarks on The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon Saturday, March 25, at 3 p.m. with Enchantment Theatre Company’s new live production that takes the whole family on an imaginative journey. Tickets are available now at the Majestic Theater Box Office, and discounts are available for children. “The Majestic is

Main Street Gettysburg is selected to participate in pilot rural small business support program

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Gettysburg, PA (February 9, 2023) – Main Street Gettysburg has been selected to participate in a new small business resiliency audit and resources pilot program. In partnership with Main Street America, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Main Street Gettysburg will serve an important role in creating new tools to assist