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Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow, Just in Time for Mother’s Day

A local Gettysburg staple is returning to North Stratton Street this Saturday, and with it, the promise of fresh products and small business support for the whole community. Located two blocks north of Lincoln Square, the Adams County Farmers Market can be found near the Gettysburg Transit Center on Carlisle Street every Saturday, May through …

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GNMP will Enforce its Ban on Competitive Events Beginning in January * What Hours is the Park Open?

After receiving extensive comments from the public, the Gettysburg National Military Park has indicated it will begin enforcing its existing ban on competitive events, including cycle and running races, on park roads.   The news is a blow to local nonprofits that have used the park to hold charitable events for many years. The rule …

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Nanette Hatzes Retrospective Opens this Friday at ACAC

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening art exhibition of Nanette Hatzes with a First Friday reception on Friday, May 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature check and mask wearing are required.  The show will …

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Wolf Administration Will Lift Mitigation Orders On Memorial Day * Masking Order To be Lifted Only When 70% Of Pennsylvania Adults Are Fully Vaccinated

The Wolf administration, in coordination with the state COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that COVID mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m.  The current order requiring people to wear face coverings when indoors and outdoors when away from home will only be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians are fully …

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WITF and Rotary District 7390 Announce 2021 Teacher Impact Awards Winners

In time for Teacher Appreciation Week beginning Monday, May 3, WITF, in partnership with Rotary District 7390, announced the seven winners of the 2021 Teacher Impact Awards. The awards honor teachers for their exemplary dedication to their students and community.  Rotary District 7390 established the “Teacher Impact Awards” in 2005, with the idea to promote …

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GNP Visitor Center Returns to Normal Daily Hours for Visitors

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, home of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, announces new hours of operation throughout the summer starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center had offered visitors reduced hours since reopening its doors June 25, 2020, and …

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Construction Begins on Gettys Street: Hospital Entrance Remains Open

Columbia Gas will be working on Gettys Street for several weeks in May and residents can expect road closures and delays during working hours. There may be some temporary closures to the three Gettys St. hospital entrances, but access to the hospital from at least one entrance will remain available throughout the duration of this …

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WellSpan Health to offer walk-in hours for COVID-19 vaccinations

Beginning Friday, WellSpan Health will provide walk-in vaccinations to anyone at 16 years and older at Gettysburg Hospital. Where: WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, 147 Gettys St., Gettysburg When: Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 3:00 p.m.  “Our goal is to make this shot of hope as accessible as possible so we can get back to hugging our …

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Medicine Take Back Event Tomorrow Will be at Nine Sites

The fall medicine takeback event in Adams County is tomorrow! Bring your unused meds to one of nine local police stations between 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. to dispose of them properly. Naloxone kits will be available (first 20 takers, per site) at the following four med takeback locations: 1. Biglerville Fire Department  2. Carroll Valley …

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County Announces Hospitality Recovery Grant Recipients

The Adams Economic Alliance (AEA), with support from the Adams County Office of Planning and Development, has announced the recipients of COVID-19 Hospitality Recovery Program (CHIRP) grants.  The program, which is providing $1.16 million in state funding to qualifying Adams County businesses, is part of a larger $145 million statewide initiative to help sustain Pennsylvania’s …

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New Oxford Chamber of Commerce Plans Market on the Square

The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 65th Annual Market on the Square will be held on Saturday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Previously known as the Antique Market & Craft Show, the Chamber is excited to share the event’s official new name: Market on the …

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Borough Encourages Responses To Survey

Residents of Gettysburg Borough should have received a survey in their mailbox asking them to provide information about their perceptions of the borough and its government. Borough Manager Charles Gable has asked people to fill out the survey to help the borough know if the if the work they are doing is satisfactory.  Gable said …

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Job Offerings at Local Nonprofits

The Adams County Library System has three job opportunities available:  PT Branch Assistant at the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin. 20 hours weekly. Application deadline 4/26/21. PT Branch Assistant at the Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville. 12 hours weekly.  Application deadline 4/30/21. Combination PT Public Services Assistant & Materials Handling Assistant at the Gettysburg Library.  …

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@Home in Adams County Online Informational Session

Interested in learning about @Home in Adams County? Want to know what we’ve been up to lately? Join us  on Tuesday, April 27th at 12n via Zoom. Caroline, @Home’s coordinator will present some general, introductory information on the @Home in Adams County initiative, provide updates on current partner projects and explain how to get involved. …

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Help Wanted @ Seminary Ridge Museum

Friends, We have an immediate opening at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center for a seasonal Visitor Services Assistant.  The person in this position works 20-30 hours a week, through November, at the museum’s admissions desk, shop, and leading tours.  It is a great summer job for college and graduate students looking to break into …

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Wellspan has COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Anyone Over 16 This Week and Next

Wellspan Health reports availability of COVID-19 doses at Adams County sites in the coming days and weeks. There are a few appointments remaining available this week, but many more next week for any Pennsylvanian 16 years and older. WellSpan does not utilize the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so operations have not been impacted at its …

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Underground Railroad Tours Are Back!

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 1st at 11:00 a.m and everyone is invited to attend. The McAllister’s Mill UGRR Tours were cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, but all of the tour guides have received …

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Mayoral Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Please mark your calendar for the online mayoral candidate forum to be held this Thursday April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join Gettysburg Rising to learn more about the candidates running for Gettysburg Mayor in the May municipal primary election. Please contact Jenny Dumont at [email protected] for a link to the Zoom session. View the candidate …

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Gettysburg Colleges’ Painted Turtle Farm Needs Our Help

Gettysburg College’s 4000 square foot community garden, the Painted Turtle Farm, is located northwest of campus near the observatory. The garden has plots for 16 families to cultivate their own food and serves as a campus-community hub for food justice. The farm has applied for a grant to expand fruit production and enhance children’s education …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Land Conservancy Auction Artwork and the 26th Annual Recyclable Art Contest Exhibition

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening reception of the LCAC Art Auction Artwork Show and the Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibition on First Friday, April 2, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature …

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New Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight is open in the Museum Lobby at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The introductory exhibition is included with a ticket to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience or the Museum Experience. The spotlight explores the history …

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Adams County Arts Council Invites Young Chefs to Connect with Family and Friends

The Adams County Arts Council is offering a new after-school program that gives students an opportunity to explore the culinary arts with their families from the comfort of their own homes. The Kids Dinner Club Zoom class will run on six Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning April 14. Scholarships and supplementary groceries …

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The Adams County Library System: Help Wanted!

The Adams County Library System has two part-time job opportunities available.  One is for a Part-Time Branch Assistant at the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin.  This position is 20 hours weekly.  Application deadline is March 29, 2021. They also have a Part-Time Youth Services Assistant opportunity at the Gettysburg Library.  This position is 28.5 …

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Gettysburg Rising Hosts Documentary Film On the Assassination and Imprisonment of Philadelphia Activist Group Members

As part of Gettysburg Community Collective’s year of change, Gettysburg Rising is hosting a documentary viewing on Wednesday, March 24, and discussion of the documentary on March 25. “MOVE” describes the rise of Philadelphia activist group MOVE and the subsequent assassination and imprisonment of its founding members. Join us to better understand the unfair treatment …

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Two Retirements Lead to New Leaders at Main Street Gettysburg and Destination Gettysburg

Main Street Gettysburg’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Jill Sellers as its new President. She succeeds the current President of 14 years, Deb Adamik, who will retire later this spring.  “Our Board of Directors is excited to welcome Mrs. Sellers to Main Street Gettysburg” said Board Chair, Timbrel Wallace. …

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Fifth Annual Absolutionists Day Event Scheduled for April 10

The fifth annual Abolitionists Day will be held as a Zoom event on April 10 at 4 p.m. To be put on a list to get an invitation to tis event, please send an email to [email protected] Abolitionists Day has been held annually since 2017, showcasing abolitionists who helped to free the enslaved and destroy …

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Wellspan Health Opens New Community Vaccination Site in Adams County

WellSpan Health and Adams County will open a community vaccination center at the Adams County Emergency Services Center, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg on Thursday morning. The site is east of Gettysburg and north of the Adams Rescue Mission, past the Adams County Prison. Setup of the site has been ongoing, but now COVID-19 vaccine allotment …

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YWCA Seeks Volunteers for the “Nearly New Closet” on April 22

If you are familiar with the Nearly New Sale that took place twice a year at the YWCA you may be aware of how that served many families in our community in such a positive way. Continuing in that tradition, The Nearly New Closet will provide a space for our community members to shop for gently …

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More COVID Restrictions to be Lifted on April 4

As COVID-19 cases have declined and vaccination rates are climbing, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the lifting of some targeted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, as well as increased gathering limits. Effective April 4, restaurants may resume bar service; alcohol service will be allowed without the purchase of food; the curfew for removing alcoholic …

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rabbittransit Offers Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments

rabbittransit is offering shared ride transportation service to any community member who needs transportation to and from their scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment.  Advance reservations are required. If you are in need of transportation to a COVID vaccination site, please contact the rabbittransit call center at 1-800-632-9063 no later than noon the business day prior to …

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Office of Aging Receives Donated “Bernie” to Inspire Giving for Home-delivered Meals

The Adams County Office for Aging has been gifted a handmade “Bernie” by Carly Marshall of Gettysburg and her sister, Desirée Wright of Martinsburg, WV to use in raising funds to support the organization’s home-delivered meals program. Through the remainder of March, which is national Nutrition Month, the office is accepting Bernie-inspired donations. One lucky …

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Land Conservancy of Adams County Announces 2021 Events and Board of Directors

The Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC) has approved new board members Norma Calhoun, Erica Duffy, Kaycee Kemper, and Jess Knouse. Randy Phiel, Dave Salisbury, and Matt Sheads were reinstated to new 3-year terms.  Leaving the board are Kelly Alsedek, Katie Epstein, Carrie Russell, and Denise Wood. LCAC thanked each of them for their dedicated …

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ACAC to Feature Members Show During Month of March

The Adams County Arts Council will feature an outdoor themed collection of ACAC member artwork in the Reception Hall of the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, during the month of March.  A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, March 5, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.  The show will …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Foothills Artists

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening First Friday exhibition of the Foothills Artists on Friday, March 5, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature check at the door and mask wearing are required. The show …

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Gettysburg Borough to Resume Pre-Pandemic Code Enforcement

Gettysburg Borough has announced its code enforcement priorities for 2021 in preparation for the upcoming Spring and Summer tourism season. Many inspections were relaxed in 2020 due to budget cuts and to assist businesses during difficult economic times brought on by lockdowns and restrictions instituted by state government.  The Borough understands that economic challenges related …

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Community Gathering for Healing and Accountability

Join us for a community healing event at the Biglerville High School Parking lot on Saturday March 13, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to listen to survivors expose decades of racially motivated child abuse at Biglerville schools. Gathering at the Biglerville High School parking lot, we will listen to a collective declaration written by current …

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GHS Warriors Take on First Seeded Wildcats Tonight

The fifth seeded Gettysburg Area Warriors (17-2) travel to Mechanicsburg to take on the first seeded Mechanicsburg Wildcats (17-3) in the Pennsylvania Class 5A State Girls Basketball semifinals tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Warriors are coming off of a nail biting, 43-39 victory over Cocalico in the quarterfinals and are looking to repeat as champions …

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Adams County Historical Society Breaks Ground on New Building

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) has officially broken ground for a first phase of construction at the site of its new home – 625 Biglerville Road, in Cumberland Township. On Saturday, a small gathering and ceremonial groundbreaking took place at the site with remarks from members of the board, staff, and capital campaign committee. …

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Gettysburg Rising Hosts Voter Access Presentation

Kadida Kenner, organizer for We the People in PA, will speak at Gettysburg Rising’s March meeting, which will be held via Zoom. Kenner will discuss voter disenfranchisement and judicial gerrymandering on the state level. Bring your questions and concerns and join us on Thursday, March 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To attend the Zoom …

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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

Winter Storm Viola to Impact Gettysburg

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Gettysburg – effective through 10:00 AM on Friday, February 19, 2021. TOTAL storm accumulations will range from 6 inches if sleet mixes in to 9 inches if the precipitation remains all snow. Mayor Streeter will likely issue a snow emergency for Gettysburg Borough Thursday …

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Gettysburg JROTC Normandy Trip

The Adams county Gettysburg High JROTC program will be taking a trip to Normandy, France in June of 2022 for the 78th anniversary of D-Day. Our goal is to bring history to life for 30 Cadets, who will participate in D-Day parades, cemetery ceremonies, and other official duties. We are partnered with the non-profit Historic Programs Group and …

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Arts Council Annual Meeting set for March 2, 2021

The Adams County Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 6pm to 7pm virtually.   This year’s hour-long program begins at 6pm.  Members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend this free event virtually by requesting a link to access the meeting. Applause Awards will be presented for …

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Gettysburg Foundation Partners with Foursquare Church to Provide Face Coverings

The Gettysburg Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Foursquare Church in Gettysburg to provide face coverings in the Adams County community. The Ford Motor Company Fund provided the Gettysburg Foundation with 100,000 medical-grade masks produced by Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company’s mask production is part of its #FinishStrong initiative – encouraging Americans to pull …

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ACHS Announces Partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is thrilled to announce the formalization of a key partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. This grassroots organization was established to preserve and promote Black history and culture in our community. Like ACHS, GBHM holds precious archival materials that are key to understanding the story of Gettysburg and Adams County. …

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Department of Health Launches “Your Turn” Vaccine Eligibility Tool to Aid in Vaccination Process Across Commonwealth

1-877-PA-HEALTH available to answer questions, provide help Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched a new tool called Your Turn to help Pennsylvanians understand where they fall in the vaccine prioritization effort and to be alerted when it is their turn to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. “Since all seniors …

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Youth Invited to Enter Recyclable Art Contest

Adams County youth, grades K-12, are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit sponsored by OPEN MINDS, McDonalds (JDCS Enterprise) and the Gettysburg Recycling Committee. Public, private, charter, parochial and homeschooled students, Scout troops, youth group members, are encouraged to enter. Local …

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Last Chance: New Oxford Library Virtual Valentine Murder Cruise

Virtual Valentine Murder Cruise Friday, February 12 at 7:00pm Must register by Tuesday, February 9 https://adamslibrary.org/events/virtual-valentine-murder-cruise-murder-mystery-event Everything is going wrong on the “Valentine in Venice” harbor cruise aboard the Love Bucket. First, the water is unusually choppy so people are feeling queasy. Second, the package deal, priced at $9.99 per couple, went viral as “The …

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The Gettysburg-Hanover Connector goes live on Monday, February 8th as early as 6:05 am!

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for!  In partnership with rabbittransit, the Adams County Community Foundation, with support from community partners, and all of you, the bus route from Gettysburg to Hanover is finally here! We are counting on all of you to help us share this wonderful news!  At the top of …

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All-County High School Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase artwork of high-school artists from across Adams County in February for the tenth annual All-County Student Show. The exhibition will feature the best work of some of the county’s most talented high school artists, as selected by Adams County high school art educators from Littlestown, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Bermudian …

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Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Foundation Partnership Project: Culp’s Hill Rehabilitation

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are partnering on a Culp’s Hill rehabilitation project. The project will improve the cultural and natural landscape of 18-acres of Culp’s Hill where key battle action occurred on July 2-3, 1863. Work will include the removal of brush and select understory (trees five inches or less in diameter) along the …

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ACAC Instructors Exhibition at the Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will feature their annual Instructors Show during the month of February. A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, February 5, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.The Instructors Show, exhibited in the Gallery, features 2D and 3D artwork relating to classes offered at the AECenter by Instructor Artists of …

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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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Shreve to Head WellSpan Board

WellSpan Health announced today that South Central Community Action Program CEO Megan Shreve has been appointed as the chair of the WellSpan Board of Directors  “I am honored to be selected as chair for the leading health care system in South Central Pennsylvania,” said Shreve. “WellSpan Health continues to transform as an innovative organization with …

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COVID_19 Vaccine Update

The PA Dept of Health has reported that small amounts of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to these locations in Adams County this week: Adams Cumberland Pharmacy Wellspan Family Medicine- East Berlin Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital Wellspan Family Medicine- Herrs Ridge Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital Kennie’s Pharmacy- Littlestown Contact information for these locations is below .  Also …

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Rediscover Gettysburg in February: Adams County Free Days at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

To welcome Adams County residents back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite them to Rediscover Gettysburg each Thursday during the month of February 2021. Adams County residents can enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National …

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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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Pennsylvania Health Officials Launch Provider Map For COVID-19 Vaccinations

Residents now included in Pennsylvania’s expanded first phase of its COVID-19 immunization plan can find available providers through an interactive map on the Department of Health website. The department said last week it is ready to vaccinate residents age 65 or older and those under 64 with preexisting health conditions – including cancer to heart …

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Virtual Red Sand Project Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking Victims

It is estimated that human trafficking is a $150 billion industry with more than 40 million victims around the globe. You can become part of a growing movement to raise awareness about human trafficking victims and survivors who “fall through the cracks of our social, economic, and political systems, or those of our personal consciousness.” …

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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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Bipartisan Group Encourages Residents to Run for Office

“You don’t have to have political experience. You just have to have the will to help your community,” said Gettysburg resident and borough council member Matt Moon as he described his entry into politics last year. Moon spoke this week at an online, bipartisan, meeting of elected officials and interested citizens sponsored by the local …

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PA Dept. of Health Announces Drive-In COVID Testing Site in Adams

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available this week in Adams County. The location is the Department of Emergency Services, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg. The building is one mile north of Route 30, across from the Adams Rescue Mission and past the Adams County Prison. Testing will be available from Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 …

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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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SCCAP Virtual Winter Celebration and Auction Announced

The 2021 SCCAP Winter Celebration and Auction will occur on February 4 from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The evening will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and invest in the amazing things that are being accomplished in our community. The evening will include presentations from SCCAP leadership, the Rising Phoenix awards to SCCAP …

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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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Be the Change: Run For Office in Adams County

But how do you go about it? What’s involved? Gettysburg Rising has answers if you are interested in running for a local office, from mayor to school board to county commissioner. Our Zoom presentation will feature local elected officials who will walk attendees through what it takes to get on the ballot and run a …

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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 National Park and Eisenhower Site Virtual Winter Lecture Series Runs Jan. 16 to March 27

On Saturday, January 16, 2021 Gettysburg’s popular Winter Lecture series begins. These free digital programs will be broadcast every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from Jan. 16 through March 27 via the Gettysburg National Military Park Facebook page. All presentations will also be archived on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/gett. Featuring National Park Service rangers and …

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Adams County Farmers Market 2021 Vendor Application Portal Now Open

The Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA)’s 2021 Vendor Application is now available online at www.acfarmersmarkets.org/become-a-vendor. ACFMA invites vendors of all types to consider applying, including fruit and vegetable growers, dairies and cheesemakers, and vendors specializing in shelf-stable items such as jams, jellies, pickles, and preserves. Hot and prepared food vendors are also welcome to …

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Special Program in the “An Evening with the Painting” Series: “A Photographic Journey of the Gettysburg Cyclorama”

Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the Cyclorama platform Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at 3 p.m. for A Photographic Journey of the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a special program in the An Evening with the Painting Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Gettysburg Cyclorama, painted in the …

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Penn State and Adams Food Policy Council Offer Webinar on Food Access

Penn State Extension is partnering with the Adams County Food Policy Council to offer a webinar titled “Food Access and COVID-19” on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn about the reality of rural food access and challenges related to COVID-19 by registering at Food Access & COVID-19: A Food Policy Council’s …

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Gettysburg Announces Emergency Restaurant Zero Interest Loan Program

The food service industry in Gettysburg Borough has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Given the importance of this industry to the local economy, the damage done to Gettysburg restaurants has reverberated throughout the rest of the borough.  Aside from staffing issues and decreased customer numbers as a direct result of the pandemic itself, restaurants have endured countless restrictions that have adversely affected their ability to generate revenue.  As restrictions …

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Indoor Dining, Gyms, and School Sports To Reopen on Monday

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced today that the temporary COVID-19 restrictions issued on Dec. 12 will expire as originally planned at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 4. Activities that will gain be allowed after Monday include in-person dining, child-care, hair salons and barber shops, theaters, clubs, and gyms, and extracurricular …

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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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Online Events Coming this Weekend: Civic Chorus Virtual Concert; Gettysburg Community Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

It is time to gather safely at home together around your television or computer to enjoy local holiday traditions that have been moved to a virtual format this year. The holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” will be streamed on the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s YouTube Channel beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The production has a …

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Gettysburg Declares Snow Emergency

Gettysburg Mayor Streeter has declared a snow emergency for Gettysburg Borough effective at 10:00 a.m. today. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow unless extended. Snow rates may exceed 2” per hour at the height of the storm. The impacts of this storm are expected to be severe with dangerous travel …

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Forty and Eight Veterans Club Sells Christmas Trees to Benefit Nurses

It does not seem there could be a more relevant mission this year than to fund scholarships to train nurses. And with many people staying home, the need for Christmas trees is great. Members of the Forty and Eight service club are meeting both goals in Gettysburg, selling trees in the parking lot near the …

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Pop-up Gift Festival at the Farmers Market Location on Saturday

The Adams County Farmers Market will be partnering with friends from Waldo’s & Co. for a very special event THIS SATURDAY, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the same outdoor location as our regular farmers market. Come visit an awesome cast of farmers market vendors as well as many local artists to …

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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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Ken Burns, Stephen Lang, and Jeff Shaara join Adams County Historical Society to Announce Fund Drive for a New Home

Join Ken Burns, Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara, and other special guests for an exclusive announcement from the Adams County Historical Society. Whether you’re a lifelong area resident or a Civil War enthusiast living miles away, you won’t want to miss the big news. Learn more about millions of rare artifacts and our exciting plans to …

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Gettysburg Borough Post Drafts of 2021 Budget and LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

The Gettysburg Borough Council has authorized the advertisement of the Borough’s DRAFT 2021 Budget for public inspection The draft 2021 budget can be viewed by clicking here.  The Borough Council has announced its intention to adopt the 2021 Budget at its next regular business meeting set for Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The …

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JOB-SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: Main Street Gettysburg President

Main Street Gettysburg is seeking qualified candidates for the position of President. This position requires proven leadership, nonprofit organizational management, strategic planning, and written and verbal communications skills, as well as a strong desire to contribute to the economic development and historic preservation of the Borough of Gettysburg. Equal Opportunity EmployerAll applications and resumes must …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Virtual First Friday Celebration

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the December 4th First Friday virtually this year due to the rising spike of the coronavirus and the diminished capacity to operate as mandated by Governor Wolf.  The ACAC will host live video chats and tours of the facility throughout the afternoon, 1-5 p.m., which can be viewed …

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Gettysburg Majestic Cancels Classic Movie Showing through the End of the Year

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater has canceled all remaining classic films scheduled as part of the Celebrating 95 Years of Majestic Movies Series. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution in light of rising COVID-19 case numbers in Adams County and Pennsylvania, and increased gathering restrictions announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Health …

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Salvation Army Needs a Few More Bell Ringers

Turkey donations are one of the projects funded by the Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign which runs from Black Friday through December 24. There are still openings for ringers for this year’s campaign. To volunteer, call Jed Smith at 571- 213-6177. Eric Noss and Scott Beaver help Tracey Flores, treasurer of the Gettysburg Service …

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Adams Office for Aging Announces New SHARE Program – Recruits Finance Director

​The Adams County Office for Aging has announced an exciting new housing program in the county. The SHARE (Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) program is designed to safely match seniors who wish to age in place and maintain independence in their homes with other seniors, or non-seniors, who are seeking affordable housing. Seniors (hosts) who …

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Gettysburg Free Holiday Parking Hours Begin Next Week, But with Some Changes from Last Year

Free holiday parking hours in Gettysburg will begin on Monday, November 30 and extend through New Year’s Day. Unlike last year in which there was free parking for at least some hours on weekends, the free hours this year are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be no free parking on …

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Community Theatre Live Improv Tonight on YouTube

The Gettysburg Community Theatre’s Improv Troupe will be LIVE on YouTube on the Gettysburg Community Theatre channel tonight at 7:00 p.m. The show is free for everyone at to view on the YouTube channel any time as well, but the watch party will be Saturday at 7:00. Join us from the comfort of your own …

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Arts Council Gingerbread Celebration Goes Virtual

The Adams County Art Council’s 14th Annual Gingerbread Celebration, sponsored by Kennie’s Markets, moves online this year with several great ways to get into the holiday spirit! Schools, nonprofits, businesses, and amateur bakers may enter a gingerbread house and compete to win top prizes of $500, with $200 to the runners-up.  Businesses compete for the …

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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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Gettysburg Foundation Presents After-Hours Exclusive Program at the Cyclorama

Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the Cyclorama platform Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. for an exclusive “after-hours” program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Gettysburg Cyclorama, painted in the 1880s by French artist Paul Philippoteaux and a team of artists, is …

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Gettysburg Resident Dora Lewis Townsend Will Present on Women’s Suffrage

Gettysburg resident Dora Lewis Townsend will give a presentation at noon on Thursday, November 19, on the American Suffrage Movement and the important role that her great grandmother played in that story. The program is part of the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series and will be held via Zoom. The program is free but …

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Support the Gettysburg Majestic Theater During Its Gift Match Crowdfunding Campaign

Although though the Majestic has been closed since March due to the pandemic, it has been emboldened to launch an on-line fundraising campaign because the theater received a spectacular birthday gift.  The J. William Warehime Foundation of Hanover, PA has awarded the Majestic a $100,000 matching grant to start a dedicated endowment fund for the …

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Gettysburg Borough Leaf Pickup Begins Monday

November 2nd- December 31st, 2020 The Public Works crew has begun street sweeping leaves along the curbs. Beginning next week November 2nd, 2020 we will go around town collecting leaf piles. Please place the piles of leaves along the curb (not in the street) or along the alley. Please do not mix in brush with leaves. Leaf …

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Land Conservancy Preserves Two Farms in Mount Joy Township

Working with a far-sighted and conservation-minded landowner, the Land Conservancy of Adams County recently completed a year-long process of preserving two Mount Joy Township farms. More than 50 years ago, Bruce Stair’s parents bought 85 acres of historic land on Barlow-Two Taverns Road. Today, polled Herefords graze peacefully on the farm, which is the site …

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Gettysburg Hospital Foundation Awards Grants to Address Key Issues and Health Priorities in Adams County

Creating a low sodium food pantry to serve the healthy nutrition needs of congestive heart failure patients. Funding programs that address ongoing food insecurity in our community.  Supporting a new program focused on the proper disposal of medical waste for community members. Providing free children’s car seats and instructions in their safe installation to qualified …

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Gettysburg Rocks Again for Cancer Research February 7-9

Gettysburg Rocks is rocking again this winter. Here’s the amazing schedule, including a ton of local bands. Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features multiple live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by …

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Mastriano to Host Town Hall Meeting Thursday

PA 33rd District Senator Doug Mastriano will host a town hall forum on Thursday January 16, 2020. The forum will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Adams County Emergency Services Center, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg. No advanced reservations are required. Additional information is available Mastriano’s website. Mastriano Schedules Town Hall Forums in …

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“Charlotte’s Web” To Play at the Gettysburg Majestic February 9

E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web,” the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, will be presented Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m. at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater. The show is recommended for children ages kindergarten through grade 5 and is presented by WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing …

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“Mountainfilm On Tour” Features Inspiring Short Documentary Films

Mountainfilm on Tour will make its Gettysburg debut at the Majestic Theater on January 31 at 7:30 p.m. with a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films originally featured at the 2019 Mountainfilm festival held Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. A Mountainfilm presenter will emcee the evening providing insight on films, filmmakers …

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Gettysburg For Gun Sense Will Screen Sue Hilderband’s “American Totem”

Gettysburg For Gun Sense will be screening a unique film, “American Totem” on Sunday, January 5 at 3:00  p.m. in Valentine Hall at the Gettysburg United Lutheran Seminary.  This documentary film looks carefully at both sides of the gun issue in order to explore the power of the gun to create community but also sometimes …

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GASD Accepting Applications for Open Board Seat

The Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) is accepting applications for a member of the school board. To apply, submit a letter of interest, a completed statement of financial interests form for 2019 and a resume/curriculum vitae. The statement of financial interests form is available at www.ethics.pa.gov. All applications should be sent to the attention of …

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Fruit and Veggie Bucks program Begins Fourth Year Supporting Nutrition Initiatives

The Adams County Food Policy Council (ACFPC), an affiliate of Healthy Adams County, and Kennie’s Marketplace, continue to work together to offer the Fruit and Veggie Bucks program for Adams County residents who utilize assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Each year more than 300 individuals and families benefit from the program. The …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet the Gettysburg School Board Candidates

Gettysburg Rising

Local nonprofit Gettysburg Rising will provide an opportunity for community members to hear from Gettysburg Area School District School Board candidates on Thursday, October 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sterner Building at the Gettysburg Recreational Park, 545 Long Lane. The candidates will speak about their priorities and how our tax dollars …

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Jeff and Deborah Seibert Farm Preserved in Hamilton Township

For Jeff and Deborah Seibert, the decision to preserve their land was “common sense.” The Seiberts live in a historic stone farmhouse on about 144 acres in Hamilton Township. Their land includes cropland, pasture, and a historic barn as well as a pond, forest, and grasslands. Jeff and Deborah didn’t want their land to be …

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Penn State Extension Wants your Opinions about Tick-Born Diseases

Penn State Extension has established a new vector-borne disease team that focuses on diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitos. To ensure that its efforts address community needs, the team is launching a survey, the results of which will allow extension educators to deliver responsive programming to educate the public on vector-borne diseases, how to prevent them, and …

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HABPI will “Ride for Trails” on Saturday September 28

Healthy Adams Bicycle-Pedestrian Inc. will hold its fourth annual “Ride for Trails” on Saturday September 28, 2019. This is an annual ride raising money for development of trails for bicycling and walking in Adams County. Three different routes are being offered this year: a 12-mile guided ride; a 25-mile self-paced ride; and a 37-mile ride …

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Adams County Community Foundation supports HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Mechatronics Program

The Adams County Community Foundation has provided a $25,000 grant to the HACC Foundation in support of the Gettysburg Campus Fund for Excellence in Mechatronics. The fund for excellence supports the purchase of an additional state-of-the-art robot for the Robotics Lab at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. The robot will allow the Gettysburg Campus to offer …

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Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA) Seeks Executive Director

For the last 6 years GARA has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Gettysburg through the rec park, community relationships, professionalism, and response to developing trends. Each year, GARA records more than 85,000 park visitors, several community events, and hundreds of rentals. The Rec Park is home to five baseball/softball fields, a football …

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Broadway Street Construction Update (9/16)

East Broadway- C.E Williams will be finished installing the new stormwater on East Broadway Wednesday (9/18). West Broadway- Once the stormwater is completed on East Broadway, C.E Williams will begin working on the new stormwater on West Broadway. The new stormwater will be completed by the middle of next week. After all the stormwater is completed on East and …

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National Park Service Welcomes Electric Bicycles in National Parks

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are appearing in national parks with greater frequency. E-bikes advance Healthy Parks Healthy People goals to promote parks as a health resource by supporting a healthy park experience that is accessible, desirable, and relatable to people of all abilities, and by minimizing human impact through the expansion of active transportation options in parks. Specifically, …

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Help Build a New Playground at the Rec Park – Thursday October 3rd.

    Gettysburg has received a grant for a new playground at the rec park. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Borough of Recreation and Conservation, which is funded by the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund Act.   The community needs about 50 volunteers to help …

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Bakewell Farm Presents “Bread for Each Other” at Sunday’s Heritage Festival

Come join the fun with Bakewell Farm from 12:00 to 4:00 at the 28th annual Adams County Heritage Festival on Sunday September 15, 2019. Bakewell presents a unique opportunity to learn about the art of baking, living, and eating well from a team of bread-bakers, a nutritionist, a physics teacher, and a pastry chef. Presenters …

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2019 World War II Weekend Speakers Schedule Announced

On September 21 and 22, the National Park Service will sponsor its annual World War II living history weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site. The public is invited to tour World War II encampments of over 500 living historians portraying Allied and Axis troops. The weekend also features a speaker’s tent where historians will discuss …

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Broadway Street Construction Update – September 6th, 2019

West Broadway- Doyle is currently working on restoring waterline trenches and pavement. East Broadway- Some of the storm water materials have arrived, the remaining materials are scheduled to arrive today. C.E Williams will begin putting the new strom drain in Monday, September 9th. They will begin work at the Carlisle Street intersection, and then move to the Old Harrisburg intersection. After …

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Registration Open for Gettysburg Community Halloween, Christmas Parades

The Gettysburg Community Parade Committee is gearing up for two fun fall events.   The committee will host the Gettysburg Community Halloween Parade at 7:15 p.m., Oct. 22 and the Gettysburg Community Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., Dec. 6, according to chair Alex J. Hayes.     The Halloween Parade has a rain date of …

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Gettysburg Majestic Announces its National Theatre Live 2019-202 Schedule

Literary adaptations, a Shakespearian classic, and appearances by award-winning Hollywood stars highlight the vibrant National Theatre Live programming scheduled to light up the cinema screen at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the 2019-2020 season. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theater to cinemas around the world, including the …

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250 Acres of the Sauble and Weaver Farms Are Preserved in Adams County

Some preservation projects undertaken by the Land Conservancy of Adams County are more impactful than their acreage might suggest. A recent project preserving just 17 acres of woodland in Huntington Township is one example. The Sauble and Weaver families work their land together as a partnership. Together, they donated an easement to the Land Conservancy …

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Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg Seeks New Singers

The select, auditioned choral ensemble affiliated with the Music, Gettysburg! concert series, Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, is welcoming new singers. The group will begin its 33rd year on Monday, September 9. The Schola Cantorum is known for its performances of masterworks from the Middle Ages through the 21st Century. The ensemble has collaborated with the …

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NPS Deer Management Program Will Run October 2019 through March 2020

From October 2019 through March 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue managing white-tailed deer at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg and Eisenhower national parks are reducing the number of deer in the parks directly by shooting. All venison will once again be donated to Gettysburg area food banks. …

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Opioid Overdose Resources at Saturday’s Farmers Market

Saturday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. The Overdose Awareness Task Force in Adams County will be concluding a series of educational programming at the Adams County Farmers Market on Saturday the 31st from 8am – 1pm in order to raise awareness about this important issue, and to inform community members about different resources that are available. …

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NPS Sponsors Annual World War II Weekend

Living historians portraying Allied soldiers will once again invade Eisenhower NHS this September. Photo: NPS. On September 21 and 22, the National Park Service will sponsor its annual World War II living history weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site. The public is invited to tour World War II encampments of over 500 living historians portraying …

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PA State Senator Mastriano to Host Live Town Hall

Doug Mastriano, PA State Sen. for the 33rd District, will host a live telephone town hall on Thursday September 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The event will allow people to hear from him and to ask questions from the comfort of your own home. Participate via Facebook live at facebook.com/SenatorDougMastriano. If you are not on …

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Gettysburg Residents’ Input Needed on Use of Block Grant Funds for Community Development

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Hearing on Proposed Use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds 1 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough of Gettysburg will conduct a public participation meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Borough Council Meeting, in Troxell Council Chambers located at 59 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 in order …

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Gettysburg Police Chief to Discuss ICE Policies in the Borough

Borough president Susan Naugle has announced that Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny will update the council and the public about policies related to the relationship between the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and the borough police department at the borough council meeting on August 12 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be …

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Eisenhower Farm Show Barn Reopened

The Eisenhower show barn. NPS The Eisenhower Show Barn, located on Farm 2 of Eisenhower National Historic Site, has reopened the public. Preservation work is still ongoing at the structure, but it is now safe for visitors to visit. The Show Barn, built to house Eisenhower’s award-winning Black Angus show cattle in the 1950’s is …

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Gettysburg Rocks Again This Weekend

Gettysburg Rocks again this weekend. Here’s the amazing schedule, including a lot of local bands. Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features multiple live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children …

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Please share your videos of Gettysburg Rocks!

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

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The Gettysburg Times Seeks Full-time 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. Interested persons should send a resume and clips to [email protected] or Alex J. Hayes, c/o Gettysburg Times, PO Box 3669, Gettysburg, PA 17325. No phone calls, please.

Broadway Street Construction Update (8/6)

East Broadway Street – The North side resident driveway entrances and Jacob’s Alley have been restored. The Public Works crew is finished working on East Broadway. C.E Williams will be completing the project. Waste Connections will resume normal trash pick up on the North side of East Broadway (8/6). Help support Gettysburg Connection and stay informed about your …

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