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Pennsylvania college system asks for ‘historic’ funding increase

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will ask the Legislature for $550 million in funding next year as it continues its massive redesign amid dwindling enrollment. PASSHE Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia Shapira said Thursday the request is vital the organization’s “future and mission.” …

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GASD School Board Candidates — Fall 2021 Municipal Election

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Tell your friendsSeven candidates are on the ballot for the Gettysburg Area School District board of directors. They are: Jeremy Davis (Republican) Kenny Hassinger (Republican/Democrat; Incumbent) Ryan J. Morris (Republican) Jimmy Phelps (Democrat) John Ramirez (Democrat) Carrie Adams Soliday (Democrat; Incumbent) Michelle Smyers (Republican) We asked each of the candidates to share their information, but …

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Art at the Market brightens day

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Tell your friendsOminous clouds and inclement weather were not enough to stop Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Lydia Stith and her students’ third annual art display at Adams County Farmers Market (ACFM) Saturday. The showcase of kindergarten through fifth grade student artwork was created as a way to display and share their creative talents with …

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Finding Balance With Social Media

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Tell your friendsView the documentary anytime beginning Friday, October 29th at 8 p.m. until Saturday, November 6th at 12 a.m. October 13th, 2021 – LIKE achieves the impossible: actually getting kids and teens to put down their phones for a few minutes. From Friday October 29th to November 6th Healthy Adams County will hold a …

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‘For all families and gender identities’: WNBA union denounces Texas abortion ban in New York Times ad

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Tell your friends“Reproductive rights are human rights. Family planning is freedom.” This statement is at the heart of a full-page print ad that the WNBA players’ union is running  in the New York Times on Sunday against Texas’ six-week abortion ban and in support of reproductive rights, in what the player’s association executive director Terri …

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Pennsylvania college system asks for ‘historic’ funding increase

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will ask the Legislature for $550 million in funding next year as it continues its massive redesign amid dwindling enrollment. PASSHE Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia Shapira said Thursday the request is vital the organization’s “future and mission.” …

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Gettysburg in Color! 10/28 Light Show In the Square

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Tell your friendsExperience the history of Gettysburg like never before! The Adams County Arts Council and Adams County Historical Society are teaming up to present a special outdoor “projection” of historic photographs in front of the wall of the ACNB Bank Building in the square.  ACHS Executive Director Andrew Dalton will host the program, featuring …

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Majestic Theater, Gettysburg Times Present ‘Storm Lake’ Screening and Panel Discussion

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Tell your friendsStorm Lake, the new documentary film about an independent newspaper’s fight to serve their small Iowa community, will be shown at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater on Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 each and are now on sale at the Majestic Theater Box Office, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg.  Pulitzer Prize-winning …

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A full guide to Pennsylvania’s 2021 Supreme Court election and other appellate judicial races

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Tell your friendsDanielle Ohl of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — On Nov. 2, voters statewide will have the opportunity to choose a new justice for the Pennsylvania …

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Pasa La Voz brinda noticias e información a los hispanos locales a través de mensajes de texto

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Tell your friends Gettysburg Connection se asocia con Casa de Cultura, Collaborating for Youth, Manos Unidas, South Central Community Únete a Pasa La Voz: Enviar un mensaje de texto diciendo “español” al (844) 403-2239 para comenzar. O únete a WhatsApp.Programs (SCCAP) y otras agencias locales para compartir información con las poblaciones de habla hispana en …

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Pennsylvania AG to formally announce gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, according to report

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, according to a report from The Associated Press. It’s news that’s been months in the making after Shapiro, a former congressional staffer, state representative and Montgomery County commissioner turned two-term attorney …

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Pasa La Voz provides news and Information to local Hispanics via text messages

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Connection partners with Casa de Cultura, Collaborating for Youth, Manos Unidas, South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP) and othe,r local agencies to share information to Spanish-speaking populations in Adams County and the surrounding area through the Pasa La Voz program. Pasa La Voz is supported in part by a grant from the …

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Gettysburg College eases mask requirements

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Tell your friendsSaying it had closely monitored many indicators including the “consistently low” campus positivity rate, and based on the favorable trends observed and guidance of medical experts, Gettysburg College has loosened its mask guidance. The new policy states that for vaccinated students, employees, and visitors, masks will only be required In classes, official meetings …

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Tell your friendsLetters to the Gettysburg Connection are welcome and encouraged. Letters from folks who live in Adams County area will be given preference for publication, but we know there are people all over the world who care about this community, and we’re glad to hear from them, too. Our staff might make edits for …

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Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to attend their October 15, 2021 gathering in the Eisenhower Room at the Adams County Library at 1:00 PM.  A wonderful program is planned. Drink and listen to surprising, funny, and poignant stories about First Ladies serving tea at the …

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Pennsylvania liquor store clerk sues former union over dues

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – A Pennsylvania liquor store clerk sued his former union in federal court this week for nearly two years of dues he alleges were collected from his paycheck unconstitutionally.  Allen Knabb resigned from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 Keystone State (UFCW) in January 2020, …

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Pennsylvania House approves voucher expansion for economically disadvantaged schools

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – House lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that expands the size and scope of tuition vouchers for Pennsylvania’s economically disadvantaged schools.  Three Democrats joined all of the chamber’s Republicans in approving House Bill 1642, which lowers the threshold for schools to qualify as economically disadvantaged under …

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Gettysburg Fire Department holds open house; seeks volunteers

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Fire Department welcomed the community for a day of education and involvement during its annual station open house Saturday.   The event at 35 North Stratton Street was a “Passport to Safety” where participants were encouraged to visit stations to learn about aspects of fire prevention with a chance to win prizes. …

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Remembrance Day Illumination: Sponsor a Luminary Candle In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

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Tell your friendsGettysburg, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2021)—The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 19th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The event is subject to weather conditions, health and safety. The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves. The fallen soldiers’ names …

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Annual Halloween Costume Party with the Adams County Arts Council

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council is hosting their annual Halloween Costume Party at the Herr Ridge Barn, 900 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 on Friday, October 22 from 7-11pm. Tickets are now on sale to the public. This popular event was recently recognized by Celebrate Gettysburg as #5 on the Top Ten Fall …

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2021 gleaning season winds down with over 420,000 pounds of produce shared

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Tell your friendsAs fall weather approaches in Adams County, South Central Community Action Program’s Gleaning Project has already shared over 420,000 pounds of food to food-insecure people in the region. And many more pounds of apples, pumpkins, and gourds will be gleaned before the season ends in mid November. The Gleaning Project, which has helped …

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The Gettysburg Halloween Parade Returns on October 19 [Episode 55]

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Tell your friendsAfter a year in which the pandemic shut it down and amid concerns about its ability to continue, the Gettysburg Halloween Parade will be back on October 19. The parade will be organized by Businesswomen Supporting Gettysburg, with support from local businesses and individual donors. In this episode, we talk with parade organizer …

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New Oxford Harvest Hunt Kicks Off on Saturday, October 9

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Tell your friendsHarvest Hunt, A Free, Family-Friendly Event, Features Scavenger Hunt and Decorating Contest NEW OXFORD, PA – The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual New Oxford Harvest Hunt will kick off this Saturday, October 9 and run through Sunday, October 24. Introduced in 2020, Harvest Hunt will …

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Community Forum – dialogue with medical experts on COVID and Children and Adolescents

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Tell your friends A virtual community forum will be hosted by Family First Health on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30pm. The Forum will focus on “A Provider Conversation and Community Q&A about COVID-19’s Impact on Children”. Family First Health invites anyone to participate via Facebook or Youtube to have a dialogue between medical experts about the impact of …

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Duo Healthcare: the innovation delivering affordable healthcare made easier

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Tell your friendsIt takes two for a healthy lifestyle, and Duo Healthcare is WellSpan’s newest innovation for affordable healthcare made easier. Launched in 2019 as WellSpan Online Primary Care, the program was developed and tested with WellSpan team members. It delivered an innovative primary care alternative for digital-first consumers. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, WellSpan …

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Councilmember Lawson schedules “coffee with councilperson” meetings

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Tell your friendsFirst Ward 1 Borough Councilperson Patti Lawson will be holding Coffee with a Councilperson meetings on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the Ragged Edge Coffee House, 110 Chambersburg St. from Oct. 4 through Nov. 22. Lawson invites borough residents to stop by for a cup of coffee, ask questions, present ideas, or …

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Pennsylvania lawmakers pass six month extension on regulatory waivers

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a six-month extension for hundreds of regulatory waivers while lawmakers consider a more permanent fix. House Bill 1861, which addresses up to 500 suspended regulations, heads to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk after both chambers unanimously approved the measure Wednesday. Prime …

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Eligible for a COVID-19 booster? Here’s how to get one in Pa.

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Tell your friendsJamie Martines of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. Anywhere from one to two million Pennsylvania adults are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, and state officials say …

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Pennsylvania not immune to national school bus driver shortage

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – State officials took an unusual step Thursday and reached out to more 375,000 commercially licensed drivers in hopes of covering a growing school bus driver shortage. Kurt Myers, deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), told reporters the pool of qualified bus drivers …

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FASD faces TikTok vandalism, prepares for supply disruptions

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Tell your friendsAs small as Fairfield Area School District is, even it hasn’t escaped the “Devious Licks” challenge made famous on TikTok. William Mooney, district buildings and grounds supervisor, said that while issues have been minor, the district has faced some of the same frustrations of the TikTok challenge aggravating school leaders around the nation. …

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One day at a time

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Tell your friendsMy husband is a member of our local School Board. Anyone who thinks school board meetings are boring obviously hasn’t attended one recently. The pandemic has turned meetings into shouting matches between the maskers and anti maskers, vaccers and anti vaccers. Many, it seems, just wants to get back to normal, whatever that …

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The 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event

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Tell your friendsThe 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event that will include in-person and virtual programming. These programs will take place from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19. Due to safety measures during the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, we will not host our traditional living …

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#MoreHistory will engage historians and public in Civil War Era conversations on Saturday

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Tell your friendsGettysburg National Military Park is pleased to partner with the Journal of the Civil War Era and Gettysburg College on a series of special events to be held in the park on Saturday, September 18. From 12 pm to 2 pm, join National Park Service rangers, historians, and volunteers at select sites throughout the battlefield for a …

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Entertainment legend Rich Little to perform at Majestic Theater Oct. 15

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Tell your friendsGettysburg, PA (September 9, 2021) – Master mimic and show business legend Rich Little will make his Gettysburg debut live at the Majestic Theater on October 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Rich Little has entertained millions with his uncanny characterizations for nearly seven decades. With a repertoire …

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Gettysburg Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19

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Tell your friendsCommunity organization Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg (BIG) recently shared details about this year’s Gettysburg Halloween Parade. The parade will take place on Tuesday, October 19 with a rain date of Wednesday, October 20. Parade registration is now open at www.facebook.com/gettysburghalloweenparade or www.gettysburgpa.gov/community- events. Entries are due by October 10. There will be cash prizes …

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Pa. school mask lawsuit backed by group that challenged 2020 election results

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Tell your friendsJamie Martines of Spotlight PA and Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Just before the start of the holiday weekend, the top Republican …

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UASD complies, issues mask mandate

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Tell your friendsFollowing new regulations put forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the state Department of Health, Upper Adams School District (UASD) implemented mask mandates as of Tuesday. UASD updated its mask procedures to comply with the recent state education and health department notices, now mandating masks on buses and inside facilities but …

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From The Ground keeps Gettysburg looking great

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Tell your friendsEarly on most Monday mornings during the summer months a group of local volunteers gathers in front of the Gettysburg Majestic Theater. They don safety vests and spread out through the borough with brooms and dustpans.  The volunteers spend a few hours helping to keep the streets of Gettysburg tidy and then join …

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Pennsylvania asks for federal disaster declaration amid Ida clean up

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Tell your friends(Christen Smith – The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said this week he’s seeking a federal disaster declaration in the wake of widespread storm damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that blew through the Northeast last week. “This storm brought historic rainfall and flooding, as well as rare tornadoes, …

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Gettysburg Borough Offers Electronics Recycling For Residents on September 19

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Tell your friendsWaste Connections, Inc. and the Borough of Gettysburg will be offering an electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Borough Public Works Building, 457 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. All “covered devices,” as defined by Pennsylvania law, can be recycled.  Permitted items include TVs, CPUs, laptops, tablets, TV and computer screens, …

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GASD explores mask mandate challenge during rowdy board meeting

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg Area School District Board of Directors voted 7-2 last night to direct its solicitor, Robert McQuaide, to take action to potentially challenge the current mask mandate imposed by the PA Department of Health. The order, released last week by Acting Secretary of Health Alison V. Beam, requires all students to wear …

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Lawsuit filed against Pennsylvania school mask mandate

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – Less than a week after the Department of Health ordered universal masking in Pennsylvania schools, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration faces its first legal challenge on what many critics consider a shameful last-minute policy reversal. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, leads a group of …

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Two New Exhibitions at Schmucker Art Gallery

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Tell your friendsTwo new exhibits open tomorrow at Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery.  Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography September 8 – December 7, 2021 Across the West and Toward the North features stunning historical images of waterfalls, rocky mountains, glaciers, and geysers in Norway and the United States. …

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Pa. to refund $19 million to 109,000 people it overcharged in unemployment error

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Tell your friendsBy Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — The state Department of Labor and Industry will pay out more than $19 million in refunds …

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Youngster focused Gettysburg museum opens

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Tell your friendsChildren of all ages now have a local museum all their own with the Gettysburg Foundation’s opening of Children of Gettysburg 1863, Saturday. Renovated from the former Rupp House History Center on Baltimore Street that focused on the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides hands-on history experiences …

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WellSpan: Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalizations

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Tell your friendsIf you have been in the “wait and see” category when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, wait no more. With the delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreading in our communities, we have the ability to protect our families, friends and neighbors from serious illness and hospitalization by getting vaccinated now. I have seen …

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Work by Central PA Artist Robert Patierno on Display at Majestic Theater Art Gallery

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Tell your friends“A Moveable Feast,” a wide-ranging selection of wood block prints, charcoal drawings, and watercolor paintings by Central Pennsylvania artist Robert Patierno is on display daily at the Majestic Theater’s art gallery now through the end of November. The gallery is open daily during Majestic business hours.  “Art making is my attempt to make …

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The Supreme Court’s decision on a Texas abortion ban raises the stakes for the Pa. governor’s race

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Tell your friendsBy Danielle Ohl of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania abortion-rights advocates and their opponents agreed Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let …

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Explore Flohr’s Church Cemetery with the Adams County Historical Society

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Tell your friendsWith burials dating to the 1790s, Flohr’s Church is one of the earliest German Lutheran congregations in the area. Still active, this Franklin Township graveyard contains some 3,000 known burials and countless unmarked graves. Join Adams County Historical Society historian Timothy H. Smith on Tuesday, September 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on …

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Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force walks to end stigma

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Tell your friendsHonoring loved ones lost to overdose, Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force held its third annual International Overdose Awareness Day Walk Tuesday. Aiming to erase the stigma associated with overdose, the task force aims to open conversation about addiction and provide preventive measurement for the community. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s …

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Wolf administration requires masking in schools, learning, and child care settings beginning next week

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Tell your friendsWith a focus on protecting students and keeping them in classrooms, Governor Tom Wolf joined the departments of Health, Human Services and Education today to discuss the current state of COVID-19 and a new Secretary of Health order requiring masks to be worn inside K-12 school buildings, early learning programs and child care providers. The order takes effect 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, …

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Families flock to farmers market Kids’ Day

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Tell your friendsAdams County Farmers Market (ACFM) brings community involvement and fun for kids of all ages during its annual Kids’ Day Saturday. Exploring the market with five market dollars of their very own, kids were encouraged to pick out their own products, play fun games, and meet the local vendors firsthand. An annual tradition, …

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Organization Spotlight: Gettysburg Nature Alliance connects habitat with heritage

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg Nature Alliance, founded in 2017 to educate about and preserve Gettysburg’s habitat and heritage, is emerging from the pandemic stronger than before. The organization spent its pre-pandemic years sorting out the logistics that all fledgling organizations deal with. Now, with a recent $50,000 donation from New Leaf Paper Inc. and a new …

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Bipartisan election reform bill brewing in Pennsylvania Senate

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith – The Center Square) – A second election reform bill appears likely in Pennsylvania this year. The chairs of the State Government Committee began circulating a cosponsorship memo earlier this month for their joint plan, which allows for a three day pre-canvassing rule, continuous video surveillance of ballot drop boxes, tightened …

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As numbers increase, Gettysburg will study walking tours

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Tell your friendsAfter hearing concerns from a local business owner about the proliferation of walking tours that are not following borough guidelines, the Gettysburg Borough Council said it will create an ad hoc committee of council members and business owners to study the problem. “There are tour companies out there that are less than professional,” …

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Gettysburg College class of ’25 arrives on campus

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Tell your friendsMembers of Gettysburg College’s Class of 2025 arrived on campus Wednesday to a place they will soon begin to call home. The freshmen started college following nearly two years of COVID-19 restrictions that significantly limited their high school experiences. They come from various backgrounds, locations, and cultures that contribute to the diversity of …

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County proclaims August as Child Support Enforcement Awareness Month

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Tell your friendsAs Adams County Commissioner Marty Qually told county domestic relations employees that “you have one of the most important jobs in the county,” the Adams County Commissioners made August Child Support Awareness Month. Adams County Executive Director of Domestic Relations Kelly Carothers noted the difficulties of operating their office during the pandemic. “The …

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Pa.’s legislative leaders wield extraordinary power, and the audit fight proves it

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Tell your friendsAngela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — It’s a throwback to the hardball politics of the Capitol’s past: a powerful legislative leader stripping one …

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What we know about the renewed push for a ‘forensic audit’ of Pennsylvania’s 2020 election

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Tell your friendsBy Danielle Ohl of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — The 2020 election continues in Pennsylvania, at least in the minds of key state Senate Republicans …

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HGAC Barn Tour on Sep. 18

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Tell your friendsThe Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) will hold a tour of historic barns in the Gettysburg area on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Proceeds from this Historic Barns Tour will benefit the award-winning HGAC Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program. HGAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on historic …

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Grand Opening: Children of Gettysburg 1863

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Tell your friendsGettysburg visitors and residents will soon have a new, family-friendly attraction to explore when the Gettysburg Foundation opens the Children of Gettysburg 1863 on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the former Rupp House History Center. The interactive adventure for young historians, Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides young visitors with a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the …

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Independent Filmmaking Comes to Adams County: David Noble and “Secret Within the Sphere”

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Tell your friendsBy Shane Carley On August 14, the independent science fiction steampunk feature film “Secret Within the Sphere” premiered in Gettysburg, at the R/C Gateway Theater 8. The film was filmed and produced in Central Pennsylvania, and the main cast are from Lancaster (Sugey Cruz, Alex Rudegeair, and Jeremy Good), Reading (Josh Spudeno), and …

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GASD hears public comment; votes against reopening discussion on health and safety plan; considers pandemic funds use

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Tell your friendsAfter hearing comment from eight residents during its public comment session, the Gettysburg Area School Board held a short meeting on Monday evening. A recording of the meeting is available here. Board member Katherine Adams Pratt asked the board to reconsider its health and safety plan, which makes face masks optional, in light …

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UASD approves masks as optional

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Tell your friendsUpper Adams School District (UASD) moves forward with masks as optional Tuesday. As UASD prepares to fully open for in-person learning, the board approved the health and safety plan instituting masks as “strongly recommended but not required,” in a 5-4- vote Tuesday. The approval to not implement a mask mandate came after much …

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season Kicks Off October 9 at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater

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Tell your friendsThe Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD presentations return to Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater for the 2021-2022 season. The live presentations kick off Saturday, October 9 at 1 pm and include 10 operas from the Met’s 2021-2022 season. The 2021–22 Live in HD season opens on October 9, 2021, with a revival of Mussorgsky’s …

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Adams County Adult Correctional Complex avoids COVID cases, moves forward with its mission

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Tell your friendsDespite being home to over 200 prisoners, the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex (ACACC) has not had a single case of transmitted COVID cases in the prison. That’s is a remarkable achievement, and a testament to the work of its staff, given many similar facilities have suffered major outbreaks requiring forced lockdowns. The …

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Third Annual Overdose Awareness Day Walk

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Tell your friendsThe 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk will be held Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. in Gettysburg. If you would like to participate and share a picture during the event, please reach out to Nate Sterner at youthdirector@cfygettysburg.com

Bridge on Mason Dixon Road (Route 3002) will close for 7 weeks for repairs

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Tell your friendsPennDOT announced today that a contractor will begin a bridge maintenance project on Mason Dixon Road (Route 3002) in Adams County. The bridge is located between Barlow Road (Route 2001) and Route 134 in Mount Joy Township. Work includes milling, placing a waterproofing membrane, paving, rock placement, and repointing the stone abutment and …

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Most Pennsylvania counties shrank, Census data finds

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Tell your friends(By Kristen Smith – The Center Square) – Most of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties saw population declines over the past decade, with a few exceptions near Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The news comes from the latest U.S. Census data released Thursday, which reported Pennsylvania’s total residents exceeded 13 million in 2020, leaping over Illinois to become …

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LASD will purchase comprehensive mental health program

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Tell your friendsDirector of Pupil Services Carolyn Fiascki presented the pilot program for a Comprehensive School Based Mental Health System to the LASD Board on Monday. The program, which will cost over $.5 million for the first year, will provide access to mental health services for students, staff, and parents within the district and be …

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Organization Profile: Hunt’s Battlefield Fries and Café

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Tell your friendsAre you in Gettysburg and craving some boardwalk French fries or Philly cheesesteak? Look no further, visit Hunt’s Battlefield Fries & Café. The café is located located at 61 Steinwehr Avenue in a beautiful 1900s house where noted Lincoln scholar and reenactor Jim Getty once lived. In 1992, the store’s owner Scott Hunt …

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CVSD joins other districts with masks-optional policy for fall 2021

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Tell your friendsConewago Valley School District will continue to perform contact tracing and run a COVID-19 data dashboard as it begins this school year, but masks and vaccines will be optional. The board heard from community members who spoke in person or submitted comments to be read during the meeting. Some commenters asked whether the …

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Schindel receives key to the city

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Tell your friendsOn the occasion of his retirement as president of the Gettysburg Borough Council, Jake Schindel received a key to the city from Mayor Ted Streeter. The council members thanked him for his service with a round of applause. Schindel will be replaced at a special council meeting to be held on August 23 …

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The Pa. counties that lost and gained the most population in the last 10 years, ranked

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Library not possible in rec park, Gettysburg says

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Tell your friendsAfter taking what he called a “deep dive” into the legal possibilities of allowing the Gettysburg Library to relocate into the rec park, solicitor Harry Eastman reported on Monday evening that it was not possible. Saying the rec park was specifically dedicated to outdoor recreation and playground use when it was created 63 …

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LASD approves health and safety plan after careful consideration of data

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Tell your friendsThe Littlestown Area School District (LASD) school board approved the district’s state-required Health and Safety Plan on an 8 to 1 vote on Monday evening. The plan makes face coverings optional. Board member Brian Lawyer voted against the plan, saying he didn’t approve of the mask policy. The vote came after district superintendent …

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Boat Building 101

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Tell your friendsFor yet another countervailing activity during Covid, I elected to build a wooden rowboat (remember that I like to build things!). So after a few months of shopping around, I finally decided on the “Chester Yawl” from Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, Maryland. The simple beauty of this rowboat comes from how the …

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Bermudian Approves Mask-optional reopening plan for fall 2021; Thanks Rich Sterner for his service

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Tell your friendsThe Bermudian Springs School District accepted the resignation of a member and approved a mask-optional health and safety plan during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening. During the 11-minute meeting, school board President Michael Wool read a letter from Rich Sterner resigning from his position as vice president of the board. “I am …

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Gettysburg National Night Out Event, 2021

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Tell your friendsThanks to Gettysburg Borough and Community Media of South Central PA, here is a video of last week’s National Night Out. The event, a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, included food trucks, vendors, organization displays, tours of the Gettysburg Borough Building, and more.

What renters in Pa. need to know about available relief, the new eviction ban

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Tell your friendsCharlotte Keith of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — It’s been a nerve-racking few weeks for many Pennsylvania tenants, after the expiration of a federal freeze …

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Gettysburg Borough to Host Public Shredding Event

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Tell your friendsFREE to Borough Gettysburg Residents; $2 Per Box for Non-Borough Residents As a service for Borough residents and a courtesy for neighboring municipalities, Gettysburg Borough will host a document shredding event on Friday, August 20, at the Borough’s Public Works Building, 457 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325.  Borough residents may participate free …

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Pa. is trying county fairs, text messages, and door-knocking to raise the vaccination rate. Success is slow coming.

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Tell your friendsBy Jamie Martines of Spotlight PA Nicole Diehl attended the Wayne County Fair in northeastern Pennsylvania last weekend, not for the livestock exhibitions, carnival games, demolition derbies, or tractor pulls. Instead, the registered nurse was on hand as part of an effort to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated — …

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Music Together returns to Adams County Arts Council

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) is bringing Music Together® classes back to its Arts Education Center (AEC) beginning in September. Ten-week sessions for families with young children will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings beginning on September 17 at the AEC, located at 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA. To register, please …

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Police seek Gettysburg BB&T Bank robbery suspect

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg Police Department has reported that on Monday August 9, 2021, at approximately 1:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to BB&T Bank located at 29 N. Washington St. for a robbery that had just occurred. A “heavy-set” White male wearing a hoodie with burgundy sleeves, with the word “Reebok” across the front, blue …

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Adams County transportation survey now open

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Tell your friendsACTPO and the Adams County Office of Planning and Development are currently updating Adams County’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This federally mandated plan, titled ONWARD2050, envisions the needs and goals of Adams County’s transportation system over the next 30 years. As part of the public engagement component of the plan, a survey has …

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UASD plans toward no mask mandate

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Tell your friendsUpper Adams School District (UASD) school board is continuing toward recommendations from July to open schools in the fall and not implement a mask mandate on Aug. 3. With the promise of fully opening all district schools in full swing, UASD school board discussed the guiding elements for the district’s health and safety …

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Watershed Alliance expresses concern about proposed septic system in Hamiltonban

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Tell your friendsIn Pennsylvania, certain very clean, very healthy streams earn a special “Exceptional Value” designation from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). These are the most unspoiled waters in the Commonwealth, and they merit special protection from the PADEP. Out of 59 named streams in Adams County, only three streams or stream segments …

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Theft charges brought down a state lawmaker. But Pa.’s taxpayer-funded system for perks was already ripe for abuse.

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Tell your friends(By Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA and Sam Janesch, Mike Wereschagin, and Brad Bumsted of The Caucus) HARRISBURG — Theft charges against a Philadelphia-area Democrat highlight Pennsylvania’s lax rules for reimbursing lawmakers with taxpayer and donor money, two state-run systems with little transparency and even less oversight. Former State Rep. Margo Davidson was …

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Casa de Cultura Gives $55,500 in scholarships to 28 local students

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Tell your friendsleer en español Winners of this year’s Beatrice and Sigfried Lowenthal Scholarships for First and Second Generation Immigrants and their families gathered at the pavilion on the Gettysburg College campus on Thursday evening to celebrate the awarding of $55,500 in scholarship money to 28 students. The event, hosted by the college’s Casa de …

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GASD board responds to acrimonious public comments

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Tell your friendsA number of people from the Gettysburg Area School District community spoke passionately about various topics including mask requirements, health regulations, curriculum, teachers, and perceived racism within the district during the public comment period at Monday’s board meeting. The meeting was recorded and is available for viewing here. Board members do not respond …

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Bounty of the County begins tomorrow

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Fruit Growers Association is again presenting its annual Bounty of the County event that allows restaurant patrons to sample locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The event, which features fruits and vegetables from 13 local producers served in nine restaurants begins on Friday, August 6 and continues through Sunday, August 15. …

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When ‘breast is best’ becomes too much: Many parents feel pressure and even shame when breastfeeding isn’t possible

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Tell your friendsJennifer Gerson Jennifer Gerson Originally published by The 19th Throughout Gray Chapman’s pregnancy, visits to her midwife’s office always meant being asked if she planned to breastfeed. The question didn’t faze Chapman, who told The 19th that she would answer by saying, “Yeah, if it works great, but if not, there’s always formula!” …

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A Gettysburg Christmas Festival Returns This Year

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Tell your friendsA Gettysburg Christmas Festival, the popular annual event that draws thousands to town, will return this year and take place over two weekends, Main Street Gettysburg announced this week. Festival weekends will be Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 and will feature 2021-appropriate activities, promotions, and traditional small-town holiday charm. Main Street Gettysburg produces …

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State will text Pennsylvanians that missed second COVID-19 shot

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Tell your friends(By Christen Smith | The Center Square) – In an effort to boost the statewide COVID-19 vaccination rate, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said residents who missed their second dose will soon receive text message reminders to complete the immunization series. Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said last week federal data shows that about …

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GASD approves health and safety plan making masks optional

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Tell your friendsOn a 7-1 vote the Gettysburg Area School District approved the current health and safety plan for the district at their board meeting on Monday. The plan makes facemasks optional but recommends that people who are not vaccinated wear them. The approved plan included last-minute changes proposed by board member Mike Dickerson which …

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Gov. Wolf celebrates Pennie and Medicaid anniversaries; reinforces importance of affordable, quality health care for Pennsylvanians

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Tell your friendsGovernor Tom Wolf joined state and local officials to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Medicaid and the 2nd anniversary of Pennsylvania’s new state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie, and to encourage Pennsylvanians to visit pennie.com for affordable coverage options. “Access to quality, affordable health care is a right and I have been fighting to expand health …

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