Women’s Basketball : Women’s Basketball Headed to the Big Dance

The Gettysburg College women’s basketball team is cheering on the players against Bryn Mawr. 2020 NCAA Division III Championship Bracket (PDF) INDIANAPOLIS – The Gettysburg College women’s basketball team will travel and face host institute Marymount (Va.) University in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Friday, March 6 with a time

Slideshow: Gettysburg Basketball Celebrates its Departing Seniors

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Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, girlfriends, and boyfriends came from far as Los Angeles to see their senior loved ones play their final games at Gettysburg College last weekend. The families were rewarded with two excellent games against Muhlenberg College on Saturday. The women played first. Before the game, the senior quartet of Keira Cesareo, Ashley

132 Acre Resort Hotel Property in Biglerville to be Auctioned

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The Generals Mountain Lodge, a partially-completed resort hotel located at 1207 Flohrs Church Road in Biglerville is to be auctioned online. View a video of the property   Click photo for property listing The auction will be held by Ten-X Commercial Realty on March 23-25, 2020. The starting bid is $1.2 million. The property includes

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


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

GASD To Consider Security Measures at March Meeting

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The Gettysburg Area School Board (GASD) will consider new security procedures at their March meeting. The following draft documents will be discussed: Policy #705 on Safety Policy #709 on Building Security Policy #712 on School Security Topics will include building access, event security, and the creation of a school safety board. The meeting, which is

American Battlefield Trust and Gettysburg National Military Park join forces for 5-year initiative, benefiting over 1,000 young leaders

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Applications now being accepted for summer/fall 2020 “Great Task” Leadership Program A park ranger leads a Great Task education group through marching drills. NPS Photo In his immortal Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln challenged all Americans to advance the ideals of the Declaration of Independence – “It is rather for us to be here dedicated

YWCA Changes 2020 Outdoor Pool Hours to Remain the Same as 2019

SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED THE YWCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS ANNOUNCED THE POOL HOURS FOR SUMMER 2020 WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS THEY WERE IN 2019: 12:00 P.M TO 8:00 P.M. DAILY. Membership prices and hours of operation for the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County outdoor pool, located at 730 Chambersburg Rd. in

Heritage Museum Creates an Interactive History of the Gettysburg Battle

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“It’s the best kept secret it town,” said founder Tammy Myers about the Gettysburg Heritage Center’s interactive museum, located in the in the 15,000 square foot Gettysburg Heritage Center at 297 Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg. The museum focuses particularly on the life and experiences of townspeople during the battle with a focus on interactive displays

Local Police Arrest Alleged Drug Dealers and Seize Methamphetamine

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Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett announced today that members of the Pennsylvania State Police, the Adams County Drug Task Force, the Cumberland Township Police Department, and the Gettysburg Borough Police Department arrested two individuals for transporting and selling methamphetamine in Adams County. Seized drugs, weapons, and other contraband Victoria Reigh and Agustin Sanbria, both

Gettysburg Venues Feature All-Original Music at First-Ever 5SAFE Festival February 29

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Mark your Calendar 5SAFE: for the 5th Saturday in February, when leap day falls on Saturday. It only happens once every 28 years! It’s an all-original home-grown music festival at four Gettysburg Locations. Ploughman Taproom 14 Lincoln Square ploughmancider@gmail.com https://ploughmancider.com 717. 347.6462 1st Act: The Mimic (Starting around 6) Jeff Colby and Austin Greene are

Gettysburg Borough Votes to Prepare an Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and Fund the 2020 Memorial Day Parade

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After hearing extensive comments from local citizens who supported it, the Gettysburg Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday February 10 to prepare a local anti-discrimination ordinance. If passed, the ordinance would guarantee equal protection on the basis of sexual orientation. The council had been reminded in prior meetings that neither federal or state law provide

Hundreds Turn Out To Hear Proposal for Mt. Joy Industrial Solar Project

A proposal for a massive industrial solar panel project slated for the Gettysburg/Littlestown area drew hundreds to the Littlestown Area High School Wednesday night for the first of four scheduled public hearings. The meeting was a continuation of an initial hearing held in January. If approved, the project proposed by Brookview Solar I LLC, a

Review: Young Actors Bring Romeo and Juliet to Life at the Community Theatre

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Director Samuel Eisenhuth’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” opened on Friday night at the Gettysburg Community Theatre to a sold-out performance. Liam Day (Romeo) and Alyssa Byers (Juliet).  PHOTO BY ANDY SMETZER Shakespeare’s iconic work is a story with everything – passionate love and lust; vendettas and murder; comedy and intrigue; lavish parties and multiple

Gettysburg Project León Turns 30 and is Awarded a Special Day

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León Nicaragua has been Gettysburg’s sister city for thirty years, and to mark the occasion Gettysburg Major Ted Streeter has proclaimed February 13 as “Project Gettysburg/León Day.” Project Gettysburg-León (PGL) is a partnership between Gettysburg and León that empowers people, communities and organizations to advance sustainable development through capacity-building funds, education and cultural exchange programs.

Mt. Joy Township Announces Hearings on Proposed Solar Site

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  Mt. Joy township will hold public hearings regarding the Brookview Solar Public Use Application on four upcoming dates: Wednesday February 12, 2020 Wednesday February 19, 2020 Monday March 23, 2020 Wednesday March 25, 2020. All hearings will be at 7:00 p.m in the Littlestown Area High School, 200 E. Myrtle Street, Littlestown.  

Great Pay and Flexible Hours: The 2020 U.S. Census Is Hiring Part Time Workers in Adams County #ADAMSCOUNTS

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Temporary work with the 2020 U.S. Census is currently available in Adams County. This is temporary work that should last through the summer. Starting pay in Adams County is $16.50, payable weekly via direct deposit. Employees must be at least 18 years of age. Necessary equipment will be provided. No experience or resume is required.

YWCA Announces 2020 Outdoor Pool Schedule and Policies

Membership prices for the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County outdoor pool, located at 730 Chambersburg Rd. in Gettysburg will remain the same for 2020 as they were in 2019.   The pool will open on Memorial day weekend, Saturday May 23rd, and will remain open until September 21. Pool hours have been moved slightly earlier,

Top 20 Nationally-ranked Basketball Right Here in Gettysburg

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The Gettysburg College Women’s Basketball Team is currently ranked in the top 20 by two different National NCAA Division 3 polls. With 19 wins in row they have the longest win streak of any team in Gettysburg College and Centennial Conference history. If you want to see them play there are only three more home

Mark Mellon Keeps the YWCA Aquatics Department Afloat

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Since becoming Aquatics Director at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County in December, Mark Mellon has been busy. “I’m a jack of all trades. I do everything, including scheduling, teaching, and maintenance. I’m getting everything up to speed,” said Mellon. Mellon Mellon said the aquatics program includes something for all ages, from preschool to senior

GASD Returns Sylvan Hershey to the Board, Replacing Alex Hewitt

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The Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) school board elected Sylvan Hershey to replace board member Alex Hewitt who resigned only days after he was elected in January. In their deliberations, the board first voted to consider only candidates who had applied for the replacement position left open when member AmyBeth Hodges won two seats. Because

Richard L. Sterner Announces Run for Pennsylvania State Senate

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An enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at the Thirsty Farmer Brew Works in Biglerville on Wednesday to support Bermudian Springs School Board Vice President Rich Sterner’s announcement that he is running for the 33rd Pennsylvania State Senate district.   Sterner [photo by Pete Vogel] Sterner is running as a Democrat. The district, which includes all

Women’s Basketball : Women’s Basketball Continues Rise in National Polls

The Gettysburg College women’s basketball team bench cheering For the fourth consecutive week, the Gettysburg College women’s basketball team clinched a ranking in both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and D3hoops.com poll. The Bullets continue to rise in the national rankings as the team was selected No. 16 in the WBCA Top 25 Poll

Local Preschoolers to Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday on the Square

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On Wednesday, February 12th, preschoolers from Gettysburg’s Growing Place, St. James Early Learning Center, and Christ Lutheran Preschool, will gather next to the David Wills house on Lincoln Square to serenade the “Return Visit” statue with a rendition of “Happy Birthday,” in honor of the 211th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The “Return Visit”

Organization Profile: Ploughman Cider

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The United States is the only country where you need to call cider “hard,” said Ben Wenk, owner of Ploughman Cider, located at 1606 Bendersville-Wenksville Road in Aspers, and the Ploughman Cider Taproom on the Gettysburg Square. Wenk said the difference was simple: “Cider has alcohol; apple juice doesn’t.” Wenk is a seventh generation farmer

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

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

Wrestling : Mougalian Pins Down Win at York

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Freshman Eric Mougalian (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) posted a first-period pin and juniors Sean Thompson (Plainsboro, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro South) and Marc Larson (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills) each scored major decisions in a 27-17 setback for the Gettysburg College wrestling team at York (Pa.) College Thursday night.  York 27, Gettysburg 17 125: Jared Kuhns (Y) tech. fall

Men’s Lacrosse : Wykoff Named USILA Preseason All-American

Mitch Wykoff walks through his teammates during the starting lineups Senior defenseman Mitch Wykoff (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Preseason All-America Second Team it was recently announced.   Wykoff is a two-time regular-season All-America selection by USILA, earning second-team status in 2018 and third team

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

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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

Women’s Basketball : No. 17 Gettysburg Ties Program Record with 17 Straight Wins, Tops F&M

Gehrin dribbling The 17th-ranked Gettysburg College (17-1, 13-0 CC) women’s basketball team tied the program record with 17-straight wins as they topped Centennial Conference foe Franklin & Marshall College (6-12, 4-9 CC) on the road Wednesday night, 71-53. Top Performers – Gettysburg – Ashley Gehrin ’20 (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) – 21 points, 9-of-15 FT,

Men’s Basketball : Bullets Complete Sweep of Diplomats

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Tour the Eisenhower Home on Presidents’ Day Weekend

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives a speech at the White House. The National Park Service invites the public to tour the Eisenhower home Presidents’ Day weekend, February 15 through 17. Normally closed to tours during the winter months of January and February, the Eisenhower home and facilities will be open and accessible by shuttle bus

Steven D. Sims begins as Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Steven D. Sims began his new duties as Superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP) and the Eisenhower National Historical Site (ENSH) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and as a first order of business will welcome Kristina Heister as the Acting Deputy Superintendent of GNMP and ENHS. Heister will serve in this position for

Tonight’s Mt. Joy Solar Hearing Cancelled and Rescheduled

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At the request of the applicant, the public hearing scheduled for January 29 regarding the proposed Mt. Joy Township solar installation conditional use application has been cancelled. The public hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Littlestown Area High School, 200 E. Myrtle street, Littlestown.

Gettysburg Ends Parking Kiosk Experiment

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The various parking “experiments” Gettysburg Borough has been running over the past three years have ended and the borough has returned, at least for now, to the standard meters that have been around for decades. The experiments included installing parking kiosks on the Gettysburg Square that allowed people to pay with credit cards and were

Business Profile: Gettysburg CBD American Shaman

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CBD American Shaman, at 135 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, had its grand opening on January 3. “Our current hours are 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Until we make our presence known we’ll just do weekends. That will probably change in the spring,” said store co-owner Jay Whittle. Gettysburg CBD American Shaman The shop sells

GASD Board Seats Alex Hewitt After Six Ballots and Compromise

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The Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) School Board took over an hour to interview and discuss the four candidates who had applied for the empty two-year school board position, before electing Alex Hewitt after six rounds of voting. Hewitt The other three candidates were Alice Broadway, Sylvan Hershey, and Michelle Smyers. During the interview process,

Gettysburg Mercy House Abuse Recovery Center Construction Gets Underway

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Donors, friends, concerned citizens, and public figures gathered this morning for the groundbreaking of the new Mercy House Recovery Center facility at 45 W. High St, Gettysburg. The Mercy House will be the first substance abuse recovery center in Adams County.  The facility will have public space for clients and residents to receive information, counseling,

Christmas Festival Lauded at 2020’s First Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting

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Newly-elected Gettysburg Borough Council president Jake Schindel chaired his first meeting and new-elected councilmember Matt Moon attended his first session. The Gettysburg Borough Council listened and contributed to praise of the successful 2019 Christmas Festival at their January 13th meeting. Public comment focused on thanking the many volunteers that helped staff the festival and the

Gettysburg Women’s March 2020 Slideshow

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Dozens of women and men braved the sleet and snow on Saturday to rally in the Gettysburg Square and then march to Unity Park. The women’s march platform focuses on reproductive rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, gender and racial equality, workers’ rights, environmental and other issues. Photos by Jenny Dumont and Erin Smith.

Weekend Update – January 17, 2020

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

Nonemaker Grabs Weekly Honor Again

Sam Nonemaker was named the Centennial Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week. – Sophomore Sam Nonemaker (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg) was named the Centennial Conference Men’s Swimming Athlete of the Week for the second time this season it was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 14.   Nonemaker led a dominant win by Gettysburg College against Catholic University by

Moss Earns Second Weekly Award

Talia Moss was named the Centennial Conference Athlete of the Week in women’s swimming. – Freshman Talia Moss (Toronto, Ontario/Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute) was named the Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week for the second time this season it was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 14.   Moss accounted for three individual wins and

The 2020 Census Begins in Adams County #ADAMSCOUNTS

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Over 1,600 Adams County Census volunteers and paid employees will scour the Adams County Area this spring in an attempt to contact every person who lives here. The results of the 2020 U.S. Census will be used for the next ten years to determine Adams County’s representation in the U.S. Congress and our share of

Gettysburg Suffers Setback at Haverford

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

Adams County Arts Council Accepting Juried Art Show Entries

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The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) is accepting entries for its 2020 Juried Art Show. Artwork from the 2019 Juried Show by Nanette Hatzes The juror of the show will be William Crow, PhD. Director of the Lehigh University Art Galleries. Professor of Practice, Dept. of Art, Architecture, and Design. Entries are due by Friday,

You can Help with the Great Backyard Bird Count

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A red tailed hawk sits on the top rail of a fence on the Gettysburg battlefield (NPS Photo) The Great Backyard Bird Count is a nationwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds

Bullets Make Quick Work of Cardinals

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

Gettysburg Dominates 2020 Opener

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

Wrestling Splits Home Duals

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

Weekend Update: January 10, 2020

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

Bullets Breeze Past Bryn Mawr

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

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

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

Wrestling: Martin, Larson Score Wins against Oneonta

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

Public Comments Highlight Conflicting Opinions about Gettysburg School Board

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The first 2020 Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) board meeting on Monday evening was punctuated by public comments from community members who praised the board, took its members to task, and demanded it take action. Gettysburg resident Michael Shestock asked the board to support “teamwork, safety, truth, and transparency.” He said the school board should

2020 Gettysburg Parking Update Includes Three-hour Meters

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If you regularly come to Gettysburg, it’s probably because of all the things the borough has to offer. It’s full of shopping, films, restaurants, theater, people-watching, and more. To allow you to enjoy Gettysburg more fully, the borough has increased the time limit on the short-term parking meters nearest the square. These meters, which formerly

Martin Named CC Wrestler of the Week

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

Suspect Arrested in Adams County Courthouse Firebombing

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Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett announced Thursday that felony charges have been filed against Samson Paul Yohe, 27, of Carlisle Street Gettysburg, for his alleged actions in throwing an incendiary device at a window of the Adams County Courthouse on December 22, 2019. The device broke the window but did not ignite. Bottle used

Martin Claims Title at Waynesburg Invite

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

Leder Powers Gettysburg Past McDaniel


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

Gettysburg Rallies Past Ursinus in CC Action

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

Weekend Update – January 2, 2020

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

Kennie’s Markets to save 5.5 Million Plastic Bags in 2020 While Maintaining Shopper Convenience

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Beginning January 1, 2020, All five Kennie’s Markets (in Biglerville. Gettysburg, Littlestown, Spring Grove, and Taneytown, MD) will stop providing single-use non-recyclable plastic bags to customers as they check out. Shoppers are requested to bring their own recyclable shopping bags for their groceries. The policy was shared, beginning in November, on signs displayed at the

Romeo and Juliet to Fall in Love in Gettysburg [Episode 19]

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The 2020 season of the Gettysburg Community Theatre is underway. The season opens with performances of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” beginning on January 10 and continues with 11 more shows and many special events throughout the year. The lineup includes Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and a variety of children’s shows, including

Ring in the Gettysburg New Year with Music, Art, and Fireworks


Sponsored by the Adams County Arts Council The events begin at the Arts Council and end on the Gettysburg Square with fireworks. Complete Schedule: Social Room at the Arts Council 7:30 p.m. to midnight  Free refreshments, activities, and fellowship  — an ideal place to meet friends and neighbors, and to get in from the cold

Gettysburg Bike Week Announces 19th Anniversary Lineup

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This July, Gettysburg Bike Week will celebrate almost two decades as a premiere motorcycle rally. The anniversary rally goes down at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg. Festivities kick off Thursday, July 9, 2020, and run through Sunday, July 12. To help us commemorate this auspicious occasion, event organizers have brought in some heavy-hitting musical

Ten of our Most Popular Posts from 2019

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It’s a been a great year for news in Adams County, and Gettysburg Connection has been covering it. Here are ten of our most popular stories for the year. Please show you support for independent, free, local journalism by signing up for our newsletter. Thanks for reading, and Happy 2020.

Weekend Update – December 27, 2019

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

Gettysburg Borough Christmas Tree Pickup

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Waste Connections will be picking up Christmas trees with their regular trash pickup on the following dates: Monday, January 13th – Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 Monday, January 27th – Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 Christmas trees may also be dropped off at the GARA Rec park by the Charlie Sterner building. If your tree is not

High-flying Technology Maps Adams County Farms

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In 2017, Adams County Senior Planner Mark Clowney read about how a drone was being used in the planning office in an Ohio county. Clowney thought a drone might help with the mission of the Adams County Office of Planning and Development. He ran the idea past his supervisor, who approved it. “The GIS mapping

Women’s Basketball : Gehrin Earns Second CC Weekly Award

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

VA To Open Community Clinic in Adams County

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“Lebanon VAMC is excited to expand our ability to conveniently care for Veterans by bringing VA primary care and mental health services to Adams County through a new VA Community Clinic,” said Katie Reesor, Lebanon VAMC’s VA Community Clinics manager. “The approval to open a community clinic in Adams County will allow us to better

@Home Coalition Discusses Contemporary Development Strategies in Adams County

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“It is not just the creation of jobs, but the capacity created in a community to identify and use resources for long-term growth.” Gary Laird, president, Hanover Chamber of Commerce. Local business and nonprofit leaders as well as interested community members met at HACC on Wednesday at the December @Home Community Coalition meeting. The purpose

Men’s Lacrosse : Men’s Lacrosse Picked 11th in Preseason D3 Poll

Men’s lacrosse standing in line during the anthem The Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team was picked 11th in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Preseason Top 20 it was recently announced.   Gettysburg maintained its status as one of the nation’s top teams and was one of three Centennial Conference institutions in the top 20.

Patterson Tagged D3 Preseason Player of the Year

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

Weekend Update – December, 20, 2019

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

Gettysburg Majestic Will Host Free Concert on Martin Luther King Day

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Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a free concert, “We Shall Overcome.” Produced and music-directed by Damien Sneed, the concert is inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, and showcases repertoire from across African American music traditions that electrified generations of

Susan Naugle Leaves Gettysburg Borough Politics After Twelve Years Service [Episode 18]

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After spending twelve years and three terms on the Gettysburg Borough Council and serving as its president since 2017, Susan Naugle’s tenure on the Gettysburg Borough Council is ending. In this episode of the Gettysburg Connection podcast I talk with Susan about Gettysburg, about local politics, about her love for Gettysburg, and about her accomplishments

Former Gettysburg Mayor Troxell Has Died

Long-time Gettysburg Mayor and borough council member William E. Troxell died Thursday. His obituary is available at the Monahan Funeral Home website. Many people in the county have expressed their sadness and their fond memories of Bill. He is greatly missed by many. The visitation and funeral will be held at the Monahan Funeral Home,

Weekend Update – December 13, 2019

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

Baseball to Host Winter Prospect Clinic Feb. 16

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

Baseball to Host Winter Prospect Clinic Feb. 16

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