Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides

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Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides is the fourth stop along Destination Gettysburg’s scenic Blossom Belt Tour. The farm offers leisurely hour-long ride carriage rides in the Adams County countryside, which is especially stunning this time of year. The company is owned by Bill Kane and his wife Bobbie. The Kanes have raised horses

National Riding Stables Horse Rescue: Riding for Good

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“We’re saving them from going to slaughter,” said National Riding Stables Horse Rescue co-founder Terry Latschar about the non-profit’s horses. “Our focus is on the horses.” The organization is one of several that provide guided horse tours through the Gettysburg National Military Park. But the horses ridden on these tours are different, because each one

Schmuck Lumber Company will expand its York St. Business

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The Gettysburg branch of Schmuck Lumber Company, located at 615 York St., will undergo a major expansion this year, bringing a full-scale hardware store to Gettysburg. The store, currently located in the west side of the two-storefront building, will expand into the now-vacant east side of the building. “We think it’s going to be a

Printing, Workouts, and Smoothies – Local businessman expands his offerings


Gettysburg entrepreneur Phil Letendre, owner of Gettysburg Print and Frame, Gettysburg Performance Gym (GPG), and Gettysburg Smoothie Company (GSC), has watched his successful businesses grow over the past five years. Since opening in 2018, Gettysburg Print and Frame has moved from its initial location on York St. and now operates at 16 Deatrick Dr. off

Forever Love Rescue provides shelter for homeless cats


Forever Love Rescue is an all-volunteer, no-kill shelter that provides a temporary home for some of the many homeless cats in Gettysburg. The shelter is operated by Stephanie Baum and her husband Jeff. The Baums have been working in animal rescue for over a decade. “In 2012, we were looking for a family dog after

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Envision Total Wellness New Location

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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania — September 7, 2023 — Evision Total Wellness, a local provider in holistic health, functional medicine, and wellness services, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new location on September 17, 2023. The event will be marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying a new chapter in our journey toward promoting health

RISE Yoga studio opens on Sep. 6

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RISE Yoga Gettysburg, a new yoga studio coming to the Gettysburg area, opens in one week, hosting its first class on September 6. RISE is located at Phoenix Wellness Center, 2311 Fairfield Road, serving Gettysburg and surrounding areas with yoga and mindfulness programming emphasizing mental health and wellness. RISE offers yoga for every body, every mind,

Sweeter than Sap: From Easy Bake to Infinity

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There’s a new kid in town and she is a force to be celebrated. Sara Ann Parrish has opened a new bake shop that is music to our ears and envelops all our senses with happiness. The shop, which offers freshly baked cakes and pastries is called “Sweeter than SAP,” and is located at 52

Sign of the Buck Brasserie Opens Friday in Gettysburg

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A 100-seat French-influenced brasserie, The Sign of the Buck, will open Friday in the Union Hotel, 29 Chambersburg St., in downtown Gettysburg. The brasserie’s locally-sourced European-Continental, Mediterranean, and “New American French Bistro” menu features local offerings, from produce and farm-raised meats to world-class beers, ciders, and spirits. Local suppliers include Bantam Café Roasters, Weaving Root

Business Profile: Southern PA Clay builds community

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With mounds of clay and a teacher’s heart of gold, sculptor and teacher Corey Shultz has opened a ceramic studio in the iconic Olinger building at 102 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg. From the moment you walk in the door, it’s clear this isn’t just a cool new pottery shop, but a fully equipped artist’s studio space

Savorhood opens on Baltimore Pike

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Gettysburg’s first-ever food hall, Savorhood, opened its doors to the public April 28. Located at 985 Baltimore Pike, SavorHood is home to 11 Eateries and a brewery. The food hall offers an array of options including barbecue, pizza, Mexican, wings, and seafood. “We are so excited to bring this new dining concept to Gettysburg,” owner

Business Profile: Wholesale Gallery L.L.C. and “Because It’s a Lion” offer something for everyone

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Gettysburg’s new “Wholesale Gallery,” located at 54 Chambersburg St., consists of two eclectic shops that cater to different audiences. The western half of the shop specializes in wall art, action figures, and other paraphernalia dedicated to the various movies and comics that make up the Marvel franchise. Framed posters and detailed figurines of iconic characters

Dr. Thomas Little opens Gettysburg Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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

Gettysburg Garden Club Creates Year-Round Beauty


It was a rainy morning in Gettysburg last Saturday, December 3. However, despite the weather, at 8:00 a.m., a long line had formed in front of the Gettysburg Fire Department. When doors unlocked at 9:00 a.m., customers filed into the building, entering the community room. The much-anticipated event was the Gettysburg Garden Club’s 62nd Annual

Fairfield’s Mansion House celebrates its 2nd anniversary

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This story, published two years ago in Oct. 2020, is being republished as the Mansion house celebrates its second anniversary. The tradition of great food and lodging with live music on Thursdays continues. The Mansion House 1757, located at 15 W. Main St. in Fairfield, and previously called the Fairfield Inn, has reopened under the

Wildroot Collection opens in Gettysburg

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Located at 45 Chambersburg St., local resident Dana Bruinsma’s self-started consignment business, Wildroot, shows us all that nothing exists in a vacuum. Bruinsma’s success proves it takes hard work, time, and a strong sense of community to open one’s own storefront. “Dressing mannequins is pretty great,” said Bruinsma, adding that her favorite part of the

Purple Piggy Toys and Gifts Moves to the Outlet Shoppes

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Purple Piggy Toys and Gifts is a toy store and gift shop co-founded by Michelle Agapakis and Keith George in 2015. The store, which was previously located in downtown Gettysburg, has recently moved to a 4,000 square foot storefront at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, where it offers a diverse selection of toys and gifts

Totem Pole Playhouse celebrates 70 years

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Nestled in the bucolic hills of Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg lies a local treasure that celebrates its 70th anniversary this summer. The Totem Pole Playhouse, known to its friends as “America’s Summer Theater,” began its life in a small, converted auto shop in the 1950s and has gone on to become one of

Good Intent Cider opens in Gettysburg

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Good Intent Cider, located behind the Ragged Edge Coffee Shop at 110 Chambersburg St. in Gettysburg, opened for business yesterday. The shop, in what was once a garage on W. Zerfing Alley, has a modern, open, and well-lit ambiance, a copper bar, and access to a substantial outdoor seating. Food to accompany the finely-crafted ciders

New World War II Museum Opens in Gettysburg on Saturday

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Just a ten-minute drive from Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square lies the brand new World War II American Experience Museum, full of military vehicles, equipment, uniforms, and Gettysburg history. The museum, located on the Mummasburg Rd. at 845 Crooked Creek Rd., offers learning and entertainment for both children and adults. A soft opening this Saturday from 10:00

Reid’s Orchard and Winery: Cider, Wine, Food, and More!


Reid’s Orchard and Winery is a family-owned and operated business that includes a  fruit farm located at 2135 Buchanan Valley Road in Orrtanna, as well as Reid’s Winery Tasting Room and Cider House located at 400 Baltimore St in downtown Gettysburg. “We are farmers first. The most important part of our business is growing high

African American siblings rejuvenate Gettysburg’s Keystone Inn Bed and Breakfast

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African American siblings rejuvenate Gettysburg’s Keystone Inn Bed and Breakfast The Keystone Inn, located at 231 Hanover St. in Gettysburg, has been purchased and renovated by siblings Patrick, Christine, and Stephen Campbell. The new owners, perhaps the first African Americans to own a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, have created a space where people can

Organization Profile: Ploughman Cider

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Editor’s note: We’re pleased to republish this story, originally shared in Feb. 2020. Two years later, Ploughman Cider is doing better than ever, continuing to create new styles, increase distribution, and win awards. The United States is the only country where you need to call cider “hard,” said Ben Wenk, owner of Ploughman Cider, located

Ernie’s Texas Lunch celebrates 100 years in Gettysburg

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The employees at Ernie’s Texas Lunch are celebrating 100 years of being part of the Gettysburg community by doing what they always do – providing quality breakfasts and lunches at their counter and tables in their shop on Chambersburg Street. The store, known originally as Texas Hot Weenies, was opened in in 1921 by Anastasos

Rice Fruit Company’s Apples are “Sweet Natured”

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Only a dozen or so miles north of Gettysburg, on Route 34 north of Aspers, sits the site of a long-standing county fixture — The Rice Fruit Company. The busy apple processing plant is located amid a rural landscape surrounded by apple orchards. The Rice family first started packing fruit in 1913. “We can trace

Small restaurant Tacos Monarca brings big flavors to Gettysburg

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On the corner of West Railroad and Carlisle Streets in Gettysburg, where Subway once operated, there is now a small Mexican restaurant. The restaurant is named Tacos Monarcas after the monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada to the Oyamel forests in Michoacan, Mexico. Michoacan is the home state of owners Jimena and Louis Gonzalez. From

Local high school student creates award-winning business

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If there is a single local model for business success, it might be 17 year-old Bermudian Springs High School senior Chloe Plesic, who, with her parents, Rebecca and Chris, have taken one pet rabbit they bought 5 years ago and turned it into a rabbitry empire that is funding her planned nursing degree at the

Destination Weddings Abound in Adams

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Adams County is a popular destination for wedding ceremonies, largely due to its widespread appeal for many different audiences. View our complete list of Destination Wedding Venues A wedding at Hauser Hill Event Center [Lindsey Ford] “Adams County is built for tourism, so we are fully equipped for people to come from all over the

Rediscover Old Fashioned Ice Cream at Cone Sweet Cone

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If you are looking for a refreshing stop on a hot day after touring the battlefield, or just have an inkling for some old-fashioned ice cream after a local meal, Cone Sweet Cone is an opportunity to satisfy your cravings. Located at 433 Baltimore St., Home Sweet Cone offers a wide variety of old-fashioned ice

Organization Profile: Adams County Office for Aging

The Adams County Office for Aging, Inc. (ACOFA) is a non-profit organization in Gettysburg, PA that provides numerous services to nearly 5,000 Adams County senior citizens annually. The ACOFA became a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit agency in 1976, along with 51 other Agencies on Aging in Pennsylvania. The agency was established through the federal Older Americans

Business Profile: The Inside Scoop on Mr. G’s Ice Cream

Mr. G’s is a local homemade ice cream shop in downtown Gettysburg. It is a favorite for college students, locals, and tourists. Owner Mike Gladfelter — “Mr. G” — is an alumnus of Shippensburg University. One summer he traveled home with his roommate during summer vacation and was mesmerized by his family’s ice cream shop,

Business Profile: Adams County Winery

Located 8 miles west of Gettysburg in Orrtanna, Adams County Winery is the fifth oldest operating winery in the state and the largest in southern Pennsylvania. The winery’s 12.5 acre vineyard produces eight varieties of award-winning white and red grapes which are blended into a selection of standard, small batch, and seasonal wines. Owned by

A Sweeet! Celebration

Owners Cindy and Mark Fox are celebrating the 9th anniversary of the opening of Sweeet! The Candy Store in downtown Gettysburg. “Everyone loves candy,” said Cindy Fox. “It’s my husband; it’s all his crazy brain. Mark was his own motivation. He gets an idea in his head and he’s committed to it. He’s going to

Organization Profile: Gettysburg National Golf Club

Gettysburg National Golf Club, previously Mountain View Golf Club, is a bucolic 18-hole golf course located at the corner of Fairfield Rd. and Bullfrog Rd. in Fairfield. The layout, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, LTD has been a staple for Adams County residents and beyond since it opened in 1980, and has been rated

Business Profile: Aura Integrative Medicine

After a career in traditional Western medicine, Dr. Smitha Nair M.D. became interested in providing a more holistic medical approach for her patients — one where she could spend quality time with them and get to the root causes of their problems.  Dr. Nair discovered integrative medicine and in 2017 opened the doors to her own

Organizational Profile: Local Shop GettysGear “Leans Into” the Pandemic, Creating Opportunities Though Creative Thinking and Marketing

“You really only have two choices right now: You can take your ball and go home, or you can lean down and put your shoulder into it,” said Cary Gregory, owner of GettysGear, located at 777 Baltimore St. in the Old Gettysburg Village in Gettysburg. The store, which also has an online nation footprint, sells

LOCAFLORA Design Opens in Gettysburg this Weekend with Local Flowers, Arrangements, Plants, and Botanical Gifts

Adams County resident Becca Muller is bringing her floral arranging skills and her love of natural and sustainable products to a new shop called LOCAFLORA Design in downtown Gettysburg. The shop is located across from the Rabbit Transit Center at 201 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. The warm and inviting boutique carries local flowers, plants, soaps, candles,

Big Hill Ciderworks Opens Taphouse on Orchard in Gardners

By 2013, Ben Kishbaugh and Troy Lehman had grown tired of the Detroit auto industry where they were working together. They wanted to create their own business that focused on top-tier customer service and meeting the needs of their customers, both wholesale and retail. And they each had dreams of owning and operating a farm. Leaving

Fairfield Inn Reopens as Mansion House 1757

The Mansion House 1757, located at 15 W. Main St. in Fairfield, and previously called the Fairfield Inn, has reopened under the ownership of Cindy and George Keeney. The couple bought the property in June 2020. The property was originally named the Mansion House when it was built in 1757.  The Mansion House houses a

Hauser Estate Winery in Cashtown Reopens as Hauser Hill Event Center

The Hauser Hill Event Center celebrated its grand opening on August 23 with a gala catered event at their hilltop location at 410 Cashtown Rd. in Biglerville.  The new business will operate as an event center for weddings, banquets, corporate retreats, as well as fundraising and charity events.  The spacious building on 172 acres was

Fourcorners Comics and Games in Gettysburg Supports the Community and the Adams County Library System

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Fourcorners Comics and Games co-owners Holly Krichten and Arthur Sanchez have been selling comic books, manga, board games, cards, and other entertainment in Gettysburg for the past five years and supporting the Adams County Library System at the same time.  The couple started the shop at 42 Baltimore Street in Kritchen’s hometown in 2015. “We’ve

Center for Youth and Community Development Celebrates 20 Years

If you, your child, or another member of your family or your community is struggling with substance abuse or other psychological problems, or if you are hoping to enroll in programs that might prevent these issues from developing, the Adams County Center for Youth and Community Development (CFYCD) may be able to help out. CFYCD

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

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

Gateau Monique Bakery Becomes Littlestown Tradition

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It was five years ago that Littlestown resident Monique Washirapunya opened her boutique bakery, Gateau Monique, in downtown Littlestown. Since then hundreds of people have enjoyed Washirapunya’s creative desserts, and the bakery has become a fixture in Adams County and the Littlestown community. Washirapunya said her bakery is a small-town business and “a personal thing.

Business Profile: Twin Springs Fruit Farm

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Four friends, looking to the future and already involved in the Adams County fruit-growing tradition, pooled their knowledge, bought some land, and began a new business forty years ago. Today that business has grown from the initial 20-acre purchase with four employees to 300 acres and as many as 45 full-time workers. The Orrtanna business,