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Understanding Your Gettysburg Borough Storm Water Bill [Episode 54]

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Tell your friends  If you have an average home in the borough, your storm water fee will be $100. If that seems a lot, you might feel a bit better knowing that Gettysburg College is going to receive a bill for about $100,000. The fee is the end result of the Federal Water Pollution Control …

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Historical fiction writer Jeff Shaara returns to live in Gettysburg, plans new book on Teddy Roosevelt [Episode 54]

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Tell your friendsWorld-renowned historical fiction author Jeff Shaara has moved to Gettysburg with his family, relocating into a restored historical house on W. Confederate Ave. In his remarkable career, Shaara has already published 18 books, almost all of them best-sellers, and is hard at work on number 19:  Its topic? – Teddy Roosevelt. Shaara is …

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Yeimi Gagliardi se Acerca a la Comunidad Latina Local [Episodio 53]

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Tell your friendsEl podcast de esta semana es especial porque está en español. [La publicación se vuelve a publicar desde el pasado mes de agosto.] La entrevista es con Yeimi Gagliardi, educadora de salud comunitaria de WellSpan Health y copresidenta del Grupo de Trabajo de Servicios Latinos. Parte del trabajo de Gagliari es garantizar que …

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Alloway Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Beth Peart Wins Teaching Award [Episode 52]

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Tell your friendsBeth Peart, 3rd grade teacher at Littlestown Area School District’s Alloway Elementary, has won this year’s Rotary District 7390/WITF 2021 Teacher Impact Award. In this interview, Peart “remembers the world through a 3rd grader’s eyes,” as she talks with Gettysburg Connection Media Editor Peter Byhouwer about her teaching styles and what it means …

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Leona Rega: What’s New at the Adams County Arts Council? [Episode 51]

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Tell your friendsFounded in 1993, The Adams County Arts Council is now in its eleventh year in its spacious 10,000 square foot building on South Washington St. and it continues to grow with new users and new programs. The center includes spaces for arts and culinary classes, artist studios, a gallery for local art, pottery …

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Mark Drew and The Gettysburg Review Literary Magazine [Episode 50]

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Tell your friendsIn a small building on N. Washington St. on the Gettysburg College Campus, Editor Mark Drew and his staff quietly and diligently work to select content for the college’s quarterly literary magazine The Gettysburg Review. The Review, which was founded in 1988 and recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals, publishes …

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It’s Mosquito Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from West Nile Virus [Episode 49]

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Tell your friendsThis week’s podcast is a reposting of an interview I did during the Fall of 2019.  It’s relevant now as the spring begins.  Warmer weather brings more mosquitoes and more West Nile Virus. Please stay safe and please enjoy the podcast. Summers In this episode I talk with Stephanie Summers who is Adams …

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Deb Adamik Reminisces about 14 Years at the Helm of Main Street Gettysburg [Episode 48]

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Tell your friendsIf you have lived or visited Gettysburg or Adams County over the past 15 or so years I’m sure you’ve noticed some major changes. These developments, which have enriched the lives of thousands of people in the county, include the establishment of the Wills House, the remodeling and reopening of the Gettysburg Majestic …

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Spring into Cycling with HABPI on the Adams County Bicycle Trails [Episode 47]

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Tell your friends[THIS IS A REPOST OF A PODCAST 27 FROM MAY, 2020] With spring coming and the COVID-19 crisis leading us toward outdoor activities, it may never be a better time to ride a bicycle in Adams County. Eric Meyer The local cycling experience has become even more pleasant with the addition of new …

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UASD Teacher Nicole King Learns with her Fifth Grade Students [Episode 46]

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Tell your friendsWith the pandemic closing schools around the county and forcing teachers to adapt to new methods of teaching, at least some are finding the challenges can have some positive outcomes. In this episode we talk with veteran 5th grade teacher Nicole King from the Upper Adams School District. King talks about how she …

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Office for Aging Helps Seniors Find Housing Shares [Episode 44]

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Tell your friendsMeals delivered to senior citizens, tax preparation help, seminars on death and bereavement, and how to navigate Social Security and Medicare.  These are only a few of the many offerings from the Adams County Office for Aging that are making a difference for local seniors. And the office has just rolled out a …

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Laura Mcmahon Leads the United Way Forward [Episode 43]

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Tell your friendsFor the past 73 years, the United Way of Adams County has helped thousands of residents deal with challenges related to education, income, and food security, through its programs, collaborative projects, and community partnerships. The organization’s new director, Laura Mcmahon, is continuing the mission with a focus on expanding programs and reaching out …

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Eighth Grader Ellen Cadigan Says Hybrid Learning Allows Flexibility, Builds Independence [Episode 42]

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Tell your friendsAlthough many students struggle with online learning, it very much suits others. Eighth Grader Ellen Cadigan found it so beneficial she wrote a letter to the Gettysburg Area School Board asking them to keep it in place even after the pandemic ends. You can read her letter here. In this podcast I talk …

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After Gettysburg Approves LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, The Connection Talks with Carr, Goodman, Heyser, and Lawson [Episode 41]

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Tell your friendsAfter over a year of discussions, the Gettysburg Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Although the document bans discrimination based many social categories, the document significantly expands the definition of sex discrimination. In addition to sex as defined at birth, the ordinance also protects people on the …

Read moreAfter Gettysburg Approves LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, The Connection Talks with Carr, Goodman, Heyser, and Lawson [Episode 41]

“Season of Wishes” Will Bring the Holiday Spirit to Gettysburg [Episode 40]

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Tell your friendsThe annual Gettysburg Christmas Festival has been reconceptualized in this time of COVID-19 as a six-week long “Season of Wishes,” running from now until January 1, 2020. The online calendar for the event describes a smorgasbord of online and in-person opportunities for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the “Hallmark Card” feel of …

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Girl Scouting Builds Character in the County as Brownie Scouts Beautify the Gettysburg Rec Park [Episode 39]

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Tell your friendsSecond and third grade Girl Scout Brownies, working together under the leadership of Troop Leader Siri Phelps, began their project of beautifying the Gettysburg Rec Park with a focus on earth and animals last month. The bird feeders the girls constructed out of recyclable bottles will be hung in the rec park in …

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Please Support The Connection: $50/year or $5/month goes farther than you think

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Tell your friendsSupport the Connection by Becoming a Subscriber All Gettysburg Connection content is always free of charge to everyone, but perhaps you would like to contribute to our mission. Your contribution will help us create more stories covering more aspects of Adams County and develop more new features. Your contribution supports Gettysburg Connection’s mission …

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Remembering Nanette Hatzes: The Brooke Books Volume 1 [Episode 37]

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Tell your friendsNan Hatzes died this week after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. I am taking the opportunity this week to repost a podcast I did with her back in May. I thought it was a remarkable interview. She recently published the book she describes in the interview, “The Brooke Books, Volume 1.” It’s …

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Nanette Hatzes: The Brooke Books Volume 1 [Episode 36]

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Tell your friendsI am taking the opportunity this week to repost a podcast I did with Adams County visual artist Nanette Hatzes back in May. I thought is was a remarkable interview. Since then there have been some changes to all of our lives, and also, particularly, to Nan’s. Among so many other things, she’s …

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Yeimi Gagliardi se Acerca a la Comunidad Latina Local [Episodio 34]

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Tell your friendsEl podcast de esta semana es especial porque está en español. La entrevista es con Yeimi Gagliardi, educadora de salud comunitaria de WellSpan Health y copresidenta del Grupo de Trabajo de Servicios Latinos. Parte del trabajo de Gagliari es garantizar que los latinos conozcan los riesgos para la salud del COVID-19 y los …

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It’s Mosquito Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from West Nile Virus [Episode 33]

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Tell your friendsThis week’s podcast is a reposting of an interview I did over the winter.  It’s relevant now because with the current rains we are getting there are going to be a lot of mosquitoes. Summers In this episode I talk with Stephanie Summers who is Adams County’s Mosquito Borne Disease Control & Conservation …

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Understanding the Gettysburg Battlefield’s Monuments: Local Historian Scott Hancock Shares His Thoughts [Episode 32]

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Tell your friends Over the July 4 weekend there was a lot of excitement in Gettysburg as hundreds of armed visitors surrounded monuments on the Gettysburg Battlefield. This week I had a chance to talk with an expert on the Civil War and the Gettysburg monuments, Dr. Scott Hancock, Associate Professor of History and Africana …

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New Gettysburg National Park Superintendent Explains Park Projects [Episode 31]

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Tell your friends Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower Historical Site Superintendent Steven D. Sims has been in his position since January and has learned a lot about the park, mostly during a time of pandemic. In this episode Sims praises the staff, the park, and the borough, and explains many of the current projects …

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Visit the Adams County Farmers Market with Reza Djalal [Episode 30]

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Tell your friendsThis Podcast was originally published last summer. But the Farmers Market is now in full swing with enhanced hygiene in place so it seemed like a good to time to present it again. Please wear a mask and social distance when you are at the Farmers Market. The Adams County Farmers Market is …

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Nanette Hatzes Makes Art [Episode 28]

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Tell your friendsI recently spent a very pleasant morning chatting with long-time Adams County visual artist Nanette Hatzes. Hatzes: Self Portrait To put it simply, Nan has made a lot of art.  She’s also raised a daughter and worked at Shippensburg University, as well as presenting her paintings, drawings and photographs at numerous exhibitions. In …

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Spring into Cycling with HABPI on the Adams County Bicycle Trails [Episode 27]

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Tell your friendsWith spring coming and the COVID-19 crisis leading us toward outdoor activities, it may never be a better time to ride a bicycle in Adams County. Eric Meyer The local cycling experience has become even more pleasant with the addition of new bicycle trails that have been built in the past years with …

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A Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Room Doctor and Nurse Talk about their Jobs Treating COVID [Episode 26]

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Tell your friendsEvery evening many of the residents of my neighborhood go into the streets at 8:00 p.m. to ring bells and bang on pots to support our essential workers. In this podcast I got a chance to talk with two of those workers who are on the very front lines, charged with saving the …

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Homebound Gettysburg College Students Speak out About COVID-19 [Episode 25]

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Tell your friendsIt’s been a bit longer than usual since I’ve recorded a podcast, and I’m happy to be back to you amid this time of difficulty. Along with all of the county’s public schools, churches, businesses, and other agencies that have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, most Gettysburg college students were also sent …

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The Adams County Emergency Services Center Answers 911 Calls and Prepares for Disasters [Episode 23]

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Tell your friendsKeeping Adams County residents safe is a big job, and it takes a big team to do it. The work is handled in part by the staff at the Adams County Emergency Services Center, located on Greenamyer Lane East of Gettysburg. The center coordinates police, fire, and EMS services for the entire county. …

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It’s Tick Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from Lyme Disease [Episode 21]

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Tell your friendsYou probably know about Lyme Disease and you know that you can get it locally from deer ticks. But do you know that you that the most active season for those ticks is right now – in the middle of winter? Summers In this episode I talk with Stephanie Summers who is Adams …

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Eat, Drink, Talk (and Learn a New Language) in One of the Seven Adams County Libraries This Year [Episode 20]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Library system is helping people around the county learn new languages, research their genealogy, and connect with other people. You can bring food and drinks into any one of the library branches these days and they are not the quiet places they used to be. Laganosky and Smith In this …

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

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Tell your friendsThe 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 …

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

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Tell your friendsAfter 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 …

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Unwrapping the Gettysburg Christmas Festival [Episode 17]

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg Christmas Festival is this weekend and it is bringing a lot of activity to town. The Festival kicks off Friday evening with the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. There is a 32-page booklet describing the many festival activities. There are also a static map and an interactive map. Be aware there …

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Gettysburg College Center for Public Service Focuses on Immigration and Food Policies [Episode 16]

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Tell your friendsIn this episode of the Gettysburg Connection podcast I talk with Gretchen Natter, head of the Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College. The center, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, gives students an opportunity to learn from, interact with, and perform service for people around the world. Every year, hundreds of students …

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Robin Fitzpatrick Coordinates Economic Growth in Adams County [Episode 15]

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Tell your friendsIn this episode I talk with Robin Fitzpatrick, President of the Adams Economic Alliance. The Alliance provides personalized advice for local businesses about retention, expansion, and workforce development. The Alliance also works to recruit new businesses to the region and to retain existing businesses. The Alliance works with organizations of all sizes, including …

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Podcast: Gettysburg Ward 3 Borough Council Candidate Vandessa Johnson [Episode 14]

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Tell your friendsThe Fall 2019 Adams County Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. In this episode I talk with Vandessa Johnson, Democratic candidate for borough council member from the 3rd ward. Johnson Johnson has been active member of the Gettysburg community since 2004. She has been a member of the Old …

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Judith Butterfield, Ward 3 Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 13]

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Tell your friends The Fall 2019 Adams County Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. In this episode I talk with Judith Butterfield, Republican candidate for Gettysburg borough council member from the 3rd ward. Butterfield is currently a member of the council, having been appointed earlier in the year to temporarily fill …

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Coffee and Creativity at Waldo’s and Company [Episode 12]

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Tell your friendsWaldo’s and Company is a Gettysburg nonprofit that brings people together to make art and music, to drink fresh-roasted coffee, and to enjoy each other’s company. It’s a bohemian experience, a Gettysburg treasure, and an experience that should not be missed. In this episode I talk with Chris Lauer, Waldo’s founder.  He talks …

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21st Century Learning in the Gettysburg Area School District (Episode 11)

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Tell your friendsAs the school year begins, students in the Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) find themselves able to customize their own learning through sophisticated curricular programs provided by the district. These personalized, courses involve offline (unplugged), face-to-face, and online approaches and provide students with the opportunity for independent learning. Two of the most interesting …

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Charles Strauss Talks Gettysburg Politics [Episode 10]

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Tell your friendsGettysburg resident Charles Strauss ran for a borough council seat in 2015 and again in 2017 when he was elected from the third ward. Strauss served on the Gettysburg Borough Council from January 2018 until he resigned this year because he and his family moved from the 3rd ward to the 2nd ward. …

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Visit the Adams County Farmers Market with Reza Djalal [Episode 9]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Farmers Market is at its best during the harvest season, and the vendors’ tables are now overflowing with produce. But in addition to hosting the Saturday morning market, the Adams County Farmers Market Association also sponsors many community and educational activities in the county. In this podcast I talk with …

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Kathy Gaskin, former Survivors EO, Recollects its History [Episode 8]

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Tell your friendsAfter being founded by a group of local women in 1982, the local non-profit Survivors Inc. helped Adams County women and families who were in abusive relationships for almost 40 years. The organization was funded by local, state and federal grants and provided assistance to hundreds of families. In early 2019 the organization …

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Understanding Your Gettysburg Borough Storm Water Bill [Episode 54]

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Tell your friends  If you own a property in Gettysburg Borough, you’re going to receive your third annual storm water bill in the mail this week. If you have an average home in the borough, your fee will be $100. If that seems a lot, you might feel a bit better knowing that Gettysburg College …

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Interview with Harry Stokes, Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 4]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County primary is on Tuesday May 21st. The ballots have been prepared. You can see yours here. Stokes Harry Stokes is running as a Democrat for an at-large Gettysburg Borough Council seat. I had a chance to talk with him about his candidacy. Stokes is an experienced local politician, having spent three …

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Jake Schindel, Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 3]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County primary is on Tuesday May 21st. The ballots have been prepared. You can see yours here. Jake Schindel is running as a Democrat for an at-large Gettysburg Borough Council seat. I had a chance to talk with him about his candidacy. Schindel is the owner of the Ragged Edge Coffee shop …

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John Rice, Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 2]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County primary is on Tuesday May 21st. The ballots have been prepared. You can see yours here. Rice   John Rice is running for a Gettysburg Borough Council seat from Ward 2. I had a chance to talk with him about his candidacy. You can listen to the interview here: Your browser …

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Matt Moon, Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 1]

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County primary is on Tuesday May 21st. The ballots have been prepared. You can see yours here. Moon Matt Moon is running for a Gettysburg Borough Council seat from Ward 2. I had a chance to talk with him about his candidacy. You can listen to the interview here: Your browser …

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