“Love is in the Square” as couples revisit their vows

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Despite the windy and cold weather there was a great turnout for the first-ever “Gettysburg Loves Love” event on Lincoln Square. “Everybody was so happy and so in love,” said Gettysburg Mayor Frealing after re-marrying almost 100 couples from the balcony of the Gettysburg Hotel. “For better and for worse; in sickness and in health…

Slideshow: Project Gettysburg Leon Fiesta and Auction

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The Project Gettysburg Leon (PGL) Fiesta and Auction returned to Gettysburg College this evening with food, fun, friends, and a live auction to support its work. PGL was founded in 1986 by Karl Mattson and Will Lane to connect Gettysburg with its sister city in Nicaragua. PGL promotes friendship and advances sustainable development through capacity

Clowney, Glass named Dancing with the Local Stars champions once again in 2024

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Local stars and their choreographers returned to the Majestic Theater stage last night for Dancing with the Local Stars Tournament of Champions. After practicing their moves for months, the contestants showed off their skills in front of a sold-out and energetic crowd. Mark Clowney and Dawn Glass, 2014 Champions, were named winners of the special

Slideshow: 2023 Gettysburg Christmas Festival a huge success

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With rainy weather blowing out just as the 2023 Gettysburg “A Christmas Festival” began last evening, thousands of lovers of Gettysburg blew in for holiday fun and festivities. From opportunities to meet Santa to shopping throughout the borough, to the Gettysburg Garden Club’s annual greens sale at the firehouse, to a scavenger hunt, free carriage

Slideshow: Giving Spree raises $2.5 million for charity

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102 local nonprofits gathered this evening at the Gettysburg Middle School for the 2023 Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. The event, which was held in person for the first time since the Covid pandemic, brought out hundreds of donors looking for worthy causes. Other donors brought checks to a drive-up station at the school

Slideshow: HGAC Historic Barns Tour, 2023

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On a spectacular autumn day last Saturday, six Adams County barns were on display for the public to travel back in time for the annual Historic Barns Tour hosted by Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC).  Five of the barns are privately owned and usually not open to the public. Visitors were given the opportunity to drive

Slideshow: 2023 Heritage Festival braves rain showers

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It wasn’t the best weather for an outdoor festival this year, but the show went on. Adams County Heritage Festival organizer Bill Collinge said it was the coolest and rainiest of any of the 31 prior festivals. “We were dampened, but it wasn’t a washout,” he said. Susan Collinge praised the non-profit organizations for their

Slideshow: 20th Annual Cornfest

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The 20th Annual Round Barn Confest featured roasted sweet corn, pulled pork, chicken, sundaes, and the music of Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle Draggers. Photos by Jim Bargas. Click on any photo to start the slideshow.

Slideshow: Brass Band Festival wrapup

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The 2023 edition of the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival was a resounding success from June 7-11. The rain held off just long enough for all five days of our concerts and events to take place in delightful summer weather. We were all concerned about air quality due to Canadian wildfires, but it gradually improved during

Slideshow: FunFest, 2023

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The Adams County Public Library FunFest 2023 was held on Friday in the Gettysburg Rec Park. The FunFest serves as the kickoff of SummerQuest, the library’s summer learning program. SummerQuest attempts to deal with the seemingly intractable “summer learning loss” that affects many school-age children. The SummerQuest program encourages children to take advantage of library

Fairfield commencement highlights students’ plans

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The uniqueness of attending Adams County’s smallest public secondary school was on full display during the Fairfield Area High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday.  Every commencement is about the future. Most have speeches from the valedictorian, salutatorian, and high school principal.  Fairfield’s followed suit.  It also ended with the reading of names and graduates moving

Commemorative vigil held for victims of gun violence


Almost 100 Adams County community members, many holding signs and wearing orange shirts, gathered for a “Stand for Children” vigil walk and special service in commemoration of victims of gun violence on the first anniversary of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. Organized by Gettysburg for Gun Sense, in collaboration with the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams

Slideshow: Gettysburg Eagle Riders soar to help special needs youth


On May 20, 2023, the Gettysburg Eagle Riders again held their annual Roll & Rock fundraiser with a morning motorcycle ride through Adams County. The day continued with lunch, auctions, and entertainment with the live rock band “Black Orchid”. The annual fundraiser benefits the non-profit 501c3 organization Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) and their Penguin Project,

Slideshow: “Angels in America” at the GCT

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Part 1 of the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s dramatic production of Tony Kushner’s two-part play “Angels In America” opened tonight on the stage at 49 York St. The play won Pulitzer and Tony awards. Please see our photo gallery below for scenes from the show. Part 1 will also be presented Saturday May 6 at 7:00

Chad-Alan Carr directs Community Theatre toward lofty goals (with photo gallery)

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“You get to know so many people!” was the repeated outcry around the fancifully-appointed Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom Saturday evening as the Gettysburg Community Theatre celebrated fifteen years of engaging folks from around the county at its 15th Annual Gala, “Once Upon A Time.” Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr’s excitement seemed to be the energy source

Waynesboro edges Gettysburg in OT on senior night

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The Gettysburg Warriors faced off against Waynesboro in a hard-fought battle at home last night. Despite a strong effort by the Warriors, Waynesboro ultimately came out on top in overtime, with a final score of 40-37. “It was a great game on Senior Night,” said Assistant Coach Rick Keller. The game was close throughout, with

Slideshow: Saint Francis Xavier Run at the Rock

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Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Gettysburg, held its 10th annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock on Saturday, Dec. 10. The 5K, 10K and 1-mile run are held in memory of Noreen Neitz, former parish youth minister. Neitz passed away on July 10, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. The Run at

Slideshow: Sgt. Mac Foundation preps wreaths for graves

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More than 100 volunteers gathered in the Giant parking lot Friday morning to assemble 16,000 wreaths which will be placed on veterans’ graves at Quantico National Cemetery on Saturday. The Sgt. Mac Foundation Wreath placement began in 2006 shortly after Gettysburg native Sgt. Eric McColley was killed in February 2006 along with seven fellow Marines

Dedication Day ceremony celebrates 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address


A collection of Gettysburg royalty – Park Superintendent Steve Sims, Gettysburg College President Robert Iuliano, Gettysburg Foundation President Wayne Motts, Lincoln Fellowship President The Reverend Steve Herr, and Gettysburg Forum chair Harold Holzer – together with superstar historians John Meacham and Dr. Allen Guelzo, gathered in the National Cemetery today to celebrate the 159th anniversary

Slideshow: ACAC Costume Party


The Adams County Arts Councils annual costume party and fundraiser was held last evening at The Barn at Herr’s Ridge Farm. The theme was “Heroes and Villians.” The party included prizes for best costumes, a raffle, as well as music and dancing. Our photographer Jim Bargas captured some of the action.

Vibe captures Best of Show at Gettysburg Halloween Parade

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Click here to see more photos in the Slideshow. Vibe Performing Arts captured Best of Show in the annual Gettysburg Halloween Parade, hosted by Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg and presented by Gettysburg Trading Post. Hundreds of people packed borough streets to watch more than 60 entries travel west on York Street, through Lincoln Square and south

Farm Fest Fun

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The 2nd annual Family Friday Farm Fest was held in the Gettysburg Rec Park on Friday evening. Families from around the region enjoyed an evening of bilingual (Spanish-English) fun. The evening included music, pumpkin painting, crafts, games, a scarecrow contest, and more. Congrats to the winners of the 2022 pie-eating contest: -First place: Maia Niedererr

Photo Gallery: 2022 Adams County Heritage Festival

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The 31st Annual Adams County Heritage Festival was held yesterday on a bright sunny day with perfect weather. Hundreds of people came to the Gettysburg rec park to celebrate culture with music dancing, bike rides, food and more. The stage events were hosted by Mark Purdy, Master of Ceremonies, with Bob Ranalli as Sound Technician

Slideshow: Pomona’s Trio

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It was a great evening to hear Pomona’s Trio on the Arts Oasis stage on the square in Gettysburg. The weather was warm but not hot and the truck and motorcycle traffic was minimal. The group plays jazz standards and originals. Here’s a slideshow of the evening. https://www.facebook.com/PomonasTriohttps://www.facebook.com/AdamsCountyArtsPloughman Cider Taproom

LHS celebrates its graduates [with slideshow]

The Class of 2021 at Littlestown High School (LHS) graduated on Friday, June 4, 2021 at a ceremony held in the new Thunderbolt Stadium. The class included 151 graduates. The 2020-2021 school year brought challenges and new ways of learning as this second class of COVID pandemic students moved toward their diplomas. The class of

Gettysburg Pride celebrates fifth annual community celebration of love [with slideshow]

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Gettysburg Pride celebrated love and equity Saturday with a day of festivities for the entire community. The event was part of the annual pride weekend, which ran from Friday through Sunday. Orchestrated by Gettysburg Community Theater’s Executive Director Chad-Alan Carr, Lincoln Square transformed into an inclusive community wide celebration with vendors, entertainment, educational resources, and

Slideshow: Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree Raises $2.1 Million for Local Nonprofits

While others donated online from their computers, members of local non-profits lined the driveway at the Gettysburg High School on a warm November afternoon yesterday to thank people dropping off their donations at the tenth annual Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. “This year’s virtual event once again demonstrated the generosity of this community. Through

Slideshow: Dr. Jazz Jam at Ploughman Cider Taproom

Thanks to Hannah Bingaman for this slideshow of Gettysburg College Professor Paul Austerlitz’s Jazz Jam on Tuesday Evening at the Ploughman Cider Taproom on the Gettysburg Square. Other players in the jam were Sjrsten Siegfried, Jim Thomas, and Ben Kennedy. The jam is every Tuesday evening at the taproom.

WITF Announces Free Pre-K-12 Educational Resources for Teachers and Families.

WITF announced today that they will be providing free instructional resources that are available this school year as part of their Learning at Home initiative. WITF, the PBS and NPR member station for Central Pennsylvania, has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) to provide programming and

Adams County Coronavirus Disease Updates

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Please check back as this page is updated regularly NEW: Gettysburg College Moves to Remote Learning for Remainder of the School Year NEW: Governor Wolf Orders All Nonessential State Businesses to Close WellSpan Health Waives Out-of-Pocket Costs For COVID-19 Treatment Gettysburg Hospital Limits Visitation NEW: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Closes All Fine Wine & Good

Adams County Coronavirus Disease Updates


Please check back as this page is updated regularly WellSpan Health Waives Out-of-Pocket Costs For COVID-19 Treatment Gettysburg Hospital Limits Visitation Adams County Libraries Close Until At Least March 30 Adams County School Districts Close for Two Weeks Wellspan Health Prepares for COVID-19 Testing What To Do If You Think You Have The Virus SCCAP

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

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.

Review: Guys and Dolls at the Gettysburg Community Theatre

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When you attend a performance of Guys and Dolls in 2019 you have to expect to squirm a bit. Sex stereotypes abound, and the show itself is a revolving stage of craps games, marching bands, girly shows, Brooklyn accents, and mushy love songs. Kate Sainer “Resist in an all-night session against the Devil,” yell the

Gettysburg Freshmen Walk Through Town in Annual Tradition

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Gettysburg College students, faculty, and staff just missed a torrential rainstorm that stopped just prior to their Annual First-Year Walk last night. The walk, which led from the college chapel to the Gettysburg National Cemetery on Baltimore Pike, recreated the path that taken in 1863 by members of the college community who accompanied President Abraham

Gettysburg Rocks for Cancer Research

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Over 140 bands at 20 venues, from Gettysburg to Waynesboro to Thomasville, performed rock, country, Irish, acoustic, and other styles of music to raise money for kids with cancer last weekend at this Fall’s “Gettysburg Rocks” festival. The musicians performed for free and the venues provided stages and sound systems. The shows were also free