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Gettysburg College eases mask requirements

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

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Adams Commissioners approve vaccine incentive and violence-awareness proclamations

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Tell your friendsOn a split vote the Adams County Commissioners voted to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the county and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, District Council 89, (AFSMCE) regarding the County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive. The incentive states in part that “in an effort to reduce the public …

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Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

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

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Gettysburg Athletics Leads It’s On Us Campaign

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Tell your friendsGeneral 10/8/2021 4:03:00 PM Gettysburg College’s It’s On Us campaign jumped out of the gates with a roar thanks to the support and engagement of each varsity athletic team on campus. More than 1,000 students and staff across Gettysburg’s campus signed the It’s On Us Pledge to prevent sexual assault. The majority of those signatures came …

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Pennsylvania liquor store clerk sues former union over dues

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

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Pennsylvania House approves voucher expansion for economically disadvantaged schools

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

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Gettysburg Fire Department holds open house; seeks volunteers

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

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

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

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Annual Halloween Costume Party with the Adams County Arts Council

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

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New Oxford Harvest Hunt Kicks Off on Saturday, October 9

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

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

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

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Pennsylvania not immune to national school bus driver shortage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Organization Spotlight: Gettysburg Nature Alliance connects habitat with heritage

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

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Grand Opening: Children of Gettysburg 1863

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

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Savas Beatie Authors/Readers Gather at Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsThe leading trade publisher of Civil War and other military history books, Savas Beatie, sponsored their 3rd Gettysburg Meetup from August 12-15. The meetup gave a chance for approximately 200 Civil War enthusiasts to meet at least 20 Savas Beatie authors in informal settings, attend battlefield tours, hear author presentations and panel discussions …

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Gettysburg proposes $27 million 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan including major street and storm water repairs and a splash pad at the rec park

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Tell your friendsSaying it was a “mouthdropping number,” Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable outlined a $26.77 million plan to improve and maintain the borough’s infrastructure over the next five years. Gable said funds would come from a variety of organizations but that a major source was expected to be grants. The goal of Capital Improvement …

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Destination Weddings Abound in Adams

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Tell your friendsAdams 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 “Adams County is built for tourism, so we are fully equipped for people to come from all over the place to explore the battlefields, the history …

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New battlefield walking tour series

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Historical Society is excited to announce three special “Battle Walks” that will take place later this year! Here’s more: August 21st: “We Ought to Have Held the Place Easily”: Barlow’s Knoll (aka Blocher’s Knoll) on July 1, 1863Led by James Hessler and Eric LindbladeOn the afternoon of July 1, 1863, …

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HGAC Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County: Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Tell your friendsTravel back in time and enjoy this rare opportunity to visit inside seven historic barns near Gettysburg.  The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) presents the “Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County” on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The Tour starts at the historic Round Barn near …

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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Summer Season of Living History, August 2021

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Tell your friendsTicketholders at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2021 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., through Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. In July 1863, George …

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Lomas Center Civil War Museum opens in Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsIn Gettysburg, where much of the tourist infrastructure is aging, it is a very welcome event when a brand new, first-rate, historic attraction opens. The Lomas Center museum, located at 50 Mayor Alley, behind the Farnsworth House promises to become a significant stop on the circuit for history-minded visitors. A private museum operated …

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Eisenhower Home reopens and ranger-guided programs resume

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Tell your friendsEisenhower National Historic Site is pleased to announce the resumption of on-site public programming for the summer on Monday, July 12 with a series of ranger-guided programs. Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume on Friday, July 23. Ranger-guided programs will offer visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the Eisenhower …

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Gettysburg Bike Week turns 20 and keeps growing

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Bike Week  celebrated its  20th anniversary rally, cancelled last year because of COVID, at the Allstar Events Complex on Emmittsburg Rd. on Thursday through Sunday. “We had to wait an extra year to celebrate our 20th,” said event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Last year was a nightmare for everyone, but to see the …

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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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Fifty things to do in Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsYou’re here for a visit? Congratulations – it’s a great town and a great county. There are tons of fun adventures, from escape rooms to art galleries. I’m sure you already have some plans — but here are 50 choices of great things to do in Gettysburg – have you missed any of …

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2021 summer and battle anniversary ranger programs announced

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Tell your friendsGettysburg National Military Park is pleased to announce Ranger walks, talks, and hikes have resumed, as of Saturday, June 12. These interpretive programs will offer visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit …

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George Spangler Farm and Field Hospital will open its summer season Friday June 11

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Tell your friendsTicketholders at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2021 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on the Battle Anniversary, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Friday, June 11 through …

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Omni-partial: My experience at a recent local protest

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Tell your friends“Tell me what you believe!” a bearded man in jeans and windbreaker laughingly demanded. Standing in the too-cold rain, I wasn’t prepared to tell him what I believed about the issue at hand. One, I wasn’t sure. Two, I wasn’t there to give my opinion. I was there to be omni-partial. April 9th …

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Discover South Mountain announces the launch of DiscoverSouthMountain.com

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Tell your friendsAn exciting new initiative launched in April 2021 – Discover South Mountain is an online guide to all that is happening in the South Mountain region, a 70-mile stretch and little-known extension of the Blue Ridge Mountain range – it covers parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Discover South Mountain will keep …

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GNMP will Enforce its Ban on Competitive Events Beginning in January * What Hours is the Park Open?

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Tell your friendsAfter receiving extensive comments from the public, the Gettysburg National Military Park has indicated it will begin enforcing its existing ban on competitive events, including cycle and running races, on park roads.   The news is a blow to local nonprofits that have used the park to hold charitable events for many years. …

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GNP Visitor Center Returns to Normal Daily Hours for Visitors

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, home of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, announces new hours of operation throughout the summer starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center had offered visitors reduced hours since reopening its doors June 25, …

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Business Profile: Adams County Winery

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Tell your friendsLocated 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. …

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Gettysburg Foundation Names New President

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Tell your friendsThe Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation has appointed Wayne E. Motts as the Foundation’s new president to lead the operations of the national preservation and education organization.  The Gettysburg Foundation owns and operates the LEED Gold-certified Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park …

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Sen. Doug Mastriano Endangers Local Businesses

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Tell your friendsI write books that sell to tourists. Like everyone else, last year was a “survive until next year”year. I plan to sell several thousand copies this year – if it’s recovery year. But to do that, thetourists have to come. And looking around the area and reading all the literature, I believe theonly …

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Majestic Theater Announces Spring Curbside Popcorn Sales

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Tell your friendsGettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will offer “majestically” delicious popcorn for purchase under the marquee at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg on First Fridays this spring. “Our curbside popcorn stand was so popular last fall that customers have been clamoring for a re-run.  And you know why?  Scientific research shows good movie popcorn is the …

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New 3D Tours of Five Park Buildings Now Available

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Tell your friendsGettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site have launched new 3D tours of five of the park’s historic buildings. These tours provide a new and unprecedented level of access to iconic structures on the Gettysburg battlefield and the Eisenhower farm. Whether you use your home computer, smartphone or virtual reality headset; …

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How to Park in Downtown Gettysburg

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Tell your friends Both tourists and locals have to park in Gettysburg.  It’s definitely worth visiting and shopping downtown, so don’t let parking deter you. Downtown is the best part of Gettysburg and it’s easy to park. I’ve lived here for 30 years and I rarely have trouble parking. But realize you might need to …

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