Monthly Archives: February 2012

Littlestown parents helping teacher’s family

At a recent Littlestown Area School District meeting, a parent mentioned something that really stuck with me. You only hear about the bad news, this parent said. And maybe there is some truth about that. Certainly what I reported on … Continue reading

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On great fields something stays

This has to be the most obvious post that will ever grace the Around Adams blog. What to do in Adams County, you ask? Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield. Wait, wait, don’t give up on me yet. Here’s why I bring … Continue reading

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Date night with a 120-year-old painting

Tired of staying home on Saturday night? Gettysburg battlefield officials are encouraging the public to spend an evening with one of the country’s most famousĀ  paintings. The two-hour program will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. and includes … Continue reading

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Life is a metaphor for baseball

I had a creative-writing professorĀ  who was sick of reading about baseball. In retrospect, I don’t really blame her. It seems like most of us wrote about baseball at some point that semester, prompting her to put a ban on … Continue reading

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Congrats to dog from somewhere in Adams (or York) County

If every dog has its day, then Tuesday was most definitely a day that belonged to Malachy, a locally owned 4-year-old male Pekingese who took Best in Show honors at the esteemed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And as we … Continue reading

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Casino a loser from the start

I wrote this column last spring when the casino proposal was officially defeated. I still feel this way and, oh, how I wish I were right. — Marc Charisse   When it comes to lost causes, the Gettysburg casino is … Continue reading

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New Oxford hoping to honor fallen emergency responders

Monday night was the first New Oxford Borough Council meeting since Brandon Little, a volunteer firefighter with United Hook & Ladder Fire Company, was killed. And as council members chatted about the tragedy, and how they sent flowers, cards and … Continue reading

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Have a hoot at Full Moon Owl Prowl

Owls will take center stage next week at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. The Fairfield nature preserve will hold its Full Moon Owl Prowl on Feb. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event costs $5 for members, $7 for … Continue reading

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