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Under The Horizon Pottery and Arts Studio, 2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, provides fun, creative, and budget-friendly summer activities. In addition to weekly lessons, summer camps add a new dimensions to summer creative fun. Cost and registration info can be found online at www.underthehorizon.net or by calling 717-752-4593. Places are first-come first-serve basis.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
God will bring order out of chaos
Posted: May 28, 2016

America is at a turning point. In surveying our history as a nation, we have been through transition before. The one thing that has characterized us in going forward has always been our optimism for the future. Our nation was birthed in turmoil and uncertainty. The Civil war almost destroyed us, but the union prevailed. Two world wars came and went and we are still intact. The turbulent 60's, which were very similar in tone with today's political climate, left us to not only survive but thrive in the forty plus years since then.

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Talking to children about finances
Posted: May 28, 2016

If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer - especially when it comes to making smart financial moves.

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What is a trust?
Posted: May 28, 2016

Since the Middle Ages, trusts have been used as a means of having a third party take custody of and care for property at the request of another party. When the Romans would prepare to go off to battle, often for long periods of time, they would "entrust" their property to a friend with the agreement that, upon their return, their property would be transferred back.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Tomato woes part one
Posted: May 27, 2016

Now is the time most vegetable gardeners are getting ready to set out tomato plants or have already done so with protection. In this first of two articles, we will look at some commonly encountered tomato diseases with suggestions for remedy and prevention.

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Traffic stops, Part III
Posted: May 27, 2016

In Parts I and II, we discussed being pulled over for a traffic stop. In Part III, we'll cover what to do and not do once you have been pulled over.

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Evening Garden named Yard of the Month
Posted: May 27, 2016

Yard Spotlight The Gettysburg Garden Club presents the first in an occasional series of Spotlight articles and photos that will each focus on a property with a special uniqueness. This month we are proud to turn that Spotlight on ..an Evening Garden. Gettysburg Garden Club, through its Yard of the Month Committee, chose the Evening Garden landscaping by Gina and Trace McInturff, of 905 Boyd's School Road. The very first thing viewers notice when they drive by this property is how these very talented owner/landscapers marry white flowers to the white trim, while black mulch mirrors the black shutter and front door color, of this light grey home. This, in itself, is beautiful landscaping, but, in the evening, it is alluring in a new way. Even without the classic Evening Garden flowers like gardenia, Formosa Lily, hydrangea, azalea, and rose, at dusk, the silvers, creams, and whites of their carefully-selected flowers begin to glow in the fading light. And, it is then that Gina and Trace enjoy relaxing on their front porch, listening to the owls, and enjoying their garden's white radiance. Gina and Trace, born in McSherrystown and Hanover respectively, met in a Red Cross swim class when she was in eighth grade, and he in high school! They kept in touch through college and later married. In 2012, they and son Payton moved to Gettysburg, from Carroll Valley. Gina, a graphic designer, set about planning sorely needed landscaping, using garden hoses to outline planned mulch beds and spray paint to represent plant placement. Once happy with the results, she went plant shopping for evergreens, perennials, and a few annuals. For her, "Gardening is a peaceful, therapeutic activity that feeds [her] soul." Trace, acting CEO of an accreditation services company, is happy digging her holes and other physical jobs .a labor of love. This lovely evening exhibition begins at the front lamppost and mailbox, where Winter Gem and Emerald Gaiety Boxwoods bookend a white clematis vine; with white Shasta Daisies, white geraniums, white daylilies, and liriope at its feet. Looking toward the house, visitors notice the long, neat bed, sweeping in a gentle wave across the front, before turning the corner at a lovely Kousa dogwood. Anchoring the house to the ground in this bed is a very compatible array of evergreens serving as backdrops: Little Giant arborvitae, Winter Gem boxwood, and Emerald Gaiety euonymus. Near the walkway, more evergreens-----Boxleaf euonymus, Heller's Japanese holly, and a Little Henry sweetspire dance through the middle. The white flowers are the real stars of the show, and from the far corner of this long bed to the front walk, Gina has thoughtfully positioned clusters of happy white daylilies and shasta daisies. She has also added a row of white geraniums and variegated liriope, and another of Victorian White salvia dancing alongside, eventually joining the others. Adjacent to the walk on each side, in addition to the arborvitae, and Boxleaf euonymus standing as ushers ready to greet the visitor, are mirroring rows of white geraniums and vinca, and white salvia; as well as several clusters of white daylilies and Shasta daisies. While across the walk, a little bird's nest evergreen rests quietly among the salvia. Gina has finished this corner with a black-painted water fountain now filled with White Wave petunias spilling over like water. Planters by the front door, on the porch, and at the garage corners, star more White Wave petunias, white geraniums, white bacopa, white euphorbia, and sweet potato vines (green or purple), with purple coleus and purple ornamental grass for a surprise pop of color. This Evening Garden continues at the right side of the house. At the front corner a lovely bed grounded with large stone slabs, steps the visitor down through this neatly tended area, past a Graham Blandy boxwood; several Heller's Japanese hollies and ornamental grasses; clumps of white day lilies, white geraniums and variegated liriope; with white portulaca, and sedum as a groundcover among the stones. Farther from the front, the colors become brighter with double orange and Stella d'oro daylilies, purple verbena, and Golden Mop cypress, leading toward a white crape myrtle, which ties nicely to the white in the front. It is obvious that Trace and Gina love their well-thought-out and well-cared for landscaping, including soaker hoses in the mulched beds, which help with time management. They are quick to say that their biggest success is "Any good space!" When asked what advice she would give someone about design ideas, Gina says to "Go with what appeals to you, in terms of color and texture; go on-line to Pinterest, Houzz, and Google, and look at other properties for ideas." What would she tell someone asking for plant advice? She replied, "Go for ease of care; read plant tags; know each plant's needs: water, sun/shade, and soil type; and plant for future space needs." Both Gina and Trace emphasized the importance of knowing a plant's mature size, and planting with that in mind; "Don't overplant; don't crowd!" When landscaping a bare yard, Gina suggests first making a plan by collecting magazine pictures you like, building ideas from online/friends/other people; analyzing the area to be planted, and trying to visualize it. For someone with big dreams but a small purse, her answer is to start with perennials, talk to friends, and switch/split/share plants. What they would like people to learn from them is to, "Experiment/try different things and Google!" But perhaps the best piece of wisdom from Gina and Trace is that "Landscaping is like a puzzle. All the pieces must fall into place, borders/edges line up, and colors not mismatched, all the pieces must fit together." Note: Gina and Trace are also very generously sharing their landscape design diagram with the gardening community. Please go to www.gettysburggardenclub.com to view their plan. Also, the accompanying photo, though taken last summer, reflects a property that will soon show beautifully again.

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51st summer reading program
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Adams County Library System (ACLS) has provided a summer reading program to the youth of Adams County since 1965. This year is no exception, the summer reading program will be offered to children, teens and adults at each of the six library branches. Registration begins on May 30. In addition to the year round story times offered for our youngest readers, special programs for all ages will be presented. Everyone is welcome to participate in these events; all are offered free of charge.

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Lots of Spirit helps YW
Posted: May 27, 2016

"WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO! WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW 'BOUT YOU?"

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Monday 05/30/2016
Bookkeeper sentenced for stealing from ex-'SNL' cast member
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 4:01 pm

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A bookkeeper who stole $234,500 from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo has been sentenced in New Jersey to three years in prison.

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Glass House to host more arts, outreach programs on grounds
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 4:01 pm

The museum that operates the Glass House, the internationally known modernist landmark designed by architect Philip Johnson, is moving to expand arts programming and the fundraisers its hosts on the building grounds in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raised
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 2:01 pm

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern artworks, the prime minister said Monday.

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Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland event
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 12:04 pm

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has decided to follow medical advice and skip upcoming commemorations to mark the Battle of Jutland.

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Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 11:02 am

MADRID (AP) — It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.

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Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 7:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.

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Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 12:01 pm

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States.

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Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 9:02 am

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece's famous sirtaki dance.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 10:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.

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New York City's storied Four Seasons restaurant relocating
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 10:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant considered by many to be New York City's original power lunch spot has found a new location.

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Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.

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Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 4:05 pm

MADRID (AP) — Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.

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Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 12:06 pm

ROME (AP) — Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.

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Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 9:02 am

NANCHANG, China (AP) — China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.

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DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 5:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.

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Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:04 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

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Friday 05/27/2016
The Latest: Bratton says comments not about all in hip hop
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a multiple shooting at a hip-hop concert (all times local):

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Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 9:26 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.

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'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:03 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

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