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While you’re working, you may be contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA), which can provide a tax-advantaged way to save for your future. So, is it ever a good idea to tap into your IRA before you retire?

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Each holiday season a difficult choice confronts shoppers: celebrate with a real tree or an artificial tree? Nathan Meiser, AgChoice loan officer who has worked in the forest products industry for many years, shares why a real Christmas tree is the natural choice.

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Rev. Linda Summers of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Biglerville will lead the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Apple Bin restaurant, state Route 234 west of Biglerville.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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You can tell yourself that you will be diligent and stubborn, and strong this holiday season. But when family and friends are gathered over the coming days and weeks and you’re wrapped up and into the spirit of the season, willpower can easily fall away.

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We are feeling grateful at the United Way as we look back on all that was accomplished this year, thanks to our volunteers and supporters. Without the support of volunteers and the community, our programs would not happen.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, many of us have gone through our attics and basements to purge unwanted items; these items range from your dad’s old comics, a television, and great-grandma’s moth eaten dresses, to a safe where you discovered dozens and dozens of pictures of your…

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Cold weather can be a painful time of the year for seniors who are dealing with arthritis. The winter months bring cold temperatures and changes in the barometric pressure which have both been proven to have an impact on joints. In research conducted at Tufts University, scientists were able…

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Results from the most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey administered to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic showed that more than 2 million of middle and high schoolers used e-cigs in the last year. The data highlighted the fact that flavored e-cigs are very popular with kids. Brands more…

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Recently, my grandson, Joey who is 16 years of age, became deeply interested in Route 83 and its origins and length and I must say I did not have all the answers.

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Tis the season to expand your joy, have fun and take a class at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center. Devoting time for a creative outlet will help to improve your sense of well-being, decrease stress, and increase your joy while preparing for the holidays. Gift yourself or buy a gift certificat…

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as Giving Tuesday, when people are encouraged to donate to charitable organizations. If you’d like to take part in this special day, you’ll want to maximize the effectiveness and benefits of your charitable gifts.

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On a blustery but beautiful Nov. 19, approximately 1,000 individuals gathered in Gettysburg National Cemetery for the 158th commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the dedication of the national cemetery.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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For those of you who follow this column, you know that I am writing to the church, the sons of God. It is imperative that we adjust in our response to our changing times. As the church, we have two choices as we face a turbulent and transitory future. We can choose to react in our own logic,…

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Did you know financial education has been linked to lower debt levels, greater savings, and higher credit scores as children mature into adulthood? Parents are the primary influence on a child’s future financial well-being because they have many occasions to communicate information, set powe…

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Recently, my grandson, Joey who is 16 years of age, became deeply interested in Route 83 and its origins and length and I must say I did not have all the answers.

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Tis the season to expand your joy, have fun and take a class at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center. Devoting time for a creative outlet will help to improve your sense of well-being, decrease stress, and increase your joy while preparing for the holidays. Gift yourself or buy a gift certificat…

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as Giving Tuesday, when people are encouraged to donate to charitable organizations. If you’d like to take part in this special day, you’ll want to maximize the effectiveness and benefits of your charitable gifts.

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On a blustery but beautiful Nov. 19, approximately 1,000 individuals gathered in Gettysburg National Cemetery for the 158th commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the dedication of the national cemetery.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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For those of you who follow this column, you know that I am writing to the church, the sons of God. It is imperative that we adjust in our response to our changing times. As the church, we have two choices as we face a turbulent and transitory future. We can choose to react in our own logic,…

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Did you know financial education has been linked to lower debt levels, greater savings, and higher credit scores as children mature into adulthood? Parents are the primary influence on a child’s future financial well-being because they have many occasions to communicate information, set powe…

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It’s the holiday season. “Happy Holiday” from “The Andy Williams Christmas Album” is playing in the back of my mind while I write this article.

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If you read this paper regularly, you may have seen some articles written by my wonderful wife, Jamie LeVee, over at the United Way here in Gettysburg. If you are lucky, you may have even had the pleasure of meeting Jamie at one of the local events or out and about in the community. If you a…

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In a year full of challenges and hardships, searching for blessings is not only a welcome change of focus, but has been documented as also being helpful for our mental well-being. In an April 2015 article in Psychology Today, Amy Morin documents “7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude…

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In the past three years, Adams County has reported 1,128 cases of child abuse. The county’s expenditures average $2.5 million per year for protective services and investigations. The COVID impact on children is not yet known due to isolation and remote learning; when children have possibly b…

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First, congratulations to the Adams County commissioners for creating a Broadband Task Force. The past two years have certainly shown us how important a strong internet connection is for everyone.

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We were blown away by the generosity at this year’s Giving Spree. Donors gave more than three million dollars to support the work of 94 local nonprofits. Wow!

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On a chilly, bright blue first Saturday in November, I was at the Soldiers National Cemetery wondering on the whereabouts of Private George B. Fogler. My wife and I had very recently traveled through New England. Just over the Maine state line, we were eating lunch from a Kennebunk lobster t…

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I attend church as much for the social interaction as for any religious inspiration I might experience. But what distinction, if any, actually exists between the sacred and the secular? Isn’t everything in life connected? Doesn’t that phrase “balance of nature” refer to the complex network o…

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When you and your life partner work together to achieve your important long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement lifestyle, the experience can be greatly rewarding. However, your success will require commitment and discipline. So, what steps should you take along the way?

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is next week and holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah are on the horizon. This time of year, is meant to be a joyous time to be spent with plenty of food and surrounded by family.

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I’ve always been interested in learning a new language. In high school I took four years of Spanish, and looking back now, I do regret that I didn’t stick with it. That’s why I’m very happy the Adams County Library System subscribes to Mango Language. From the comfort of my home, I have acce…

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Trees are awesome, aren’t they? They foretell the coming warmth of spring with greenery; provide plentiful shade and cooling in the heat of summer; give us a kaleidoscope of colors in the autumn; and beautiful icicle sculptures in the frigid winter. Some of the best benefits of trees, though…

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Winter will be here soon with cold temperatures, ice on the roadways and short daylight. Fear not. You can turn to indoor riding with a bike trainer to keep your fitness up and your weight down. Bike trainers are tripod-like stands that allow you to pedal your own bike while remaining statio…

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The most important word in the name of Pennsylvania’s first, largest and finest community college is “community.” HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is a gem. Our five campuses and their unique qualities are what makes HACC so impactful to Central Pennsylvania.

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From everyone here at the Adams County Farmers Market, I would like to wish readers a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with warm smiles, fun festivities, and tons of great food (locally sourced, ideally). We at the Adams County Farmers Market have a lot to be thankful for this year, and I want…

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All too often it’s easy to gripe about stuff. Looking back on the past 10-20 months, any one of us could easily write a long list of grievances about changes in our lives. When times are hard, like they have been for over a year now, it’s easy to be so overwhelmed that we don’t even bother t…

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Hello, stargazers. The premier sky event this month is a partial lunar eclipse, visible across the USA, that occurs in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 (the night of Nov. 18-19). Most of the time we don’t think much about the shadow of the earth.

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Yesterday was a take care of me day. Not, in a go to the spa, soak in the bathtub, or get my hair done, take care of me day That’s waiting in the wings. First on that list will be getting a new perm.

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As more and more of us come back out of our homes, we once again address concerns we shared before the pandemic. One of them is a special concern for our veterans, who are at a higher risk for suicide than other professions. In the VA, programs are being worked out to help prevent veteran su…

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On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. If you’ve recently separated or retired from the military, or you will be leaving soon, you can be proud of the service you’ve provided to your country. But once you’re a veteran, away from the structure and imp…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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The YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County are pleased to announce we have been awarded a grant to implement two Pre-K Counts classrooms for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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‘Tis the season for new books. There are so many new books coming out this fall that even the speediest of readers might not be able to keep up. Here are some highlights from the library’s adult fiction collection.

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Mediation is used in cases where partners, spouses, or businesses are splitting up. Mediation Services of Adams County (MSAC) knows how effective mediation is in these cases. We also can see how mediation can be effective for people who want to stay together.