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LUZERNE COUNTY — There are many fine waterfall hikes to take in northeastern Pennsylvania. Some require a high degree of skill and are difficult to reach, while others like Little Shickshinny Creek Falls are moderately challenging, yet just as rewarding, if not more so in the end.

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If we’re to have a faith strong enough to carry us through difficult times, we need to become comfortable with doubt. Faith is not the same as belief. Belief focuses on ideas. Faith, however, is a choice, a lifestyle, a chosen stance. Faith requires investing all we are in something greater …

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If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

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I am embarrassed to admit how much I like it when someone mentions that they read these monthly articles. It especially pleases me when the person mentions some specific fact, tip, or suggestion that they enjoyed or worked into their recycling habits.

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After 15 months of COVID-mandated online presentations, the Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg has been excited to get back on the battlefield. Our summer programming kicked-off with a June 5 field trip to Neill Avenue/aka Lost Avenue, led by Gettysburg legend Dean Shultz.

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Each year on June 6, the world pauses to remember Operation Overlord, which resulted in the assault that has come to be known as the Normandy Invasion. The impact of that stunning Allied success and the part it ultimately played in bringing World War II to an end in the European Theater can …

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The first documented Asian immigrants came to America in the mid-1800s and played a significant role in our rich history. However, that history is fraught with inequity and exclusion. A well-known example of this history is the unfortunate internment of approximately 110,000 Japanese America…

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What’s hot to the touch, sizzling even, but doesn’t smell like the hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill that permeates the air this time of year? E-books and e-audiobooks from the library of course.

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If you are looking for a striking perennial that requires minimal care, Baptisia fulfills that requirement. Baptisia, commonly known as false indigo, is a rugged native plant featuring tall spires of colorful vibrant blue blooms along with attractive blue-green foliage. The botanical name, B…

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Farmland soil is more than just an inanimate object to produce crops. What people don’t usually know is that soil is a living ecosystem that requires care. To take care of this complex ecosystem of soil on farmland we should try to follow the “Four Soil Health Principles” provided by the Nat…

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(Metro) — Father’s Day presents an opportunity for people to honor the special men in their lives. These include not only dads, but father figures and other influential men who offer care and guidance to the people they love.

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Buzz Jones Quintet is slated to perform Sunday, June 27 at 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg Rec Park Amphitheater, 545 Long Lane, according to a Music, Gettysburg! release. The quintet will present a cornucopia of delightful tunes from four masterful composers, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Duke El…

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Did you know that Collaborating For Youth (CFY) offers a week-long, hands-on experiential camp for Adams County youth who have an interest in learning about prevention and making positive change in their communities?

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Homegrown fresh vegetables not only taste better; they are more nutritious. Plus, you can control what products are applied to the plants to control insect pests and disease.

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Farmland soil is more than just an inanimate object to produce crops. What people don’t usually know is that soil is a living ecosystem that requires care. To take care of this complex ecosystem of soil on farmland we should try to follow the “Four Soil Health Principles” provided by the Nat…

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(Metro) — Father’s Day presents an opportunity for people to honor the special men in their lives. These include not only dads, but father figures and other influential men who offer care and guidance to the people they love.

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Buzz Jones Quintet is slated to perform Sunday, June 27 at 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg Rec Park Amphitheater, 545 Long Lane, according to a Music, Gettysburg! release. The quintet will present a cornucopia of delightful tunes from four masterful composers, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Duke El…

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There is an art to partnering with others. Whether it is with community volunteers, businesses or other nonprofits, there are always key points of interest, goals and objectives that vary from our own.

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Did you know that Collaborating For Youth (CFY) offers a week-long, hands-on experiential camp for Adams County youth who have an interest in learning about prevention and making positive change in their communities?

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Community Wellness Connections is a partnership of people and organizations that aims to foster health and well-being in Adams county. We work to connect people across the county with activities and events that support health in four key areas: mind, body, spirit, and community.

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Project Gettysburg Leon (PGL) has worked with artists of Nicaragua over many years, including delegations of artists that have visited Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Area High School and Lincoln Elementary School have permanent works of mural art that testify to the cultural exchange between the…

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County May 20 to May 26.

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I’m just a small-town girl; literally, I was raised where there are more cows than people. I was blessed to grow up in a rural community with spring parades, rodeos and Friday night football; surrounded by farms and ranches, lots of extended family and close friends; and mentored to value ha…

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June is here and with it comes summer, swimming pools, the beach, flip flops, shorts, vacations, fireworks and outdoor activities. It also gets us closer to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Adams County being held Saturday, Aug. 21 this year.

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The Adams County Office for Aging (ACOFA) is excited to provide an update from Housing Coordinator Valery Adams on the new affordable housing program called SHARE (Shared Housing and Resource Exchange.) Thanks to great efforts by Val, interest in the program is growing and the first successf…

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As we prepared for a kayak paddle I mulled putting my cell phone in a plastic pouch so I could take photos. I know how to do that now, but I skipped it. We have been spending time recently going through my mother’s box of slides, and also her parents’ slides. We are picking some to show our …

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June is Effective Communications Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications, because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your loved ones – and you’ll want to…

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I missed my Coda meeting last night. I picked up a respiratory virus of some sort that’s left me tired and listless. Covid 19 was ruled out, thank goodness. I’m trying to be grateful for this interlude of sickness as I drag my way through each day. Gratitude is easy when I am energetic and r…

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A week from tomorrow, on June 19, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County will stage the 30th running of our Spirit of Gettysburg 5K. Since 1991, this race has been a most popular event, and not only locally.

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“The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The firefly (Lampyridae) is hereby selected, designated and adopted as the official insect of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

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In Nomadland, which won Best Picture at the Oscars a few weeks ago, Frances McDormand’s character Fern corrects someone who labels her ‘homeless’: “I’m not homeless,” she says. “I’m just houseless.”

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Not too long ago, some of my colleagues and friends began an editorial conversation in the Gettysburg Times debating the best song of all time. What an incredibly creative way to engage the community in a debate in which all who choose can participate.

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Summer is a valuable time for families for many reasons. It is a time to connect, rejuvenate, rest, play outside, make memories and so much more. Many of us are looking forward to the end of the school year, it has been a year like no other. Summer is usually a more relaxed time; school is n…

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Summertime. Kids are out of school, and oftentimes, find themselves lounging around the house “bored.” Being bored in the summer seems like a common occurrence no matter the generation. What isn’t common however are the things that today’s teens have to deal with. Face it, we will never live…

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Thanks to restrictions on restaurants and bars and guidelines about in-person gatherings, there have been lower rates of driving under the influence (DUI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The question is, will these decreased rates of DUI continue now that the restrictions have been cancelled o…

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Over the past year, many people have spent more time than ever outside. Outdoor spaces have provided the much-needed opportunity to get out of the house and spend quality time with friends and family. At Strawberry Hill, we have seen so many of you taking advantage of our beautiful trails an…

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Seven score and 18 years ago, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, cemented itself as one of the most historically-important sites in the United States. One-hundred-fifty-eight years ago, the rural town of Gettysburg was taken over by three days of ruthless fighting and bloodshed during what many consi…

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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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Being self-employed has some benefits: You get to choose your own hours, you don’t have to count “vacation days” and you’ll never worry about getting downsized. On the other hand, you’re truly on your own – there’s no employer-sponsored retirement plan and no benefits package. So, if you’ve …

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Rising real estate prices are all over the news, with reports of homes selling well above asking prices. A similar phenomenon is happening to farmland and timberland tracts, impacting many farmers and forest products operators. Record high lumber prices are also causing challenges across the…

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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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Now that it seems summer is finally coming, it is not too early to start planning for the South Mountain Fair. Our world is becoming more normal, and with that we find that this year the South Mountain Fair is back.

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Why the YWCA? After retiring from 40 years as an elementary teacher in the Gettysburg Area School District, I had to decide what I would do with all the time that I no longer would fill with lesson plans, correcting papers, district committee work, or after school activities.

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Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF) means your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Over time, conditions such as coronary artery disease or high blood pressure gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently. You can’t re…

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What do summer, hiking, reading, family and fun all have in common? All of these signal the start of the Get Outdoors (GO) Adams program. Entering its fifth year, GO Adams continues to encourage Adams County children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months.

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Economic conditions and price increases pose a challenge to all homeowners, builders, and buyers. Habitat’s local chapter is no exception. Selecting and qualifying a buyer and getting a construction project and application through all the approvals to the construction phase, and then the mov…