Pennsylvania briefs

September 29, 2008

Free mulch available at Washington Township park

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Free mulch is available for pickup at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area on Mentzer Gap Road.

Since the mulch has not been treated, the Washington (Pa.) Township Supervisors have warned that residents are taking the mulch at their own risk.

Signs direct motorists to the mulch pile. The park is open during daylight hours.

Also, the township will host free household paper shredding from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, behind the municipal offices on South Welty Road.

Land-use classes offered

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Three seminars remain in the land-use series presented this year by the Adams County Partnership for Land Use Education.


On Wednesday, Oct. 22, "greenways and landscapes" will be discussed as the South Mountain Landscape Initiative is explored. "Transportation and land use" will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, Nov. 13, while "open spaces and how to preserve them" will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The public is invited to the free workshops, which all start at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center on Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg. No registration is required.

Dinner theater on tap this weekend in Blue Ridge Summit

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. -- The play "Proof" will be performed in a dinner theater format by the Blue Ridge Theater Guild on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4.

"Proof," by David Auburn, won Tony and Pulitzer Prize awards.

Colleen Lynch, of Thurmont, Md., will play Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician with a mental affliction.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the performances done in conjunction with the One Mountain Foundation. The play at Blue Ridge Fire Hall will feature catering by Mountain Gate Restaurant.

Tickets can be purchased at Flohr True Value Hardware or M&T Bank in Blue Ridge Summit. For more information or tickets, call Alice Humphrey at 717-794-5121.

Payment in advance is required.

National Life Chain groups in Franklin County on Sunday

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Local events will be held on Sunday in conjunction with National Life Chain Sunday 2008, a peaceful public prayer witness.

The event will be held Oct. 5 in more than 1,200 U.S. and Canadian cities and towns, according to a news release.

The news release stated that participants will line local sidewalks while holding signs.'

In Chambersburg, participants can gather near Taco Bell on U.S. 30 about 15 minutes before the 2 to 3 p.m. event. For more information about participating in Chambersburg, call Sherry Cline at 717-404-9732 or e-mail her at

In Waynesboro, signs will be available at St. Andrew Church for the 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. event at the corner of East Main and North Broad streets.

For more information about Waynesboro's event, call Marcia Moyer at 717-762-7421.

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