Pennsylvania briefs

March 21, 2012

Pa. trout-stocking schedules available

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania trout-stocking schedules are available online in preparation for opening day of trout season in April, according to a news release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin.

A total of 736 streams and 121 lakes will be stocked as part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s 2012 adult trout-stocking program. Stocking occurs year-round, though most anglers typically view March as the official start of stocking season.

The fish and boat commission will stock nearly 4 million adult trout in Pennsylvania rivers and streams that are open to the public for fishing. More than 1 million additional trout will be stocked by private contractors across the state.


Opening day for trout season is scheduled for Saturday, April 14. There also will be a regional opening day at the end of March for many southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

Copies of the trout-stocking schedules can be found online at

Hard copies of trout-stocking schedules may be obtained at Kauffman’s offices at 166 S. Main St. in Chambersburg and 9974 Molly Pitcher Highway in Shippensburg.

Chorus, quartet singing in regional competition

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Freedom Valley Chorus and Four of a Kind Quartet of Chambersburg will compete at the Atlantic Bay-Mountain Region 19 Sweet Adelines International annual convention/competition April 20 and 21 at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center.

Quartet and chorus champions will advance to the SAI international competition, where they will compete against regional quartet and chorus champions from around the world.

A “show of champions” at 8 p.m. April 21 will feature this year’s winning quartet, first-place small and midsized choruses, the regional champion chorus and Region 19’s current international quartet medalists.

Region 19 SAI is comprised of choruses from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia.

Freedom Valley’s website is and the Region 19 website is

‘End of Starvation Feast’ set for April 7
WELSH RUN, Pa. — Conococheague Institute will host an “End of Starvation Feast” on Saturday, April 7.

The dinner is based off the year 1755, when the settlers of the area endured a harsh winter.

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Welsh Barrens Visitors Center. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

The menu from Marcel’s Catering Service includes soup, sauerkraut, sauerbraten and fruit chutney.
Tickets cost $35 each.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 717-328-3467.

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