Tri-State briefs

September 02, 2012

9/11 memorial ceremony set for Sunday
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An 11th-anniversary memorial ceremony for Sept. 11, 2001, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the 9/11 Memorial and Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial Park, adjacent to the Letterkenny Chapel on Carbaugh Avenue.
The Franklin County 9/11 Memorial at Letterkenny Army Depot stands as a tribute to all those who died on 9/11. The memorial has artifacts from Ground Zero.
A time of remembrance and reflection will take place at the memorial, and will include a keynote address by William FitzGerald, chief of emergency services for the Borough of Chambersburg. FitzGerald will offer his perspective as a first responder following the attack on the Pentagon.
Completion of the memorial’s Phase II (landscaping and paver installation), along with sponsoring of the U.S. Air Force flag display, will be showcased. Musical selections are scheduled.
The Fallen Heroes of the Mid-Atlantic States “Wall of Heroes” will be on display, and Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 and Chambersburg Fire Department honor guards will present the colors.
The color guard and member cyclists from ABATE of Pennsylvania will conclude a planned trip at the ceremony site to participate in the presentation of the colors.
The public is invited to the event, which will be held rain or shine. If the weather is inclement, the ceremony will be in the adjacent Letterkenny Chapel.

Film “Route 30, Too!” to debut in Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The locally filmed “Route 30, Too!” will debut Saturday and Sunday at Chambersburg’s Capitol Theatre.
Filmmaker John Putch and some of the movie’s cast and crew will be in Chambersburg to participate in a question-and-answer session after the screenings. They will also sign DVDs of the film and its predecessor, “ROUTE 30,” according to a news release.
The Saturday screening will be at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday one is at 3 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office or website at More information about the movie can be found at
Another screening is scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pa.


WVU to host symposium on American chestnut
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Scholars from around the world are set to gather in West Virginia to discuss the health of the American chestnut tree
The fifth International Chestnut Symposium is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown.
Officials said the university has played a role in understanding the tree by bringing together scientists from across the world to discuss research on pests, breeding and genetics, and ecology and reforestation.
The American chestnut was among the most valuable trees in eastern North American forests. It was nearly wiped out in the 1950s in southeastern forests by a fungal disease.

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