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By DON AINES | April 21, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA.-A statue honoring the founding family of Chambersburg could be in place for this fall's AppleFest if the Chambersburg Borough Council agrees to cosign an unsecured loan for the project. The statue, depicting founder Benjamin Chambers welcoming home son James and grandson Benjamin following their six-year absence during the Revolutionary War, will be placed in Fort Chambers Park and unveiled Oct. 20 for AppleFest, said Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. and co-chairman of the Founding Family Memorial Statue Committee.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | October 16, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three members of the original founding family of Chambersburg "attended" AppleFest 2005 on Saturday. A statue-in-progress of founder Benjamin Chambers, his son and grandson stood in a prominent place beside the fountain on Center Square. When completed, the life-size Founding Fathers Memorial Statue will become the centerpiece of Fort Chambers Park on the Falling Spring site of Benjamin Chambers' original settlement, sculptor Wayne Hyde said.
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September 25, 2012
If you believe chocolate is to die for, then Death by Chocolate is for you. The annual fundraiser for the Franklin County Historical Society will return to the east yard of the Old Jail, 175 E. King St., from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20. For the first time, it will be held on AppleFest Saturday, when the main streets of downtown Chambersburg will be lined with food and craft vendors. Tastings at the Old Jail will be paired with ice cream, dessert, specialty teas and other culinary delights.
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October 9, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively. Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 22, 2010
AppleFest fundraiser Dottie Gruhler is holding a campaign fundraiser with an apple theme. Gruhler, a Washington County Board of Education candidate, will hold AppleFest on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Ronnie and Heidi Penwell at 23307 Angela Court in Smithsburg. There will be home-baked apple desserts, gourmet candied apples, warm caramel apple cider and mock green apple martinis. Tickets are $20 apiece at the door. RSVP at jennifer@dottiegruhler.
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By DON AINES | April 20, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A statue honoring the founding family of Chambersburg could be in place for this fall's AppleFest if the Chambersburg Borough Council agrees to cosign an unsecured loan for the project. The statue, depicting founder Benjamin Chambers welcoming home son James and grandson Benjamin following their six-year absence during the Revolutionary War, will be placed in Fort Chambers Park and unveiled Oct. 20 for AppleFest, said Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. and co-chairman of the Founding Family Memorial Statue Committee.
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October 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Young artists inspired by Chambersburg Reads' theme of "Northwest Wilderness Adventures" created art in downtown Chambersburg on Oct. 11. Area students in grades 6 to 12 painted The Capitol Theatre Center's windows in time for AppleFest on Oct. 18. Chambersburg Reads is a collaboration of nonprofit groups promoting reading and literacy throughout the community. Every two years, a theme is selected, and events are planned with the purpose of encouraging reading.
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By DON AINES | October 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The banks of the Conococheague will never be mistaken for the Rive Gauche, and Chambersburg will not be confused with Paris, but sipping a glass of wine at a sidewalk cafe could become legal in the future. This week, the Borough Council considered amending its alcoholic beverages and public vending ordinances to allow people to imbibe at sidewalk cafes and during certain outdoor festivals. The measure will be the subject of a public hearing at the Nov. 17 council meeting.
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July 5, 2013
Pa. church group donates to parent support group McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The New Beginnings Youth Group of the Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg recently made a $200 donation to the newly formed parent support group POWER, which stands for Parents Offering Wisdom Education & Release. The support group was started by a local counselor, Suzanne Reed, who works with those with addictions in Fulton and Franklin counties. The goal of the group is to support and educate families and the community about the issues and problems that occur when dealing with addicts and their recovery programs, according to a news release.
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October 8, 2009
Program to highlight Franklin Co. link to World Series CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively. Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
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July 5, 2013
Pa. church group donates to parent support group McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The New Beginnings Youth Group of the Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg recently made a $200 donation to the newly formed parent support group POWER, which stands for Parents Offering Wisdom Education & Release. The support group was started by a local counselor, Suzanne Reed, who works with those with addictions in Fulton and Franklin counties. The goal of the group is to support and educate families and the community about the issues and problems that occur when dealing with addicts and their recovery programs, according to a news release.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 20, 2012
Thousands of eager festival-goers flocked Saturday to Chambersburg to sample the tasty treats and handmade crafts at the annual AppleFest. The festival, sponsored by the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg, featured hundreds of craft and food vendors lined along North and South Main streets and Lincoln Way. Organizers estimate that between 15,000 and 18,000 people attend the event each year. Apples took center stage at the festival, and definitely were a hit with 18-month-old Ethan Elbertson of Shippensburg, Pa. It was love at first bite for the toddler as he chewed on a caramel apple purchased from Olympia Candy Kitchen in Chambersburg.
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September 25, 2012
If you believe chocolate is to die for, then Death by Chocolate is for you. The annual fundraiser for the Franklin County Historical Society will return to the east yard of the Old Jail, 175 E. King St., from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20. For the first time, it will be held on AppleFest Saturday, when the main streets of downtown Chambersburg will be lined with food and craft vendors. Tastings at the Old Jail will be paired with ice cream, dessert, specialty teas and other culinary delights.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 22, 2010
AppleFest fundraiser Dottie Gruhler is holding a campaign fundraiser with an apple theme. Gruhler, a Washington County Board of Education candidate, will hold AppleFest on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Ronnie and Heidi Penwell at 23307 Angela Court in Smithsburg. There will be home-baked apple desserts, gourmet candied apples, warm caramel apple cider and mock green apple martinis. Tickets are $20 apiece at the door. RSVP at jennifer@dottiegruhler.
NEWS
October 9, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively. Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
NEWS
October 8, 2009
Program to highlight Franklin Co. link to World Series CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively. Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The banks of the Conococheague will never be mistaken for the Rive Gauche, and Chambersburg will not be confused with Paris, but sipping a glass of wine at a sidewalk cafe could become legal in the future. This week, the Borough Council considered amending its alcoholic beverages and public vending ordinances to allow people to imbibe at sidewalk cafes and during certain outdoor festivals. The measure will be the subject of a public hearing at the Nov. 17 council meeting.
NEWS
October 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Young artists inspired by Chambersburg Reads' theme of "Northwest Wilderness Adventures" created art in downtown Chambersburg on Oct. 11. Area students in grades 6 to 12 painted The Capitol Theatre Center's windows in time for AppleFest on Oct. 18. Chambersburg Reads is a collaboration of nonprofit groups promoting reading and literacy throughout the community. Every two years, a theme is selected, and events are planned with the purpose of encouraging reading.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | October 21, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Designed as a way to bring the community together and celebrate south-central Pennsylvania's apple crop, the Chambersburg AppleFest drew 10,000 people downtown Saturday, according to Jenn Daley, special events coordinator for the downtown business council. "The purpose is to create a community festival and to help people feel connected with the downtown and feel a sense of community," Daley said. The dedication of the founding family memorial statue and the "AppleFest Idol" contest were major attractions, Daley said.
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