September 12, 2009
Tracey's Corner, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., a Christian contemporary concert Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. features The Scott Day Band. Bring your lawn chairs. Light refreshments will be available. Bring a nonperishable item for the local food bank.
January 19, 2011
Author John Howard McClellan of Blue Ridge Summit recently released a book on the history of the area movements of Robert E. Lee and his staff following the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg through Pennsylvania and Maryland, including some overlooked landmarks and details of the Battle of Monterey Pass. After the Battle of Monterey Pass, Lee and his army crossed the mountain at Blue Ridge Summit and crossed the Potomac River en route to Virginia, according to a news release. The book, "A River To Cross," is documented by interviews, legend and historical research gathered during the course of McClellan's life.
March 17, 2009
JULY 3, 1950-MARCH 16, 2009 BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Kenneth E. Shilling, 58, of 13113 Pennersville Road, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at his home. Born July 3, 1950, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Braden L. Shilling Sr. and Annie Chitboy Shilling, both of Blue Ridge Summit. He was a 1968 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He was last employed at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital as a pharmacy technician. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He played bass guitar for many years in a local band.
August 27, 2013
Robert "Bob" Edward Tressler, 63, of Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. A graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Germantown Bethel Church of God Cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
September 25, 2011
The mountaintop community of Blue Ridge Summit recently received donated playground equipment to spruce up its park off Charmian Road. Blue Ridge Summit resident Joy Ammerman and her family were considering how to honor her husband's memory when a relative's comment gave her pause. “My daughter-in-law said, 'Where's the playground?'” Ammerman said. Ammerman drove to Lions Club Park and discovered old, metal playground equipment she said was in poor condition. She contacted the Blue Ridge Summit Lions Club about making a donation to replace it in memory of her husband, Bruce.
April 24, 2013
Township police to take part in take-back day BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department will be joining a host of other law enforcement agencies in participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday. Washington Township police will be accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Ride Fire Hall at 13063 Monterey Lane in Blue Ridge Summit. A complete list of Franklin County and Eastern Panhandle agencies hosting similar events was published in Wednesday's paper.
February 3, 2006
John Miller, a Civil War historian, lives on property believed to have been a part of the Battle of Monterey near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Miller and members of the One Mountain Foundation have planned a Civil War church service and social which will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, as part of Civil War Trails Discovery Weekend in Franklin County, Pa. The service, at Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church on Charmian Road off of Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.,...
April 10, 2006
Massage school receives accreditation BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School's Massage Therapy Program was granted accreditation on Oct. 21, 2005, by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation for a period of five years. Synergy will celebrate its 10th year of operation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at its annual open house. For information, call 1-717-794-5778.
May 4, 2010
Clyde A. Perry, 76, of 15388 Summit Farm Road, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at his home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. Burial will be Saturday in Dallas.
August 3, 2012
Anne Drabish Conrad, 94, of Emmitsburg, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Catherine Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. at St. Rita Parish, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, Emmitsburg.