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NEWS
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.
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OBITUARIES
January 18, 2011
Mary Louise Benchoff, 79, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Ric Dugan | 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.,...
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 4, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - It may not be the "Thrilla in Manila," the touted fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier some 30 years ago, but professional wrestling fans can see two aging grapplers take on the youngsters Saturday at the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue Hall. Wrestling fans in the Armed Forces in Iraq also can see the matches, dubbed "War on the Mountain," on VCR tapes that Mike Pryor, owner of Mountain Shadows Restaurant in Blue Ridge Summit, will tape and send overseas at the request of relatives and friends of the GIs. As of Thursday, Pryor said he has had requests to send tapes to sons, husbands, nephews and friends fighting in Iraq from a dozen area residents from Hagerstown, Smithsburg, Clear Spring, Hancock, Frederick, Md., Chambersburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa. To request a tape to be sent to Iraq, write to Mike Pryor, P.O. Box 183, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.
NEWS
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.
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