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NEWS
February 13, 2002
Chambersburg council reallocates funds By STACEY DANZUSO chbbureau@innernet.net CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council went along with a recommendation Tuesday to reallocate most of $80,000 in grant money to make downtown sidewalks handicapped-accessible and continue the historic preservation of the Capitol Theatre. Last month, 10 groups asked for more than four times the available funding for various projects. Council reallocated the money from the 1997 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant awards because the original recipient, Building Our Pride in Chambersburg, will be unable to use it before the June 3 deadline.
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NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 28, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Who was on first, What covered second and I-Don't-Know played third base, yet everyone who came to the plate for Saturday's "Salute to Sports & Recreation" at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg batted a thousand with the almost packed house. "I think (the show) is terrific," said Robert Frey of Chambersburg, catching his breath at intermission. "This is more fun than watching a professional production. " The show interactively saluted some of America's favorite sports and pastimes with song, dance, humor and games.
NEWS
January 21, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Judith Wolfe, new managing director of the Capitol Theatre, said Tuesday that her challenge will be to turn the old theater into a central point of a revitalized downtown Chambersburg. "This job gives me the opportunity to draw upon all of my skills and experience and on my commitment to historic preservation," Wolfe said. The Capitol, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Feb. 3, will become home to local arts organizations as a major community arts center, Wolfe said.
NEWS
March 16, 2001
Downtown group IDs 3 top Chambersburg projects By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg An organization helping to drive downtown revitalization efforts in Chambersburg outlined its top projects for the borough, although one is facing serious obstacles. At a semi-annual meeting Thursday evening, Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., identified the "big three" as continuing work on the Capitol Theatre, the Village on the Falling Spring and renovations of the Heritage Center.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | January 30, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A chili cook-off will put some heat into Chambersburg's IceFest 2004. Sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the second annual outdoor festival starts today and runs through Sunday, Feb. 1, along Main Street in downtown Chambersburg. Visitors can watch ice artist Ernie DiMartino and his crew from Jeannette, Pa., carve sculptures from massive blocks of ice, take sleigh rides through the downtown area, attend the Missoula Children's Theatre's performances of "Red Riding Hood" and cast their votes for the best pot of chili.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2013
1. How about a concert, 'Little Darlin"? The Diamonds will perform their hits from the '50s and '60s at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Net proceeds will benefit The Capitol Theatre. Call 717-263-0202 or go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org . 2. Musical 'Night at the Movies' Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents "A Night at the Movies with the Music of John Williams," 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S Potomac St, downtown Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 19, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the 1930s, when Walter Ward, manager of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg, wanted to promote an especially big or important movie coming to his theater, he would ask Harry "Rip" Rossman to paint a poster to advertise the film. The posters, which usually carried a likeness of the main actors and actresses plus an illustration or two on what the movie was about, were mounted in glass-fronted cases attached to several downtown buildings.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2011
It's not Disney World or Washington, D.C., but Franklin County, Pa., has raked in its share of tourism dollars. In 2007, more than $390 million was spent on travel in Franklin County, according to a Global Insight study. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau broke off from the larger Hershey/Harrisburg Visitors Bureau in 2005 and launched its website in 2007. "We were often thought of as a bedroom community for the Gettysburg experience, the Hershey experience, even the Lancaster experience," said Janet Pollard, director of tourism for the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.
NEWS
September 29, 2006
Blue Oyster Cult The rock band, which performed the songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' For You," will perform. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets are $45. Call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . Model train display Displays include HO- and O-scale model railroads, locomotives and cabooses. Artifacts and photos also are on display. Today through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd.
NEWS
By TERI JOHNSON | May 28, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer see the enlargement A tribute to dad and country Suzie Rowles' and Pete Schaffnit's concert Saturday will be a fitting tribute to their late father. Veterans who still can wear their uniform will be admitted free to the patriotic performance at Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. Other veterans can attend for half price. --cont. from front page-- Their father, Oscar Jacoby Schaffnit, served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War I and received a Purple Heart.
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