December 5, 2011
1. Community art show The Best Local Art of 2011, including this photo of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park. Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Jan. 4. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com . 2. 'Bad' kids in 'Best Pageant' Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. " 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 10; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets are $5 to $12. Advance reservations recommended.
October 28, 2011
Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) presented its Angel Award on Friday, Oct. 21, to W. Thomas Amick. In theater, usually an "angel" refers to a financial backer, but CCT has broadened this definition to include any individual, business, service group, or organization that has made an exemplary commitment to the advancement and continuity of quality of CCT in the form of monetary donations, artistic contributions, time or talent. Amick began his love of the theater when he had the lead in both his high school junior and senior class plays.
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.
May 18, 2011
'Steel Magnolias' Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias. " 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, May 22. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $15. Call 717-263-0202 or go to www.cctonline.org . '1776' A musical based on the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
April 20, 2011
Come see ‘Inside Job’ To the editor: This past winter, my husband and I drove to Harrisburg to see the movie “Inside Job,” this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary written and directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon. We were so impressed with this movie and its content that we have sponsored one showing in Chambersburg. “Inside Job” will be shown Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. Admission is free.
April 8, 2011
The community is invited to participate in Green Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg. Drop off a variety of recyclables in The Capitol Theatre Center parking lot. Items accepted for recycling include No. 1 and No. 2 plastics; electronic appliances that plug into a wall (no televisions); paper for shredding and recycling; and expired or unwanted medications. After dropping off materials, people are invited to participate in other Green Day activities, such as a recycled art demonstration, a cooking demonstration, an intro yoga class and children’s activities.
February 24, 2011
Capitol Theatre Center's 2010 Be A Star! campaign concluded Jan. 31 just shy of the $125,000 goal, officials announced Thursday. Campaign chairman John Massimilla said in a news release that more than $120,000 in donations was contributed to the campaign. "Though the amount fell short by approximately $5,000, there is a silver lining. The good news is the community showed a strong sense of support once again," Massimilla said. There was a 4 percent increase in the number of donors, according to the release.