February 2, 2012
Linda Boeckman, Capitol Theatre Center manager, announced the winning team of the 2012 Cornhole Tournament. The team, named the Crushing Cousins, was made up of the tournament's youngest player, 14-year-old Drew Betz and his cousin ,Chris Shifler, both from the Chamberbsurg area. They won the $100 top prize. The tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Wood Center on The Capitol Theatre Center, and it raised about $1,000. Boeckman said the tournament sold out, with 32 teams participating.
January 14, 2012
The show will go on for The Capitol Theatre despite failing to reach its annual fundraising goal, theater operations manager Linda Boeckman said Saturday. Boeckman said organizers were $18,000 shy of reaching their Dec. 31, 2011, goal of $100,000. "We did not meet our fundraising goal this year. So we are going to have to find $18,000 for 2012," she said. "We're such a bare bones staff anyway (that) cutting staff is not feasible and cutting hours is not feasible. We're going to need sponsorships for shows.
December 27, 2011
As the year draws to a close, supporters of The Capitol Theatre are trying to raise an additional $20,000. As of Dec. 16, the 2011 Be a Star! Campaign has raised $72,332. But organizers of the 501(c)3 organization hope to reach their goal by Saturday. “We are getting closer,” Ann Wagner, chairwoman of the Capitol Theatre Center Foundation, said Tuesday. “Even if it trickles in to the New Year, we'll still be working on it.” Failure to meet the annual fundraising goal would cause the theater board to re-evaluate its budget and make some cuts, she said.
December 18, 2011
The Hagerstown Municipal Band headlined An All-American Christmas Show on Sunday, playing holiday classics like "Deck the Halls" and "Rudolph" for a full house at The Capitol Theatre. Chambersburg native Robert Eyer Jr. opened the concert with a prelude of organ music. He joined the municipal band for a few songs, too. The organ's pipes are behind panels and obscured from the audience's view. "Sometimes you talk to people who don't realize there is an organ in the theater.
December 12, 2011
Capitol Theatre Center manager Linda Boeckman said the facility has raised $63,334 in its 2011 Be A Star! fundraising campaign. She said $36,666 was still needed by Dec. 31 to reach the campaign goal of $100,000. Donations may be made online or by check. Gifts can also be made online at www.thecapitol theatre.org. Checks can be made payable to Capitol Theatre Center Foundation and mailed to: Capitol Theatre Center, 2011 Be A Star! Campaign, 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA 17201. To schedule an appointment to make a tax-deductible gift, call Boeckman at 717-263-0202, ext. 203.
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.