April 4, 2012
Garden-fresh cuisine and a farm-to-table philosophy play central roles in Gettysburg Festival's 2012 lineup featuring seven exquisite events ranging from the elegant White House Dinner to the casual Blues, Beer & BBQ. All are designed by former White House Chef Walter Scheib, the festival's artistic director for culinary events. The 5th annual Gettysburg Festival culinary events include: Culinary kickoff event Robert Cray Band and VIP experience, Friday, June 8, at Gettysburg College.
March 21, 2012
A Gettysburg, Pa., man has been charged with causing a traffic accident that critically injured a 16-year-old Boonsboro girl last month, according to police. Charles Henry Thompson, 53, of 1381 Highland Ave., was charged with failure to drive right of center and negligent driving, according to a Boonsboro police news release issued Wednesday. Alexis Jarman was critically injured Feb. 21 when the sport utility vehicle in which she was riding as a passenger collided head-on with a Buick LeSabre being driven by Thompson in the 200 block of Potomac Street in Boonsboro.
March 4, 2012
CW Whitehair and his wife, Rhonda-Lee, have always known they make a great team. The Charles Town, W.Va., couple have been married for 24 years and share several things in common, including their love of books and Civil War history. And while CW was writing 2006's "Sabers and Roses," it was Rhonda-Lee who was reading his pages and offering him advice. "She reads it chapter by chapter and takes her good old time," he said with a laugh. But it wasn't until the couple decided to try a hand at writing a book together that they discovered they were a perfect fit as writing partners, too. The result was 2008's "Northern Fire," which is historical fiction with a touch of romance.
September 15, 2011
Veterans and active duty members of the military squeezed rainwater from their gloves and socks Thursday when they paused in Waynesboro on the Ride 2 Recovery. About 350 bicyclists were participating in the 88-mile leg of the journey that took them from Gettysburg, Pa., to Bedford, Pa. In the "9/11 American Challenge," riders are traveling from the World Trade Center to Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon. The eight-day ride is Daniel Smith's first with the organization. "Riding a bike pulled me out of a really bad place in my life, when I had withdrawn from everybody and everyone.
July 18, 2011
Samuel Wylie Crawford was at Fort Sumter when the first shots of the Civil War were fired, might have saved the day at Gettysburg and later preserved a part of the battlefield where he fought. A physician and attorney, explorer, author and preservationist, the Franklin County, Pa., native is commemorated at Gettysburg with a statue along an avenue bearing his name. Born in 1829 at his family's 300-acre Allandale estate in Greene and Guilford townships, Crawford graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1846 and the university medical school in 1850.
July 14, 2011
Prior to Gettysburg, perhaps just three truly decisive battles had been fought on the North American continent - The British defeat of the French at Quebec in 1759; the 1777 defeat of the British by American forces at Saratoga; and the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847, which secured the United States' victory over Mexico and annexation of the Southwest Territories. While the Civil War would continue for almost two years after North and South clashed at Gettysburg, it was the turning point of the Civil War. The Union rebounded from the slaughter of Chancellorsville two months earlier; Confederate forces were placed on the defensive for the balance of the war and it was the largest battle ever fought on American soil in terms of numbers of combatants, placed at 158,300.
July 9, 2011
"It wasn't the good old days," Joan Knode said. Soldiers who had been injured in the Battle of Gettysburg rode in hard wagons through Williamsport en route to Virginia. It was early July 1863, and the Confederate effort led by Gen. Robert E. Lee had been foiled by the forces of Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade. "Some of the men begged to be thrown off the wagon, to be thrown alongside the road," Knode said. To make matters worse, when Lee's forces arrived in Williamsport, the Potomac River had flooded.
June 23, 2011
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The following local students were named to the dean’s honors list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College: Carly Anders of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., a sophomore Anna Baldasarre of Hagerstown, a first-year student Laura Baldasarre of Hagerstown, a junior Stephanie Black of Mercersburg, Pa., a first-year student Katie Brennan of Boonsboro, a first-year student Jennifer Donoghue of Frederick, Md.,...
April 29, 2011
The 2011 Gettysburg Festival lineup showcases American arts, culture and cuisine through about 75 events during 10 days in June. 2011 headline events include: Straight No Chaser, June 10. Performing hits from the 1950s and 1960s, along with Motown and contemporary pop hits, Straight No Chaser is reinventing a cappella with a signature twist. The Presidents of Mount Rushmore, June 17. Celebrate American history with portrayers...
February 24, 2011
A Gettysburg, Pa., man was in critical condition Thursday night at Meritus Medical Center after his 1995 Saturn became wedged between two tractor-trailers at the intersection of Main and North Miller streets in Fairfield on Wednesday, police said. Eric M. Doyle, 30 was pulling from a stop sign onto Main Street at about 4:10 p.m. when he traveled into the path of a westbound 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer being driven by Paul Hawbaker, 65, of Waynesboro, according to Patrolman Dustin Miller of the Carroll Valley Borough Police Department.