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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 1, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The weather looks good, knock on wood, or ice as should be the case this weekend with Chambersburg's fifth IceFest. As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service was calling for temperatures to reach as high as 35 with chances of snow during the four-day event that begins today. That's a better outlook than last year when warm temperatures and rain damaged the ice sculptures on display in downtown Chambersburg, said Theresa Bachman-Myers, executive director for the Council for the Arts.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2013
The sidewalks of downtown Chambersburg were so crowded at Saturday's 11th annual IceFest that people had to wait their turn to pass on the sidewalk. Carrie Hartman of Chambersburg waited patiently in line to take a photograph of her sons sitting on the giant “Ice Throne,” one of 70 ice sculptures on Main Street. “They love coming to IceFest,” Hartman said of her sons, Chase Kuykendall and Carter. Hartman's parents, Daryl and Doris Hartman, came along on the chilly adventure.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | February 3, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One way of estimating the crowd enjoying Chambersburg's IceFest '03 Saturday was by the comments of one merchant who said he counted 50 people who walked by his front door in 10 minutes time. Beth Luka of the Chambersburg Area Council of the Arts, who with Downtown Chambersburg Inc. planned the three-day event which ended Saturday, said it turned out to be a success. "It got people out and moving in the middle of winter," she said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2013
The 11th annual IceFest ended late Sunday afternoon, but visitors to the town in the next couple days may glimpse the 70 ice sculptures that are the weekend event's backbone. The ice sculptures, except for the slide, will remain as long as weather conditions leave them intact, then borough crews will remove the pieces, according to Penny Shaul, chairwoman of the festival's organizing committee. The sculptures were well photographed as thousands of people descended on the downtown starting Thursday evening.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 29, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ernie DiMartino's sculptures draw crowds. But his work is not the stuff of ongoing museum exhibitions. It would melt. DiMartino, 54, of Greensburg, Pa., sculpts ice. His father founded the DiMartino Ice Company 41 years ago. Ernie DiMartino worked part time in the bagged ice business for years. When he was laid off from his full-time job in automobile manufacturing, he began taking college courses in business and art. "I needed a way to make a living.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | February 7, 2006
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ice sculptures, chili, Civil War films, and seminars and walking tours of several Franklin County towns all made the area's Pennsylvania Civil War Trails: Prelude to Gettysburg a success last weekend. Held Friday through Sunday, the event commemorated local occurrences of significance during the Civil War. The Discovery Weekend, held in conjunction with Ice Fest 2006, began in downtown Chambersburg and extended throughout the four other Civil War communities in Franklin County, Pa.: Waynesboro, Greencastle, Mercersburg and Shippensburg.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 30, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Attendees of the third annual IceFest in downtown Chambersburg could not only stroll around town to see more than 60 ice sculptures, they could sample the food and the musical talent of the area. Saturday afternoon in the lobby of the Capitol Theatre, several local food vendors handed out samples of their products, followed by a performance by local music and dance groups in the historic theater. The Chambersburg Community Theater presented Cumberland Valley Sampler's "A Salute to Food," with performers such as CAKE 5, Chambersburg Area Senior High School's cheerleaders, Guilford Station and King Street Church Ensemble.
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January 29, 2009
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by STACEY DANZUSO | September 27, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Some Chambersburg business officials are hoping it gets cold this winter. Really cold. "I'm hoping it's close to zero degrees," said Paul Cullinane, executive director of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. That's because Downtown Chambersburg and the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts are planning an ice festival for the last few days of January, and frigid temperatures are a must. While the groups are still hammering out the details, they plan to line Main Street from Memorial Square to West Washington Street with 14 ice sculptures during a four-day period at the end of January and into February, Cullinane said.
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by DON AINES | February 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stirring the exploding kernels vigorously with a wooden paddle, Harlan Hanson produced about 36 gallons of his Kettle Korn in just two minutes, and about one minute later made his first sale at the fifth annual Chambersburg IceFest. "Seems like it grows every year," said the Sarver, Pa., vendor, who has been to every festival since its inception. "Two years ago when it was really cold, it was our best year. " Cold is what the sponsors - Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the Downtown Business Council and the Council for the Arts - want for the next three days.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2013
The 11th annual IceFest ended late Sunday afternoon, but visitors to the town in the next couple days may glimpse the 70 ice sculptures that are the weekend event's backbone. The ice sculptures, except for the slide, will remain as long as weather conditions leave them intact, then borough crews will remove the pieces, according to Penny Shaul, chairwoman of the festival's organizing committee. The sculptures were well photographed as thousands of people descended on the downtown starting Thursday evening.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2013
The sidewalks of downtown Chambersburg were so crowded at Saturday's 11th annual IceFest that people had to wait their turn to pass on the sidewalk. Carrie Hartman of Chambersburg waited patiently in line to take a photograph of her sons sitting on the giant “Ice Throne,” one of 70 ice sculptures on Main Street. “They love coming to IceFest,” Hartman said of her sons, Chase Kuykendall and Carter. Hartman's parents, Daryl and Doris Hartman, came along on the chilly adventure.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
Bone-chilling cold returned to the area just in time for the first day of IceFest in downtown Chambersburg on Thursday night. Following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the square, IceFest kicked off its four-day winter festival with live ice sculpture carving. “This is just a wonderful event. It is a real jewel in the crown of the county as far as tourism ... it's really gratifying that it's become one of the main events of the year and that it brings so many folks to the county and offers so much to the residents of the county,” David S. Keller, chairman of the Franklin County Commissioners said following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | January 30, 2013
They are beautiful works of art. But you won't find them in a museum. And forget about displaying them in your house. As soon as the temperature begins to rise, they'll disappear. But attend any outdoor winter festival and you're bound to see a chunk of frozen water being transformed into glistening masterpieces - some with amazing dimension and detail. When the 11th annual IceFest is held tonight through Sunday, Feb. 3, in Chambersburg, ice sculptures will be front and center, lining downtown streets.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 28, 2012
Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Chambersburg on Saturday to admire and photograph the more than 70 ice sculptures on display at IceFest. But it's been a tough week for the festival's main attraction - ice. First, rain forced Thursday's carving activities to be postponed. Then, Saturday's unseasonably warm temperatures disfigured some of the ice masterpieces. But most of the passers-by seemed unfazed that many of the ice sculptures had lost their original brilliance.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
Punt and party Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals battle to see who gets to wear the ring at Super Bowl XLIII. Game starts at 6 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Not interested in the game? There's always the commercials. Blowin' in the wind The Last Waltz Ensemble members say they're not trying to recapture Bob Dylan and The Band's sound, but the feeling. They're coming to the Maryland Theatre Saturday. Read the story. 'Luck be a lady tonight' You'll love it "A Bushel and a Peck.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 29, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ernie DiMartino's sculptures draw crowds. But his work is not the stuff of ongoing museum exhibitions. It would melt. DiMartino, 54, of Greensburg, Pa., sculpts ice. His father founded the DiMartino Ice Company 41 years ago. Ernie DiMartino worked part time in the bagged ice business for years. When he was laid off from his full-time job in automobile manufacturing, he began taking college courses in business and art. "I needed a way to make a living.
NEWS
by DON AINES | February 6, 2007
Single-digit temperatures accompanied by a wind chill factor below zero was filling up the Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter in Chambersburg, Pa., Monday night as people sought refuge from bone-chilling conditions. The National Weather Service in State College, Pa., was calling for temperatures of about 1 degree this morning in Franklin County with the wind chill factor between -7 and -15 degrees. A wind chill advisory has been issued for much of the state. At the Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter at 195 Loudon St., 14 men and four women sought shelter from the freezing conditions Sunday night, said Tom Newcomer, president of the shelter's executive committee.
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by DON AINES | February 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stirring the exploding kernels vigorously with a wooden paddle, Harlan Hanson produced about 36 gallons of his Kettle Korn in just two minutes, and about one minute later made his first sale at the fifth annual Chambersburg IceFest. "Seems like it grows every year," said the Sarver, Pa., vendor, who has been to every festival since its inception. "Two years ago when it was really cold, it was our best year. " Cold is what the sponsors - Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the Downtown Business Council and the Council for the Arts - want for the next three days.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 1, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The weather looks good, knock on wood, or ice as should be the case this weekend with Chambersburg's fifth IceFest. As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service was calling for temperatures to reach as high as 35 with chances of snow during the four-day event that begins today. That's a better outlook than last year when warm temperatures and rain damaged the ice sculptures on display in downtown Chambersburg, said Theresa Bachman-Myers, executive director for the Council for the Arts.
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