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September 12, 1997
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Presbyterian Church on Memorial Square in Chambersburg. Use the 4C Lincoln Way West entrance. The purpose of this semi-annual event is to summarize the first three years of downtown revitalization efforts by Downtown Chambersburg Inc. The presentation will focus on the mission of Downtown Chambersburg Inc., accomplishments and plans for the future. The public is invited to attend.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
"The Great Race," America's premier old car rally, is coming to Chambersburg for lunch today, bringing a variety of antique automobiles to  Memorial Square. Live music and other festivities in the square will welcome the trucks, Hot Rods and other classics as they begin arriving in the heart of Franklin County shortly after noon. Cars will arrive each minute for an hour and a half and will remain parked around the square to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the automobiles, according to a news release.
NEWS
December 23, 2009
Photos from bygone days in Chambersburg calendar CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Photos of Chambersburg from the early 1900s are featured in a 2010 calendar that celebrates the community's history. The calendar is available at the Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, and costs $12.95 plus tax. The photos are from the collection of Chambersburg resident Mike Marotte III, a volunteer at the Heritage Center. The cover photo features trolley cars on Lincoln Way East in 1914.
NEWS
November 22, 2012
If you've seen 11/30 magnets on cars in Franklin County, you might wonder what the numbers mean. The numbers represent Routes 11 and 30, two historic highways that intersect in the heart of Chambersburg. Downtown leaders are branding Chambersburg as the Crossroads of the Country because of its unique location at the intersection of these two major highways, and they are scheduling numerous events on Nov. 30 (11/30) to spread awareness of the 11/30 concept, first introduced by Chambersburg businessman Michael Kalathas, according to a news release from the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 10, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg's summertime megafestival, ChambersFest, returns this week. Activities are scheduled mostly around weekends starting Saturday, July 12, through Sunday, July 27. Chambersburg Mayor Pete Lagiovane speak at the opening ceremony Friday, July 18, at Memorial Square. A one-mile race is scheduled July 12. Held the third Saturday of July, ChambersFest celebrates Chambersburg's rebirth after it was burned down during the Civil War. Focal points are Saturday's Celebrate the Arts at Old Market Day -- when hundreds of food and craft vendors descend upon downtown Chambersburg -- and the Pet Parade, an any-pet-goes contest set for Monday, July 21, at Wilson College.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Road rally scheduled Sunday in Pa. By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Participants in a road rally this Sunday can learn about Franklin County history while helping Habitat for Humanity raise money for affordable housing. "This is an activity that's designed for the entire family," said Alice Meloy of Doylesburg, Pa., an organizer of the rally. "The rally will give family members a chance to discover hidden aspects of our county's history and geography while enjoying the fall season," she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A half-dozen people offered comments Monday about the nativity scene removed from Memorial Square in late November after the Chambersburg Borough Council voted unanimously to ban displays there. The council's meeting Monday evening was its first since the controversial decision. Borough resident Robert Wall questioned why citizens weren't given an opportunity to vote or weigh in on the matter. "Why wasn't it tabled until council could notify citizens?"
NEWS
June 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Teams of professional and amateur cyclists from eight countries and across the United States will pedal their way through downtown Chambersburg today during Stage 3 of the 2008 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania. About 20 six-member teams will be leaving Camp Hill, Pa., at 10 a.m. on the 104-mile leg that ends in Bedford, Pa. The entire 420-mile tour event, which began Tuesday in Philadelphia, is expected to conclude Sunday in Pittsburgh. Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso of the Chambersburg Police Department said the cyclists are expected to be coming through Chambersburg down U.S. 11 and then west on U.S. 30 at Memorial Square between 11:30 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police will be escorting the cyclists with a rolling roadblock and borough police will be assisting by regulating traffic at several intersections in town, she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 6, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A pair of Chambersburg-area residents on Friday evening will be signing the book they co-authored. "Images of America: Franklin County" went on sale at the end of November and will be available during the autograph session from 5 to 8 p.m. at the former Chambersburg Trust on Memorial Square. Proceeds from the signing, with books priced at $19.99 before tax, benefit the Heritage Center. The book - comparable to ones published on the Waynesboro and Greencastle-Antrim communities - features photographs and documents from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
NEWS
BY STACEY DANZUSO | May 3, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About three years ago, Ginger Peterson wanted to take her children to a National Day of Prayer event, but she found nothing that was "kid-friendly. " "I thought the next year I would do something for kids," she said. In the meantime, she moved from Lancaster, Pa., to Chambersburg and pulled a few friends together to establish an event to coincide with the National Day of Prayer. Peterson and other women who make up the Mother's Prompting Children to Pray Committee and the Christian Emphasis Committee of the Chambersburg YMCA held their third annual event Thursday.
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November 22, 2012
If you've seen 11/30 magnets on cars in Franklin County, you might wonder what the numbers mean. The numbers represent Routes 11 and 30, two historic highways that intersect in the heart of Chambersburg. Downtown leaders are branding Chambersburg as the Crossroads of the Country because of its unique location at the intersection of these two major highways, and they are scheduling numerous events on Nov. 30 (11/30) to spread awareness of the 11/30 concept, first introduced by Chambersburg businessman Michael Kalathas, according to a news release from the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 18, 2011
Alana Mowen was getting ready for work on Sept. 11, 2001, when the unthinkable flashed across her television screen. "I just remember my heart sinking and all the people trying to come up with ideas of what was going on. I just remember thinking, 'Oh, God, this is the worst thing that I have ever seen in my lifetime,'" said Mowen, branch manager at Sovereign Bank in downtown Chambersburg. For Mowen and three other bank employees, the memories flooded back and work came to a standstill Thursday as hundreds of motorcyclists participating in the 2011 America's 9/11 Ride rumbled through downtown Chambersburg to cheers and applause from onlookers.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2011
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race motored into Chambersburg on Tuesday as hundreds of local car buffs waved them into the historic downtown and they received a personal greeting from Ben Franklin. Memorial Square in Chambersburg was transformed to a bygone era as more than 55 of the Great Race antique automobiles parked around the square. The race, featuring cars from 1911 to 1969, began Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn., and will end Friday in Bennington, Vt. Scott Hershberger of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau was pleasantly surprised by the large crowd that came out to greet the antique car rally.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
"The Great Race," America's premier old car rally, is coming to Chambersburg for lunch today, bringing a variety of antique automobiles to  Memorial Square. Live music and other festivities in the square will welcome the trucks, Hot Rods and other classics as they begin arriving in the heart of Franklin County shortly after noon. Cars will arrive each minute for an hour and a half and will remain parked around the square to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the automobiles, according to a news release.
NEWS
December 23, 2009
Photos from bygone days in Chambersburg calendar CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Photos of Chambersburg from the early 1900s are featured in a 2010 calendar that celebrates the community's history. The calendar is available at the Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, and costs $12.95 plus tax. The photos are from the collection of Chambersburg resident Mike Marotte III, a volunteer at the Heritage Center. The cover photo features trolley cars on Lincoln Way East in 1914.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A half-dozen people offered comments Monday about the nativity scene removed from Memorial Square in late November after the Chambersburg Borough Council voted unanimously to ban displays there. The council's meeting Monday evening was its first since the controversial decision. Borough resident Robert Wall questioned why citizens weren't given an opportunity to vote or weigh in on the matter. "Why wasn't it tabled until council could notify citizens?"
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 10, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg's summertime megafestival, ChambersFest, returns this week. Activities are scheduled mostly around weekends starting Saturday, July 12, through Sunday, July 27. Chambersburg Mayor Pete Lagiovane speak at the opening ceremony Friday, July 18, at Memorial Square. A one-mile race is scheduled July 12. Held the third Saturday of July, ChambersFest celebrates Chambersburg's rebirth after it was burned down during the Civil War. Focal points are Saturday's Celebrate the Arts at Old Market Day -- when hundreds of food and craft vendors descend upon downtown Chambersburg -- and the Pet Parade, an any-pet-goes contest set for Monday, July 21, at Wilson College.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Teams of professional and amateur cyclists from eight countries and across the United States will pedal their way through downtown Chambersburg today during Stage 3 of the 2008 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania. About 20 six-member teams will be leaving Camp Hill, Pa., at 10 a.m. on the 104-mile leg that ends in Bedford, Pa. The entire 420-mile tour event, which began Tuesday in Philadelphia, is expected to conclude Sunday in Pittsburgh. Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso of the Chambersburg Police Department said the cyclists are expected to be coming through Chambersburg down U.S. 11 and then west on U.S. 30 at Memorial Square between 11:30 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police will be escorting the cyclists with a rolling roadblock and borough police will be assisting by regulating traffic at several intersections in town, she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 6, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A pair of Chambersburg-area residents on Friday evening will be signing the book they co-authored. "Images of America: Franklin County" went on sale at the end of November and will be available during the autograph session from 5 to 8 p.m. at the former Chambersburg Trust on Memorial Square. Proceeds from the signing, with books priced at $19.99 before tax, benefit the Heritage Center. The book - comparable to ones published on the Waynesboro and Greencastle-Antrim communities - features photographs and documents from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER/Staff Correspondent | July 23, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Standing behind the rhetoric of peace, Alison Melotti-Cormack of Chambersburg held a firm vigil with a sign that read, "Peace, a way of life. " Across the street, Bob Cooper of Chambersburg stood behind the rhetoric of accountability, with a sign that read, "Bush-Cheney are war criminals. " Melotti-Cormack, Cooper and three other residents of Chambersburg gathered Saturday at Memorial Square to promote peace and protest war at a rally hosted by the Franklin County Peace Network.
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