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Master Gardeners: Sold out

CHAMBERSBURG -- This year's Master Gardeners plant sale started promptly at 9 a.m. but gardening enthusiasts arrived early.

Mom Brings Son to Visit Hospital Staff That Saved His Life

Christina Schultz and her husband knew something wasn’t right with their two-month-old, Sammy, the morning of Oct. 9, 2018.

Chambersburg Hospital Gets Top Grade for Safety

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of a tick. Pennsylvania is ranked number one in reported cases of Lyme disease in the US for the 8th year running.

Visitors Bureau Photo Contest

The buds of spring are popping into leaves, so, grab a camera and enter your best shots. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is seeking a shot of the new 11/30 Visitors Center for the cover of its 2019-2020 Franklin County Visitors Guide.

Spicy Peach Mango Salsa Recipe

This amazing mix of chunky mangos, peaches, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, in a blend of lime juice, cilantro, and brown sugar is the ultimate treat for serving at a get together with family and friends, or enjoy every bite for yourself.

Hellcats Revenge 2: Deadman’s Hand

Writer, Director, and Producer Len Kabasinski has chosen the home of the Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny as a location for his next feature film, “Hellcats Revenge 2: Deadman's Hand.”

Classic Movie Series Returns to Downtown Waynesboro

Now showing: classic movie series in the restored Waynesboro Theatre. Located in the community’s historic downtown, the movies are open to all ages.

Rotten Eggs and Essays: Ready for Another Contest?

Requirements for this months Essay Contest. Meet the winners of April's contest: Tina Diehl 1st, Deborah Ragno 2nd, and Laura Ellis, 3rd.

Volunteers Collect Trash From Streets, Parks

Volunteers came together for the Keep Greencastle Green event, organized by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, collecting about two dozen large 30-gallon bags of refuse from Greencastle streets and parks.

Chefs Walk 2019 Brings Great Food and Music

CHAMBERSBURG -- It's that time of year again! Time for First Friday celebrations, farmers markets and summer festivals, all celebrated downtown.

First Friday Includes an Arts Festival

The Downtown Business Council (DBC) and Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present First Friday: Taste of the Arts on Friday, May 3rd from 5-8pm.

Weekend Events Include Tractor Pull, Earth Day Activities

Hundreds of area residents were out and about Saturday to bask in beautiful spring weather and take in a variety of activities, including Earth Day celebrations.

Kohl Pilgrim gets 2019 Margaret Weeks Scholarship for Vocal Performance

This year's Margaret Weeks scholarship recipient is a native of Chambersburg and a Junior at Chambersburg Area Senior High School with big dreams for the future.

Introducing the Croquette of Monte Cristo

The Croquette of Monte Cristo is a potato croquette stuffed with ham, cheese, onions, cabbage and mushrooms then coated in a breading and fried to crisp perfection.

It Was a Great Day for the Chicken ‘N Stuff Village

This year’s 56th annual Rotary Club fundraiser took a village of helpers to get all the cooking, serving, packaging of take out meals and cleanup finished — a 12-hour or longer day for some.

Uncle Phil’s Cheesesteak Sandwich

When the craving for a juicy, savory and drippy Philly Cheesesteak, hold off on driving all the way to Philadelphia for one. There are is another option when it comes to biting into a roll stuffed with thin-sliced, sauteed rib eye and melted cheese.

2019 Easter Drawing Winners

We received 86 entries into our 2019 Easter Egg hunt contest. A random generator selected 3 winners.

Cleanup event planned in Greencastle

The Great American Cleanup of PA is a program of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. It is held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.

Spring, Sunshine and Easter Egg Hunts

At many of the events children could interact with adult sized Easter bunnies. At some, organizations like libraries set up information booths with kid-oriented freebies.

FC Free Press 🐰 Easter Egg Hunt

That's right folks, it's another Easter Egg Hunt, with a twist. Don't worry you won't have to leave your chair to participate in this hunt.

Moe’s Beer Can Chicken

This master recipe for beer-can chicken is a showstopper that will dazzle your family and friends. - - Spice...

Poster Contest Open to TSD Students

Winning posters will be used in this year’s fair advertising, posters, and Tshirts.

2019 Annual Appeal for the Franklin County Library System

County Commissioners have proclaimed April 7-13 Franklin County Public Library Week. The FCLS mission is, “To create learning opportunities that lead to personal discovery, growth, and enjoyment.”

Mario & Luigi’s 5 Cheese Macaroni Casserole

Bring the whole family to the table with this incredible 5 cheese macaroni casserole. It's perfect for parties, banquets and family reunions.

How Handel wrote ‘Messiah’ topic of Evening Talk

Exploring the story of George Frideric Handel's personal situation, which caused him to write "Messiah" during financial "last chance" desperation in Ireland in 1742.

G-A Chamber plans Saturdays in the Square

Sponsored by Meritus Health, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce announces Saturdays in the Square to be held on the third Saturdays of May through September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in and around the Square in Greencastle.

DEP to Track Ticks as Part of Study

The Department of Environmental Protection is beginning a five-year environmental surveillance of ticks to assess the risk of tickborne illnesses across Pennsylvania.

Chambersburg to Rehab Tennis Courts

Memorial Park and Henninger courts will be refurbished this summer at a cost of $355,780. Both are heavily used and in serious disrepair.

Call for Entries: Franklin County Art Alliance 48th Annual Exhibition

The largest art exhibition to be held annually in Franklin County, the Alliance show regularly features over 300 watercolors, oils, pastels, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures, by more than 80 area artists.

Aunt Mable’s Rhubarb Pie

This buttery homemade crust and tangy-sweet filling makes Aunt Mable's Rhubarb Pie absolutely delicious!

Square 1 Chambersburg Reviewed

Square 1 is a Latin and Caribbean restaurant. The ambient atmosphere and the fact that we were seated close to the big fish tank that is part of the reception station was relaxing.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Glazed)

There's no need for the Muffin Man when you've got a formula that's as simple and foolproof as this recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.

Butterball Recalls Turkey Products Due to Salmonella Contamination

Butterball recalls approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that have been contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, the U.S.

Slow Cooker Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich

This slow cooker Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich is perfect meal for a busy weeknight, game day meals or entertaining.

King Richard’s Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Even if you’ve never visited England, you can make this traditional Pub fare at home. While cod or haddock tends to be the fish of choice in England, any large-flake white fish will do.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program (FTLP) provides partner organizations fishing rods, reels and equipped tackle boxes. The partners loan this equipment to individuals or groups, enabling them to enjoy fishing without having to buy gear themselves. The PFBC purchases the equipment directly from manufacturers at discount pricing.

Baked Mozzarella Tomato Chicken on Cheesy Pasta with Sweet Carrots

A pan-seared chicken, smothered and baked in a mozzarella tomato sauce. Served on a plate of cheesy and pasta with glazed carrots on the side.

2019 Pennsylvania Trout Season

Since late February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has been busy stocking waterways with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout. And with approximately 3.2 million adult trout stocked in lakes and creeks, along with more than 10,000 miles of wild trout waters, anglers will have plenty of opportunities to catch a stocked or wild trout.

G-A Chamber seeks vendors

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce invites artisans, hand-crafters, fresh flowers, produce and food vendors to register for “3rd Saturdays in the Square” to be held May through September in and around the Greencastle Square.
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