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Last 3rd Saturday Celebration of the Season This Month

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend September’s 3rd Saturday in the Square, sponsored by Meritus Health, on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tomorrow’s First Friday Goes To The Dogs

Downtown Chambersburg celebrates Fido’s First Friday tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. Many downtown merchants and restaurants will have extended hours and specials for the evening.

Comedian Shawn Felipe to Perform at Penn State Mont Alto

As a multi-ethnic, stand-up comedian, Felipe believes comedy is derived from real life and tries to find humor in various situations. He helps others see the humor in even the toughest of struggles encountered in life.

Waynesboro’s First Buskers Day: Celebrating Music and Musicians

Mainstreet Waynesboro is bringing music to the streets on Saturday, Sept. 14 with its first Buskers Day. A busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations, or just to share their talents.

Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy Was Biggest so Far

Organizers of the 8th annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy expected this year’s event to be a little bigger than last year’s. The popular event has grown every year, after all.

Stories on the Mountain: Tales of Spirits and History

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to explore South Mountain in Stories of the Mountain Tour.

Rode the Peanut Circuit? Got Photos? FC Historical Society Wants You!

The Franklin County Historical Society will host an event, the Cruisin’ the Peanut Circuit on September 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. at The Old Jail, 175 East King Street.

‘Perfect Night’: Backlot Blast Draws Big Crowd

It was a perfect night for a Backlot Blast. The weather was good with a nice summer breeze. The food was great and the craft beer offering cold.

Donovan Yaukey to Compete for Title at International DJ Conference

Local party Disc Jockey Donovan Yaukey is once again a top 12 Finalist for “DJ Entertainer of the Year” at the International Disc Jockey Conference.

‘Fabulous’ Turnout for Cars, Cops and Coffee Event

Leslye Granja DeSantis, of Cars & Coffee Southern Pennsylvania, called turnout for Saturday's Cars, Cops and Coffee event "fabulous."

National Night Out Puts Neighbors, Police Together for Night of Fun,...

Lock your doors turn on your outside lights and spend the evening outside with friends, family, police and emergency services personnel.

Old Home Week Brings Crowds to Downtown Greencastle

The Square in downtown Greencastle was packed Saturday for a ribbon-cutting and celebration that kicked off Old Home Week.

Totem Pole’s Largest Production Ever Opens Tonight at Caledonia Playhouse

This month, Totem Pole Playhouse will offer the largest production ever staged at the historic 69-year-old playhouse.

Chambersburg Community Theatre Auditioning for Christmas Show

The Chambersburg Community Theater is calling all actors and actresses to audition for this years Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical.

21+ Backlot Bash to Feature Music

In the backlot at the Capitol Theatre Center is the place to be on Saturday afternoon. That's when the new 2019 edition of the 21+ Backlot Blast happens.

2ND Annual Pride Franklin County Slated for August

Last year’s inaugural Pride Franklin County hosted more than 1,000 people from the region at Wilson College. Food trucks sold out and the kegs were kicked. The event organizers plan on a larger crowd for the second year.

Shippensburg Little Miss, Fair Queen to be Chosen Monday

Community fairs and festivals just seem to go with summer, from carnivals sponsored by local fire companies and community associations to larger agricultural-based community and county fairs.

Catch a Bit of Fun Friday Night With Cabaret-Style Show

The third offering in Totem Pole Playhouse’s new Friday Fun Nights series will feature Barbi McCulloch’s cabaret-style show, Always Find a Song.

A Cappella & Unplugged Semi-Finalists

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to view the semi-finalists of A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 on Facebook

Chambersburg Police Greet Public at Farmers Market

Visitors to the downtown Farmer's Market will have a chance to interact with Chambersburg Police Department officers today.

Week-Long ChambersFest Starts Saturday

It's time for ChambersFest, one of the biggest summer festivals in the region. Thousands are expected for the annual event that begins Saturday morning and ends with a massive light show the following weekend.

Totem Pole Preview Performances of ‘Souvenir’ This Weekend

Totem Pole Playhouse opens its third production in its new summer subscription series, Souvenir by Stephen Temperley, this weekend.

52nd Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days

Over 100 crafters, merchants, food vendors and community groups will be on hand for the 52nd Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days this weekend.

Celebrating America’s Birthday With Fireworks and Parties

Events from concerts, a Firecracker Scramble, carnival activities, games, food and swimming parties to a flag retirement ceremony and of course fireworks, will coincide with the country’s official birthday, Thursday, July 4.

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ Opens This Weekend

The hugely popular Bluegrass Gospel stage musical was first presented during the 1997 season and was so successful it returned again the next year in 1998.

Franklin County Fair Offers Fun-Filled Week

The Franklin County Fair can date all the way back to 1854 when it was considered the Franklin County Agricultural Fair and was organized by the Agricultural Society of Franklin County.

Getting Ready for a Cappella & Unplugged

Organizers have expanded their talent search this year for the annual A Cappella & Unplugged competition that precedes the reenactment of the Confederate burning of Chambersburg during the Civil War.

Downtown ‘Geek’ Festival Drew Crowd

A sizable crowd turned out for the First Annual Geek Fest Saturday - some curious about the colorful characters participating and others into the ‘geek’ culture.

Totem Pole Playhouse: Shear Madness

Shear Madness opens Totem Pole Playhouse‘s new 2019 five-play subscription season with the first preview performance on May 31.

Totem Pole Playhouse 5-Show Summer Subscription Series

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced a major change in its programming format starting this summer. A new 5-show summer subscription series at the Totem Pole

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.

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.

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.

Check it out: Free spring concert by Shippensburg Town Band

The Shippensburg Town Band will partner with some of the community's best young musicians to present a free concert in March.


From Thursday, January 31 until Feb. 3, enjoy the 80 ice sculptures! These lit sculptures break up the winter blues with chilly fun for everyone. Catch a glimpse of the master carvers of DiMartino Ice sculpting blocks of ice into works of art, take a chilly ride on the carved ice slide, shake it up at the Snowfall Ball, watch as local community members are dunked during the Polar Dunk Plunge and taste test chili at the famous Chili Cook-off.
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