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Do, Dine, Stay Getaways for 2017

The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter will host a 5K-9 Run and 1-mile Whisker Walk at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West.  Registration will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., with the run beginning at 6:30.The whisker walk will start at...

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20th Annual Trout Derby, May 6 & 7

Fisherman have been coming to Franklin County for decades. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter both fished the waters of Franklin County because the fishin’ is good. Anglers of all ages are invited to find out what these prestigious anglers knew and catch as...

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Spring into History on April 29!

ALL SITES ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON APRIL 29! Explore sites on your own during Spring into history and traverse centuries of American heritage and culture in Franklin County PA. Take in Native American artifacts. Explore the history and culture of the...

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Fourth Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced nominations in twelve categories for the Fourth Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards to be presented Sunday, May 21, at 5pm on stage at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater.

In addition to trophies, beginning this year, Totem Pole will also award thousands of dollars in college scholarship money. The William M. Moore, Jr. Scholarships of one thousand dollars each will be awarded to the recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Leading Role, and five hundred dollars each to the winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role.

According to Producing Artistic Director, Rowan Joseph, Mr. Moore appeared in Totem Pole’s 1983 production of the play, The Petrified Forest starring Jean Stapleton. Moore and his parents were subscribers for many seasons, and he went on to become a teacher at Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland for forty-three years. In addition to his teaching duties, he directed many student productions of plays and musicals at Linganore High School. Moore was also an actor, director, and founding member of The Fredericktown Players, Inc. “Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family and upon his passing he bequeathed money to the Playhouse which allowed us to establish these ongoing scholarships in his memory,” Joseph said.

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Renfrew Seeks Communities Help with Women Through History Program

Renfrew’s Women Through History program will kick off our 2017 season on April 22 and will consist of displays throughout the Museum House, Summer Kitchen, Visitors Center and the Wagon Shed. Renfrew will also host five seminars and one class highlighting the impact that women had on history with their various jobs and duties during the 1800-1900’s. The program will end on June 30. The seminars and class will be free of charge to the public. read more…

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