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Renfrew Museum & Park featured on ABC27

  The most recent addition to ABC27’s “Lets Go Places” segment, which explores places to visit in the nearby area, is Waynesboro’s Renfrew Museum & Park! During the segment, parts of the museum and park featured include the Fahnestock Barn, the Nicodemus  home including artifacts and clothing and the summer kitchen. Visitors can learn more about the sites by taking a virtual tour through QR codes located throughout the property. “Sometimes we just need to slow down a little bit and relax and enjoy things and that’s what we hope people feel when they visit here,” said Dade Royer, executive director of the Renfrew Museum and Park. Click here to view the video:

Small Business Saturday in Franklin County

Franklin County communities are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, an event held the day after Black Friday that celebrates locally-owned businesses and supports communities. On Saturday, November 28, the communities of Chambersburg, Mercersburg, Waynesboro and Greencastle will be holding different events and specials in coordination with the event. Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will give more than $2,000 away in downtown dollars to shoppers who present a receipt for $25 or more dated November 28, 2015 from a Downtown Chambersburg business. Visitors can shop downtown all day during this time and many businesses will have one-day specials. Listed below are some of the specials from Franklin County businesses on November 28:   Bistro 71 71 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-261-0007 SALE/SPECIAL: 10% off all appetizers   C6 Gallery 675 Mower Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 717-387-2174 Open Saturday 1pm to 4pm SALE/SPECIAL: Open house event with paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, stained glass, holiday wreaths and more! Cafe d’italia 9 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-262-4364 Open Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. SALE/SPECIAL: $2 off entire bill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Central PA Wireless- Boost Mobile 166 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 717-504-8394 SALE/SPECIAL: 50% off cases and accessories through the end of the year   Crown Vetch Cottage 27 South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, PA 17225 717-729-6434 Open Saturday 9am to 3pm SALE/SPECIAL: Items in the store will be 25% off with 15% off of vintage and rustic furniture in the store.   The Doh-Nuh T Company 108 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-496-4121 Open Saturday 7 am to 2pm SALE/SPECIAL: $1 off any dozen...

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum!

The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is holding “Christmas at the Pass” to celebrate the holiday season. “Christmas at the Pass” will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will be located at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum located at 14325 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.  This event is free and is open to the public.  We encourage you to bring the whole family! Activities include children’s craft corner, Christmas storytelling, Victorian Era Christmas music, refreshments, and the history of Santa Claus.  Our museum will be decorated in Victorian Era fashion of Christmas.  Outside the museum, on the park grounds, there will be living history vignettes of Civil War soldiers.  Be sure to talk with them about what it was like to be away from home and at war during Christmas!  New this year is our fruit press, come try your hand and pressing apples to make cider, and for your efforts enjoy a nice mug of warm cider by the fire.  We look forward to sharing our Victorian Christmas with you! All outdoor activities will be moved indoors in the event of rain.  In the event of snow or ice, please check our facebook page to determine if the event will still be held. The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is a tax-exempt [501c3], non-stock corporation with a focus to promote and support educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the preservation and interpretation of lands with a historical significance of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, to include...

CELTIC WOMAN – “Home for Christmas, the Symphony Tour,”

CELTIC WOMAN – “Home for Christmas, the Symphony Tour,” Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $95, $89, $79 & $69 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at Multi-platinum Irish music sensation, Celtic Woman, returns to North America for its fifth annual holiday Symphony Tour. The festive tradition will kick off in Newport News, Virginia on December 1st.   Visit for the most current itinerary and ticket information.   Presenting a one of a kind concert experience showcasing four gifted Irish women- three stunning vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist, Celtic Woman will perform their timeless Christmas songs accompanied by the stirring instruments of a full symphony orchestra. The “Home for Christmas, the Symphony Tour” features music from the all-female music ensemble’s holiday releases; the platinum-selling A Christmas Celebration and Home For Christmas CD and live concert DVD, Home for Christmas: Live from Dublin.  Fans can expect to hear vibrant live renditions of such favorites as “Silent Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Joy To The World.” Named Celtic Woman in order to represent the essence of a Celtic female performer, the lineup of performers has evolved in the years since the group’s inception, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has remained consistent. Prior to the Symphony dates, Celtic Woman traveled to Australia in September, North America in October and across the UK in November as it continues its very successful 10th Anniversary World Tour....

Destination ARTS! Performances and Events for November 12 – 15, 2015

Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50,  42 West ARTS Co-Op, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery.  All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated. Thursday, November 12 Gallery 50 is planning a preview of three new shows celebrating the Holiday/Winter season, starting Thursday, November 12, 1:00 -4:00 pm. Over 80 new pieces of art are being featured.  The west window gallery theme is “Winter White”, and the east window gallery will present “It’s a Wonderful Still Life”.  The main gallery will showcase “Fins, Feathers and Fur,” featuring artist, Carol Wilks and her animal paintings rendered in pastel.  Friday, November 13 Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. Dearest Home will perform from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Gallery 50.   This will also mark the official U.S. CD release of Back to Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Folk Songs from the Bayard Collection:Volume 1. The album was released in Great Britain when Dearest Home performed at festivals there in July and August.  Expressive vocals with rich, next-of-kin harmonies interweave with sprightly dance tunes, as Dearest Home recreates traditional American–Appalachian music, especially from the Samuel Bayard Folk Song Collection (PA and WV), and from the US Civil War era.  They also  love to sing songs from Jean Ritchie and the Carter Family, as well as related pieces from...

Greencastle Christmas Tree Lighting Nov 20 6-8:30pm

Come celebrate with us as we light the Christmas Tree for 2015! Pre-Ceremony activities start at 6 with Verstandig Broadcasting. Popcorn, bells, cookies and hot chocolate will be available courtesy of Antrim Way Honda, The Exchange Club and Coldwell Banker. Visit for more information. Round our the evening by taking a stroll through town and enjoying the window displays courtesy of our downtown...