Annual Kite Fly Event Saturday, April 11

WAYNESBORO—Renfrew Institute’s 21st annual kite Fun Fly will be held Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. The event is open to all ages and there is no fee for flying. Participants should bring their own kites.

“Kite masters” and brothers, George and Sam Adams of Chambersburg will offer free individual instruction and demonstrations of kite flying techniques.

In addition, they will lead a kite-making workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. “We hope kids and adults stop by and build their own kite at Renfrew,” Sam Adams said. “Making your own kite is fun, and these handmade kites really fly well.” There is a $1 donation to cover materials.

The Adams brothers have many years’ experience with kites, and have often attended the Fun Fly in the past. This is their fourth year as Kite Masters.

“Like most kids, we flew kites in the spring, and we have continued to enjoy it as adults,” Sam said.

George’s interest in kites includes building models and working kites based on early precursors to aircraft, such as the Wright Brothers’ early gliders. Using historic photos or vintage plans, he constructs large models.

“We flew one of George’s large kites—with a 9-foot wingspan—at Renfrew’s Fun Fly a few years ago,” Sam said. That giant model now hangs in the Grove Library in Chambersburg.

The Fun Fly, sponsored by Renfrew Institute, is underwritten in part by a grant from Buchanan Auto Park, and by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors, The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided by Renfrew Museum and Park.

Parking is available in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. For more information, please call the institute at 717-762-0373.


Fix your cabin fever and celebrate an especially appreciated 2015 spring season at the 5th annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue Event in the Back Lot at Capitol Theatre Center in Downtown Chambersburg, PA!  That’s the place to be…rain or shine…on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00pm-7:00pm.  Proceeds benefit Capitol Theatre Center Foundation, a 501 (c)3 cultural arts organization.

Blues, Brews and Barbecue 2015 has an all new line-up of great blues and bluegrass bands plus barbecue vendors and local/regional craft beers and more!  A lively and fun combination of delicious, mouthwatering barbecue and upbeat bands will have you tapping and moving… making for a day to remember.   Add in a diverse selection of craft beers by Ace Distributing for a fun, outdoor, festival-like experience.   Everyone must show ID to consume alcohol.  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, in Franklin County, PA.

(717) 263-0202.

Details and Ticket info below.


BANDS:   Live blues and bluegrass bands will set the tone for the event.  (Band times may vary.)

Scheduled to perform at Blues, Brews and Barbecue are:

1:00pm – 2:45pm DRYMILL ROAD (Bluegrass) This four piece band from Winchester, Virginia is popular up and down the East Coast and Canada for crafting old-timey newgrass/bluegrass with upbeat instrumentation and fantastic harmonizing vocals.  They perform high energy and heartfelt original material, with a good mix of traditional music and “not so” traditional takes on Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles…to name a few. The band brings a full-blown entertainment experience with some very different blends of old, new, traditional, with some surprising twists and turns.

3:00pm – 4:45pm TERRY OATES AND THE MUDCATS (Blues)  Top talent dedicated to the American Blues Experience.  High energy seven piece band from Winchester, Virginia based on traditional blues influences with a modern flair.  The “blues” has spawned many offshoots of music, including; country, jazz, big band, swing, rock, funk, r&b, soul, Motown and other styles popular in America today. This band incorporates all of these styles of music creating not just a blues show band but an American band performing the all-encompassing American blues influence. Their combination of guitar, bass, drums, horns and vocals give them the ability to cover and create many styles of blues!

5:00pm – 6:30pm KELLY BELL BAND (Blues)

Seven piece band – Voted the Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region 12 years in a row, the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Maryland is “among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here, Delta there, horn driven elsewhere – and still manage to sound sincere? A forward view of the way blues is transitioning in today’s scene…Bell’s an honest poet and an outstanding singer with lots to say. ” Blues Revue Magazine.

BREWS:  A selection of local and regional craft beers will be provided by Ace Distributing who will be representing a variety of breweries including Roy Pitz and more!  The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation, so come and taste what’s new and unique at this year’s Blues, Brews and Barbecue event!  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

BBQ:  On the menu, to complement the blues and the brews, will be the tasty, lip smacking barbecue by McCollums BBQ of Fayetteville, PA and crowd favorite Hempen Hill BBQ of Hagerstown, MD. Enjoy North Carolina style pulled pork sandwiches, thin sliced pit beef sandwiches, smoked jumbo chicken wings,

slow smoked baby back ribs, smoked mac & cheese, creamy coleslaw and a whole lot more!

TICKET/ LOCATION  INFO:  Everyone MUST show ID to consume alcohol.  All ages require admission fee.

No pets please. (Service pets only.) No coolers/containers or outside food or beverages.  Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.  The cost for Blues, Brews and Barbecue is either:  $10.00 including: entry into event, entertainment, and a souvenir glass (while supplies last) OR $7.00 for a Designated Driver including: entry into event, entertainment.  Food and beverages sold separately.  Attendees will also be able to enjoy small games of chance.  Blues, Brews and Barbecue tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Advance tickets for Blues, Brews and Barbecue can be purchased online at or by calling the Capitol Theatre Box Office at (717) 263-0202.  The Box Office is located inside the main entrance to Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg, PA and is open Monday – Friday from 11am – 4:30pm.

Directions and other Capitol Theatre Center event info are available at  Blues, Brews and Barbecue takes place outside in the Capitol Theatre Center Back Lot accessed through the main front entrance of Capitol Theatre Center under the big marquee at 159 S. Main St. in downtown, Chambersburg, PA.  Rain or Shine. For more to see and do in Franklin County visit:

GOLD SPONSORS as of April 6, 2015:

Orrstown Bank, Shipley Energy, Madison Settlement Services, Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

World Renowned Organist Felix Hell to play Concert to Re-Dedicate recently refurbished 1963 M.P. Moller Organ.

World- renowned organist Felix Hell will perform on a 1963 M.P. Moller Organ, Opus 9640 Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 PM, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA.  A meet-the-artist reception will take place following the concert in the church Fellowship Hall.  The church is handicapped accessible using the Lincoln Way East entrance.

A native of Germany, Felix Hell is one of the most sought after concert organists in the world.  He has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 850 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The American Organist raved that he “sets standards that older and honored players would struggle to equal.”

Mr. Hell’s discography includes 10 CDs.  His most recent recording features music for Organ and Symphony Orchestra by Barber, Guilmant and Jongen.  His recordings are frequently broadcast throughout the United States and across the world; he has appeared on television globally.

His project “Music Across America” allows him to travel with his own Touring Organ, performing organ concertos and recitals in spaces that do not house pipe organs, liberating the instrument from its historic confines.

Mr. Hell is known for his diverse and innovative programing, drawing upon a repertoire encompassing five centuries.  Felix is known for his marathon performances of the entire organ works of J.S. Bach, which encompass about 250 compositions and close to 20 hours of performance time.  He has since performed the complete Bach cycle four times, most recently in 2013 in Seoul, Korea.

Mr. Hell studied at the Julliard School in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (BM), the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (AD, MM).  In 2007, he received Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Outstanding Graduate Award.

His program will include selections from Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles-Marie Widor and Franz Liszt.

A meet-the-artist reception will take place following the concert in the church’s Fellowship Hall

About the organ:

This M.P. Moller Organ, Opus 9640 was installed when the church was constructed in 1963.  The organ was donated by Charles & Hazel Karper.  It consisted of 31 ranks of pipes played on a three manual console with the pipework displayed on the rear gallery and has closed and unenclosed sections.   In 1998, a new rank of pipes (61 pipes) was added in the Swell Division.  In 2014 the organ was completely refurbished by Lawless & Associates Pipe Organ Company, Inc. of Greencastle, PA.  All pipes were removed and cleaned and the organ was totally re-leathered.  New solid state combination action and chamber relays were installed.  The console was rebuilt with modern action to make changes more seamless.

St. John’s United Church of Christ phone #:  717-263-8593

“Destination ARTS!” Announces WASH Student Art Show

“Destination ARTS!” is pleased to announce a new art exhibit opening Friday, April 10th in Gallery 20 East, located at 20 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA.  The exhibit will feature the artwork of students from the art department at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.


There will be a special reception at Gallery 20 East to celebrate the opening of the WASH student art exhibit from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by members of the Waynesboro Area School District Music Faculty and friends, including Eric Griffith, Kelly Leitzel, Patrick McNamee, Colleen Glenn, and others to be announced.


“This is a great opportunity for the community to embrace the talents and hard work of our students.” said high school art instructor Trudy Gembe-Palughi.  Students will be involved with setting up and manning the show.  Instructor Betsy Morningstar said, “I want the students to have the real world experience of conducting an art show from beginning to end.”


“Destination ARTS!” continues to provide opportunities for the community to experience downtown Waynesboro from a different perspective.  “Art exhibits such as the high school show are excellent opportunities to show case our students and our community as we work to make Waynesboro a community people want to visit”, said Dave Jordan of Destination ARTS!.  The high school show runs through Sunday, April 26.  Hours of the show will be Friday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday afternoons from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


“Destination ARTS!” currently features Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street), 42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street), Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street), The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street) and The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street).


All of the galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, photographs, furniture and more. This weekend, they will be open on Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (not Ceramic Arts Center), Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



The Trinity Players are currently preparing to bring their next production to the stage of Harbaugh Hall inside of Waynesboro’s Trinity United Church of Christ.


Adapted from Margery Williams’ 1922 classic children’s story, “The Velveteen Rabbit: The Musical” brings the book to life in a two-act play about love, loss and self-esteem, while remaining faithful to the spirit of Williams’ original tale.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” tells the story of a stuffed toy rabbit who longs to be made “real” through the magic of a little boy’s enduring love. Though the most modest toy in the nursery, the rabbit learns about the joys and pain of becoming “real.”

Performances of the show have been scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Beginning on Monday, April 13, tickets will be sold inside the doors off the rear parking lot of the church, located at 30 West North Street, on Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $10.00 each, and tickets for children under the age of 12 are $5.00. All tickets are general admission.

The production is directed by Carol Mowen with support from musical director, Debra Hollen, and technical director, Nick Mowen. Dave Wolf is the show’s accompanist, and Karen Adams is the stage manager. Kay Yaukey leads the costume team with support from parents and volunteers. The cast includes children as young as the age of four, as well as adults from communities such as Waynesboro, Shippensburg and Greencastle.


Velveteen Rabbit – Sara Policicchio; Boy – Donovan Yaukey; Nana – Francesca Yaukey; Skin Horse – Ivey Hicks; 1st Tin Soldier / Real Rabbit – Marissa Wolf;  2nd Tin Soldier / Real Rabbit – Makayla Boyd; 3rd Tin Soldier / Real Rabbit – Olivia Policicchio; 4th Tin Soldier / Real Rabbit – Katie Benedict; 1st Building Block / Huggsy – Kaelin Bowie; 2nd Building Block / Muggsy – Sarah Benedict; 3rd Building Block / Real Rabbit – Abbigayle Boyd; 4th Building Block / Buggsy – Nora Dickey; Fire Truck – Gregory Freeman; Model Boat –Jacob Smith; Jack-in-the-Box – Marcelo Policicchio; Spinning Top – Garrett Freeman; Baby Doll – Eve Dickey; Lion – Emma Hamilton; Clown – Hannah Hite; Fairy – Kristen Adams; Aunt Sally – Teresa Needham; Uncle Fred – Geoffrey Needham; Doctor – Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus; Narrator – Emily Dickey


The book, lyrics and music for this adaption are by Barnes Boffey and Paul Pilcher. Additional music by Bob Love. Based on the book by Margery Williams. Produced by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.


Anyone with questions about the show or desiring more information can send an e-mail to or visit


About Trinity Players

For more than 50 years, Trinity Players have produced musicals and dramas for audiences to enjoy.

For at least 20 years, the “Costume Loft” (located in the church’s attic) has helped community and school theater groups with loans of items for their productions.

Trinity Players began under the leadership of Rev. Clay Moyer, who still acts as the group’s guiding guru. The “Costume Loft” is managed by Kay Yaukey.

Part evangelism and outreach, part educational and cultural opportunity, Trinity Players’ productions address the universal themes of humanity. Shows involve members of the Trinity family and are also open to community participation.