TV’s “Family Ties” couple reunites for Totem Pole Playhouse’s “Love Letters” running Aug. 22-27

For one-week only, “Family Ties” stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter reunite in Totem Pole Playhouse’s production of “Love Letters.” The show, running from August 22-27 at the summer theater in Fayetteville, features the story of two characters told through letters exchanged over a lifetime of two people who grew up together, went their separate ways but continued to share confidences. Baxter, an Emmy-nominated, said she has played the character of Melissa Gardner before with other partners but said it’s the first time playing opposite Gross. She said she has felt a connection with the character she is playing from the beginning.


Spring into History on April 29!

Spring into History 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 frontier and colonial America, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War. See architectural and archaeological history. Take the leap, take a fresh look at Franklin County and spring into America’s history.


Celebrate the luck of the Irish in Franklin County!

The luck of the Irish is coming March 17 on Saint Patrick’s Day! The day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, by parades, festivals, wearing of green and shamrocks. It is said that he used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate in Franklin County! Join the crowd at Flannery’s Tavern in Mercersburg and The John Allison Public House in Greencastle on March 17 starting at 11 a.m. with the live music, a special Saint Patrick’s Day menu with Irish fare and day drink specials! Visitors wanting to bar hop can take their shuttle that makes round-trips all day between the two pubs!

Get into the holiday spirit at the Irish Happy Hour on March 16 at the Capitol Theatre! From 4pm to 7pm, enjoy live Celtic music by Across the Pond and delicious Irish food and drinks! Experience more in Irish culture by a performance by Irish dancers, featuring the Hooley School of Dance.

Feeling adventurous and want to try something new? Roy Pitz Brewery in Chambersburg is releasing their Bourbon Barrel Aged Capt’n Bill’s Barleywine, their newest creation! This drink will be served in limited amounts during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17 and has been aged 3 months!

The Relax Lounge in Chambersburg is celebrating on March 17 with discounted drinks and a DJ! The lounge is all about kicking back and taking in the sights after a long day. Celebrate at Relax with $4 Guinness pints, $4 Jameson and other special Irish themed drinks.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more….plan your visit at , by contacting 866.646.8060 or 717.552.2977.