Learn Ballroom Dancing at Allison-Antrim Museum: Class Begins September 30

A new four-week session of Beginner Ballroom Classes in the barn at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle will begin on Wednesday, September 30, from 7 to 9 pm.  The rhythms that will be studied are the Fox Trot, Waltz, and Tango.  All rhythms will be taught at the bronze beginner level, with basic steps always reviewed during the first class.

The fee is $40/person for the four-week session, prepaid the first class.  Checks may be made out to AAMI (Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc.).  If the session is extended beyond four weeks, the per-class cost will be $10/person.  Please wear shoes with solid soles that glide easily on the floor.  The barn’s floor is wood and provides the best possible surface for dancing.

A new Intermediate Silver Level Ballroom Class will begin Tuesday evening, September 29, from 7 to 9 pm, with Fox Trot, Waltz, and Tango rhythms also being taught.  Students will learn how step combinations common to one rhythm can also be adapted in another dance rhythm.

The proceeds from the ballroom classes help cover the overhead costs of the barn.  For more information, visit www.greencastlemuseum.org, on Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or by calling 717-597-9325.



Scotland Summit Offers Seminars on Innovation, Marketing & Leadership

Talks on Business Innovation, Marketing, and Leadership highlight the first Scotland Summit. All seminars are offered free-of-charge to engage both those starting and established businesses to encourage business development and provide innovative ways to grow business. The Scotland Summit, founded by the Scotland Campus and Purple Deck Media, Inc. is scheduled for September 25, 2015, starting at 8:30am. The event currently has nine speakers with fast-paced and strategic presentations in their areas of expertise, followed by a question and answer

session. Nathan Neil, co-founder of technology firm Purple Deck Media and seminar co-ordinator,
described the Scotland Summit as “a unique way of spreading valuable and contemporary ideas to generate
discussion among those in business, innovation, and creative style roles. The event is a free opportunity
to gain some insights, network, and come up with new ideas to take back to your business.”
The speaker list includes: Dr. David Newell, President & CEO at the Scotland Campus and Founder of the Academy for Global Leadership; Shaun Donovan, Economic Specialist of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; Tracey Jones, President of Tremendous Life Books; Nathan Neil, Co-Founder & COO of Purple Deck Media; Joe Trace & Laura Schale, ProArts Media, Creative Video and Photography; Mike Delsignore, President at Manufacturing Management & Technology Consulting; Patrick Ryan, Corporate Brands Strategist for Magnum Broadcasting and General Manager of NewsTalk1037FM; and Nate Serino, of Recycle Local, a leader in environmental sustainability solutions; and Erica Thompson, Festival Administrator for Uprise Events Live.

The event is brought together through a collaborative effort of regional-focused businesses, including ProArts Media, NewsTalk1037FM, 2nd Floor Co., Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, Recycle Local, Purple Deck Media, and Scotland Campus.

The event is free with reservation. Reserve a ticket at www.ScotlandSummit.com or call 717-884-9529.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Photo Contest for Cover of 2015 Visitors Guide

Grab your camera and take your best shot at capturing the essence of Franklin County for the Franklin County Visitors Bureaus Cover It: Franklin County’s Great Moments Photo Contest. The winning photo will be the cover of the 2015 Franklin County Visitors Guide.

Travel the trails of Franklin County through acres of farmland and forests. Trek back to frontier settlements and forts, stopovers along the Underground Railroad, and sites of Civil War raids and invasions. Woven between these stories of America’s history are the verdant, rolling hills and azure skies, old-fashioned ice cream shops, bakeries with shoo-fly pies and sticky buns; orchards in blossom; theatres and inns, meandering trails and streams, golf courses, and charming towns. Capture Franklin County in your photo and not only will the photo be the cover of the 2015 visitors guide, but the photographer will win $250 in cash.

In addition, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is seeking photos for a new publication, Franklin Fresh: The Fresh Food & Dining Guide of Franklin County PA. Two $100 prizes will be awarded to the top “fresh food” photos–whether they depict a fresh food product grown or produced in Franklin County or plated food, which transformed produced-in-Franklin-County foods into an appetizer, entree, salad, or dessert and served in a Franklin County restaurant.

L.A. Cameras is co-sponsoring the photo contest and is offering a $50 gift certificate–redeemable at L.A. Cameras–as an honorable mention prize. The contest kicks off March 6. All submissions must be received by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau by May 1 at 4 PM.

Spring is just around the corner. Welcome those first warm, sunny days with camera in-hand, and take your best shots of Franklin County and a chance at having your photo on the cover of the 2015 visitors guide.

Entry rules and directions are online at DoDineStayFranklinCountyPA.com/phot0, visiting LA Cameras at 1019 Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg, or by calling the Franklin County Visistors Bureau, 717-552-2977 or 866-646-8060.

Join Greencastle Shopkeepers for special events, October 4!

Shop Greencastle!

October 4, Special events will be held at Greencastle Shopkeepers stores.


Greencastle Shopkeepers is a group of seven women entrepreneurs who have banded together to promote Greencastle’s downtown shops!  Join us for our first major event, Shop Greencastle, designed to bring people to their downtown shops.
The Greencastle Shopkeepers include, The Traveler’s Trunk, owner Carole Malin, Inner Beauty, owner Jo Anne Eyer, UpScale Consignment Shop, owner Ruth Mowen, Penny Lane Antiques, owner Tracey Ziadeh, Crown Vetch Cottage, Lynn Caffarelli, the shop, Chris Johnston, and Joyful Arts Studio, owner Susan Shaffer.
Be sure to pick up your discount books valid at Greencastle Shopkeepers throughout the month of October. Register for the Grand Prize Drawing, $140 Gift Certificate from the Greencastle Shopkeepers to be held on November 1 at 2 pm at Inner Beauty.

Join these business women for a fun day of special events, refreshments and door prizes in their shops.  Shop Local!

Joyful Arts Studio

21 East Baltimore Street Greencastle, PA 17225
Phone: 717-658-2177
Join the artists at Joyful Arts Studio for an exciting opportunity to create a beautiful, one of a kind wine glass (only $8 for one or create a pair for $15). Or maybe you’d prefer a pair of handmade earrings? Create just the right look for your very own custom earrings for only $10. Want to make both? Don’t worry, you can! All supplies will be provided by Joyful arts Studio in the cost of the Make it, Take it.
In addition, Knob Hall Winery will be joining us to share a tasting of their delicious local wines.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments, register for the door prize, and receive your free gift with purchase.

Crown Vetch Cottage

27 South Carlisle Street Phone: 717-593-0866
Crown Vetch Cottage will offer a 20% discount off any item in the shop, and 10% off on furniture.  Customers can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while they shop.  Shoppers need to be sure to register for a $100 gift certificate and get a “peek” at the expanded retail space on the second floor.

Up Scale Consignment

24 West Franklin Street
Phone: 717-593-9777
Upscale Consignment Shop will have a free photo booth session available to customers throughout the day and will have a 10% off sale on one regular priced item. Refreshments will be served.

Inner Beauty

11 East Baltimore Street
Phone: 717-643-0035
Inner Beauty customers can enjoy a 20% discount on any one new fall item, except Brighton & scarves. Karen Bennett, Brighton representative, will hostess a trunk show of Brighton products. Sparkling cider and gingersnaps will be served.

The Traveler’s Trunk

103 South Carlisle Street, the Lower Level
Phone: 717-658-4853
Fall treats at The Traveler’s Trunk include a free pumpkin, hot cider and gingerbread. Customers can pick a pumpkin and receive a discount from 5% to 30% off any item. Customers can also register for a $25 gift certificate.

Penny Lane Antiques

45 South Washington Street
Phone: 717-446-7851
Bunches & bunches of balloons will be decorating “Penny Lane”. Enter the candy corn contest, enjoy refreshments & pick a balloon for special discounts on items throughout the shop.

the shop

144 East Baltimore Street
Phone: 717-593-9990
Fall Leaves will be falling at “the shop” providing discounts of up to 40%; Just pick a leaf from the basket. Customers can sign up for a $40 gift certificate for “the shop”& enjoy yummy refreshments.


The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals

MERCERSBURG, PA – The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its holiday concerts at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 23rd, with rehearsals continuing throughout the fall on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM at the James Buchanan Middle School in Mercersburg.  The chorus, accompanied by full orchestra under the direction of Richard Rotz, will perform its holiday concerts on December 6 & 7 at the Mercersburg Academy Chapel.

Music for the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus’ 2014 holiday concert series will include Magnificat by Bach, Gloria by Rutter and various anthems and carols.

Persons interested in participating should call the Chorus’ office at 717-328-2324.  No auditions are required to join the Chorus, and persons of all levels of musical training make up the group.  High school students in particular are encouraged to join! The rehearsal space is located at the south-west corner of the JB Middle School (nearest Mercersburg).  Directions for parking, and other information about the Chorus, are on the website, www. mercersburgchorus.org

Founded in 1975, The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus performs two series of concerts each year, and will feature over 110 singers from the tri-state region at the December concerts.  For further information about the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus and its upcoming performances, call 717-328-2324.

Corks and Clay Series continues on September 23 with lidded boxes

Corks and Clay is a new series of workshops offered by the Ceramics Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA. Each workshop will feature a specific ceramic project, taught by one of the center’s studio instructors who will lead the class participants through the project in a step-by-step process.

The second Corks and Clay session will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 6 to 8 PM. The participants will create a lidded box from slabs of clay. This project will be repeated on Thursday, October 9 from 6 to 8 PM. Each of these two sessions will be led by Trudy Gembe-Palughi. The cost is $30.00 per person and includes all tools, materials and firings. Class size is limited to eight and participants are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks.

Gembe-Palughi currently teaches art at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from Millersville University and a Masters of Liberal Arts from McDaniel College. She has taught art in the Waynesboro Area School District for more than 30 years.

In addition to the scheduled Corks and Clay sessions the Ceramic Arts Center will also offer individual Corks and Clay classes for groups of 6 to 8 adults, dates and times to be arranged. For more information, contact the center’s executive director, James Smith, at jms48@psu.edu. To register for a scheduled workshop session, go to http://nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.fullslate.com.