Tourism Partner Spotlight: Black & Blush

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Black & Blush

Black & Blush Boutique is a new and trendy boutique located in Downtown Chambersburg at 81 N. Main St. This new retail addition is full of girl power owned by 2 sisters, Brittani Black and Cortney Hanks. They brought their passion for style to fruition as an online store in January 2019 and with a focus on faith, family and desire to shower the community with gorgeous and affordable women’s clothing, they opened their brick in mortar storefront in January of 2020!

There’s something for women of all ages at this lovely boutique with sizes ranging from small to 3X and styles that suit the casual girl to the working woman and their hand-selected items are of excellent quality! Black & Blush Boutique is ready to style you for any occasion and can complete your desired look with the perfect pair of shoes, handbag and complimenting accessories! When you visit this store you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere that feeling nothing less then comfortable. Brittani and Cortney are incredibly knowledgeable about their clothing items and will surely help you find the right fit for you! You’ll feel the sweet, shabby chic vibes in this quaint store and you’re sure to fall in love as soon as you walk in!

With the discouragement that the current COVID-19 pandemic has bestowed upon many retailers and businesses, Brittani and Cortney were determined to make sure that it wasn’t going to hinder their dream. Being that they were an online store prior to opening their boutique, they have continued to maintain the shopping experience on their website and host a Facebook Live sale every Wednesday night at 8:30PM where they try on and show off all their new and favorite items! They continue to offer curbside pick-up at locations in both Chambersburg and Shippensburg and OF COURSE you may visit their boutique and shop in-person during their normal business hours Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM – 5PM with extended hours until 8PM on Fridays.

Follow Black & Blush Boutique on Facebook or shop online at www.blackblushboutique.com.

You can reach Brittani or Cortney at the store, by phone at 717-504-8466 or email blackandblushboutique@gmail.com

Ted Alexander Champion of Franklin County History

Ted Alexander Champion of Franklin County History

Franklin County historian Ted Alexander passed away on July 8, 2020.

Year after year, Ted Alexander spoke, wrote, and presented about the history of Franklin County. He worked for more than thirty years to educate the local community and the general public about Franklin County. Using everything in his power, he planted seeds of recognition and worked to make the public understand the importance of this place in American history.

Ted authored, edited, and contributed to 10 books on the Civil War and other aspects of American history. He offered more than 200 book reviews and articles for publications like Civil War Times, Blue & Gray Magazine, and The Washington Times. He was the co-founder of the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and contributed as the lead historian on the development of the Chambersburg Heritage Center. Finally, he served as Chief Historian at Antietam National Battlefield for more than 30 years.

Thank you, Ted Alexander, for your passionate drive, working long and diligently, and helping to educate so many about Franklin County history. You will be missed because there is only one Ted Alexander.

Chamber Announces Restaurant Week

Chamber Announces Restaurant Week

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce will partner with a recordbreaking 40+ local restaurants to offer patrons special meals, deals and over $500 in prizes the week of ChambersFest from July 11 to 18.

Presented by Penn National Insurance, the Fourth Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week promises an opportunity to experience the best in Chambersburg dining all week long, whether in-person or via takeout and delivery. Patrons who order from any of the participating restaurants can look forward to a unique new special or a deal on popular favorites.

Participating restaurants include: Big Oak Café, Brussels Café, CJ’s BBQ Smokehouse, Cracker Barrel, Fuddruckers, GearHouse Brewing Co., Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Johnnie’s Family Restaurant, Meadows Frozen Custard, Montezuma (LWE & Wayne Ave), RELAX Lounge, Subway, Teriyaki Madness, The Orchards Restaurant, Veroni Café, 30 West Family Restaurant, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream & Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Café Del Sol, Caretti’s Pizza (on Rt. 11), Chris’s Kitchen, Denim Coffee, Falafel Shack, Giacomo’s Italian Restaurant, Grace Pizza, Grill Kabab, India Café, Jai Thai Restaurant, Korean Bulgogi House, Main Street Deli, Maria & Sal’s Pizzeria, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Mikey’s Mini Donuts, Mrs. Gibble’s Restaurant, Norland Pub, Redemption BBQ, Square 1, Sweet Rollers and Volcano Japanese Restaurant.

Additionally, customers of the restaurants listed above are eligible to enter to win daily prizes. Patrons can visit the Chambersburg Takeout Blitz Facebook group page and post a picture at a participating restaurant to be entered into a random drawing for a gift card each day. Winners will be announced on the following day. On July 18, everyone who entered throughout the week will be included in a drawing for a grand prize.

Restaurant Week is an annual community favorite that has brought many local and visiting patrons to dine in our region. By coordinating the event and offering marketing value for restaurants, the Chambersburg Chamber hopes to support local business owners and boost the economy.

Sponsors of Restaurant Week are The Franklin Shopper, West Penn Power, and A First Energy Company.

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Stoner’s Dairy Farm

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Stoner’s Dairy Farm

Stoner’s Hijos Hill Dairy Farm is located in Mercersburg at 7678 Oellig Road in Mercersburg.

Stoner’s Dairy Farm was initially established in 1942 by J. W. and Carrie Stoner. However, the farm did not become recognized as a corporation until 1970. This decision was made by six of their children as well as wife, Carrie Stoner. As a result of the many years that this farm has been open, the staff and family hold extensive knowledge and expertise regarding the products they produce. It also helps them in providing important and necessary education to the public!

Though Stoners Hijos Hill Dairy Farm does not bottle its own milk, the farm supplies much of its product to the Maryland/Virginia Dairy Coop Marketing. Aside from producing milk, the family and staff provide tour services for the public and school districts to enjoy. Tours cover how the 600 dairy cows are fed and cared for, birthed, the layout of the barn and other operations, a walk through the dairy parlor, and even a petting zoo! For kids and their families, Stoner’s also has a pumpkin patch and corn maze during the fall season.

As a result of social distancing and necessary COVID protections, Stoner’s is closed to the public with the exception of scheduled tours and appointments. For more information, contact Stoner’s Hijos Hill Dairy Farm via email at stonersdairyfarm@gmail.com or call by phone at (717) 328-3617.

Capitol Theater Virtual Comedy

Capitol Theater Virtual Comedy

The Capitol Theatre is once again taking its popular Comedy Club virtual on Friday, July 10 at 8 PM. Get ready for great laughs while showing your support of the Capitol Theatre Center!  Professional comedians will have you in stitches with this virtual night of comedy! Appearances by
pro comedians Rob Maher and Lucas Bohn, and hosted by Irwin Loring. Learn more here. Tickets are $15 per household. A Zoom link will be sent to you 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Get tickets.