Music Spotlight: Devin Fields

Music Spotlight: Devin Fields

Who is hungry for some more music? Well lucky for you, it is a new week and also a new Music Spotlight post! This week’s music spotlight features a Franklin County local musician veteran. The Spotlight introduces to you, Mr. Devin Fields.

Devin Fields has been in the local music scene since he was about 14 years old. Though he primarily plays guitar, Devin has developed the ability to be a versatile multi-instrumentalist. Throughout his years, Devin has been a member of various acts such as Parks and Fields and also shares the stage with Evan Crider. His most notable experience comes from the band Dime Store Profits.

Watching Devin Fields play is an experience in itself. Between his singing and playing, he plays with such enthusiasm and emotion. Not to mention, he has an innate way of capturing his audience’s attention. From banter with fellow musicians, to telling stories for his audience, Fields is a natural performer. The repertoire coming from this musician is enough to captivate an audience as well! Devin dishes out all the classic rock hits you can think of. From Pink Floyd, to Prince, Devin Fields can improvise with any song request his listeners throw at him.

Interested in knowing more about Devin Fields? Be sure to find him on Facebook! Though he does not have a music site or YouTube channel, he plans to begin uploading cover videos and originals in the future. Devin will also be performing This Saturday, June 5th, with Evan Crider at Warehouse Tap Room in Hagerstown, MD. Follow Evan Crider on Facebook.com/EvCriderMusic for more details!

Check out Devin doing a mash-up of cover songs here

Allison-Antrim Museum Reprises A Conversation With Bill Nack, Author of “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion”

Allison-Antrim Museum Reprises A Conversation With Bill Nack, Author of “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion”

On October 14, 2010, William “Bill” Nack, was Allison-Antrim Museum’s monthly speaker. Nack, the turf writer for Newsday newspaper from 1972 to 1975, wrote the book Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.  Nack talked about the career of Secretariat and wove into the narrative his own extraordinary career as a turf writer, beginning with how he began to write about racing for Newsday newspaper on Long Island.  Nack shared the story of how he first met Secretariat when he was an unknown, unraced two-year-old, and finished with how he followed Secretariat through his triumphant, record-shattering run through the 1973 Triple Crown.
Nack left the Newsday turf writer to become the paper’s sports columnist, writing about a myriad of sports from boxing to baseball to auto racing to tennis. From 1979 to July 2001, he was the senior writer for Sports Illustrated.  In 2003, Perseus Books published an anthology of Nack’s magazine articles called My Turf.  Nack’s book Secretariat: The Making of a Champion was made into a Disney-produced movie “Secretariat,” starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich.  “Secretariat” opened October 8, 2010, six days before Nack spoke in Greencastle. William “Bill” Nack passed away in 2018.  Bill Nack’s October 2010 speaker presentation can be seen at: https://greencastlemuseum.org/videos.
For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, daily on Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.
North Square Farmers Market “Carrots On”

North Square Farmers Market “Carrots On”

One of the sure signs of summer in Franklin County is fresh, local produce, sandwiches, BBQ and goods popping up in stands throughout the area! Times are a little different for the upcoming 2020 Summer season, but that hasn’t taken away an old favorite, North Square Farmers Market.

As we brave these unusual times and have had to miss things that we didn’t even realize we would ever miss, the Farmer’s Market has brought us a little light at the end of the tunnel as we head toward a safe, new (and hopefully, temporary) normal.

Locals were full of joy at the opening of the outdoor, North Square Farmer’s Market in Chambersburg which made its seasonal debut on Saturday, May 23rd. The market and vendors put astounding care into the amount of safety procedures being enforced to ensure all shoppers had a safe and thoughtful experience. Donned with hand washing stations, sanitizer, directional walking paths and reminders all around to safely distance while shopping or picking up your goods made for an incredible first day! Attending the North Square Farmer’s Market was like seeing an old friend and filled many with hope and joy!

“Keep Calm and Carrot on” is the slogan for the North Square Farmer’s Market and we couldn’t find it to be more meaningful and appropriate in today’s age! The North Square Farmer’s Market (located on 50 N. Main St., Chambersburg) is open on Saturday’s from 8am – Noon through mid-October. Parking on Main Street is FREE on Saturday as well as plenty of convenient spaces located at the lots on Hood St. and King St.

There is a designated entrance and exit, face masks are required, and all patrons are encouraged to maintain social distancing with other shoppers and vendors. Both pre-order and walk-up sales are available.

We look forward to music and kid activities coming back to the North Square Farmer’s market in the future as it adds such a sweet element to a Saturday morning outing.

Below are some vendors you can find at North Square Farmer’s Market and don’t forget to check out their Facebook page for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/northsquarefarmersmarket/

Jan Zell Wines

Star Hollow Farm

Jo’s Bakery LLC

Foot of the Mountain Farm

Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

Swallowtail Forest Farm Visit:

Broadleaf Acres

Grace’s Family Farm

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy COVID-19 Updates For Hikers

Appalachian Trail Conservancy COVID-19 Updates For Hikers

As the country reopens from the COVID-19 closures, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy asks hikers to consider three questions:

  • Are you, or anyone in your group, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have you been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Is there an official closure of the section of the A.T. you are planning to hike?
  • Are you, or anyone in your group, missing any essential gear to not only have a safe and healthy hike but also mitigate the spread or contraction of COVID-19?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, ATC asks hikers to stay home.

If the answer to all these questions is no, ATC requests hikers do the following:

Be self-sufficient: In addition to the ten hiker essentials, carry a CDC-approved mask and hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing; if not possible, make sure you are wearing a mask and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Pack a trowel to dig catholes nstead of using privies on the Trail, if open. For overnight trips, use a tent. Treat your hike like a true backcountry experience that is not reliant on A.T.  facilities you would otherwise use.

Stay local: Hike close to home. Ensure you do not have to stop for gas or meals along the way. Check the Trail Closures page on the ATC website.

Stay small: Hike only with members of your immediate household or in groups smaller than six people. Avoid well-known locations. Do not access the Trail during high traffic periods, such as weekends and holidays,

Be prepared: Carry a physical map of the area where you are hiking. Share your plans with someone you know in case you need assistance. Review Leave No Trace principles on ATC website.

Be respectfulIf you head into town on your trip, please wear PPE and use hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap frequently. If you exhibit any symptoms associated with COVID-19, leave the Trail and seek medical attention.

Be patient: Different states have different procedures.. Over 100 shelters are still closed. Keep yourself informed and check the ATC website for the latest updates.

ATC requests thru-hikers to continue to postpone thru-hikes for the time being. For more information, read our letter to 2020 thru-hikers by clicking here.

Chambersburg Recreation Department Announces Yellow and Green Phase Operations for 2020

Chambersburg Recreation Department Announces Yellow and Green Phase Operations for 2020

With Franklin County moving into the yellow phase of COVID recovery, the Chambersburg Recreation Department announced the detail of park availabiliry in the Borough of Chambersburg. Noting the value of recreation for physical and mental health, the Borough provided a grid to address access to fields, picnic tables, benches, and other park resources in the pdf below. The Borough policy may be amended or adjusted as U.S. CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines are issued.

Chambersburg Recreaation Update.