Tourism Partner Spotlight: Alternative Choices Natural Foods and Supplements

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Alternative Choices Natural Foods and Supplements

Franklin County Visitors Bureau is teaming up with tourism partners to showcase the wonderful businesses and unique destinations that are located within Franklin County.

This edition of Tourism Partner Spotlight features Alternative Choices located at 32 North Allison Street, Greencastle, PA.

Alternative Choices is an independent health foods store owned by Tammy Young.  In business for 17 years, the staff is very knowledgeable about organic food and supplements.  Nutritional counseling and special orders are available upon request.

Alternative Choices offers a warm atmosphere with a host of products including immune support products, vitamins, organic skincare, teas, herbal remedies, children’s supplements, household products such as sanitizer and air purifying, pet products, aromatherapy oils and much more.

Alternative Choices is open to the public with a temporary change in hours – Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5PM and Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM in store or curbside service is available by calling 717-597-1228.

Visit Alternative Choices today for exceptional personalized service and all your natural health needs!  Support your local Franklin County small businesses today!

Another Foto Find Winner!

Another Foto Find Winner!

Congratulations to Marina Shannon for winning Foto Find. The prize is a $20 gift card from Roy Pitz. Get in on the fun! Find the hidden picutre somewhere on ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com. This week’s Foto Find is an orange poppy. Test your observational skills. Can you find it? Find out more about the Foto Find here.

When you find the hidden photo, make a screen snip of it and email Leisa at lmccracken@explorefranklincountypa.com. Not only will you be able to say you “Found It on ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com,” but you will be entered to win a $20 gift card/certificate from a Franklin County business. (FCVB will mail your prize to you, so we can keep up the fun and winning even when we are practicing social distancing!)

Music Spotlight Introduces Talented Multi-instrumentalist, Composer & Songwriter: Mr. Tyler Mickley.

Music Spotlight Introduces Talented Multi-instrumentalist, Composer & Songwriter: Mr. Tyler Mickley.

Tyler Mickley has been in the music scene for years. From drumming in “The Written Letter” during the early alternative punk scene, to playing bass in the experimental rock band “The Hybrid”, and now playing in the local cover band “Ding”, Tyler has been working and honing his craft and sharing it with music lovers all around the area. As well as drumming for Ding, Tyler also creates flavor filled studio tunes under the name of “Kanchesnes”.

You can hear the quality of musicianship through the guitar, bass, drum and vocal tracks that decorate each song on his bandcamp page. He takes all that he does seriously all while holding the hands of a little fun. You can listen to more of his tunes at kanchesnes.bandcamp.com.

Here he is performing a song titled “Viscera.”

https://youtu.be/jrsQIvb6LX4

Conococheague Institute Seeks Operation Manager

Conococheague Institute Seeks Operation Manager

Conococheague Institute, a small heritage-cultural site in southern Franklin County, is seeking an Operations Manager. The position will include administrative, public relations, and fundraising responsibilities. It is a full-time position at 36-hours weekly. Please review the complete job description below. To apply, submit a resume and letter of application to cioperationsmanager@gmail.com. Please include why you feel you are a match plus experience and/or applied education to support why you are a candidate to consider.

 The mission of Conococheague Institute (CI) is to serve as a regional center for developing and fostering awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the cultural and natural history of the Appalachian frontier of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.  The Institute strives to achieve its mission through education, interpretation, research and preservation. CI strives to further its mission by seeking and building affiliations.

Conococheague Institute Operations Manager Job Description

 

Borough of Chambersburg Reiterates Franklin County Remains In Red Phase

Borough of Chambersburg Reiterates Franklin County Remains In Red Phase

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Chambersburg Borough Council President Alice Elia and Mayor Walt Bietsch clarified to residents and businesses of the Borough of Chambersburg that Franklin County remains under the Red Phase Stay At Home Order of May.

Borough Council President Alice Elia stated, “State health data shows that zip code 17201, largely occupied by the Borough of Chambersburg, accounts for nearly half of the COVID-19 cases in Franklin County (health.pa.gov). The Governor’s task force reviews data regularly, and status is subject to change, but, for now, Franklin County and the Borough of Chambersburg are under Stay At Home orders through June 4. “

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf recently clarified consequences for violating Red Phase Stay At Home orders. Small business owners who open prematurely might be subject to loss of insurance coverages as well as state licensures. The county itself, and possibly the municipalities and organizations within it, may lose discretionary funds from the CARES Act. Mayor Walt Bietsch said, “The Chambersburg Police Department will continue its current practice of educating and informing business owners who operate in violation of current Stay At Home orders.” He added, “The economic toll of this pandemic is unprecedented. However, we risk compromising our economic recovery if non-eligible businesses reopen in violation of state orders.”

Both Elia and Bietsch endorsed and requested residents follow public health recommendations.

Read both letters below.

Borough of Chambersburg Letter to Residents

Be Counted! #2020Census #Censo2020

Be Counted! #2020Census #Censo2020

More than half of the households in America have responded to the U.S. 2020 Census–nearly 80 million responses!

The Census counts everyone who lives in the United States. It shapes the next 10 years of health care, helps schools in the community, and informs funding for the services that keep the community safe and prepared. Answer online, by phone or by mail. Visit 2020Census.gov.

Be counted and encourage friends, family, and neighbors to be counted, too.