Lincoln Forum still has space

The 15th annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, scheduled for Nov. 16 to 18, is usually sold out by now but there are a few spaces left. I have attended the last eight of these symposia and recommend them highly as the place to hear and meet the top Lincoln experts in the country.
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Updated Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next few days for a repaving project.   The scheduled road
closures are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 29, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On November 1, Hancock Avenue [...]

Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to Paving

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next week for a repaving project.   The scheduled road closures
are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 28, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On October 29, Hancock Avenue from [...]

Four million tourists expected for 150th anniversary

Called the town’s “Olympic moment,” the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg already has local officials working to prepare for a deluge of visitors.
Just last week, officials detailed plans to turn a building at the Lutheran Theological Seminary into a museum in time for the anniversary, and Gettysburg National Military Park’s superintendent called for [...]

ABC’s Sam Donaldson to help commemorate Dedication Day

Former ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson will give the keynote speech to commemorate the 147th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Friday, Nov. 19, during a ceremony in Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Ceremonies will begin at 10:15 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Soldiers’ National Monument in the cemetery. The morning [...]

Will benches save the trolleys?

After listening to a 15-minute presentation on the status of the Freedom Transit system Tuesday night, Gettysburg Borough Council promised to help the bus operator meet its ridership goals.
Freedom Transit Director Richard Farr and Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Bob Kirby have proposed installing benches at selected stops downtown, to help boost ridership numbers to [...]

Final casino hearings scheduled

Final hearings are scheduled next month before the Pennsylvania  Gaming Control Board, as casino competitors will try to convince the seven-member panel to award them the state’s lone remaining Category Three slots resort license.
The state’s Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday that final “suitability hearings”  are planned Nov. 16-17 on the four projects seeking the license, [...]

Tree sale a ‘tremendous success’

The answering machine is full and can’t take any more messages.
The new e-mail account has been blinking like ticker tape.
And Bruce Kile’s driveway – nestled away in a forested corner of Adams County – was, for a while last week, the site of an eight-car traffic jam.
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Millions for 150

The federal government is investing millions of dollars into battlefield rehab projects at Gettysburg National Military Park, as the park prepares for the 150th anniversary celebration of the Civil War.
“Every where you go, it seems like we have some sort of project,” says GNMP Superintendent Bob Kirby.
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Gettysburg monuments get a little TLC

It takes a long time to clean up and restore the nation’s largest collection of outdoor monuments – and they are in the middle of things at the Gettysburg Battlefield, which welcomes about three million people per year.
“We just love to tour the battlefield,” said Mary Anne Willis. “I’ve been coming since I was a [...]