Gettysburg Times Column

FoodShare Will Aid Adams County Veterans

Groceries are more expensive than ever. Prices are 22.04% higher in 2024 compared to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. And here’s one more statistic that might surprise you: In Central Pennsylvania, more than 9% of households receiving food assistance have [...]

By |2024-06-12T15:54:11-05:00June 12th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

Why Leaving—but also Returning to—Adams County Is Essential

Sometimes you just have to leave Adams County. No, I’m not advocating for people to permanently leave our fantastic county where quality of life is second-to-none. But let me explain… Leaving the county for training, conferences and other forms of enrichment helps me gain perspective, [...]

By |2024-05-09T14:36:12-05:00May 9th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

Spring Cleaning at the Gettysburg Foundry

Former CM Metals Gettysburg Foundry property, Cumberland Township, Adams County Brooms, sweeping out the corners of our homes. Curtains, freshly washed and rehung. Spring cleaning is a time to open the windows, let in spring breezes and rid our homes of winter’s dust. Here at [...]

By |2024-04-12T12:23:48-05:00April 12th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column, Partnership|

Alliance Success—in Statistics, and Souls

Measuring progress often means statistics. And don’t get me wrong—I love statistics as much as any economic development professional. But progress also means touching and impacting real lives—the very souls of our Adams County residents. And dare I say—economic development’s got soul, as well. As [...]

By |2024-03-05T17:53:38-05:00March 5th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

Reclaiming the Dream

Fewer people believe in the American dream. The belief that anyone, from any background, can work hard and be successful in business, in life, in home ownership—including that proverbial white picket fence… it’s vanishing. Only 36% of voters believe in this rags-to-riches scenario, according to [...]

By |2024-02-08T14:33:54-05:00February 8th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

How Invested Are You, in Your Community?

Community ties are a good thing, right? The New Year is always a natural time to reflect on our goals and lives, so I’m going to get a little philosophical with this column—but applied to Adams County of course! I was reflecting on the word [...]

By |2024-01-11T09:35:08-05:00January 11th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

Recognizing Veterans, Celebrating VAN

As we approach Veterans Day, there’s a lot to celebrate. Certainly, our veterans themselves are worthy of our recognition and gratitude. And in Adams County, there’s a growing grassroots movement known as VAN that is acting upon their gratitude and making real strides to help [...]

By |2024-01-10T11:14:11-05:00November 9th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

100% of Adams Countians Agree

It’s not often—and that’s an understatement—that you ask a question, and everyone agrees on the answer. In this day and age, is anything “unanimous” anymore? Yes—apparently, we have found a unicorn! Findings from the Adams County Broadband Task Force were recently released, and 100% [...]

By |2023-10-12T12:43:44-05:00October 12th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

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