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Stay up-to-date with current current news, events, and opinion from Gettysburg and Adams County, PA. Visit us at https://gettysburgconnection.org.

    It’s Mosquito Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from West Nile Virus [Episode 49]

    It’s Mosquito Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from West Nile Virus [Episode 49]

    This week's podcast is a reposting of an interview I did during the Fall of 2019.  It's relevant now as the spring begins.  Warmer weather brings more mosquitoes and more West Nile Virus.

    Please stay safe and please enjoy the podcast.



    Summers

    In this episode I talk with Stephanie Summers who is Adams County’s Mosquito Borne Disease Control & Conservation Technician. Her job is to keep an eye on disease-causing insects in the county, including mosquitoes and ticks.

    Stephanie talks about how to the county helps keep these insects under control and how you can stay safe from Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.

    Here are some web links you may find useful:

    Adams County Conservation District

    PA Department of Environmental Protection

    U.S. Center for Disease Control Information on Lyme Disease

    U.S. Center for Disease Control Information on West Nile Virus

     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Information on Choosing an Appropriate Insect Repellent

    • 23 min
    Deb Adamik Reminisces about 14 Years at the Helm of Main Street Gettysburg [Episode 48]

    Deb Adamik Reminisces about 14 Years at the Helm of Main Street Gettysburg [Episode 48]

    If you have lived or visited Gettysburg or Adams County over the past 15 or so years I’m sure you’ve noticed some major changes.







    These developments, which have enriched the lives of thousands of people in the county, include the establishment of the Wills House, the remodeling and reopening of the Gettysburg Majestic Theater, revitalizations of Baltimore and Steinwehr Avenues, a successful 150th remembrance of the Civil War battle, and the establishment of the annual Gettysburg Christmas Festival.















    Although hundreds of people have been involved in making these things happen, a common voice in all of these projects has been Deb Adamik, who has been president and chief executive officer, of Main Street Gettysburg since 2007.







    Adamik is retiring in the next few weeks and it seemed an appropriate time to ask her to reflect on her 14 years making positive changes for the borough and the county.







    I learned many new things about the development of our area in the podcast and I expect you will too.







    Will you please leave a comment on this page to thank Deb for all she has done?







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    Musical Introduction by Thane Pittman.

    • 35 min
    Spring into Cycling with HABPI on the Adams County Bicycle Trails [Episode 47]

    Spring into Cycling with HABPI on the Adams County Bicycle Trails [Episode 47]

    [THIS IS A REPOST OF A PODCAST 27 FROM MAY, 2020]



    With spring coming and the COVID-19 crisis leading us toward outdoor activities, it may never be a better time to ride a bicycle in Adams County.







    Eric Meyer



    The local cycling experience has become even more pleasant with the addition of new bicycle trails that have been built in the past years with the support of the local nonprofit Healthy Adams Bicycle Pedestrian Inc (HABPI).



    In this episode HABPI president Eric Meyer talks about his organization's past projects and future plans and about the many individual and community benefits of bicycling.



    During the interview, Meyer mentions two local cycling clubs in the area: Franklin County Cyclists and Hanover Cyclers.



    More information about Adams County area cycling groups can be found at Gettysburg Bicycle.

    • 25 min
    UASD Teacher Nicole King Learns with her Fifth Grade Students [Episode 46]

    UASD Teacher Nicole King Learns with her Fifth Grade Students [Episode 46]

    With the pandemic closing schools around the county and forcing teachers to adapt to new methods of teaching, at least some are finding the challenges can have some positive outcomes.







    In this episode we talk with veteran 5th grade teacher Nicole King from the Upper Adams School District.















    King talks about how she refined her teaching style to cope with the constraints of the pandemic, becoming more focused on individual students and more aware of her own approaches.







    I think you’ll find the podcast a refreshing and rewarding take from a front line worker.







    The interview is conducted by our media editor Peter Byhouwer.







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    Musical Introduction by Thane Pittman.

    • 19 min
    Matt Callery Explores Gettysburg on Bicycles and in Podcasts [Episode 45]

    Matt Callery Explores Gettysburg on Bicycles and in Podcasts [Episode 45]

    As co-owner of GettysBike Tours and the producer of the Addressing Gettysburg Podcast, Matt Callery is one of the many Gettysburg residents who love sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and ideas about our community with others.







    In this episode Callery explains how he ended up in Gettysburg and why he loves the borough.















    I very much enjoyed our conversation and I think you will too. Callery shared many thoughts ranging from how to best experience the Gettysburg battlefield, the personalities of New Jersey residents, the sound quality in Ken Burns films, and how so many young people are starting businesses in Gettysburg.







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    Musical Introduction by Thane Pittman.

    • 8 min
    Office for Aging Helps Seniors Find Housing Shares [Episode 44]

    Office for Aging Helps Seniors Find Housing Shares [Episode 44]

    Meals delivered to senior citizens, tax preparation help, seminars on death and bereavement, and how to navigate Social Security and Medicare.  These are only a few of the many offerings from the Adams County Office for Aging that are making a difference for local seniors.







    And the office has just rolled out a new Shared Housing And Resource Exchange (SHARE) program in which seniors who need housing are matched with people who have space to share in their homes.







    Valery Adams







    The cooperative arrangements benefit both the seniors who are renting and the homeowner who receives rental income and helps a senior in need..







    Anyone over 18 years of age can offer a share to someone over 60 years old, after backgrounds are checked on both sides.







    In this episode SHARE Housing Counselor Valery Adams explains the program and how you can get involved.







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    Musical Introduction by Thane Pittman

    • 22 min

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