Nicholas DiGregory

For independent professional wrestler, Bill Bain, wrestling is not just an occupation or a hobby—it is a way of life.

Born in Montgomery County, Maryland, Bain moved to the city of Frederick, Maryland, when he was thirteen years old. It was around this time that he began to realize his passion for wrestling, having grown up watching the weekend morning matches on TV with his grandfather and uncle.

Bain, a Thurmont resident for the past eight years, began wrestling in 2002, under the direction of fellow Frederick native and professional wrestler, Scott Fowler. During his training, Bain would assist at professional wrestling events, where he would pick up tips from the contenders.

“A lot of my training was ‘on the job’ type training, where I would go to shows and help set up and learn from the guys around me,” said Bain.

After about seven years of learning the ropes through training and smaller-scale wrestling events, Bain was given his big chance on July 28, 2009, when he made his first appearance with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., for a professional match against veteran WWE “villain,” Vladimir Kozlov.

Since his debut, Bain has appeared at numerous professional events, ranging from WWE RAW; ESPN SportsCenter, with Shaquille O’Neal; and WWE Pay-Per-View Capitol Punishment 2011. He has shared the ring with some of the most renowned names in wrestling, from The Patriot to “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant. Bain’s personal favorite—and perhaps his most memorable—moment came when he supported legendary wrestler The Undertaker as his “druid” accomplice, during The Undertaker’s feud with rival wrestler CM Punk.

While Bain has faced some impressive adversaries in the ring, he has also faced some rather tough opponents alongside his wrestling career. In 2010, Bain was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a relatively uncommon disorder that attacks the inner ear, causing severe vertigo and impaired hearing. While the disease is incurable, the symptoms can be lessened by physical therapy and a low-sodium diet.

“Having Ménière’s disease is a battle that I fight every day. I am unable to eat a lot of foods I enjoy, and have to limit my going out to eat at restaurants, but you have to learn to make do with these things,” explained Bain. “There are many situations that are much more dire than this; I’m thankful that I am able to manage it and continue to live a fairly normal life.”

In addition to Ménière’s disease, Bain was also diagnosed with skin cancer in 2015. While the cancer was not dangerously advanced, Bain had to have atypical cells removed from eight spots on his body.

“Any time you are dealing with these types of issues, you want to remain positive and try to focus on the recovery,” said Bain. “But after having to go through multiple procedures, it has made me realize that it is important to take care of your body, as you only have one.”

Despite these adverse health conditions, Bain has refused to give up on his passion for wrestling. He will be appearing in several wrestling events in West Virginia and Maryland, between September and October 2016.

Regardless of where Bain’s next matches take him, he will be fighting hard, both inside and out of the ring. “No matter what you are going through currently, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to keep fighting through.”

More information about Bill Bain, including a full schedule of events and booking instructions, can be found at www.facebook.com/billbainfanpage.

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                                         Bill Bain has faced numerous opponents throughout his wrestling career, including a rare disorder known as Ménière’s disease and skin cancer.
Curtosy Photo by: Chris Eichelberger Photography

by Deb Spalding

Jenna Seiss of Graceham and Patrick Van Der Cruyssen of Cascade, lifeguards at Cunningham Falls State Park William Houck Lake Area in Thurmont, took part in the lifesaving efforts that revived a five-year-old girl who had stopped breathing after she was under water too long in the lake on July 15, 2016, around 4:00 p.m.

Seiss and Van Der Cruyssen, both 2015 graduates of Catoctin High School, were two of several who were recognized on August 25, 2016, by Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner and Maryland Park Service Assistant Superintendent, Lt. Col. Chris Bushman. They were presented with the Maryland Park Service Valor Award.

Mohammd Al-Haris, a former lifeguard and happenstance visitor that day, pulled the unconscious girl from the water, and Heidi Sequeira, a nurse practitioner and another happenstance visitor at the park, performed CPR on the girl, along with Seiss and Van Der Cruyssen, when it was determined that she was not breathing and her heart was not beating.

Due to the diligent efforts of this team, the girl was conscious when emergency responders arrived.

Both of these locals are in their second year of college. After this incident, Seiss transferred from Butler University’s Physician Assistant Program in Indiana to Frederick Community College while she regroups in order to attend medical school to become a trauma doctor. Van Der Cruyssen is studying psychology while attending High Point University. Congratulations, Jenna and Patrick!

Nicholas DiGregory

The thirteenth day of August 2016 was the epitome of a sweltering summer day in North Central Maryland. As early as ten o’clock in the morning, the temperature had reached 90 degrees and was still climbing. By noon, the thermometers came to rest at 95 degrees, although weather services stated that the high humidity, and almost nonexistent breeze, caused the air to feel as if it was a burning 108 degrees. While this intense heat was more than enough to keep most folks inside, the locals of Rocky Ridge and the surrounding areas braved the sweltering weather to celebrate the annual Big Picnic at Mount Tabor Park.

The Big Picnic, an event hosted by the Mount Tabor Park Board to raise funding for the day-to-day upkeep and maintenance of the park, has been an annual occurrence for almost a century. According to Rocky Ridge residents, the first big celebration on the grounds of Mount Tabor Park happened in 1925, when the first paved road between Thurmont and Rocky Ridge was completed. The park, which had been entrusted to the Mount Tabor Church community in 1919, was selected as the ideal place to hold the festivities, celebrating the finished roadway. The following year, in 1926, the Mount Tabor Church community commemorated the road completion with a big picnic, and ever since then, the Mount Tabor Park Big Picnic has been Rocky Ridge’s annual tradition.

This year’s Big Picnic was comprised of a baby show (see list of winners below), a car show, and country rock music provided by the Maryland-based band JR Country Rock. The picnic kicked off at noon, with the first event being the baby show at 1:00 p.m. Travis Sanders of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, the president of the Mount Tabor Park Board, emceed the show. Twenty-eight babies, all under the age of two years, were registered for the show. The contestants were separated into five categories by age, and for each age group, a panel of three judges awarded the cutest boy and girl, as well as the chubbiest baby. Two additional awards were given to the youngest baby and to the baby who traveled the furthest distance.

After the conclusion of the baby show, awards were given to the top ten best cars in the car show, which was sponsored and conducted by the Golden Gears Car Club of Frederick. Sanders emceed the awards ceremony, presenting commemorative plaques to the owners of the top ten most popular cars at the show, as voted by all of the picnic attendees. Over two dozen cars were present at the show, representing over eighty years of automobiles from eight different automakers.

The Big Picnic concluded with a concert by local band JR Country Rock. The band played country, classic rock, and southern rock hits until around 9:00 p.m., when the picnic ended.

All proceeds from the Big Picnic go toward the daily upkeep and gradual development of Mount Tabor Park.

Richard Dinterman, who has attended the Big Picnic since childhood and now volunteers at the Mount Tabor Park, said that the park is kept open primarily because of fundraisers like the Big Picnic.

“There isn’t hardly a day that we don’t open the gate to the park, from January 1 on throughout the year, and there are almost always people waiting when we come to open it,” said Dinterman. “It’s things like the Big Picnic that help us keep doing that.”

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Twenty-nine babies were entered in the baby show at this year’s big picnic. Babies in each of the five age groups were judged for cuteness and chubbiness by a panel of three judges.

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More than two dozen classic and specialty cars were entered into the Golden Gears Car Club car show at the Big Picnic. This year marked the third time that Golden Gears sponsored and organized the car show for the Big Picnic.

Rocky-Ridge-picnic-Baby-ShoA total of twenty-eight babies, fourteen girls and fourteen boys, participated in the show, judged by Larry Dougherty, Ashley Haines, and Annabelle Moffitt. The youngest baby was two-week-old Carson Lingg, son of Emily and Danny Lingg of Thurmont. Jeffrey Petko (twenty-three-month-old son) and Madeline Petko (five-month-old daughter) of Josh and Jenny Petko, traveled the farthest distance, from Pasadena, Maryland. There were no twins or triplets in this year’s Baby Show. Babies placed in three categories: prettiest girl, cutest boy, and chubbiest baby (in five age categories, from one day old to twenty-four months old).

In the youngest category, the prettiest girl was Leighton McIlrath, three-week-old daughter of Patrick and Taylor McIlrath of Thurmont. The cutest boy was Luke McEuen, two-month-old son of Lauren McEuen and John Horton of Rocky Ridge. The chubbiest baby was Nyla Miller, two-month-old daughter of Jessie Miller of Thurmont.

The prettiest girl in the four- to six-month-old category was Madeline Petko, five-month-old daughter of Josh and Jenny Petko of Pasadena, Maryland. The cutest boy was Zakarri Wagner, five-month-old son of David and Tammy Wagner of Hagerstown, Maryland. The chubbiest baby was Landyn Harris, five-month-old son of Angela and A.J. Harris of Frederick, Maryland.

In the seven- to twelve-month-old category, Molly Smith, ten-month-old daughter of Patti and John Smith of Rocky Ridge, was judged the prettiest girl. The cutest boy was Gage Putman, eleven-month-old son of Andy and Kellie Putman of Emmitsburg. Eliza Smith, twelve-month-old daughter of Chastity and Richard Smith of Frederick, was named the chubbiest baby.

In the thirteen- to eighteen-month-old category, Dixie Eckenrode, eighteen-month-old daughter of Ashley and Scott Eckenrode of Keymar, was judged the prettiest girl. The cutest boy was Connor Naylor of Rocky Ridge, eighteen-month-old son of Jason and Katie Naylor. The chubbiest baby was Claire Myers, fourteen-month-old daughter of Steve and Heidi Myers of Emmitsburg.

In the nineteen- to twenty-four-month-old category, there were no girls. Jeffrey Petko, twenty-three-month-old son of Josh and Jenny Petko of Pasadena, Maryland, was named the cutest boy. The chubbiest baby was Mason Miller, twenty-month-old son of Brandy and Ryan Miller of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

Please join them again next year on the second Saturday of August. You may register your baby (or babies), who range in age from one day up to twenty-four months, zero days.

Denny Black
You may not be aware that a new bird-like species was recently discovered. You can only see one during the baseball season each year when it migrates out of winter hiding into every minor and major league ballpark in America. When spotted, it is almost always a male of the species in the approximate age range of nine through adolescence. Its plumage mimics that of a number of baseball birds, including the oriole, cardinal, and blue jay. Its sole purpose is to snag baseballs to carry to its nest. I’m referring to the “Ball Hawk,” and my nephew Edison Hatter is one who recently collected his thousandth baseball on August 12.

Edison’s parents, Ed and Susie Hatter, took him to his first baseball game in 2005 when he was six years old. In 2009, Edison’s Uncle Ron and Aunt Bonnie Albaugh started taking him to the Hagerstown Suns games. In the beginning, Ron and Bonnie had to sit on each side of him because of his fear of getting hit by a foul ball. Who would have known how things would change at a Hagerstown Suns game in 2011, when Edison snagged his first baseball—and a new Ball Hawk was born!

I started to regularly tag along with Edison to ball games during the 2013 season, and soon learned that ball hawking has its own rule book and set of skills. Edison quickly schooled me in the various ball hawking tactics involved in snagging third out balls, home run balls, umpire balls, and dugout balls. I found myself with him at baseball parks, hours before the gates opened for games in order for the Ball Hawk to find baseballs in parking lots during batting practice, and then stand in line to be the first to bolt into a stadium to special locations where practice balls may be hidden. Each tactic requires a Ball Hawk to be strategically located in a stadium at the right place and time during a game. And, it hasn’t hurt my nephew to be able to ask “May I have the baseball, please?” in six languages, as well as sign language (which actually worked to get a baseball on one occasion). It also helps a Ball Hawk to bring along a hat for each team playing the game in order to switch plumage, while hovering over each side of a stadium between innings for baseballs from players.

Not everyone can acquire the skills to become a successful Ball Hawk. You have to be dedicated to arriving hours before each game and staying long after a game ends, in all kinds of weather, to connect with players; and it helps having relatives nuts enough to take you to about fifty games each season. You have to be able to face defeat, like the time when the Ball Hawk and I were sternly directed to leave certain areas of a ball park while chasing baseballs (don’t tell the Ball Hawk’s parents!). For serious reading for Ball Hawks like Edison, a book has been written describing the required skills to succeed, as well as a website where they dutifully document and point score each ball based on the difficulty of the catch. No kidding!

I have witnessed most of Edison’s milestones: Ball 100 (2013 – Arizona Diamondbacks), 200 (2014 – Washington Nationals), 300 and 400 (2014-2015 – Hagerstown Suns), 500 (2015 – Frederick Keys), 600 (2015 – Baltimore Orioles), 700 (2016 – Hagerstown Suns), 800 (2016 – Baltimore Orioles), 900 (2016 – Frederick Keys), and 1,000 (2016 – Toronto Blue Jays).

I was with him in 2015 at Hagerstown when he set his personal record of snagging twenty-six baseballs in one game. I’ve seen him on several occasions run out of Hagerstown’s Municipal Stadium to find a player’s first professional-level home run ball or grand slam ball and then give it to the player after the game. I’ve seen him, over time, give away a quarter of his baseballs to younger kids at games. I stayed with him very late one night after a Frederick Keys game so that he could proudly tell Jonathan Schoop (Orioles 2nd Base), who was there on rehab, that he had acquired an autographed pair of Jonathan’s spikes. Along with all the baseballs, Edison has hawked over twenty-five game-used bats, countless line-up cards, autographed batting gloves (the dirtier the better!), and a stash of baseball cards that most likely includes a future Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle.
I tell Edison that his ball hawking days are numbered now that he is seventeen and can no longer pull off the cute-little-boy routine that works well in getting baseballs from players. He’s working now at passing along his skills to a younger brood of Ball Hawks, like Henry Benchoff and Tyler Caron of Waynesboro. Edison’s parents have dreams of him going into some field of science, but I have different plans for him. I am urging him to become a lawyer and agent for big name sport stars. Then I can continue to tag along with the Ball Hawk to games well into my senior years.

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Edison Hatter, Ball Hawk, collected his thousandth baseball on August 12, 2016.

by Christine Schoene Maccabee
John Muir, Nature’s Visionary
The above quote was part of John Muir’s impassioned invitation to President Roosevelt and Vice President Howard Taft to join him in Yosemite and camp out under the stars. Together, they talked about protecting the giant redwoods from timbering, as well as preserving the ecological wonders only Muir, and the natives who had lived there, knew intimately. Upon returning East, the Roosevelt Administration created five national parks and twenty-three national monuments, and they added more than 148-million acres of woodland to the national forest system. Muir was also founder of the Sierra Club, of which most of us are aware and some of us members.

In my twenties, I knew next to nothing about the person of John Muir until I read a book, Baptized into Wilderness, which is filled with many inspiring writings from his years spent as caretaker in Yosemite. How he managed to brilliantly overcome the trauma of living with his tyrannical father, a Scottish Calvinist Minister of the worst sort who beat him daily, is nothing short of a miracle. As Muir wrote in his autobiography, “by the time I was 11 years of age I had about three-fourths of the Old Testament and all of the New by heart and by sore flesh.”

Fortunate to be nurtured by the love of his mother and sisters, and due to his fascination with nature and inventing, he grew into a strong young man, fully determined to make his own way in life once the family moved from Scotland to Wisconsin. Helping to clear land and create their homestead was no easy life, but in his free time, Muir invented all sorts of crazy things made from scraps of iron and wood. At age twenty-two, he decided to show his inventions at the state fair in Madison and was a smash hit with his “early rising machine,” which tipped a person out of bed at an appointed hour. His father accused him of the sin of vanity.

He avoided the Civil War on the grounds of passivism, while attending the University of Wisconsin, which he dropped out of after his sophomore year, little knowing that thirty-four years later he would receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from that same college. With a beard as bushy and long as any had seen, he headed to Canada on foot, “botanizing” along the way. The things of nature were always his first love.

After losing his eyesight due to a freak accident at a machinery factory, Muir gasped, “My right eye is gone! Closed forever on all God’s beauty.” His left eye also failed, leaving him blind. However, after endless nightmares and despair while convalescing in a darkened room, his vision slowly returned. Muir proclaimed “Now I have risen from the grave,” and he forever shunned the work of factories. Instead, he took to further journeys by foot, with his plant press on his back, heading south to “anywhere in the wilderness,” which took him through the Appalachian Mountains and swamps of Georgia. He sketched and journaled and pressed plants along the way.

That first long walk of one thousand miles took him to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico. However, his longest journey by foot, which he called “my grand sabbath day three years long” drew him West, climbing Mt. Ranier, exploring glaciers in Alaska, and ultimately settling in the California Sierras. It was there that he wrote his most inspiring words, describing the beauty and wonder of the plant life, animals, boulders, sequoias, and experiencing ecstatic moments at the top of a tree during a hurricane. Muir proclaimed his reverence for all life forms, becoming a “voice for the voiceless,”as he worked to convince others of the need to preserve as much of the untouched purity of the natural world as possible.

Muir’s invitation to go out and become “steeped in the wonder of creation” was not only for people back then. It is still an invitation to us all today. My own life has been shaped by Muir and many other voices for the voiceless; that is how I have come to write of my own passion to preserve and enhance wild places, allowing even more habitat on our properties and in our backyards.

Fortunate for us, there is a monthly meeting of the Sierra Club at the Thurmont Regional Library. This month, we will meet on Saturday, September 3, from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Please come and join us as we work on a variety of projects to help preserve the goodness of our planet for generations to come.
With John Muir’s Vision as our inspiration, we can make progress in spite of adversities. If he did it, so can we!

by James Rada, Jr.

Emmitsburg
Town Election: September 27
The Emmitsburg town election will be held Tuesday, September 27, from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The election is for two commissioner seats, currently held by Glenn Blanchard and Jennifer Mellor. The newly elected commissioners will be sworn in during the town meeting on October 3.

Town Wants Grant to Finish Square Project
The Emmitsburg Mayor and Commissioners approved a resolution to seek a second Community Legacy Grant in the amount of $170,523 for the Emmitsburg Square Project. This is for the remaining amount needed to finish the project, in addition to funds the town has already set aside. The other Community Legacy Grant is for Main Street improvements and is submitted annually to the state.

New Member of Citizens Advisory Committee
Brandy Malocha, one of the owners of Emmitsburg Tattoo and a Montgomery County police officer, is now a member the Citizens Advisory Committee. She was appointed unanimously by the Emmitsburg Mayor and Commissioners during their August meeting.

Improving Credit Card Payments
Responding to requests from residents, Town of Emmitsburg staff is seeking ways to make paying town bills online a more user-friendly experience. Staff has spoken with various providers to see what options they offer. Currently, there is a $3.95 flat fee (or a 2 percent charge) to residents to pay a town bill with a credit card online. Bank transfers to pay bills cost the town 25 cents per transfer. Staff will continue to seek a way to refine the costs and process and make recommendations in the future.
The town is also considering ways to be able to take credit card payments at the town office. The cost to do this would be 25 cents, plus 2.1 percent of each transaction, in addition to a monthly fee. To cover these costs, the town may need to charge a $5.00 convenience fee to the customer for each transaction.

Town Receives Grant for Pool Repairs
The Town of Emmitsburg has received a $217,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Public Works to repair the leaking 45-year-old pool. The grant should also pay for resurfacing of the pool, repairs to the bath house, new lifeguard chairs, and new umbrellas.

Commissioners Hear from Residents Regarding Dog Park
The Emmitsburg mayor and commissioners heard public comment about the possible location of a 150-foot by 100-foot dog park in the Community Park, which is behind the Southgate community. This site best meets the town’s criteria for ease of parking, ease of access, safety, ease of maintenance, and access to a water line. Three of the four people who addressed the commissioners were against the proposed location. Besides the nearness to their homes, they were concerned with things like noise, waste, child safety, loose dogs in the neighborhood, and dog abandonment in the park.

The person who spoke in favor of the park lived in a different area of town.

While the proposed location has some problems, it is the best location that the town has been able to identify for a dog park.

The commissioners heard the comments of residents but took no action on the issue. Commissioner Cliff Sweeney suggested the Scott Road Farm as a possible location, which will be examined by town staff.

For more information on the town of Emmitsburg, visit www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call 301-600-6300.

Emmitsburg
by Mayor Briggs
Why is the return to school referred to as “back to school”? Why not “forward to school”? Added maturity, new experiences, new courses, athletics, and other after-school activities lie ahead, not “back.”

Thank you to the anonymous Emmitsburg giver for providing free pool passes to the children.

Emmitsburg Cares: See Something Say Something held its first meeting in August. It was a wonderful evening of joint prayer, talks by resident Elizabeth Buchman and Deputy Travis Rohrer, and comprehensive discussions, all for a very engaged audience. If you see anything suspicious, call non-emergency Sheriff at 301-600-1046 and leave information with the option of being anonymous. Visit emmitsburgcares@gmail.com or go to the Emmitsburg Cares Facebook page for more information.

Paul’s Pit Stop, closed since a fire last November, reopened on August 8. There was significant damage from the fire. All are thankful that the owner had the spirit and conviction to reopen.

Work began on the walkway along East Lincoln Avenue. The walkway connecting Creamery Road and South Seton Avenue was targeted to be open around the time that school starts. Kids going to and from our two schools will no longer have to compete with vehicular traffic. This is the eighth sidewalk connection made in the last four years. We are on our way to becoming a walkable community.

As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of biking activity in Emmitsburg. There have been eight hundred to a thousand bike riders through our town. First, for the Firefighters 50, Century Ride. Next, Bike MS, and then as a part of the nationally known Tour de Frederick. All funds raised were for charities, and the rides should bring back tourism to our town. Thank you, Commissioner Tim O’Donnell.

The Downtown Square revitalization is still on schedule to begin spring 2017. The square project will include replacing all the sidewalks on East and West Main Street.
Finally, the new Flat Run Bridge project is beginning to show signs of getting started. Town Planner Cipperly and I met briefly with the construction contractor, and construction components are starting to show up. Construction is projected to be completed by August 2018. We have been assured that there will be two-way traffic throughout the project.

Start exercising! There will be a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.
Welcome State Farm Insurance and Emmitsburg Tattoo. Thank you for selecting Emmitsburg.
Hoping that everyone has a wonderful Labor Day.

Thurmont
Blue Toilets Appear in Thurmont Yards
The blue toilets around Thurmont is part of a fundraiser for the Civitan Club. The blue toilets will be placed in yards of Thurmont residents for 48 hours. The property owner has to pay to have it removed. The property owner can also pay to select who the next recipient of the toilet will be, pay for insurance so that it won’t find its way back to the property, and pay to have it removed early. All of the funds raised will go toward the new inclusive playground that the Civitan Club is building.

Planning and Zoning Commission Member Appointed
Victor Cranberry was recently appointed as an alternate member to the Thurmont Planning and Zoning Commission. He was the only applicant for the position, but he has experience by serving on the Thurmont Police Commission and the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Commission.

New Multi-purpose Field Contract Awarded
The Thurmont mayor and commissioners recently awarded the contract to build a new multi-purpose field next to the football field. Three companies attended the pre-bid meeting, but only one company submitted a bid. W. F. Deluater and Son submitted a bid for $168,481 for the field and $58,581 for 2,000 linear feet of fencing. The total project cost came in below the amount projected for the project. The field should be finished in the fall, which will allow it to be used next fall once the grass has been established.
For more information on the town of Thurmont, visit www.thurmont.com or call the town office at 301-271-7313.

Eighth in the series of the Lions Club Christmas Ornaments, the 2016 ornament features a beautiful, wintery holiday scene at 3 West Main Street in Thurmont. Once again, “Christmas at the Train Store,” features the artwork of the very talented local artist, Rebecca Pearl. Currently, the Christmas ornament is in production and will be ready for distribution this fall. Price is $10.60 (tax included). To order and reserve your ornament, please call Lion Joann Miller at 301-271-3913.

The 2nd Annual Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Event features games, door prizes, face painting, live music, snacks, and much more. You can also meet Princess Leia and Chewbacca! View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.

Come out to the 60th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show, held September 9-11, 2016, at Catoctin High School. Show features auctions; contests; entertainment; farm, garden, and household exhibits; food; and so much more. View the advertisement on page 16 for more details.

Entertainment from around the globe will be featured at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the 2016-2017 season. Don’t miss FAME–The Musical on September 24, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Come out for the 36th Annual Pippenfest on September 24-25, 2016, at historic Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Event features community yard sale, craft exhibitors, professional artists, activities for children, cruise-in car show, and much more. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.