by Michele Cuseo
Town Election, September 30
Two positions open for election are the Mayor’s seat, currently held by Don Briggs, and one commissioner’s seat, currently held by Chris Staiger. Mayor Briggs plans to run for re-election, and Commissioner Staiger has stated he will not run again. Joe Ritz, Emmitsburg resident, has stated his intention to run for the commissioner’s seat. All positions are for a three-year term.
The election will be held at 22 East Main Street, from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Last day to register to vote is September 9. For any further questions, call the town office.
Pippinfest 34th Annual Event, September 28 & 29
The local Pippinfest in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, is expected to draw large crowds this year. Pippinfest has been a cherished event for the past three decades, offering visitors a fine selection of arts, crafts, food, music, and many other fun activities. Pippinfest literally means “apple festival” and boasts many delectable apple treats at the event.
Live musical groups and organizations will be set up to celebrate the harvest, the local traditions, and the community. Anyone interested in participating in Pippinfest can call the Fairfield town office at 717-647-5640.
For more information about the Town of Emmitsburg, view the town’s website at www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call the town office at 301-600-6300.
Limited Edition Prints for Sale
The Thurmont Lions Club is selling a group of 250 fine quality limited-edition prints depicting the Thurmont Trolley Mural paintings by artist Yemi. All proceeds will benefit the Trolley Substation refurbishing project. Also for sale will be etched glass Christmas ornaments imprinted with “Thurmont Established in 1751.” Anyone interested in these special collectibles can call Joann Miller at 301-271-6965.
The Town of Thurmont is preparing for Colorfest, scheduled this year for October 11 and 12. The security contract was awarded to Tim May Investigations. Two other bids will need to be awarded for the port-a-potties and for trash pick-up. The town pays for these services via the Colorfest permits. This is the largest-drawing arts and crafts show in the State of Maryland. It has also grown into one of the largest yard sale events in the state as well. For any questions regarding permits, please call the town office.
Thurmont Planning for Town Lights
In planning ahead for future town lights along the main streets of Thurmont, town officials have decided to install conduits for wiring along sidewalk areas. The light installations will be done by the town’s own electric company, as they have professional electricians, pole trucks, and so forth to do the job.
View the Town of Thurmont’s website at www.thurmont.com or call the town office at 301-271-7313 for more information.