Shop, Dine and Support Local
The holiday season is upon us. The countdowns to Christmas have already started, whether it be the actual days until the holiday, or how many Saturdays until the big day. We’re constantly being reminded of this via social media, radio, and TV. GARMA’s countdown has started, too.
Join us Friday, November 26 from 5:30 – 6:15 for the annual lighting of the Gettysburg Christmas Tree. Santa will light the tree at 6pm and then meet the little ones at his Shanty located on Lincoln Square. For more details visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com. This holiday season, from November 29 – December 30, GARMA will again be offering FREE holiday parking all day Monday through Thursday on select, marked meters. Those marked meters are located on the first blocks of Carlisle, York, Chambersburg and Baltimore Streets, Lincoln Square and the first block of Steinwehr Ave.
GARMA has come up with an exciting, fun way to put fast cash in your hands this holiday season. GARMA Elves will be spreading joy passing out GARMA Gift Certificates from Thanksgiving to Christmas. You may be out shopping or dining and one of our Elves hands you a GARMA Gift Certificate to use toward your purchase. Or save your gift certificate to use later. With over 65 businesses that are GARMA members you never know when you may encounter one of our Elves.
GARMA Gift Certificates are a great gift to give that “hard to buy for” person. Gift Certificates can be purchased at Artworks, 30 York St., Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave., and Goin’ Postal at the Gettysburg Outlets. Visit our website to see a list of all GARMA members who accept gift certificates. Gift certificates are a great way to try out a restaurant or shop you’ve always wanted to go to but kept putting it off.
The air is crisp and the leaves are falling just in time for First Friday, Gettysburg Style on November 5th. Shop, stroll and dine and have an “unbeleafable” time. You can visit the First Friday page on our website for a list of participating GARMA members. Click on the business logos and you’ll be directed to their website or Facebook page to see what events they may be having.
GARMA is also collecting items for our veterans the month of November. We will be supporting For the Love of a Veteran located in Hanover. They have provided us with a donation list that can be found on our website. Participating GARMA businesses will have a collection box with the wish list attached where you can drop off your donations.
Shop, dine, and support local. Be patient and be kind. Make someone smile.
Jennie Dillon is the President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York St.
Join in the fun of what GARMA has to offer
Gettysburg is a destination location for many reasons. The obvious reason being the history of the battle. But as we all know, Gettysburg is so much more and has so much more to offer.
All of the tourism factions of Gettysburg and Adams County do their part to bring visitors to Gettysburg with their creative and exciting annual events. GARMA also has a few events that we bring to the table to drive visitation to Gettysburg.
Our monthly event, that has been going on for quite a few years is First Friday, Gettysburg Style. Every month has a First Friday! What an easy way to remember when the event is held without having to know the actual date on the calendar.
Our First Friday Committee comes up with themes and events for member businesses so there is continuity in town as to what is being celebrated. Members are encouraged to be as creative as they like with those themes and events; the skies the limit. Businesses may stay open a little later than usual, have sale specials, activities, refreshments, live music, etc. The committee is dedicated to making First Friday a Destination Event for Gettysburg every month.
To find out what a GARMA member may be doing to celebrate, go to the First Friday page on the GARMA website and click on the logo of the business you’re interested in. You will be directed to either the business’s Facebook page or website.
GARMA also starts the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Gettysburg Christmas Tree. This event is always held the Friday evening after Thanksgiving (as we shoppers and retailers call it, Black Friday). GARMA has a great team of elves who pull this event together. You can enjoy the countdown to the tree lighting while sipping hot cocoa and listening to Christmas music. GARMA brings Santa into Lincoln Square and the jolly old elf asks everyone to help him countdown to 6 o’clock and yell “Light That Tree”. Afterwards Santa makes his way to his Shanty to greet all the children and their families (4-legged children included).
Our other big event is the bi-annual Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Held the 3rd Saturday in May and the 4th Saturday in September, 2022 marks the antique shows 55th year. Vendors and shoppers line the streets of downtown Gettysburg looking for a good buy. However, the 2020 and 2021 antique shows have had quite a hurdle to overcome with the ongoing pandemic. Vendor numbers have decreased during this trying time. We can only look forward, never back, and hope that better times are ahead to bring you a great 55th year.
GARMA operates with a 10 person Board of Directors. We are comprised of business owners and representatives of Gettysburg businesses who volunteer our time to help bring these events to this community. If you’re interested in becoming a GARMA member, please visit our website at www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com to fill out an application. If you are a current member and are interested in becoming more involved with GARMA, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As is said, the more the merrier.
Jennie Dillon is the President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York St.
Looking for something to do in Gettysburg? Just Improvise
I’ve always been told that I have a quick wit. A snappy comeback to someone’s comment has always come easy for me. Growing up, I think that it’s amused my Mom, and sometimes I think it’s annoyed her. But guess what, Mom? I’m going to try and put this skill to good use.
I was having coffee with my dear friend Karen Land, the director (or “side coach” as she calls herself) of the Improv Troupe at Gettysburg Community Theatre. I asked her “what is Improv?”. I mean, I do have the basic gist of what it is and how it should work. However, I thought I’d ask the professional. So as we’re talking, I’m thinking that I could certainly try my hand at Improv. I’m rarely caught off guard; always try to be on my toes. I could put that quick wit to good use.
So I’ve already committed to Karen that I’ll attend the audition for the Improv Troupe at the Theatre. Auditions are Sunday, September 12, 7pm at Gettysburg Community Theatre at 49 York St. (you must be 18 years or older to audition). No experience is necessary to audition. You’ll have a great “side coach” who will help you.
Another creative outlet for me has been singing – well, actually, karaoke. The Gettysburger on Chambersburg St. has karaoke every Tuesday night from 9pm-12am. I’ve done karaoke at many different places, but I must say that The Gettysburger is the best. Everyone sings! No one is shy, no one laughs just because you may sing off key. Everyone is clapping and supportive. When you’re there, you’re singing amongst friends. Start your evening there with a great dinner and homemade dessert before belting out Freebird.
If being on stage or performing in front of others isn’t your style, there’s still plenty of fun things to do this month.
Saturday evenings the Gettysburg Heritage Center comes to life with their series “Night at the Museum, 1863”. You can find out what life was like during the battle for the townspeople of Gettysburg. We all remember civilian Jennie Wade, but we tend to forget about the others living here during those three days and beyond.
September 4th marks the opening of the Gettysburg Foundation’s Children of Gettysburg 1863 museum (formerly known as The Rupp House) on Baltimore St. Children and adults will learn what life was like for the youth of Gettysburg during the battle. The museum offers a hands-on historical experience.
Saturday, September 25th is the 54th Annual Fall Outdoor Antique Show on the streets of downtown Gettysburg. There’s a lot of work that goes into organizing the spring and fall shows. The morning of the show we start bagging the meters at 3:30am. By 5am the vendors start settling into their spots so they’re ready for business come 7am when the show officially starts. It’s a tiring day for all involved but a great way to increase downtown traffic for our restaurants and shops. 2022 dates are May 21st and September 24th.
Visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com for a list of GARMA members. Are you a business interested in becoming a GARMA member and you’re located within 5 miles of Lincoln Square? Contact us at email@example.com.
Jennie Dillon is the President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York St.
Stop and smell the familiar flowers of Gettysburg
Each week, usually by Tuesday, I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do the upcoming weekend. I like to plan ahead because it gives me something to look forward to. One or two days off of either mowing my yard (which I do find relaxing) or planning something with family or friends.
My mom and I have always enjoyed walking around town looking in all the shops or reading the plaques on or in front of the buildings. Yes, I’ve lived here all my life, but sometimes you still need to take time to smell the flowers even if you’ve smelled them before. And sometimes it’s fun to take a tour of downtown and see things from someone else’s perspective.
My friend Lori Mitchell has a unique tour business called Savor Gettysburg Food Tours. These walking tours are done on the weekends and gather a small group of people to walk the town and visit various selected eateries to taste samplings of their great cuisines. These tours not only introduce you to great food, but also give you a chance to look at every building and see what shops are here and what happened where. One of Lori’s tours is actually a tour and cooking class all in one.
The “Farmer’s Market Tour and Cooking Class” features local chefs taking participants through the Adams County Farmers Market where you can learn to shop like a chef. Once you’ve made your purchases of fresh produce you’ll proceed to the Adams County Arts Council. There you’ll participate in a hands-on cooking class where the chef teaches you how to prepare your market fresh items into delicious dishes. After you’ve prepared your food you’ll pair it with local wine from Reid’s Winery and Cider House.
Our town and county is so rich in not only history, but also in what comes from the soil. Adams County is the Apple Capital of the east coast. Local wineries like Reid’s and Adams County Winery harvest their own grapes and other fruits to make such uniquely tasting wines. Our Farmers Market, who is an umbrella host every Saturday morning from May to October for local farmers to bring fresh grown produce to sell. The market and local retail shops are an outlet for local artisans to sell their handmade products.
One thing I love about Gettysburg is how locals work with locals. We’re still a small enough community to understand the importance of working together. In one tour you have three local entities being brought together, highlighting the best of Gettysburg and Adams County.
So take the time to walk the town, the market, the shops, the restaurants, take a tour and smell those familiar flowers. You may have a better appreciation for them. As Mayor Streeter says “Come. Visit. Enjoy the jewel of south-central Pennsylvania”.
Visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com for a list of GARMA members and events.
Jennie Dillon is the President of GARMA and owner of Artworks, 30 York St
GARMA through the years
The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association has been an ever changing entity since its inception in 1972 when it was christened The Retail Merchants Association, Inc., of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (or RMA). This month we announce another change, this one of leadership.
At our June 10 meeting, our fearless leader, Kathy Gilbert announced that she would be stepping down from the role of President effective June 30. As Vice President, I have assumed the role of President effective July 1. I have those proverbial “very big shoes to fill” as I step into this new position. Personally and professionally Kathy has been a huge role model, mentor, confidante and most importantly, friend. I am ever so thankful that she has always included me and shared with me information that would help me take over the reign of this organization. We are all very grateful that Kathy is staying on with GARMA as a board member. I personally will be glad that when I look to my right at our meetings that Kathy will still be sitting there.
Kathy and I sat one evening looking through old GARMA papers and we were rerouted back in time looking at the names of the original 38 members of the “RMA”. Some of the businesses I slightly remember, as most didn’t survive past the late 1980’s. Most I remember hearing my mom talk about as the place to shop in downtown Gettysburg.
So many were specialty stores; ladies clothing, shoes, men’s clothing, appliance stores, hardware stores. Stores that cease to exist anymore because of the advent of shopping malls that housed all of these types of stores in one enclosed location. Big box stores came along and small business owners couldn’t compete with pricing and selection. Or, sadly, as owners got older they had no one to carry on the business after they were gone.
Gettysburg had Coffman Jeweler’s, Blocher’s Jewelry Store and The Charmed Circle (where I bought my high school ring). Ladies could shop for blouses, slacks and dresses at the Carol Ann Shoppe, Tobey’s, Modern Miss Shop and Mary Edith Shop. Children’s clothes could be found at Jack and Jill Shoppe.
Men bought their clothing at Benn’s on Lincoln Square, T&S Menswear or Hershey’s Men Shop. If you needed a new appliance you went to Weishaar Brothers or Baker’s Electronics. Zerfing’s Hardware was the “go-to” place for every little thing you needed for home repair.
Other very honorable mentions that helped define a shopping experience in Gettysburg – Faber’s Restaurant (great milkshakes), Hartzell’s Luncheonette, House of Bender on the corner of Baltimore St/Lincoln Square, G.C. Murphy, Wolfe’s Restaurant (now The Pub) and of course George Olinger’s Trinkets, Treasures and Trash on the corner of Chambersburg and S. Washington Sts., home of the large totem pole in the front window.
I do want to recognize a business that has been a member of GARMA since the very beginning in 1972. Martin’s Family Shoes, located at 26 Baltimore St., have stood the test of time in Gettysburg for over 80 years. They’ve been steadfast in selling great quality footwear and providing great quality service. What a testament to John Fidler and his staff for seeing this business into a new century and coming through a monumental pandemic. Thank you John for your continued support of GARMA and the Gettysburg community.
Thank you all for indulging my walk down memory lane. Thank you to the businesses that have been members who have come and gone. We strive to do great things for this community such as bringing Christmas and Santa to Gettysburg and organizing the Spring and Fall Outdoor Antique Shows that bring great business to the downtown.
Thank you to all the leaders of GARMA, past and present. Thank you Kathy Gilbert for your dedication and determination to keep GARMA relevant to our businesses and community.
If you’re interested in finding out what GARMA is or are a business that is interested in becoming a member, visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com
Jennie Dillon is the President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York St.
Destination Weddings in Gettysburg
“No one can come to Gettysburg unstirred by the thoughts of those who fought here, and of him who spoke here”. A profound quote by Dwight Eisenhower in 1946 as he spoke at the 114th commencement exercises of Gettysburg College.
Gettysburg College has now graduated their 2021 class and the students have gone off to start the rest of their adult lives. This past year was quite challenging for schools. Locals know that The Gettysburg Hotel, owned by the college, was used for dormitories this past school year. With things starting to return to a new normal, we’re excited that The Gettysburg Hotel will be open to the public for business as usual on July 1st. Not only does the hotel serve as beautiful accommodations for our guests traveling to Gettysburg, but also as a meeting and banquet facility.
Gettysburg has become a destination location for weddings. The Gettysburg Hotel has been a very popular destination to celebrate that special day. The hotel has five inside event spaces that can be utilized for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, smaller informal weddings and events in addition to their newly remodeled Grand Ballroom. For those of us who were born and raised here, you may remember that The Grand Ballroom was originally The Gettysburg National Bank (built in 1814). Who remembers calling and hearing “Gettysburg National Bank time is….”? The Bank was our source for finding out the correct time if we had to reset our clocks when the power went out and, for kids – at least me, it was the one phone number I could call and not get in trouble because it was free.
Gettysburg has many hotels and venues to offer for any kind of event or theme. In the last 5-6 years, barn weddings have become very popular. The Inn at Herr Ridge has expanded upon their regular business of casual/fine dining and accommodations with the addition of The Herr Ridge Farm Wedding and Events venue.
Backyard weddings are still very popular even with all the venue options available. When I’m not wearing my GARMA hat, I’m working my full time job at Gettysburg Rental Center as the Events Coordinator. We are supporting about 100 weddings for 2021 with tent rentals, tables, chairs or linens. That’s not including the graduations, retirement and birthday parties, etc. We’re not just an equipment rental store anymore.
Weddings are vital to our area as another source of income for hotels, restaurants, venues and all other services needed. When a bride is planning a wedding she also has to think about salon services (Gettysburg Day Spa has a dedicated wedding coordinator who will schedule your salon services at the spa or onsite the day of the event), DJ’s, Photographers, Florists and so much more.
I am Gettysburg, born and raised. I grew up with a great appreciation of the history of this town. From the pivotal role Gettysburg has played in shaping our nation, to being the home of a 5-star General and President of the United States. I can certainly understand why someone would want to come here, to our beautiful town, to marry and start their happy ever after.
For a complete list of GARMA members visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com.
Jennie Dillon is the Vice President of GARMA and owner of Artworks, York St.
Gettysburg is blooming in May
The month of May in Gettysburg is exciting and busy! With most businesses closed at this time last year, May 2021 is busier than ever for Gettysburg.
May 7 is First Friday, Gettysburg Style. What a great way to spend a Friday evening (and do some Mother’s Day shopping) by strolling the streets of downtown Gettysburg experiencing all of the wonderful small businesses. While you’re downtown grab a drink or a bite to eat but make sure you save room for popcorn. Follow the sounds of the carnival music being played outside of the Majestic Theater on Baltimore St. and join them for their curbside popcorn sale! They’re just tempting you with movie theater popcorn in anticipation of sitting in front of the big screen.
Come out and support the Adams County Farmer’s Market for opening day, Saturday, May 8. Located in the parking lot across from the railroad tracks by the historic Lincoln Train Station, you’re bound to find plenty of fresh produce, plants and baked goods. Supporting the Farmer’s Market means supporting local.
Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 9, 1914 the first Mother’s Day. He asked Americans on that day to give a public “thank you” to their mothers and all mothers. If you’re thinking of taking Mom out for lunch or dinner, check with restaurants to see if they’re offering any specials or if you need to make a reservation.
Crossing our fingers for great weather, Saturday May 15th is the 54th Outdoor Antique Show. The streets of downtown Gettysburg are lined with quality antique and arts vendors from Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania. The show hours are 7am-4pm. If you didn’t know, the vendor fees collected from the May and September Antique Shows are used to purchase wreaths, lights, decorations and other items for Christmas in Gettysburg.
The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a day meant to honor those who have sacrificed and given the last full measure of devotion. Did you know that Gettysburg’s Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest ceremonies in the country? We’re excited that Gettysburg will be having the parade and ceremonies this year, Monday, May 31. The parade starts at 2pm on Lefever St. and ends in the Soldier’s National Cemetery.
So many things to do in our town, so many things to celebrate and be thankful for. Shop Local. Shop Gettysburg. Shop Small. It’s greatly appreciated. For a complete list of GARMA members visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com.
Jennie Dillon is the Vice President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York St.
Gettysburg, resilient then and now
On April 12, 1861 Confederate troops under the command of General Pierre Beauregard opened fire at 4:30am on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. These were the first shots that started the American Civil War, also known as “The War Between The States”. That fateful April day unknowingly brought a little town called Gettysburg into the nation’s eyes for 3 long days in July 1863.
Growing up and working in this town, my first job was at the Gettysburg Travel Council when it was located in the train station on Carlisle St. The number one question asked when a tourist arrived was “where’s the battlefield”. I thought to myself, well, you’re kind of standing on it. I’d get them their town map, a list of all the museums and their hours and fees and then send them on their way to the Visitor Center on the Taneytown Rd. The first suggestion I had for them was to see the Electric Map (I’m really making myself sound pretty old) and second was to walk across the parking lot to the Cyclorama to see the historic painting of Picket’s Charge.
So many things have changed since then. The Gettysburg Travel Council is now Destination Gettysburg and located just outside of town. The Visitor Center on Taneytown Rd. is no more and the current location is on part of the grounds of the old Fantasyland Park (okay, I’m officially ancient). The Electric Map is no more and the Cyclorama building is gone and the painting is now housed in the Visitor Center.
What hasn’t changed is this town’s vibrancy and innovative ways to make itself relevant to a new generation of Civil War enthusiasts. Steinwehr Ave was the street to be on Friday and Saturday nights. Shops were open late, people were out walking way past dark and the locals were cruising the street and making the “Hardee’s to the Square” loop.
So what is happening on Steinwehr now? Well, there’s no more Hardee’s. The Gettysburg Wax Museum is now the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Gone are the life size wax figures depicting scenes and prominent figures during the battle and the war. Now there is a more interactive experience at the museum focusing on the civilians who lived in the town and the soldiers on the battlefield. You get to hear the stories of those who called Gettysburg their home.
Shopping and dining on Steinwehr is plentiful. GARMA dining members on Steinwehr are Gettysburg Eddies, Hunt’s Battlefield Fries, Appalachian Brewing Company, Tommy’s Pizza and the historic Dobbin House built by Rev. Alexander Dobbin in 1776. GARMA shopping members are Rosie’s Collection, Regimental Quartermaster and just on the corner, still considered Baltimore St., Body and Soul Silversmith. Both the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Dobbin House have wonderful gift shops, too.
This little ‘burg, founded and named for settler James Getty, has evolved and thrived into the Gettysburg we see today in 2021. Gettysburg was resilient after the battle and it’s shown resiliency in the wake of the battle we’ve faced since March 2020; a national pandemic.
History, heritage and beautiful memories of Gettysburg. So many reasons to love our town. For a complete list of GARMA members visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com.
Jennie Dillon is Vice President of GARMA and owner of Artworks on York Street
Stroll the Streets of Gettysburg
Springtime in Gettysburg is always beautiful. Once this snow is gone, we can start to make way for the beautiful flowers that the Gettysburg Garden Club spreads throughout the town. Shops will start to open more days and longer hours while restaurants will have outside dining without the necessity of a heater beside you. Ghost tours will once again inhabit the streets and tourists in horse drawn carriages will pass through.
Friday, March 5 is First Friday, Gettysburg Style. GARMA businesses will be celebrating with the green theme of St. Patrick. The Adams County Arts Council on S. Washington St. will feature an outdoor-themed collection of ACAC member artwork during the month of March, holding a reception on March 5. The Ragged Edge Coffee House on Chambersburg St. will be showcasing the work of local watercolor artist Tom Rooney. Gallery 30 on York St. will showcase handcrafted Birds-Eye Maple Cutting Boards for their First Friday reception. Check member’s Facebook pages and websites for a full listing of First Friday fun.
While we still aren’t able to go to our local theaters, Majestic Theater on Carlisle St. and Gettysburg Community Theatre on York St., you can still enjoy movies and performances virtually. Majestic Movies at Home lets you view movies at no charge by simply clicking the link on their Facebook page. Gettysburg Community Theatre is currently looking for actors to perform on stage in streamed productions (socially distanced on stage with no audience in the theatre). And if you’re looking for Saturday night laughs, you can watch their Online Improv Show.
March is Women’s History Month and what better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday then to walk the streets of historic Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Guide. These are one-hour tours discussing some of the heroics of the women who were here during the Battle of Gettysburg.
There are many beautiful days ahead of us in the weeks to come. One event that I am personally looking forward to is the Gettysburg’s Spring Outdoor Antique Show on Saturday, May 15. This year marks the 54th year of wonderful, quality vendors and antiques gracing the streets of downtown Gettysburg. Let’s cross our fingers for beautiful weather that day.
Remember that when you’re dining or shopping in the downtown, there’s no need to rush yourself. Meters in the square and downtown have three-hour parking limits. This does not include the parking garage or the meters on the side of the garage.
Explore the beauty that is Gettysburg. We are fortunate to live amongst such rich history, beautiful museums, shops and incredible culinary cuisines. For a complete list of GARMA members visit our website at www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com.
Jennie Dillon is the Vice President of GARMA and owner of Artworks at 30 York St.
Welcome to the GARMA family
GARMA is excited to welcome two new members to our family of retail shops, attractions and restaurants.
Union Cigar, located at 5 Baltimore St., is under new ownership. A longtime staple of downtown Gettysburg, business partners John Weiser and Alex Babik bought the business in the fall of 2020. If you are a cigar aficionado you will be in great company. First and foremost, when you walk in the front door be prepared to relax! Union Cigar offers a very welcoming atmosphere with their leather sofas and chairs, warm fireplace, big screen TV and full service coffee bar.
John and Alex have a lot of events scheduled in the upcoming weeks to appeal to a wide audience. Cigar 101, Ladies Night, Cigars and Coffee Pairing are just a few. They also offer a Humidor Seasoning Service. A cost is associated with this, unless you purchase your humidor from Union Cigar, then it’s free. Great products and service are guaranteed.
A store named after a beloved childhood bear and the rose headband she wears. That’s Rosie’s Collection, located at 9 Steinwehr Ave. Owner, Marci Cropp has Rosie the bear displayed prominently throughout the shop. Marci wanted to present an atmosphere that transforms lives by making people feel comfortable through their outward appearance so that it might permeate inward.
Rosie’s Collection brings a glimpse of big name city designer apparel to a small town community through great fashionwear. A true “chic boutique” for ladies, Rosie’s carries high-end women’s clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. You can also find great handbags and jewelry to compliment any outfit. New to the shop is Rosie’s Cupboard. An array of branded jams and jellies, salad dressings, bread mixes and salsas will fill your cupboard and keep your meals exciting.
Visit these and other GARMA shops on February 5 for First Friday, Gettysburg Style. Stores will be offering extended hours and in-store savings and offers. You can visit our website, www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com, and click on the store icon to see what’s happening at your favorite shop or restaurant.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Plan a getaway weekend at one of our local hotels or Bed & Breakfasts. The Swope Manor on York St. and The Inn at Herr Ridge are both offering Valentine weekend packages. Check the websites or Facebook pages of our GARMA member restaurants to see what Valentine dinner specials are offered.
Shop local, eat local, stay local. Our restaurants and shops appreciate your business.
Jennie Dillon is the owner of Artworks on York St., Vice President of GARMA and Office and Events Manager at Gettysburg Rental Center.