| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The spirit of a Sept. 11, 2001, commemoration Sunday afternoon prompted Betty L. Bitner to make an impromptu decision and place a sentimental possession in a time capsule.
Bitner, of Chambersburg, put a coin on top of the items already packed into the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The Baltimore City fire and police department were among the groups that turned out Sunday morning to take part in the 911 Run to Remember 5k run and 1-mile walk downtown.
The event started at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the World Trade Center on East...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that devastated America. Once again, there are several notable new and returning documentaries, specials and movies on TV recalling those events and their impact on our...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area and its Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park Committee, will conduct a 9/11 memorial service near the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America.
The chapel service will...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:43 AM
The Chambersburg area’s annual POW/MIA Service of Remembrance will be on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Letterkenny Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Ave.
The service will be followed by memorial dedications at the adjacent Franklin...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:23 PM
With the number of World War II veterans dying at the rate of more than 600 per day, it was a rare occasion to have two veterans of the conflict together in Chambersburg on Thursday.
World War II veteran and best-selling author of “Hell’s...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally.
The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Organizers of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York have begun charging visitors a $2 reservation fee to obtain admission passes. Visitors were previously allowed to reserve a pass for free.
The official website for the memorial states that...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 6:32 PM
9/11 memorial ceremony set for Sunday
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An 11th-anniversary memorial ceremony for Sept. 11, 2001, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the 9/11 Memorial and Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial Park, adjacent to the...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 3:16 PM
It was somewhat of a foregone conclusion that Maravene Loeschke would take center stage this coming week as she is inaugurated as the new president of Towson University.
But Loeschke, a Towson University theater major and later dean of the College of...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Area residents paused to remember and reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, during Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial Park near the Letterkenny Chapel.
The service was held under a tent by the park’...