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December 4, 2011

10 Fun Things To Do in Gettysburg in December!

1. An Eisenhower Christmas- Starts Dec. 1st- 31st at Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg, Pa.

Shuttle bus leaves 1195 Baltimore Pike running from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

The Eisenhower home is decorated for Christmas exactly like it was during the time Eisenhower lived there.

http://www.nps.gov/eise

2. Wine and Holiday Food Pairing-  On Dec. 2nd runs 5 p.m. till 9 p.m., 8th, 15th & 22nd runs 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Reid’s Orchard & Winery Tasting Room at Jennie’s House located at 242 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Holiday wine and food pairing guide while trying wine and foods and dips.

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com

3. Jennie Wade Open House- Runs Dec. 3rd- 18th at the Jennie Wade House located at 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

The Jennie Wade House opens to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and music from 4 p.m. till 10 p.m.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldbustours.com

4. Holiday Festival of Lights- Nov. 1st- Jan. 2nd located at the Gettysburg Village Outlets 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive on Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pa.

Enjoy the light festivities and complimentary hot cocoa and live music, or a 3-D holiday movie every Friday night at the outlets.

http://www.theoutletshoppesatgettysburg.com

5. Civil War Holiday Dinner Theater- Runs Dec. 2nd-Dec. 17th Fridays and Saturdays only at The Farnsworth House Inn & Restaurant located at 401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Period dressed actors will portray holiday customs from the home front and war front of the Civil War era and sing Christmas Carols.  The dinner will include drinks, soup, salads, side dishes, the main course, and dessert.  The evening’s events will end in the inn’s cellar with ghost stories about one of America’s most haunted houses.

Cost for admission and dinner is $39.95 for adults & $19.95 for children 10 and under.  Event begins at 7 p.m.

6. Hauser After Hours- Nov. 5th- Dec. 17th on Saturdays only at Hauser Estate Winery located at 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Pa.

Come enjoy live music, food, and wine at the Hauser House Winery.  Pay per plate for food and wine can be ordered by the glass or by the bottle.  Admission is free.

http://www.hauserestate.com

7. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker- Mon. Dec. 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theater located at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Ticket pricing begins at $75.80, to $53.80, to $42.25, and as low as $31.25a ticket.

http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org

8. Winter Solstice Celebration- Dec. 17th -Dec.18th from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. at Liberty Mountain Resort located at 78 Country Club Road, Carroll Valley, Pa.

You can enjoy lots of fun at Liberty Mountain skiing, boarding, or tubing during the Winter Solstice kick-off celebration.

http://www.libertymountainresort.com

9. Wrap It Up- Sat. Dec. 24th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Reid’s Orchard & Winery located at 242 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Bring up to three gifts to be wrapped by elves and enjoy a glass of wine, you purchase, while celebrating the holidays.

10. Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge- Dec. 28th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty Mountain Resort located at 78 Country Club Road, Carroll Valley, Pa.

The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is a special racing series that is open to all ages and ability levels. A duel Giant Slalom course will be set up on Lower Blue Streak trail. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age group to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the race, prizes are given away throughout the day. The course is easy accessed and viewed from the main Base Area. Admission into the race is free, however, purchase of a lift ticket is required.

http://www.libertymountainresort.com

 

November 17, 2011

Sing Like No One is Listening!

Tricia Nolan owner of Trisha’s Tunes Karaoke.

Tricia has been singing in bars for years, however, long before her DJ business even existed, she was a real estate appraiser.  Tricia Nolan has always been an entrepreneur, but when the recession hit, the housing market took a toll, and Tricia could see a decline in her real estate business.

“I thought, what else can I do?  What else do I know how to do except sing and I don’t wanna be in a band so…I started my own karaoke business,” Nolan said.

Little by little, Nolan purchased DJ equipment, and began building her karaoke business.  She collected most of her karaoke songs from a good friend, who at the time, already had a karaoke business.  A tremendous amount of time and effort went into putting song books together and calling around bars and clubs for gigs to get her business started.

One of her first gigs was at a restaurant/bar in Eldersburg, MD., called Luna Rosas.  As the pieces started falling into place, Nolan began booking more gigs, and she eventually purchased a laptop.  After going digital with her karaoke music, Nolan said goodbye to her CD’s and CDG’s.  For the past three years, Tricia’s Tunes Karaoke has made a name for itself, gathering quite a crowd of karaoke singers.  Nolan has sung karaoke in Hawaii, NJ., Conn., Ocean City, and even in Alcapoko, Mexico.

Tricia’s Tunes at Luna Rosas.

“I won a contest in Mexico,” Nolan said.

Nolan had won second place in Mexico at a karaoke contest.  She has also performed with bands, including the popular Florida rock band, The Joe Cullutti Band, at Lou’s Blues in Melbourne Beach, FL.  Nolan has even traveled as far as Nashville, TN., to try her luck in the Music City.

Lou’s Blues in Melbourne Beach, Fl.

Nolan’s warm smile and charismatic personality has won over a huge fan base of karaoke-goers in Carroll County, MD. and Hanover, PA.  Her routine gigs include the Moose in Reiserstown, MD., The Colosseum in Hanover, PA., The Eagles in Littlestown, PA., and in the summertime, she performs at a kids day camp in Carroll County, MD.  Nolan DJ’s at weddings and private parties.  She also does trivia shows;  including fun questions and trivial games that can be played for prizes.

Nolan’s latest and most exciting DJ gig is the Colosseum in PA.  The bar is holding a karaoke contest with a prize of one-hundred dollars for first place, and a 50 dollar prize for second.  The karaoke contest starts at 9 p.m. and runs till 1 a.m. every Wednesday night.  The contest runs for ten weeks, where the owner and bartender of the restaurant will pick two contestants each night, to compete in the finals.

Tricia and Friends.

Tricia Nolan’s husband, James, is also a musician.  His band, “Night Fall,” plays modern to classic rock, and Top-40 Hits.  “Night Fall” performs out  in the Baltimore County area.  Some have their gigs have included Belisimo’s in Finksburg, MD. and The Moose in Reiserstown, MD.

Nolan is a people person and loves what she does.  You will always see her smiling, and may always catch her singing a tune, whether it be at the gym, on a car ride to Nashville, or in her house practising some new karaoke songs!  Tricia and I have been singing together since I was 18-years-old, and I’m sure we will be singing for a long time.  Our next adventure will be singing karaoke in Vegas and California!