The Mt. Gretna Newsletter
Mt. Gretna, PA "Not a place, but a spirit."
October 1, 2014
Only the lengthening shadows give a clue. Yet as summer closed and the
onset of fall drew nigh in late September, the leaves gave scarcely a
hint of the approaching season. Forecasters predict Mt. Gretna will have
an early, if slightly less colorful, fall. Still, on their morning walks,
sunny days and agreeable temperatures made things perfect for Lakeview
Drive resident Ken Narehood and Cheers, his four-year-old Wirehaired
Pointing Griffon (sometimes called "the 4-wheel drive of hunting
Mt. Gretna's greatest invention
not come as a surprise to anyone who's been reading this newsletter for
the past dozen years or so, but what appears here usually comes as a
surprise to me.
Mainly that's because of the lively assortment of
Mt. Gretnans who live here. Artists, architects, writers,
photographers, artisans and craftsmen, the place overflows with
spontaneous inspirations. Gifted people add a zesty dash to life as
well as to this monthly letter.
What winds up here is a medley of chance encounters
-- people met in walks around town with Winston, or notes made to
myself recently or somewhere along the way in the past 74 years.
I also depend on ideas sent from readers both here and in
places far removed from Mt. Gretna. As well as on inspirations that
sometimes crop up around the breakfast table. The best place to find
them is probably the only pizzeria in America that serves eggs, baked
oatmeal, and grilled sticky buns along with a thick, spongy New
Breakfast table talk last month started me thinking.
What triggered my notepad into action was Michael
Russell's response to a question about what we say to people who ask
where we're from. Figuring that most couldn't possibly know about tiny
Mt. Gretna when I'm 100 or more miles from home, I usually say
"near Hershey." Everybody thinks they know where Hershey is,
even if they don't.
But Michael, who has good instincts about people,
takes a different tack.
"If they know where Mt. Gretna is," he said,
"they are probably going to be people that I like."
Something about Mt. Gretna resonates with people. It's a
"birds of a feather" thing.
A few days later, I ran into some advertising and
marketing folks for Lancaster's Fulton Theatre. They've had a pretty
successful season this year, with SRO sell-outs and busloads of patrons
pulling up out front. Since most live theaters, ours included, are
struggling today, I asked how they'd go about filling more seats at the
plays and concerts in a place like Mt. Gretna.
"Just concentrate on the favorites people already know
about and emphasize your environment -- the trees, the cottages and the
quiet streets," they said. "People discover a different kind
of living when they come to Mt. Gretna."
I remember once interviewing a lady who lived in Mt.
Gretna but worked in Harrisburg. "When I drive home in the evening
and turn onto Rte. 117 under a canopy of trees," she said, "I
can feel the tensions of the day melt from my shoulders."
People have been coming here for that kind of tonic for more
than a century. In the '20s, Ladies Home Journal writer Ann
Hark, who owned a cottage overlooking the lake, wrote a poem that
began, "Not for me the hiving city. . . ."
A few days later came the newspaper report that at a
borough council meeting they were discussing
noise. For the first time in memory, people said that life in the heart
of Mt. Gretna had become so noisy it was impossible to sit out on their
Noise pollution in Mt. Gretna? Perish the thought. Rocking
chair serenity is part of our DNA, what Mt. Gretna was founded upon.
It's the main reason people want to buy and rent cottages here.
Are we ruining our single greatest asset?
When we give up the serenity that for over a century has
characterized Mt. Gretna, it's almost like fishermen in Maine tossing
their lobsters back into the sea or people in Hershey advocating a
One idea the borough council might adopt is the
Campmeeting's sensible tradition of Quiet Time, with no leaf blowers,
power hammers or other modern noisemakers from mid-July to late August.
Six weeks out of 52. "We put away the leaf blower and get out the
rake," says long-time Campmeeting resident Ben Wiley.
Maybe the Campmeeting's Quiet Time is an idea worth
adopting in every nook and cranny of Mt. Gretna, from the Heights to
Timber Bridge. Other places in America might like it, too.
Marilyn vos Savant, the Parade Magazine columnist,
compiled a list of the world's "Least Wanted" inventions a
few years ago. Leaf blowers and chainsaws were among the things her
readers wanted to uninvent, along with high heels.
I like Ms. Savant. She came to Mt. Gretna once to audition
the reading of a play she'd written. She's also one of the world's
smartest people, with the highest IQ ever recorded.
I'll bet that if she compiled a list of the world's "Most
Wanted" inventions, she'd put Quiet Time -- the best idea ever to
come out of Mt. Gretna -- somewhere near the top.
-- Roger Groce
A spiffy new website for Mt. Gretna.com
know what's going on in Mt. Gretna? Check out the newly updated
mtgretna.com website. It's now
available on desktop, tablet and smart phones.
Created by a team of Mt.
Gretnans headed by Betsy Noullet and Jennifer Veser Besse, the site
offers a calendar of events, suggestions for things to do, where to
grab a bite to eat, which realtors serve Mt. Gretna, information on
local businesses and associations, emergency contacts, lodging, local
maps, and a link to The Mt. Gretna Newsletter.
No, it won't replace the much-loved printed calendar which
still will appear every spring, but it will augment the book in summer
and provide information about Mt. Gretna all year 'round.
A contact link at the top of the page allows users to
suggest needed updates (made by volunteers with regular day jobs, so
allow a few days for changes to take effect).
The site has been supported by former Mt. Gretna Inn
owners Keith and Robin Volker since 1995 and Gretna Computer Consulting
since 1997. Funding provided by the Mt. Gretna Arts Council helped
underwrite the web site's design, says Ms. Besse.
Pinto and the Pullet? No, it's not a new barnyard romance novel in the
making. But the storyline is nevertheless unfolding just over the hill
to the north of Mt. Gretna.
It started at the farm of
former Music at Gretna president Chuck Henry and his wife Jean. Every
summer, the camp at nearby Gretna Glen brings animals to the Henry farm
for their young campers to see.
At the end of the season, the camp normally removes them
all, but this year one lonely hen was left behind.
"The chicken took up with a horse, and now they are
inseparable," says Evelyn Koppel, who often joins the Henrys
during their Friday morning bird walks. She and husband Sid Hostetter
founded the Mt. Gretna Bird Club a few years ago.
"The chicken stands with the horse in the field, then
follows him to the barn where it perches inside the stall alongside
him," says Ms. Koppel.
It's another in the improbable sightings you won't see or hear
about anywhere else. Bird club members meet at the Chautauqua parking
lot every Friday at 9 am. Afterward, many of them have an early lunch,
usually at Le Sorelle.
"We're a bird club more than a social
club," says Sid (a knowledgeable guide who has yet to see a bird
he can't identify), "but having a good time is what makes it
last day of summer, a couple visiting
from Camp Hill were among the first to discover comprehensive new
guidelines for use of the Chautauqua parking lot.
rules now require written permission to park anything anywhere in the
lot for more than 48 hours.
Specifically banned at all times are recreational
vehicles, boats and boat trailers, commercial vehicles including buses,
uninspected and unlicensed vehicles, inoperable motorized vehicles,
snowmobiles, ATVs, mini bikes, tractors or trailers, pick-up campers
for coaches, travel trailers, motorized dwellings; and tent, horse or
the first Mt. Gretnans of the season have already begun making their
treks to Florida. Timber Bridge residents Rhoda and Chuck Long (center)
last month stopped by the Villages, near Orlando, to spend time with
former Mt. Gretnans Tom and Carol Mayer, now living there permanently.
Former Mt. Gretna top volunteer Evelyn Duncan is also a permanent
Villages resident (with a special spot in her new home for Mt. Gretna
memories) along with Patsy and Bob Oburn who moved there last year. All
have busy social schedules, but all welcome traveling Mt. Gretnans
looking to extend their summers into fall and winter. Tom, who headed
the Mt. Gretna Fire Company's successful $400,000 fundraising campaign,
says he and Carol had visits from four couples last year.
passed without much notice, but Gretna Music founder Carl Ellenberger
received an honor of note last month.
In a career that has earned distinction in medicine as
well as music, it probably doesn't rank anywhere near the top of his
But in the world of fine writing, few magazines can top The
New Yorker. The music critic there, Alex Ross, is regarded as the
best music critic in the world. And he last month added Dr.
blog to his list
A mention here may make Dr. Ellenberger uneasy. But
our job is to keep those who love all things Gretna apprised of the
writers and writing, the best in Mt. Gretna, hands down, is Bill
Gifford, author of one book
with another on the way and magazine articles
by the dozens. He is the author of a series on Lance Armstrong
that documented his travails before he was banned for life from
competitive cycling. Mr. Gifford's writings about sports in other
arenas -- "anything on skis, wheels, dirt, road, dope, graft,
hooves, paws, wings, fins, waves, cheese, red wine, high heels and wing
tips" -- rivet the focus of anyone who loves adventure stories.
Although Mr. Gifford travels widely, he keeps a close watch on
Mt. Gretna, where he and Elizabeth Hummer are restoring the home
formerly owned by the late historian Jack Bitner and his wife Jeanine.
That focus includes a passion for the surrounding woods
and forests, especially the state game lands. In a article
last month published by the Lancaster newspapers,
he discussed the proposal to impose fees on those who use the state
gamelands for hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cycling.
The idea will work, he said, but "only if users are
given meaningful access to the game
lands and their
As an example of good writing and clear thinking, it's
worthy of your time.
In the world of Mt. Gretna, one name stands
out when talk turns to tablecloths, raconteurs or spirited living. John
Mitchell is the man who married a farm girl named Nancy and turned her
life into a worldwide adventure. Together they made the leap from
automobile tires in Manheim to table
art from the Provence region of France.
That story was chronicled
last month in the Lebanon Daily News.
It's a tale that sums up what it's like to be John Mitchell, by all
odds one of the happiest men you'll meet. Wife Nancy (above) is big
part of the reason.
It seems hardly possible, but the Mt. Gretna Organ Recital
Series, now an official part of the Chautauqua Summer Programs, heads
into its 19th season next year. More than anything, it's a testament to
the power of two individuals to make a positive impact on Mt. Gretna
Peter Hewitt and organist Walter McAnney (inset)
are in their 80s now. Their energies may have dissipated a bit over the
years but their enthusiasm has not.
Mr. Hewitt, in fact, has just completed the lineup of
recitalists for next year, perhaps earlier than ever
They include a student at the Julliard School in New York,
an organist from the famed Ardmore Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania,
a vice-president and performer from the Allen Organ Company and the Mt.
Gretna prodigy who will soon graduate from the Jacobs School of Music,
The recitals illuminate the summer every Thursday in July
and make Mt. Gretna a "must" stop for organists on their way
Lois W. Hopkins (1917 - 2014)
came out of an era in Mt. Gretna when gentlemen wore neckties to rake
leaves and ladies dressed for trips to the post office as if they were
going to a party.
Lois Hopkins, among the last of Mt. Gretna's Grand Dames,
was a classic among those self-possessed and fastidiously attired women
who enriched life wherever they went in summers past.
More than almost anything else, she wanted to see that The
Hahnemanian, the cottage her grandfather built soon after the
Campmeeting was founded, would continue to hold its distinction as the
Mt. Gretna cottage remaining in the hands of a single family the
longest. She assured that by passing it on to her children and
A native of Harrisburg, she was married to the late Robert
Brewer Hopkins. They had three daughters: Constance, of Marion,
MA; Nancy, of Winston-Salem, NC; and Margaret, who lives in Mt. Gretna.
A description of the cottage when it was on the Mt. Gretna
Tour of Homes gives a clue to the woman who owned it, as well as her
approach to life:
"The Hahnemanian has always been a summer place. Her
grandparents used it for vacations lasting five or six weeks-and
traveled there from Steelton, where her grandfather had set up a
practice after medical studies at Philadelphia's Hahnemann
His office desk now is part of the cottage's
furnishings, done in a purposely relaxed style that Lois calls
The wooden screen doors and doorknobs are original. And those
little bumps in the screens? Lois isn't about to fix them, nor to erase
the memories they evoke. 'I've got great-grandchildren who push,' she
says. Those dents attest that for generations of children and
grandchildren, the emphasis has been on relaxing, family and fun.
Except for a 1923 project to add bedrooms (now four) and a library, the
cottage remains almost exactly the way it was when her grandfather
built it. Said Lois: 'I haven't gussied it up.'"
Her official obituary appears online.
Emilie Blackburn (1924-2014)
bloomed in her garden, alongside a cottage on one of the few
Campmeeting plots dappled, if sparingly, by sunlight. Singing and music
could be heard there, too, as might be expected from the woman who
directed the Mt. Gretna church choir.
But the talent for which she is best remembered may be her
prowess at knitting. Over her lifetime of nearly 90 years, she produced
a seemingly endless stream of sweaters, ties, booties and caps for
newborns at the hospital and afghans which, for her children, became
Knitting was her pleasure and a source of personal pride.
She was undeterred when the judges turned down her application for
entry into Mt. Gretna's first art show. It wasn't art, they told her.
Yet Emilie Blackburn kept right on knitting. And singing. And planting
flowers in her garden, making the most of the scarce sunlight and
producing radiant tulips there every spring.
She also kept busy raising her family with husband Harold,
whom she had met when he was a young sailor in Baltimore, not long
after she moved there from
At Christmas 2012, surrounded by
son Butch and daughters Elizabeth and Teresa.
After he earned his Ph.D. as a psychologist and moved to
Pennsylvania, they discovered Mt. Gretna near the VA Hospital, where he
spent his professional career.
Their family included a son, Butch, who still lives in the
Campmeeting and two daughters. Another daughter had died about 20 years
ago, bringing to Emilie perhaps the greatest burden a mother could
bear. Yet she continued to keep up her busy life, aided by the
friendship of people like Winterites founder Maggie Stroh, Alice
McKeone,Peg Stoudt and Kate Sutcliffe, all of whom are now gone.
A "fantastic fan of the Philadelphia Flyers,"
according to her son, she was also a devoted follower on TV of the
Eagles and Orioles as well as the Cornhuskers of her native Nebraska.
Yet there can be no doubt that she also adored the
Baltimore Colts, an overwhelming favorite in the 1969 Superbowl. When
the Colts lost to the New York Jets 16-7, Emilie, an undisputed
expert knitter of trophy-worthy socks even if she never did get in the
Mt. Gretna Art Show, discovered after the game she had knitted one sock
noticeably different from the other.
Whether it was in her family or her flowers, her singing
or her knitting, one thing remains certain: for lifelong sports fan
Emilie Blackburn, never was there an absence of passion.
An official obituary, written by her son, appears here.
James H. Mather (1939 - 2014)
Life in the
Philippines between the ages of three and six while his parents, who
were missionaries, were imprisoned by the Japanese, left a lasting
impression on Jim Mather. Above all, it embedded an abiding love of
democracy, a defining, indelible mark that shaped the rest of his life.
Naturally reserved and reticent, he nevertheless eagerly
shared with anyone he met a belief that most Americans today do not
fully grasp their good fortune. That idea resounded forcefully until
the time of his death Sept. 2 at age 74.
The experience of
being imprisoned -- with his father, a medical doctor, in a camp for
men and with his mother separated from them both for three years in a
camp for women -- undoubtedly also accentuated a love for family, the
outdoors, and all living creatures.
When his parents were
reunited and moved to Princeton, NJ, he began to learn music and was
chosen to sing in the famed Columbus Boychoir, now the American
Boychoir. Thereafter they spent every summer at Keewaydin Canoe
Camp in Vermont, one of the oldest summer camps in America, where he
became a counselor and a champion canoeist.
Yet his love of music remained a centerpiece, especially during
the 28 years he served as the psychologist in charge of the Harrisburg
State Hospital's geriatric unit. He applied music therapy in his
treatment of elderly patients, strumming a guitar and singing along
with them. His wife of 52 years, Carol, who formerly ran Mt. Gretna's
Nursery School, says that "Rock of Ages" was their favorite.
A lifelong champion of democracy, Jim
with wife Carol in 2004
What kind of man was he?
Although the Mathers lived in a home overlooking the grounds of the
former Conewago Hotel for nearly five decades, not many people got to
know him well. Except perhaps for a neighbor, Ben Helsel, with whom he
had a "standing appointment" at the Hideaway every Saturday
at 3 pm to smoke a cigar and enjoy a beer, sometimes two.
"He was a
little bit crazy," says Carol, smiling. "He loved to
Shoveling snow with a cigar clinched between his teeth is perhaps
something only a man can understand. He excelled in that department,
along with Dr. Pete Light (another Conewago Hill neighbor who lived in
Mt. Gretna longer than anybody and loved to push snow down the hill on
his tractor, smoking a cigar that seemed never to go out).
The Mathers, who met at
Westminster College as undergraduates, had three children -- Jim II,
Mark and Jennifer, who became like her dad a psychologist.
Carol says that in
addition to reading books and tending to his animals, another joy was
old movies. Black and white films especially, from the '30s, '40s and
'50s. His favorite, not surprisingly, was the 1950 classic about a
grown man who made an imaginary friend of a 6 ft. rabbit. Beloved by
moviegoers everywhere, "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart,
became a favorite of psychologists as well, including the singularly
appreciative Dr. Mather.
A memorial service
will be held at the Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church Saturday, Nov.
15 at 2 pm. His official biography appears online.
caught our eye this month
See also calendars listed below.
coming to dinner on Halloween
Cows may jump
over the moon,
yet as Halloween
often join the
fun, too. Jane Mourer photos
Friday, Oct. 3:
Morning Bird Walk every Friday with Sid Hostetter, meets at Chautauqua
parking lot 9 to 11 am (followed by brunch, usually at Les Sorelle)
Oktoberfest, Mt. Gretna's first, will perk things
up this month. Most shops, galleries and restaurants will continue
their lively First Friday dining and art shopping fests into the
season.Planned is a celebration throughout Mt.
bratwurst, fresh apple strudel, and craft beer from five different
brewers at various locations. Stops include:
*The Gallery at La Cigale will serve bratwurst prepared by
Mt. Gretna firefighters and apple strudel from German Delights in
Hershey, which is donating 30% of its proceeds to the fire company.
Abstract watercolorist Linda Benton McClosky, winner of national and
international art awards, is guest artist for the month of October and
will be there for a reception from 5 to 8 pm with music by Matt Miskie.
Also on display are the works of local artists David Adams, Luise
Christensen-Howell, Barbara Fishman, Mary Kopala, Ruthann Santry,
Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis, Doris Jean Silva, Carol D. Snyder, Elizabeth
Stutzman and the late Susan Afflerbach.
*At the Timbers, potter Ryan Fretz will be joined by
jewelry and card artist Kate Dolan in an exhibit backed from 6 to 9 pm
by the music of pianist Andy Roberts, and drummer Dave Lazorcik, Peter
Paulsen,bass, and Tom Strohman, woodwinds. Oktoberfest specials will
include appetizers, entrée, dessert and trimmings. Reservations
*Hickey Architects will feature the works of portrait
Lau, a photographer and artist who focuses on people and
the human figure."I am interested in the moods, expressions and
likeness of my subjects. . . and fascinated by how large the smallest
detail can be and by how the more underdeveloped something is the more
realistic it can look."
*At Penn Realty will be Mt. Gretna artists Cynthia
Becker, a retired teacher, and Jude Keller McCarthy, a former school
librarian, who now create useful artworks from repurposed materials
that include jewelry, clothing, purses, wallets, neckties, key chains
and rag rugs.
*At the Hall of
Philosophy, four artists from Mt. Gretna: Barb Kleinfelter will display
her folk art, "a means of decorating by adding color, dimension
and detail to furniture, walls and anything that doesn't move,"
she says. Potter Bob Chaundy and Dan Kensinger, creator of river rock
lamps and furnishings, join her together with Sue Moberg,
silver process prints, and an Oktoberfest
craft beer brewer.
Arts Studio will feature the works of Mt. Gretna artist Patty Reichenbach
and music by Chad Reichenbach.
* * * * * *
Mt. Gretna artists
Betsy Stutzman and Casey Dixon will appear in a reception 5 to 8 pm Friday, Oct. 3 at Lebanon Picture Frame &
Fine Art Gallery where works by female artists inspired by nature will
be on display throughout the month.
Ms. Dixon, who
now lives in Lititz, grew up in Mt. Gretna, part of a family of
artists. After attending the Maryland Institute College of Art, she
focused for the next 20 years on other career interests. About five
years ago, she picked up a brush again, starting with "no
expectations, no imposed perspectives. I quiet my mind's voice, put
color on the board and see what happens," she says.
Ms. Stutzman, who lives on Mine Road but retreats to her
private cottage studio in the Campmeeting to paint, took up artistic
pursuits later in life without formal training although she has studied
with instructors locally. She considers Mt. Gretna an inspirational
wellspring of creative instincts. "My environment kindled the
start of my artistic attempts," she says.
Saturday, Oct. 4:
Block Shoot A favorite fundraiser of Mt. Gretna's firefighters.
Small town America on parade. Fun even if you don't own a shotgun. Ham
and bean soup of legend, hot dogs with trimmings galore. On a Saturday
afternoon, a good place to meet friends you haven't seen in months.
Noon to 4 pm at the fire hall.
Sunday, Oct. 5:
Music on the Porch Bluegrass a specialty. 1 to 4 pm at Gov. Dick Park
Tuesday, Oct. 7:
No Winterites this
Tuesday (or this
winter), for the first time in 57 years. Sadly, there are no plans to
revive this longstanding Mt. Gretna tradition.
Thursday, Oct. 9:
After hours fashion show at Tiger's Eye, donating 20% of purchases throughout
the day to Gretna Music. Click for details
Friday, Oct. 10:
Toddlers in Tow
Fall," a program for ages 2 to 5 at Gov. Dick Park, 10 am.
Saturday, Oct. 11:
Annual Gala The swishest
soiree in Central Pennsylvania and a eye-dazzling favorite of Mt. Gretnans, dressed up as
you've never seen them before. Best of all, the money goes to support
one of America's oldest summer theaters and with it, a Mt. Gretna
tradition that, like a rising tide, lifts all boats in the harbor.
Starts 5:30 pm at the Hotel Hershey.
Explore! A walkabout for seniors. Gov. Dick Park, 3 pm
Sunday, Oct. 12:
Fitness Hike Gov. Dick Park. Fast-paced 5 to 6
miles, 9 am.
Saturday, Oct. 18:
Sock Hop At the Hall of Philosophy,
next to the now quiescent Jigger Shop, at 7 pm. It's an
off-season idea from Cicada Festival organizers to perk up the fall
with music from the '50s and '60s. If this one's successful, two others
will follow to ward off cabin fever this winter. Cicada chief Ceylon
Leitzel says their Sock Hop last July attracted people from "3 to
83 and everybody had a good time." $5 at the door with all
proceeds going to the Mt. Gretna Fire Department. "A labor of
love," adds DJ (and Mt. Gretna resident) Rob Gokey, who
"dramatically increased" his music library for the event.
Sunday, Oct. 19:
Insect Safari Anybody There? Gov. Dick Park, 2 pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 22:
Place An invitation
for all to join the noon luncheon at Mt. Gretna United Methodist
Church. Free will offering to cover the cost.
Friday, Oct. 24:
Halloween Parade Smallest, shortest and liveliest in the U.S.A. Starts
at the Jigger Shop at 6:30 pm and struts, saunters and skips its way
with shrieks, searchlights and fire engine sirens down to the Mt.
Gretna fire hall where hot dogs, refreshments, spooks and goblins
await. With any luck, SuperPumpkin will be there, too. Join the throngs
(maybe 37 spectators or so) along Rte. 117. Don't tarry or blink or
you'll miss it. (Renee Krisan's double-your-fun tip: "I get there
by 5:30 to watch the paraders on their way to line up at the Jigger
Shop and then see them again at 6:30 when they march by. Two chances to
chat with friends," she says.)
Saturday, Oct. 25:
Humpty Dumpty Hike Find pieces of Humpty as you explore
the woods at Gov. Dick Park, 1 pm.
Thursday, Oct. 30:
Trick-or-Treat Night throughout Lebanon County
Art Studio Tour throughout Central Pennsylvania includes nine Mt.
Gretna artists at both La Cigale and the private studios of Barb and
Glenn Acker, Betsy Stutzman and Fred Swarr. Former Mt. Gretnans Barb
Fishman and Gerry Boltz are also exhibitors on the tour. Saturday and Sunday Nov. 1-2.
Fire Company Breakfast A fall highlight that brings out the best -- in food
and people. This is one the late John Hambright and Dale Grundon
annually awarded a 5-Fork Rating. Starts at 8 am Sunday, Nov. 2.
Supervisors Meeting of South Londonderry Twp. at the Timbers, Wednesday,
Nov. 12, for the second of two monthly sessions held in Mt. Gretna each
No Bow Wow Ball this year. Maybe next year, say organizers.
information, see the Mt. Gretna Arts Council's calendars in both print
(summer) and online (year-round) versions. Also available by email in
the summer is This Week in Mt. Gretna