'Strolling Saturdays' begin on May 1 for Waynesboro

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Strolling Saturdays is the name of a new event that will kick off May 1 in downtown Waynesboro. Read more
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Jelsey

Frederick, MD

#21 May 4, 2010
mom-dukes wrote:
and lets not forget the schools... ahah... that is a joke in itself!!!!
A little research will show you that Gcastle students were "in the news", and portrayed in a bad light much more often that Wboro students.

Wanna try again?

Since: May 09

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#22 May 4, 2010
mom-dukes wrote:
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MORE TO DO... AS IN WHAT??? DRUGS, FIGHT, BE STUPID!!! THAT TOWN HAS GONE TO ****. GREENCASTLE IS A NICE QUIET LITTLE TOWN. WAYNESBORO IS NOTHING BUT DRAMA... ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGER GENERATION. GET OUT OF DENIAL. AND IM PRETTY SURE THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD AGREE WITH ME ON THIS ONE
I'll give you G-A being a better school system, but I think you're head is in your butt if you think that Greecastle is all that great.
Jelsey

Frederick, MD

#23 May 4, 2010
question wrote:
You mention the place accomadates the frail. How does one in a walker or wheelchair get up the steps and even if they could there is no hand rail and the steps are so wide that a person couldn't even use the wall. The sidewalk is so broken up, that a person with a cane could not even manage to walk to the building let alone get in.
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sorry, should have been more clear, the SEATING can accomodate the frail, big, soft easy chairs, regluar "dining room" chairs, and stools - quite the variety of seating choices.

you're right about handicap accessibility, it's non-existent. no ramp in sight and the sidewalk in that end of town could use help, BUT, my hubby uses a cane and he had no problem navigating the area - of course, different folks are different abled.

sure wish your dining experience had been as pleasant as ours has been, but I understand that "first impressions" play a huge part in deciding where to spend our dining bucks. if i had your experience, i may well feel the same way.
Jelsey

Frederick, MD

#24 May 4, 2010
So...I strolled on Saturday (lookie and double-lookie when crossing the street, LOL), spent a few bucks, had some of that much talked about "home made ice cream (not all that great, tasted like plain old soft-serve to me), and checked out some shops I'd never been in.

Neverland Games - cool spot for board-gamers, never seen so many diff games in one spot! Amazing! Nice owner offered to show me how to play some of them, big "game room" set up in the back with tables and a few middle-aged men in there plaing whatever middle-aged men play. Nice set up.

Zoe's Chocolates - I'm allergic to sugar (my bottom swells to massive proportions - LOL!), so I just went in to look and SMELL.:sniff: OMG, such wonderful, sinfully delicious looking yummies. Looks to be priced about the same as Despina's.

The Tobaccy Shop (or whatever it's called)- ditto on the smell, WONDERFUL! Place looks like it could use a good cleaning, but WTH, smokin' ain't exactly a "clean" activity. Regardless, if I need to buy a gift for a smoker, that's the place to go.

The Christian Bookstore - young, bare-foot man outside suckered me into checking it out, he was so damned earnest I had to at least go in. Nice selection of religious reading material, cute religious bumper-snickers, and more angel-stuff than I cared to peruse. Good prices.

Tried to check out the Mexican Market on the square, but the door was locked and the lights were off, so I stood there with my hands on the glass, blocking the glare, trying to see what exotic goodies I couldn't get to. Looks kinda sad, dark and dingy, especially for such colorful people.

Watched the art kids from the high school paint faces, even paid $2 for a dragonfly to be painted on my arm. Chuckled jealously while watching the young men juggle sticks. Smiled while watching the high schoolers do their dance. Bought some books at the library sale.

All in all, it was a pretty damn good day. Gonna do it again in June.

Well done Waynesboro.

Since: May 09

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#25 May 4, 2010
Hey Jelsey, here's a typical day in Greencastle...

Walk downtown. Nothing is open because it is the weekend and/or after 4pm. Historic Coffee Roasters building is an empty shell of what was once Greencastle's greatest contribution to the community.

Ongoing construction diverts Chambersburg - intersection of 16 and 30 still a mess.

New Coffee Roasters is nice, but not the same in the new building. Sidewalks are empty despite nice weather. Antrim House is hosting a meeting of local elderly Mennonite women who mainly just pick at a piece of stale pie. The library is open, but empty. Tractor trailers clog the area around exit 5. Subway officially "busiest and best" restaurant in Greencastle. Travellodge hosts truckers and their prostitutes.

Sunnyway hosts Bible reading in produce section. Casey's tries to figure out if it's a dive bar or Greencastle's classiest establishment. Determines, again, that it is both.
Jelsey

Frederick, MD

#26 May 4, 2010
Effington wrote:
Hey Jelsey, here's a typical day in Greencastle...
Walk downtown. Nothing is open because it is the weekend and/or after 4pm. Historic Coffee Roasters building is an empty shell of what was once Greencastle's greatest contribution to the community.
Ongoing construction diverts Chambersburg - intersection of 16 and 30 still a mess.
New Coffee Roasters is nice, but not the same in the new building. Sidewalks are empty despite nice weather. Antrim House is hosting a meeting of local elderly Mennonite women who mainly just pick at a piece of stale pie. The library is open, but empty. Tractor trailers clog the area around exit 5. Subway officially "busiest and best" restaurant in Greencastle. Travellodge hosts truckers and their prostitutes.
Sunnyway hosts Bible reading in produce section. Casey's tries to figure out if it's a dive bar or Greencastle's classiest establishment. Determines, again, that it is both.
WRONG!!! Those Mennonite ladies make wickedly delicious and FRESH pies! LOL!

Other than that, you could be right. Gcastle is a lovely little quiet town, perhaps a bit TOO quiet for my taste. I've financially supported ALL those businesses over the years, at least once - even sucked back a cold one at the TravelLodge a few years ago while hoping nobody mistook me for a badly dressed hooker.

Small towns, big cities, quiet hamlets and 'burgs are all "home" to someone, and most "someones" like to think their town is the best. I'm no different, so I'll refrain from naming MY current hometown in the interest of saving it from ridicule.

You make me smile quite often Effington. Thanks.

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