Recent News'S ARCHIVE

  •   In the last week of January the PGL executive committee met with the Gettysburg Borough Council to discuss 2018 plans for the sister- city relationship.  Among other ideas, the group discussed was whether to invite the mayor of Leon to visit Gettysburg in 2018. The decision was taken to find out if the mayor […]

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  • PGL’S In-Country Coordinator in León, Steve Lewis, and his wife Kath Owston, who serves as Program Associate, completed their 10-day visit to Gettysburg on Sunday, January 28, heading back to León after stops in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In and around Gettysburg Steve and Kath participated in wide-ranging activities that left them with not much […]

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  • Over $50,000 were raised last Saturday evening, January 20, at Project Gettysburg/León’s fund-raising auction that was held at the Gettysburg College Hauser Field House and attracted close to 600 people. “This is the highest amount raised since 2014, which makes it the second highest total ever,” explained PGL treasurer, Jeff Rioux. Gretchen Natter, PGL Auction […]

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  • During their week-long stay in Gettysburg Steve Lewes, In-Country Coordinator in León, and his wife, Kathy Owsten, who serves as Program Associate, interviewed eight Gettysburg College students who are applicants for the three positions as Summer Fellows in León. Steve and Kath were assisted by Jeff Rioux, Associate Director of the Center for Public Service […]

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  • Steve Lewis and his wife, Kath, are visiting Gettysburg January 20-26 in order to be present for the annual auction, “Nicaragua Night,” and to meet with a number of individuals and organizations related to the work of PGL. They will have the opportunity, for example, to meet with the Mayor of Gettysburg, Ted Streeter, and […]

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  • After a long administrative process Mercedes Alvarez is being approved officially as the new legal representative in Nicaragua of Project Gettysburg/León, a position that is required of PGL. The position carries with it a limited power of attorney. In Gettysburg PGL had to review the appropriate documents, have them translated into Spanish, submit them to […]

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  • Would you like to work as a volunteer in Leon and support Nicaragua needy people in Nicaragua? Do you have good Spanish and a clear technical skills that will be of use to one of our partner organizations? If so apply to the new PGL Professional Fellows scheme. (LINK) PGL is opening a new initiative […]

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  • The annual “Salsa on the Square” will again liven up downtown Gettysburg with music, food, dancing and other activities on Friday, September 8, from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. To make room for the celebration Carlisle Street will be closed to traffic in the block from the square to the railroad tracks. The festivity opens at 5:30 p.m. with food and […]

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  • On August 9th the nine members of the “Community, Education & Arts” Delegation returned from their 10-day visit to Nicaragua that offered memorable experiences in León and took them north and south of the city to a wide variety of sites from Esteli to Granada. “The trip to Nicaragua was life changing,” says Sarah Titford, one […]

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  • PGL’s two summer fellows, Marina Fleites and Julia Montoya, returned from León in July after a busy engagement on the grass-roots level in a number of PGL initiatives. The fellows, Gettysburg College students, were chosen for the internships and placed through the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service. Their responsibilities included working mornings at a […]

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