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PUBLISHER OF MEDIEVAL HOBBYIST NEWSPAPERS PURCHASES GANNETT INC. FOR $2.2 BILLION

The owner of an obscure chain of medieval recreation hobbyist publications has purchased all the assets of media giant Gannett Inc. in an unsolicited, hostile takeover bid that included cash, letters of credit from half a dozen "kingdoms" in which she publishes, and an unspecified quantity of "chocolate Chaucers," apparently some kind of alcoholic beverage.

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Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Eppinger's

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots around Cooper’s Lake. Heirusalem and Cally from PI took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention

Eppinger's is a favorite among many Pennsic attendees, and has been for years. Although Mrs. Eppinger retired before last Pennsic and took home the cool decorations and photos from around the world, she left the yummy, home-style recipes and friendly service.

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Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Hugger Mugger

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots around Cooper’s Lake. Heirusalem and Cally from PI took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.

The Hugger Mugger has seen its fair share of management and owner changes. Throughout, it has maintained a fairly consistant menu and local ownership. The atmosphere is friendly, with plenty of seating, clean bathrooms, and cool air.

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State Police Investigating Reported Assault on Woman

By Peregrine Fairchylde

Staff Writer Pennsic Independent

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of an assault on a woman at Pennsic from last Wednesday.

Viscount Sir Edward Zifran of Gendy, Commissioner of Public Safety and Captain of the Watch, said Friday that the incident was reported directly to the State Police and not the Pennsic Watch, and that his department will provide whatever cooperation law enforcement authorities request of them - which, for the time being, is to let the police handle everything.

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Construction Warnings for Routes Near Pennsic

One thing I've discovered from traveling to Cooper’s Lake this year, and from other folks arriving over the past couple of days is that there is construction along almost every route. Be prepared for delays. Keep your gas tank full. Be patient. We'll wait for you.

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Traffic advisories for highways near Pennsic

Travel to Pennsic may be a little slower in the next few days due to highway construction in the vicinity of Cooper's Lake Campground.

Several individuals have advised the Pennsic Independent that Interstate 79 is under construction in the vicinity of Pennsic, and that U.S. Route 422 is being repaved just west of the Pennsic site, basically the area between Pennsic and New Castle PA. The resurfacing on U.S. 422 is expected to be completed within the next several days.

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Kopper Kettle Closed

Many of those who travel to Pennsic have enjoyed the home cooking at the Kopper Kettle, a dine-in restaurant near Coopers Lake.

Unfortunately, the familiar "Welcome SCA" sign has been replaced with a "Closed for Renovation" sign.

According to New Castle locals, the sign has been up for almost a year. No one is certain if or when the Kopper Kettle will open again. Calls to the Kopper Kettle went unanswered as of Friday.

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