Community briefs

November 29, 2005

Casser-Jayne photos on view at Borders

The photographs from H. Casser-Jayne's new book, "Still Life, Images of Antietam," will be on display when the photographer makes an appearance Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Borders Books and Music at the Centre at Hagerstown.

Featuring 70 duotone images and 70 Civil War-era quotes, the 152-page book includes a battle overview by historian Thomas G. Clemens, president of Save Historic Antietam Foundation.

A working artist for two decades, Casser-Jayne was a student at New York's New School.

The idea of creating a photographic essay of the Antietam battle began several years ago after Casser-Jayne discovered a Civil War bullet on her farm six miles across the Potomac River from the battlefield.

"Still Life, Images of Antietam" is the first of three volumes planned by Casser-Jayne. She is working on the second volume about the Battle of Gettysburg (Pa.). The third volume will feature the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.


Holiday open houses planned downtown

The City of Hagerstown and downtown merchants are hosting holiday open houses Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, the Rhinelanders German Band will play in the lobby of Roccoco from 3 to 5 p.m. On Friday, traveling troubadour Pete Lancaster will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, members of Girls Inc. will carol through downtown from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch with Santa on Saturday is being sponsored by Hagerstown Trust. The event will include lunch at the Gourmet Goat, a hayride through downtown and a photograph with Santa. Children's tickets cost $6; adult tickets cost $10. For reservations, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Two free hours of parking in the parking deck on weekdays is offered by the city through Dec. 25. Free parking is available in the deck in the evenings after 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking on all downtown streets and in lots is available after 5 p.m. every day and all day Saturdays and Sundays.

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