Tri-State briefs

November 19, 2009

John Brown hanging to be re-enacted

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The City of Charles Town will help commemorate a dramatic re-enactment of the hanging of John Brown at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2.

According to a news release from the city, the re-enactment will include a horse-drawn wagon and Civil War troops escorting a person portraying John Brown from the Jefferson County courthouse to the hanging site on Samuel Street.

In order to support the event and provide safety to those who attend, the city will close East Washington Street from Charles Town Races & Slots to George Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city also will close North Samuel Street from Liberty Street to Green Street from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

Traffic will be detoured away from the site.

The public is invited to the event.

General Adam Stephen House to host Christmas event

MARTINSBURG W.Va. -- The General Adam Stephen House will hold its annual "Colonial Christmas Celebration" on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m.


On Dec. 12, activities include candlelight tours of the 1774 house decorated in Colonial Style, a children's craft activity and traditional holiday music. Light refreshments will be served.

On Dec. 13, tours of the house will be given, traditional holiday music performed and light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free both days.

For more information, call 304-267-4434 or

Three donate services to benefit art show, antiques appraisal

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. -- Three area men participated in a community art show and antiques appraisal Nov. 7 at the Blue Ridge Summit Fire and Rescue fire hall to help raise money for a garden in Amanda K. Bowders' honor.

They were Sam Tressler of Emmitsburg, Md., Terry Barkdoll of Waynesboro, Pa., and Mel Halterman, also of Waynesboro. They donated their services for the event.

The garden is in front of the fire hall. Bowders, 19, died on Valentine's Day 2007, in a sledding accident.

Antietam Humane Society closing for parade

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Antietam Humane Society will close at noon on Saturday so shelter staff and pets may participate in the Waynesboro Christmas parade.

The parade on Main Street begins at 2 p.m.

The shelter also will close on Thanksgiving and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Nov. 27.

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