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March 27, 2009
Kid Ag Days Children are invited to learn about farm life. Activities include cow milking demonstrations. Today and Sunday. Valley Mall, Halfway. Call 301-582-0700. Alpaca Days '09 Demonstrations, show and sale of alpacas, alpaca fleece and alpaca yarn, alpaca garments and lectures. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapaca Farm, The Alpaca Shop, 10702 Mapleville Road, Hagerstown. Pet product raffle proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.
by KATE COLEMAN | April 1, 2004 Spring is here. So what are you going to do about it? You could start your spring cleaning. Or you can do something fun - something that you thought about doing in January - or something you've never considered. Here are 10 suggestions: Park it The Tri-State area has parks aplenty. There is nature, there are swings, there is history. Visit City Park in downtown Hagerstown, the woods of Franklin County, Pa.'s Caledonia State Park or Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in nearby West Virginia.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | March 22, 2012
Open Arms Christian Child Development Center will hold an open house Saturday, March 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. The center is an outreach of Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane.  There are openings for the fall in classes for children who are either 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1.  For more information, call 301-797-5955, or go to   Ag events at mall Kids Ag Ventures, presented by the Washington County Farm Bureau, will be held at Valley Mall this weekend.
November 11, 2011
1. Different languages, same meaning: love "Ai Means Love," an indie Japanese American romantic comedy with local people in the cast, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown. Suitable for families. $5. Go to 2. Celebrating books and the library The  First Editions fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Light refreshments, music and silent and live auctions.
July 25, 2011
Not only does Ag Expo have a queen, it also has a princess, Laikyn Cook, a rising junior at Washington County Technical High School. “My job is to go around and help when (Queen) Carol (DeBaugh) has a show and can't make it,” Cook said. Laikyn shows horses at the expo and - in her spare time - helps friends bathe their cows. “I like watching the shows and hanging out with my friends,” she said. Maggie Green After three years of taking care of wheat goats, Maggie Green, a sixth-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School, is showing the animals in her first Ag Expo.
By JANET HEIM | November 30, 2008
BOONSBORO -- As a humor columnist for The Herald-Mail, Tim Rowland is used to being hounded by the public. His latest project, though, showcases the hounding he takes from his pets and farm animals. "All Pets Are Off -- A Collection of Hairy Columns" is a compilation of about 10 years' worth of Rowland's columns, all featuring the wily antics of animals, including past and present pets, and wildlife. He said he came up with the title after his publisher, who happens to be his wife, rejected his first 10 title suggestions.
March 18, 2006
Variety show The Clear Spring Lions Club will present its 55th annual minstrel/variety show. The theme is "Lions Take a Musical Tour of the USA. " Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Clear Spring High School auditorium. $5 adults; $3 children; free for preschoolers. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Clear Spring Hardware Store or SunriseHandi Mart or call Betsy Mellott at 301-842-2303; or at the door prior to the performance. Civil War music The dulcimer concert will feature Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, who will sing songs of the Civil War era. Today, 8 p.m. Harpers Ferry Middle School, 1710 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
By TIM ROWLAND | November 27, 2007
Looking back on it, I'm not entirely sure how we wound up with four alpacas. It was almost as if we woke up one morning and they were there. True, we had been "testing the waters" for some time, visiting local alpaca ranches and signing up for alpaca newsletters. Near as I can tell, alpacas -which resemble scaled-down, shaggy, humpless camels -have four solid attributes in their favor: 1. They are very cute. 2. They don't eat much. 3. They are very cute. 4. In many circles, they are seen as very cute.
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