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by JANET HEIM | May 2, 2006
Grace and Russell Snively shared a passion for helping others. The walls of the Pennsylvania Avenue home they shared are lined with letters, certificates and plaques of recognition as proof. Even after Russell's death 10 years ago, Grace carried on their tradition of volunteering and at age 92 the accolades continue to roll in. Her latest recognition - the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame - came as a complete surprise to Snively. Although unable to attend the March 9 ceremony in Annapolis because she had had a recent heart catheterization, Dee Mayberry, legislation/policy chair of the Maryland Commission for Women, personally delivered the governor's proclamation and silver bowl that Snively was awarded.
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May 25, 2009
More than 300 American flags that will line Rest Haven's "Avenue of Flags," according to Rest Haven's Web site. Each has been donated by the family of a veteran buried in the cemetery. The cemetery offered a commemoration with a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace. " Local trumpeters played echo taps. The Appalachian Wind Quintet was scheduled to perform a concert of classic patriotic music.
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by DARCY SHULL | September 12, 2006
Review Grace "Ace" Kincaid has got it all - fame, good looks and lots of money. The almost-16-year-old tennis superstar even has her own cosmetics line. She's got the life every girl wants. But what happens when America's "it" girl doesn't want to be it anymore? In "Amazing Grace," Grace decides that she wants to be free of the pressure of being a celebrity, tired of being stalked by the media and able to eat whatever she wants to. The day before the U.S. Open, her mother, her lawyer and an undercover FBI agent named Ada whisk her away to a quiet Alaskan town (population 813)
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by DARCY SHULL | March 6, 2007
Review Picture this: You are in church. As everyone stands for the next hymn, you recognize the song in just a few notes from the organ, and you all begin to sing "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. " Sure, you've known that song practically your whole life. But do you know who wrote it? Or what it means? I bet not. The song is now the theme of the movie "Amazing Grace," which tells a story of one man's life and his fight for the abolition of the British slave trade in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 14, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A scaled-back Shepherdstown Film Festival starts Friday at the Shepherdstown Opera House. It is the third year the Shepherdstown Film Society and the Shepherdstown Opera House have collaborated on the film festival, which aims to bring "good movies" to Shepherdstown, says organizer and film society founder Lisa Welch. Three films - "The Namesake," "Amazing Grace" and "Avenue Montaigne" - will be screened in four days, Friday through Monday, June 18. "Amazing Grace" (2006)
NEWS
December 21, 2000
About First Christian Choir The choir of First Christian Church will open the Judy Collins Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 23, at The Maryland Theatre. The more than 50 choir members are excited, said Eric Bowman, director of music at the church. He described Collins' voice as having lot of clarity and character. "It fits everything she sings. " The choir will sing "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," a chorale from J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio; "Ave, Ave, the Angel Sang," Robert C. Lau's "gorgeous lullaby with an equally wonderful text related to Luke 1:26-38;" and "We've Got Good News to Tell," which Bowman described as "a rousing a cappella spiritual.
NEWS
June 18, 2007
Twenty-two students graduated May 23 from Broadfording Christian Academy. Each graduate received a certificate listing his or her academic achievements and a recognition pin, according to an academy press release. Several awards were presented at the ceremony. Lynn Marie Economos received the Academic Achievement Award for the 2006-07 school year. Sierra Renee Litten received the Robin Angle Award, which is given to the "all-around senior," and the Longmeadow Merchants Association Citizenship Savings Bond.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | October 1, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN CASA Inc. of Washington County had to cancel a Friday night candlelight vigil scheduled to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month because its insurance company wouldn't cover the event, saying it has had problems in the past with "irate husbands showing up" at such gatherings, CASA Executive Director Viki Sadehvandi said Friday. The Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA) vigil was to be in Hagerstown's Public Square on Friday at 7:30 p.m., featuring speakers, including county, city and state representatives and a victim, Sadehvandi said.
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By TERRY MATTINGLY / Scripps Howard News Service | October 24, 2009
Mitch Albom has seen plenty of extremely large men, which isn't surprising after a quarter century as one of America's top sports writers. But he wasn't ready for the giant who met him outside the Pilgrim Church's dilapidated Gothic sanctuary near downtown Detroit. The Rev. Henry Covington was as tall as a basketball player, but weighed 400 pounds or more. "His body seemed to unroll in layers, a broad slab of a chest cascading into a huge belly that hung like a pillow over the belt of his pants.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | December 20, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Faithfully, Linda Turner has brought music and scripture to Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown every Sunday for nearly 30 years. "I'm one of the old-timers at Coffman. It just doesn't feel like Sunday if I'm not here," said Turner, 56, of Maugansville. "I love the residents. I thoroughly enjoy the elderly people. " Turner plays the piano, sings, leads prayers and gives Sunday school papers to the estimated 25 Coffman residents who regularly attend the 40-minute morning devotional services in the nursing home's activity area, she said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
Former Elvis tribute artist Kevin Booth of Martinsburg, W.Va., picked Valentine's Day to give his first performance as a gospel singer Thursday. Booth performed at the Valentine's Day event for members of the Senior Center at Girls, Inc. Thursday afternoon. “They called me to do an Elvis program a couple months ago, so I explained to them I was no longer doing Elvis but I was doing gospel, and (they) said to come down and do Gospel then,” Booth said. “I've been in the country music field, and I always felt this calling to do gospel music.” During the performance he shared his experiences that led him to becoming a gospel singer, including working in the country music industry for 15 years and recording his own music, marrying his wife BillieJo at Graceland in Memphis in August 2007, and his experience as an Elvis tribute artist.
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By TERRY MATTINGLY / Scripps Howard News Service | October 24, 2009
Mitch Albom has seen plenty of extremely large men, which isn't surprising after a quarter century as one of America's top sports writers. But he wasn't ready for the giant who met him outside the Pilgrim Church's dilapidated Gothic sanctuary near downtown Detroit. The Rev. Henry Covington was as tall as a basketball player, but weighed 400 pounds or more. "His body seemed to unroll in layers, a broad slab of a chest cascading into a huge belly that hung like a pillow over the belt of his pants.
NEWS
May 25, 2009
More than 300 American flags that will line Rest Haven's "Avenue of Flags," according to Rest Haven's Web site. Each has been donated by the family of a veteran buried in the cemetery. The cemetery offered a commemoration with a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace. " Local trumpeters played echo taps. The Appalachian Wind Quintet was scheduled to perform a concert of classic patriotic music.
NEWS
June 18, 2007
Twenty-two students graduated May 23 from Broadfording Christian Academy. Each graduate received a certificate listing his or her academic achievements and a recognition pin, according to an academy press release. Several awards were presented at the ceremony. Lynn Marie Economos received the Academic Achievement Award for the 2006-07 school year. Sierra Renee Litten received the Robin Angle Award, which is given to the "all-around senior," and the Longmeadow Merchants Association Citizenship Savings Bond.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 14, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A scaled-back Shepherdstown Film Festival starts Friday at the Shepherdstown Opera House. It is the third year the Shepherdstown Film Society and the Shepherdstown Opera House have collaborated on the film festival, which aims to bring "good movies" to Shepherdstown, says organizer and film society founder Lisa Welch. Three films - "The Namesake," "Amazing Grace" and "Avenue Montaigne" - will be screened in four days, Friday through Monday, June 18. "Amazing Grace" (2006)
NEWS
by DARCY SHULL | March 6, 2007
Review Picture this: You are in church. As everyone stands for the next hymn, you recognize the song in just a few notes from the organ, and you all begin to sing "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. " Sure, you've known that song practically your whole life. But do you know who wrote it? Or what it means? I bet not. The song is now the theme of the movie "Amazing Grace," which tells a story of one man's life and his fight for the abolition of the British slave trade in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
NEWS
by DARCY SHULL | September 12, 2006
Review Grace "Ace" Kincaid has got it all - fame, good looks and lots of money. The almost-16-year-old tennis superstar even has her own cosmetics line. She's got the life every girl wants. But what happens when America's "it" girl doesn't want to be it anymore? In "Amazing Grace," Grace decides that she wants to be free of the pressure of being a celebrity, tired of being stalked by the media and able to eat whatever she wants to. The day before the U.S. Open, her mother, her lawyer and an undercover FBI agent named Ada whisk her away to a quiet Alaskan town (population 813)
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | May 2, 2006
Grace and Russell Snively shared a passion for helping others. The walls of the Pennsylvania Avenue home they shared are lined with letters, certificates and plaques of recognition as proof. Even after Russell's death 10 years ago, Grace carried on their tradition of volunteering and at age 92 the accolades continue to roll in. Her latest recognition - the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame - came as a complete surprise to Snively. Although unable to attend the March 9 ceremony in Annapolis because she had had a recent heart catheterization, Dee Mayberry, legislation/policy chair of the Maryland Commission for Women, personally delivered the governor's proclamation and silver bowl that Snively was awarded.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | January 13, 2006
koelble@herald-mail.com After winning three games last season, St. James matched that output for the current campaign inside of one week with a 64-44 victory over Grace Academy on Thursday night, its fifth win in eight games. It was the second win in 24 hours for the Saints, who were a bit lethargic after an emotional double-overtime victory over Maret School on Wednesday. "We were tired, a little worn down," said St. James coach Mike Brooks. Shannon Strange, who scored 34 points and suffered ankle and toe injuries against Maret, withstood the pain and led the Saints with 16 points and seven assists.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | October 1, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN CASA Inc. of Washington County had to cancel a Friday night candlelight vigil scheduled to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month because its insurance company wouldn't cover the event, saying it has had problems in the past with "irate husbands showing up" at such gatherings, CASA Executive Director Viki Sadehvandi said Friday. The Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA) vigil was to be in Hagerstown's Public Square on Friday at 7:30 p.m., featuring speakers, including county, city and state representatives and a victim, Sadehvandi said.
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