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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | June 29, 2012
Dance the night away while supporting the For Our Kids' Sake effort to raise funds for the annual bus trip to an area amusement park. This summer the trip will be to Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.  The Flamingo Disco will be held at Elks Lodge 278 at 326 N. Jonathan St. Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with DJ Tracy Gardner of Atlanta, Ga., on hand to help support the trip for area children. The cover charge is $5.  Wind down Friday Bridge of Life Church, at 14 S. Potomac St., will hold a Wind Down Friday event today, starting at 6 p.m. There will be music and an art exhibit on South Potomac Street, which will include work from members of the community.
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By MARIE GILBERT | May 22, 2010
CASCADE -- On nights when the amusement park at Pen Mar was filled to capacity, Zeno Foster escaped from the crowds and the noise by sitting next to the dance pavilion and listening to the music. It was soothing, even to a young boy in knee breeches, he said. He would listen to the shoes sliding across the floor and watch the couples gracefully sweep by. The memories of those summer nights are as vivid as if they were yesterday, Foster said. Trips to Pen Mar were an almost-weekly family event -- an escape from the hot asphalt of Baltimore, where the heat could be stifling, he said.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | November 5, 2009
Amusement park rides. Cheap trinkets. Sunset colors filtering through trees. "Made in Japan. " Pennsylvania-born artist Don Joint will discuss how these images from his childhood inspire his art during a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 8, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. An exhibit of Joint's collages opens this weekend and runs through Jan. 10. He took a few moments from hanging his show this week to discuss his art. "My work has always derived from looking at things from my childhood," he said.
NEWS
June 1, 2009
Each year for more than 20 years, the Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, has sponsored a benefit card party and luncheon, with proceeds and a donation from the Women's Club given to a local charity. Past recipients have included the Community Free Clinic, Hagerstown Day Nursery, Children In Need and For Our Kids' Sake trip to an amusement park. This year, the club responded to the financial needs of Holly Place, the facility on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown that provides assisted- living services for low-income clients.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 28, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com There's something for everyone during Everybody's Day at Pen Mar Park in Cascade. The scenic park in the northeast corner of Washington County will be filled with big band-era ballroom music, children's activities and classic cars during the annual celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. The free event is a highlight of the park's summer concert series, which runs rain or shine from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays...
LIFESTYLE
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | July 1, 2011
Every summer, three busloads of children, parents and chaperones depart from Hagerstown for a day of adventure at an amusement park. For many of the children, this trip to the amusement park is one of the only times all summer that they will leave the Hagerstown area. The annual summer trip is called For Our Kids' Sake and is currently coordinated by sisters Clara Broadus and Dorothy Bell. Last year they took more than 175 children and parents to Paramount King's Dominion in Virginia, and they will return to the park this year.
NEWS
August 24, 1997
By KAREN MASTERSON Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG - The Franklin County Fair suffered two blows for this year's week-long event: rain on Wednesday and dry sunshine throughout most of the spring and summer. "Entries were down this year because of the drought," said Dick Ernst, vice president of the Franklin County Fair, a nonprofit organization that runs the fair every year. He said the drought and a drenching rain on Wednesday prevented this year's turnout form matching the crowd of 38,000 that visited the fair in 1996.
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by HIRA ZEB | August 16, 2005
Fall is almost here, and I can taste the crisp fresh air just around the corner, biding its time before springing on us, bringing an end to our temporary period of bliss, otherwise known as summer. Time is running out to relax and enjoy the summer. I decided to find out what activities teens want to do before school starts next week. What's happening? I went to Valley Mall to find friendly-looking teens who would give me a few minutes of their time. I headed toward the Food Court, where, sure enough, groups of friends were snacking.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
On Saturday, Aug. 4, sweltering temperatures didn't deter Hagerstown youths who were looking forward to riding the waves at Kings Dominion, the amusement park near Richmond, Va. It was all part of the annual For Our Kids Sake trip, organized each year by Dot Bell and Clara Broadus. Bell said there were three buses and two cars following the bus this year. She said the day started with a continental breakfast, compliments of Krumpe's Do-Nut Shop on Maryland Avenue. Children also received cookies from Sanders Cookie Jar on Pennsylvania Avenue, and B.P. Lesky Distributors on Western Maryland Parkway provided water to keep cool in the heat.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 2, 2002
While the Aug. 10 For Our Kids Sake bus trip to Paramount's Kings Dominion is more than a week away, Clara Broadus is already watching the skies and checking the weather forecasts. Last year's trip was delayed by rain, Broadus said. The bus company rescheduled for the following Saturday and Six Flags Park in New Jersey honored the prepurchased tickets, she said. This summer, four buses are lined up to carry the youngsters to the amusement park. Now Broadus and co-organizer Dot Bell need to collect a little more money to prepurchase all of the tickets.
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By BOB PARASILITI | August 26, 2012
We sports fans are a species of bottom-line thinkers. Everything comes down to two things: Winning and losing. We thump our chests and talk trash when our team wins. We get offensively defensive when our team loses. We are like a dog staring at a television set. We twist our heads and fixate on the images in front of us. Right now, it's because of football. And football fans may be the worst of the subspecies. They sit and scream at that TV, discuss and analyze every play, while trying to decide how a run up the middle will impact the season.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | June 29, 2012
Dance the night away while supporting the For Our Kids' Sake effort to raise funds for the annual bus trip to an area amusement park. This summer the trip will be to Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.  The Flamingo Disco will be held at Elks Lodge 278 at 326 N. Jonathan St. Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with DJ Tracy Gardner of Atlanta, Ga., on hand to help support the trip for area children. The cover charge is $5.  Wind down Friday Bridge of Life Church, at 14 S. Potomac St., will hold a Wind Down Friday event today, starting at 6 p.m. There will be music and an art exhibit on South Potomac Street, which will include work from members of the community.
LIFESTYLE
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | July 1, 2011
Every summer, three busloads of children, parents and chaperones depart from Hagerstown for a day of adventure at an amusement park. For many of the children, this trip to the amusement park is one of the only times all summer that they will leave the Hagerstown area. The annual summer trip is called For Our Kids' Sake and is currently coordinated by sisters Clara Broadus and Dorothy Bell. Last year they took more than 175 children and parents to Paramount King's Dominion in Virginia, and they will return to the park this year.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 13, 2010
They got us again. We sit there and say we won't ever be duped again, but it didn't work. It never does. We sports fans proved again how gullible and vulnerable we actually are. On Thursday, LeBron James turned his choice of NBA employment into a telethon event. Hidden in the guise of a fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Clubs was the King's decision to make Miami his next castle and unearth his hometown roots with Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The announcement shocked and upset so many people on so many levels, but none more than we who actually took time to watch it. In the words of Britney Spears, one of the great philosophers of our times -- OOPS, we did it again.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 22, 2010
CASCADE -- On nights when the amusement park at Pen Mar was filled to capacity, Zeno Foster escaped from the crowds and the noise by sitting next to the dance pavilion and listening to the music. It was soothing, even to a young boy in knee breeches, he said. He would listen to the shoes sliding across the floor and watch the couples gracefully sweep by. The memories of those summer nights are as vivid as if they were yesterday, Foster said. Trips to Pen Mar were an almost-weekly family event -- an escape from the hot asphalt of Baltimore, where the heat could be stifling, he said.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | November 5, 2009
Amusement park rides. Cheap trinkets. Sunset colors filtering through trees. "Made in Japan. " Pennsylvania-born artist Don Joint will discuss how these images from his childhood inspire his art during a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 8, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. An exhibit of Joint's collages opens this weekend and runs through Jan. 10. He took a few moments from hanging his show this week to discuss his art. "My work has always derived from looking at things from my childhood," he said.
NEWS
By SARAH WELCH and ALICIA ROCKMORE / getbuttonedup.com | July 3, 2009
Independence Day is cause to celebrate being an American, whether you were born here or emigrated for the promise of a better life. Don't let this Fourth of July pass by without a proper celebration. Sarah on planning ahead: If you wake up on the Fourth wondering what to do, it's probably not going to be too memorable. Take a few minutes this week to plan some activities that will make the day feel special. If you're stumped for ideas, break down the day into four parts: a special morning event (often a parade)
NEWS
June 1, 2009
Each year for more than 20 years, the Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, has sponsored a benefit card party and luncheon, with proceeds and a donation from the Women's Club given to a local charity. Past recipients have included the Community Free Clinic, Hagerstown Day Nursery, Children In Need and For Our Kids' Sake trip to an amusement park. This year, the club responded to the financial needs of Holly Place, the facility on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown that provides assisted- living services for low-income clients.
NEWS
By RACHAEL JOHNSON / Pulse Correspondent | May 19, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Martinsburg North Middle School jazz band, show choir and women's choir all can be called one thing -- winners. The groups traveled to Kutztown, Pa., on May 16 to perform in the Music in the Parks band and choir competitions. Deborah Steranko, managing director of Music in the Parks, said groups performed and were evaluated by judges. Each group received both written and taped comments, she said. Martinsburg North Middle was the only band from West Virginia to perform.
NEWS
November 3, 2007
Let's help save Antietam Creek To the editor: This past Spring I had the opportunity to help Councilman Jeff Cline of Williamsport, the Boy Scout Troop from Williamsport, a lady teacher and numerous other individuals clean up Springfield Run in Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. The day was beautiful to say the least. It was an awesome experience. I enjoyed the whole morning. The main concern was the vegetation that was growing in the creek. We also cleaned out some trash, mainly plastic soda bottles and Styrofoam.
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