January 7, 1999
The pigs wearing tutus were easy, but the others are giving me fits. That's part of a frustrating problem that confronts me at the start of every year: what to do with last year's calendars. They're too nice to throw away, or even recycle. [cont. from lifestyle ] Most of them were gifts from thoughtful people who chose gorgeous photographs of things I love, such as wildflowers, songbirds or landscapes. There are some exceptions, like the pig calendar with cutesy, spanking clean piglets in tutus, evening gowns or fur stoles, lolling around eating chocolates.
March 28, 2011
Pa. man in stable condition after accidentally shooting self WARFORDSBURG, Pa. — A Warfordsburg-area man was in stable condition at Meritus Medical Center Sunday night after he accidentally shot himself when he tripped and fell, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Michael Frederick Shives Jr., 20, was walking in a field near his home in the 500 block of East Pittman Road around 11:50 a.m. Thursday when he stepped in a hole and tripped, Trooper Garry Ford said Sunday.
March 19, 2009
Today, March 19 The Alley Cats Blues Band 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 301-745-6648. Back Porch Remedy Acoustic rock trio, 8 p.m., Tari's Cafe, 33 N. Washington St. Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 304-258-1196. Friday, March 20 JaBoBuJa Blues party, 6 to 9 p.m., Peach Pub, 43 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 240-625-9491. Dangerous Poets Blues, 8 p.m., Unique Bar & Grill, 13314 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 717-794-2565.
August 13, 2009
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND HAGERSTOWN CINEMA 10 20135 Leitersburg Pike301-797-6454 HAGERSTOWN CINEMA 10 20135 Leitersburg Pike301-797-6454 Aliens in the Attic (PG) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:05, 3:05, 5:05 p.m. District 9 (R) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:45, 3:15, 6:50, 9:30 p.m. Funny People (R) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:45, 3:35, 6:30, 9:20 p.m. G-Force (PG)
May 6, 2003
"From Maugansville Little League. What a disappointment. I have been involved with baseball for 12 years and I have never seen such a lack of respect for adults and players. I was shocked when I heard the umpire yell 'shut up' to an adult spectator. I can't believe a coach would yell out to the batter to slice the head off of another player on the opposing team. Where does this disrespect for others end? This sport is supposed to be a fun and educational experience. I believe that the Maugansville Little League is promoting disrespect for others and whomever allows this to happen needs to re-evaluate their ideals.
June 11, 1997
Firefighters took only about 10 minutes to douse flames in the third floor attic of a Hagerstown home Tuesday afternoon, fire department officials said. The 5:15 p.m. fire was confined to the attic of the 109 Fairground Ave. house, said fire department Battalion Chief Ron Horn. The fire caused heavy damage to the attic and its contents in the house owned by John Henry Strite II, of Hagerstown, said City Fire Marshal Tom Brown. The cause was under investigation, he said.
December 13, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- In the midst of constant rain, Franklin County firefighters were able to quickly contain an attic fire Sunday in Chambersburg. The fire started in the attic of a home at 711 Hillcrest Ave., near Franklin Street in Chambersburg, said Deputy Fire Chief Steve Himes, of the Franklin Fire Co. Himes said the kitchen of the detached single-family home was destroyed, rendering the house uninhabitable. Firefighters from numerous departments responded to the 11:44 a.m. call and were able to contain the fire within about 10 minutes.
January 31, 2009
Q: My husband's son from his first marriage is coming to live with us for a few months. The only spare bedroom is in the attic, which has slanted walls and not much headroom. In fact, the only place to put the bed is in the middle of the room. Will that be OK? A: As you have no other choice, yes, of course, it's OK. Center the bed in the tallest part of the attic, and anchor it with nightstands or tables with lamps on both sides. An area rug under the bed and a chest at its foot also will focus the space and take the onus off the low, slanting walls.
August 23, 2008
Nearly 60 firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a two-alarm attic fire at 850 Northern Ave. The fire call came in at 1:36 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers. When Long Meadow firefighters arrived on the scene, a second alarm was called. No injuries had been reported and no one had been taken from the scene as of Friday at 3 p.m., dispatchers said. As of 3:50 p.m., four buses to North Hagerstown High School had yet to reach the school to pick up students because of fire equipment blocking nearby streets, said Richard Wright, public information director for Washington County Public Schools.
May 10, 2005
The sixth annual Treasure Sale, sponsored by the Singer Society to benefit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12. It's not too early to donate 2005 tax-deductible items to the sale. Call the museum at 301-739-5727 to make arrangements for pick-up at your home if you are unable to deliver items directly to the museum. The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser.