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August 1, 2000
Clear Spring carnival is still a family affair By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer CLEAR SPRING - Jake Troupe remembers selling Cokes for a nickel and homemade french fries for a dime. He remembers when jousting drew big crowds. Troupe marveled at Patsy Cline's on-stage talent before the Winchester, Va., native soared to country music stardom. continued The 80-year-old Clear Spring resident has played a role in every Clear Spring Fire Co. carnival since the event was first held more than 60 years ago. This year's carnival started Monday and runs through Saturday.
September 24, 2002
VALDOSTA, Ga. - It took R&R Trim two tries, but it got it right for a third time. R&R Trim bounced back in the second game of the championship final to score a 25-8 victory over Deluxe Bakery of Trenton, N.J., to win the ASA Class B national championship on Sunday. It was R&R Trim's third national title in seven years. R&R advanced through the tournament field undefeated through seven games until it reached the finals. Deluxe Bakery, the losers' bracket champions, knocked off the Hagerstown team 30-26 to force the winner-take-all game.
March 29, 2011
Downtown Brunswick merchants will participate in a cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. There will be cookie tastings at 12 or more businesses during the designated hours, including: Brunswick Hardware, Beans in the Belfry, Past & Present Antiques, Pixie Dust, Wendy's Knit Shop, Headquarters Barber Shop, Bella Vita Designs, El Sloppy Tacos, Sundance Art & Frame, and A Better Choice Bakery & Market. Customers are invited to come to every store, enjoy a homemade cookie sample (featuring specialty gluten/dairy-free varieties as well as traditional)
July 27, 2008
Name of business: Stop Buy 'N See Owners: Reginald and Elsie Martin Address: 21170 Millers Church Road, north of Leitersburg; also at Hagerstown City Farmers Market and Pennsylvania Dutch Market seasonally Opening date: Oct. 4, 2007 Products and services: Flowers at Pennsylvania Dutch Market; baked goods, flowers and fresh tomatoes, May through July; and the service of making baked goods with a customer's recipe....
By KEVIN G. GILBERT | March 31, 2011
The Blue Goose Fruit Market and Bakery is expected to open late this summer at the site of the former Hepburn Orchards fruit market in Hancock. The Hepburn family closed the market in early 2010, and it was purchased at aucton in August by Randy and Penny Pittman. Penny Pittman said Thursday they are constructing a new building on top of the old one. She said the new market “will sell all the same things as before” including fresh fruits, nuts and baked goods. Ice cream is also being added to the product line.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 9, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Two Shepherdstown landmarks -- the Opera House movie theater and the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery -- are for sale. Owners Rusty and Pam Berry said when the businesses are sold, they plan to move to Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes and try a new, as yet undecided, venture. They bought a house and 50 acres on the island, setting of the novel "Anne of Green Gables. " The theater at 131 W. German St., which specializes in independent and foreign films, has been one of Shepherdstown's most popular attractions from the day it opened in 1992.
April 8, 2010
AUG. 31, 1930-APRIL 6, 2010 John Oliver Snyder Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, April 6, 2010, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown. Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late John Jacob and Helen Viola (Rudisill) Snyder. He was the husband of the late Margaret Louise (Deal) Snyder, who died March 22, 1997. John graduated from North High School, Hagerstown, class of 1949. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a salesman for Manbeck's Bakery, Strohman's Bakery, and the Wholesome Bakery.
April 9, 2008
The Grace Academy Missions Team held an Easter Outreach for the community on March 15 at the academy. The Missions Team did face painting, had an Easter egg hunt, carnival games and a puppet show by The Hagers-town Bible Church's puppet ministry. In addition, Sunshine the Clown put on a show and made balloon animals and hats for the children. The Missions Team served ice cream donated by Breyers Good Humor, baked goods donated by Sanders Cookie Jar bakery and drinks donated by McDonald's restaurant.
April 29, 2002
Owner: Susan Whitacre. Address: 19 W. Antietam St., Hagerstown. Opening date: April 1. Products and services: Breakfast sandwiches, subs, soups, salad, drinks, snacks, plus. Market area: Downtown Hagerstown. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I worked food service for most of my adult life. It's been a dream for over 20 years to own my own business. " Previous business experience: "I've worked for several of the major pizza chains, and was employed at Sheetz as a shift manager until becoming general manager at Hot Sam Pretzel Bakery a little over a year ago. " Number of employees: Three.
By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | August 10, 2010
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at Church members respond to Clear Spring fire The congregation at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church went to the scene of the downtown Clear Spring fire after the Sunday Service on Aug. 1 and held a prayer service. Apparently, the church's pastor had been out of town when the fire occurred and returned home late that Saturday evening. Church officials called the fire chief at 9:30 that Saturday evening to alert the fire company about what they wanted to do. As the fire company is known to do, the firefighters responded promptly.
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