September 21, 2012
Permanent seating at City Park band shell discussed The city of Hagerstown is considering installing permanent seating at the Peter Buys Band Shell at City Park. City Engineer Rodney Tissue presented initial plans Tuesday to the Hagerstown City Council, saying a permanent seating option at the band shell would be a nice addition to the park. “Basically, they would be a series of concrete bands with wooden benches sitting on top of them,” he said. “This would hold maybe 200 patrons of the band shell.” The green wooden benches there now have the capacity for about 300 to 400 people, Tissue said.
July 26, 2012
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, (across from the South End Shopping Center) will hold an indoor yard sale Saturday, Aug. 11, from 7 a.m. to noon. The yard sale will be held inside the church. Seasonal items, kitchen items, CDs, electronics, video games, puzzles, toys and books will be available for purchase. The event will be held rain or shine. National Night Out National Night Out will be held at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport on Tuesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. The event is held to heighten crime and drug prevention awarenes.
July 19, 2012
Students and spouses of students of South Hagerstown High School Class of 1961 are invited to lunch at Next Dimensions restaurant on Old National Pike in Hagerstown. The reunion lunch is planned Wednesday, July 25, starting at 11 a.m. All students from the Class of 1961 and their spouses are invited. For more information, call Sandy Norcross at 301-223-9574 or Joe Zmerly at 301-663-3484. Back-to-school event planned at Valley Mall Aback-to-schoolchildren's fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Mall.
July 15, 2012
The Music by the Lake summer concert series continues Saturday with Stoney Creek bluegrass band playing at the Hagerstown City Park band shell, starting at 7 p.m. The band features guitarist Ed Barney, banjo player Darrell Sanders and Libby Files, bass player. The concert on July 28 features Bill Emerson and Sweet Drive with three vocalists who each contribute lead and harmony. The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform contemporary bluegrass music at the final concert on Aug. 4. The concerts are sponsored by the city of Hagerstown, Washington County Arts Council and Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
June 26, 2012
1. Memories and music The New Horizons Band of Hagerstown conducted by Dave McCandless, pictured, performs a musical tribute to longtime local band director Peter Buys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. City Park at the Peter Buys band shell, 501 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Free. 2. Taking them Higher Higher Hands will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at western border of Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain location is Ice House.
May 2, 2012
Washington County Public Schools will present the Swingin' in the Park Jazz Festival at the band shell in Hagerstown City Park on Saturday. The event will be in conjunction with the Scout's Founders Day Camporee. Local school jazz bands will perform music for the public in a celebration of jazz. The annual event is coordinated by Gary Rupert of Smithsburg High School and is free to the public. The event started in 1998 to showcase the county's middle and high school jazz bands.
April 29, 2012
Pageant director thanks all who helped To the editor: As executive of Smithsburg's 2012 inaugural scholarship pageant, I am thrilled to report this event was a stunning success, thanks to the support and participation of so many members of this generous community. My sincere thanks go to Andrew, Janice, Diana, Wayne, Kara and Brynn, who believed in and supported this event from its infancy. A very special “thank you” goes to Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department for serving as hosts for the pageant (April 7)
August 26, 2011
Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship , today, Wendy & the Boys will present gospel music from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; a silent auction begins at 10 a.m. with live bidding starting at 11 a.m. Call 301-791-5432. City Park band shell , By Faith Ministries and Harry Ryan will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
August 25, 2011
A concert featuring the Hagerstown Municipal Band “Big Band,” under the direction of Joel Guyton, will be held Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Hagerstown City Park's band shell. The musical group will perform a variety of oldies and newer songs with the traditional big band sound. For more information, go to www.hagerstownband.org . Day care program The Parents' Day Out program at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., is still accepting registration for those ages 1 to 5 for fall classes that start Thursday, Sept.