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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | November 8, 2011
Tanner Graham, 14, of Clear Spring took first place in the Sept. 17 banjo contest sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club at Canal-Apple Days. Tanner also took second place for his banjo skills in a bluegrass competition Oct. 16 at the Myersville, Md., Trolley Festival. Tanner has played the banjo for almost three years. He would like to thank his aunt, Virginia Drury, for giving him his banjo, and the Hancock Lions Club and Myersville festival for giving him the opportunity to perform.
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By MARLO BARNHART | June 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A phone caller at the Wunderlich residence recently asked Hagerstown banjo maker George Wunderlich to attend a dinner in Baltimore on June 11. "I kept telling them I was busy and wouldn't be able to come," Wunderlich said Thursday. He changed his mind after the caller spilled the beans and told him he was to be honored at the dinner. He has been named one of three winners of a prestigious ALTA award for achievement through Maryland Traditions, a cooperative program of the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Arts Council, which celebrates folk life and living traditions in Maryland.
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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2012
 For many 21st-century Americans, mention the banjo and the image that often comes to mind is a white man in overalls playing bluegrass or a similar style of music. But George Wunderlich, executive director at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, said that image isn't an accurate depiction of the original instrument. Wunderlich, who is also a banjo aficionado, said the style of banjo music from the Civil-War era will ring through the grounds of the Pry House Field Hospital on Antietam National Battlefield, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, during a banjo concert.
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October 23, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Alaska man told Martinsburg City Police on Thursday that a large man broke down a set of doors to the Martinsburg Train Station while helping him retrieve a banjo and backpack locked inside. Eric Matthew Chadwell, 23, of Juneau, was arrested at about 10 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Queen and King streets, according to Detective George Swartwood. He was charged with trespassing and destruction of property and later released on $734 bond.
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October 27, 2006
The public is invited to a special concert of early banjo music at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. The concert on the lawn is sponsored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The concert will feature Civil War and antebellum-era music performed in the correct period style on reproduction and original banjos. The gates to the property will open at 7 p.m. and close with the first performer promptly at 8 p.m. Admission costs $5 for anyone 16 or older.
NEWS
January 20, 2005
Doreen Davis of Hagerstown takes her canine friend, Banjo, out for a walk Wednesday in the first measurable snow of the season. More snow is expected over the weekend.
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By ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN / Scripps Howard News Service | January 3, 2009
Trivia question: What was the original name of the grandfather clock? Give up? Back in the 17th century, it was called the tall case clock. Not until 1875, when a song titled "My Grandfather's Clock" became popular, did the current name take over. Here's another question. What is different about the Roman numeral VI on all but the most recent grandfather clocks? Tick, tock, tick, tock ... OK, time's up. The answer is that the VI on the older clocks is placed upside down. One more question.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | Crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
Ashley Campbell just calls him dad. But to millions, Glen Campbell has been called musical genius, Beach Boy, TV variety host and occasional actor. Ashley Campbell, 25, the daughter of Glen Campbell and his fourth wife, Kimberly, has been sharing the stage with her famous father as well as her older brothers Cal and Shannon in what can only be called a bittersweet tour.   Glen Campbell, 76, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. The Campbell clan will make a stop on their father's "The Goodbye Tour" Saturday, Oct. 27, at the H. Ric Luhrs Center Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University.
NEWS
October 30, 2008
Smell my feet Trick or treat! Depending on where you live, the kids might be in your neighborhood asking for treats on Friday, Oct. 31, or they might be out tonight. Costumes on parade If you're not paraded out, the Mercersburg (Pa.) Halloween Parade down Main Street begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Banjos: From the beginning There's more to banjo music than that catchy tune from "Deliverance. " "The Birth of the Banjo" at Weinberg Center for the Arts on Saturday blends history, banjo-pickin' and humor.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 17, 2009
Doubts about Ernie Bradley's musical passion died when he told the story about how he traded $800 and his neck for better bluegrass. By neck, he was talking is the the fretboard of his gold-plated banjo. Bradley, a local bluegrass teacher, swapped parts with famous bluegrass man Walter Hensley. "He wanted the neck off my banjo so he could put his name in here, so he could inlay it," Bradley said, caressing the neck of his current banjo. "So I traded my neck and $800 for this neck.
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November 1, 2012
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | Crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
Ashley Campbell just calls him dad. But to millions, Glen Campbell has been called musical genius, Beach Boy, TV variety host and occasional actor. Ashley Campbell, 25, the daughter of Glen Campbell and his fourth wife, Kimberly, has been sharing the stage with her famous father as well as her older brothers Cal and Shannon in what can only be called a bittersweet tour.   Glen Campbell, 76, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. The Campbell clan will make a stop on their father's "The Goodbye Tour" Saturday, Oct. 27, at the H. Ric Luhrs Center Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University.
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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2012
 For many 21st-century Americans, mention the banjo and the image that often comes to mind is a white man in overalls playing bluegrass or a similar style of music. But George Wunderlich, executive director at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, said that image isn't an accurate depiction of the original instrument. Wunderlich, who is also a banjo aficionado, said the style of banjo music from the Civil-War era will ring through the grounds of the Pry House Field Hospital on Antietam National Battlefield, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, during a banjo concert.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
During the weekdays, Steve Harris of Martinsburg, W.Va., is at the helm of his residential commercial contracting company. But many weeknights and most weekends, the 42-year-old can be found strumming away on his guitar as part of the band Circa Blue. Founded by Harris nearly two years ago, Circa Blue has been making the musical circuits, playing gigs and entertaining listeners with their distinctive style of music. “We're a progressive bluegrass band,” Harris said during a telephone interview from Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | November 8, 2011
Tanner Graham, 14, of Clear Spring took first place in the Sept. 17 banjo contest sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club at Canal-Apple Days. Tanner also took second place for his banjo skills in a bluegrass competition Oct. 16 at the Myersville, Md., Trolley Festival. Tanner has played the banjo for almost three years. He would like to thank his aunt, Virginia Drury, for giving him his banjo, and the Hancock Lions Club and Myersville festival for giving him the opportunity to perform.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | November 17, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Clear Spring High FBLA plans dodgeball tourney Clear Spring High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament in the high school gym Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Since this is their first year for the tournament, the organizers are only allowing teams to be comprised of players from within the high school. Admission costs $2. There will be a concession stand available.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 17, 2009
Doubts about Ernie Bradley's musical passion died when he told the story about how he traded $800 and his neck for better bluegrass. By neck, he was talking is the the fretboard of his gold-plated banjo. Bradley, a local bluegrass teacher, swapped parts with famous bluegrass man Walter Hensley. "He wanted the neck off my banjo so he could put his name in here, so he could inlay it," Bradley said, caressing the neck of his current banjo. "So I traded my neck and $800 for this neck.
NEWS
July 17, 2009
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Country Current as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series Sunday, Aug. 16, at 4 p.m., in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The band is a seven-member country-bluegrass ensemble originally formed in 1973 under the leadership of banjo player Bill Emerson. The group is now under the direction of banjo instrumentalist Chief Musician Keith M. Arneson. For more information, contact Lisa Stewart, HCC Coordinator, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or by e-mail at stewartl@hagerstowncc.
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By ABIGAIL YEAGER | July 16, 2009
For Mike McDonald, good music comes from good relationships among band members. "I've played in a lot of bands through the years, and not all of the band members saw things the same way," said McDonald, mandolin player for bluegrass band Hickory Ridge. "We're all on the same page, which helps. " Hickory Ridge will be play Saturday, July 18 in City Park as part of the Music by the Lake series, which is a summer concert series featuring local bluegrass musicians. McDonald said Hickory Ridge members get along well, and it shows in their productivity.
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By MARLO BARNHART | June 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A phone caller at the Wunderlich residence recently asked Hagerstown banjo maker George Wunderlich to attend a dinner in Baltimore on June 11. "I kept telling them I was busy and wouldn't be able to come," Wunderlich said Thursday. He changed his mind after the caller spilled the beans and told him he was to be honored at the dinner. He has been named one of three winners of a prestigious ALTA award for achievement through Maryland Traditions, a cooperative program of the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Arts Council, which celebrates folk life and living traditions in Maryland.
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