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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | July 27, 2013
When Dale Deyoung was in her late teens, she listened mostly to bluegrass and folk music on vinyl records. Then, she “moved on to other things,” she said. On Saturday, when the 52-year-old Baltimore resident headed out for a bike ride along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath in Hancock with friends and family, she unwittingly rolled back to her bluegrass roots. About a dozen area bluegrass musicians - or “pickers,” as they are known - had gathered on the porch of the historic Bowles House on the banks of the canal flatpicking and stacking harmonies at a free, old-style Bluegrass Porch Pickin'.
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NEWS
March 10, 2008
Habitat for Humanity's 15th annual Dinner and Auction will be Saturday, April 12, at 5 p.m. with a "sneak preview" at 4 p.m at the ARCC at Hagerstown Community College. Among hundreds of other auction items, you can bid on having your name in a Nora Roberts novel. Two other unique items: · A children's playhouse. The playhouse was built at Lowe's on Wesel Boulevard in classes for women. Lowe's provided the classes for free in conjunction with Habitat's Women Build program.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013
1. Civil War-themed movies Two Civil War-themed movies, “Fields of Freedom” and Maryland Public Television's “Heart of the Civil War,” will be shown. “Fields of Freedom” Producer Robert Monahan will lead a Q&A session following the film. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Bridge of Life Center theater, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Go to www.bridgeoflife.org .   2. Local filmmakers hold debut In “Blind Circumstance,” violence-prone Ben seeks short-term fixes to his problems instead of long-term solutions, leading to one bad decision after another.
NEWS
June 22, 2012
Cruise-in/car show The event will include a car corral, flea market, Model T driving lessons, food and bake sale. Dash plaques to the first 75 vehicles registered. Sponsored by Mason Dixon Region Automobile Club. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $8 registration; $8 per car corral space. Proceeds will support the transportation museum at the ag center. To register or for information, call 717-267-0549 or register at 10 a.m. the day of the show.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | September 11, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com The 16th annual fall session of the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival will bring music to Shepherdstown, W.Va., this weekend. In case you're wondering, a dulcimer is an instrument in which metal strings are stretched across a flat, trapezoid-shaped box. The strings are struck with wooden mallets. All kinds of music will be explored and performed during the festival. It begins with a student open mic session Friday evening and continues through early Sunday afternoon with student performances and an informal jam session on the lawn at McMurran Hall.
NEWS
May 29, 2010
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, Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m., in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The Country Current is a seven-member country-bluegrass ensemble originally formed in 1973. The group is under the direction of banjo instrumentalist Chief Musician Keith M. Arneson. In support of Navy recruiting, the group tours the United States each year, and has performed at many venues alongside a number of country artists, including Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, David Ball and Boots Randolph.
NEWS
July 18, 2011
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. The show, originally scheduled for June 1 but canceled due to thunderstorms, was rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert series, call 301-790-2800, ext. 262, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-friends . To learn more about the band, go to www.navyband.navy.mil/country_current.shtml . The Country Current is a seven-member country-bluegrass ensemble originally formed in 1973 under the leadership of banjo player Bill Emerson.
NEWS
August 23, 2000
Crocker Nye Road Band to kick off C&O Canal Days Crocker Nye Road Band will kick off Williamsport's C&O Canal Days with a performance Friday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Who is Crocker Nye? "It's just a name," said Peter Wright, harmonica player. "It's just the name I use whenever I need a band," he explained. Wright found the band he needed to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the C&O Canal at the Thursday-night picking sessions at Woodmen of the World in Fairplay.
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