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May 14, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will be performing in Williamsport's Byron Memorial Park on Sunday, June 1, at 7 p.m. Recordings of popular quartets in the early decades of the 20th century form the heart of barbershop music as it is known today, a style that still delights the performer as well as the listener. Please bring a chair and arrive early to the event which is free, sponsored by the Town of Williamsport.
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By JANET HEIM | February 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Howard Nicholas doesn't like silence. He's much happier when the radio is on - tuned to the sound of Big Bands or "golden oldies" - or he's making music himself. Nicholas, 81, grew up with the sounds of barbershop music. His older brother sang in a quartet, then Nicholas joined a barbershop quartet when he was 9. Two of Nicholas' four sisters married singers of the quartet he sang in as a young man. For 62 years, Nicholas has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
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By JANET HEIM | February 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Howard Nicholas doesn't like silence. He's much happier when the radio is on - tuned to the sound of Big Bands or "golden oldies" - or he's making music himself. Nicholas, 81, grew up with the sounds of barbershop music. His older brother sang in a quartet, then Nicholas joined a barbershop quartet when he was 9. Two of Nicholas' four sisters married singers of the quartet he sang in as a young man. For 62 years, Nicholas has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A 59-year-old barber was shot in the shoulder and hand, and another man was shot in the leg in an encounter with a third man Sunday night in downtown Martinsburg, police said. Both victims' wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, according to a news release from Martinsburg Police Department Detective Sgt. G.B. Swartwood. Troy R. Devane, of 114 W. Burke St., was taken to City Hospital for a gunshot wound to his right shoulder and hand, then taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., police said.
NEWS
October 9, 2006
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host a Centenarian Luncheon in honor of all individuals in the county who are or will be 100 years of age or older this year. The event will include a luncheon provided by some of Hagerstown's best restaurants, barbershop chorus entertainment, individual recognition of honorees and a photo session. Each honoree will receive a gift bag and a personalized memory book. Individual birthday greetings from Gov. Robert Ehrlich and President Bush will be distributed and the deputy director of the Maryland Office on Aging will be in attendance.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 12, 2005
HAGERSTOWN andrews@herald-mail.com The owners of an East Washington Street salon and barber shop plan to buy a building across the street and expand their business. The building Daryl and Cynthia Morris are buying, at the corner of North Mulberry Street, has seven apartments and three commercial units. Daryl Morris said a storefront on the Mulberry Street side would become a laundromat. Morris said he and his wife bought 201-203 E. Washington St. four years ago and opened New Beginning Salon & Barber Shop on Jan. 1. Now, they'll move the shop into 200-202 E. Washington St., doubling the number of salon booths, Morris said.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | January 16, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A fire Saturday morning has at least temporarily closed a barbershop on the edge of downtown Hagerstown, said Battalion Chief Kyd Dieterich of the Hagerstown Fire Department. Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Tim Wolford said Saturday night that police were investigating a reported pistol-whipping and possible shots fired at the barbershop owner's residence in the 900 block of West Washington Street at 10:02 p.m. Friday. Wolford said that investigation was ongoing and he could not reveal further details as of 9 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
January 2, 2005
John Thomson of Williamsport recently was elected president of the Mason Dixon Chorus. Thomson has been a member of the chorus for 18 years, and has 45 years of experience singing four-part harmony. He has held several offices on the executive board of the local chapter. He will be installed as president at the Mason Dixon Chorus' Jan. 10 installation dinner at the Four Points Sheraton. Other officers to be installed include Ron Jones, Chambersburg, Pa., immediate past president; Tracy Cline, Sharpsburg, secretary; Jim Failor, Hagerstown, treasurer; Howard Nicholas, Hagerstown, vice president of chapter development; and Art Lebo, vice president of music and performance.
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